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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530783/a-rare-case-of-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-small-bowel-varices-flowing-into-the-inferior-epigastric-vein
#1
Akira Hoshiai, Junya Tsurukiri, Yasuhiro Sumi
Ectopic varices include all varices except esophageal or gastric varices and comprise large portosystemic venous collaterals that occur anywhere in the abdomen. Ectopic varices are relatively rare; however, approximately 5% are related to gastrointestinal bleeding. Ectopic varices usually occur in the rectum, duodenum, or colon, and portal hypertension is the most common cause. Hemodynamic profiles of ectopic varices remain unknown, and extensive bleeding from these structures occurs because diagnosis and treatment are difficult...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523485/report-of-mesocaval-shunt-in-the-management-of-variceal-hemorrhage-following-gastric-bypass-surgery
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Anurag Shrimal, Ranjan Sudan, Gaurav Chaubal, Ahmad Zaaroura, Kitza Williams, Kadiyala Ravindra
Gastrointestinal bleeding following Roux-en- Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is rare. We report an unusual cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding following RYGB that was complicated by porto- splenic vein thrombosis. A 35- year- old woman was successfully treated by mesocaval surgical shunt for recurrent variceal hemorrhage in the excluded stomach following RYGB.
May 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504002/development-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-score-for-prediction-of-large-oesophageal-varices-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-induced-liver-cirrhosis
#3
K Farid, M M Omran, R E Farag, M M Arafa, T M Emran
OBJECTIVE: Variceal bleeding is one of the most common life-threatening complications of liver cirrhosis. This study aimed to develop and evaluate a predictive score, named Platelet count, Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) and Prothrombin-INR (PAP) for the prediction of large oesophageal varices and to compare PAP score with eight common liver fibrosis scores (AAR, APRI, GUCI, BRC score, Fibro-Alfa, FIB4, Lok and Fibro-Q) in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) induced liver cirrhosis. METHODS: A total of 277 patients with HCV-induced liver cirrhosis were evaluated by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for presence of varices...
May 15, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494001/partial-spleen-embolization-reduces-the-risk-of-portal-hypertension-induced-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-not-eligible-for-tips-implantation
#4
Matthias Buechter, Alisan Kahraman, Paul Manka, Guido Gerken, Alexander Dechêne, Ali Canbay, Axel Wetter, Lale Umutlu, Jens M Theysohn
INTRODUCTION: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a severe and life-threatening complication among patients with portal hypertension (PH). Covered transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is the treatment of choice for patients with refractory or recurrent UGIB despite pharmacological and endoscopic therapy. In some patients, TIPS implantation is not possible due to co-morbidity or vascular disorders. Spleen embolization (SE) may be a promising alternative in this setting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489830/-clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-of-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-pulmonary-vascular-complications-hospitalized-at-the-instituto-nacional-de-salud-del-ni%C3%A3-o
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Alexis Jose Ormeño Julca, Carlos Melchor Alvarez Murillo, Pedro Miguel Amoretti Alvino, Angel Aladino Florian Florian, Rosa Aurora Castro Johanson, Maria Danisa Celi Perez, Olga Rocío Huamán Prado
The hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and portopulmonary hypertension (PPHN) are distinct pulmonary vascular complications of portal hypertension (PHT) and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular complications hospitalized at the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included patients with HTP hospitalized from January 2012 to June 2013 and that during its evolution progressed with SHP or HTPP...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488730/octreotide-associated-neutropenia
#6
Stacy S Tse, Troy Kish
Drug-induced neutropenia and agranulocytosis are rare adverse events but can be fatal. Neutropenia can be induced by a myriad of drugs from almost every pharmacologic class. Octreotide is a somatostatin analogue that has been used to treat variceal bleeding, acromegaly, and severe diarrhea associated with metastatic tumors, and to reduce symptoms in the setting of malignant bowel obstruction and pseudo-obstruction. The most common adverse effects associated with octreotide include pain at the injection site and gastrointestinal effects such as loose stools, cramping, and nausea; neutropenia is not currently listed as an adverse effect of the drug...
