upper GI

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upper GI (UGI)

pertaining to the upper gastrointestinal tract, from the esophagus to and including the duodenum. The term is commonly applied to radiographic or fluoroscopic diagnostic views after ingestion of a barium sulfate solution. Normal findings include normal size, contour, patency, filling, positioning, and transmission of barium through the lower esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Also called UGI, upper GI series.

Barium x ray (upper GI)

An x-ray test of the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract (including the esophagus, stomach, and a small portion of the small intestine) after the patient is given a white, chalky barium sulfate solution to drink. This substance coats the upper GI and the x rays reveal any abnormality in the lining of the stomach and the upper GI.
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2) Physicians have long used PPIs to treat upper GI bleeds.
Conclusion: Mostly patients have either normal findings or mild gastritis on upper GI endoscopy.
Methods: In this study, 95 patients were included who underwent early endoscopy with the pre-diagnosis of upper GIS bleeding or endoscopy-colonoscopy with the pre-diagnosis of lower GIS bleeding between 2012 and 2016.
In Sudan, the most common indication for upper GI endoscopy was haematemesis (24%) and portal hypertension (PHT) (21%), while the most common endoscopic findings were oesophageal varices (16%) and gastritis (7%).
Flexible upper GI scope (Olympus) was used to diagnose and treat all cases under local or general anaesthesia.
The famotidine group had more significant upper GI events (13.
Despite its abrupt conclusion, the trial had enrolled and followed enough patients to show that treatment with omeprazole plus clopidogrel and aspirin led to a significant reduction in upper GI bleeding without increasing the rate of cardiovascular disease events, compared with clopidogrel plus aspirin (N Engl J Med.
1-4-7-12-15) However, there is a lack of evidence comparing the risks and benefits of early and late feedings in patients undergoing surgeries for upper GI malignancies.
Background: Upper GI bleeding is one of the most frequently encountered emergencies worldwide.
Initial upper GI endocopy was normal, while admitted, he collapse with abdominal pain and hypotension.
Hence, we firstly report a case with upper GI hemorrhage caused by spontaneousdissectionof the celiac trunk.

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