Fatal peptic ulcer complications and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, and corticosteroids.

@article{Henry1987FatalPU,
  title={Fatal peptic ulcer complications and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, and corticosteroids.},
  author={David A. Henry and Amanda Johnston and A. Dobson and Joseph Duggan},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={295 6608},
  pages={1227-9}
}
Although non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are known to cause peptic ulcer and its complications, controversy exists about the number of deaths from ulcer which are attributable to their use. A case-control study was therefore performed to determine whether prior use of non-steroidal and other anti-inflammatory compounds was associated with an increased case fatality rate from complications of peptic ulcer. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were used by 39% of a series of 80 patients… CONTINUE READING

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