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Gastrointestinal Bleeding

May 1, 2015 Issue
Increased GI Bleeding After Switch from Warfarin to Dabigatran [POEMs]

The risk of bleeding increases (though remains small) when patients with atrial fibrillation are switched from warfarin to dabigatran to prevent stroke or transient ischemic attack. This study, conducted almost exclusively in male veterans, found an increase in gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, but not in intracranial bleeds.


Mar 15, 2013 Issue
Evaluation of Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding [Article]

Occult gastrointestinal bleeding is defined as gastrointestinal bleeding that is not visible to the patient or physician, resulting in either a positive fecal occult blood test, or iron deficiency anemia with or without a positive fecal occult blood test. A stepwise evaluation will identify the caus...


Mar 1, 2012 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding [Article]

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding causes significant morbidity and mortality in the United States, and has been associated with increasing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and the high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with peptic ulcer bleeding. Rapid assessment and resus...


Jun 15, 2010 Issue
International Consensus Group Issues Recommendations for Management of Upper GI Bleeding [Practice Guidelines]

In response to new data that may lead to improved patient outcomes, the International Consensus Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Conference Group—a multidisciplinary group of 34 experts from 15 countries—developed international guidelines for managing nonvariceal upper GI bleeding. The guidelines inc...


Nov 1, 2009 Issue
Diverticular Bleeding [Article]

Diverticular bleeding is a common cause of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Patients typically present with massive and painless rectal hemorrhage. If bleeding is severe, initial resuscitative measures should include airway maintenance and oxygen supplementation, followed by measurement of hemoglo...


Oct 1, 2005 Issue
Diverticular Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Diverticular disease refers to symptomatic and asymptomatic disease with an underlying pathology of colonic diverticula. Predisposing factors for the formation of diverticula include a low-fiber diet and physical inactivity. Approximately 85 percent of patients with diverticula are believed to remai...


Apr 1, 2005 Issue
Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Adults [Article]

The clinical evaluation of gastrointestinal bleeding depends on the hemodynamic status of the patient and the suspected source of the bleeding. Patients presenting with upper gastrointestinal or massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding, postural hypotension, or hemodynamic instability require inpatie...


Dec 15, 2004 Issue
Prognosis in Patients with Upper GI Bleeding [Point-of-Care Guides]

Upper GI bleeding remains a common problem and reason for hospital admission. A more precise estimate of a patient’s prognosis would be helpful to physicians who are deciding on hospital discharge and the intensiveness of monitoring in inpatient and outpatient settings.


Feb 15, 2004 Issue
A New View of Occult and Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding [Article]

Occult gastrointestinal bleeding usually is discovered when fecal occult blood test results are positive or iron deficiency anemia is detected. Fecal occult blood testing methods vary, but all have limited sensitivity and specificity. The initial work-up for occult bleeding typically involves colono...



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