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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088773/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-dialysis-patients-a-10-year-national-cohort-study
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Hung-Jui Chen, Jhi-Joung Wang, Wen-Ing Tsay, Shwu-Huey Her, Cheng-Heng Lin, Chih-Chiang Chien
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to determine the incidence and severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis and whether the dialysis modality [hemodialysis (HD) versus peritoneal dialysis (PD)] confers a higher risk for AP as well as complications or mortality related to AP. METHODS: We analyzed national health insurance claims data of 67 078 ESRD patients initiating dialysis between 1999 and 2007 in Taiwan...
January 14, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079234/evaluation-of-endoscopic-secondary-prophylaxis-in-children-and-adolescents-with-esophageal-varices
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Júlio Rocha Pimenta, Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira, Eleonora Druve Tavares Fagundes, Paulo Fernando Souto Bittencourt, Alice Mendes Moura, Simone Diniz Carvalho
BACKGROUND: - Bleeding of esophageal varices is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in children and adults with portal hypertension and there are few studies involving secondary prophylaxis in children and adolescents. OBJECTIVE: - To evaluate the efficacy of endoscopic secondary prophylaxis in prevention of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in children and adolescents with esophageal varices. METHODS: - This is a prospective analysis of 85 patients less than 18 years of age with or without cirrhosis, with portal hypertension...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072751/duodenal-plexiform-fibromyxoma-as-a-cause-of-obscure-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-case-report
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Demetrios Moris, Evangelia Spanou, Stavros Sougioultzis, Nikolaos Dimitrokallis, Polyxeni Kalisperati, Ioanna Delladetsima, Evangelos Felekouras
RATIONALE: We are reporting the first-to our knowledge-case of duodenal Plexiform Fibromyxoma causing obscure upper gastrointestinal bleeding. PATIENT CONCERNS: Plexiform fibromyxoma triggered recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding episodes in a 63-year-old man who remained undiagnosed, despite multiple hospitalizations, extensive diagnostic workups and surgical interventions (including gastrectomies), for almost 17 years. DIAGNOSES-INTERVENTIONS: During hospitalization for the last bleeding episode, an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed an intestinal hemorrhagic nodule...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072750/upper-gastrointestinal-ectopic-variceal-bleeding-treated-with-various-endoscopic-modalities-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Sang Woo Park, Eunae Cho, Chung Hwan Jun, Sung Kyu Choi, Hyun Soo Kim, Chang Hwan Park, Jong Sun Rew, Sung Bum Cho, Hee Joon Kim, Mingui Han, Kyu Man Cho
RATIONALE: Ectopic variceal bleeding is a rare (2-5%) but fatal gastrointestinal bleed in patients with portal hypertension. Patients with ectopic variceal bleeding manifest melena, hematochezia, or hematemesis, which require urgent managements. Definitive therapeutic modalities of ectopic varices are not yet standardized because of low incidence. Various therapeutic modalities have been applied on the basis of the experiences of experts or availability of facilities, with varying results...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069629/randomized-pragmatic-trial-of-nasogastric-tube-placement-in-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-bleeding
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Don C Rockey, Chul Ahn, Silvio W de Melo
: The value of nasogastric (NG) tube placement in patients with upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding (UGIB) is unclear. We therefore aimed to determine the usefulness of NG tube placement in patients with UGIB. The study was a single-blind, randomized, prospective, non-inferiority study comparing NG placement (with aspiration and lavage) to no NG placement (control). The primary outcome was the probability that physicians could predict the presence of a high-risk lesion (ie, requiring endoscopic therapy)...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065528/a-comprehensive-evaluation-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-in-iron-deficiency-anemia-with-predefined-hemoglobin-below-9mg-dl-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Xavier Bosch, Elisabet Montori, Mar Guerra-García, Jaime Costa-Rodríguez, Mariano H Quintanilla, Paula E Tolosa-Chapasian, Pedro Moreno, Neus Guasch, Alfons López-Soto
BACKGROUND: Anemia is defined as hemoglobin below the cutoff of normal in studies examining the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in iron-deficiency anemia (IDA). Although the risk of GI cancer (GIC) increases as hemoglobin decreases, guidelines do not usually recommend hemoglobin thresholds for IDA investigation. METHODS: To elucidate whether underlying GI disorders explain the different hemoglobin values and clinical outcomes observed initially in IDA patients referred for GI workup, we prospectively investigated the diagnostic yield of a thorough GI examination in consecutive IDA adults with predefined hemoglobin <9g/dL and no extraintestinal bleeding...
