Gastrointestinal bleeding – a significant risk for geriatric patients


Authors: M. Roznětinská;  J. Lochmannová;  R. Keil;  M. Wasserbauer;  Š. Hlava;  J. Tyburec;  J. Šťovíček;  J. Chudý;  
. J. Drábek
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2017, 6, č. 4: 168-171
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Overview

Gastrointestinal bleeding is a serious and life-threatening condition. Geriatric patients are the most affected group in terms of survival. The frequency of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract increases with age. Fast and effective treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding therapy significantly affect prognosis.

Keywords:
endoscopy – gastroscopy – coloscopy – haematemesis – melena – enterorrhagia – haemostasis – clips


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