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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240003/the-difference-in-endoscopic-yield-in-patients-with-either-iron-deficiency-anemia-or-anemia-with-normal-ferritin
#1
Judith A Kwakman, Catharina J van Oostveen, Karlijn J van Stralen, Eva Cleeren, Maarten Neerinx, René W M van der Hulst
OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines recommend a gastroduodenoscopy (GDS) and colonoscopy in patients with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA). However, in daily practice, patients with nonferriprive anemia are also referred for endoscopy. The aim of this study is to compare the diagnostic yield of colonoscopy and GDS in patients with IDA and non-IDA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective single-center cohort study was carried out from January 2013 till February 2016 that included 917 patients with anemia...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238577/lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-due-to-rectal-dieulafoy-s-lesion
#2
Omar N Nadhem, Omar A Salh, Omar H Bazzaz
Dieulafoy's lesion is a relatively rare but serious cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. It usually involves the upper gastrointestinal tract. However, it has recently been reported in different regions of the gastrointestinal tract, including the rectum. Here, we report the case of a female patient who presented with fresh bleeding per rectum for 1 day with low hemoglobin level. Colonoscopy revealed an actively bleeding rectal Dieulafoy's lesion which was successfully treated with a clip. To our knowledge, there have been few reported cases of lower gastrointestinal bleeding caused by Dieulafoy's lesion in the rectum...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238021/-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-complicated-with-gastrointestinal-perforation-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#3
Takao Kiboshi, Kentaro Isoda, Koichi Furukawa, Tomoyuki Wakahara, Kenichiro Otani, Kayo Ueda, Junichi Konma, Kazuhiro Teramura, Nozomi Ueno, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Takeshi Shoda
  A 51-year-old man was detected nasal bleeding, multiple pulmonary nodule and mass, urinalysis abnormality, renal involvement and high titer of proteinase 3-anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (PR3-ANCA), and was suspected of granulomatosis with polyangiitis and initiated with steroid pulse therapy. On the day after the start of steroid pulse therapy, generalized peritonitis due to ileal perforation occurred, and emergency ileectomy and peritonitis surgery were performed. Induction therapy with steroid pulse therapy, plasma exchange and intravenous cyclophosphamide therapy (IVCY) and maintenance therapy with glucocorticoid and azathioprine led to good therapeutic outcomes...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234547/testicular-cancer-presenting-as-gastric-variceal-hemorrhage
#4
Carlos Eduardo Salazar-Mejía, David Hernández-Barajas, Edio Llerena-Hernández, José Luis González-Vela, María Inés Contreras-Salcido, Adriana González-Gutiérrez, Omar David Borjas-Almaguer, Luis Alberto Pérez-Arredondo, Blanca Otilia Wimer-Castillo
Testicular cancer is the most common solid malignancy affecting males between the ages of 15 and 35. The symptomatology caused by this tumor varies according to the site of metastasis. We present the case of a 26-year-old male who arrived to the emergency department with hematemesis. He had no previous medical history. On arrival, we noted enlargement of the left scrotal sac. There was also a mass in the left scrotum which provoked displacement of the penis and right testis. The serum alpha-fetoprotein level was 17,090 ng/mL, lactate dehydrogenase was 1480 U/L, and human chorionic gonadotropin was 287...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233096/evaluation-of-scoring-systems-without-endoscopic-findings-for-predicting-outcomes-in-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#5
Il-Gyu Ko, Sung-Eun Kim, Bok Soon Chang, Min Seob Kwak, Jin Young Yoon, Jae Myung Cha, Hyun Phil Shin, Joung Il Lee, Sang Hyun Kim, Jin Hee Han, Jung Won Jeon
BACKGROUND: Risk scoring systems are used to evaluate patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). We compared Glasgow-Blatchford score (GBS), modified GBS (mGBS), and Pre-endoscopy Rockall score (Pre-E RS) for immediate application without endoscopic findings in predicting the need of interventions and the 30-day mortality in patients with UGIB. METHODS: Patients who visited the emergency room with UGIB from January 2007 to June 2016 were included. GBS, mGBS, and Pre-E RS were obtained for all patients...
