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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455061/relationship-between-nurse-staffing-level-and-adult-nursing-sensitive-outcomes-in-tertiary-hospitals-of-korea-retrospective-observational-study
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Chul-Gyu Kim, Kyun-Seop Bae
BACKGROUND: Nurse staffing level is an important factor on nursing sensitive outcome. The relationships of nurse staffing level with nursing sensitive outcomes such as mortality, upper gastrointestinal bleeding and pressure ulcer have been explored in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Lower level of hospital nurse staffing seems associated with more adverse outcomes, especially mortality. However, there is insufficient evidence of the nurse staffing level-outcome relationship in other indicators...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449737/unexpected-cause-for-duodenal-obstruction-brunner-s-gland-hyperplasia
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B Dhouha, L Ahlem, B S Sana, B Saadia, M R Sabeh
Brunner's gland hyperplasia is a rare benign lesion arising from the duodenum. It is often an incidental finding on endoscopy with the majority of patients being asymptomatic. It may also present with various symptoms depending on location and tumor size, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, obstruction and abdominal pain. We report an unusual case of large Brunner's gland hyperplasia in 72-years old man, admitted to hospital for epigastric pain, recurrent vomiting and significantly weight loss. Upper endoscopy showed an obstructive submucosis tumour of the bulb...
December 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449732/gastric-metastasis-from-cervix-carcer-a-case-report
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L De Cicco, F Crivelli, P Beretta, E Gjoni, A Merlotti, A Starace, G Marzaroli, F Pasta, T Zurleni, A Aguzzi, C Calandra, S Bracelli
Gastric metastasis by solid tumor cancer is a rare event. Concomitant metastases to other organs are frequent, so that this condition is often associated to a poor prognosis. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia are the most common presenting symptoms. We present the case of a 81 years old women previously treated for cervix carcinoma showing later a stomach metastasis. The patient is alive and disease free 39 months after salvage gastrectomy. A radical surgery in selected patients could be useful for symptom palliation and prolonged survival...
December 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439272/need-of-emergency-surgery-in-elderly-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-survival-analysis-during-2009-2015
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Sami Miilunpohja, Jussi Kärkkäinen, Juha Hartikainen, Johanna Jyrkkä, Tuomo Rantanen, Hannu Paajanen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The role of emergency surgery is decreasing in the treatment of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). We investigated the need of urgent surgery and outcome of elderly UGIB patients who often have cardiovascular comorbidities with antithrombotic medication. METHODS: All consecutive adult patients who received emergency treatment for suspected gastrointestinal bleeding between January 2009 and December 2011 were registered in an electronic database (n = 1,643)...
February 13, 2018: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438135/assessment-of-prognostic-performance-of-albumin-bilirubin-child-pugh-and-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-scores-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-complicated-with-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Sofia A Xavier, Ricardo Vilas-Boas, Pedro Boal Carvalho, Joana T Magalhães, Carla M Marinho, José B Cotter
OBJECTIVE: The Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) score was developed recently to assess the severity of liver dysfunction. We aimed to assess its prognostic performance in patients with liver cirrhosis complicated with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) while comparing it with Child-Pugh (CP) and Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective unicentric study, including consecutive adult patients with cirrhosis admitted for UGIB between January 2011 and November 2015...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438118/nsaids-and-the-small-bowel
#6
Foong Way David Tai, Mark E McAlindon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review describes the effects of NSAID gastrointestinal toxicity on the small bowel, wherein injury is as prevalent as in the gastroduodenum. This is well documented by capsule endoscopy, which also provides an endoscopic endpoint for novel treatment strategies. RECENT FINDINGS: Appreciation of the prevalence of NSAID enteropathy has grown with capsule endoscopy and the use of composite end points that include obscure haemoglobin decreases in clinical studies...
February 12, 2018: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437719/dieulafoy-s-lesion-in-the-oesophagus-a-rare-cause-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Divyesh Reddy Nemakayala, Manoj P Rai, Julie L Yam, Heather Laird-Fick
A Dieulafoy's lesion is defined as a dilated, aberrant, submucosal artery that erodes overlying mucosa in the absence of an underlying ulcer, aneurysm or intrinsic mural abnormality. It is a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleed with a very high mortality rate if it goes unidentified. It is most commonly located in the lesser curvature of the stomach but is extremely rare in the oesophagus. We are reporting a 55-year-old man who had massive haematemesis. Emergent endoscopy showed Dieulafoy's lesion in the distal oesophagus...
