Risk Factors for Nosocomial Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Use of Acid-Suppressive Medication in Non-Critically Ill Patients

@article{Herzig2012RiskFF,
  title={Risk Factors for Nosocomial Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Use of Acid-Suppressive Medication in Non-Critically Ill Patients},
  author={Shoshana J. Herzig and Michael B. Rothberg and David B. Feinbloom and Michael D. Howell and Kalon K. L. Ho and Long Ngo and Edward R. Marcantonio},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={683-690}
}
ABSTRACTBACKGROUNDIt is unknown whether there exist certain subsets of patients outside of the intensive care unit in whom the risk of nosocomial gastrointestinal bleeding is high enough that prophylactic use of acid-suppressive medication may be warranted.OBJECTIVETo identify risk factors for nosocomial gastrointestinal bleeding in a cohort of non-critically ill hospitalized patients, develop a risk scoring system, and use this system to identify patients most likely to benefit from acid… CONTINUE READING

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