Achieving Hemostasis and the Risks Associated with Therapy

Nayantara Coelho Prabhu, Louis M. Wong Kee Song

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Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is a common cause for hospitalization. Endoscopic hemostasis plays a central role in the management of lesions with active bleeding or high-risk stigmata for rebleeding. The efficacy and safety of endoscopic hemostasis rely on the identification of lesions suitable for endoscopic therapy, selection of the appropriate hemostatic devices, attention to technique, and prompt recognition and management of procedure-related adverse events. In this article, practical applications of hemostatic devices and pitfalls related to endoscopic hemostasis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-145
Number of pages23
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Clips
  • Endoscopic band ligation
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hemostasis
  • Hemostatic spray
  • Peptic ulcer bleeding
  • Perforation
  • Thermal coagulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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