Special Considerations in the GI Bleeding Patient

Haniee Chung, Matthew G. Mutch

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Abstract

Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is an increasingly common problem in patients with comorbid medical conditions that place them at higher bleeding risk. This discussion of some special considerations in the GI bleeding patient encompasses an overview of the elderly patient, and selects comorbid conditions that place patients at higher risk of developing intestinal bleeding. The discussion lends itself to exploring the challenges of and new advancements in anticoagulation therapy. Radiation induced proctitis and rectal varices as sources of LGIB will also be addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • anticoagulation
  • direct oral anticoagulants
  • lower intestinal bleeding
  • radiation proctitis
  • rectal bleeding
  • rectal varices

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