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Gastritis emergency department

Ji Yeon Lim, Yoon Hee Choi, Sun Hwa Lee
Epigastric pain is a common symptom in the emergency department. Most epigastric pain is not fatal, except in acute myocardial infarction, aortic dissection, and abdominal aneurysm rupture. Epigastric pain can also be the only symptom of isolated spontaneous gastric artery dissection. We report the case of a 51-year-old woman diagnosed with neurofibromatosis who initially presented with only epigastric pain. She was initially misdiagnosed with gastritis, treated conservatively, and discharged. Two hours later, she returned to the emergency department with persistent epigastric pain and rebound tenderness in the epigastric area...
June 2016: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Kosuke Nomura, Toshiro Iizuka, Satoshi Yamashita, Yasutaka Kuribayashi, Takahito Toba, Akihiro Yamada, Tsukasa Furuhata, Daisuke Kikuchi, Akira Matsui, Toshifumi Mitani, Osamu Ogawa, Shu Hoteya, Naoko Inoshita, Mitsuru Kaise
We herein report a case of phlegmonous gastritis secondary to superior mesenteric artery syndrome. An 80-year-old woman visited the hospital emergency department with the chief complaints of epigastric pain and vomiting. She was hospitalized urgently following the diagnosis of superior mesenteric artery syndrome based on abdominal computed tomography findings. Conservative therapy was not effective, and phlegmonous gastritis was diagnosed based on the findings of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and biopsy performed on the 12th day of the disease...
2015: SAGE Open Med Case Rep
Biswa Mohan Padhy, Hemant Singh Bhadauria, Yogendra Kumar Gupta
Objective. Several studies carried out in developed countries have reported disproportionately high usage of acid suppressive drugs, especially proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). However, systematic assessment of attitude and practices of health care providers towards the use of these drugs in developing countries is lacking. In this study, we assessed the knowledge, attitude, and preferences of resident doctors posted in the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital in North India, towards the use of PPIs...
2014: International Scholarly Research Notices
Shuang-Hong Luo, Qin Guo, Guan J Liu, Chaomin Wan
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal bleeding refers to loss of blood from any site of the digestive tract. In paediatric clinical practice, it is usually a complaint of children attending the emergency department as a symptom of diseases such as ulcers, gastric or oesophageal varices, gastritis, Mallory-Weiss tears, anorectal fissures, allergic colitis, infectious colitis, intussusception, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, and Meckel's diverticulum; it also occurs with high incidence in critically ill children hospitalised in intensive care units and is caused by stress-induced gastropathy...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Patrick Robinson, John C Perkins
Epigastric pain is an extremely common complaint in the emergency department and has an associated broad differential diagnosis. In the differential it is important to consider cardiac causes that may be mistaken for gastrointestinal disorders as well as various serious intra-abdominal causes. This article highlights the limitations in laboratory testing and guides providers through the appropriate considerations for advanced imaging. Special attention is focused on acute pancreatitis, esophageal emergencies, and peptic ulcer disease/gastritis and their associated complications...
May 2016: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Karoly Peter Sarvari, Bela Vasas, Ildiko Kiss, Andrea Lazar, Istvan Horvath, Marianna Simon, Zoltan Peto, Edit Urban
A 76-year-old female patient was admitted to the Level I Emergency Department of University of Szeged with severe abdominal pain and vomiting. The clinical assessment with laboratory tests and radiological investigations confirmed severe sepsis associated with intravascular hemolysis and multiorgan failure and acute pancreatitis. On the abdominal CT, besides of other abnormalities, the presence of gas bubbles in the stomach, small intestines and liver were seen. The gastric alterations pointed to emphysematous gastritis...
