Trends in acute nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding in dialysis patients.

Abstract

Impaired kidney function is a risk factor for upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, an event associated with poor outcomes. The burden of upper GI bleeding and its effect on patients with ESRD are not well described. Using data from the US Renal Data System, we quantified the rates of occurrence of and associated 30-day mortality from acute, nonvariceal… (More)
DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2011070658

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