[Post operative upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the aged].

  title={[Post operative upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the aged].},
  author={Manabu Yoshida and Tadao Takahashi and Hiroaki Hashimoto and Tomohito Noro and Yasunori Hino and Tokuji Hirashima and Hideo Terashima and H Tsubuku and N Wakakuri and Masashi Yamashiro},
  journal={Nihon Ronen Igakkai zasshi. Japanese journal of geriatrics},
  volume={29 11},
A 10-year experience with 2,441 patients over 65 years of age undergoing operations for non-upper gastrointestinal tracts was reviewed to evaluate both the incidence of postoperative upper gastrointestinal bleeding and the clinical risk factors associated with the complication. A total of 18 (0.7%, 7 males and 11 females) patients had overt postoperative upper gastrointestinal bleeding of non-variceal origin documented by endoscopic findings or blood transfusions. Of these, the complication… CONTINUE READING