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Most Recent Articles For: Upper Gastrointestinal Esophageal Bleeding

Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 3rd, 2012
I. Pathophysiology a. Ulceration and erosion of the mucosa of upper gastrointestinal (GI) organs, including stomach and esophagus, which is indicated by presence of melena, hematemesis, or blood in gastric contents (following lavage) b. Arises from branches of the celiac artery and superior mesenteric artery c. Variceal bleeding often arises from esophageal or gastric varices from the coronary ...

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