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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520522/perceptions-of-statin-discontinuation-among-patients-with-life-limiting-illness
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Jennifer Tjia, Jean S Kutner, Christine S Ritchie, Patrick J Blatchford, Rachael E Bennett Kendrick, Maryjo Prince-Paul, Tamara J Somers, Mary Lynn McPherson, Jeff A Sloan, Amy P Abernethy, Jon P Furuno
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of chronic medications for patients with life-limiting illness is uncertain. Medication deprescribing may improve outcomes in this population, but patient concerns regarding deprescribing are unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantify the perceived benefits and concerns of statin discontinuation among patients with life-limiting illness. DESIGN: Baseline data from a multicenter, pragmatic clinical trial of statin discontinuation were used...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418549/glasgow-blatchford-score-predicted-intervention-or-death-better-than-4-other-prediction-models-in-upper-gi-bleeding
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Nicholas Talley, Michael Potter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393330/external-validation-of-scoring-systems-in-risk-stratification-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Anna Cherian Anchu, Subair Mohsina, Sathasivam Sureshkumar, T Mahalakshmy, Vikram Kate
AIM: The aim of this study was to externally validate the four commonly used scoring systems in the risk stratification of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleed (UGIB). METHODS: Patients of UGIB who underwent endoscopy within 24 h of presentation were stratified prospectively using the pre-endoscopy Rockall score (PRS) >0, complete Rockall score (CRS) >2, Glasgow Blatchford bleeding scores (GBS) >3, and modified GBS (m-GBS) >3 scores. Patients were followed up to 30 days...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380540/animal-behavior-and-well-being-symposium-poultry-welfare-assessments-current-use-and-limitations
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R A Blatchford
Recent attention has been given to developing welfare assessment tools for research purposes and for use directly on poultry farms. Historically, most of these tools have relied on resource- and management-based measures, but it is unclear how well they correlate with outcomes indicative of positive animal welfare. The subjective nature of many of these tools also makes it difficult to generalize across studies and farms without extensive training. More recently, the European Union Welfare Quality project set out to design assessment tools that were scientifically based and combined resource- and management-based measures with animal-based measures...
March 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350744/usefulness-of-the-glasgow-blatchford-score-to-predict-1-week-mortality-in-patients-with-esophageal-variceal-bleeding
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Chikara Iino, Tadashi Shimoyama, Takasato Igarashi, Tomoyuki Aihara, Kentaro Ishii, Jyuichi Sakamoto, Hiroshi Tono, Shinsaku Fukuda
OBJECTIVES: Esophageal variceal bleeding is one of the most severe complications of liver cirrhosis, with high mortality. However, there is no established scoring system for short-term mortality in patients with esophageal variceal bleeding. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Glasgow-Blatchford score (GBS), the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, and the Child-Pugh score for predicting short-term and hospital mortality in patients with esophageal variceal bleeding...
May 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286843/clinical-scoring-systems-in-predicting-the-outcome-of-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Hanieh Ebrahimi Bakhtavar, Hamid Reza Morteza Bagi, Farzad Rahmani, Kavous Shahsavari Nia, Arezu Ettehadi
Prediction of the outcome and severity of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) has significant importance in patient care, disposition, and determining the need for emergent endoscopy. Recent international recommendations endorse using scoring systems for management of non-variceal UGIB patients. To date, different scoring systems have been developed for predicting the risk of 30-day mortality and re-bleeding. We have discussed the screening performance characteristics of Baylor bleeding score, the Rockall risk scoring score, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center predictive index, Glasgow Blatchford score, T-score, and AIMS65 systems, in the present review...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246528/clinical-performance-of-prediction-rules-and-nasogastric-lavage-for-the-evaluation-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Hassan K Dakik, F Douglas Srygley, Shih-Ting Chiu, Shein-Chung Chow, Deborah A Fisher
Introduction. The majority of patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) are admitted for urgent endoscopy as it can be difficult to determine who can be safely managed as an outpatient. Our objective was to compare four clinical prediction scoring systems: Glasgow Blatchford Score (GBS) and Clinical Rockall, Adamopoulos, and Tammaro scores in a sample of patients presenting to the emergency department of a large US academic center. Methods. We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients during 2008-2010...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125425/usefulness-of-the-glasgow-blatchford-score-to-predict-1-week-mortality-in-patients-with-esophageal-variceal-bleeding
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Chikara Iino, Tadashi Shimoyama, Takasato Igarashi, Tomoyuki Aihara, Kentaro Ishii, Jyuichi Sakamoto, Hiroshi Tono, Shinsaku Fukuda
OBJECTIVES: Esophageal variceal bleeding is one of the most severe complications of liver cirrhosis, with high mortality. However, there is no established scoring system for short-term mortality in patients with esophageal variceal bleeding. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Glasgow-Blatchford score (GBS), the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, and the Child-Pugh score for predicting short-term and hospital mortality in patients with esophageal variceal bleeding...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091770/relevance-of-surgery-in-patients-with-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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S Dango, T Beißbarth, E Weiss, A Seif Amir Hosseini, D Raddatz, V Ellenrieder, J Lotz, B M Ghadimi, A Beham
INTRODUCTION: Upper GI bleeding remains one of the most common emergencies with a substantial overall mortality rate of up to 30%. In severe ill patients, death does not occur due to failure of hemostasis, either medical or surgical, but mainly from comorbidities, treatment complications, and decreased tolerated blood loss. Management strategies have changed dramatically over the last two decades and include primarily endoscopic intervention in combination with acid-suppressive therapy and decrease in surgical intervention...
