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Digital Rectal Exam: Still Relevant After All These Years (video)

In the world of high-tech medicine, the digital rectal exam still has a place. In this current study, researchers showed that performing the digital rectal exam on patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding provided valuable clinical information. American Journal of Medicine Editor-in-Chief Dr. Joseph S. Alpert explains the clinical implications of this research. (Get out your exam gloves!)

Read the research:

Digital Rectal Examination Reduces Hospital Admissions, Endoscopies, and Medical Therapy in Patients with Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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