The role of an open-access bleeding unit in the management of colonic haemorrhage. A 2-year prospective study.

@article{Bramley1996TheRO,
  title={The role of an open-access bleeding unit in the management of colonic haemorrhage. A 2-year prospective study.},
  author={P N Bramley and John W Masson and Geselle M McKnight and K. Herd and Alison Fraser and K Park and Peter W. Brunt and Aileen McKinlay and Thomas S. Sinclair and N. Ashley G. Mowat},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1996},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={764-9}
}
BACKGROUND Major colonic haemorrhage poses difficult diagnostic and therapeutic problems and, in contrast to upper gastrointestinal bleeding, has no generally accepted plan of management. METHODS We report community-based prospective data accumulated over 2 years (1991-93) on 1602 patients referred to an open-access bleeding unit with suspected gastrointestinal haemorrhage. RESULTS Of 278 (17%) admissions with suspected lower GI haemorrhage, 252 were confirmed. Forty-eight per cent were… CONTINUE READING

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