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What is the most common cause of a small bowel obstruction (SBO) in adults in the United States?
Adhesions
What is the most common cause of a large bowel obstruction?
Colon cancer
What is the most common cause of significant upper GI bleeding?
Peptic ulcer disease (PUD)
What is the most common cause of an embolus from the heart?
Atrial fibrillation
What is the most common cause of intussusception?
Hypertrophic Peyer's patches
What is the most common cause of lower GI bleeding in children?
Meckel's diverticulum with ectopic gastric mucosa
What are the 2 most common causes of acute pancreatitis?
1. Alcohol
2. Gallstones
What is the most common cause of an epidural hematoma?
Middle meningeal artery injury
What is the most common cause of a subdural hematoma?
Bridging vein injury
What 3 organisms are the most common causes of bacterial meningitis in newborns?
Group B streptococcus
E. coli
Listeria