Intervention Protocol

Interventions for preventing upper gastrointestinal bleeding in people admitted to intensive care units

  1. Aneesh Thomas George1,*,
  2. Prathap Tharyan1,
  3. John V Peter2,
  4. Richard Kirubakaran1,
  5. Jabez Paul Barnabas1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases Group

Published Online: 8 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008687


How to Cite

George AT, Tharyan P, Peter JV, Kirubakaran R, Barnabas JP. Interventions for preventing upper gastrointestinal bleeding in people admitted to intensive care units (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD008687. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008687.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Christian Medical College, South Asian Cochrane Network & Centre, Prof. BV Moses & ICMR Advanced Centre for Research & Training in Evidence Informed Health Care, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

  2. 2

    Christian Medical College & Hospital, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

*Aneesh Thomas George, South Asian Cochrane Network & Centre, Prof. BV Moses & ICMR Advanced Centre for Research & Training in Evidence Informed Health Care, Christian Medical College, Carman Block II Floor, CMC Campus, Bagayam, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, 632002, India. dr.aneeshgeo@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 8 SEP 2010

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To evaluate the risk/benefit profile of interventions used to prevent upper gastrointestinal bleeding in people admitted to level 2 and level 3 intensive care units*

* Level 2 intensive care units: patients requiring detailed observation or intervention including support for a single failing organ system or postoperative care, and those stepping down from higher levels of care.

Level 3 intensive care units: patients requiring advanced respiratory support alone or basic respiratory support together with support for at least two organ systems.

These levels include all sick patients requiring support for organ failure/dysfunction in intensive care units (Goldhil 2002).