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Variceal bleeding upper gastrointestinal

Ronald Samuel, Mohammad Bilal, Obada Tayyem, Praveen Guturu
Non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding continues to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The most common causes include peptic ulcer disease, Mallory-Weiss syndrome, erosive gastritis, duodenitis, esophagitis, malignancy, angiodysplasias and Dieulafoy's lesion. Initial assessment and early aggressive resuscitation significantly improves outcomes. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy continues to be the gold standard for diagnosis and treatment. We present a comprehensive review of literature for the evaluation and management of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding...
March 7, 2018: Disease-a-month: DM
Robert P Jamplis, Lucas Friedman, Srikar Adhikari
A 28-year-old male was brought to the emergency department by the Emergency medical services (EMS) after being found unconscious and unresponsive. Upon arrival, he was hypotensive, intubated with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) 3T, without the signs of trauma or the evidence of bleeding. A focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST), point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) was performed, obscuring part of the spleen from the distended stomach, which was filled with the heterogeneous contents, with the internal movement being identified...
December 17, 2017: Curēus
Ji Chang-Xue, Li Ying, Ju Shuai, Qiang Jin-Wei
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the application value of percutaneous transsplenic varices embolization (PTSVE) in the treatment of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage in patients with schistosomiasis cirrhosis. METHODS: Sixteen schistosomiasis cirrhosis patients (12 males and 4 females) with portal hypertension complicated with esophageal and upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage were selected as the investigation subjects, all the patients had been treated by esophageal vein ligation and sclerotherapy, but with bleeding again post-operation...
March 27, 2017: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
Ju Shuai, Li Ying, Ji Chang-Xue, Zhang Biao
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the application of the degree of portal systemic shunting in assessing the upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with hepatic schistosomiasis. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding caused by hepatic schistosomiasis (a bleeding group) and 29 schistosomiasis cirrhosis patients without bleeding (a non-bleeding group) were enrolled as investigation subjects in Jinshan Hospital. The subjects were scanned by the 128 abdominal slice spiral CT...
March 27, 2017: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
K Siau, W Chapman, N Sharma, D Tripathi, T Iqbal, N Bhala
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleed (AUGIB) is one of the most common medical emergencies in the UK, with roughly one presentation every 6 min. Despite advances in therapeutics and endoscopy provision, mortality following AUGIB over the last two decades has remained high, with over 9,000 deaths annually in the UK; consequently, several national bodies have published UK-relevant guidelines. Despite this, the 2015 UK National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death in AUGIB highlighted variations in practice, raised concerns regarding suboptimal patient care and released a series of recommendations...
September 2017: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Satoko Matsuura, Yasuhisa Sakata, Nanae Tsuruoka, Koichi Miyahara, Megumi Hara, Yoichiro Ito, Kenichiro Nakayama, Takuya Shimamura, Takahiro Noda, Takahiro Yukimoto, Ryo Shimoda, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Kazuma Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to determine differences in the prognosis of patients in Japan who underwent emergency endoscopic hemostasis (i) during regular hours versus off hours and (ii) as outpatients versus hospitalized patients. METHODS: The present retrospective study included 443 patients who underwent emergency endoscopic hemostasis for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding from January 2008 to December 2014. These patients were classified into 2 groups: hospitalized patients and outpatients...
February 9, 2018: Digestion
Jun Chul Park, Yeong Jin Kim, Eun Hye Kim, Jinae Lee, Hyun Su Yang, Eun Hwa Kim, Kyu Yeon Hahn, Sung Kwan Shin, Sang Kil Lee, Yong Chan Lee
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recently, the application of hemostatic powder to the bleeding site has been used to treat active upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). We aimed to assess the effectiveness of the polysaccharide hemostatic powder (PHP) in patients with non-variceal UGIB. METHODS: We reviewed prospectively collected 40 patients with UGIB treated with PHP therapy between April 2016 and January 2017 (PHP group) and 303 patients with UGIB treated with conventional therapy between April 2012 and October 2014 (conventional therapy group)...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Francisca Cisneros Farrar
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is a common problem found in critically ill patients that can range from self-limited bleeding to a hemorrhaging emergency. Patients can quickly develop shock and altered mental status when they develop hemodynamic instability. Therefore, it is essential that the frontline critical care nurse develop self-efficacy for management of these disorders. This article overviews standards of practice for the management of upper and lower acute gastrointestinal bleeding. Common bleeding disorders are reviewed with expanded focus on peptic ulcer, acute variceal hemorrhage, colonic diverticular bleeding, and angiodysplasias, which are commonly found in the critical care setting...
