SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.43 issue2Bacterial growth in diabetic foot ulcer prior to Heberprot-PCharacterization of recent stroke mortality in diabetic patients author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557


ARMENTEROS TORRES, Mildred Cecilia et al. Utility of Rockall index in patients with upper non-variceal gastrointestinal bleeding episodes. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2014, vol.43, n.2, pp.176-184. ISSN 0138-6557.

Introduction: the use of prognostic systems is necessary for the proper management of those at high risk of bleeding again. Objective: to evaluate the ability of the Rockall index for predicting the risk of rebleeding and mortality in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding episode of non-variceal origin. Methods: a longitudinal, descriptive, prospective study was conducted in 89 patients who arrived with clinical evidence of upper gastrointestinal bleeding at ER of "Dr. Carlos J. Finlay" Central Military Hospital from December 2011 to June 2012. They underwent an endoscopy within 24 h after admission. Demographic parameters (age, gender) and endoscopic (findings, therapeutic) were evaluated. Rockall index was applied and patients were followed up 72 h after admission. COR curve Analysis was performed. Results: there was a predominance of males (64/89, 71.91 %); the average age was 63.58 years. 26 % of cases (n= 23) had a higher rate of Rockall, with a predictive capacity for mortality (area under the ROC curve = 0.875) and rebleeding (area under the ROC curve = 0.757, p= 0.020). Conclusions: Rockall index utility is confirmed to identify patients at high risk of death and reindent, which can be used for the management of patients with non-variceal gastrointestinal bleeding.

Keywords : non variceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage; Rockall´s score.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )