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Recently, a novel bleeding sensor system (Figure) was developed to facilitate the triage of patients with suspected upper GI bleeding (UGIB). Which of the following is true regarding UGIB?
The most widely used Glasgow-Blatchford score helps with risk stratification of UGIB because it was designed to predict lesions with higher-risk stigmata (HRS) and thus those requiring urgent endoscopy. The Horibe gAstRointestinal BleedING scoRe (HARBINGER) is a simple score to predict the presence of HRS in patients with UGIB. The Rockall and AIMS65 scores were developed to predict composite outcomes (the need for a blood transfusion or intervention to control bleeding, rebleeding, or death) in the context of UGIB. The recently developed capsule is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved system for the triage of patients with possible UGIB.
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