Management of Acute Upper GI Bleed​

Management of Acute Upper GI Bleed

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About the webinar

With a mortality rate of 2-10%, upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UIB) is a frequent medical emergency. Patients who have been determined to have a very low risk of dying or needing an intervention can be treated as outpatients. Red cell transfusion at a hemoglobin level of 70–80 g/L and intravenous fluids as needed for resuscitation are advised for all other patients. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and the prokinetic drug erythromycin may be delivered when resuscitation is started, with antibiotics and vasoactive medications advised in patients with cirrhosis. Endoscopy should be performed within 24 hours, with early endoscopy being explored in high-risk patients, such as those with hemodynamic instability, following resuscitation. 

About the Speaker

Dr Prithvi Priyadarshini Shivalingaiah photo 200x200


MBBS,MD,DNB DM, Gastroenterology in CMC Hospital Dubai

She completed her MBBS from Bangalore, and MD in General Medicine from KIMS Bangalore. She also completed her DNB in Gastroenterology from Newdelhi and DM in Gastroenterology & Hepatology from M.S Ramaiah Hospital, Bangalore. She is well versed in therapeutic endoscopies including management of acute emergencies like Upper

and Lower Gastrointestinal bleed, Removal of GI foreign bodies in adults and children. Advanced endoscopy procedures like polypectomies, metallic stent placements in colonic and esophageal cancers, Bariatric endoscopic procedures, Insertion of feeding tubes like PEG in comorbid patients also adds on to her expertise. Her clinical expertise is wide which includes Inflammatory Bowel disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Obesity, Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease, Malignancies of Gastrointestinal tract, Hepatitis B and C,Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic Fatty liver Disease, Functional Bowel Diseases, Pancreatic and Gallbladder related disorders. She delivered a talk at Arab Health conference in Dubai, June 2021 on IBD. She has published few original articles, case reports and also has delivered talks in various prestigious