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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735894/geographical-variation-and-trends-in-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-spleen-preserving-distal-pancreatectomy-with-or-withour-splenic-vessel-preservation-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hua Yongfei, Ammar A Javed, Richard Burkhart, Niek A Peters, Alina Hasanain, Matthew J Weiss, Christopher L Wolfgang, Jin He
BACKGROUND: Distal pancreatectomy (DP) is performed to treat tumors of the pancreatic body and tail. Traditionally, splenectomy is performed with a DP, however, laparoscopic spleen-preserving DP (SPDP) using Warshaw's (splenic vessels ligation) or Kimura's (splenic vessels preservation) techniques have been reported. The clinical benefits of using either technique remain unclear. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to compare the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing Warshaw's and Kimura SPDP...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734831/effects-of-all-oral-anti-viral-therapy-on-hvpg-and-systemic-hemodynamics-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-cirrhosis
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Sabela Lens, Edilmar Alvarado, Zoe Mariño, María-Carlota Londoño, Elba LLop, Javier Martinez, Jose Ignacio Fortea, Luís Ibañez, Xavier Ariza, Anna Baiges, Adolfo Gallego, Rafael Bañares, Angela Puente, Agustín Albillos, Jose Luís Calleja, Xavier Torras, Virginia Hernández-Gea, Jaume Bosch, Cándid Villanueva, Xavier Forns, Juan Carlos García-Pagán
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated cirrhosis and clinical significant portal hypertension (CSPH, hepatic venous pressure gradient [HVPG] 10 mmHg or greater), despite achieving sustained virological response (SVR) to therapy, remain at risk of liver decompensation. We investigated hemodynamic changes following SVR in patients with CSPH and whether liver stiffness measurements (LSMs) can rule out the presence of CSPH. METHODS: We performed a multicenter prospective study of 226 patients with HCV-associated cirrhosis and CSPH who had SVR to interferon-free therapy at 6 Liver Units in Spain...
July 19, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728669/is-there-a-role-for-combined-sclerotherapy-and-ligation-in-the-endoscopic-treatment-of-gastroesophageal-varices
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EDITORIAL
Loren Laine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726433/gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia-and-solitary-rectal-ulcer-syndrome-two-rare-diagnoses-as-the-cause-of-anemia-in-a%C3%A2-single-patient-case-report
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Lumír Kunovský, Milan Dastych, Radek Kroupa, Beata Hemmelova, Katarina Muckova, Miroslava Chovancova, Lenka Kucerova, Jiri Dolina
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) and solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) are both mentioned in the literature as rare causes of iron deficiency anemia and gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. GAVE accounts for up to 4 % of upper non-variceal GI bleeding; SRUS is a rare benign disorder that presents with rectal bleeding. We present the case of a 75-year-old patient who was admitted to our facility with anemia. In the same patient, we encountered chronic bleeding from GAVE and SRUS. Both diagnoses were treated endoscopically: GAVE by argon plasma coagulation and a subsequent treatment with proton pump inhibitors and SRUS by adrenaline injection and clipping, consecutively treated with mesalazine enemas...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718261/modern-management-of-duodenal-variceal-bleeding
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Amer Rehman Farooqi, Lawrence Sunderraj
Duodenal variceal bleeding is an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Treatment strategies are reliant on case reports and case series with new developments in interventional treatment modalities including endoscopic therapy, radiological intervention, and surgery. Endoscopic treatment includes injection sclerotherapy using various agents, banding of varices and clipping of varices. Interventional radiological procedures include Transjugular Intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (TIPSS), and Balloon- Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (BRTO)...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718228/early-initiation-of-beta-blockers-following-primary-endoscopic-therapy-for-bleeding-oesophageal-varices-in-cirrhotics
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Adnan Salim, Kashif Malik, Muhammad Omer Farooq, Umair Butt, Arshad Kamal Butt, Altaf Alam
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Beta-blockers provide secondary prophylaxis following endoscopic therapy for variceal bleeding. Guidelines recommend starting beta-blockers 6 days after endoscopy to prevent masking hemodynamic signs of re-bleeding. We aimed to see safety of earlier initiation of betablockers. METHODS: Cirrhotic patients with upper GI bleed were given intravenous vasoactive agents until undergoing endoscopy. Patients with only oesophageal varices as source of bleed were recruited...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714072/survival-of-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-acute-peptic-ulcer-bleeding-compared-with-variceal-bleeding-using-current-first-line-therapies
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Alba Ardevol, Gemma Ibañez-Sanz, Joaquim Profitos, Carles Aracil, Josep M Castellvi, Edilmar Alvarado, Alba Cachero, Diana Horta, Josep Miñana, Bárbara Gomez-Pastrana, Oana Pavel, Eva Dueñas, Meritxell Casas, Montserrat Planella, Jose Castellote J, Candid Villanueva
The presence of cirrhosis increases the mortality of patients with peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB). Both acute variceal bleeding (AVB) and PUB are associated with substantial mortality in cirrhosis. This multicenter cohort study was performed to assess whether the mortality of cirrhotic patients with PUB is different from that of those with AVB. Patients with cirrhosis and acute gastrointestinal bleeding were consecutively included and treated with somatostatin and PPI infusion from admission and with antibiotic prophylaxis...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713067/eus-guided-drainage-of-peripancreatic-fluid-collections-with-lumen-apposing-metal-stents-and-plastic-double-pigtail-stents-comparison-of-efficacy-and-adverse-event-rates
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Gabriel D Lang, Cassandra Fritz, Trisha Bhat, Koushik K Das, Faris M Murad, Dayna S Early, Steven A Edmundowicz, Vladimir M Kushnir, Daniel K Mullady
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Transmural drainage with double-pigtail plastic stents (DPPSs) was the mainstay of endoscopic therapy for symptomatic peri-pancreatic fluid collections (PPFCs) until the introduction of lumen-apposing covered self-expanding metal stents (LAMSs). Currently, there is limited data regarding the efficacy and adverse event rate of LAMS compared with DPPS. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of EUS-guided PPFC drainages at a single tertiary care center between 2008 and 2015 was performed...
