Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Research



Prospective study and applicability of pulp score to predict mortality and morbidity following peptic ulcer

Sheetal A Murchite, Thakut Gowtham, Aniket Patil, Vaishali Vinayak Gaikwad, Vishwas Gowda.

Abstract
Introduction: This study aims to predict the mortality and morbidity of patients with peptic ulcer perforation by PULP score. This scoring system has been chosen as the variables required (age, comorbidities, concurrent steroid use, shock on admission, serum creatinine levels, time from perforation to admission, and ASA scores) can be easily calculated with available investigations in hospitals. This study was done in the department of general surgery Dr D. Y. Patil medical college, hospital, and research institute. Fifty patients admitted with peptic ulcer perforation were included in this study after getting their informed consent. Scores of 0-7 were associated with low risk, and 8-18 were associated with a high risk of mortality preoperatively.
Result 50 patients were studied in the last two years i.e. November 2018 to October 2020, 43 (86%) were males, and the remaining 7 (14%) were females. 9 (18%) experienced death, and 41 (82%) survived. 20 (40%) were morbid, and the remaining 30 (60%) were not morbid. Eight patients of high risk died, and 20 patients of low and high risk had morbidity. A comparison of this study with M. H. Moller et al., the study showed that the results are almost similar, except for slightly increased mortality and morbidity rates observed in patients with a score of 8-18.
Conclusion PULP score is easy to calculate risk stratification of a patient with a perforated peptic ulcer so that patients with higher scores can receive greater intensive care.

Key words: Perforated peptic ulcer, PULP score, perforation



Similar Articles

Challenges in developing therapeutic strategies for mild neonatal encephalopathy.
McDouall A, Wassink G, Bennet L, Gunn AJ, Davidson JO
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(2): 277-282

Social distancing, trust and post-COVID-19 recovery.
Kim YR, Liu A
Tourism management. 2022; 88(): 104416

Exploring the potential application of dental pulp stem cells in neuroregenerative medicine.
Sultan N, Scheven BA
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(4): 775-776

Determination of Bioenergetic Parameters in Mycobacterium ulcerans.
Thomas SS, Pethe K
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2387(): 219-230

Turbidity-Based MIC Assay and Characterization of Spontaneous Drug Resistant Mutants in Mycobacterium ulcerans.
Thomas SS, Kalia NP, Pethe K
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2387(): 209-217


Full-text options


Latest Statistics about COVID-19
• pubstat.org


Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• citeindex.org






Covid-19 Trends and Statistics
ScopeMed.com
CiteIndex.org
CancerLine
FoodsLine
PhytoMedline
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.



ScopeMed Web Sites