March 2018: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Xiuli Yin, Xiaofei Lei, Changqing Xu, Jing Yang, Yingying Zhao, Kun Li
RATIONALE: Esophageal variceal bleeding caused by portal hypertension is massive and life-threatening to those patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis. A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) can effectively stop bleeding. But the process of puncture may lead to bile duct injury and even form fistulas between the hepatic artery and bile duct. PATIENT CONCERNS: The case report illustrated a 52-year-old Chinese female patient who underwent TIPS...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Loren Laine, Stig B Laursen, Liam Zakko, Harry R Dalton, Jing H Ngu, Michael Schultz, Adrian J Stanley
OBJECTIVES: Numerous reviews indicate bloody hematemesis signifies more severe bleeding than coffee-grounds hematemesis. We assessed severity and outcomes related to bleeding symptoms in a prospective study. METHODS: Consecutive patients presenting with hematemesis or melena were categorized as bloody emesis (N=1209), coffee-grounds emesis without bloody emesis (N=701), or melena without hematemesis (N=1069). We assessed bleeding severity (pulse, blood pressure) and predictors of outcome (hemoglobin, risk stratification scores) at presentation, and outcomes of bleeding episodes...
January 30, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Nauman S Siddiqui, Suman Paul, Zubair Khan, Toseef Javaid, Syed S Hasan, Zarmina Khan, Jamal Saleh, Douglas J Federman, Sadik Khuder, Ali Nawras
OBJECTIVE: Limited information is available based on single-center studies on trends of incidence and outcomes in gastrointestinal (GI) bleed with shock. METHODS: We analyzed data from 2002 to 2013 National Inpatient Sample. Using ICD-9 codes we identified 6.4 million hospital discharges of GI bleed from National Inpatient Sample database. Events were analyzed based on type of GI bleed, in-hospital mortality, hemodynamic status, and use of blood products. RESULTS: GI bleed with shock results in higher hospital mortality (20...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Yusaku Takatori, Motohiko Kato, Yukie Sunata, Yuichiro Hirai, Yoko Kubosawa, Keichiro Abe, Yoshiaki Takada, Tetsu Hirata, Shigeo Banno, Michiko Wada, Satoshi Kinoshita, Hideki Mori, Kaoru Takabayashi, Miho Kikuchi, Masahiro Kikuchi, Masayuki Suzuki, Toshio Uraoka
BACKGROUND: Some scoring systems have been introduced to predict the need for performing urgent endoscopy in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). However, in an emergency situation, this intervention is insufficient and cannot easily provide the required treatment. AIM: To identify new risk factors that can predict the need for endoscopic intervention (EI) in UGIB patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study...
January 17, 2018: Digestive Diseases
Xingshun Qi, Hongyu Li, Xiaodong Shao, Zhendong Liang, Xia Zhang, Ji Feng, Hao Lin, Xiaozhong Guo
Varices manifest as a major etiology of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with chronic liver diseases, such as liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. By contrast, non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding is rare. Pharmacological treatment differs between patients with variceal and non-variceal bleeding. Vasoconstrictors are recommended for the treatment of variceal bleeding, rather than non-variceal bleeding. In contrast, pump proton inhibitors are recommended for the treatment of non-variceal bleeding, rather than variceal bleeding...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
Pei-Ching Shih, Shu-Jung Liu, Sung-Tse Li, Ai-Chen Chiu, Po-Chuan Wang, Lawrence Yu-Min Liu
Aim: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the weekend effect on the mortality of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding(UGIB). Methods: The review protocol has been registered in the PROSPERO International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (registration number: CRD42017073313) and was written according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement. We conducted a search of the PUBMED, COCHRANE, EMBASE and CINAHL databases from inception to August 2017...
