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Volume 2003, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a common problem and is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Between June 1999 to May 2000 eight hundred and sixty patients were admitted to the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Hamad Medical Corporation, 102 of whom (11.8%) were admitted with a diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The most common nationality was Qatari (42.2%) and the most common age group was between 50-60years old (28.4%). The most frequent cause of bleeding was peptic ulcer disease (50 patients) followed by variceal bleeding. Our results are compatible with other reports.

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Keyword(s): intensive care , Qatar and Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
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