August 2016: Anaerobe
Alexandre Malek, Roy Nasnas
Introduction. We hereby describe the case of a young female patient who presented with pseudothrombotic microangiopathy, as well as pancytopenia accompanied by autoimmune atrophic gastritis. Case Presentation. A 36-year-old Caucasian woman presented to the emergency department with fatigue and dyspnea on minimal exertion. Physical examination was unremarkable except for pallor and noninjected conjunctiva. Laboratory tests revealed high LDH and low hemoglobin, white blood cells, platelets, and haptoglobin. The peripheral blood smear showed schistocytes suggestive of pseudothrombotic microangiopathy...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
T N A Archampong, K Tachi, A A Agyei, K N Nkrumah
BACKGROUND: This study describes the burden of bleeding oesophageal varices at the main tertiary referral centre in Accra. DESIGN: Retrospective design to describe the endoscopic spectrum and review mortality data following acute upper gastro-intestinal bleeding at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Endoscopic data was reviewed in the Endoscopy Unit between 2007 and 2010. Mortality data was collated from the Department of Medicine between 2010 and 2013. INTERVENTIONS: The study questionnaire compiled clinical and demographic characteristics, endoscopic diagnoses, length of hospital admission and treatment regimens...
September 2015: Ghana Medical Journal
Abd Elrazek Abd Elrazek, Hamdy Mahfouz, Khaled Abd Elazeem, Mohamed Fakhry, Emad Abd Elrazek, Mahmoud Foad, Mohamed Alboraie, Aly Ragab, Shazly Baghdady, Shymaa E Bilasy, Khaled Salama, Ramy Abdel Masseih, Mohamed Omar Amer, Sayed Hassaneen, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Asim Ahmed Elnour, Saif K Al Nuaimi, Abdulla Shehab
In countries endemic for liver and GIT diseases, frequent emergency department (ED) patients contribute to a disproportionate number of visits consuming substantial amount of medical resources. One of the most frequent ED visits is patients who present with hypovolemic shock, abdominal pain, or confusion with or without signs of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). The use of conventional two-dimensional ultrasound (2D-U/S) may provide immediate and useful information on the presence of esophageal varices, gastrointestinal tumors, and other GIT abnormalities...
December 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
Preethi Guniganti, Courtney H Bradenham, Constantine Raptis, Christine O Menias, Vincent M Mellnick
Abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting are common presenting symptoms among adult patients seeking care in the emergency department, and, with the increased use of computed tomography (CT) to image patients with these complaints, radiologists will more frequently encounter a variety of emergent gastric pathologic conditions on CT studies. Familiarity with the CT appearance of emergent gastric conditions is important, as the clinical presentation is often nonspecific and the radiologist may be the first to recognize gastric disease as the cause of a patient's symptoms...
November 2015: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Asad Jehangir, Andrew Rettew, Bilal Shaikh, Kyle Bennett, Anam Qureshi, Qasim Jehangir
Emphysematous gastritis (EG) is a rare cause of abdominal pain, which should be differentiated from gastric emphysema. It is hypothesized to result from air-producing microorganisms in patients with underlying predisposing factors. Because of the non-specific presentation of EG, it is diagnosed radiographically. CT scan is the diagnostic modality of choice that typically reveals irregular, mottled appearance of the air in the thickened gastric wall and in the portal vein in the liver. We report a rare case of EG in a male with a history of diabetes mellitus who presented to the emergency department with diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and epigastric pain...
2015: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Lakshay Chanana, Moses A K Jegaraj, Kimmin Kalyaniwala, Bijesh Yadav, Kundavaram Abilash
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons for presenting to the emergency depatment (ED) and the etiology is varied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in a large ED of a tertiary care center in India. All patients older than 15 years and presenting with non-traumatic abdominal pain to the ED from May 2012 to October 2012 were recruited and the demographic characteristics, diagnosis and outcome were analyzed...
July 2015: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
José Manuel Recio-Ramírez, María del Pilar Sánchez-Sánchez, José Antonio Peña-Ojeda, Enrique Fernández-Romero, Manuel Aguilera-Peña, Emilio del-Campo-Molina, José Luis Zambrana-García
OBJECTIVES: To assess the ability of the Glasgow Blatchford Score (GBS) system to identify the need for urgent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGIE) in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). METHODS: An observational, retrospective study was carried out in all patients attended at the ER for suspected UGIB in one year. Patients were split into two categories -high-risk (>2) and low-risk ( < or = 2)- by means of the GBS system. RESULTS: A total of 60 patients were included...
