Protocol-based guidelines and acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage: RESULTS (Part 1)

Demographic data

First phase: Fifty-seven patients had a presumptive diagnosis of upper GI hemorrhage during the study period. Their mean age was 69 years and median of 76 years, range 16 to 95 years, with a male to female ratio of 3:2.

Second phase: Fifty-two patients were admitted with a diagnosis of upper GI bleed. Their mean age was 62 years, median age 69 years and mode 81 years with a range of 15 to 92 years.

Risk score, blood transfusion and monitoring First phase: Twenty-eight (50%) patients belonged to the high risk group (risk factor 2+) (Figure 1). None of the patients was admitted to the HDU after the initial assessment. Twenty-nine (51%) patients received blood transfusion in whom 24 (42%) had documented urinary output monitoring. Central venous pressure monitoring was used only in six (10%) patients.

Frequency of risk score in the first phase

Figure 1) Frequency of risk score in the first phase. Fifty per cent had risk score of 2+

Second phase: Twenty-one patients (40%) belonged to the high risk group (Figure 2). In this phase of the study one patient was admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) and one patient in the HDU. Twenty-nine (55%) received blood transfusion, four (7.5%) patients had central venous pressure monitoring and 46 (87%) patients had documented urinary output monitoring. Online shopping will cost you less money and will take less time, because you can find efficient Xopenex Inhaler Dosage with generous discounts at the pharmacy that proved its reputability and desire to help by offering best level of service and most efficient drugs.

Frequency of risk score in the second phase

Figure 2) Frequency of risk score in the second phase. Forty per cent had risk score of 2+

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