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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29892182/endoscopic-cyanoacrylate-glue-injection-in-management-of-gastric-variceal-bleeding-us-tertiary-care-center-experience
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Subhash Chandra, Adrian Holm, Rami G El Abiad, Henning Gerke
Background/Aims: Although endoscopic cyanoacrylate glue injection (ECGI) is recommended as first-line treatment for bleeding gastric varices (GV) there is still limited experience with this method in the US. Our aim was to analyze our 10-year experience of ECGI for treatment and prophylaxis of gastric variceal bleeding. Methods: Records of patients undergoing ECGI of GV at our US tertiary care center between 6/2005 and 5/2015 were reviewed. Assessed outcomes were primary hemostasis, early rebleeding during hospitalization, recurrent bleeding during follow-up, eradication and recurrence of GV...
June 2018: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886513/the-role-of-therapeutic-endoscopy-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-related-causes-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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REVIEW
Camille A Kezer, Neil Gupta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article aims to review current therapeutic endoscopic treatments available for the management of gastrointestinal bleeding related to cirrhosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Endoscopic band ligation is an effective treatment for primary prophylaxis, acute bleeding, and secondary prophylaxis of esophageal varices as well as for acute bleeding and secondary prophylaxis of select gastric varices. Sclerotherapy is a treatment option for acute bleeding and secondary prophylaxis of esophageal varices when band ligation is technically difficult...
June 9, 2018: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775083/comparing-efficacy-of-enteral-nutrition-plus-ranitidine-and-enteral-nutrition-alone-as-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis
#3
Anahid Nourian, Mostafa Mohammadi, Mohammad-Taghi Beigmohammadi, Mohammad Taher, Zohreh Dadvar, Masoume Malekolkottab, Masoud Ramezani, Hossein Khalili
AIM: Adequacy of enteral nutrition (EN) alone as stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is controversial. The aim of this study was to compare efficacy of EN alone and ranitidine plus EN as SUP. METHOD: Critically ill adults with indications to receive SUP were randomized to ranitidine 50 mg IV every 8 h plus EN (SUP) or EN alone (non-SUP) group for 7 days. Besides, endoscopy was performed at the time of recruitment and on day 7. RESULTS: During the study period, only one patient in each group of SUP and non-SUP experienced gastrointestinal bleeding...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766305/evaluation-of-vte-prophylaxis-and-the-impact-of-alternate-regimens-on-post-operative-bleeding-and-thrombotic-complications-following-bariatric-procedures
#4
Maria S Altieri, Jie Yang, Janos Hajagos, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Jihye Park, Antonios P Gasparis, Andrew T Bates, Salvatore Docimo, Mark Talamini, A Laurie Shroyer, Aurora D Pryor
BACKGROUND: Studies examining utilization and impact of venous thromboembolism (VTE) chemoprophylaxis for patients undergoing bariatric surgery are limited. Determination of the optimal prophylactic regimen to minimize complications is crucial. METHODS: The Cerner Health Facts database from 2003 to 2013 was queried using ICD-9 codes to identify patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). VTE chemoprophylaxis regimens were divided into pre-operative alone (PreP), post-operative alone (PostP), both pre-operative and post-operative (PPP), or no prophylaxis (NP)...
May 15, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724681/incidence-of-cholecystectomy-after-bariatric-surgery
#5
Maria S Altieri, Jie Yang, Lizhou Nie, Salvatore Docimo, Mark Talamini, Aurora D Pryor
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery predisposes patients to development of cholelithiasis, and therefore the need of a subsequent cholecystectomy; however, the incidence of cholecystectomy after bariatric surgery is debated. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study is to assess the incidence of cholecystectomy after 3 of the most common bariatric procedures. SETTING: University Hospital, involving a large database in New York State. METHODS: The Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System administrative longitudinal database was used to identify all patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), sleeve gastrectomy (SG), and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) between 2004 and 2010...
March 30, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699695/results-of-a-national-survey-about-perioperative-care-in-gastric-resection-surgery
#6
Marcos Bruna, Carla Navarro, Celia Báez, José Manuel Ramírez, María Ángeles Ortiz
INTRODUCTION: Enhanced recovery after surgery programs in abdominal surgery are being established progressively. The aim of this study is to evaluate the application of different perioperative care measures in gastric surgery by Spanish surgeons. METHODS: A descriptive study of 162 surveys answered from September to December 2017 about the management and perioperative care in non-bariatric gastric resection surgery. RESULTS: Antibiotic and antithrombotic prophylaxis are always used by 96...
