Volume 19, Number 3 (October 2012)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2012, 19(3): 332-337 | Back to browse issues page


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Ghanadi K, Anbari K, Zendedel A, Abdolahian M, Taheri Z. Risk factors for upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients referred to the Shohada Ashayer Khoramabad in 2011: Short Communication. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2012; 19 (3) :332-337
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-1188-en.html

1- Assistant Assistant professor of Gastroenterology Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.
2- Assistant Professor Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.
3- Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran. , a.zendedel@yahoo.com
4- Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.
5- Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.
Abstract:   (8324 Views)
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a common medical emergency that often leads to hospitalization. In the present cross-sectional study conducted during 2011, all patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bIeeding living in Khorramabad city referring to the specialized Shohada Ashayer hospital, after being matched with a control group for age and sex, were assessed. Endoscopic findings, demographic data, and clinical characteristics were collected using a questionnaire. Out of 62 patients, 67.7% were males. Mean age of the patients was 54. 5±12.1 yrs. The most frequent gastrointestinal bleeding was found in 60-79 year olds (35.5%). The ratio of gastrointestinal bleeding in regular NSAID consumption was 3.8 (CI=1.3-4.8). Hematemesis (62.9%) was the most common primary presentation. The most common prevalent underlying disease predisposing bleeding in these patients was cirrhosis (61.5%) and the main causes of bleeding were digestive ulcers (42.7%).
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Subject: Gastroenterology
Received: 2012/08/7 | Accepted: 2012/12/19 | Published: 2016/03/10

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