We aimed to describe the frequency of upper endoscopy and associated outcomes in subjects hospitalized with upper GI bleeding (UGIB) and pulmonary embolism (PE).
We performed a cross-sectional study using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2007 to 2014. The association between upper endoscopy and in-hospital mortality was evaluated using propensity score matching.
A total of 44,412 subjects had a coexistent PE and UGIB. 63.5% had an inpatient upper endoscopy with a lower likelihood of in-hospital death and a shorter length of stay.
A substantial proportion of inpatients with PE and UGIB undergo endoscopy with a relatively lowmortality rate.
1Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mi, 48109, USA;
2Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, 10021, USA;
3Department of Medicine, New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, 10021, USA
Correspondence: Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, MD. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL accompanies this paper at http://links.lww.com/AJG/A39 and http://links.lww.com/AJG/A40.
Received May 21, 2018
Accepted August 28, 2018