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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214482/catheter-directed-ultrasound-assisted-thrombolysis-is-a-safe-and-effective-treatment-for-pulmonary-embolism-even-in-high-risk-patients
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Kristen A Lee, Andrew Cha, Mark H Kumar, Combiz Rezayat, Clifford M Sales
OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the early success and safety of catheter-directed, ultrasound-assisted (CDUA) thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients deemed to be "high risk" for thrombolytic therapy. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of patients who underwent CDUA pulmonary thrombolysis in our practice during 39 months is reported. There were 91 patients considered, all of whom presented with acute PE as diagnosed by computed tomography angiography...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213573/rivaroxaban-versus-dabigatran-or-warfarin-in-real-world-studies-of-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ying Bai, Hai Deng, Alena Shantsila, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban in real-world practice compared with effectiveness and safety of dabigatran or warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation through meta-analyzing observational studies. METHODS: Seventeen studies were included after searching in PubMed for studies reporting the comparative effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban versus dabigatran (n=3), rivaroxaban versus Warfarin (n=11), or both (n=3) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation...
February 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211282/signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-jejunum-an-uncommon-finding-within-the-reach-of-capsule-endoscopy
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José Francisco Juanmartiñena, Marta Montes, Ignacio Fernández-Urién
An 80 year-old female presented with ductal breast carcinoma (stage II) three years ago, complained of asthenia and iron-deficiency anemia. No diagnosis was obtained after conventional endoscopy and iron supplements were indicated. Ten months later visible digestive hemorrhage was presented. Upper and lower endoscopy was repeated but non-diagnosis was obtained. Thus, video capsule endoscopy was indicated identifying a stenotic lesion arising in the mucosa of distal jejunum. Histopathological examination revealed a poorly mucinous differentiated signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma with an intense peri-tumoral lymphoid (Crohn´s-like lymphoid reaction) and lympho-vascular infiltration with no nodal metastases (pT3N0;7ª edition TNM classification)...
February 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203131/brunner-s-gland-adenoma-a-rare-cause-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-case-report-and-systematic-review
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Michele Sorleto, Annette Timmer-Stranghöner, Helge Wuttig, Oliver Engelhard, Carsten Gartung
Brunner's gland adenoma is an extremely rare benign small bowel neoplasm, often discovered incidentally during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy or radiological diagnostics. In few cases, it tends to cause gastrointestinal hemorrhage or intestinal obstruction. We report here our experience with a 47-year-old woman with a Brunner's gland adenoma of more than 6 cm in size, located in the first part of the duodenum and causing gastrointestinal bleeding. Initially, we performed a partial endoscopic resection using endoloop and snare alternatively to prevent severe bleeding...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196608/management-of-major-bleeding-events-in-patients-treated-with-dabigatran-for-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-retrospective-multicenter-review
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Truman J Milling, Christian Fromm, Michael Ganetsky, Daniel J Pallin, Julie Cong, Adam J Singer
STUDY OBJECTIVE: There are limited data on the clinical presentations and management of dabigatran-associated major bleeding outside the clinical trial setting. The aim of this study is to describe clinical characteristics, interventions, and outcomes in patients with dabigatran-associated major bleeding who present to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational chart review study of dabigatran-treated patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who presented with acute major bleeding to the ED...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191494/specific-characteristics-of-hemorrhagic-meckel-s-diverticulum-at-double-balloon-endoscopy
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Yasuyuki Mizutani, Masanao Nakamura, Osamu Watanabe, Takeshi Yamamura, Kohei Funasaka, Eizaburo Ohno, Hiroki Kawashima, Ryoji Miyahara, Alberto Murino, Hidemi Goto, Yoshiki Hirooka
Background and study aims Diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum (MD) before surgery may be challenging; double-balloon endoscopy (DBE) facilitates identification of MD in the setting of a gastrointestinal bleeding; however, MD can be found incidentally without this condition. The purpose of this research was to determine specific characteristic of hemorrhagic MD and incidental MD at DBE. Patients and methods Ectopic gastric mucosa enclosed in the MD and/or ulceration were defined as "major findings"; ring-like scar surrounding the MD was defined as "minor finding"...
January 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185918/warfarin-use-and-the-risk-of-mortality-stroke-and-bleeding-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Brandon Kai, Yuliya Bogorad, Leigh-Ann N Nguyen, Su-Jau Yang, Wansu Chen, Hillard T Spencer, Albert Y-J Shen, Ming-Sum Lee
BACKGROUND: The optimal management of stroke prophylaxis in hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation is controversial. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to determine the risk of mortality, stroke, and bleeding associated with the use of warfarin in hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS: This is a retrospective, population-based study of hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation between Jan 1, 2006 to Sept 30, 2015...
