Trends in Peptic Ulcer Bleeding and Surgical Treatment

  title={Trends in Peptic Ulcer Bleeding and Surgical Treatment},
  author={Christian Ohmann and Michael Imhof and H. -D. R{\"o}her},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
An evidence-based approach is followed, with grading of evidence by study design, to evaluate surgical treatment of a bleeding peptic ulcer. In contrast to endoscopic treatment, reports of surgical treatment are rare, with only five randomized trials having been identified. Epidemiologic studies have demonstrated that the incidence of emergency surgery has not changed despite major improvements with endoscopic treatment. There are no proven alternatives to emergency operation for massive… CONTINUE READING


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