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Upper GI bleeds in COVID-19 not related to increased mortality

Key clinical point: COVID-19 status is a greater driver of mortality than upper GI bleeding.

Major finding: Upper GI bleeding development was not associated with increased in-hospital mortality in COVID-19 patients (OR, 1.14; 95% CI, 0.59-2.19).

Study details: Retrospective case-controlled analysis (n = 581).

Disclosures: The authors did not report a funding source. Dr. Ketwaroo has no relevant financial disclosures.


González González R et al. J Clin Gastroenterol. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001465.