Which advances have resulted in improved patient outcomes and reduced healthcare costs for lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding (LGIB)?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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With advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and angiography, the ability to localize and subsequently treat LGIB has resulted in improved patient outcomes and reduced healthcare costs. [23] The need for surgery also has been significantly reduced.


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