M. Brian Fennerty, MD, is the editor of Journal Watch Gastroenterology and Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Gastroenterology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.
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Posts Tagged ‘GI bleeding’
M. Brian Fennerty • December 17th, 2009
One of the difficulties we face when performing urgent endoscopy on a patient with upper GI bleeding is to visualize the mucosa and the lesion when blood is still present in the stomach. IV erythromycin can help by evacuating blood from the stomach, but it has become increasingly scarce; we haven’t had any available at [...]
Journal Watch Editors • January 16th, 2009
I love being a gastroenterologist, but I hate being on call. If I could avoid “call,” I probably would never even contemplate retiring. Alas, call may be about to get worse for gastroenterologists, especially in light of new evidence that could curtail the common use of PPIs to prevent GI bleeding in patients taking clopidogrel [...]