Successful hemostasis of active lower GI bleeding using a hemostatic powder as mono-, combination, or rescue therapy

Post written by Lawrence Hookey, MD, from the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. This study is the largest to prospectively evaluate the hemostatic powder TC-325 in lower GI bleeding. We included 50 patients with bleeding from different sources, and performed extensive efficacy and safety follow-up. TC-325 is a newer product (having just received regulatory …

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Endoscopy in patients with lower GI bleeding

ASGE Standards of Practice Committee member Shabana F. Pasha, MD discusses the newest ASGE guideline: "The role of endoscopy in the patient with lower GI bleeding." This guideline is a product of the ASGE Standards of Practice Committee. It provides a summary of the existing literature on the different etiologies, classification, and clinical presentation of …

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