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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675358/persistence-of-gastric-or-esophageal-varices-on-final-angiography-increases-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-revision-rate-after-polytetrafluoroethylene-covered-stent-shunt-creation
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Benjamin Moulin, Olivier Chevallier, Gilles Abdulmalak, Maxime Luu, Marianne Latournerie, Anne Minello, Sophie Gehin, Jean-Pierre Cercueil, Marco Midulla, Romaric Loffroy
Background: To assess the association between final polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) angiographic parameters and free shunt revision survey. Methods: Series of two comparison groups were generated with persistence of varices or not, the 25th , 50th , and 75th percentile as cutoff for each angle and a 15-mm distance as cutoff for distance D. Kaplan Meier free shunt revision curves were then created and compared with Log Rank test...
March 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672296/predictive-factors-of-portal-hypertensive-enteropathy-exacerbation-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-capsule-endoscopy-study
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Sayoko Kunihara, Shiro Oka, Shinji Tanaka, Ichiro Otani, Atsushi Igawa, Yuko Nagaoki, Hiroshi Aikata, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The clinical course and exacerbation of portal hypertensive enteropathy (PHE) are yet to be fully clarified. This study aimed to identify factors related to PHE exacerbation in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). METHODS: Fifty patients with LC (33 male; mean age, 67 years), who underwent capsule endoscopy (CE) at the Hiroshima University Hospital between February 2009 and September 2015, were followed up for >6 months. Exacerbation is defined as the appearance of new lesions or worsening of existing lesions...
April 19, 2018: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671414/non-variceal-upper-gi-bleeding
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April 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671413/non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Angel Lanas, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Richard H Hunt, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, James M Scheiman, Ian M Gralnek, Helen E Campbell, Alaa Rostom, Càndid Villanueva, Joseph J Y Sung
Non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (NVUGIB) is bleeding that develops in the oesophagus, stomach or proximal duodenum. Peptic ulcers, caused by Helicobacter pylori infection or use of NSAIDs and low-dose aspirin (LDA), are the most common cause. Although the incidence and mortality associated with NVUGIB have been decreasing owing to considerable advances in the prevention and management of NVUGIB over the past 20 years, it remains a common clinical problem with an annual incidence of ∼67 per 100,000 individuals in the United States in 2012...
April 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670740/gingival-varices-treated-with-monoethanolamine-oleate-a-rare-case-report
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Sarah Campos-de Sales, Camila-Nazaré-Alves-de Oliveira Kato, Mariana-Saturnino de Noronha, Wagner-Henriques Castro, Ricardo-Alves Mesquita
Varices are benign blood vessel lesions that are common in the head and neck regions. The aim of this case report is to highlight an uncommon case of gingival varices and its diagnosis and management. This is the second time that a case of varices has been reported at this site. Monoethanolamine oleate (MO) at a 2.5% concentration was used as the treatment. A 66-year-old woman presented spontaneous gingival bleeding in the region of the mandibular first and second left molars. A macula and gingival enlargement on the interproximal papillae were observed...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670387/systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-and-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-score-accurately-predict-the-in-hospital-mortality-of-black-african-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis-at-initial-hospitalization-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Alassan Kouamé Mahassadi, Justine Laure Konang Nguieguia, Henriette Ya Kissi, Anthony Afum-Adjei Awuah, Aboubacar Demba Bangoura, Stanislas Adjeka Doffou, Alain Koffi Attia
Background: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) predict short-term mortality in patients with cirrhosis. Prediction of mortality at initial hospitalization is unknown in black African patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Aim: This study aimed to look at the role of MELD score and SIRS as the predictors of morbidity and mortality at initial hospitalization. Patients and methods: In this retrospective cohort study, we enrolled 159 patients with cirrhosis (median age: 49 years, 70...
