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A systematic review of transarterial embolization versus emergency surgery in treatment of major nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

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BACKGROUND: Emergency surgery or transarterial embolization (TAE) are options for the treatment of recurrent or refractory nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Surgery has the disadvantage of high rates of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Embolization has become more available and has the advantage of avoiding laparotomy in this often unfit and elderly population. OBJECTIVE: To carry out a systematic review and meta-analysis of all studies that have directly compared TAE with em...

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10.2147/ceg.s56725

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
Publisher:
Dove Medical Press
Journal:
Clinical and experimental gastroenterology More from this journal
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
93-104
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1178-7023
Language:
English
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pubs:463340
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uuid:d071899d-8433-4e00-93d9-64246c1bfbef
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pubs:463340
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463340
Deposit date:
2014-06-20

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