February 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435287/secondary-tumours-of-the-ampulla-of-vater-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Francesca Sarocchi, Magdalena M Gilg, Florian Schreiber, Cord Langner
Secondary tumours of the ampulla of Vater are rare. Underlying primary tumours, clinical presentation, macroscopic appearance, treatment strategies and outcome of secondary ampullary lesions have not been systematically analysed. The present case study reported a 57-year old patient with an ampullary metastasis from renal cancer and a literature review was performed in which a further 32 patients were included. The most common responsible primary tumours were malignant melanoma and renal clear cell carcinoma, followed by breast cancer...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428942/outcomes-of-patients-undergoing-endoscopic-hemostasis-for-the-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-were-not-influenced-by-the-timing-of-hospital-emergency-visits-a-situation-prevailing-in-japan
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Satoko Matsuura, Yasuhisa Sakata, Nanae Tsuruoka, Koichi Miyahara, Megumi Hara, Yoichiro Ito, Kenichiro Nakayama, Takuya Shimamura, Takahiro Noda, Takahiro Yukimoto, Ryo Shimoda, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Kazuma Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to determine differences in the prognosis of patients in Japan who underwent emergency endoscopic hemostasis (i) during regular hours versus off hours and (ii) as outpatients versus hospitalized patients. METHODS: The present retrospective study included 443 patients who underwent emergency endoscopic hemostasis for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding from January 2008 to December 2014. These patients were classified into 2 groups: hospitalized patients and outpatients...
February 9, 2018: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422235/oesophageal-dieulafoy-s-lesion-an-unusual-cause-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Antonio Guerrero García, Laura Nuñez Gómez, Laura Crespo Pérez, Beatriz Mateos Muñoz, María Luisa de Teresa López, Agustín Albillos Martínez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 5, 2018: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417856/gastrointestinal-safety-and-tolerability-of-oral-non-aspirin-over-the-counter-analgesics
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Nicholas Moore, James M Scheiman
Over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics are routinely used worldwide for self-management of various painful conditions. Despite this, there has been little in-depth review of the safety of non-aspirin analgesics at OTC doses. This paper reviews the available literature on the gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatic safety of non-aspirin OTC analgesics, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; ibuprofen, ketoprofen, diclofenac, and naproxen) and acetaminophen; safety in overdose is also reviewed. Each non-aspirin OTC analgesic has a distinct adverse event (AE) profile, with GI AE rates for OTC dosing in one study ranging from 37% for diclofenac to 7...
February 8, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415371/effectiveness-of-the-polysaccharide-hemostatic-powder-in-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-using-propensity-score-matching
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Jun Chul Park, Yeong Jin Kim, Eun Hye Kim, Jinae Lee, Hyun Su Yang, Eun Hwa Kim, Kyu Yeon Hahn, Sung Kwan Shin, Sang Kil Lee, Yong Chan Lee
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recently, the application of hemostatic powder to the bleeding site has been used to treat active upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). We aimed to assess the effectiveness of the polysaccharide hemostatic powder (PHP) in patients with non-variceal UGIB. METHODS: We reviewed prospectively collected 40 patients with UGIB treated with PHP therapy between April 2016 and January 2017 (PHP group) and 303 patients with UGIB treated with conventional therapy between April 2012 and October 2014 (conventional therapy group)...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413215/management-of-acute-gastrointestinal-bleed
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REVIEW
Francisca Cisneros Farrar
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is a common problem found in critically ill patients that can range from self-limited bleeding to a hemorrhaging emergency. Patients can quickly develop shock and altered mental status when they develop hemodynamic instability. Therefore, it is essential that the frontline critical care nurse develop self-efficacy for management of these disorders. This article overviews standards of practice for the management of upper and lower acute gastrointestinal bleeding. Common bleeding disorders are reviewed with expanded focus on peptic ulcer, acute variceal hemorrhage, colonic diverticular bleeding, and angiodysplasias, which are commonly found in the critical care setting...
March 2018: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411246/a-case-of-nodal-malignant-lymphoma-presenting-with-arterial-bleeding-related-to-its-duodenal-penetration
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Takakazu Miyake, Tomoya Iida, Yoshiharu Masaki, Kei Onodera, Toshiyuki Kubo, Kentaro Yamashita, Hiroo Yamano, Hiroshi Nakase
A 62-year-old man with a chief complaint of dysphagia visited our hospital. Enhanced computed tomography showed the tumor near the duodenal wall and lymphadenopathy in the left supraclavicular fossa and para-aortic lymph node. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed an ulcer accompanied with a fistula in the anterior wall of duodenal bulb, suggesting that the tumor penetrated into duodenal wall. Biopsy from the lymph node in the left supraclavicular fossa indicated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Although chemotherapy was planned, massive arterial bleeding occurred from the part of duodenal penetration...
