Prevalence of mid-gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with acute overt gastrointestinal bleeding: multi-center experience with 1,044 consecutive patients

@article{Okazaki2009PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of mid-gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with acute overt gastrointestinal bleeding: multi-center experience with 1,044 consecutive patients},
  author={Hirotoshi Okazaki and Yasuhiro Fujiwara and Satoshi Sugimori and Yasuaki Nagami and Natsuhiko Kameda and Hirohisa Machida and Hirokazu Yamagami and Tetsuya Tanigawa and Masatsugu Shiba and Kenji Watanabe and K Tominaga and Toshio Watanabe and Nobuhide Oshitani and Tetsuo Arakawa},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={44},
  pages={550-555}
}
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) and double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) enable the detection of small intestinal lesions. To examine causes of acute overt gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and the prevalence of mid-GI bleeding, defined as small intestinal bleeding from the ampulla of Vater to the terminal ileum, in a multi-center experience in Japan in the VCE/DBE era. Data were collected retrospectively from consecutive patients with acute overt GI bleeding in ten participating hospitals. All patients… CONTINUE READING