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Upper GI bleeding guidance published

NICE has published new recommendations on the management of acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding.

Bleeding in the oesophagus, stomach or duodenum is the most common emergency managed by gastroenterologists in the UK, with at least 50,000 hospital admissions per year.

This latest guidance makes a number of key recommendations, including offering endoscopy to unstable patients with severe acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding immediately after resuscitation.