[Severe upper gastrointestinal hemorrhages due to peptic ulcer. A plea for admission to a surgical unit].

@article{Boutelier1991SevereUG,
  title={[Severe upper gastrointestinal hemorrhages due to peptic ulcer. A plea for admission to a surgical unit].},
  author={P H Boutelier and Philippe Bertrand and Marcel Blaise},
  journal={Presse medicale},
  year={1991},
  volume={20 21},
  pages={981-4}
}
Despite improvements in exploratory methods and the introduction of endoscopic haemostasis procedures, bleeding remains a severe complication of peptic ulcers. A retrospective study of 142 cases collected over a 10-year period showed an overall mortality rate of 12.76 percent: 9.2 percent in non surgical patients and 17.1 percent in patients operated upon… CONTINUE READING