Meta‐analysis: erythromycin before endoscopy for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding

@article{Bai2011MetaanalysisEB,
  title={Meta‐analysis: erythromycin before endoscopy for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding},
  author={Y Bai and J-F Guo and Z-S Li},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology \& Therapeutics},
  year={2011},
  volume={34}
}
Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2011; 34: 166–171 

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