Prophylactic endotracheal intubation ‘should not be performed’ for upper GI bleeding

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Prophylactic endotracheal intubation prior to endoscopy was not beneficial for patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and was instead tied to adverse risks, researchers reported at ACG 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting.“Many gastroenterologists commonly ask the ICU team to prophylactically intubate their patients with [upper GI bleeding (UGIB)] prior to endoscopy,” Syed Bilal Pasha, MD, a gastroenterology fellow at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, told Healio. “However, based on our results, prophylactic endotracheal intubationRead More

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