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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780411/a-retrospective-analysis-of-cyanoacrylate-injection-versus-hemoclip-placement-for-bleeding-dieulafoy-s-lesion-in-duodenum
#1
Yu Jiang, Julong Hu, Ping Li, Wen Jiang, Wenyan Liang, Hongshan Wei
Background: Duodenal Dieulafoy's lesion (DL) is a rare disease that may lead to lethal hemorrhage in the upper gastrointestinal tract. The best technique for endoscopic intervention still remains unclear. In the present study, we performed a retrospective analysis of cyanoacrylate injection versus hemoclip placement for treating bleeding DLs. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed eighteen patients from three medical centers between October 2008 and February 2016; six patients received cyanoacrylate injection, while hemoclips were placed in 12 patients during the upper gastrointestinal endoscopy...
2018: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780141/hemorrhagic-stress-induced-gastric-ulcer-in-a-healthy-toddler
#2
Katsunori Matsueda, Tatsuya Toyokawa, Masahiro Sakata, Isao Fujita, Jouichiro Horii, Yoshiko Abe, Toru Araki
A 1-year-old female toddler who was under a great amount of psychological stress presented with acute hematemesis. She had no significant medical history; she displayed lethargy and was anemic. Although blood transfusion and famotidine were administered for upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), the anemia did not improve. Thus, early endoscopy was performed under general anesthesia, revealing a gastric ulcer with exposed vessels in the supra-angular region. Cauterization via bipolar hemostatic forceps was performed on the exposed vessels, and the bleeding was controlled successfully...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774937/-application-of-robotic-surgery-to-treat-carcinoma-in-the-remnant-stomach
#3
Feng Qian, Jiajia Liu, Junyan Liu, Junyan Fan, Yongliang Zhao, Yan Shi, Yingxue Hao, Peiwu Yu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the surgical techniques and feasibility of robotic surgery for carcinoma in the remnant stomach(CRS). METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 20 CRS patients undergoing robotic surgery at the Minimally Invasive Center for Gastrointestinal Surgery, Army Medical University Southwest Hospital from November 2012 to October 2017 were retrospectively collected. The surgical methods, procedures, main difficulties, and key techniques were analyzed, and the clinical efficacy was evaluated...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774150/the-effect-of-off-hours-hospital-admission-on-mortality-and-clinical-outcomes-for-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-20-cohorts
#4
Xian Feng Xia, Philip Wai Yan Chiu, Kelvin Kam Fai Tsoi, Francis Ka Leung Chan, Joseph Jao Yiu Sung, James Yun Wong Lau
Objective: The objective of this article is to evaluate the relationship between off-hours hospital admission (weekends, public holidays or nighttime) and mortality for upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH). Methods: Medline, Embase, Scopus, and the Chinese Biomedical Literature were searched through December 2016 to identify eligible records for inclusion in this meta-analysis. A random-effects model was applied. Results: Twenty cohort studies were included for analysis...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774146/endoscopic-and-angiographic-management-of-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-review-of-the-published-literature
#5
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David J Werner, Hendrik Manner, Marc Nguyen-Tat, Roman Kloeckner, Ralf Kiesslich, Nael Abusalim, Johannes W Rey
Lower gastrointestinal bleeding is common and occurs often in elderly patients. In rare cases it is associated with hemorrhagic shock. A large number of such bleedings, which are often caused by colon diverticula, subside spontaneously. Alternatively they can be treated by endoscopic procedures successfully. Given the aging population of our society, the rising incidence of lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding and new anticoagulant therapies, some of the bleedings tend to be severe. Colonoscopy is the established standard procedure for the diagnosis and treatment of lower gastrointestinal bleeding...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770667/-clinical-characteristics-of-16-newly-discovered-advanced-schistosomiasis-patients-in-dongpo-district-meishan-city-sichuan-province
#6
Zhou Zhi, Xu Jia, Zhang Yi
OBJECTIVE: To understand the clinical characteristics of newly discovered advanced schistosomiasis patients in Dongpo District, Meishan City, Sichuan Province, so as to provide the reference for enhancing the clinicians' awareness for diagnosis and treatment of this disease and improving the therapeutic effect. METHODS: The data of medical records and schedule of case survey of 16 newly discovered advanced schistosomiasis patients in Dongpo District, Meishan City, Sichuan Province were collected and analyzed...
