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In a prospective study, a comparison between immediate and next-day endoscopy has been made in 100 patients with acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Neither regime was statistically superior to the other. It is concluded that in the majority of patients immediate emergency endoscopy is unnecessary.

Original publication

DOI

10.1159/000198514

Type

Journal article

Journal

Digestion

Publication Date

1981

Volume

21

Pages

18 - 20

Keywords

Acute Disease, Clinical Trials as Topic, Emergencies, Evaluation Studies as Topic, False Negative Reactions, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Gastroscopy, Humans, Prospective Studies, Random Allocation, Time Factors