American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute medical position statement on obscure gastrointestinal bleeding

Gastroenterology. 2007 Nov;133(5):1694-6. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2007.06.008.


This document presents the official recommendations of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute on "Evaluation and Management of Occult and Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding." It was approved by the Clinical Practice and Economics Committee on March 12, 2007, and by the AGA Institute Governing Board on May 19, 2007. This medical position statement is based upon the interpretation and assimilation of scientifically valid research, derived from a comprehensive review of published literature.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Anemia / etiology
  • Capsule Endoscopy*
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / classification
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / therapy*
  • Humans