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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338108/vkorc1-1639-g-a-polymorphism-and-the-risk-of-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Ioana Groza, Dana Matei, Marcel Tantau, Adrian P Trifa, Sorin Crisan, Stefan C Vesa, Corina Bocsan, Anca D Buzoianu, Monica Acalovschi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The mutations in the gene that encodes vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKOR) enzyme are responsible for low levels of vitamin K. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the presence of the VKORC1 -1639 G> A polymorphism is a risk factor for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in patients without concomitant therapy with vitamin K antagonists. METHODS: This case-control study comprised 163 consecutive patients diagnosed with UGIB and 178 controls, in whom the diagnosis of UGIB was excluded...
March 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337234/is-computerised-tomography-better-than-fibreoptic-gastroscopy-for-early-detection-of-gastric-varices
#2
Burak Suvak, Murat Kekilli, Yavuz Beyazıt, Sarper Okten, Alpaslan Tanoglu, Nurgul Sasmaz
INTRODUCTION: Video endoscopic diagnosis of gastric varices is particularly limited, owing to the deep submucosal or subserosal location of the varices and the normal appearance of the overlying mucosa. AIM: We present and emphasise the value of computerised tomography (CT) examination in the early detection of gastric varices (GVs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, a total of 216 consecutive patients with cirrhosis were evaluated at the Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital between September 2008 and March 2011...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333853/multimodal-imaging-in-vortex-vein-varices
#3
Chiara Veronese, Giovanni Staurenghi, Marco Pellegrini, Chiara Maiolo, Laura Primavera, Mariachiara Morara, Grayson W Armstrong, Antonio P Ciardella
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to describe the clinical presentation of vortex vein varices with multimodal imaging. METHODS: The authors carried out a retrospective case series of eight patients (7 female, 1 male) with an average age of 60.2 years (min 8, max 84, median 68.5) presenting with vortex vein varices. All patients were evaluated at the Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy and at Luigi Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy...
March 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331640/a-case-of-hepatic-portal-venous-gas-hypothesis-of-a-transient-direct-communication-between-a-penetrating-antral-gastric-ulcer-and-mesenteric-varices
#4
Hassan M Ghoz, Shamlan M Sheikh, Kanika Khandelwal, Joseph Fiore, Nicholas James, Joel Weinstock
Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is a rare radiological sign that usually signifies an acute intra-abdominal process, most commonly bowel ischemia and sepsis. Few reports described an association with underlying gastric pathologies. We report a 60-year-old patient who presented with melena and chills and was discovered to have a gastric ulcer that appeared to have penetrated into a mesenteric varix. This, in turn, likely caused development of HPVG associated with fungemia. Treatment with a proton pump inhibitor and bowel rest was sufficient to resolve symptoms and the HPVG...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329883/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-hemostasis-of-rectal-varices
#5
Tanima Jana, Tejal Mistry, Shashideep Singhal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322674/bleeding-esophageal-varices-who-should-receive-a-shunt
#6
Ghassoub Rifai, Zade Akras, Ibrahim A Hanouneh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321803/prognosis-of-cirrhotic-patients-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-a-meta-analysis
#7
Delphine Weil, Eric Levesque, Marc McPhail, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Eleni Theocharidou, Evangelos Cholongitas, Arnaud Galbois, Heng Chih Pan, Constantine J Karvellas, Bertrand Sauneuf, René Robert, Jérome Fichet, Gaël Piton, Thierry Thevenot, Gilles Capellier, Vincent Di Martino
BACKGROUND: The best predictors of short- and medium-term mortality of cirrhotic patients receiving intensive care support are unknown. METHODS: We conducted meta-analyses from 13 studies (2523 cirrhotics) after selection of original articles and response to a standardized questionnaire by the corresponding authors. End-points were in-ICU, in-hospital, and 6-month mortality in ICU survivors. A total of 301 pooled analyses, including 95 analyses restricted to 6-month mortality among ICU survivors, were conducted considering 249 variables (including reason for admission, organ replacement therapy, and composite prognostic scores)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321064/solitary-variceal-rupture-in-the-small-intestine
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Yukinobu Watanabe, Masahiro Ogawa, Kaori Hayashi, Mariko Kumagawa, Kentaro Takayasu, Midori Hirayama, Takao Miura, Katsuhiko Shiozawa, Naoki Matsumoto, Hiroshi Nakagawara, Toshiki Yamamoto, Mitsuhiko Moriyama, Akihiro Hemmi
