Acute small bowel bleeding: a distinct entity with significantly different economic implications compared with GI bleeding from other locations.

@article{Prakash2003AcuteSB,
  title={Acute small bowel bleeding: a distinct entity with significantly different economic implications compared with GI bleeding from other locations.},
  author={Chandra Prakash and Gary R. Zuckerman},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={330-5}
}
BACKGROUND Historically, acute lower intestinal bleeding has incorporated small bowel with colonic sources. This potentially obscures the unique characteristics of small bowel bleeding, which are eclipsed by the attributes of the much more common colonic bleeding. Separating acute lower intestinal bleeding into small bowel and colonic sources may delineate characteristics of each, thereby making it possible to determine whether clinical outcomes vary by anatomic level of bleeding. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING

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