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Perioperative acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in older patients with hip fracture: incidence, risk factors and prevention

Fisher, Leon; Fisher, Alex; Pavli, Paul; Davis, Michael W


Background: No specific preventive strategy exists for acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage in hip fracture patients. Aims: To determine the effectiveness of prophylactic use of proton pump inhibitors in patients with risk factors for acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Methods: Prospective two-stage study of 822 consecutive older (≥60 years) hip fracture patients. Results: Acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage occurred in 16 (3.9%) of 407 patients and was associated with increased length of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2036.2006.03187.x


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