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Question 1: Gastrointestinal bleeding or gastrointestinal hemorrhage describes every form of hemorrhage (loss of ________) in the gastrointestinal tract, from the pharynx to the rectum.
PlateletBloodRed blood cellBlood plasma

Question 2: Initial emphasis is on resuscitation by infusion of intravenous fluids and ________, treatment with proton pump inhibitors and occasionally with vasopressin analogues and tranexamic acid.
Blood transfusionBlood donationIntraoperative blood salvageTransfusion reaction

Question 3: Reduction of portal pressure: if the bleeding is thought to be due to esophageal varices (a complication of ________ of the liver), vasopressin analogues and rarely octreotide may be administered.
HepatitisCirrhosisAcute liver failureHepatorenal syndrome

Question 4: Upper endoscopy or ________ are generally considered appropriate to identify the source of bleeding and carry out therapeutic interventions.
Human gastrointestinal tractColectomyIleostomyColonoscopy

Question 5: It has diverse causes, and a medical history, as well as ________, generally distinguishes between the main forms.
Jugular venous pressureRespiratory soundsAnkle brachial pressure indexPhysical examination


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