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Table 1 The characteristics of 80 patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding treated with intravenous cimetidine or oral omeprazole.

From: A comparison of oral omeprazole and intravenous cimetidine in reducing complications of duodenal peptic ulcer

  Cimetidine group No (%) Omeprazole group No (%) p values
Hx of alcohol 4 (10) 7 (17.5) 0.33
Hx of cigarette smoking 14 (35) 15 (37.5) 0.816
Hx of NSAIDs 19 (47.5) 18 (45) 0.823
Hx of epigastric pain 22 (55) 21 (52.5) 0.823
Pre-existing disease 18 (45) 17 (42.5) 0.283
Hx of gastrointestinal bleeding 3 (7.5) 10 (25) 0.034
Mean Hb level (gr/dl) 9.53 10.04 0.392
Mean BUN (mg/dl) 16.55 10.72 0.629
Blood transfusion (units) 3.58 1.68 0.003
Mean interval of rebleeding (days) 2.1 2.8 0.34
Rebleeding 20 (50) 6 (15) 0.001
Duration of hospitalization (days) 7.46 5.6 0.074
Mortality 3 (7.5) 1 (2.5) 0.24
  1. Hx: History