AUSTIN B. CHINN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ELDEN C. WECKESSER, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Acute hemorrhage is the most common serious complication of gastro-duodenal ulceration. Its incidence among those patients hospitalized for peptic ulcer is reported to be from 9 to 38 per cent.1, 11 However, despite the frequency of the condition and the attention it has attracted, there is no universally accepted principle of management, and its lowest possible mortality has not been clearly established.
In more recent years, utilization of better diagnostic measures, larger amounts of blood for replacement, more careful attention to nutrition, and advances in surgical technics have somewhat modified the seriousness of the condition. Though employment of all these
AUSTIN B. CHINN, ELDEN C. WECKESSER. ACUTE HEMORRHAGE FROM PEPTIC ULCERATION: AN ANALYSIS OF 322 CASES(ACUTE HEMORRHAGE FROM PEPTIC ULCERATION: AN ANALYSIS OF 322 CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:339–351. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-2-339
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(2):339-351.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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