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Changes in characteristics and outcome of acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage: a comparison of epidemiology and practices between 1996 and 2000 in a multicentre French study.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France. , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
0954-691X
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
6
Pages
641–647
Identifiers
PMID: 15879726
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Our time-trend evaluation of changes in AUGIH characteristics revealed that peptic ulcer and varices were still the two most frequent bleeding lesions. In patients with varices bleeding, endoscopic ligation became the routine standard treatment instead of varices sclerosis. The mortality rate decreased significantly over the 5-year study period in the whole group and particularly in the subgroup of cirrhotic patients.

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