SARS-COV 2 recently caused a global pandemic, with the first case being reported in Romania in February 2020. Important restrictive measures were imposed, so that the addressability of patients to medical services decreased. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding had more severe forms of evolution at the time of presentation, which required additional methods of diagnosis and treatment. This is a retrospective study performed on 268 patients, which aims to evaluate the type and effectiveness of different treatment methods for upper gastrointestinal bleeding during the COVID 19 pandemic. Severity assessment was performed by measuring the Rockall score and additional methods of diagnosis. The association of COVID-19 with upper gastrointestinal bleeding can lead to much more severe outcomes for the patient, so treatment must be sustained and fast established. If the initial therapeutic methods fail, the other available therapeutic measures should be introduced progressively and without delay to achieve the best possible outcomes.
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Silaghi, Adrian; Gaspar, Bogdan Severus; Epistatu, Dragos; Bălan, Daniela Gabriela; Păunică, Ioana; Dumitriu, Anca Silvia; Paunica, Stana; Socea, Bogdan; and Constantin, Vlad Denis
"Upper gastrointestinal bleeding during the COVID-19 pandemic; particularities of diagnosis and therapy,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 9:
2, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol9/iss2/10
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