May 2015: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Andrew C Meltzer, Lauren E L Winter, Paige Kulie, Cameron Benedict, Kelvin Lim, Otabek Ishmukhamedov, Melissa L McCarthy
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Helicobacter pylori infection is a known cause of gastritis, dyspepsia, and peptic ulcer disease. Testing for infection is indicated in high-prevalence outpatient settings. The objective of this prospective cohort study is to examine the feasibility of a test-and-treat strategy in the emergency department (ED) setting. METHODS: During a 13-month period at an academic ED, symptomatic patients underwent a point-of-care urea breath test (BreathID; Exalenz Bioscience Inc...
August 2015: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Ozlem Köksal, Fatma Ozdemir, Erol Armağan, Nuran Oner, Pınar Çinar Sert, Deniz Sigirli
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the necessity of pregnancy test in women of reproductive age admitted to emergency department (ED) in routine practice. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients who presented to the ED between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2010 and received a pregnancy test. RESULTS: The median age of 1 586 patients enrolled into the study was 27 years. Of these patients, 19.55% had a positive result of pregnancy test...
2013: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
Sead Buturovic
INTRODUCTION: Epidemiological characteristics of colorectal cancer indicate that in the U.S. colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from malignancy, just behind lung cancer. In the 2000 there were approximately 130,200 new cases, of which 56,300 had lethal outcome. In the past 15 years, the incidence and mortality rate has been declining, especially in women. Colorectal cancer is mainly found in people older than 50 years. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is insufficiently specific for the early detection of the disease...
June 2014: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
Hiroshi Nakano, Ken Iseki, Akiko Ozawa, Aya Tominaga, Ryoichi Sadahiro, Koichi Otani
A 69-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department 3 hours after ingestion of a bleaching agent containing hypochlorous acid and sodium hydroxide in a suicide attempt. Enhanced chest computed tomography scans taken on admission indicated an edematous esophagus and air bubbles in the mediastinum. He underwent endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation until day 9 because of laryngeal edema. On day 10, his endoscopy indicated diffuse reddish mucosal hyperemia, erosions, and lacerated mucosal lesions in the esophagus that were indicative of grade 2b corrosive esophagitis...
March 2014: Chūdoku Kenkyū: Chūdoku Kenkyūkai Jun Kikanshi, the Japanese Journal of Toxicology
Joaquín Valle Alonso, Juan Jose de la Fuente Carillo, Manuel Angel Gutierrez Solis, Francisco Javier Vara Morate, Daniel José López Ruiz
Acute phlegmonous gastritis, a suppurative infection of the gastric wall, has a high mortality rate. This disease remains a mystery to most clinicians. The rarity of this disease and its nonspecific presentation make early diagnosis difficult, especially in the emergency department. We describe a case of acute phlegmonous gastritis presenting as gastric wall abscess in a 55-year-old woman who visited the emergency department, illustrating the severity of this disease, the difficulty in its diagnosis and its unusual presentation...
2013: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
Mwanahawa Suba, Segni Mekonnen Ayana, Charles M Mtabho, Gibson S Kibiki
Upper gastro-intestinal (GI) bleeding is a life-threatening emergency that results in high morbidity and mortality and therefore requires admission to hospital for urgent diagnosis and management. The aim of this study was to determine the causes of upper GI bleeding and clinical outcome of patients admitted to medical department with the diagnosis of upper GI bleeding. A retrospective study of records of all upper GI bleeding patients who were admitted to medical department, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) from January 2007 to December 2008 was conducted...
October 2010: Tanzania Journal of Health Research
K Sahnan, B J H Davis, J Bagenal, S Cullen, S Appleton
A 56-year-old woman presented to the accident and emergency department with peritonitis 2 days after a routine oesophagogastroduodenoscopy. She was taken to theatre with the finding of gastric necrosis. Blood and peritoneal cultures grew group A haemolytic Streptococcus. Histology revealed normal vasculature, no volvulus but marked neutrophilia in the submucosa with an intact mucosa. The stomach was resected and the patient recovered in the intensive care unit but overwhelming acidosis progressed to multiorgan failure and treatment was eventually withdrawn...
September 2013: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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