Esophagitis is a major cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage in the elderly.

@article{Zimmerman1997EsophagitisIA,
  title={Esophagitis is a major cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage in the elderly.},
  author={Joseph. Zimmerman and V. Shohat and E. Tsvang and Ronen Arnon and Rifaat Safadi and Dov Wengrower},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1997},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={
          906-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The risk of death in patients presenting with upper gastrointestinal (UGI) hemorrhage increases with age. Our aims were to define the background characteristics, causes, course, and outcome in patients aged > or = 80 years admitted to hospital because of acute UGI bleeding (n = 115) in relation to patients aged 60-69 years admitted for the same reason (n = 133). METHODS A prospective, longitudinal study with a nested case-control analysis was carried out. RESULTS In the elderly… CONTINUE READING
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