A 70-year-old man was referred to our hospital to undergo treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma. In hospital, he complained of hematochezia and a laboratory analysis revealed a decreased level of hemoglobin. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a tumor in the small intestine, with slow enhancement of the dorsal region. Double-balloon enteroscopy revealed a submucosal tumor with a depression in the jejunum. Partial enterectomy was performed and a pathological examination demonstrated the presence of a solitary varix...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303875/-endoscopic-ligation-in-treatment-and-prevention-of-bleeding-from-esophageal-varices
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S A Gabriel', A Ya Guchetl', V M Durleshter, V Yu Dyn'ko, D S Murashko, V S Krushel'nitsky
AIM: To demonstrate the efficacy of endoscopic ligation in treatment and prevention of bleeding from esophageal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 338 patients with liver cirrhosis who underwent ligation for the period 2009 - May 2016. There were 209 (61.8%) men and 129 (38.2%) women. In this group 511 ligations were performed. The total number of ligated nodes was 4086...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303554/imaging-of-the-oesophagus-beyond-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Thomas Marini, Amit Desai, Katherine Kaproth-Joslin, John Wandtke, Susan K Hobbs
Non-malignant oesophageal diseases are critical to recognize, but can be easily overlooked or misdiagnosed radiologically. In this paper, we cover the salient clinical features and imaging findings of non-malignant pathology of the oesophagus. We organize the many non-malignant diseases of the oesophagus into two major categories: luminal disorders and wall disorders. Luminal disorders include dilatation/narrowing (e.g. achalasia, scleroderma, and stricture) and foreign body impaction. Wall disorders include wall thickening (e...
March 17, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302230/distal-duodenal-varices-first-presentation-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#11
Inam -Ul- Haq, Amir Ali Shah, S Chandramohan
Varices are abnormal dilated veins which result from increased pressure in the portal circulation. Although the oesophagus and stomach are the most common sites for varices to develop, they may also occur as ectopic varices in the duodenum, rectum, and retroperitoneal areas. Isolated duodenal varices involving distal duodenum, particularly the fourth part of the duodenum, are extremely rare. However, such ectopic varices are associated with an increased risk of bleeding and mortality. Not only are they a diagnostic challenge, particularly if they present as a first manifestation of portal hypertension, they are also very difficult to treat due to their location...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298943/hepatic-vein-transit-time-of-second-generation-ultrasound-contrast-agent-new-tool-in-the-assessment-of-portal-hypertension
#12
Siciliani Luisa, Giovanna Vitale, Anna Rita Sorbo, Pompili Maurizio, Rapaccini Gian Lodovico
PURPOSE: It has been demonstrated that Doppler waveform of the hepatic vein (normally triphasic) is transformed into a biphasic or monophasic waveform in cirrhotic patients. The compressive mechanism of liver tissue has been considered up till now the cause of this change. Moreover, cirrhotics show, after USCA injection, a much earlier HVTT due to intrahepatic shunts. Our aim was to prospectively evaluate the correlation between Doppler pattern of hepatic vein and HVTT of a second-generation USCA; we also correlated HVTT with the most common indexes of portal hypertension...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297771/-advances-in-basic-and-clinical-research-on-liver-cirrhosis-in-2016
#13
C Gu, M Y Song, W J Sun, X Y Xu, C Q Yang, D F Chen
Esophageal and gastric varices are common complications of liver cirrhosis and are seen in 50% of patients with liver cirrhosis. The annual incidence rate of esophagogastric variceal bleeding is 5%-15%, and even if the recommended treatment is used, the 6-week mortality rate is still as high as 15%-20%. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a common complication of end-stage liver disease and has an incidence rate of 10%-30% in patients with severe liver damage. SBP refers to the bacterial infection of the peritoneum and/or ascites that occurs in the absence of any inflammation in adjacent tissues (e...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295949/portosystemic-shunt-as-a-bridge-to-liver-transplantation-in-infants-a-comparison-of-two-techniques
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Dor Yoeli, N Thao N Galván, Daniel J Ashton, Kayla R Kumm, Michael L Kueht, Ellen D Witte, Tamir A Miloh, Ronald T Cotton, Abbas Rana, Christine A O'Mahony, John A Goss