May 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053181/comparison-of-risk-scoring-systems-for-patients-presenting-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-international-multicentre-prospective-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Adrian J Stanley, Loren Laine, Harry R Dalton, Jing H Ngu, Michael Schultz, Roseta Abazi, Liam Zakko, Susan Thornton, Kelly Wilkinson, Cristopher J L Khor, Iain A Murray, Stig B Laursen
OBJECTIVE:  To compare the predictive accuracy and clinical utility of five risk scoring systems in the assessment of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. DESIGN:  International multicentre prospective study. SETTING:  Six large hospitals in Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania. PARTICIPANTS:  3012 consecutive patients presenting over 12 months with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:  Comparison of pre-endoscopy scores (admission Rockall, AIMS65, and Glasgow Blatchford) and post-endoscopy scores (full Rockall and PNED) for their ability to predict predefined clinical endpoints: a composite endpoint (transfusion, endoscopic treatment, interventional radiology, surgery, or 30 day mortality), endoscopic treatment, 30 day mortality, rebleeding, and length of hospital stay...
January 4, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011279/association-of-prophylactic-endotracheal-intubation-in-critically-ill-patients-with-upper-gi-bleeding-and-cardiopulmonary-unplanned-events
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Umar Hayat, Peter J Lee, Hamid Ullah, Shashank Sarvepalli, Rocio Lopez, John J Vargo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prophylactic endotracheal intubation (PEI) is often advocated to mitigate the risk of cardiopulmonary adverse events in patients presenting with brisk upper GI bleeding (UGIB). However, the benefit of such a measure remains controversial. Our study aimed to compare the incidence of cardiopulmonary unplanned events between critically ill patients with brisk UGIB who underwent endotracheal intubation versus those who did not. METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or older who presented at Cleveland Clinic between 2011 and 2014 with hematemesis and/or patients with melena with consequential hypovolemic shock were included...
December 21, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930875/comparison-of-three-scoring-systems-in-predicting-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-prospective-observational-study
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Min Zhong, Wan Jun Chen, Xiao Ye Lu, Jie Qian, Chang Qing Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the performances of the Glasgow-Blatchford score (GBS), modified GBS (mGBS) and AIMS65 in predicting clinical outcomes in patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB). METHODS: This study enrolled 320 consecutive patients with AUGIB. Patients at high and low risks of developing adverse clinical outcomes (rebleeding, the need of clinical intervention and death) were categorized according to the GBS, mGBS and AIMS65 scoring systems...
December 2016: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888865/advances-in-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Ángel Lanas
The main innovations of the latest meeting of the Gastroenterological Association (2016) concerning upper gastrointestinal bleeding from the clinician's perspective can be summarised as follows: a) The Glasgow-Blatchford scale has the best accuracy in predicting the need for surgical intervention and hospital mortality; b) Prognostic scales for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding are also useful for lower gastrointestinal bleeding; c) Preliminary data suggest that treatment with hemospray does not seem to be superior to current standard treatment in controlling active peptic ulcer bleeding; d) Either famotidine or a proton pump inhibitor may be effective in preventing haemorrhagic recurrence in patients taking aspirin, but this finding needs to be confirmed in further studies; e) There was confirmation of the need to re-introduce antiplatelet therapy as early as possible in patients with antiplatelet-associated gastrointestinal bleeding in order to prevent cardiovascular mortality; f) Routine clinical practice suggests that gastrointestinal or cardiovascular complications with celecoxib or traditional NSAIDs are very low; g) Dabigatran is associated with an increased incidence of gastrointestinal bleeding compared with apixaban or warfarin...
September 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861708/high-dose-monthly-vitamin-d-for-prevention-of-acute-respiratory-infection-in-older-long-term-care-residents-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Adit A Ginde, Patrick Blatchford, Keith Breese, Lida Zarrabi, Sunny A Linnebur, Jeffrey I Wallace, Robert S Schwartz
OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of high-dose vitamin D supplementation for prevention of acute respiratory infection (ARI) in older long-term care residents. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial investigating high-dose vs standard-dose vitamin D from 2010 to 2014. SETTING: Colorado long-term care facilities. PARTICIPANTS: Long-term care residents aged 60 and older (n = 107). INTERVENTION: The high-dose group received monthly supplement of vitamin D3 100,000 IU, the standard-dose group received a monthly placebo (for participants taking 400-1,000 IU/d as part of usual care) or a monthly supplement of 12,000 IU of vitamin D3 (for participants taking <400 IU/d as part of usual care)...
