Results of systematic screening for serious gastrointestinal bleeding associated with NSAIDs in Rostock hospitals.

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OBJECTIVES Gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers may lead to life-threatening complications. One of the causes is use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). METHODS All hospital admissions in 1998 to the Departments of Internal Medicine, including the Intensive Care Unit and the Department of Surgery, in 2 hospitals in Rostock were… (More)

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