April 17, 2018: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765909/shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-infection-in-j%C3%A3-nk%C3%A3-ping-county-sweden-occurrence-and-molecular-characteristics-in-correlation-with-clinical-symptoms-and-duration-of-stx-shedding
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Xiangning Bai, Sara Mernelius, Cecilia Jernberg, Ing-Marie Einemo, Stefan Monecke, Ralf Ehricht, Sture Löfgren, Andreas Matussek
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) cause bloody diarrhea (BD), hemorrhagic colitis (HC), and even hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). In Nordic countries, STEC are widely spread and usually associated with gastrointestinal symptoms and HUS. The objective of this study was to investigate the occurrence of STEC in Swedish patients over 10 years of age from 2003 through 2015, and to analyze the correlation of critical STEC virulence factors with clinical symptoms and duration of stx shedding. Diarrheal stool samples were screened for presence of stx by real-time PCR...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756724/stevens-johnson-syndrome-associated-with-methotrexate-treatment-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-case-report
#8
Burcu Akıncı, Zuhal Ö Siviş, Akkız Şahin, Deniz Y Karapınar, Can Balkan, Kaan Kavaklı, Yeşim Aydınok
Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome are rare mucocutaneous diseases which are associated with a prolonged course and potentially lethal outcome. They are mostly drug induced and mortality rates are very high. Although mostly skin is involved, multiple organ systems such as cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems may be affected. Here, we report a case of Stevens- Johnson Syndrome associated with methotrexate treatment who developed acute cardiac failure and gastrointestinal hemorrhage beside skin findings...
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754808/long-term-event-reduction-after-left-atrial-appendage-closure-results-of-the-iberian-registry-ii
#9
José R López-Mínguez, Juan M Nogales-Asensio, Eduardo Infante De Oliveira, Vasco De Gama Ribeiro, Rafael Ruiz-Salmerón, Dabit Arzamendi-Aizpurua, Marco Costa, Hipólito Gutiérrez-García, José Antonio Fernández-Díaz, Victoria Martín-Yuste, Juan Carlos Rama-Merchán, Raúl Moreno-Gómez, Amparo Benedicto-Buendía, Andrés Íñiguez-Romo
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Many patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation are still left without protection due to a contraindication for anticoagulants. This study aimed to establish the occurrence of stroke and major bleeding events in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and left atrial appendage closure with long-term follow-up and to explore the factors associated with higher long-term mortality. METHODS: Analysis of a multicenter single cohort prospectively recruited from 2009 to 2015...
May 10, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738377/proton-pump-inhibition-in-patients-treated-with-novel-antithrombotic-drugs-should-we-worry-about-thrombosis
#10
Tomáš Bolek, Matej Samoš, Ingrid Škorňová, Frantisek Kovář, Peter Galajda, Ján Stasko, Peter Kubisz, Marián Mokáň
Proton pump inhibition (PPI) administrated together with antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents reduces the risk of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Several novel antithrombotic agents have been recently introduced for acute coronary syndrome patients (prasugrel, ticagrelor), or for patients requiring long-term anticoagulation (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, edoxaban, betrixaban). In fact, these agents might offer even stronger inhibition of platelets or coagulation compared with older agents; and therefore, the need for gastroprotection might be even stronger when these new agents are used for long-term antithrombotic therapy...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725977/gastrosplenic-fistula-with-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-rare-and-potentially-fatal-complication-after-sleeve-gastrectomy
#11
Laura Montana, Laurent Genser, Alexandre Cortes, Eric Poupardin, Christophe Barrat, Sergio Carandina
BACKGROUND: Although the surgical technique is safe and standardized, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is associated with serious and potentially life-threatening complications, such as gastric leak and bleeding. METHODS: In this retrospective study, three French university hospitals reviewed their experience with LSG. Between September 2014 and May 2016, three cases of gastrosplenic fistula complicated by massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH) were recorded...