March 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826205/comparison-of-glasgow-blatchford-score-and-full-rockall-score-systems-to-predict-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#15
Marjan Mokhtare, Vida Bozorgi, Shahram Agah, Mehdi Nikkhah, Amirhossein Faghihi, Amirhossein Boghratian, Neda Shalbaf, Abbas Khanlari, Hamidreza Seifmanesh
BACKGROUND: Various risk scoring systems have been recently developed to predict clinical outcomes in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). The two commonly used scoring systems include full Rockall score (RS) and the Glasgow-Blatchford score (GBS). Bleeding scores were assessed in terms of prediction of clinical outcomes in patients with UGIB. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two hundred patients (age >18 years) with obvious symptoms of UGIB in the emergency department of Rasoul Akram Hospital were enrolled...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740523/validation-of-prognostic-scores-for-clinical-outcomes-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-acute-variceal-bleeding
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Miguel Motola-Kuba, Angélica Escobedo-Arzate, Félix Tellez-Avila, José Altamirano, Nancy Aguilar-Olivos, Alberto González-Angulo, Felipe Zamarripa-Dorsey, Misael Uribe, Norberto C Chávez-Tapia
Background. The Rockall, Glasgow-Blatchford, and AIMS65 are useful and validated scoring systems for predicting the outcomes of patients with nonvariceal gastrointestinal bleeding. However, there are no validated evidence for using them to predict outcomes on variceal bleeding. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the prognostic accuracy of different nonvariceal bleeding scores with other liver-specific scoring systems in cirrhotic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective multicenter study that included 160 cirrhotic patients with acute variceal bleeding...
November 2016: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693643/timing-of-upper-endoscopy-influences-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-nonvariceal-upper-gi-bleeding
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Navin L Kumar, Aaron J Cohen, Jennifer Nayor, Brian L Claggett, John R Saltzman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Current guidelines advise that upper endoscopy be performed within 24 hours of presentation in patients with acute nonvariceal upper GI bleeding (UGIB). However, the role of urgent endoscopy (<12 hours) is controversial. Our aim was to assess whether patients admitted with acute nonvariceal UGIB with lower-risk versus high-risk bleeding have different outcomes with urgent compared with nonurgent endoscopy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of patients admitted to an academic hospital with nonvariceal UGIB...
May 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652296/the-efficacy-of-hemospray-in-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-from-tumor
#18
Rapat Pittayanon, Piyapan Prueksapanich, Rungsun Rerknimitr
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Currently, conventional endoscopic treatments provide an unsatisfactory hemostatic outcome in upper gastrointestinal bleeding from tumor. Hemospray has been shown to be useful in many active gastrointestinal bleeding conditions. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of Hemospray and conventional endoscopic hemostasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients with active upper gastrointestinal bleeding from tumor were recruited. Hemospray was applied at the bleeding site until hemostasis was achieved...
September 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648468/blatchford-score-is-superior-to-aims65-score-in-predicting-the-need-for-clinical-interventions-in-elderly-patients-with-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleed
#19
Khalid Abusaada, Fnu Asad-Ur-Rahman, Vladimir Pech, Umair Majeed, Shengchuan Dai, Xiang Zhu, Sally A Litherland
Background. Blatchford and AIMS65 scores were developed to risk stratify patients with upper gastrointestinal bleed (UGIB). We sought to assess the performance of Blatchford and AIMS65 scores in predicting outcomes in elderly patients with nonvariceal UGIB. Methods. A retrospective cohort study of elderly patients (over 65 years of age) with nonvariceal UGIB admitted to a tertiary care center. Primary outcome was a combined outcome of in-hospital mortality, need for any therapeutic endoscopic, radiologic, or surgical intervention, rebleeding within 30 days, or blood transfusion...
2016: Advances in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640399/the-predictive-value-of-preendoscopic-risk-scores-to-predict-adverse-outcomes-in-emergency-department-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-systematic-review
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Rosa Ramaekers, Muhammad Mukarram, Christine A M Smith, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy
OBJECTIVES: Risk stratification of emergency department (ED) patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) using preendoscopic risk scores can aid ED physicians in disposition decision-making. We conducted a systematic review to assess the predictive value of preendoscopic risk scores for 30-day serious adverse events. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from inception to March 2015. We included studies involving adult ED UGIB patients evaluating preendoscopic risk scores and excluded reviews, case reports, and animal studies...
November 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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