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Glasgow-Blatschford Score Validation in Digestive Hemorrhage

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2009 by University Hospital, Geneva.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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University Hospital, Geneva Identifier:
First received: December 9, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2009
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to validate the Glasgow-Blatchford score for the stratification of patients with upper gastro-intestinal hemorrhage. This score is easy to calculate. It is mainly based on the hemoglobin, blood pressure and blood urea. if the score is zero, the bleeding is very low risk and the gastrointestinal endoscopy may be delayed and performed as an outpatient.

Condition Intervention
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Procedure: Endoscopy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Glasgow-Blatschford Score Validation for Stratification of Patients With Digestive Hemorrhage

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Geneva:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of length of stay between patients with score equal to zero and above zero [ Time Frame: june 2010 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Determination of the proportion of low risk upper gastrointestinal bleeding [ Time Frame: june 2010 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: October 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
If the Glasgow-Blatchford score is zero, the endoscopy is delayed as an outpatient
Procedure: Endoscopy
Realization of an upper GI endoscopy


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To be admitted in the university hospital for a gastrointestinal hemorrhage (vomiting of red or black blood or melena)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age under 18
  • Pregnancy
  • Hemorrhage during hospitalisation
  • red rectal bleeding
  • No consent signed
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01029626

Contact: Marc Girardin, MD +41223729340

Geneva University Hospital Recruiting
Geneva, Switzerland, 1211
Contact: Marc Girardin, MD    +41223729340   
Principal Investigator: Marc Girardin, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Jean-Marc Dumonceau, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Geneva
Principal Investigator: Marc Girardin, MD Geneva University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Marc Girardin Dr, Geneva University Hospital Identifier: NCT01029626     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-091
Study First Received: December 9, 2009
Last Updated: December 9, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Pathologic Processes
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017