Portosystemic shunts can serve as a bridge to liver transplantation in patients with end-stage liver disease by providing portal decompression to treat life-threatening variceal bleeding and prevent recurrent episodes until an organ becomes available. The conventional TIPS procedure, however, is technically challenging to perform in infants due to the small size of their intrahepatic vasculature. We report two cases of emergent creation of portosystemic shunts as a bridge to liver transplantation in infants with life-threatening variceal bleeding using a conventional TIPS technique in the first case and a percutaneous DIPS technique in the other...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295587/validation-of-non-invasive-methods-to-predict-the-presence-of-gastroesophageal-varices-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease
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Elba Llop, Marta Lopez, Juan de la Revilla, Natalia Fernandez, Maria Trapero, Marta Hernandez, Carlos Fernandez, Fernando Pons, Jose Luis Martinez, Jose Luis Calleja
INTRODUCTION: The aim was to validate non-invasive methods to predict the presence of gastroesophageal varices (GEV) in patients with suspected compensated advanced chronic liver disease (cACLD). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical and radiological data collected prospectively between September 2013 and September 2015. We reviewed 442 consecutive patients with suspected cACLD measured by transient elastography (TE) and a gastroscopy. We evaluated platelets, spleen diameter, TE, LSPS (liver stiffness x spleen size /platelets), variceal risk index (VRI), Baveno VI strategy and Augustin algorithm...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289936/comparison-of-spin-echo-echoplanar-imaging-and-gradient-recalled-echo-based-mr-elastography-at-3-tesla-with-and-without-gadoxetic-acid-administration
#16
Yong Seek Kim, Ji Soo Song, Stephan Kannengiesser, Seung Young Seo
OBJECTIVE: To compare spin-echo echoplanar imaging (SE-EPI) and gradient recalled echo (GRE) MR elastography (MRE) at 3 T with and without gadoxetic acid administration. METHODS: We included 84 patients who underwent MRE before and after gadoxetic acid administration, each time using SE-EPI and GRE sequences. Diagnostic performance for predicting clinical liver cirrhosis and high-risk oesophageal varices was assessed using the area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve (AUC)...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286843/clinical-scoring-systems-in-predicting-the-outcome-of-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-narrative-review
#17
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/28286795/systemic-mastocytosis-complicated-by-non-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension-and-variceal-bleeding
#18
Thomas R McCarty, Adelina Hung, Arpan Mohanty, John I Allen
Systemic mastocytosis is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by extracutaneous involvement of at least one organ. Although rare, infiltration of inflammatory mast cells within the portal vein may lead to obstruction of the sinusoids resulting in non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. We present a patient with known history of systemic mastocytosis with bone marrow involvement presenting with new-onset esophageal variceal bleeding. Although systemic mastocytosis is uncommon, the subsequent development of hepatic involvement and non-cirrhotic portal hypertension are discussed...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282272/role-of-serum-soluble-cd163-in-the-diagnosis-risk-of-bleeding-and-prognosis-of-gastro-esophageal-varices-in-cirrhotic-patients
#19
Rabab Fouad, Iman Hamza, Marwa Khairy, Marwa Elsharkawy, Amal A Helmy
Research is continuous for noninvasive tools for the prediction of portal hypertension than upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Serum sCD163 correlates with hepatic venous pressure gradient, aiding in the prediction of portal hypertension. We aimed at investigating the role of sCD163 in the prediction of the presence and size of varices as well as a stratification tool for surveillance or prophylaxis by assessment of prognosis and risk of bleeding. Two hundred forty-three cirrhotic patients were divided into 3 groups: group I: no varices, group II: small-sized varices, and group III: medium-sized and large-sized varices...
March 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281514/-ultrasound-elastography-of-the-liver-for-assessing-the-risk-of-complications-of-its-cirrhosis-of-different-etiologies
#20
N Yu Stukova, Yu A Kucheryavyi, E A Maevskaya, I V Maev
AIM: To study the results of dynamic liver ultrasound elastography (LUE) in assessing the risk of complications of liver cirrhosis (LC) of different etiologies and to elaborate a monitoring program for estimation of the predictive value of elastography in patients with LC. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 194 patients with LC of different etiologies, including 56 patients with alcoholic cirrhosis, 48 with LC and an outcome of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, 53 with LC and an outcome of chronic hepatitis C, 23 with LC and an outcome of chronic hepatitis B, and 14 with an outcome of coinfection with hepatitis B and D viruses, were examined...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
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