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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414670/diulafoy-s-lesion-an-uncanny-etiology-of-gastrointestinal-bleed
#1
V Gasia, O Lamendola
INTRODUCTION: Dieulafoy's lesion is a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening, condition. It accounts for 1-2 percent of acute gastrointestinal (GI); bleeding. CASE: A 99-year-old woman was initially admitted due to left lower extremity cellulitis related to chronic venous stasis ulcer and was receiving broad-spectrum IV antibiotics. Upon admission to the medical floor, she had an episode of hematemesis and multiple bowel movements with black-tarry stools...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397699/restrictive-versus-liberal-blood-transfusion-for-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#2
Ayodele Odutayo, Michael J R Desborough, Marialena Trivella, Adrian J Stanley, Carolyn Dorée, Gary S Collins, Sally Hopewell, Susan J Brunskill, Brennan C Kahan, Richard F A Logan, Alan N Barkun, Michael F Murphy, Vipul Jairath
BACKGROUND: Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a leading indication for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion worldwide, although optimal thresholds for transfusion are debated. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL, CINAHL, and the Transfusion Evidence Library from inception to Oct 20, 2016, for randomised controlled trials comparing restrictive and liberal RBC transfusion strategies for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Main outcomes were mortality, rebleeding, ischaemic events, and mean RBC transfusion...
May 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396724/complementary-roles-of-interventional-radiology-and-therapeutic-endoscopy-in-gastroenterology
#3
REVIEW
David M Ray, Indu Srinivasan, Shou-Jiang Tang, Andreas S Vilmann, Peter Vilmann, Timothy C McCowan, Akash M Patel
Acute upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding, enteral feeding, cecostomy tubes and luminal strictures are some of the common reasons for gastroenterology service. While surgery was initially considered the main treatment modality, the advent of both therapeutic endoscopy and interventional radiology have resulted in the paradigm shift in the management of these conditions. In this paper, we discuss the patient's work up, indications, and complementary roles of endoscopic and angiographic management in the settings of gastrointestinal bleeding, enteral feeding, cecostomy tube placement and luminal strictures...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377105/association-between-an-increase-in-blood-urea-nitrogen-at-24-hours-and-worse-outcomes-in-acute-nonvariceal-upper-gi-bleeding
#4
Navin L Kumar, Brian L Claggett, Aaron J Cohen, Jennifer Nayor, John R Saltzman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: An increase in blood urea nitrogen (BUN) at 24 hours is a solitary and significant predictor of mortality in patients with acute pancreatitis, which may predict worse outcomes in the similarly resuscitation-requiring condition of acute nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). The aim of our study is to assess if an increase in BUN at 24 hours is predictive of worse clinical outcomes in acute nonvariceal UGIB. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of patients admitted to an academic hospital from 2004 to 2014...
April 1, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372456/paraesophageal-hernia-and-gastric-volvulus-an-uncommon-etiology-of-vomiting-and-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#5
Gonçalo Nunes, Marta Patita, Vítor Fernandes, Jorge Fonseca
The authors report the case of a 75 year-old woman admitted to the emergency room with abdominal pain and coffee ground vomiting. Marked epigastric distension with tenderness and signs of severe dehydration were present. Upper GI endoscopy showed a black esophagus covered by a large amount of dark fluid, diffuse hyperaemia and superficial erosions. Marked distortion of gastric anatomy caused by stomach rotation and a large paraesophageal hernia was observed and the pylorus was not identified. Chest X-ray and CT scan confirmed the presence of an organoaxial gastric volvulus with antero superior rotation and incarceration of the gastric antrum, which was located above the diaphragm...
