Article Abstract

Safe hospital discharge based on lower GI bleeding scores: a long way to go

Authors: Pablo Cañamares, Enrique Alfaro, Angel Lanas


GIB is common and usually classified as upper GI bleeding when the source is located above the ligament of Treitz, and lower GI bleeding when the bleeding originates below this point. Today, it is not uncommon to see the term “midgut bleeding” that, although classified as lower GI bleeding, points out the small bowel as the source of bleeding (1).