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Risk Score for Predicting Need to Treat Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

Purpose:

To use the risk score of Blatchford et al to evaluate a patient with acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

K92.2

Description:

Patients with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage may or may not need clinical intervention. A risk score based on clinical and laboratory findings can separate patients into low and high risk groups for needing intervention. The authors are from Glasgow in Scotland.

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