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Article

Publication Date

4-28-2017

Abstract

Aim: To retrospectively evaluate the use of proton pump inhibitor infusions.

Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients who received an 80 mg bolus of esomeprazole follow by an infusion at 8 mg/hr. An analysis was performed to determine if a Blatchford Score of > 5 was a predictor of upper gastrointestinal ulcers.

Results: 300 patients received high dose esomeprazole over a 15 month period. 32% had an ulcer identified on endoscopy. Gastritis and esophagitis were the second most common diagnosis accounting for 16% of patients. A Blatchford Score of >5 as a predictor of upper gastrointestinal ulcers had a sensitivity of 86.5% with a specificity of 32%.

Conclusion: Utilizing the Blatchford Score to predict patients that have an upper gastrointestinal ulcer does not appear to be effective in clinical practice.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.15406/mojbb.2017.03.00035

Comments

This article was originally published as: Fellows SE, Rosini JM. Practical use of blactchford score. MOJ Bioequiv Availab. 2017;3(3):65-68. DOI: 10.15406/mojbb.2017.03.00035

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