May 3, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724628/the-rare-coexistence-of-high-titer-inhibitor-development-and-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-in-a-patient-with-severe-hemophilia-a-case-report
#12
Abdulkerim Yıldız, Osman Şahin, Okan Yayar, Çiğdem Pala Öztürk, Hacer Berna Afacan Öztürk, Senem Maral, Harika Okutan, Murat Albayrak
Hemophilia is a hereditary disease with impaired blood coagulation due to a genetic deficiency of blood coagulation factors. The development of inhibitors further complicates the course of the disease and management. The case is here reported of a haemophilia patient who presented with coexisting development of high titer inhibitor with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) diagnosis and was admitted with upper gastrointestinal system bleeding. The patient had no prior history of inhibitor presence. During all procedures including surgery, excellent hemostasis was achieved with rFVIIa treatment and no hemorrhagic complication was observed...
April 26, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724301/-clinical-value-of-multi-slice-spiral-enhanced-ct-in-diagnosing-mild-digestive-tract-hemorrhage
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Xiao Ling Wen, Li Wang, Xiao Qin Song, Zhi Zhang, Xiao Fang Zhu, Shao Ping Wu
Objective To investigate the clinical value of multi-slice spiral CT(MSCT) in the diagnosis of mild digestive tract hemorrhage. Methods Thirty-five patients with mild gastrointestinal hemorrhage were examined by enhanced MSCT.CT signs were observed and compared with pathologic examination findings.Results Diseases in these 35 patients included gastric and duodenal ulcer and inflammation(n=4,11.4%),esophagogastric variceal rupture(n=7,20.0%),gastric carcinoma(n=3,8.6%),gastric stromal tumor(n=3,8.6%),gastric polyp(n=1,2...
April 28, 2018: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721399/emergency-management-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-a-clinical-review
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REVIEW
Tracy MacIntosh
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) has a high mortality rate; early antimicrobial therapy is essential for improving patient outcomes. Given that cirrhotic patients are often coagulopathic, the perceived risk of bleeding may prevent providers from performing a paracentesis and ruling out this potentially deadly disease. We examine the pathophysiology and risk factors for SBP, and current guidelines for its diagnosis and treatment. We then review the time-sensitive nature of performing a paracentesis, and the current controversies and contraindications for performing this procedure in patients at risk for SBP...
March 1, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721111/risk-factors-and-prevention-of-dabigatran-related-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Teerapat Nantsupawat, Suthipong Soontrapa, Nopakoon Nantsupawat, David Sotello, Saranapoom Klomjit, Selcuk Adabag, Alejandro Perez-Verdia
Introduction: Dabigatran, as compared with warfarin, was associated with lower rates of stroke and systemic embolism with similar rates of major hemorrhage. But it has a significantly higher risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). There are limited data on how to prevent GIB from dabigatran and what are the risk factors. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients with atrial fibrillation who have ever taken dabigatran for thromboprophylaxis from October 2010 to February 2013...
February 2018: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713191/endoscopic-comparison-of-gastroduodenal-injury-with-over-the-counter-doses-of-new-fast-dissolving-ibuprofen-and-paracetamol-formulations-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-4-way-crossover-clinical-trial
#16
Frank L Lanza, Agron Collaku, Dongzhou J Liu
Background: While gastrointestinal (GI) effects of standard ibuprofen and N-acetyl-p-aminophenol (APAP) have been reported, upper GI injury following treatment with fast-dissolving (FD) formulations of these analgesics has not been investigated. We evaluated upper GI effects of over-the-counter doses of 2 FD ibuprofen products and 1 FD-APAP product. Methods: In a randomized, placebo-controlled, endoscopist-blinded, 4-way crossover study, 28 healthy subjects received FD ibuprofen 2×200 mg liquid capsules 3 times daily (TID), ibuprofen 2×200 mg tablets TID, FD-APAP 2×500 mg tablets 4 times daily (QID), and placebo 2×500 mg tablets QID for 7 days...
