Initial management of significant LGIB with hemodynamic instability:
Patients should be made NPO.
Achieve stable IV access.
Obtain blood type, and cross-match RBCs.
Monitor hemoglobin in the hospital until patient’s condition is stable.
For patients with LGIB that is chronic in nature and hemodynamically stable, they can be re...
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578.9 Hemorrhage of gastrointestinal tract, unspecified
578.1 Blood in stool
558.3 Allergic gastroenteritis and colitis
K92.2 Gastrointestinal hemorrhage, unspecified
Q: What is the most common cause of LGIB in an infant?
A: Allergic colitis
Q: What common foods cause stools to be red?
A: Raspberries, cranberries, Kool-Aid, artificial coloring in cereal
Q: What com...
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