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Upper gastrointestinal bleeding. With special reference to blood transfusion.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences. Department of Surgery, Sundsvall County Hospital, Sundsvall, Sweden.
Department of Surgery, Sundsvall County Hospital, Sundsvall, Sweden.
1991 (English)In: European Journal of Surgery, ISSN 1102-4151, E-ISSN 1741-9271, Vol. 157, no 3, 193-6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in 978 unselected patients during a 9-year period was reviewed in regard to incidence, diagnosis, treatment and mortality rate. The annual incidence was 1/1,000 of the catchment population. The source of bleeding was established in 89% of cases. Peptic ulcer accounted for 53% of total admissions. Blood transfusion was given only when the haemoglobin was less than 8.0 g/dl or if the patient was in shock. Emergency surgery was performed on only 31 patients (3%). The perioperative mortality was 13% and the overall mortality 6%. It is concluded that current treatment policy resulted in low rates of operation and mortality in these unselected cases of upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage. The results support the theory that a hypercoagulable state in gastrointestinal bleeding is counteracted by citrated stored blood.

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1991. Vol. 157, no 3, 193-6 p.
Keyword [en]
blood transfusion, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, haematemesis, melaena
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Clinical Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-19096ISI: A1991FJ72700007PubMedID: 1678629Scopus ID: 0025782448OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-19096DiVA: diva2:647470
Available from: 2013-09-11 Created: 2013-06-07 Last updated: 2017-01-12Bibliographically approved

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