Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2021 21;2021:6672440. Epub 2021 May 21.
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan.
Background And Aims: The present study aimed to clarify the safety and efficacy of the noncessation method of antithrombotic agents after emergency endoscopic hemostasis in patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB).
Methods: In this multicenter, prospective, pilot study, we performed emergency endoscopic hemostasis for nonvariceal UGIB in patients taking antithrombotic agents and resumed the medications without a cessation period (group A). The clinical characteristics, types of antithrombotic agents, UGIB etiology, treatment outcome, and adverse events were evaluated. Read More