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Table 5 Mortality, rebleeding, blood transfusion requirement, and length of hospital stay for endoscopic and non-endoscopic therapy

From: Management of overt upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a low resource setting: a real world report from Nigeria

  Endoscopic therapy Non endoscopic therapy p
Varices 36 16  
 Mortality in six months 2 8 <0.001
 Rebleeding 5 12 <0.001
 Blood transfusion units Mean ± SD 3.0 ± 3.6 4.7 ± 5.7 0.031
 Hospital stay (in days) Mean ± SD 5.0 ± 1.6 9.2 ± 5.4 <0.001
Duodenal ulcer 42 13  
 Rebleeding 0 5 <0.001
 Blood transfusion units Mean ± SD 2.8 ± 3.4 3.1 ± 3.1 0.01
 Hospital stay (in days) Mean ± SD 3.7 ± 2.0 9.4 ± 4.9 <0.001