Chapter 34. Prevention of Clinically Significant Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Intensive Care Unit Patients


Background Stress-related gastric ulceration was first described in the early 1970s, and has since received extensive study. Appreciation of the physiologic changes that promote stress-related gastritis and general improvements in the care of critically ill patients have likely played a role in reducing the frequency of this complication. Nonetheless, the… (More)


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