Don't Focus on the INR When Treating Acute Bleeding in Cirrhosis

You'll be asked how to manage patients with cirrhosis who present with an acute bleed...GI, intracerebral hemorrhage, etc.

Continue to use established treatments...such as endoscopy plus octreotide for variceal bleeds or a PPI for nonvariceal upper GI bleeds.

Consider using thromboelastography (TEG) testing, if available.

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