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Speaker abstracts 2001
All patient underwent endoscopy to assess the type of gastroscopic lesion and the presence of Helicobacter pylori. Requirements of blood transfusion and surgery were also noted. Results A total 63 (29%) out of 216 patients admitted with upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage were using NSAIDs (60% aspirin, 16% piroxicam, 13% diclofenac, 6% combined and 5% other) during a median of 7.5 days (range 1->100 days). Median patients´age was 65 years (range 18-90). NSAIDs were prescribed for pain relievedoi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2001.750 fatcat:haxpnj4jmjcwpm7lmrbbjpdr3u