July 13, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706863/non-functional-tricuspid-valve-disease
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REVIEW
Dale S Adler
Only 75% of severe tricuspid regurgitation is classified as functional, or related primarily to pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular dysfunction, or a combination of both. Non-functional tricuspid regurgitation occurs when there is damage to the tricuspid leaflets, chordae, papillary muscles, or annulus, independent of right ventricular dysfunction or pulmonary hypertension. The entities that cause non-functional tricuspid regurgitation include rheumatic and myxomatous disease, acquired and genetic connective tissue disorders, endocarditis, sarcoid, pacing, RV biopsy, blunt trauma, radiation, carcinoid, ergot alkaloids, dopamine agonists, fenfluramine, cardiac tumors, atrial fibrillation, and congenital malformations...
May 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706365/obstetric-outcome-in-women-with-chronic-liver-disease
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Pinky Jena, C N Sheela, Rao Preethi Venkatachala, Harshad Devarbhavi
AIM: This study determines the prevalence, causes and outcome of pregnancy in women with chronic liver diseases in a tertiary level teaching institute in Southern India. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of case records was carried out between December 2010 and May 2015 in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gastroenterology including pregnant women diagnosed to have chronic liver diseases prenatally or during pregnancy. RESULTS: The frequency of chronic liver disease in pregnancy was 50 among 10,823 deliveries (0...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704189/chronic-hepatitis-due-to-gluten-enteropathy-a-case-report
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Irina I Ivanova, Denitsa Y Dukova, Pavlina G Boikova, Lili S Grudeva, Ivan B Shalev, Iskren A Kotzev
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease is an immune-mediated enteropathy precipitated by exposure to dietary gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 45-year-old Caucasian woman presented with severe iron-deficient anemia and mild elevation of liver enzymes. Upper endoscopy was done in the context of evaluation of anemia, which revealed reduced duodenal folds and mosaic pattern of the mucosa, but also grade II esophageal varices and portal hypertensive gastropathy...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702754/endoscopic-cyanoacrylate-injection-with-post-injection-audible-doppler-assessment-of-gastric-varices-a-single-institution-experience
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Tom D Catron, George B Smallfield, Le Kang, Richard K Sterling, Mohammad S Siddiqui
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gastric varices (GV) have higher rates of morbidity and mortality from hemorrhage than esophageal varices. Several studies have shown the safety and efficacy of cyanoacrylate (CA) injection for acute gastric variceal hemorrhage. We report data from our experience with CA injection for GV before and after routine use of post-injection audible Doppler assessment (ADA) for GV obturation and describe long-term outcomes after this therapy. METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients who had documented GV, underwent CA injection, and had at least 2 weeks of follow-up...
July 12, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700364/helicobacter-pylori-infection-among-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Joanna Pogorzelska, Magda Łapińska, Alicja Kalinowska, Tadeusz W Łapiński, Robert Flisiak
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Inflammatory changes in the stomach caused by Helicobacter pylori indirectly and directly affect liver function. Moreover, the bacteria may worsen the course of the liver cirrhosis. The study aimed at evaluating the incidence of H. pylori infection among patients with liver cirrhosis, depending on the etiology and injury stage, scored according to Child-Pugh classification. Stage of esophageal varices and endoscopic inflammatory lesions in the stomach were evaluated, depending on the presence of H...