April 23, 2018: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699062/patient-response-to-endoscopic-therapy-for-gastroesophageal-varices-based-on-endoscopic-ultrasound-findings
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Yujen Tseng, Lili Ma, Tiancheng Luo, Xiaoqing Zeng, Feng Li, Na Li, Yichao Wei, Shiyao Chen
Background/Aims: Gastroesophageal variceal hemorrhage is a common complication of portal hypertension. Endoscopic therapy is currently recommended for preventing gastroesophageal variceal rebleed. However, the rate of variceal rebleed and its associated mortality remain concerning. This study is aimed at differentiating patient response to endoscopic therapy based on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) findings. Methods: One-hundred seventy patients previously treated with repeat endoscopic therapy for secondary prophylaxis were enrolled and classified into two groups based on treatment response...
April 27, 2018: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665126/prophylactic-therapy-with-omeprazole-for-prevention-of-equine-gastric-ulcer-syndrome-egus-in-horses-in-active-training-a-meta-analysis
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L V Mason, J R Moroney, R J Mason
BACKGROUND: Guidelines regarding the impact and value of prophylaxis or maintenance therapy in equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) are not well-established or defined. The merits and the magnitude of effects of prophylaxis for spontaneous or recurrent squamous gastric ulceration in horses in training are uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To pool data from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to eliminate reporting bias and evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic omeprazole in the prevention of EGUS in training horses, and secondarily to compare prophylactic dosages of omeprazole...
April 17, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526154/effects-of-low-molecular-weight-heparin-and-rivaroxaban-on-rat-achilles-tendon-healing
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Yılmaz Eren, Oktay Adanır, Yaşar Mahsut Dinçel, Erdinç Genç, Yunus Ziya Arslan, Aysel Çağlar
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the histopathological and biomechanical effects of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and rivaroxaban, which are frequently used in orthopedic surgery for thromboembolic prophylaxis, on rat Achilles tendon healing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the study, 36 adult, male Sprague Dawley rats weighing between 300 g and 400 g were used. Three groups were formed including 12 rats in each. Achilles tendons of all rats were cut and repaired...
April 2018: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429053/program-of-gastrointestinal-rehabilitation-and-early-postoperative-enteral-nutrition-a-prospective-study
#10
Frank Daniel Martos-Benítez, Anarelys Gutiérrez-Noyola, Andrés Soto-García, Iraida González-Martínez, Ilionanys Betancourt-Plaza
Nutritional depletion is commonly observed in patients undergoing surgical treatment for a gastrointestinal malignancy. An appropriate nutritional intervention could be associated with improved postoperative outcomes. The study was aimed to determine the effect of a program of gastrointestinal rehabilitation and early postoperative enteral nutrition upon complications and clinical outcomes in patients who experienced gastrointestinal surgery for cancer. This is a prospective study (2013 January-2015 December) of 465 consecutive patients submitted to gastrointestinal surgery for cancer and admitted to an Oncological Intensive Care Unit...
March 2018: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414895/a-case-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-with-subcutaneous-emphysema-in-children
#11
Said Benlamkaddem, Mohamed Adnane Berdai, Smael Labib, Mustapha Harandou
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is defined as free air or gas contained within the mediastinum, which almost invariably originates from the alveolar space or the conducting airways. It is rare in pediatric patients; however, occasional cases are reported to result from forced Valsalva's maneuver due to cough, emesis, a first attack of wheeze, or asthma exacerbations. We report the case of a 7-year-old previously healthy girl, with a history of persistent dry cough one day before, who was brought to our unit with face, neck and chest swelling...
February 7, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404935/the-effect-of-obesity-on-anti-xa-concentrations-in-bariatric-patients
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W Schijns, M J Deenen, E O Aarts, J Homan, I M C Janssen, F J Berends, K A H Kaasjager
BACKGROUND: Morbidly obese patients are at increased risk to develop venous thromboembolism (VTE), especially after bariatric surgery. Adequate postoperative thrombosis prophylaxis is of utmost importance. It is assumed that morbidly obese patients need higher doses of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) compared to normal-weight patients; however, current guidelines based on relative efficacy in obese populations are lacking. OBJECTIVES: First, we will evaluate the relationship between body weight descriptors and anti-Xa activity prospectively...
February 5, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318504/oral-vitamin-b-12-supplementation-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-a-systematic-review
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Kamal K Mahawar, Alastair Reid, Yitka Graham, Lindes Callejas-Diaz, Chetan Parmar, William Rj Carr, Neil Jennings, Rishi Singhal, Peter K Small
BACKGROUND: Many respectable guidelines recommend lifelong vitamin B12 injections for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients in the absence of lack of consensus on the efficacy of oral route of prophylaxis and the appropriate doses needed for this purpose. The purpose of this review was to examine the published English language scientific literature in accordance with PRISMA principles to find out if orally given vitamin B12 is adequate for prophylactic purposes in RYGB patients and the appropriate dosages needed for this purpose if it is...
