Case: A 42 year old female patient with a past medical history significant for diabetes, obesity and hypertension presents to the ED with chief complaint of 4 days of abdominal pain.
25-35% of patients with chronic liver disease with experience variceal bleeding. This post is designed to provide high-yield pearls in the evaluation and acute management of variceal bleeding.
Antibiotic use in patients with upper GI bleeding and concomitant liver cirrhosis is standard of care. However, have you ever wondered where that recommendation comes from and what exactly the benefits are?