2018: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668596/predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-a-cohort-of-elderly-egyptian-patients-with-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Mohamed A Elsebaey, Heba Elashry, Tamer A Elbedewy, Ahmed A Elhadidy, Noha E Esheba, Sherif Ezat, Manal Saad Negm, Yousry Esam-Eldin Abo-Amer, Mohamed El Abgeegy, Heba Fadl Elsergany, Loai Mansour, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) affects large number of elderly with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Early identification and management of the factors predicting in-hospital mortality might decrease mortality. This study was conducted to identify the causes of acute UGIB and the predictors of in-hospital mortality in elderly Egyptian patients.286 elderly patients with acute UGIB were divided into: bleeding variceal group (161 patients) and bleeding nonvariceal group (125 patients). Patients' monitoring was done during hospitalization to identify the risk factors that might predict in-hospital mortality in elderly...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668568/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-insertion-for-the-management-of-portal-hypertension-in-children
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Lauren Johansen, Patrick McKiernan, Khalid Sharif, Simon McGuirk
OBJECTIVES: To describe our 20-year experience with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPSS) procedures for children with resistant portal hypertension (PHTN). METHODS: Retrospective review of all children that had a TIPSS performed at Birmingham Children's Hospital from 1 January 1995 - 1 January 2015. RESULTS: 40 children underwent 42 attempted TIPSS for resistant PHTN with recurrent variceal bleeding (n = 35), refractory ascites (n = 4), and hypersplenism (n = 1)...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666894/-conservative-management-of-varicosis-and-postthrombotic-syndrome
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J Knupfer, S Reich-Schupke, M Stücker
Both varicosis and postthrombotic syndrome are manifestations of chronic venous disease - a widespread disease. Even at an early stage there are visible vascular symptoms, feeling of heaviness and tendency to swelling. In advanced stages, skin alterations and chronic wounds follow. Chronic venous insufficiency as a progressive disease can lead to significant limitations in the quality of life. Adequate diagnosis and therapy is therefore essential. A causal therapy that removes varices or occluding processes should be targeted whenever possible...
April 17, 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658768/idiopathic-portal-hypertension-with-regard-to-thiopurine-treatment
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Salvador Machlab, Mireia Miquel, Mercedes Vergara
Idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) is an infrequent adverse reaction to the use of thiopurines that tends to be overlooked. Herein, we present a patient with ileocolic Crohn's disease treated with azathioprine who presented ascites, esophageal varices and splenomegaly without any signs of liver cirrhosis. A portal hemodynamics study revealed a normal portosystemic gradient compatible with presinusoidal portal hypertension. Finally, IPH was diagnosed after a liver biopsy. IPH secondary to thiopurines is due to a 6-thioguanine nucleotide (6-TGN)-dependent reaction and occurs predominantly between three months and three years after the start of treatment...
April 16, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657612/deal-a-death-blow-hcc-in-cirrhotics-thrombotic-complications-their-frequency-characteristics-and-risk-factors
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Khalid Mahmood, Iftikhar Haider Naqvi, Aamer Mahmood, Syed Muhammad, Noor Muhammad
Introduction: The hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), being the commonest primary cancer, holds the sixth slot in the list of common cancers worldwide. Thrombotic complications in the form of portal vein tumour thrombosis (PVTT) and bland portal vein thrombosis with HCC are common with a bad prognosis. Aim: The study aims to determine the demographic, clinical, and biochemical parameters of HCC patients. The study also compares the clinical and biochemical parameters among patients having HCC with and without thrombotic complication...
2018: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652081/eight-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-ultrasound-guided-foam-sclerotherapy-with-surgical-stripping-of-the-great-saphenous-vein
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Y L Lam, J A Lawson, I M Toonder, N H Shadid, A Sommer, M Veenstra, A M J van der Kleij, R P Ceulen, E de Haan, F Ibrahim, T van Dooren, F H Nieman, C H A Wittens
BACKGROUND: This was an 8-year follow-up of an RCT comparing ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) with high ligation and surgical stripping (HL/S) of the great saphenous vein (GSV). METHODS: Patients were randomized to UGFS or HL/S of the GSV. The primary outcome was the recurrence of symptomatic GSV reflux. Secondary outcomes were patterns of reflux according to recurrent varices after surgery, Clinical Etiologic Anatomic Pathophysiologic (CEAP) classification, Venous Clinical Severity Score (VCSS) and EuroQol Five Dimensions (EQ-5D™) quality-of-life scores...
May 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651764/can-functional-parameters-from-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gadoxetate-mri-predict-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Kumar Sandrasegaran, Enming Cui, Reem Elkady, Pauley Gasparis, Gitasree Borthakur, Mark Tann, Suthat Liangpunsakul
OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of quantitative parameters of gadoxetate-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in predicting prognosis in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: A cohort of 63 cirrhotic patients who had gadoxetate MRI and 2-year clinical follow-up was enrolled. Enhancement ratio (ER), contrast enhancement index (CEI) and contrast enhancement spleen index (CES) were calculated. The usefulness of these parameters and clinical scores, such as Child-Pugh score (CPS) and model for end stage liver disease (MELD), in predicting adverse outcomes, such as variceal bleeding (VB), hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and mortality at 2 years were evaluated...
April 12, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644032/severe-acute-gallstone-pancreatitis-with-diffuse-hemorrhagic-gastritis
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Timothy J Harris, William C Beck, Avi Bhavaraju, Benjamin Davis, Mary K Kimbrough, Joseph C Jensen, Anna Privratsky, John R Taylor, Kevin W Sexton
A 67-year-old male presented with acute pancreatitis secondary to gallstones, also known as acute biliary pancreatitis, and subsequently developed gastric outlet obstruction and was transferred to our hospital. A gastro-jejunal feeding tube was placed and an open cholecystectomy was performed. The patient had a pancreatic drain placed for interval increase in pancreatic necrosis and then nearly exsanguinated from gastroduodenal artery pseudoaneurysm bleed. This was managed by coiling the gastroduodenal artery...
