Gastrointestinal bleeding in older adults.

  title={Gastrointestinal bleeding in older adults.},
  author={Syed H Tariq and George Mekhjian},
  journal={Clinics in geriatric medicine},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={769-84, vi}
Gastrointestinal bleeding in older adults is a frequent cause of hospital admissions. The presence of multiple comorbidity conditions and greater medication use in this age group influence the clinical outcome. The selection of diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers often depends more on local expertise and availability. This article addresses clinical presentation, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding in elderly individuals. 

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