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Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Diagnosis and Management.

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By Balint John A., Sarfeh I. James, Freid Martin B.. . 101 pages. Clinical Gastroenterology Monograph Series. , edited by Dietschy John M.. . John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York: , 1977.. Price, $14.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(3):442-443. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-88-3-442_3
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The diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal bleeding, be it acute or chronic, plagues all physicians more frequently than they might wish. This monograph presents a clinically oriented discussion of the diagnosis and management of the common and uncommon causes of acute and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding. A refreshing, interesting review of the physiologic consequences of profound blood loss is included. Reasonable approaches to the management of the bleeding patient are presented in graphic form.

Every practitioner has his or her pet tricks for managing gastrointestinal blood loss. Although not "controlled," experience would indicate that in addition to those procedures mentioned by


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