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Bleeding from Peptic Ulcer Criteria for Quick Discharge or Outpatient Treatment

Purpose:

To identify a patient with a bleeding peptic ulcer who can be discharged early or managed as an outpatient based on the criteria of Gralnek et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Infectious Diseases
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

risk factors, criteria for diagnosis, selection

ICD-10:

K27.4, I85.0

Description:

Gralnek et al selected factors identifying patients with peptic ulcer disease who are at low risk for complications. These patients can be discharged quickly from the hospital or managed as outpatients. The authors are from Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, McGill University, Centra Hospitalier Universitaire du Bocage and Universite de Bourgogne.

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