Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) is one of the most common emergencies encountered by gastroenterologists across the world. Various medical and endoscopic therapies have evolved over time to improve patient outcomes. However, controversy still exists around the optimal time of endoscopy for patients with AUGIB. Recently, several studies have been published to answer this clinical question and we have reviewed one of these articles.
On 13th October 2021, @Gijournal, we discussed the latest high-impact article published to answer this clinical question. We critically appraised, ‘’Timing of endoscopy for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: a territory-wide cohort study’’ which was published in ‘Gut’ on Sep 21 by Cosmos L T Guo et al. This is a brief review of this article and subsequent discussion around it. This session was moderated by Shima Ghavimi, and experts were Cosmos L T Guo, Louis H S Lau, and Rashid N S Lui who were also authors of this paper.
Abbasi A, Ghavimi S, Lau LH, Guo CL, Lui R. Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding–Impact of Timing of Endoscopy on Patient Outcomes: Impact of Timing of Endoscopy on Patient Outcomes. @ Gijournal. 2021 Nov 18;1.