Acid Peptic Disease

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Abstract

The management of peptic ulcer disease has radically changed over the last 40 years from primarily surgical treatment to medical therapy nearly eliminating the need for elective surgery in these patients. Although there has been a decline in patients requiring acute surgical intervention for complications of peptic ulcer disease (perforation, bleeding, and obstruction), these patients still make up a significant proportion of hospital admissions every year. The modern acute care surgeon must have significant knowledge of the multiple treatment modalities used to appropriately care for these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)933-944
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume98
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Bleeding ulcer
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Obstructing ulcer
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Perforated ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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