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Study protocol: first nationwide comparative audit of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding in the UK.

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INTRODUCTION: Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a common indication for emergency hospitalisation worldwide. In contrast to upper GIB, patient characteristics, modes of investigation, transfusion, treatment and outcomes are poorly described. There are minimal clinical guidelines to inform care pathways and the use of endoscopy, including (diagnostic and therapeutic yields), interventional radiology and surgery are poorly defined. As a result, there is potential for wide variatio...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011752

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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS, CSM
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NHS Blood and Transplant More from this funder
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
8
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Article: e011752
Publication date:
2016-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-05-05
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ISSN:
2044-6055
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pubs:637885
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uri:391fa9f6-f86d-4248-bf7e-ce35191e796c
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391fa9f6-f86d-4248-bf7e-ce35191e796c
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pubs:637885
Paper number:
8
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English
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