March 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629510/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-coil-or-glue-injection-in-post-cyanoacrylate-gastric-variceal-re-bleed
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Roy J Mukkada, Rajesh Antony, Mathew J Chooracken, Jose V Francis, Antony P Chettupuzha, Pradeep G Mathew, Philip Augustine, Abraham Koshy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: N-butyl-cyanoacrylate injection is recommended in bleeding/recently bled gastric varices. However, cyanoacrylate injection is associated with re-bleed in 25% to 50% of patients. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided coil application is an emerging treatment modality for bleeding gastric varices. The aim of this study was to compare EUS-guided coil application combined with or without cyanoacrylate glue injection to injection alone in post-glue gastric variceal re-bleed...
April 9, 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629057/etiology-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-referred-to-pediatric-wards-of-mashhad-hospitals-iran
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Seyed Ali Jafari, Mohammad Ali Kiani, Hamid Reza Kianifar, Mohammad Mansooripour, Elahe Heidari, Maryam Khalesi
Background: Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, which has several clinical manifestation and origins, is known as one of the most life-threatening events in children. Several etiologies have been suggested for GI bleeding. Objective: To determine the most important causes of GI bleeding in children referred to Ghaem Hospital and Dr. Sheikh Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, after obtaining written informed consent of their parents, 113 patients aging from newborn infants to 18-year-old children with GI bleeding admitted to Ghaem Hospital and Dr...
February 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626258/mr-elastography-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-correlating-liver-stiffness-with-bile-duct-strictures-and-parenchymal-changes
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Candice A Bookwalter, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, John E Eaton, Thomas D Smyrk, Richard L Ehman
AIM: To determine correlation of liver stiffness measured by MR Elastography (MRE) with biliary abnormalities on MR Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and MRI parenchymal features in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). METHODS: Fifty-five patients with PSC who underwent MRI of the liver with MRCP and MRE were retrospectively evaluated. Two board-certified abdominal radiologists in agreement reviewed the MRI, MRCP, and MRE images. The biliary tree was evaluated for stricture, dilatation, wall enhancement, and thickening at segmental duct, right main duct, left main duct, and common bile duct levels...
April 7, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626014/glasgow-blatchford-score-and-risk-stratifications-in-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleed-can-we-extend-this-to-2-for-urgent-outpatient-management
#18
Kelly Chatten, Huw Purssell, Ashwini Kumar Banerjee, Stephanie Soteriadou, Yeng Ang
Upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds are a common presentation to emergency departments in the UK. The Glasgow Blatchford score (GBS) predicts the outcome of patients at presentation. Current UK and European guidelines recommend outpatient management for a GBS of 0. In the current study, our aim was to assess whether extending the GBS allows for early discharge while maintaining patient safety. We also analysed whether pathologies could be missed by discharging patients too early. Data were retrospectively collected on patients admitted with symptoms of an upper GI bleed between 1 October 2013 and 10 June 2016...
March 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624871/utilization-of-aspirin-and-statin-in-management-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-undergoing-liver-transplant-evaluation
#19
Samarth S Patel, Luis Guzman, Fei-Pi Lin, Taylor Pence, Trevor Reichman, Binu John, Francesco S Celi, Erika Liptrap, Chandra Bhati, Mohammad S Siddiqui
Coronary artery disease (CAD) assessment is vital part of liver transplantation (LT) evaluation as it allows for identification and medical optimization prior to transplantation. Although aspirin and statins are standard of care for CAD, they are not universally used in cirrhosis due to concerns of adverse events. METHODS: Per protocol, coronary angiography was performed as part of LT evaluation in all patients over the age of 50 years or with CAD risk factors even if they were younger than 50...
April 6, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624817/fatal-hyperammonemia-associated-with-disseminated-serratia-marcescens-infection-in-a-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipient
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Stephen Mouat, Jonathan Bishop, Emma Glamuzina, Simon Chin, Emma J Best, Helen M Evans
Hyperammonemia is a rare and important complication post-liver transplantation. We review a case of a 5-month-old boy with biliary atresia who received a split liver transplant following a variceal bleed. The transplant was complicated by recurrent portal vein thrombosis. Colonized with Serratia marcescens pretransplant, he developed disseminated infection associated with very high levels of ammonia that led to his death. It is important to be aware of serum ammonia levels in patients with portal vein thrombosis, particularly in the setting of gastrointestinal bleeding and sepsis...
April 6, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
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