December 21, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065526/hemospray-for-treatment-of-acute-bleeding-due-to-upper-gastrointestinal-tumours
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Monica Arena, Enzo Masci, Leonardo Henry Eusebi, Giuseppe Iabichino, Benedetto Mangiavillano, Paolo Viaggi, Elisabetta Morandi, Lorella Fanti, Antonino Granata, Mario Traina, Pier Alberto Testoni, Enrico Opocher, Carmelo Luigiano
BACKGROUND: Hemospray is a new endoscopic haemostatic powder that can be used in the management of upper gastrointestinal bleedings. AIMS: To assess the efficacy and safety of Hemospray as monotherapy for the treatment of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to cancer. METHODS: The endoscopy databases of 3 Italian Endoscopic Units were reviewed retrospectively and 15 patients (8 males; mean age 74 years) were included in this study. RESULTS: Immediate haemostasis was achieved in 93% of cases...
December 21, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065374/predictive-value-of-ct-for-first-esophageal-variceal-bleeding-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-value-of-para-umbilical-vein-patency
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Paul Calame, Maxime Ronot, Sébastien Bouveresse, Jean-Paul Cervoni, Valérie Vilgrain, Éric Delabrousse
PURPOSE: To evaluate if the presence/size of a para-umbilical vein (PUV) on computed tomography (CT) are associated with a first esophageal variceal hemorrhage (EVH) in patients with cirrhosis and whether imaging features can help identify patients at increased risk of EVH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2010 to June 2012 patients with cirrhosis who underwent CT and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy within six months were included. The presence/size of PUV was noted...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064299/idiopathic-duodenal-varix-presenting-as-a-massive-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-case-report
#9
N H Zubaidah, J H Asraf, L Lee, T Gee
Ectopic variceal bleeding is both a diagnostic dilemma and a therapeutic challenge, especially when it is located in the third part of the duodenum. Varix is rare in the absence of cirrhosis or portal hypertension. Because the diagnosis of this condition is usually delayed, treatment is administered late resulting in high morbidity and mortality rate. We report a case of a 61-year-old lady with an idiopathic duodenal varix presenting as an upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064286/rockall-risk-score-in-predicting-30-days-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-rebleeding-in-a-malaysian-population
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H T Lip, H T Heah, T J Huei, S Premaa, A Sarojah
OBJECTIVE: the aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of Rockall score in predicting outcomes of 30 days rebleeding, mortality and need for surgical intervention of bleeding gastric and duodenal ulcers. METHODS: this is a retrospective cohort study of all the emergency endoscopies performed in Hospital sultan Ismail from January 2009 to October 2014 for indications of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIb). Data was extracted from hospital's electronic database and only non-variceal bleeds were included...
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062878/-an-unusual-finding-of-two-coins-together-in-the-esophagus-of-pediatric-patients-report-of-two-cases
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Alexis Ormeño Julca
The ingestion of foreign bodies (EB) is a frequent complaint in the Pediatric Emergency Services. Studies report that in children occurs 80% of the EC, most frequently between 6 months and 3 years old and the second held because of urgent endoscopy in pediatrics. In 80-90% of cases the CE spontaneously passes through the upper gastrointestinal tract, however occasionally staying in the esophagus and should be removed to avoid dangerous complications such as obstruction or perforation of the upper digestive tract bleeding, ulcers, or fistulas...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062437/dieulafoy-s-lesion-of-the-oesophagus-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Faisal Inayat, Waqas Ullah, Qulsoom Hussain, Abu Hurairah
Dieulafoy's lesion is a vascular abnormality consisting of a tortuous, dilated aberrant submucosal vessel that erodes the overlying mucosal layer without ulceration. The oesophagus is a very rare location for the lesion. Herein, we report a case series of 3 patients who presented with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy was performed, which showed a large calibre-persistent tortuous submucosal artery protruding into the oesophageal lumen. All the patients were successfully managed with endoscopic intervention using epinephrine injection around the lesion followed by hemoclip application...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057321/-digestive-bleeding-due-to-jejunal-diverticula-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jorge Cuauhtémoc Blake-Siemsen, Marisol Kortright-Farías, Dante Rafael Casale-Menier, Jesús Gámez-Araujo
BACKGROUND: Bleeding from the small bowel is a rare pathology that represents 5-10% of gastrointestinal bleeding; 0.06% to 5% of cases are due to the presence of diverticula of the small intestine. The majority of diverticula are asymptomatic and present symptoms when there is a complication. CLINICAL CASE: We present the case of a 53-year-old male with a history of chronic renal failure and hypertension. While he was hospitalized due to cerebrovascular disease he recurrently presented lower gastrointestinal bleeding that required blood transfusion on several occasions...
