GI Bleeding Pathophysiology in Elders

Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a significant cause of increased morbidity and mortality in the elderly. The incidence of lower GI bleeding increases with age, with a greater than 200-fold increase from the third to the ninth decade of life. This review by Maxwell Chait reviews GI bleed pathophysiology, the clinical course and evaluation of GI bleeding, and treatment approaches.

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