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Gastrointestinal therapy techniques 

Gastrointestinal therapy techniques
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Gastrointestinal therapy techniques
Author(s):

Carl Waldmann

, Andrew Rhodes

, Neil Soni

, and Jonathan Handy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198723561.003.0004
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date: 22 April 2021

This chapter discusses gastrointestinal therapy techniques and includes discussion on insertion of a Sengstaken–Blakemore tube in critical care (discussing aspects of the procedure such as indication, equipment, preparation, insertion, post-insertion, pharmacological measures, complications, follow-up therapy) and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (including presentation, causes, hospital management, clinical approach, resuscitation, initial investigations, endoscopy, endoscopic therapy, medical therapy, and follow-up).

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