Klinični oddelek za gastroenterologijo,hepatologijo in nutricionistiko, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana in Katedra za pediatrijo, Medicinska fakulteta, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Zdravstveni dom Jesenice, Jesenice, Slovenija
New European guidelines for paediatric endoscopy have been issued this year. We prepared them in a workgroup consisting of experts from The European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and The European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN). A separate chapter of these guidelines is dedicated to endoscopic diagnostics and treatment of bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract. As the guidelines emphasise endoscopy, and less so other means of diagnostics and treatment, such as the use of drugs, in this article, we incorporated basic instructions from other guidelines for the treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding in adult patients.
Key words: gastrointestinal bleeding, endoscopic procedures.