Clinically significant upper gastrointestinal bleeding acquired in a pediatric intensive care unit: a prospective study.

@article{Chabou1998ClinicallySU,
  title={Clinically significant upper gastrointestinal bleeding acquired in a pediatric intensive care unit: a prospective study.},
  author={M Cha{\"i}bou and Marisa Tucci and M. A. Dugas and C A Farrell and François Proulx and Jacques Lacroix},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1998},
  volume={102 4 Pt 1},
  pages={933-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence, risk factors, and complications associated with or attributable to clinically significant upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding acquired in a pediatric intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS Prospective, descriptive epidemiologic study in a multidisciplinary pediatric ICU of a tertiary-care university hospital. Upper GI bleeding was considered to be present if hematemesis occurred or blood was present in the gastric tube. An upper GI bleed was qualified as… CONTINUE READING