8. Acute Non-Variceal Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: Treatment

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine3,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist4,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine3 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine5
  1. Nicholas Church1 and
  2. Kelvin Palmer2

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch8

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Church, N. and Palmer, K. (2010) Acute Non-Variceal Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: Treatment, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 4

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 5

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Liver and Digestive Disorders, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    Gastroenterology Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403



  • Acute non-variceal gastrointestinal hemorrhage: Treatment;
  • Risk assessment and resuscitation;
  • proton pump inhibitor (PPI);
  • including H2-receptor antagonists (H2-RA);
  • The efficacy of the heater probe and BICAP appear to be comparable with similar low complication rates;
  • Mechanism of action and volume of injection;
  • Comparison of injection and thermal treatments;
  • Combination of injection, thermal and mechanical treatments;
  • Endoscopic therapy for ulcers with adherent blood clot;
  • Elective repeat endoscopic therapy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Risk assessment and resuscitation

  • Specific therapy

  • Drug therapy

  • Endoscopic therapy

  • Conclusions

  • Conclusion

  • Endoscopic therapy: summary

  • References