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Risk Factors for Stress Ulceration in the ICU

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Certain risk factors may predispose a patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) for mucosal stress ulcerations that result in gastrointestinal hemorrhage. These patients may benefit from closer monitoring for bleeding and prophylaxis.

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