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Prediction and prevention of peptic ulcer rebleeding

Algorithms can predict the risk of rebleeding and mortality in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding, but not the risk of rebleeding following endoscopic treatment in patients with ulcers. A recent meta-analysis has addressed this issue, and could facilitate the development of methods to predict rebleeding and endoscopic treatments to reduce rebleeding.

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D. M. Jensen has received grants from AstraZeneca, Boston Scientific, Olympus, Pentax and US Endoscopy. He has been a consultant for AstraZeneca, Boston Scientific and US Endoscopy, and a speaker for Boston Scientific.

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Jensen, D. Prediction and prevention of peptic ulcer rebleeding. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 9, 7–8 (2012).

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