Quick Reference Dictionary for GI and Hepatology

Jonathan M Fenkel, MD

Appendix 15: Peptic Ulcer Disease Therapy And Rebleeding Rates (continued)

Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a common GI issue, and treatment is aimed at 3 areas: treating acute complications, healing the ulcer, and modifying underlying risk factors to prevent recurrence. The most life-threatening complications of PUD are intestinal perforation and gastrointestinal bleeding. Clean base = 5% Flat spot = 10% Adherent clot = 25% Nonbleeding visible vessel = 50% Active bleeding = 55% to 90% Basu PP, Rayapudi K…