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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343478/treatment-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-with-idarucizumab-in-a-patient-receiving-dabigatran
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Jennifer Mourafetis, Norman Doctor, Simon Leung
PURPOSE: A case report describing use of idarucizumab for dabigatran reversal without the use of hemostatic agents in a patient who developed acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding while receiving triple antithrombotic therapy is presented. SUMMARY: A 77-year-old man with a complex cardiac history presented to the emergency room with chief complaints of black tarry stools and low blood pressures for 4 days. His past medical history included recent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and drug-eluting stent (DES) placement, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, stage 3 chronic kidney disease, and cholecystectomy...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340282/should-vasoconstrictors-be-considered-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-with-acute-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Xingshun Qi, Hongyu Li, Xiaodong Shao, Zhendong Liang, Xia Zhang, Ji Feng, Hao Lin, Xiaozhong Guo
Varices manifest as a major etiology of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with chronic liver diseases, such as liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. By contrast, non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding is rare. Pharmacological treatment differs between patients with variceal and non-variceal bleeding. Vasoconstrictors are recommended for the treatment of variceal bleeding, rather than non-variceal bleeding. In contrast, pump proton inhibitors are recommended for the treatment of non-variceal bleeding, rather than variceal bleeding...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315622/patient-rescue-and-blood-utilization-in-the-ogasawara-blood-rotation-system
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Tomoko Igarashi, Hiroshi Fujita, Hiroyuki Asaka, Yuko Takada, Rieko Ametani, Itsuki Naya, Yasushi Tanaka, Makoto Kamesaki, Asuka Kasai
BACKGROUND: In the past, blood products were not transported to the Ogasawara Islands because of the distance; the islands are approximately 1000 km from the mainland and lack an airport. The Ogasawara Blood Rotation system involves the routine, long-distance transportation of Type O, RhD-positive, irradiated red blood cells to rescue patients with acute hemorrhage and severe anemia and to reduce wastage from the expiration of red blood cell solution. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Blood transfusion and utilization in the Ogasawara blood rotation (BR) system were examined from December 2014 to March 2017...
January 7, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305021/risk-factors-associated-with-clinically-significant-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-pediatric-emergency-department
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Ayse Gultekingil, Ozlem Teksam, Hayriye Hızarcıoğlu Gulsen, Burcu Berberoğlu Ates, İnci Nur Saltık-Temizel, Hülya Demir
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common problem in pediatric emergency department (PED). Some of these patients can lose significant amount of blood which may lead to shock. The aim of this study is to determine the risk factors predicting clinically significant gastrointestinal (GIS) bleeding in patients presenting to PED. METHODS: This study was performed prospectively from January 1st 2013 to December 31th 2013 in patients with upper or lower GIS bleeding...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232942/predictors-for-the-need-for-endoscopic-therapy-in-patients-with-presumed-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#5
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
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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
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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
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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/29202677/cronkhite-canada-syndrome-causing-pouch-outlet-obstruction-5-years-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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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/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/29124121/patients-comorbidities-reduce-the-clinical-value-of-emergency-colonoscopy-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Cristiano Cremone, Anouk Esch, Charlotte Gagniere, Alessandro Fugazza, Faria Mesli, Michael Levy, Aurelien Amiot, Alexis Laurent, Yann LeBaleur, Francois Hemery, Nicolas De'Angelis, Francesco Brunetti, Iradj Sobhani
Background and study aims:  Urgent endoscopy is often used to diagnose and sometimes treat acute upper gastrointestinal syndromes (hemorrhage, toxic ingestion, and occlusion). However, its suitability concerning the management of lower gastrointestinal conditions in emergency circumstances is controversial. Patients and methods:  We studied the role of emergency colonoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of all consecutive patients presenting with acute lower gastrointestinal symptoms referred to our hospital on an emergency basis...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101296/stopping-antithrombotic-therapy-after-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-is-associated-with-reduced-survival
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Keith Siau, Jack L Hannah, James Hodson, Monika Widlak, Neeraj Bhala, Tariq H Iqbal
INTRODUCTION: Antithrombotic drugs are often stopped following acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) and frequently not restarted. The practice of antithrombotic discontinuation on discharge and its impact on outcomes are unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether restarting antithrombotic therapy, prior to hospital discharge for AUGIB, affected clinical outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: University hospital between May 2013 and November 2014, with median follow-up of 259 days...
November 3, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100227/utility-of-the-shock-index-for-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Supannee Rassameehiran, Jirapat Teerakanok, Sakolwan Suchartlikitwong, Kenneth Nugent
OBJECTIVES: Patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) frequently require hospitalization, and a small but significant percentage of these patients have adverse outcomes. Risk-scoring tools can help clinicians organize care and make predictions about outcomes. The shock index (heart rate divided by systolic blood pressure) has been used in multiple acute disorders and has the potential to identify patients with UGIB who are at risk for adverse outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records of patients admitted with UGIB between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015...
