Lower GI Bleeding and Risk of Severe Bleeding

Select Criteria:
Pulse 100 beats per minute or more (1 point)
Sys BP <= 115 mmHg (1 point)
Patient had associated syncope (1 point)
Blood per rectum during first 4 hours of evaluation (1 point)
Patient on aspirin (1 point)
3 or more comorbid conditions present (1 point)
Results: Total Criteria Point Count:
Risk of Severe Bleeding
0 points:9% Risk
1-3 points:43% Risk
4-6 points:84% Risk
  1. Strate LL, Orav EJ, Syngal S. Early predictors of severity in acute lower intestinal tract bleeding. Arch Intern Med. 2003; 163: 838-43.
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