Risk factors of acute ulcer bleeding

Mehnaz A. Shafi, David E. Fleischer

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Abstract

Peptic ulcer disease is the most common cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Most ulcers stop bleeding spontaneously; however, a poorer prognosis is indicated by clinical features such as severe bleeding, inability to clear gastric lavage, advanced age, and serious co-morbid illness. NSAID usage is an important risk factor particularly in the elderly population. Endoscopic stigmata of recent bleeding may provide the most helpful prognostic information which helps identify high risk patients and direct management specifically at preventing rebleeding in this cohort of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-731
Number of pages5
JournalHepato-Gastroenterology
Volume46
Issue number26
StatePublished - May 25 1999

Keywords

  • Bleeding peptic ulcer
  • Helicobacter pylori

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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    Shafi, M. A., & Fleischer, D. E. (1999). Risk factors of acute ulcer bleeding. Hepato-Gastroenterology, 46(26), 727-731.