Multidisciplinary Teams for GI Bleeding

Multidisciplinary clinical care protocols may improve the efficiency of caring for patients with acute GI bleeding. Podila and colleagues (2001) created a multidisciplinary team who developed by consensus an evidence-based GI bleeding clinical care protocol for the management of acute nonvariceal upper and lower GI bleeding. Outcomes measured in the first 8 months of protocol implementation were compared with those measured during the two preceding years. The number of admissions for protocol patients younger than 65 years of age was significantly lower than that of the preprotocol patients. The length of stay for protocol inpatients was reduced (mean 3.5 days) with no significant difference in the 30-day rates of recurrent bleeding, mortality, or hospital readmission. Further research is warranted.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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