Erythromycin Improves the Quality of Esophagogastroduodenoscopy in Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Network Meta-Analysis Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Aziz, Muhammad; Haghbin, Hossein; Gangwani, Manesh K; Weissman, Simcha; Patel, A R; Randhawa, Manraj K; Samikanu, Luke B; Alyousif, Z A; Lee-Smith, Wade; Kamal, Faisal; Nawras, Ali; Howden, Colin W


  • Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) usually requires esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for diagnostic and-potentially-therapeutic purposes. However, blood within the gastric lumen may hinder the procedure. Administration of prokinetics like erythromycin has shown efficacy. This network meta-analysis investigates the efficacy of this intervention prior to EGD.


publication date

  • 2023

published in

start page

  • 1435

end page

  • 1446


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