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PPI cuts risk of warfarin-related upper GI bleeding

(HealthDay)—For patients beginning warfarin therapy, proton pump inhibitor (PPI) co-therapy is associated with reduced risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, according to a study published in the December issue of Gastroenterology.

Dec 23, 2016
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This GI test could help patients avoid a hospital stay

Symptoms of possible upper GI bleeding (UGIB) are a leading cause of hospital admissions through emergency departments. But according to a new study, use of capsule endoscopy can avoid many unnecessary hospital admissions ...

Dec 16, 2016
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Bleeding

Bleeding, technically known as hemorrhaging or haemorrhaging (see American and British spelling differences) is the loss of blood from the circulatory system. Bleeding can occur internally, where blood leaks from blood vessels inside the body or externally, either through a natural opening such as the vagina, mouth, nose, or anus, or through a break in the skin. The complete loss of blood is referred to as exsanguination, and desanguination is a massive blood loss. Typically, a healthy person can endure a loss of 10-15% of the total blood volume without serious medical difficulties, and blood donation typically takes 8-10% of the donor's blood volume.

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