January 2, 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056333/-recommendation-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-induced-gastrointestinal-ulcers-and-its-complications
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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a broad class of non glucocorticoid drugs which are extensively used in anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic therapies. However, NSAIDs may cause many side effects, most commonly in gastrointestinal(GI) tract. Cardiovascular system, kidney, liver, central nervous system and hematopoietic system are also involved. NSAID-induced GI side effects not only endanger the patients' health, increase mortality, but also greatly increase the cost of medical care...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
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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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/28052954/clinical-features-and-short-term-outcomes-of-cancer-patients-with-suspected-and-unsuspected-pulmonary-embolism-the-epiphany-study
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Carme Font, Alberto Carmona-Bayonas, Carmen Beato, Òscar Reig, Antonia Sáez, Paula Jiménez-Fonseca, Juana M Plasencia, David Calvo-Temprano, Marcelo Sanchez, Mariana Benegas, Mercedes Biosca, Diego Varona, Maria Angeles Vicente, Laura Faez, Maria Del Pilar Solís, Irma de la Haba, Maite Antonio, Olga Madridano, Eduardo Castañon, María Jose Martinez, Pablo Marchena, Avinash Ramchandani, Angel Dominguez, Alejandro Puerta, David Martinez de la Haza, Jesus Pueyo, Susana Hernandez, Angela Fernandez-Plaza, Lourdes Martinez-Encarnacion, Mar Martin, Gema Marin, Francisco Ayala, Vicente Vicente, Remedios Otero
The study aimed to identify predictors of overall 30-day mortality in cancer patients with pulmonary embolism including suspected pulmonary embolism (SPE) and unsuspected pulmonary embolism (UPE) events. Secondary outcomes included 30- and 90-day major bleeding and venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrence.The study cohort included 1033 consecutive patients with pulmonary embolism from the multicentre observational ambispective EPIPHANY study (March 2006-October 2014). A subgroup of 497 patients prospectively assessed for the study were subclassified into three work-up scenarios (SPE, truly asymptomatic UPE and UPE with symptoms) to assess outcomes...
January 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051764/the-use-of-fibrin-sealant-during-non-emergency-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-evidence-of-benefits-and-harms
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Steven J Edwards, Fay Crawford, Michelle Helena van Velthoven, Andrea Berardi, George Osei-Assibey, Mariana Bacelar, Fatima Salih, Victoria Wakefield
BACKGROUND: Fibrin sealants are used in different types of surgery to prevent the accumulation of post-operative fluid (seroma) or blood (haematoma) or to arrest haemorrhage (bleeding). However, there is uncertainty around the benefits and harms of fibrin sealant use. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the evidence on the benefits and harms of fibrin sealants in non-emergency surgery in adults. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases [MEDLINE, EMBASE and The Cochrane Library (including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, the Health Technology Assessment database and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials)] were searched from inception to May 2015...
December 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050786/multicenter-prospective-study-on-the-safety-of-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-procedures-in-antithrombotic-drug-users
#18
Yoshiyasu Kono, Minoru Matsubara, Tatsuya Toyokawa, Ryuta Takenaka, Seiyu Suzuki, Junichirou Nasu, Masao Yoshioka, Masahiro Nakagawa, Motowo Mizuno, Hiroyuki Sakae, Makoto Abe, Tatsuhiro Gotoda, Ko Miura, Hiromitsu Kanzaki, Masaya Iwamuro, Keisuke Hori, Takao Tsuzuki, Masahide Kita, Seiji Kawano, Yoshiro Kawahara, Hiroyuki Okada
BACKGROUND: The Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society updated its guidelines for gastroenterological endoscopy in patients undergoing antithrombotic treatment in July 2012. However, the safety of endoscopic procedures in antithrombotic drug users has not been fully investigated. AIMS: To evaluate the safety of upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures in antithrombotic drug users. METHODS: From September 2013 to September 2015, patients who were taking antithrombotic drugs and who underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures were prospectively enrolled at five hospitals...
January 3, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044954/haemobilia-a-rare-cause-of-upper-gastro-intestinal-bleeding
#19
Daniel Ion, Carmen Iuliana Mavrodin, Mihai Bogdan Șerban, Tudor Marinescu, Dan Nicolae Păduraru
Haemobilia is a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding that consists of haemorrhage within the biliary tree. Most cases of haemobilia are due to iatrogenic cause, laparoscopic or open cholecystectomy, abdominal trauma, gallstones, hepatic tumours, vascular aneurism. We present the case of a male patient admitted in the surgery department for epigastric and right hypochondria pain, nausea and vomiting. Open cholecystectomy was performed with a trans-cystic tube drainage. Postoperative outcome was favourable but with a continuous decrease in haemoglobin level...
November 2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044953/a-rare-case-of-upper-digestive-hemorrhage-due-to-bleeding-duodenal-tumor
#20
Claudiu Turculeţ, Dragoş Ene, Teodor Florin Georgescu, E Ciucă, A Vlădăşcău, Florin Iordache, Mircea Beuran
We present the case of a 48-year-old patient with no medical history, who presents himself to the emergency room with melena, asthenia and dizziness. The blood tests revealed a severe anemia (Hb = 4,8 g/dL). He is admitted in the Gastroenterology ward, where a first superior digestive endoscopy is performed which shows a duodenal bleeding tumor (second duodenum) of 7 cm in length. After the administration of red blood cell mass, plasma and haemostatic agents the level of the hemoglobin increases. The abdominal CT scan reveals a 3/5 tumor localized in the second and third duodenum...
November 2016: Chirurgia
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