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Dr. Adam Slivka gives a presentation on the endoscopic management of GI bleeding. He shares risk factors for poor outcomes, such as age, shock and transfusions.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve their management of upper GI bleeding, which will result in appropriate referral for endoscopic procedures and better patient outcomes
  • Improve patient outcomes by understanding the role of colonoscopy in the management of lower GI bleeding, which will lead to better utilization of healthcare resources

Reading Resources: 

  1. Lisa L. Strate, MD and Ian M. Gralnek, MDManagement of Patients with Acute Lower GI Bleeding Am J Gastroenterol 2016; 111:459–474; doi:10.1038/ajg.2016.41; published online 1 March 2016
  2. Loren Laine, MD1,2 and Dennis M. Jensen, MD3–5   Management of Patients with Ulcer Bleeding Am J Gastroenterol 2012; 107:345–360; doi:10.1038/ajg.2011.480; published online 7 February 2012
  3. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Jun;75(6):1132-8. The role of endoscopy in the management of acute non-variceal upper GI bleeding.  Hwang JH, Fisher DA, Ben-Menachem T, Chandrasekhara V, Chathadi K, Decker GA, Early DS, Evans JA, Fanelli RD, Foley K, Fukami N, Jain R, Jue TL, Khan KM, Lightdale J, Malpas PM, Maple JT, Pasha S, Saltzman J, Sharaf R, Shergill AK, Dominitz JA, Cash BD; Standards of Practice Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


Dr. Slivka has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: Boston Scientific

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement: 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (.125) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 5/1/2018 | Last Modified On: 5/3/2019 | Expires: 4/17/2020


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