Utility of urgent colonoscopy in acute lower gastro-intestinal bleeding: a single-center experience

@inproceedings{Albeldawi2014UtilityOU,
  title={Utility of urgent colonoscopy in acute lower gastro-intestinal bleeding: a single-center experience},
  author={Mazen J. Albeldawi and Duc Ha and Paresh P. Mehta and Roc{\'i}o Ortiz L{\'o}pez and Sunguk N Jang and Madhusudhan R Sanaka and John Joseph Vargo},
  booktitle={Gastroenterology report},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The role of urgent colonoscopy in lower gastro-intestinal bleeding (LGIB) remains controversial. Over the last two decades, a number of studies have indicated that urgent colonoscopy may facilitate the identification and treatment of bleeding lesions; however, studies comparing this approach to elective colonoscopy for LGIB are limited. AIMS To determine the utility and assess the outcome of urgent colonoscopy as the initial test for patients admitted to the intensive care unit… CONTINUE READING

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