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). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrgastro.2011.243