Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Central Greece: The Role of Clinical and Endoscopic Variables in Bleeding Outcome

@article{Kapsoritakis2008AcuteUG,
  title={Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Central Greece: The Role of Clinical and Endoscopic Variables in Bleeding Outcome},
  author={Andreas N. Kapsoritakis and E. A. Ntounas and Evangelos Makrigiannis and E. A. Ntouna and Vasilios D Lotis and Athanasios K Psychos and George Paroutoglou and Anargyros Kapetanakis and Spyros P. Potamianos},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={54},
  pages={333-341}
}
The objectives of this work were to portray the incidence of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in central Greece and to define subsets at higher risk of poor outcome or death. Two hundred and sixty-four cases were recorded. The incidence was 116 per 100,000 per year (95% CI: 102–130). Re-bleeding was noted in 7.9% of patients. The case fatality was 7.2% and population mortality 8 per 100,000 per year (95% CI: 4–12). Independently significant risk factors for re-bleeding were stigmata of bleeding… CONTINUE READING