Estimation of the mortality rate of patients with severe gastroduodenal hemorrhage with the aid of a new scoring system.

@article{Pimpl1987EstimationOT,
  title={Estimation of the mortality rate of patients with severe gastroduodenal hemorrhage with the aid of a new scoring system.},
  author={Wolfgang Pimpl and Oskar Boeckl and H. W. Waclawiczek and Michael Heinerman},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={1987},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={101-6}
}
The widely differing mortality rates of severe gastroduodenal hemorrhage reported in the literature (10-30%), are due to very inhomogeneous patient groups. The purpose of this study was therefore to rank various clinical and endoscopical factors by giving them points from 0 to 6, both to establish comparable groups and to use them as prognostic parameters for a potential fatality rate. One hundred and ninety-three patients with severe gastroduodenal bleeding, verified at emergency gastroscopy… CONTINUE READING