May 10, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488370/patients-with-cirrhosis-who-have-coronary-artery-disease-treated-with-cardiac-stents-have-high-rates-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-but-no-increased-mortality
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T Krill, G Brown, R A Weideman, D J Cipher, S J Spechler, E Brilakis, L A Feagins
BACKGROUND: Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) treated with stents require dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). For cirrhotics, who often have varices and coagulopathy, it is not clear if the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) should preclude use of DAPT. AIM: To compare GIB and mortality rates in cirrhotics with CAD treated medically or with stents. METHODS: Using institutional databases, we identified patients with cirrhosis and CAD treated with stents or medical therapy between January 2000-September 2015...
May 9, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467587/beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-related-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-and-bleeding-downhill-varices-a-rare-complication
#8
Bülent Yaşar, Gamze Kılıçoğlu
Obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) due to any cause results in development of venous collaterals in the upper part of the esophagus, known as "downhill" varices. Although rare, bleeding can be life-threatening. Presently described is case of Behçet's diseaserelated SVC occlusion in a patient who presented with gastrointestinal bleeding from upper esophageal varices.
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460805/outcomes-in-variceal-hemorrhage-following-the-use-of-a-balloon-tamponade-device
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Jonathan Nadler, Nikola Stankovic, Amy Uber, Mathias J Holmberg, Leon D Sanchez, Richard E Wolfe, Maureen Chase, Michael W Donnino, Michael N Cocchi
BACKGROUND: Variceal hemorrhage is associated with high morbidity and mortality. A balloon tamponade device (BTD), such as the Sengstaken-Blakemore or Minnesota tube, may be used in cases of variceal hemorrhage. While these devices may be effective at controlling acute bleeding, the effect on patient outcomes remains less clear. We sought to describe the number of patients with variceal hemorrhage and a BTD who survive to discharge, survive to one-year, and develop complications related to a BTD...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445299/endoscopic-ultrasonography-predicts-early-esophageal-variceal-bleeding-in-liver-cirrhosis-a-case-report
#10
Changjun Men, Guoliang Zhang
RATIONALE: Bleeding esophageal and gastric varices constitute a serious complication in liver cirrhosis. Previous studies have shown that endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) can be used to predict early esophageal variceal bleeding in liver cirrhosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 46-year-old man with hepatitis B liver cirrhosis (CTP score, 5; Child-Pugh class, A) who was admitted to our hospital due to a decreased appetite lasting 1 week. DIAGNOSIS: He was initially diagnosed with decompensated hepatitis B cirrhosis; an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan indicated a diagnosis of liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension (PHT)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440524/-clinical-epidemiological-characteristics-and-change-trend-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-over-the-past-15-years
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Jinping Wang, Yi Cui, Jinhui Wang, Baili Chen, Yao He, Minhu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical epidemiology change trend of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) over the past 15 years. METHODS: Consecutive patients who was diagnosed as continuous UGIB in the endoscopy center of The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun-Yat University during the period from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 1998 and the period from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013 were enrolled in this study. Their gender, age, etiology, ulcer classification, endoscopic treatment and hospitalization mortality were compared between two periods...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416166/two-year-outcomes-of-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-of-gastric-varices-in-liver-transplant-recipients-a-multi-institutional-study
#12
W E Saad, J F B Chick, R N Srinivasa, N Saad, S Kim, A Fischman, G Frey, A Al-Osaimi, S Caldwell
PURPOSE: To assess the 2-year effectiveness and safety of balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for gastric varices (GVs) in liver transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven liver transplant recipients underwent consecutive BRTO for GVs at four institutions. Patients included eight (73%) men and three (27%) women with mean age of 56 years±12 (SD) (range: 26-67 years). Underlying cause of liver transplantation was hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis in five (45%), alcohol- and HCV-related cirrhosis in three (27%), primary biliary cirrhosis in two (18%), and alcoholic cirrhosis in one (9%)...
