Drug use and upper gastrointestinal complications in children: a case–control study

  title={Drug use and upper gastrointestinal complications in children: a case–control study},
  author={Manuela Bianciotto and Elena Chiappini and Irene Raffaldi and Clara Gabiano and P. -A. Tovo and Sara Sollai and Maurizio de Martino and Francesco Mannelli and Vincenzo Tipo and Roberto Da Cas and Giuseppe Traversa and Francesca Menniti-Ippolito and Luciano Sagliocca and Fernanda Ferrazin and Carmela Santuccio and Loriana Tartaglia and Francesco Bruno Trotta and Pasquale Di Pietro and Salvatore Renna and Rossella Rossi and Bianca Domenichini and Stefania Gamba and Francesco Trovato and Carmelina Calitri and Antonio Francesco Urbino and Liviana da Dalt and Valentina Favero and L. Giordano and Maura Baraldi and Federica Bertuola and Eleonora Lorenzon and Francesca Parata and Giorgio Perilongo and Silvia Vendramin and Monica Frassineti and Anna Maria Calvani and Claudia Fancelli and Rachele Mazzantini and Elisabetta Venturini and Nicola Pirozzi and Umberto Raucci and Antonino Reale and Nadia Mores and Giulia Bersani and Alessia De Nisco and Antonio Chiaretti and Riccardo Riccardi and Costantino Romagnoli and Michele Dinardo and Teresa Pisapia and Annalisa Capuano and Elisabetta Parretta and Concita Rafaniello and Fortunata Fuc{\`a} and Eleonora Di Rosa},
  booktitle={Archives of disease in childhood},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk of upper gastrointestinal complications (UGIC) associated with drug use in the paediatric population. METHODS This study is part of a large Italian prospective multicentre study. The study population included children hospitalised for acute conditions through the emergency departments of eight clinical centres. Patients admitted for UGIC (defined as endoscopically confirmed gastroduodenal lesions or clinically defined haematemesis or melena) comprised the case… CONTINUE READING