*Corresponding author:Ait Errami. A, Gastroenterology department, Arrazi hospital University hospital of Mohammed VI, Marrakech, Morocco
Received: February 06, 2020; Published: February 13, 2020
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Introduction: Gastrointestinal bleeding is a life-threatening condition, with mortality depending on the cause and severity. The objective of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the epidemiological, clinical and evolutive aspects of a series of patients diagnosed with upper gastrointestinal bleeding, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Arrazi hospital in Marrakech, Morroco.
Material and methods: A retrospective, descriptive study was carried out, of patients diagnosed with upper gastrointestinal bleeding, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Arrazi hospital in Marrakech, Morroco, between January 1st, 2018 – December 30th, 2018. Results: We observed that the three most frequent causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in our series were peptic ulcer disease, variceal hemorrhage and gastric cancer. The global mortality due to gastrointestinal bleedingwas
Conclusion: It should be noted that in the group of patients who died, all had hemorrhagic shock at the time of admission
Keywords: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding; Hemorrhage; Intensive care unit; Epidemiology; mortality
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