Management of acute gastrointestinal blood loss: summary of SIGN guidelines

  title={Management of acute gastrointestinal blood loss: summary of SIGN guidelines},
  author={Kelvin R. Palmer and M Nairn},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is a common major medical emergency, accounting for about 7600 admissions to hospitals each year in Scotland. Overall mortality of patients admitted to hospital because of acute gastrointestinal bleeding is 7%, rising to 26% in patients who bleed during admissions to hospital for other reasons.1 This article summarises the most recent guidance from the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) on the management of acute upper and lower gastrointestinal… Expand
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