Episode 98 – Ups and Lows of GI Bleeds

 

Whether it is upper or lower, gastrointestinal hemorrhages can present in a variety of ways from a variety of sources. Bleeding esophageal varices, in particular, can be life-threatening. How do we manage these patients? When is it appropriate to establish an advanced airway? Are gastrointestinal tubes contraindicated even though the patient is vomiting? And what do we do when an esophageal tamponade device is indicated or already in place? Tune in to another podcast episode where we discuss GI bleeds.

 

Esophageal Tamponade Devices

Sengstaken-Blakemore, Minnesotta and Linton-Nachlas tubes | Deranged Physiology
https://derangedphysiology.com/main/required-reading/equipment-and-procedures/Chapter%203.1.3/sengstaken-blakemore-minnesotta-and-linton-nachlas-tubes

 

Sengstaken–Blakemore Tube

Sengstaken–Blakemore tube - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sengstaken%E2%80%93Blakemore_tube

 

Placement of the Blakemore Tube for Esophageal Varices (EMCrit)

 

Glasgow-Blatchford score

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Glasgow-Blatchford-Score_tbl1_329562316

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1901116

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