April 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367340/postural-syncope-and-constipation-an-unusual-presentation-of-a-duodenal-dieulafoy-s-lesion
#6
Ahmed Dirweesh, Alvarez Chikezie, Muhammad Yasir Khan, Sana Zia, Muhammad Tahir
Dieulafoy lesions are a rare etiology of gastrointestinal bleeding from a large caliber-persistent tortuous submucosal artery. They account for 1-2% of all causes of acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage with 80%-95% of these lesions located in the stomach along the lesser curvature. One-third of these lesions present at an extragastric location, with the proximal duodenum accounting for 15% of them. We present a 21-year-old male with no significant past medical history or risk factors, who presented with repeated syncopal episodes followed by hematemesis, found to have a Dieulafoy lesion located at the duodenal bulb...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353569/case-report-and-systematic-literature-review-of-a-novel-etiology-of-sinistral-portal-hypertension-presenting-with-ugi-bleeding-left-gastric-artery-pseudoaneurysm-compressing-the-splenic-vein-treated-by-embolization-of-the-pseudoaneurysm
#7
REVIEW
Seifeldin Hakim, Jared Bortman, Molly Orosey, Mitchell S Cappell
INTRODUCTION: A novel case is reported of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding from sinistral portal hypertension, caused by a left gastric artery (LGA) pseudoaneurysm (PA) compressing the splenic vein (SV) that was successfully treated with PA embolization. CASE REPORT: A 41-year-old man with previous medical history of recurrent, alcoholic pancreatitis presented with several episodes of hematemesis and abdominal pain for 48 hours. Physical examination revealed a soft abdomen, with no abdominal bruit, no pulsatile abdominal mass, and no stigmata of chronic liver disease...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352063/erythromycin-infusion-prior-to-endoscopy-for-acute-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hee Kyong Na, Hwoon-Yong Jung, Dong Woo Seo, Hyun Lim, Ji Yong Ahn, Jeong Hoon Lee, Do Hoon Kim, Kee Don Choi, Ho June Song, Gin Hyug Lee, Jin-Ho Kim
Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of erythromycin infusion and gastric lavage in order to improve the quality of visualization during emergency upper endoscopy. Methods: We performed a prospective randomized pilot study. Patients presented with hematemesis or melena within 12 hours and were randomly assigned to the erythromycin group (intravenous infusion of erythromycin), gastric lavage group (nasogastric tube placement with gastric lavage), or erythromycin + gastric lavage group (both erythromycin infusion and gastric lavage)...
March 28, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348465/impact-of-hepatic-and-extrahepatic-insults-on-the-outcome-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Tarana Gupta, Radha K Dhiman, Sahaj Rathi, Swastik Agrawal, Ajay Duseja, Sunil Taneja, Yogesh Chawla
BACKGROUND: To study the differences in outcome and predictors of mortality in acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) precipitated by hepatic or extrahepatic insults. METHODS: Consecutive patients of cirrhosis with acute decompensation were prospectively included and followed up for 90 days from admission. ACLF was defined based on chronic liver failure (CLIF) acute-on-chronic liver failure in cirrhosis (CANONIC study) criteria. Acute worsening due to acute viral hepatitis A and E, hepatitis B flare, alcoholic hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis flare, or drug-induced liver injury were categorized as hepatic ACLF and that due to bacterial infection, upper gastrointestinal bleed or surgery as extrahepatic ACLF...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328824/early-use-of-noninvasive-techniques-for-clearing-respiratory-secretions-during-noninvasive-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-hypercapnic-encephalopathy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jinrong Wang, Zhaobo Cui, Shuhong Liu, Xiuling Gao, Pan Gao, Yi Shi, Shufen Guo, Peipei Li
Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) might be superior to conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPDs). Inefficient clearance of respiratory secretions provokes NPPV failure in patients with hypercapnic encephalopathy (HE). This study compared CMV and NPPV combined with a noninvasive strategy for clearing secretions in HE and AECOPD patients.The present study is a prospective cohort study of AECOPD and HE patients enrolled between October 2013 and August 2015 in a critical care unit of a major university teaching hospital in China...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321162/mortality-associated-with-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Thomas M Attard, Mikaela Miller, Chaitanya Pant, Ashwath Kumar, Mike Thomson
AIM: To determine the clinical characteristics of children with gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) who died during the course of their admission. METHODS: We interrogated the Pediatric Hospital Information System database, including International Classification of Diseases, Current Procedural Terminology and Clinical Transaction Classification coding from 47 pediatric tertiary centers extracting the population of patients (1-21 years of age) admitted (inpatient or observation) with acute, upper or indeterminate GIB (1/2007-9/2015)...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316858/spontaneous-intramural-oesophageal-haematoma-in-a-patient-with-uncontrolled-hypertension-an-unusual-chest-pain-aetiology
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Samantha Cooray, Dionysios Dellaportas, Clifford Caruana, Andrew R Davies
Introduction. Spontaneous intramural oesophageal haematoma is a rare condition that usually occurs secondary to an acute or chronic coagulation disorder. The presenting complaint is often with retrosternal chest pain and most patients are initially investigated to exclude more common causes in the differential diagnosis, such as acute coronary syndromes. Severe life-threatening bleeding or perforation seldom, if ever, arises. Case Presentation. We present a case of spontaneous oesophageal haematoma which appears to have developed gradually in a 69-year-old female with uncontrolled hypertension and antiplatelet medication use...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286937/early-versus-late-bedside-endoscopy-for-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-critically-ill-patients
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Jee Hyun Kim, Ji Hye Kim, Jaeyoung Chun, Changhyun Lee, Jong Pil Im, Joo Sung Kim
Background/Aims: Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a life-threatening complication in critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of bedside endoscopy in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting, and to compare the outcomes of early endoscopy (within 24 hours of detecting GI bleeding) with late endoscopy (after 24 hours). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent bedside endoscopy for nonvariceal upper GI bleeding and lower GI bleeding that occurred after ICU admission at Seoul National University Hospital from January 2010 to May 2015...
