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The Diagnosis and Prognosis of Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
  1. R.H. Hunt


There have been major advances in the diagnosis and management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding over the past two decades but the overall mortality figure remains about 10 per cent. This paper reviews the place of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in diagnosis and discusses the argument that this form of earlier, more accurate diagnosis has had no influence on the outcome of the condition.

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  • * Based on an invited paper presented at the Robert B. Brown Surgical Symposium, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, on September 27, 1979.