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Annals of Internal Medicine Article The Effect of Endoscopic Therapy in Patients Receiving Omeprazole for Bleeding Ulcers with Nonbleeding Visible Vessels or Adherent Clots

By A Randomized Comparison

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Background: The optimal treatment of ulcers with nonbleeding visible vessels and adherent clots is unclear. Objective: To compare intravenous omeprazole infusion plus endoscopic therapy with intravenous omeprazole infusion alone for prevention of recurrent bleeding from ulcers with nonbleeding visible vessels or adherent clots. Design: Single-blind randomized study with blinded evaluation of study end points. Setting: An endoscopy center in a university hospital in Hong Kong. Patients: 156 persons with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers showing nonbleeding visible vessels or adherent clots. Intervention: Combination of endoscopic therapy and omeprazole infusion versus sham endoscopic therapy and omeprazole infusion

Year: 2013
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