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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of study patients

From: Video capsule endoscopy as the initial examination for overt obscure gastrointestinal bleeding can efficiently identify patients who require double-balloon enteroscopy

Characteristic Patients n = 89
Age, years, median (range) 70 (30–92)
Male : Female 48 : 41
Type of gastrointestinal bleeding  
Overt ongoing 55 (62 %)
Overt previous 34 (38 %)
Medication used  
Antiplatelet medicine 16 (18 %)
Anticoagulation 9 (10 %)
Both anticoagulation and antiplatelet 3 (3 %)
NSAIDs 3 (3 %)
Hemoglobin, g/L, median (range) 9.3 (5.3–14.7)
  1. NSAIDs, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs