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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906917/efficacy-and-safety-of-tc-325-hemospraytm-for-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-at-middlemore-hospital-the-early-new-zealand-experience
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Hannah Giles, Dinesh Lal, Stephen Gerred, Paul Casey, Alasdair Patrick, Derek Luo, Ravinder Ogra
AIMS: A case series to review early experiences with HemosprayTM for a variety of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) at Middlemore Hospital. METHODS: HemosprayTM was administered therapeutically as first line or rescue at the discretion of the endoscopist. All cases of UGIB requiring HemosprayTM at Middlemore Hospital were identified to the investigator who undertook analysis of electronic and hard copy notes. RESULTS: Between October 2013 and July 2016, 36 patients were treated endoscopically with HemosprayTM...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898181/endovenous-ablation-therapy-laser-or-radiofrequency-or-foam-sclerotherapy-versus-conventional-surgical-repair-for-short-saphenous-varicose-veins
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REVIEW
Sharath Chandra Vikram Paravastu, Margaret Horne, P Dominic F Dodd
BACKGROUND: Short (or small) saphenous vein (SSV) varices occur as a result of an incompetent sapheno-popliteal junction, where the SSV joins the popliteal vein, resulting in reflux in the SSV; they account for about 15% of varicose veins. Untreated varicose veins may sometimes lead to ulceration of the leg, which is difficult to manage. Traditionally, treatment was restricted to surgery or conservative management. Since the 1990s, however, a number of minimally invasive techniques have been developed; these do not normally require a general anaesthetic, are day-case procedures with a quicker return to normal activities and avoid the risk of wound infection which may occur following surgery...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898169/cross-sectional-analysis-of-progressive-familial-intrahepatic-cholestasis-in-puerto-rican-children
#3
Dellys M Soler, Antonio I Del Valle, David Fernandez-Lube, Benjamin L Shneider
OBJECTIVE: Specific inherited disorders may be more common in island communities. Prior case reports suggest that cholestatic liver diseases may constitute a group of these inherited disorders in Puerto Rico. A cross-sectional survey of liver diseases in children was conducted to assess this hypothesis. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was performed in patients with chronic cholestasis at "Hospital Pediátrico Universitario" in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ten potential participants with high gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGTP) cholestasis were identified...
December 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896406/evaluation-of-rex-shunt-on-cavernous-transformation-of-the-portal-vein-in-children
#4
Ruo-Yi Wang, Jun-Feng Wang, Xiao-Gang Sun, Qian Liu, Jia-Long Xu, Qi-Gang Lv, Wei-Xiu Chen, Jin-Liang Li
BACKGROUND: Children with cavernous transformation of the portal vein (CTPV) develop severe complications from prehepatic portal hypertension, such as recurrent variceal bleeding and thrombocytopenia. In this study, we reported the results of 30 children with symptomatic CTPV that were treated by a Rex shunt. The effectiveness of this surgical approach was evaluated. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 30 children aged between 3 and 18 years with CTPV, who underwent a Rex shunt between 2008 and 2015...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895860/hydatid-liver-cyst-causing-portal-vein-thrombosis-and-cavernous-transformation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Serdar Kirmizi, Cuneyt Kayaalp, Sezai Yilmaz
A 33-year-old male with abdominal distention after meals was admitted to the hospital. He had a history of surgery for hydatid liver cyst. The cyst was located at the liver hilum and there were portal venous thrombosis and cavernous transformation. It had been treated with partial cystectomy, omentoplasty and albendazole. Two years later at the admission to our center, his laboratory tests were in normal ranges. Abdominal imaging methods revealed splenomegaly, portal vein thrombosis, cavernous transformation and the previously operated hydatid liver cyst...
2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895356/the-power-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-is-superior-to-a-central-venous-catheter-in-management-of-patients-with-esophageal-variceal-bleeding-undergoing-devascularization
#6
Wen Jing, He Rong, Jiang Li, Zhang Hai Xia, Zhang Hong Yu, Zhang Ke
Peripherally-inserted central catheters (PICC) have a greater retention time and less complications compared to central venous catheters (CVC). The study was conducted from From January of 2014 to December 2015 at Beijing DiTan Hospital, Beijing, China, and comprised 70 patients undergoing devascularisation. Of the total, 36(51.4%) patients underwent placement of PICC (Group A), while 34(48.6%) underwent had CVC (Group B). Venous catheterisation was successful in all patients. The median duration of venous catheterization in Group A was greater than that in Group B (p=0...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894929/ultra-thin-disposable-gastroscope-for-screening-and-surveillance-of-gastroesophageal-varices-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-prospective-comparative-study
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Dep K Huynh, Leanne Toscano, Vinh-An Phan, Tsai-Wing Ow, Mark Schoeman, Nam Q Nguyen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The study aims to evaluate the role of an unsedated, ultra-thin disposable gastroscopy (TDG) against conventional gastroscopy (CG) in screening and surveillance of gastroesophageal varices (GOVs) in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHOD: 48 patients (56.4±1.3 years; 38M:10F) with liver cirrhosis referred for screening (n=12) or surveillance (n=36) of GOVs were prospectively enrolled. Unsedated gastroscopy was initially performed with TDG (E...
November 25, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891150/splenic-artery-embolization-for-the-treatment-of-gastric-variceal-bleeding-secondary-to-splenic-vein-thrombosis-complicated-by-necrotizing-pancreatitis-report-of-a-case
#8
Hee Joon Kim, Eun Kyu Park, Young Hoe Hur, Yang Seok Koh, Chol Kyoon Cho
Splenic vein thrombosis is a relatively common finding in pancreatitis. Gastric variceal bleeding is a life-threatening complication of splenic vein thrombosis, resulting from increased blood flow to short gastric vein. Traditionally, splenectomy is considered the treatment of choice. However, surgery in necrotizing pancreatitis is dangerous, because of severe inflammation, adhesion, and bleeding tendency. In the Warshaw operation, gastric variceal bleeding is rare, even though splenic vein is resected. Because the splenic artery is also resected, blood flow to short gastric vein is not increased problematically...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888865/advances-in-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#9
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/27887038/aims65-score-a-new-prognostic-tool-to-predict-mortality-in-variceal-bleeding
#10
T Cúrdia Gonçalves, M Barbosa, S Xavier, P Boal Carvalho, J Magalhães, C Marinho, J Cotter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880982/safety-and-efficacy-of-ruxolitinib-in-splanchnic-vein-thrombosis-associated-with-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#11
Lisa Pieri, Chiara Paoli, Umberto Arena, Fabio Marra, Fabio Mori, Mery Zucchini, Stefano Colagrande, Alessandro Castellani, Arianna Masciulli, Vittorio Rosti, Valerio De Stefano, Silvia Betti, Guido Finazzi, Maria Luisa Ferrari, Elisa Rumi, Marco Ruggeri, Ilaria Nichele, Paola Guglielmelli, Rajmonda Fjerza, Carmela Mannarelli, Tiziana Fanelli, Lucia Merli, Giuditta Corbizi Fattori, Margherita Massa, Giuseppe Cimino, Alessandro Rambaldi, Giovanni Barosi, Mario Cazzola, Tiziano Barbui, Alessandro M Vannucchi
Splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) is one of the vascular complications of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). We designed a phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate safety and efficacy of ruxolitinib in reducing splenomegaly and improving disease-related symptoms in patients with MPN-associated SVT. Patients, diagnosed with myelofibrosis in 12 cases, polycythemia vera in 5 and essential thrombocythemia in 4, received ruxolitinib for 24 weeks in the core study period. Spleen volume was assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and splanchnic vein circulation by echo-Doppler analysis...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875848/multimodal-therapy-of-recurrent-and-refractory-bleeding-from-esophageal-varices-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Matthias Buechter, Volker Penndorf, Ali Canbay, Jens M Theysohn, Alexander Dechêne
Bleeding from esophageal varices is a major cause of mortality in patients with advanced liver disease. Although standard treatment and secondary prophylaxis are effective, in some patients sustained hemostasis cannot be achieved. We report the case of a woman with alcoholic liver disease in whom pharmacological, endoscopic, and intravascular therapies failed to control variceal bleeding. Only a combination of (repeated) band ligation, insertion of a self-expanding metal stent, TIPS implantation and redilatation, transjugular variceal embolization, and finally implantation of a portocaval shunt proved to be successful...
November 22, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872685/mortality-and-rebleeding-following-variceal-haemorrhage-in-liver-cirrhosis-and-periportal-fibrosis
#13
Sara Elfadil Abbas Mohammed, Abdelmunem Eltayeb Abdo, Hatim Mohamed Yousif Mudawi
AIM: To investigate mortality and rebleeding rate and identify associated risk factors at 6 wk and 5 d following acute variceal haemorrhage in patients with liver cirrhosis and schistosomal periportal fibrosis. METHODS: This is a prospective study conducted during the period from March to December 2014. Patients with portal hypertension presenting with acute variceal haemorrhage secondary to either liver cirrhosis (group A) or schistosomal periportal fibroses (group B) presenting within 24 h of the onset of the bleeding were enrolled in the study and followed for a period of 6 wk...
November 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864004/beta-adrenergic-blockade-and-decompensated-cirrhosis
#14
REVIEW
Thomas Reiberger, Mattias Mandorfer
Non-selective betablockers (NSBBs) remain the cornerstone of medical treatment of portal hypertension. The evidence for their efficacy to prevent variceal bleeding is derived from prospective trials, which largely excluded patients with refractory ascites and renal failure. In parallel to the increasing knowledge on portal hypertension-induced changes in systemic hemodynamics, cardiac function, and renal perfusion, emerging studies have raised concerns about harmful effects of NSBBs. Clinicians are facing an ongoing controversy on the use of NSBBs in patients with advanced cirrhosis...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862856/liver-stiffness-and-platelet-count-for-identifying-patients-with-compensated-liver-disease-at-low-risk-of-variceal-bleeding
#15
Astrid Marot, Eric Trépo, Christopher Doerig, Alain Schoepfer, Christophe Moreno, Pierre Deltenre
The 2015 Baveno VI guidelines recommend against performing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in patients with compensated cirrhosis who have a liver stiffness <20 kPa and a platelet count >150'000/mm³ because of a low prevalence of varices at risk of bleeding in this population AIM: Synthesize the available evidence on the usefulness of the combined use of liver stiffness and platelet count to identify patients without esophageal varices METHODS: Meta-analysis of trials evaluating the usefulness of a given cut-off for liver stiffness and platelet count to rule out the presence of esophageal varices RESULTS: Fifteen studies were included...
November 18, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857521/global-chemical-reactivity-parameters-for-several-chiral-beta-blockers-from-the-density-functional-theory-viewpoint
#16
Mona Maria Talmaciu, Ede Bodoki, Radu Oprean
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Beta-adrenergic antagonists have been established as first line treatment in the medical management of hypertension, acute coronary syndrome and other cardiovascular diseases, as well as for the prevention of initial episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis and esophageal varices, glaucoma, and have recently become the main form of treatment of infantile hemangiomas. The aim of the present study is to calculate for 14 beta-blockers several quantum chemical descriptors in order to interpret various molecular properties such as electronic structure, conformation, reactivity, in the interest of determining how such descriptors could have an impact on our understanding of the experimental observations and describing various aspects of chemical binding of beta-blockers in terms of these descriptors...
2016: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855353/challenging-the-limits-in-pancreatic-surgery-a-case-report
#17
Johannes Lemke, Stefan A Schmidt, Marko Kornmann, Karl-Heinz Orend, Doris Henne-Bruns
INTRODUCTION: Today, pancreatic surgery can be performed with low mortality and tolerable morbidity in specialized centers. Nevertheless, due to its anatomical localization and proximity to important vascular structures, surgical resection of the pancreas remains challenging in many cases. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here, we present the case of a young woman who presented in our department with abdominal pain and a tumor mass located at the pancreatic head. She had undergone explorative laparotomy elsewhere before, in which the pancreatic tumor mass was reported to be unresectable due to infiltration of the mesenteric root...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852547/prevalence-of-igg-4-associated-cholangiopathy-based-on-serum-igg-4-levels-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-and-its-relationship-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#18
Seyed Alireza Taghavi, Shaghayegh Kaedi Majd, Mahnoosh Sianati, Masood Sepehrimanesh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Autoimmune cholangiopathy is part of a fibro-inflammatory immunoglobulin G-4 (IgG-4)-related systemic disease that causes biliary tract strictures. Its clinical presentation is quite similar to that of more common diseases such as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and pancreatobilliary malignancies. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the prevalence of IgG-4-associated cholangiopathy (IAC) in patients diagnosed with PSC and its relationship with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
November 2016: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843428/a-rare-case-of-gastric-variceal-hemorrhage-secondary-to-infiltrative-b-cell-lymphoma
#19
Adrienne Lenhart, Juan Fernandez-Castillo, Keith Mullins, Reena Salgia
Portal hypertension commonly arises in the setting of advanced liver cirrhosis and is the consequence of increased resistance within the portal vasculature. Less commonly, left-sided noncirrhotic portal hypertension can develop in a patient secondary to isolated obstruction of the splenic vein. We present a rare case of left-sided portal hypertension and isolated gastric varices in a patient with large B-cell lymphoma, who was treated with splenic artery embolization. The patient is a 73-year-old male with no previous history of liver disease, who presented with coffee ground emesis and melena...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829605/jejunal-varices-after-choledochojejunostomy-treated-with-laparotomic-transcatheter-variceal-embolization
#20
Nobuo Waguri, Rie Azumi, Kazuhito Sugimura, Yoshihisa Arao, Shunzo Ikarashi, Norihiro Sakai, Masahiro Ogawa, Akihiko Osaki, Munehiro Sato, Tsuneo Aiba, Osamu Yoneyama, Koichi Furukawa, Kentarou Igarashi
Portal hypertension induces collateral shunt formation between the portal and systemic circulation, decompressing the elevated portal pressure. Ectopic varices outside of the gastroesophageal region, such as jejunal varices, are rare conditions. This report describes the successful embolization of ruptured jejunal varices resulting from an extrahepatic portal obstruction. A 62-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with recurrent massive gastrointestinal bleeding. Fourteen months earlier, he had undergone a choledochojejunostomy and pancreatic cystojejunostomy for bile duct stenosis with an enlarged pancreatic pseudocyst due to severe chronic pancreatitis...
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
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