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Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the UK: patient characteristics, diagnoses and outcomes in the 2007 UK audit
Objective To describe the patient characteristics, diagnoses and clinical outcomes of patients presenting with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) in the 2007 UK Audit. Design Multi-centreExpand
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Use of endoscopy for management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the UK: results of a nationwide audit
Objectives To examine the use of endoscopy in the UK for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) and compare with published standards. To assess the organisation of endoscopy services for AUGIBExpand
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National audit of the use of surgery and radiological embolization after failed endoscopic haemostasis for non‐variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Following non‐variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (NVUGIB), 10–15 per cent of patients experience further bleeding. Although surgery has been the traditional salvage therapy, there is renewedExpand
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The epidemiology of hyperferritinaemia.
AIM To discover the causes of markedly raised ferritin levels in patients seen at a teaching hospital in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. METHODS Demographic and medical data were collected forExpand
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Acute variceal haemorrhage in the United Kingdom: patient characteristics, management and outcomes in a nationwide audit.
BACKGROUND Despite advances in treatment, acute variceal haemorrhage remains life-threatening. AIM To describe contemporary characteristics, management and outcomes of patients with cirrhosis andExpand
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Outcomes following early red blood cell transfusion in acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2010; 32: 215–224
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Mortality From Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the United Kingdom: Does It Display a “Weekend Effect”?
OBJECTIVES:An increased mortality in patients presenting to hospital at weekends has been observed for several medical conditions. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between weekendExpand
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Red cell transfusion for the management of upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage.
BACKGROUND Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage affects 50 to 150 per 100,000 adults per year and has a high mortality. Red blood cell transfusions are frequently given, but their impact on rebleedingExpand
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The role of blood transfusion in the management of upper and lower intestinal tract bleeding.
Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) haemorrhage use 13.8% of all red blood cell transfusions in England. This review addresses the evidence for red blood cell, fresh frozen plasma and plateletExpand
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Critical intestinal ischaemia in a patient with patent mesenteric vasculature.
We present a case of a 62-year-old man with known coeliac disease who was admitted for investigation of abdominal pain and weight loss. He underwent multiple biochemical, haematological, radiologicalExpand
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