Interventions for preventing upper gastrointestinal bleeding in people admitted to intensive care units
Editorial Group: Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases Group
Published Online: 8 SEP 2010
Copyright © 2010 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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.
- Publication Status: New
- Published Online: 8 SEP 2010
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).