Metoclopramide in Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed

Metoclopramide in Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed

The goal of this clinical trial is to test if metoclopramide can improve effectiveness of endoscopic intervention in upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds. The main questions the investigators hope to answer is

Does metoclopramide lessen the need for repeat endoscopy, interventional radiology intervention or surgery in cases of upper GI bleed?

Does metoclopramide improve visibility of the GI walls in cases of upper GI bleed?

Detailed Description:

The purpose of the study is to see if giving metoclopramide prior to an endoscopy in cases of upper GI bleed can decrease the need for repeat endoscopy due to poor visibility. Metoclopramide stimulates stomach and intestine activity. It is used to treat nausea, vomiting and slow gut movement. The investigators are testing if metoclopramide’s effect on stimulating stomach activity can lead to more effective emptying of blood from the stomach and upper intestines in upper GI bleeding so physicians conducting endoscopies can easily see the stomach and intestinal wall and treat the source of bleeding.

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July 14, 2023Comments | Gastroenterology Clinical Trials | Gastroenterology Studies | US National Library of Medicine