BUN/Cr Ratio as an Index of Gastrointestinal Bleeding Mass in Children

  title={BUN/Cr Ratio as an Index of Gastrointestinal Bleeding Mass in Children},
  author={Mitsuyoshi Urashima and Sumio Toyoda and Toshiaki Nakano and S Matsuda and Naoaki Kobayashi and H Kitajima and Akihiro Tokushige and Hideki Horita and Jun‐ichi Akatsuka and Kazuhiko Maekawa},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition},
Determining the site and severity of blood loss is important in the management of children with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (Cr) were measured on the day of hospitalization and the ratio of BUN/Cr was calculated in 11 children with 16 episodes of upper GI bleeding and 49 with lower GI bleeding. There was a significant difference between the two GI bleeding groups with regard to BUN/ Cr ratio (p ≥ 0.001). When the ratio was 30 or above, the… 

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