Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and upper gastrointestinal bleeding, identifying high-risk groups by excess risk estimates.

@article{Hallas1995NonsteroidalAD,
  title={Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and upper gastrointestinal bleeding, identifying high-risk groups by excess risk estimates.},
  author={Jesper Hallas and Jakob Lauritsen and Henrik D Villadsen and Lars Freng Gram},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1995},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={438-44}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGB) has been established beyond reasonable doubt. The literature on risk factors has almost exclusively focused on comparisons of relative risks in subgroups of patients: men versus women, old versus young and so forth. However, from a pragmatic, clinical viewpoint, only the excess risk provides a meaningful, robust measure of the magnitude of risk factors. The… CONTINUE READING

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