Surgical outcomes for perforated peptic ulcer: A prospective case series at an academic hospital in Monrovia, Liberia

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Moses, J. Fallah; Hughes, Christopher D.; Patel, Pratik B.; Chao, Tiffany E.; Konneh, Solomane A.; Jallabah, Torsou Y.; Kikubaire, Michael Kiiza; Meara, John G.; Hagander, Lars;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: African Journal of Emergency Medicine, volume 5, issue 2, pages 60-65 (issn: 2211-419X)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.afjem.2014.11.002
  • Subject: Resource-limited settings | R | Outcomes | R5-920 | Perforated peptic ulcer | Pediatrics | Medicine (General) | Mortality | Liberia | Medicine | Surgery
    mesheuropmc: digestive system diseases

Introduction The incidence of perforated peptic ulcer remains high in low and middle-income countries. Mortality can be significant, and early surgical management with careful evaluation of pre-operative risk factors is essential. The purpose of this study was to descri... View more
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