November 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099778/upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-a-tertiary-united-kingdom-children-s-hospital-experience
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Omar Nasher, David Devadason, Richard J Stewart
The aim of this study was to review the aetiology, presentation and management of these patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) at a tertiary children's unit in the United Kingdom. This was a retrospective single-institution study on children (<16 years) who presented with acute UGIB over a period of 5 years using known International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes. A total of 32 children (17 males, 15 females) were identified with a total median age at presentation of 5.5 years. The majority (24/32) of patients presented as an emergency...
November 3, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089686/acute-ischemic-pancreatitis-a-rare-complication-of-empirical-gastroduodenal-artery-embolization
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Wei Ming Chua, Nanda Venkatanarasimha, Karthikeyan Damodharan
Empirical embolization of the gastroduodenal artery (GDA) is accepted as a safe and effective treatment option for endoscopy-refractory nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in patients with high surgical risk. Nontarget embolization is a recognized complication of transarterial embolization, however, symptomatic pancreatic injury is extremely rare. We report a patient who developed acute ischemic pancreatitis immediately after embolization of the GDA, which was confirmed intraoperatively. Interventionists as well as referring clinicians need to be aware of this rare but life threatening complication...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082854/acute-myocardial-infarction-associated-with-thrombotic-microangiopathy-following-a-hump-nosed-viper-bite-a-case-report
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Nipun Lakshitha de Silva, Lalindra Gooneratne, Eranga Wijewickrama
BACKGROUND: Hump-nosed viper bite is the commonest cause of venomous snakebite in Sri Lanka. Despite initially being considered a moderately venomous snake more recent reports have revealed that it could cause significant systemic envenoming leading to coagulopathy and acute kidney injury. However, myocardial infarction was not reported except for a single case, which occurred immediately after the snakebite. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old previously healthy Sri Lankan woman had a hump-nosed viper bite with no evidence of systemic envenoming during initial hospital stay...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076685/causes-of-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-on-colonoscopy
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Attique-Ur-Rehman Jehangiri, Rahid Gul, Rania Hadayat, Adil Naseer Khan, Zabiullah, Liaqat Khursheed
BACKGROUND: Bleeding from anus is usually referred as rectal bleeding but actually rectal bleeding is defined as bleeding from lower colon or rectum, which means bleeding from a place distal to ligament of Treitz. This study was conducted to determine the frequency of different causes of rectal bleeding in patients at Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad. METHODS: One hundred and seventy-five patients with evidence of rectal bleed, without gender discrimination were selected by non-probability convenient sampling from the out-patient department and general medical wards...
July 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049216/fondaparinux-is-effective-for-acute-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-decompensated-cirrhotic-patients
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REVIEW
Zhi-Hao Zhang, Jing-Wen Zhang, Ping He, Yan Zhou, Chang-Yu Sun
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare but serious complication in the decompensated stage of cirrhosis, and recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding and refractory ascites can occur in such patients. In decompensated cirrhotic patients, the application of conventional anticoagulant therapy is limited due to severe coagulation disorders, thrombocytopenia, and history of gastrointestinal bleeding.In this study, we sought to investigate the effect of fondaparinux on acute PVT in decompensated cirrhotic patients...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043071/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-peptic-ulcer-bleeding
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REVIEW
Ian Beales
Acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage due to peptic ulcer bleeding remains an important cause of emergency presentation and hospital admission. Despite advances in many aspects of management, peptic ulcer bleeding is still associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Comprehensive international guidelines have been published, but advances as well as controversies continue to evolve. Important recent advances include the evidence supporting a more restrictive transfusion strategy aiming for a target haemoglobin of 70-90 g/l...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031177/giant-gastric-lipoma-presenting-as-gi-bleed-enucleation-or-resection
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Salah Termos, Ossama Reslan, Omar Alqabandi, Abdullah AlDuwaisan, Saud Al-Subaie, Khalifa Alyatama, Mohammad Alali, Ahmad AlSaleh
INTRODUCTION: Gastric lipomas are unusual benign lesions and account for less than 1% of all tumours of the stomach and 5% of all gastrointestinal lipomas (Thompson et al.2003; Fernandez et al. 1983 [1,2]). Although predominantly asymptomatic and indolent; they may present with gastric outlet obstruction and upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding owing to size and ulceration. Only a few cases have been reported, presenting large in size with massive GI bleeding (Alcalde Escribano et al...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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