July 11, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699947/fecal-occult-blood-testing-in-hospitalized-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Benji Mathews, Temple Ratcliffe, Raj Sehgal, James Abraham, Bradley Monash
A 47-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse, cirrhosis, and grade II esophageal varices is admitted for treatment of alcohol withdrawal. He reports having some dark-colored stools a week prior to admission, but his stools since then have been normal in color. A repeat hemoglobin is stable, but a fecal occult blood test is positive. What should be done next?
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698417/-intravenous-ablation-for-lower-extremity-varices-to-prevent-recurrent-pulmonary-embolism-in-klippel-trenaunay-syndrome-report-of-a-case
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Ikutaro Kigawa, Masahiro Aiba, Atsushi Ito
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome( KTS) is a complex congenital anomaly characterized by lower extremity varix and venous malformations, port-wine stains, and soft tissue and bone hypertrophy. We present a case of a 35-year-old man of KTS with pulmonary embolism (PE). The patient was referred to our hospital complaining of the leg pain and sudden onset of dyspnea. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed lower extremity varices, superficial thrombophlebitis and bilateral pulmonary thrombi. No venous malformations except for varicose veins were revealed in the limbs or pelvis...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696510/expanding-the-baveno-vi-criteria-for-the-screening-of-varices-in-patients-with-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease
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Salvador Augustin, Mònica Pons, James B Maurice, Christophe Bureau, Horia Stefanescu, Michel Ney, Hélène Blasco, Bogdan Procopet, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Rachel H Westbrook, Jaime Bosch, Annalisa Berzigotti, Juan G Abraldes, Joan Genescà
Patients with compensated advanced chronic liver disease (cACLD) can safely avoid screening endoscopy with a platelet count >150x10(9) cells/L and liver stiffness measurement (LSM) <20 kPa (Baveno VI criteria). However, the total number of avoided endoscopies using this rule is relatively low. We aimed at expanding the Baveno VI criteria and validating them in additional cohorts. Patients from the Anticipate cohort (499 patients with cACLD of different etiologies) were used to study the performance of different thresholds of platelets and LSM for the identification of patients at very low risk (<5%) of having varices needing treatment (VNT)...
July 11, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694009/role-of-dual-red-imaging-to-guide-intravariceal-sclerotherapy-injection-of-esophageal-varices-with-videos
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Yoshihiro Furuichi, Takuji Gotoda, Yoshitaka Kasai, Hirohito Takeuchi, Yuu Yoshimasu, Takashi Kawai, Takao Itoi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dual red imaging (DRI) is a novel image-enhanced endoscopy technique that can increase the visibility and predict the depth of esophageal varices (EVs). The recurrence rate of EVs after endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS) reportedly decreases by intravariceal injection of a sclerosant. We evaluated prospectively whether the EIS success rate was increased by DRI compared with the white light (WLI) mode. METHODS: A total of 79 EV patients were randomly divided into the DRI (n = 40) and WLI (n = 39) groups...
July 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691048/feasibility-of-transnasal-endoscopy-in-screening-for-esophageal-and-gastric-varices-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease
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Anderson Antônio de Faria, Carlos Alberto Freitas Dias, Luciana Dias Moetzsohn, Silas de Castro Carvalho, Tereza Abreu Ferrari, Vitor Nunes Arantes
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Screening for esophageal and gastric varices is indicated for patients with portal hypertension or cirrhosis. Typically, conventional endoscopy is used; however, the need for sedation increases the costs and risks, especially in cirrhotic patients. Use of transnasal endoscopy with an ultrathin endoscope enables study of the upper gastrointestinal tract without the need for sedation. The objective of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of transnasal endoscopy in screening for esophageal and gastric varices in patients with chronic liver disease...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690769/endoscopic-resolution-and-recurrence-of-gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia-after-serial-treatment-with-argon-plasma-coagulation
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Shashank Garg, Bilal Aslam, Nicholas Nickl
AIM: To evaluate long-term endoscopic resolution and recurrence rate of gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) after argon plasma coagulation (APC) treatment. METHODS: This was an IRB-approved retrospective single center study that included patients endoscopically treated for GAVE between 1/1/2008 to 12/31/2014. The primary and secondary end points of the study were rate of endoscopic resolution of GAVE after APC treatment and recurrence rate of GAVE after endoscopic resolution, respectively...
June 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689938/gonadal-vein-transposition-in-nutcracker-syndrome
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Roy Miler, Eric K Shang, Woosup Michael Park
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVES: Nutcracker syndrome, caused by mesoaortic compression of the left renal vein leading to symptoms related to venous hypertension, is an uncommon entity that may require operative intervention. Traditional open transposition of the left renal vein to the vena cava has been shown to have a re-intervention rate of up to 30%, while also having additional morbidity associated with laparotomy. More recently, endovascular stenting has been described in several small series, but have reported stent fracture, thrombosis and migration...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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