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

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Aneesh Thomas George,

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    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
    • 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.

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  • Prathap Tharyan,

    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
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  • John V Peter,

    1. Christian Medical College & Hospital, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
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  • Richard Kirubakaran,

    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
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  • Jabez Paul Barnabas

    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
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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).

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