April 13, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397699/restrictive-versus-liberal-blood-transfusion-for-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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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/28393330/external-validation-of-scoring-systems-in-risk-stratification-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#14
Anna Cherian Anchu, Subair Mohsina, Sathasivam Sureshkumar, T Mahalakshmy, Vikram Kate
AIM: The aim of this study was to externally validate the four commonly used scoring systems in the risk stratification of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleed (UGIB). METHODS: Patients of UGIB who underwent endoscopy within 24 h of presentation were stratified prospectively using the pre-endoscopy Rockall score (PRS) >0, complete Rockall score (CRS) >2, Glasgow Blatchford bleeding scores (GBS) >3, and modified GBS (m-GBS) >3 scores. Patients were followed up to 30 days...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391673/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-vascular-therapy-the-present-and-the-future
#15
REVIEW
Philip S J Hall, Christopher Teshima, Gary R May, Jeffrey D Mosko
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) offers access to many intra-abdominal vessels that until now have only been accessible to the surgeon and interventional radiologist. In addition to assisting with diagnostics, this unique access offers the potential for therapeutic intervention for a host of indications. To date, this has had the most clinical impact in the treatment of gastroesophageal varices, with EUS-guided coil and glue application growing in use worldwide. Although randomised controlled trial data is lacking, we discuss the growing body of literature behind EUS-guided therapy in the management of varices...
March 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374310/what-does-lesion-blood-flow-tell-us-about-risk-stratification-and-successful-management-of-non-variceal-ugi-bleeding
#16
REVIEW
Kevin A Ghassemi, Dennis M Jensen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There has been a decline in mortality associated with upper gastrointestinal (UGI) hemorrhage as the use of urgent endoscopy has increased. This review will examine endoscopic risk stratification of non-variceal UGI bleeding (e.g., ulcers, Dieulafoy lesions, and Mallory-Weiss tears), including the use of the Doppler endoscopic probe (DEP). RECENT FINDINGS: Prospective studies evaluating the use of DEP in non-variceal UGI hemorrhage showed that lesions with high-risk stigmata of recent hemorrhage (SRH) have a higher rate of a positive DEP signal compared to those with intermediate-risk SRH...
April 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
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
#17
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/28351653/should-we-all-be-using-the-doppler-endoscopic-probe-in-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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EDITORIAL
Jennifer Nayor, John R Saltzman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338108/vkorc1-1639-g-a-polymorphism-and-the-risk-of-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#19
Ioana Groza, Dana Matei, Marcel Tantau, Adrian P Trifa, Sorin Crisan, Stefan C Vesa, Corina Bocsan, Anca D Buzoianu, Monica Acalovschi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The mutations in the gene that encodes vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKOR) enzyme are responsible for low levels of vitamin K. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the presence of the VKORC1 -1639 G> A polymorphism is a risk factor for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in patients without concomitant therapy with vitamin K antagonists. METHODS: This case-control study comprised 163 consecutive patients diagnosed with UGIB and 178 controls, in whom the diagnosis of UGIB was excluded...
March 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302230/distal-duodenal-varices-first-presentation-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#20
Inam -Ul- Haq, Amir Ali Shah, S Chandramohan
Varices are abnormal dilated veins which result from increased pressure in the portal circulation. Although the oesophagus and stomach are the most common sites for varices to develop, they may also occur as ectopic varices in the duodenum, rectum, and retroperitoneal areas. Isolated duodenal varices involving distal duodenum, particularly the fourth part of the duodenum, are extremely rare. However, such ectopic varices are associated with an increased risk of bleeding and mortality. Not only are they a diagnostic challenge, particularly if they present as a first manifestation of portal hypertension, they are also very difficult to treat due to their location...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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