Fecal Occult Blood Testing in Hospitalized Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.
J Hosp Med. 2017 Jul;12(7):567-569
Authors: Mathews B, Ratcliffe T, Sehgal R, Abraham J, Monash B
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?
PMID: 28699947 [PubMed - in process]