2018: PeerJ
Aleksejs Kaminskis, Patricija Ivanova, Sanita Ponomarjova, Maksims Mukans, Viesturs Boka, Guntars Pupelis
Background: Transarterial embolization (TAE) is an alternative procedure to repeat endoscopy or surgical intervention in the case of re-bleeding after primary endoscopic treatment. The aim of the study was to assess the Rockall score as a criterion for TAE in the case of re-bleeding after endoscopic treatment of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (NVUGIB). Methods: Out of the 673 patients who underwent emergent endoscopic hemostasis due to NVUGIB, 111 had a high risk of re-bleeding having a Forrest I-IIb ulcer and the Rockall score ≥ 5...
December 2017: Gastroenterology Research
Maeva Guillaume, Camille Christol, Aurélie Plessier, Michèle Corbic, Jean-Marie Péron, Agnès Sommet, Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou, Yann Consigny, Jean-Pierre Vinel, Charles-Dominique Valla, Christophe Bureau
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Noncirrhotic nontumoral extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) is the second leading cause of portal hypertension (PHT) and is mainly related to prothrombotic disorders. Patients with EHPVO often require prolonged oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) together with variceal band ligation (VBL) to prevent thrombosis recurrence and PHT-related bleeding, respectively. The benefit-risk balance of VBL in this context remains unknown. We aimed to assess upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGB) risk and variceal eradication efficacy in EHPVO patients undergoing a VBL program without stopping OAT...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Arslan Shaukat, Salman Waheed, Ethan Alexander, Daniel Washko, Buddhadeb Dawn, Mojtaba Olyaee, Kamal Gupta
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is associated with an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). Traditionally thought to cause mostly upper GIB (UGIB), some recent reports suggest that incidence of lower GIB (LGIB) may be increasing. We conducted a study to assess the endoscopic findings and etiology of GIB in patients who presented with GIB on DAPT compared to those not on DAPT. METHODS: This is a retrospective, single center, case control study...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Digestive Diseases
Harry Sutton, Anil Dhawan, Tassos Grammatikopoulos
Portal Hypertension (PHT) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in children with chronic liver disease (CLD) and portal vein obstruction. Increased portal pressure results in variceal formation along the gastrointestinal (GI) tract resulting in major bleeding. Identifying children with significant PHT who are more likely to suffer GI bleeding has been challenging and the role of surveillance upper GI endoscopy has been debated. This review analyses research done on serum biomarkers and imaging techniques as possible predictors of significant PHT...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Brandon A Wuerth, Don C Rockey
BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH) is common and carries substantial mortality requiring frequent hospitalizations. AIM: To investigate trends in etiology and outcome of UGIH in hospitalized patients in the USA. METHODS: Retrospective, observational cohort study of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2012 was carried out. UGIH was identified in hospitalizations with a principle ICD-9-CM diagnosis of UGIH or secondary diagnosis of UGIH with a principal diagnosis of hematemesis, blood in stool, or gastrointestinal bleeding...
December 27, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Mayank Jain, Jenisha Jain, Gauri Rao Passi, Kamna Jain, Shikhar Jain
Introduction: There is a paucity of data regarding the clinical profile of children with extrahepatic portal venous obstruction (EHPVO) from Central India. Material and methods: Retrospective analysis of 30 children with EHPVO treated between 2002 and 2012. Results: The median age of presentation was 12.5 years (range 5-14 years) and median duration of symptoms was 3.2 years (range 0.3-10 years). Home delivery was noted in 30 cases (100%), umbilical sepsis in 8 (27%) and history of cow dung application over the umbilical cord in 2 cases (6...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
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