February 6, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405446/role-of-hemostatic-powders-in-the-management-of-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Fadi H Mourad, Rupert W Leong
Despite the recent advances in endoscopic hemostatic techniques, the management of lower gastrointestinal bleeding could be sometimes challenging. Hemostatic powders such as hemospray, endoclot and Ankafred Blood Stopper have found their way into digestive endoscopy and are licenced in many countries especially for use in upper gastrointestinal bleeding. We reviewed the literature on the use of these hemostatic powders in different situations in lower gastrointestinal bleeding and looked at the success rate and rebleeding rate...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402604/limited-usefulness-of-endoscopic-evaluation-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-and-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Jordan E Axelrad, Alberto Pinsino, Pauline N Trinh, Anusorn Thanataveerat, Christian Brooks, Ryan T Demmer, Lisa Effner, Grant Parkis, Barbara Cagliostro, Jiho Han, A Reshad Garan, Veli Topkara, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Ivonne Ramirez, Reuben Garcia-Carrasquillo, Paolo C Colombo, Tamas Gonda, Melana Yuzefpolskaya
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a frequent cause of re-admission in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) and is associated with multiple endoscopic procedures and high resource utilization. Our aim was to determine the diagnostic and therapeutic yield of endoscopy and to develop a more cost-effective approach for the management of GIB in CF-LVAD recipients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 428 patients implanted with a CF-LVAD between 2009 and 2016 at the Columbia University Medical Center and identified those hospitalized for GIB...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398173/design-of-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-to-assess-dabigatran-and-omeprazole-in-patients-with-myocardial-injury-after-noncardiac-surgery-manage
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Emmanuelle Duceppe, Salim Yusuf, Vikas Tandon, Reitze Rodseth, Bruce M Biccard, Denis Xavier, Wojciech Szczeklik, Christian S Meyhoff, Maria Grazia Franzosi, Jessica Vincent, Sadeesh K Srinathan, Joel Parlow, Patrick Magloire, John Neary, Mangala Rao, Navneet K Chaudhry, Bongani Mayosi, Miriam de Nadal, Ekaterine Popova, Juan Carlos Villar, Fernando Botto, Otavio Berwanger, Gordon Guyatt, John W Eikelboom, Daniel I Sessler, Clive Kearon, Shirley Pettit, Stuart J Connolly, Mukul Sharma, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, P J Devereaux
BACKGROUND: Worldwide approximately 200 million adults undergo major surgery annually, of whom 8 million are estimated to suffer a myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS). There is currently no trial data informing the management of MINS. Antithrombotic agents such as direct oral anticoagulants might prevent major vascular complications in patients with MINS. METHODS: The Management of Myocardial Injury After Noncardiac Surgery (MANAGE) trial is a large international blinded randomized controlled trial of dabigatran vs placebo in patients who suffered MINS...
February 2, 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397492/epidemiology-of-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-in-the-usa-is-the-bleeding-slowing-down
#18
EDITORIAL
Marwan S Abougergi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396074/direct-oral-anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-combination-therapy-hemorrhagic-events-in-coronary-artery-stent-recipients
#19
REVIEW
Kimon Bekelis, Chiang-Hua Chang, David Malenka, Nancy E Morden
Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use is growing as monotherapy and combined with platelet inhibitors. The safety of such combination therapy, especially in comparison to regimens including warfarin, in real world populations remains uncertain. We investigated hemorrhage associated with DOAC and antiplatelet combination therapy in a cohort of elderly coronary artery stent recipients. We employed Medicare data 2010-2013 for a 40% random sample of beneficiaries enrolled in inpatient, outpatient and prescription benefits...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390545/rare-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-of-cetuximab-a-case-report
#20
Shi-Jie Duan, Zi-Ming Gao, Peng-Liang Wang, Bao-Cheng Gong, Han-Wei Huang, Lei Luo, Xin Wang, Ya-Nan Xing, Hui-Mian Xu, Fu-Nan Liu
RATIONALE: cetuximab, an epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor, is a targeted therapeutic regimen of colorectal cancers. Several common adverse effects have been found, such as cutaneous or gastrointestinal toxicity. However, according to the articles had been published, upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is considered to be rare and its mechanism remains unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we presented a 42-year-old male patient with advanced recto-sigmoid cancer...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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