Pathogenesis of Stress Ulcer Bleeding in the Critically Ill

  • D. F. Zandstra
  • C. P. Stoutenbeek
  • H. M. Oudemans-van Straaten
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 7)


The critically ill patient is at risk of developing erosive gastric and intestinal mucosal ulcerations which may finally cause bleeding. The incidence of ulcer bleeding in critically ill patients reported in the literature varies from 1 to 100%. This variation may be explained by differences in the underlying disease. Zinner and co-workers found evidence of ulcer-related bleeding in 1–11% of patients with minor critical illness but up to 100% in patients with severe critical illness [37].


Gastric Mucosa Vascular Injury Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stress Ulceration Ulcer Bleeding 
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  • D. F. Zandstra
  • C. P. Stoutenbeek
  • H. M. Oudemans-van Straaten

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