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A diagnostic approach to occult blood in the stool.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  447084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Occult blood in the stool may be the first sign of otherwise asymptomatic colorectal cancer or other gastrointestinal disease. All patients over 40 should therefore have a rectal examination that includes a Hemoccult slide test. A rational diagnostic plan is essential to identify the source of occult blood in the stool. Most gastrointestinal cancer is operable if diagnosed early, so early detection of these lesions is imperative.
G L Posner; U P Rao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  1979 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-08-29     Completed Date:  1979-08-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-3, 57-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Barium Sulfate / diagnostic use
Feces / analysis
Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis*
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / diagnosis
Hemoglobins / analysis
Middle Aged
Occult Blood*
Reagent Kits, Diagnostic
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobins; 0/Reagent Kits, Diagnostic; 7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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