Changes in surgical treatment of peptic ulcer disease within a veterans hospital in the 1970s and the 1980s.

@article{McConnell1989ChangesIS,
  title={Changes in surgical treatment of peptic ulcer disease within a veterans hospital in the 1970s and the 1980s.},
  author={Donald B McConnell and G C Baba and Clifford W. Deveney},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={124 10},
  pages={1164-7}
}
To determine if the surgical treatment of peptic ulcer disease within a Veterans Administration hospital has changed over the past decade, we compared two groups of patients. Group 1 (n = 104) had surgery between 1974 and 1977 and group 2 (n = 61) had surgery between 1984 and 1987. In group 1, 49 (47%) ulcer operations were performed for chronic symptoms, while in group 2, 11 (18%) were performed for nonemergent reasons. The remaining 55 (53%) patients in group 1 and 50 (82%) in group 2 had… CONTINUE READING
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