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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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JENSEN BALCAZAR, Ivar Mauricio  and  GUERRA SALAZAR, Patricia.   Incidence and causes of low intestine blooding at Intitute Gastroenterológico Boliviano Japones (1979-2005). Gac Med Bol [online]. 2009, vol.32, n.1, pp.34-39. ISSN 1012-2966.

Abstract This work is a retrospective study and determine the causes and frequency of lower gastrointestinal bleeding in patients I.G.B.J demonstrated by endoscopy in a period of 25 years. We studied 3591 patients (1275 women and 1245 men), diagnosed with lower gastrointestinal bleeding, that diagnosis was based on data that were collected on clinical history and endoscopio findings. We reviewed a total of8314 low endoscopio procedures, in a period oftime from January 1979 to December 2005 in the I.G.B.J Cochabamba, endoscopio studies for inpatient or outpatient, in a different age, sex and pathology. Ofthese 3591 (43.2%) present diagnosis of HDB, ofwhich 2520 procedures (70.2%) are pathological and 1071 procedures (29.8%) were normal. Ofthe 2520 patients in our study, 49.4% are male (1245 patients) and 50.6% are women (1275 patients). The vascular lesions alimentary canal are as low as hemorrhoids, vascular lesions and ra diation proctitis constitute the largest cause of HDB, 975 patients (38.6%), whose etiology differs according to age group and as often as reported in the literature. The mortality rate isfound in the orderofO.2% significantly lower than in the literature that is 5%, this probably because in our case mix is lower. It is hoped that this study is the starting point for developing our own management protocol in our hospital.

Keywords : Intestine Bleedin; Gastroenterológic.

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