Pattern of upper gastrointestinal bleeding at Rahim Yar Khan
Keywords:Longitudinal Studies. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. Research Design. Hospital. Prospective Studies. Cohort Studies. Esophageal and Gastric Varices. Peptic Ulcer Hemorrhage. Behavior.
Design: It is a Prospective Observational case series. Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted at Sheikh Zayed Hospital/Hamza Medicare Rahim Yar Khan, between January 1997 and December 2004. Patients and Methods; Consecutive 892 patients presenting with significant gastrointestinal bleeding, between January 1997 and December 2004 were recruited in this study. Source of active bleeding was defined by endoscopy. Results: Esophageal variceal bleed was the main finding 580, followed by gastric erosions 133 patients, Esophageal Ulcer 65, duodenal ulcer 61, bleeding gastric ulcer (26), Mallory Weiss Tear 21 and Osler Weber Rendu Syndrome/AV malformation 06 only. Conclusion: Esophageal varices are-real problem within our area but the scope has changed in the western world. Variations in disease pattern from time to time require the periodic studies to be aware of the current underlying mechanism of the ailments in the area of work. Total reliance on literature may consume local resources.
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