TITLE

PROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF A PRE-ENDOSCOPY SCORING SYSTEM TO AVOID ADMISSION AND INPATIENT ENDOSCOPY IN LOW RISK PATIENTS WITH UPPER GI BLEEDING

AUTHOR(S)
Gaya, D. R.; Cahil, A.; Coyle, A.; Benson, G.; Murray, W. R.; Stanley, A. J.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA48
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study related to prospective evaluation of a pre-endoscopy scoring system to avoid admission and inpatient endoscopy in low risk patients with upper GI bleeding. Acute upper GI bleeding accounts for approximately 10% of acute hospital admissions. It is usual practice to admit all such patients for observation and inpatient endoscopy. Implementation of the Blatchford pre-endoscopy score led to the avoidance of admission of over 20% of all patients presenting with upper GI bleeding, with no adverse patient effects.
ACCESSION #
13219000

 

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