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Researchers recommend omeprazole before endoscopy

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7599.873-b (Published 26 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:873

Blood doesn't clot well in an acid environment such as the stomach. So researchers in Hong Kong hypothesised that intravenous omeprazole might be a good early treatment for patients waiting for endoscopy after an upper gastrointestinal bleed. They were …

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