1) Stratification systems, such as the Rockall score and Forrest classification, which are based on clinical and endoscopic factors, respectively, define those at high risk.
The Rockall score, a validated admission and post-endoscopy risk assessment scoring system that incorporates age, presence of shock, co-morbidity and the endoscopic stigmata of bleeding, was calculated for each patient.
There was also no significant difference when comparing the Rockall score, ulcer type, current use of NSAIDs and/or salicylates, use of PPI, presence of H.
A high Rockall score was the only predictor of death by D30 (OR 1.
However, the Rockall score was not found to be a significant predictor for surgery.
Medical co-morbidity accounted for these deaths, a factor supported in our study by the use of the Rockall score as a predictor of death by D30.