Factors affecting mortality and morbidity in patients with peptic ulcer perforation

Kocer B., Surmeli S., Solak C., Unal B., Bozkurt B., Yildirim O., ...More

JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, vol.22, no.4, pp.565-570, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background and Aim: With the introduction of H2 receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors, the incidence of elective surgery for peptic ulcer (PU) diseases has decreased, although complications of PU such as perforation and bleeding have remained fairly constant. The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors that predict morbidity and mortality in patients with perforated PU.