Fecal occult blood testing in hospitalized patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding Journal Article uri icon
  • A 47-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse, cirrhosis, and grade II esophageal varices is admitted for treatment of alcohol withdrawal. He reports having some dark-colored stools a week prior to admission, but his stools since then have been normal in color. A repeat hemoglobin is stable, but a fecal occult blood test is positive. What should be done next?

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    publication date
  • 2017
  • published in
  • Alcohol
  • Blood
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hospitalization
  • Liver
  • Substance Abuse
  • Additional Document Info
  • 12
  • issue
  • 7