February 6, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167214/doppler-endoscopic-probe-monitoring-of-blood-flow-improves-risk-stratification-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-severe-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage
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Dennis M Jensen, Thomas Og Kovacs, Gordon V Ohning, Kevin Ghassemi, Gustavo A Machicado, Gareth S Dulai, Alireza Sedarat, Rome Jutabha, Jeffrey Gornbein
BACKGROUND & AIMS: For 4 decades, stigmata of recent hemorrhages in patients with non-variceal lesions have been used for risk stratification and endoscopic hemostasis. The arterial blood flow that underlies the stigmata is rarely monitored, but can be used to determine risk for rebleeding. We performed a randomized controlled trial to determine whether Doppler endoscopic probe monitoring of blood flow improves risk stratification and outcomes in patients with severe non-variceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage...
February 3, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164835/a-quick-reference-on-hyponatremia
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Julien Guillaumin, Stephen P DiBartola
The article focuses on causes of hyponatremia, including hypovolemia, diabetes mellitus and others. Hypovolemia is a major cause of hyponatremia in veterinary medicine. Hypovolemia causes a decrease in effective circulating volume, triggering antidiuretic hormone (ADH) secretion and free water retention, and develops after gastrointestinal losses, renal losses, hemorrhagic shock, hypoadrenocorticism, and other causes of hypovolemia. The article reviews the clinical approach to diagnosing the cause of hyponatremia in critically ill patients, including recognition of the syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion (SIADH)...
March 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160976/global-outcome-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Timothy J Fendler, Michael E Nassif, Kevin F Kennedy, Susan M Joseph, Scott C Silvestry, Gregory A Ewald, Shane J LaRue, Justin M Vader, John A Spertus, Suzanne V Arnold
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) improve survival and quality of life (QOL) for most, but not all, patients with advanced heart failure. We described a broader definition of poor outcomes after LVAD, using a novel composite of death, QOL, and other major adverse events. We evaluated the frequency of poor global outcome at 1 year after LVAD among 164 patients (86% Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support profile 1 to 2; shock or declining despite inotropes) at a high-volume center...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159938/sulfatinib-a-novel-kinase-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-results-from-a-phase-i-study
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Jian Ming Xu, Yan Wang, Yu Ling Chen, Ru Jia, Jie Li, Ji Fang Gong, Jing Li, Chuan Qi, Ye Hua, Cui Rong Tan, Jian Wang, Ke Li, Yang Sai, Feng Zhou, Yong Xin Ren, Wei Guo Qing, Hong Jia, Wei Guo Su, Lin Shen
Sulfatinib is a small molecule kinase inhibitor that targets tumor angiogenesis and immune modulation. This phase I study (NCT02133157) investigated the safety, pharmacokinetic characteristics, and preliminary anti-tumor activity of sulfatinib in patients with advanced solid tumors. The study included a dose-escalation phase (50-350 mg/day, 28-day cycle) with a Fibonacci (3+3) design, and a tumor-specific expansion phase investigating the tumor response to treatment. Two sulfatinib formulations were assessed: formulation 1 (5, 25, and 50 mg capsules) and formulation 2 (50 and 200 mg capsules)...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156621/comparison-of-two-indwelling-pleural-catheter-types-for-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Sushilkumar Satish Gupta, Abhinav Binod Chandra
: 205 Background: Indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) placement is an alternative to chemical pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion (MPE), a complication of advanced cancer. In 1997 an IPC was approved which uses vacuum bottles (VB) for drainage (PleurX, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes, NJ), and later another IPC system, which employs a manually operated vacuum pump (VP) for drainage (Aspira, Bard Access Systems, Salt Lake City, UT). Most studies comparing IPC versus chemical pleurodesis used the VB IPC...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146154/pathology-and-morphometry-of-hystrichis-acanthocephalicus-nematoda-from-phimosus-infuscatus-pelecaniformes-in-southern-brazil
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Simone Scheer, Márcia Raquel Pegoraro Macedo, Mauro Pereira Soares, Camila Costa Schramm, Gertrud Muller
Species of Hystrichis are parasite nematodes of the digestive tract of aquatic birds in South America, Europe and Asia. In Brazil, Hystrichis acanthocephalicus has been reported in Phimosus infuscatus. There are few data on the morphometry of this species and there are no reports on pathological conditions that it causes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to report morphometric data from H. acanthocephalicus and describe the pathological effects of this parasite on the Phimosus infuscatus proventriculus...
