Early colonoscopy does not improve lower GI bleeding outcomes

Moving patients to colonoscopy within 24 hours of hospital admission for acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding does not reduce further bleeding or mortality, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.Loren Laine, MD, of the section of digestive diseases at Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote that current recommendations suggest that patients undergo early colonoscopy after admission for lower GI bleeding to identify the source of the bleeding.“Recent meta-analyses of early vs. elective colonoscopy have reported noRead More

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