Korean J Gastroenterol.  2020 Jun;75(6):322-332. 10.4166/kjg.2020.75.6.322.

Guidelines for Non-variceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea
  • 2Department of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Guri, Korea
  • 4Department of Internal Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea
  • 5Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Korea
  • 6Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 7Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea
  • 8Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea
  • 9Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea
  • 10Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea


Non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (NVUGIB) refers to bleeding that develops in the gastrointestinal tract proximal to the ligament of Treitz. NVUGIB is an important cause for visiting the hospital and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although European and Asian-Pacific guidelines have been published, there has been no previous guidelines regarding management of NVUGIB in Korea. Korea is a country with a high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection and patients have easy accessibility to receive endoscopy. Therefore, we believe that guidelines regarding management of NVUGIB are mandatory. The Korean Society of Gastroenterology reviewed recent evidence and recommends practical management guidelines on NVUGIB in Korea.


Non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug; Anti-thrombotics; Guideline
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