January 26, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144126/transanal-endoscopic-operation-for-benign-rectal-lesions-and-t1-carcinoma
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Mathieu D'Hondt, Emi Yoshihara, Lieven Dedrye, Koen Vindevoghel, Frederiek Nuytens, Hans Pottel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Transanal endoscopic operation (TEO) is a minimally invasive technique used for local excision of benign and selected malignant rectal lesions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility, safety, and oncological outcomes of the procedure and to report the experience in 3 centers. METHODS: Retrospective review of a prospectively collected database was performed of all patients with benign lesions or ≤cT1N0 rectal cancer who underwent TEO with curative intent at 3 Belgian centers (2012 through 2014)...
January 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141599/gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-related-to-fluoxetine-in-a-patient-with-stroke
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Tze Chao Wee
We report on a patient who developed massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage related to the use of fluoxetine in combination with aspirin and clopidogrel. A 58-year-old man was admitted with a posterior circulation infarct with significant weakness in all four limbs and dysarthria. Aspirin and clopidogrel were started. Fluoxetine was started for pharmacological neurostimulation to promote motor recovery and for low mood. He developed gastrointestinal hemorrhage a week after fluoxetine was started. Fluoxetine was suspended and investigations failed to reveal the source of the bleeding...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137610/evidence-that-d-cysteine-protects-mice-from-gastric-damage-via-hydrogen-sulfide-produced-by-d-amino-acid-oxidase
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Luan Kelves M Souza, Thiago S L Araújo, Nayara A Sousa, Francisca Beatriz M Sousa, Kerolayne M Nogueira, Lucas A D Nicolau, Jand Venes R Medeiros
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a signaling molecule in the gastrointestinal tract. H2S production can derive from d-cysteine via various pathways, thus pointing to a new therapeutic approach: delivery of H2S to specific tissues. This study was designed to evaluate the concentration and effects of H2S (generated by d-amino acid oxidase [DAO] from d-cysteine) in the gastric mucosa and the protective effects against ethanol-induced lesions in mice. Mice were treated with l-cysteine or d-cysteine (100 mg/kg per os)...
January 27, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133186/-analysis-of-5-fluorouracil-and-leucovorin-combined-with-weekly-paclitaxel-in-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Junji Kawada, Masaya Nishino, Yohei Hosoda, Hiromitsu Hoshino, Miho Okano, Kenichi Nagai, Masaki Okuyama, Yongkook Kim, Toshimasa Tsujinaka
PURPOSE: Advanced gastric cancer patients with malignant ascites cannot tolerate S-1 plus cisplatin-containing therapy. The good toxicity profile of the FLTAX regimen(5-fluorouracil[5-FU]and Leucovorin[l-LV]combined with weekly paclitaxel) might make it a viable alternative treatment for these patients. We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of FLTAX in advanced gastric cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with advanced gastric cancer with malignant ascites were treated with 60mg/m2 paclitaxel, followed by 500 mg/m2 5-FU and 250 mg/m2 l-LV on days 1, 8, and 15...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131064/gastric-duplication-cyst-gdc-associated-with-ectopic-pancreas-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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I D Passos, G Chatzoulis, K Milias, E Tzoi, C Christoforakis, P Spyridopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Duplication of the alimentary tract is a relatively rare congenital anomaly. It can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, with ileum being the most common site. These malformations are believed to be congenital, formed before the differentiation of epithelial lining, and therefore named for the organ with which they are associated. Duplication cysts of the stomach represent four percent of all alimentary tract duplications. CASE REPORT: Here, we report a rare case of symptomatic duplication cyst of stomach associated with ectopic pancreas presenting in adult...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129318/initial-experience-with-minimally-invasive-surgical-exclusion-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-with-an-epicardial-clip
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Nathan E Smith, Jeevan Joseph, John Morgan, Saqib Masroor
OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the primary cardiac abnormality associated with ischemic stroke. Atrial fibrillation affects 2.7 million people with a stroke rate of 3.5% per year. Most of the emboli in patients with nonvalvular AF originate in the left atrial appendage (LAA). Surgical exclusion of the LAA decreases the yearly risk of stroke to 0.7% when combined with a Maze procedure. Traditional oversewing the LAA from inside the left atrium is associated with a significant number of recanalizations of LAA...
January 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119272/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-gastrointestinal-bleeding-iron-deficiency-anemia-working-group-consensus-report
#20
REVIEW
Hale Akpınar, Mustafa Çetiner, Satish Keshav, Necati Örmeci, Murat Toruner
Iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) are important signs of gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage. Therefore, the evaluation of the GI tract should be a part of the diagnostic protocol in patients with IDA. GI hemorrhage is not a disease but a symptom, which might have different underlying causes. ID and IDA have significant negative impacts on the life quality and work ability, and they may lead to frequent hospitalization, delay of discharge, and increased healthcare costs. Therefore, an optimal management of the disease causing GI hemorrhage should include iron replacement therapy, along with the treatment of the underlying condition...
January 25, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
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