TITLE

CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS OF IV OMEPRAZOLE IN ENDOSCOPICALLY TREATED PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE

AUTHOR(S)
Praveen, E.; Caims, A.; Ali, F.; Duane, P. D.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA76
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recent RCT data have demonstrated significant benefits of a 72 hour IV omeprazole infusion, for patients undergoing endoscopic haemostasis for bleeding peptic ulcers. This article presents a study to assess the effectiveness of IV omeprazole on outcomes, a retrospective audit of all patients receiving this therapy was audited. This group was compared to alt those who received endoscopic therapy alone. Patients receiving IV omeprazol had lower rates of rebleeding, surgical intervention and mortality. The transfusion requirements and hospital stay were significantly reduced.
ACCESSION #
13219114

 

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