Management of minor upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in the community using the Glasgow Blatchford Score.

@article{Stephens2009ManagementOM,
  title={Management of minor upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in the community using the Glasgow Blatchford Score.},
  author={Jennie R Stephens and Nicola C Hare and Usama M Warshow and Noor A. Hamad and Helen J Fellows and Colin W. Pritchard and Peter Thatcher and Lucina M. Jackson and Nick Michell and Iain Alexander Murray and S Hyder Hussaini and Harry Richard Dalton},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={
          1340-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND The Glasgow Blatchford Score (GBS) is a validated risk assessment tool in primary upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage, which accurately predicts the need for intervention (endoscopic therapy, blood transfusion or surgery) or death. AIMS To identify the GBS that predicts lack of intervention or death and to apply this to clinical practice by managing low-risk patients in the community. METHODS GBSs prospectively calculated on 232 patients with upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage to… CONTINUE READING

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