December 12, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232942/predictors-for-the-need-for-endoscopic-therapy-in-patients-with-presumed-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#6
Su Sun Kim, Kyung Up Kim, Sung Jun Kim, Seung In Seo, Hyoung Su Kim, Myoung Kuk Jang, Hak Yang Kim, Woon Geon Shin
Background/Aims: Selecting patients with an urgent need for endoscopic hemostasis is difficult based only on simple parameters of presumed acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. This study assessed easily applicable factors to predict cases in need of urgent endoscopic hemostasis due to acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Methods: The consecutively included patients were divided into the endoscopic hemostasis and nonendoscopic hemostasis groups. We reviewed the enrolled patients' medical records and analyzed various variables and parameters for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding outcomes such as demographic factors, comorbidities, symptoms, signs, laboratory findings, rebleeding rate, and mortality to evaluate simple predictive factors for endoscopic treatment...
December 15, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230299/predictors-of-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-diabetic-ketoacidosis-a-retrospective-observational-study-in-minority-population
#7
Kanthi Rekha Badipatla, Preeti Jadhav, Sushma Vaddigiri, Bharat Bajantri, Amandeep Singh, Chaitanya Chandrala, Vijay S Are, Suresh Kumar Nayudu
Background: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a common acute complication of diabetes mellitus requiring aggressive medical management. We attempted to study the incidence and various clinical and laboratory variables associated with acute gastrointestinal bleeding (AGIB) and acute upper AGIB (AUGIB) in patients with DKA. Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all the patients admitted to our hospital with DKA between January 2010 and December 2015. We collected demographic, clinical, laboratory, endoscopy and hospitalization details using an electronic medical-record database...
November 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224658/management-of-acute-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#8
Ethan J Speir, R Mitchell Ermentrout, Jonathan G Martin
Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB), defined as hemorrhage into the gastrointestinal tract distal to the ligament of Treitz, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among adults. Overall, mortality rates are estimated between 2.4% and 3.9%. The most common etiology for LGIB is diverticulosis, implicated in approximately 30% of cases, with other causes including hemorrhoids, ischemic colitis, and postpolypectomy bleeding. Transcatheter visceral angiography has begun to play an increasingly important role in both the diagnosis and treatment of LGIB...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224657/cta-as-an-adjuvant-tool-for-acute-intra-abdominal-or-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#9
Mitchell Storace, Jonathan G Martin, Jay Shah, Zachary Bercu
Hematemesis and acute postsurgical upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage are common emergent on-call consultations for the interventional radiologist. Upper GI bleleding (UGIB) is a relatively frequent problem. The incidence and mortality vary among patient populations, but studies have shown an overall incidence ranging from 36-172 cases per 100,000 adults per year, with a mortality rate of 5%-14%. The incidence is significantly higher in men. Peptic ulcer disease is the predominant etiology, responsible for 28%-59% of UGIB...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216681/an-unfortunate-soul-a-rare-presentation-of-an-uncommon-pathology-for-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#10
Frederick H X Koh, Guowei Kim, Jimmy B Y So, Fredrik Petersson, Asim Shabbir
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204187/use-of-beta-blockers-and-risk-of-serious-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Mette Reilev, Per Damkier, Lotte Rasmussen, Morten Olesen, Martin Thomsen Ernst, Rikke Mie Rishøj, Morten Rix Hansen, Anne Broe, Alexander Steenberg Dastrup, Maja Hellfritzsch, Sidsel Arnspang, Anton Pottegård, Jesper Hallas
Background: Some studies indicate a reduced risk of serious upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) for users of beta-blockers, but the association remains to be confirmed in larger studies and characterized with respect to differences among beta-blockers. We aimed to assess whether beta-blocker use decreases the risk of UGIB. Methods: We conducted a register-based, population-based case-control study in Denmark. We identified cases with a first validated discharge diagnosis of UGIB during the period 1995-2006...
December 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202677/cronkhite-canada-syndrome-causing-pouch-outlet-obstruction-5-years-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#12
Ben Gys, Joren Mertens, Martin Ruppert, Guy Hubens
OBJECTIVE: We present the case of a 57-year-old man with a history of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and colonic polyps who presented with an upper gastrointestinal obstruction based on massive stomach polyposis in the pouch. METHODS: Two months prior to this acute admission, he had undergone resection of the gastric remnant due to massive refractory intraluminal bleeding from a polypoid mass. Ten years earlier, right colectomy was performed due to hypertrophic polyposis unsuitable for endoscopic polypectomy...
