GI tract

Australian study confirms high mortality rate after peptic ulcer bleeds

The 30-day mortality rate in patients with critical peptic ulcer bleeding requiring massive transfusion is almost one in five (19.6%) despite best efforts from multidisciplinary teams. A study of 5,482 cases from the Australian and New Zealand Massive Transfusion Registry found 270 cases (4.9%) were due to peptic ulcer bleeding. Most patients were men (70%) ...

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