Peptic ulcer disease

Jordan M. Kirsch, Christie Hirsch-Reilly

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

7 Scopus citations


Affecting approximately 2% of the population, peptic ulcer disease is one of the most common gastrointestinal diseases in the USA. Despite the increased use of proton pump inhibitors, rates of hospitalizations and mortality for elderly patients has increased. This chapter outlines risk factors, diagnostic modalities, and the Modified Johnson Classification system and treatment options including surgical procedures. Peptic ulcer disease can also lead to several complications including perforation, bleeding and gastric outlet obstruction, all of which are briefly described including the management of each condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcute Care General Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationWorkup and Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783319522555
ISBN (Print)9783319522548
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Gastric outlet obstruction
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Graham patch
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Modified Johnson classification
  • Omentoplasty


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