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Emergency upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at the Emergency Department of Izzet Baysal Hospital: analysis of 263 patients.
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PMID:  23348178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To evaluate the epidemiological characteristics, etiology, and therapeutic outcome of gastrointestinal disorders in 269 patients who underwent emergency upper gastrointestinal (EUGI) endoscopy at the Emergency Department. Abdominal pain was the most common clinical indication, in 90 (33.5%) patients. The clinical reasons for emergency admission were signiicantly related to endoscopic diagnostic yield. Non-erosive gastritis was the most common diagnosis, in 76 (28.3%) of EUGIE patients. Erosive duodenitis and gastric ulcer were found to be the other most common clinical indications, in 69 (25.7%) and 31 (11.5%) of EUGIE patients, respectively. The majority of patients who presented with abdominal pain and loss of appetite were between the age of 41 and 60 years, while a signiicant number of patients presenting with the same symptoms did so during the winter season. Emergency endoscopy is a procedure of choice for the investigation of upper gastrointestinal complaints. Emergency endoscopy is not only a diagnostic tool but also a therapeutic modality.
Arif Duran; Tarik Ocak; Hayrettin Oztürk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicinski glasnik : official publication of the Medical Association of Zenica-Doboj Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1840-0132     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Glas Ljek komore Zenicko-doboj kantona     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101250177     Medline TA:  Med Glas Ljek komore Zenicko-doboj kantona     Country:  Bosnia and Hercegovina    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Department of Emergency Medicine, 2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medical School; Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey.
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