Gastrointestinal bleeding

T.A. Rockall and H.M.P. Dowson

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Gastrointestinal bleeding

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Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common emergency, with an incidence in the United Kingdom of about 1 per 1000 adults/year. It is subdivided into upper and lower, and acute or chronic, with acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage further subdivided into variceal and nonvariceal bleeding. Risk stratification in acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage can be performed using simple clinical and endoscopic criteria that can be used to estimate the risk of mortality, which overall is about 10% for both upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeds....

Chapter.  4615 words. 

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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