Fecal Occult Blood Testing in Hospitalized Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.

Abstract

A 47-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse, cirrhosis, and grade II esophageal varices is admitted for treatment of alcohol withdrawal. He reports having some dark-colored stools a week prior to admission, but his stools since then have been normal in color. A repeat hemoglobin is stable, but a fecal occult blood test is positive. What should be done… (More)
DOI: 10.12788/jhm.2773

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@article{Mathews2017FecalOB, title={Fecal Occult Blood Testing in Hospitalized Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.}, author={Benji K Mathews and Temple A Ratcliffe and Raj Sehgal and James M Abraham and Bradley Monash}, journal={Journal of hospital medicine}, year={2017}, volume={12 7}, pages={567-569} }