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

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1- Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.
2- Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.
3- Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran. , a.zendedel@yahoo.com
4- Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.
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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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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Gastroenterology
Received: 2012/08/7 | Accepted: 2012/12/19 | ePublished: 2016/03/10

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