Some factors associated with mortality in perforated peptic ulcer: a case-control study.

@article{McIntosh1996SomeFA,
  title={Some factors associated with mortality in perforated peptic ulcer: a case-control study.},
  author={Jean H. McIntosh and Karen Berman and F M Holliday and Karen Byth and Roger Chapman and David J. W. Piper},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={82-7}
}
This study examined the associations of individual coexisting illnesses, septicaemia, intra-abdominal abscess, marital status, smoking and alcohol use, with mortality following perforation of peptic ulcer without pre-operative evidence of haemorrhage. Patients who died in hospital following ulcer perforation (cases; n = 300) were compared with patients who survived following ulcer perforation (controls; n = 276). The controls were frequency-matched to the cases on age, sex and perforation site… CONTINUE READING