2018: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709950/an-autopsy-case-of-myeloperoxidase-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-mpo-anca-associated-vasculitis-accompanied-by-cryoglobulinemic-vasculitis-affecting-the-kidneys-skin-and-gastrointestinal-tract
#17
Jumpei Hasegawa, Sachiko Wakai, Momoko Kono, Yusuke Imaizumi, Sakiko Masuda, Akihiro Ishizu, Kazuho Honda
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) -associated vasculitis (AAV) and cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CV) rarely coexist. An 83-year-old woman was admitted with rapidly progressive renal failure, gastrointestinal hemorrhage and purpura with myeloperoxidase (MPO) -ANCA positivity and cryoglobulinemia. Despite intensive immunosuppressive treatment, she died of aspergillus pneumonia. Autopsy revealed necrotizing crescentic glomerulitis in the majority of the glomeruli, accompanied by partially membranoproliferative-like glomerular changes...
April 27, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707409/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-associated-with-combined-jp-hht-syndrome-a-novel-phenotype-associated-with-a-novel-variant-in-smad4
#18
Juliet Chhay Bishop, Jacquelyn Francis Britton, Anne M Murphy, Sangeeta Sule, Sally Mitchell, Clifford Takemoto, Joseph M Collaco, Wikrom Karnsakul, Carmelo Cuffari, Edith Dietz, Joann Bodurtha
Juvenile polyposis (JP) syndrome is characterized by multiple hamartomatous polyps of the gastrointestinal tract. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a vascular dysplasia characterized by telangiectasia in the skin, mucous membranes, and arteriovenous malformations in other organs. Individuals with JP-HHT syndrome have variable features of both rare disorders, attributed to heterozygous mutations in the SMAD4 gene. Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a severe, chronic disease marked by arthritis and systemic inflammation for which the cause remains unknown...
June 2018: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704768/management-of-treatment-related-toxicities-in-advanced-medullary-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
Marcia S Brose, Keith C Bible, Laura Q M Chow, Jill Gilbert, Carolyn Grande, Francis Worden, Robert Haddad
Progress in the treatment of advanced medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) has resulted from the approval of 2 drugs within the past 5 years, vandetanib and cabozantinib. These multikinase inhibitors (MKIs) possess overlapping specificities for multiple kinase targets implicated in the progression of MTC. Both drugs are associated with toxicities, including hypertension, hemorrhage/perforation, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal events, several dermatologic events, and hypothyroidism. In addition, vandetanib is uniquely associated with QTc prolongation through interaction with myocardial potassium channels, and cabozantinib is uniquely associated with hand-foot skin reaction...
April 22, 2018: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704104/total-endovascular-iliocaval-reconstruction-using-polytetrafluoroethylene-stent-graft-placement-for-the-treatment-of-inferior-vena-cava-resection
#20
Kyle J Cooper, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Minhaj S Khaja, Ravi N Srinivasa, Jordan Fenlon, Charles Brewerton, David M Williams
Resection of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare surgical technique that is occasionally combined with nephrectomy in the setting of renal malignancy with intravascular tumor extension. While this may be fairly well tolerated in some patients due to extensive collateralization in the venous system, there is a clear potential for lower extremity venous insufficiency and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This report describes a patient who underwent right nephrectomy and segmental IVC resection from the subhepatic space to the iliac confluence, which was complicated by profoundly symptomatic lower extremity DVT and gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to system-to-portal shunting...
April 27, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
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