March 15, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286843/clinical-scoring-systems-in-predicting-the-outcome-of-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-narrative-review
#14
REVIEW
Hanieh Ebrahimi Bakhtavar, Hamid Reza Morteza Bagi, Farzad Rahmani, Kavous Shahsavari Nia, Arezu Ettehadi
Prediction of the outcome and severity of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) has significant importance in patient care, disposition, and determining the need for emergent endoscopy. Recent international recommendations endorse using scoring systems for management of non-variceal UGIB patients. To date, different scoring systems have been developed for predicting the risk of 30-day mortality and re-bleeding. We have discussed the screening performance characteristics of Baylor bleeding score, the Rockall risk scoring score, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center predictive index, Glasgow Blatchford score, T-score, and AIMS65 systems, in the present review...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280628/multiple-angiodysplasia-diagnosed-by-capsule-endoscopy
#15
Giulia Diamantini, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Fabio Procacciante
A 28-year-old Caucasian man was admitted in our unit for acute massive rectal bleeding. Past medical and family history was unremarkable. Hemoglobin was 7.6 g/dL. Blood transfusions were required. Computed tomography and gastrointestinal endoscopy were negative for active bleeding. When patient's hemoglobin was normalized and stable, a video capsule endoscopy was performed. Video relieved the presence of multiple digiunal and ileal angiodysplastic lesions. A double endoscopic argon plasma coagulation procedure was planned on general anaesthesia...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278445/no-catheter-angiography-is-needed-in-patients-with-an-obscure-acute-gastrointestinal-bleed-and-negative-cta
#16
Pratik A Shukla, Adam Zybulewski, Marcin K Kolber, Erik Berkowitz, James Silberzweig, Morris Hayim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the negative predictive power of computed tomography angiography (CTA) for the identification of obscure acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding (GI bleeding not visualized/treated by endoscopy) on subsequent mesenteric angiography (MA) with the intention to treat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients was performed who underwent mesenteric angiography for the evaluation/treatment of acute GI bleeding between November 2012 and July 2016...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246528/clinical-performance-of-prediction-rules-and-nasogastric-lavage-for-the-evaluation-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-retrospective-observational-study
#17
Hassan K Dakik, F Douglas Srygley, Shih-Ting Chiu, Shein-Chung Chow, Deborah A Fisher
Introduction. The majority of patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) are admitted for urgent endoscopy as it can be difficult to determine who can be safely managed as an outpatient. Our objective was to compare four clinical prediction scoring systems: Glasgow Blatchford Score (GBS) and Clinical Rockall, Adamopoulos, and Tammaro scores in a sample of patients presenting to the emergency department of a large US academic center. Methods. We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients during 2008-2010...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238693/digital-rectal-examination-reduces-hospital-admissions-endoscopies-and-medical-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#18
Manish P Shrestha, Mark Borgstrom, Eugene Trowers
BACKGROUND: Although digital rectal examination is an established part of physical examinations in patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding, clinicians are reluctant to perform a rectal examination. We intended to assess whether rectal examination affects the clinical management decision in these patients. METHODS: We performed a single-center, retrospective, cross-sectional study using data from electronic health records of patients aged ≥18 years presenting to the emergency department with acute gastrointestinal bleeding...
February 24, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229613/hemobilia-related-to-cystic-artery-pseudoaneurysm-as-a-cause-of-acute-pancreatitis
#19
Patricia Lozano-Cruz, Percy Arenas, Ignacio Moral
Hemobilia is a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). It is commonly iatrogenic, and is more rarely caused by tumors, lithiasis, and inflammatory or vascular disease. We describe a case of cystic artery pseudoaneurysm, which caused acute pancreatitis as an unusual complication.
February 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205386/nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-the-elderly-clinical-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors
#20
Josè Alberto González-González, Roberto Monreal-Robles, Diego García-Compean, Jonathan Paz-Delgadillo, Martín Wah-Suárez, Héctor Jesús Maldonado-Garza
AIM: To analyze the clinical characteristics, outcomes and prognostic factors in elderly patients with acute nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). METHODS: From a database prospectively collected from 2006 to 2013, the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients aged 75 years or older consecutively admitted with acute nonvariceal UGIB undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy were compared with those younger than 75 years. RESULTS: There were1136 patients included in the study; 276 (24...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
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