An elevated INR at initial presentation does not predict rebleeding in NVUGIB. A value 1.5 or greater, however, is associated with increased patient mortality after adjustment for validated prognosticators. The INR appears most useful as proxy of co-morbid burden at the time of initial assessment in NVUGIB.
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