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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7493versión On-line ISSN 1561-2945


LE'CLERC NICOLAS, Jean. Characterization of patients presenting with high digestive bleeding. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2010, vol.49, n.2. ISSN 0034-7493.

INTRODUCTION. High digestive bleeding remains as health problem and together with acute abdomen, wounds and traumatisms is practically the main responsibility of a surgery rounds. METHODS. A cross-sectional, descriptive and observational study was conducted in a sample including all patients with this diagnosis admitted in "Joaquín Albarrán" Clinical Surgical Teaching Hospital between January, 2006 and December, 2007 (two years). RESULTS. The more frequent ages were between the patients aged 70 and 79 and also in male sex and the background was the cardiovascular disease. Melena was the leading clinical manifestation. Endoscopy was only performed in the 25,16% of cases noting mainly the presence of duodenitis and gastritis. Among the commonest therapeutical measures were hydration and the use of Levine's stents. Only the 20,48% of patients was treated against Helicobacter pylori. Average hospital stay was of 6 days or more. CONCLUSIONS. The application of general measures of hemodynamic support and a close surveillance of patients may to achieve safeguard their lives although there was not an accurate diagnosis. Helicobacter pylori and its association with erosive or ulcerous lesions of gastroduodenal mucosa haven't been assimilated in the physician's mind. The surgery role is decreasing in the high digestive bleeding therapy in spite of to be one the fundamental pillars for its confrontation.

Palabras clave : High digestive bleeding; high digestive hemorrhage; Helicobacter pylori; proton inhibitors pump.

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