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Diagnosis and Management of Small Bowel Bleeding 

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Small bowel bleeding (SBB) is suspected in patients with overt and occult gastrointestinal bleeding that is unexplained after initial upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy. A variety of technologies are currently available for the diagnosis of bleeding sources in the deep small bowel. This webinar will review these technologies and recommendations their use with specific references to current published literature.  


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define suspected small bowel bleeding including description of likely bleeding sources based upon patient age.

  2. Review technologies currently available for the evaluation of cases of small bowel bleeding along with guideline recommendations regarding their use.  

  3. Discuss management of challenging cases of suspected small bowel bleeding in which initial diagnostic testing is unrevealing.  



Daniel Raines, MD is Chief of Gastroenterology and G. Gordon McHardy MD Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans Dr. Raines provides instruction to the fellows in clinical gastroenterology with a focus on small bowel disease. His research in small bowel disease has resulted in a specialty expertise in small bowel capsule endoscopy and balloon enteroscopy. His recent publications include a textbook of capsule endoscopy and small bowel disease titled "Capsule Endoscopy by Case Study" which has been adopted by the American College of Gastroenterology.

Continuing Education for Physicians and Nurses 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Your Ce Source and Saxe Healthcare Communications. Your CE Source is accredited by ACCME for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider Saxe Healthcare Communications approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.  

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