Another scoring system to predict mortality in UGI bleeds

By  |  July 10, 2010 | 

Several scoring systems exist to help identify which patients are at higher risk of death in non-variceal UGI bleeds. This 10-point scoring system, the PNED, was prospectively validated on 1360 patients, and outperformed the Rockall, with AUCs of 0.81 and 0.66, respectively. This scoring system appears to predict mortality as well if not better than the commonly utilized Rockall score, and is another option to risk stratify patients with non-variceal UGI bleeds (abstract)

About the Author:

Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.


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