Does timing of endoscopy affect outcomes in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Aziz, Muhammad; Dasari, Chandra S; Zafar, Yousaf; Fatima, Rawish; Haghbin, Hossein; Alyousif, Z A; Lee-Smith, Wade; Perisetti, Abhilash; Nawras, Ali; Garg, Shashank; Inamdar, Sumant; Tharian, Benjamin


  • The timing of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for the management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) remains controversial. Early EGD (E-EGD) (within 24 h of presentation) has been compared to late EGD (L-EGD) (after 24 h) in numerous studies with conflicting results. The previous systematic review included three randomized controlled trials (RCTs); however, the cutoff time for performing EGD was arbitrary. We performed an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of the studies comparing the outcomes of E-EGD and L-EGD group.


publication date

  • 2021

start page

  • 1055

end page

  • 1062


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