6 recommendations from new nonvariceal bleeding guidelines

International consensus group has updated their advice

An international multidisciplinary group of experts has released the 2019 International Consensus Recommendations on the Management of Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.


Here are six recommendations that lead author Dr Alan Barkun, of McGill University in Canada, believes deserve emphasis:

  1. For patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding, a Glasgow Blatchford score of 1 or less should be used to identify those who are at very low risk for re-bleeding or mortality and, thus, may not require hospitalisation or