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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory high digestive bleeding hospital income / Ingresos hospitalarios por hemorragia digestiva alta por antiinflamatorios no esteroidicos

Author(s): Marco JL | Bosca B | Real M | San Martín MD | Valls MD | Guerrero MD | Zaragoza R

Journal: Seguimiento Farmacoterapéutico
ISSN 1696-1137

Volume: 2;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 217;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: Acetylsalicylic acid | Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory | High digestive bleeding

From year 1997 the Requena Hospital Pharmacy Service maintain a program of detection and prevention of drugs-related problems hospital income (DRPI). The program is coordinated with the Primary Care Pharmacy Service for the establishment of the preventive measures. The DRPI program establishes feedback, collective and/or individualized, on the agents of health of the Health Area and on the population in general, according to the cases, as it bases for the prevention of DRPIs. Methods: The detection of IDRP is made by means of revision of the diagnoses gathered in the admission book of the Emergency Department and the HIGIA database. Clinical records of the patients are retrospectively analyzed. Medical criteria, specifically gathered in clinical history, are accepted for the imputability establishment. Results: In period 1997-2003, 195 drug-related high digestive hemorrhage hospital income (HDH) have been detected: 188 by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), in two cases the NSAID could not settle down cause, 3 by ticlopidine, 3 by metamizole and 1 by clopidogrel. In 45 cases (23%) the involved medicine was over the counter (OTC), 58 cases were related to low doses aspirin (AAS), 15 cases related to the association of NSAIDs or NSAIDs with low doses AAS and 70 cases were produced by non-aspirin-NSAIDs or non-OTC-AAS to doses of 500mg. 80% of the cases of HDH by AAS to low doses took place in patients of 69 years old or older. In 85% of the cases of HDH by non-aspirin- NSAID or non-OTC-AAS of 500mg with gastro-protection criteria this had not been used. In the three cases of HDH by metamizole patients were older than 80 years and with HDH antecedents. Conclusions: The low use of gastroprotection between the affected population of HDH by NSAIDs in spite of the existence of clear factors of risk concludes. Gastroprotection in patients dealt with low doses AAS and equal or greater age about 69 years although the age were the only factor of risk, are recommended. Gastroprotection in aged patients with HDH antecedents is recommended before the use of metamizol.
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