Silent peptic ulceration: deadly silence or golden silence?

@article{Pounder1989SilentPU,
  title={Silent peptic ulceration: deadly silence or golden silence?},
  author={Re Pounder},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1989},
  volume={96 2 Pt 2 Suppl},
  pages={
          626-31
        }
}
Peptic ulcer hemorrhage or perforation occur commonly in patients with hitherto silent ulceration, particularly in the elderly or in those taking nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. The majority of patients dying from peptic ulceration have no symptoms of ulcer disease until the presentation of their final, fatal illness. There is a need for more studies investigating the early symptoms of the fatal ulcer disease, the effects of therapies that may prevent fatalities, and the management of… CONTINUE READING

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