Trends of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Mortality in the United States Before and During the COVID-19 Era: Estimates From the Centers for Disease Control WONDER Database Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Merza, Nooraldin; Masoud, Ahmed T; Ahmed, Zohaib; Dahiya, Du S; Nawras, Ali; Kobeissy, Abdallah


  • There have been reports of increased upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Still, only a few studies have examined the mortality rate associated with UGIB in the United States before and during COVID-19. Hereby, we explored the trends of UGIB mortality in the United States before and during COVID-19. The study's objective was to investigate whether the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted UGIB mortality rates in the USA.


publication date

  • 2023

published in

start page

  • 165

end page

  • 170


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