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Unformatted text preview: from the Indian subcontinent. One patient, subsequently found to have a perforated gastric cancer, died. In 116 patients, 26 complications were recorded in 20 patients (17.2%). Common risk factors for perforation were smoking, history of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). A significantly increased risk of perforation was evident during the daytime fasting month of Ramadan. An increase in the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score (p = 0.047) and a reduced white blood cell count (0.04) were highly significant for the prediction of postoperative complications. CONCLUSION: Patients with dyspeptic symptoms and a history of previous PUD should be considered for prophylactic treatment to prevent ulcer recurrence during prolonged daytime fasting in Ramadan, especially during the winter time. PMID: 19423456 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Sheet1 Page 2 32(2):95-101. two with deficient data...
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2010 for the course NSA 1010 taught by Professor Ahobaishi during the Spring '09 term at ND State.
- Spring '09