December 5, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201796/hepatic-venous-pressure-gradient-measurement-in-bangladeshi-cirrhotic-patients-a-correlation-with-child-s-status-variceal-size-and-bleeding
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Mamun Al Mahtab, Sheikh M Noor E Alam, Mohammad A Rahim, Mohammad A Alam, Faiz A Khondaker, Ahmed L Moben, Masuda Mohsena, Sheikh Mohammad Fazle Akbar
Background: Hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) reflects the portal pressure in patients with cirrhotic portal hypertension. The aim of the study was to assess the relation of HVPG to variceal size, Child-Pugh status, and variceal bleeding. Materials and methods: A total of 96 patients with cirrhosis of liver were enrolled prospectively and each patient's HVPG level was measured via the transfemoral route. Clinical and biochemical evaluation and upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy were done in each subject...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194678/bleeding-complications-in-acute-liver-failure
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R Todd Stravitz, Caitlyn Ellerbe, Valerie Durkalski, Michael Schilsky, Robert J Fontana, Carolyn Peterseim, William M Lee
In patients with acute liver failure (ALF), elevatedprothrombin time and thrombocytopeniacan fuel a perception of a bleeding tendency. However, the incidence, site, risk factors, and clinical significance of bleeding complications have not been previously quantified in a large cohort of patients with ALF. We studied 1770adult patients enrolled in the ALF Study Group Registry between 1998 and 2016.Bleeding complications and blood component transfusions were collected for 7days after admission. The relationship of bleeding complications to 21-day mortality was assessed...
December 1, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178973/an-usual-cause-of-massive-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#15
Erwa Elmakki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175237/severity-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-treated-with-direct-acting-oral-anticoagulants
#16
Mark M Brodie, Jill C Newman, Tyler Smith, Don C Rockey
BACKGROUND: Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs), which have gained approval for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation and treatment of venous thromboembolism, have become increasingly preferred over warfarin given their predictable pharmacodynamics, lack of required monitoring, and superior outcomes. DOACs have been shown to be associated with an increased frequency of gastrointestinal bleeding compared to warfarin, but the severity and characteristics of gastrointestinal bleeding in these patients is poorly understood...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170119/adult-patients-with-pneumococcal-meningitis-at-a-neurosurgical-neurological-center-different-predisposing-conditions
#17
Lucero de María Ugalde-Mejía, Veronica Angeles Morales, Graciela Cárdenas, Jose Luis Soto-Hernández
BACKGROUND: In previous studies of pneumococcal meningitis in adults within general hospitals or national cohorts, the most common predisposing conditions are otitis media, sinusitis, pneumonia, immunosuppression, alcoholism, and diabetes. The epidemiology of pneumococcal meningitis is changing due to the use of vaccines in childhood, and antibiotic resistance has increased. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the cases of patients with diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis proved by an inflammatory CSF with a positive culture, treated during a period of 14 years at an adult neurosurgical neurological reference center...
November 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169297/massive-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-after-organophosphate-poisoning-a-case-report
#18
Sourabh Gupta, Ruchika Kumar, Archana Agrawal, Bindu Aggarwal, Sanjay Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152986/a-rare-cause-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-renal-disease-gastric-amyloidosis
#19
Ufuk Kutluana
This letter has two purpose: First, evaluate the correlation between our endoscopic findings of gastric amyloidosis with previous report of Vargas et al. Second, draw attention to the fact that amyloidosis may occur upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
November 20, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151699/scoring-systems-for-peptic-ulcer-bleeding-which-one-to-use
#20
Ivan Budimir, Sanja Stojsavljević, Neven Baršić, Alen Bišćanin, Gorana Mirošević, Sven Bohnec, Lora Stanka Kirigin, Tajana Pavić, Neven Ljubičić
AIM: To compare the Glasgow-Blatchford score (GBS), Rockall score (RS) and Baylor bleeding score (BBS) in predicting clinical outcomes and need for interventions in patients with bleeding peptic ulcers. METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2013, 1012 consecutive patients admitted with peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) were prospectively followed. The pre-endoscopic RS, BBS and GBS, as well as the post-endoscopic diagnostic scores (RS and BBS) were calculated for all patients according to their urgent upper endoscopy findings...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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