January 9, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234961/risk-and-incidence-of-perioperative-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-undergoing-gastric-cancer-surgery
#14
Tomohiro Osaki, Hiroaki Saito, Yoji Fukumoto, Yusuke Kono, Yuki Murakami, Yuji Shishido, Hirohiko Kuroda, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Kengo Sato, Yasuaki Hirooka, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially fatal perioperative complication. Understanding the risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and initiating appropriate prophylaxis is pivotal for reducing the risk of VTE. The purpose of this study was to clarify the perioperative risk factors for DVT in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer. METHODS: We reviewed the findings of lower limb ultrasonography performed in 160 patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer...
May 2018: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201630/avoidance-of-harm-from-treatment-for-anca-associated-vasculitis
#15
REVIEW
Catherine King, Lorraine Harper
Purpose of review With established immunosuppressant treatment regimens for anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitides (AAV), prognosis has significantly improved. The mainstay of treatment still comprises high-dose corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide for severe forms, although rituximab is being increasingly utilised instead of cyclophosphamide as induction therapy. AAV patients experience an excess of infections, malignancies and cardiovascular events as compared to the general population, which is a combination of the systemic inflammatory process associated with vasculitis and the adverse events from treatment...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133564/fungal-prophylaxis-with-a-gastro-resistant-posaconazole-tablet-for-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-in-the-posanantes-study
#16
Pierre Peterlin, Cécile Chauvin, Steven Le Gouill, Morgane Pere, Marie Dalichampt, Thierry Guillaume, Alice Garnier, Maxime Paré, Amandine Le Bourgeois, Philippe Moreau, Patrice Chevallier, Guillaume Deslandes, Thomas Gastinne
Posaconazole is an antifungal drug used in both prophylaxis and treatment of invasive fungal infections. Its oral formulation requires therapeutic drug monitoring. To overcome gastric acidity, a gastro-resistant posaconazole tablet has recently been developed. POSANANTES was a prospective noninterventional study that aimed to monitor plasma concentration trough level ( C min ) of posaconazole tablets used prophylactically in patients with hematological malignancies. Fifty patients were included. Group A ( n = 31) included patients receiving induction chemotherapy for myeloid malignancies, and group B ( n = 19) included patients treated for graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells transplantation...
February 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110128/endoscopic-treatments-for-portal-hypertension
#17
REVIEW
Gin-Ho Lo
Acute esophageal variceal hemorrhage is a dreaded complication of portal hypertension. Its management has evolved rapidly in recent years. Endoscopic therapy is often employed to arrest bleeding varices as well as to prevent early rebleeding. The combination of vasoconstrictor and endoscopic therapy is superior to vasoconstrictor or endoscopic therapy alone for control of acute esophageal variceal hemorrhage. After control of acute variceal bleeding, combination of banding ligation and beta-blockers is generally recommended to prevent variceal rebleeding...
February 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663672/gastric-varices-in-cirrhosis-vs-extrahepatic-portal-venous-obstruction-and-response-to-endoscopic-n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate-injection
#18
Barjesh C Sharma, Shivakumar Varakanahalli, Jatinder P Singh, Siddharth Srivastava
BACKGROUND: Gastric varices (GV) are found in patients with portal hypertension. Incidence of bleeding from GV is relatively low, but is severe, and associated with higher mortality. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To compare the types of GV in cirrhosis vs. extrahepatic portal venous obstruction (EHPVO) and the results of endoscopic N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBC, glue) injection. METHODS: Four hundred and fifty-four patients undergone glue injection of GV for primary prophylaxis or control of bleeding for first episode of bleeding from GV between August 2010 and August 2015 were analyzed...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656047/multicenter-phase-2-study-about-the-safety-of-no-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-use-in-low-risk-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-carcinoma-ksweet-01-study
#19
Oh Jeong, Mi Ran Jung, Seong Yeob Ryu, Young-Kyu Park, Min Chan Kim, Ki Han Kim, Seung Wan Ryu, In Gyu Kwon, Young Gil Son
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown a lower risk of surgical site infections (SSI) after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy compared to open surgery. This is a phase 2 study aiming to determine the incidence of SSI after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy without using antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP). METHODS: cT1N0 gastric cancers that were subject to laparoscopic distal gastrectomy were enrolled. Based on the unacceptable SSI incidence of ≥12.5% and the target SSI incidence of ≤5%, 105 patients were enrolled with an α of 0...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634542/angioedema-perioperative-management
#20
Andrew A Maynard, Christina F Burger, Joseph J Schlesinger
OBJECTIVE: To describe the perioperative management of a patient with acquired angioedema (AAE). METHODS: A 66-year-old Caucasian male presented from an outside hospital with a history of acquired angioedema and gastrointestinal stromal tumor-related intractable urticaria and mastocytosis. He was admitted for urgent laparoscopic partial gastrectomy, secondary to gastric outlet obstruction symptomatology. Previous combined attacks were characterized by a widespread rash, abdominal pain and respiratory distress resulting in hospitalization...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
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