Time Trends and Impact of Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Perforation in Clinical Practice

  title={Time Trends and Impact of Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Perforation in Clinical Practice},
  author={A. Iriarte Lanas and Luis Alberto Garc{\'i}a-Rodr{\'i}guez and M{\'o}nica Polo-Tom{\'a}s and Marta Ponce and Inmaculada Alonso-Abreu and Maria Angeles Perez-Aisa and Javier P{\'e}rez-Gisbert and Lu{\'i}s Bujanda and Manuel Neves E Castro and Mar{\'i}a Mu{\~n}oz and Luis Rodrigo and Xavier Calvet and Dolores Del-Pino and Santiago Vega Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:Changing patterns in medical practice may contribute to temporal changes in the incidence of upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) complications. There are limited data on the incidence of lower GI complications in clinical practice and most studies that have been done have serious methodological limitations to inferring the actual burden of this problem. The aims of this study were to analyze time trends of hospitalizations resulting from GI complications originating both from the… CONTINUE READING


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