Tag: gastrointestinal haemorrhage

1. In cirrhotic patients who presented with gastrointestinal bleeding, patients treated with ceftriaxone were significantly less likely to develop proved or possible infections when compared to those treated with norfloxacin. 2. The ceftriaxone group was also significantly less likely to developed proved infections or spontaneous bacteremia and bacterial peritonitis. 3. There...
Classics Series, Landmark Trials in Medicine
1. Patients presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeds experienced significantly lower risk of continued bleeding and need for surgery to control bleeding when treated with omeprazole as compared with placebo. 2. There was no significant difference in mortality between the two groups, though the omeprazole group had significantly lower red cell...
Image: PD 1. Age, shock, comorbidity, diagnosis, major stigmata of recent haemorrhage, and rebleeding were found to be independent predictors of mortality following acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Original Date of Publication: March 1996 Study Rundown: Acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage is a common medical emergency. Risk factors for rebleeding and death were well known...