• The urgency with which GI bleeding is managed is dictated by the rate of bleeding:
– The patient with trace heme-positive stools and without severe anemia can be managed as an outpatient.
– Visible blood requires hospitalization and inpatient evaluation.
– Persistent bleeding or rebleed with hemodynamic instability necessitates ICU admission.
KeywordsIschemia Radionuclide Epinephrine Gelatin Perforation
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