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REVIEW
Angel Lanas, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Richard H Hunt, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, James M Scheiman, Ian M Gralnek, Helen E Campbell, Alaa Rostom, Càndid Villanueva, Joseph J Y Sung
Non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (NVUGIB) is bleeding that develops in the oesophagus, stomach or proximal duodenum. Peptic ulcers, caused by Helicobacter pylori infection or use of NSAIDs and low-dose aspirin (LDA), are the most common cause. Although the incidence and mortality associated with NVUGIB have been decreasing owing to considerable advances in the prevention and management of NVUGIB over the past 20 years, it remains a common clinical problem with an annual incidence of ∼67 per 100,000 individuals in the United States in 2012...
April 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668596/predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-a-cohort-of-elderly-egyptian-patients-with-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Mohamed A Elsebaey, Heba Elashry, Tamer A Elbedewy, Ahmed A Elhadidy, Noha E Esheba, Sherif Ezat, Manal Saad Negm, Yousry Esam-Eldin Abo-Amer, Mohamed El Abgeegy, Heba Fadl Elsergany, Loai Mansour, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) affects large number of elderly with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Early identification and management of the factors predicting in-hospital mortality might decrease mortality. This study was conducted to identify the causes of acute UGIB and the predictors of in-hospital mortality in elderly Egyptian patients.286 elderly patients with acute UGIB were divided into: bleeding variceal group (161 patients) and bleeding nonvariceal group (125 patients). Patients' monitoring was done during hospitalization to identify the risk factors that might predict in-hospital mortality in elderly...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644032/severe-acute-gallstone-pancreatitis-with-diffuse-hemorrhagic-gastritis
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Timothy J Harris, William C Beck, Avi Bhavaraju, Benjamin Davis, Mary K Kimbrough, Joseph C Jensen, Anna Privratsky, John R Taylor, Kevin W Sexton
A 67-year-old male presented with acute pancreatitis secondary to gallstones, also known as acute biliary pancreatitis, and subsequently developed gastric outlet obstruction and was transferred to our hospital. A gastro-jejunal feeding tube was placed and an open cholecystectomy was performed. The patient had a pancreatic drain placed for interval increase in pancreatic necrosis and then nearly exsanguinated from gastroduodenal artery pseudoaneurysm bleed. This was managed by coiling the gastroduodenal artery...
March 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629057/etiology-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-referred-to-pediatric-wards-of-mashhad-hospitals-iran
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Seyed Ali Jafari, Mohammad Ali Kiani, Hamid Reza Kianifar, Mohammad Mansooripour, Elahe Heidari, Maryam Khalesi
Background: Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, which has several clinical manifestation and origins, is known as one of the most life-threatening events in children. Several etiologies have been suggested for GI bleeding. Objective: To determine the most important causes of GI bleeding in children referred to Ghaem Hospital and Dr. Sheikh Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, after obtaining written informed consent of their parents, 113 patients aging from newborn infants to 18-year-old children with GI bleeding admitted to Ghaem Hospital and Dr...
February 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626014/glasgow-blatchford-score-and-risk-stratifications-in-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleed-can-we-extend-this-to-2-for-urgent-outpatient-management
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Kelly Chatten, Huw Purssell, Ashwini Kumar Banerjee, Stephanie Soteriadou, Yeng Ang
Upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds are a common presentation to emergency departments in the UK. The Glasgow Blatchford score (GBS) predicts the outcome of patients at presentation. Current UK and European guidelines recommend outpatient management for a GBS of 0. In the current study, our aim was to assess whether extending the GBS allows for early discharge while maintaining patient safety. We also analysed whether pathologies could be missed by discharging patients too early. Data were retrospectively collected on patients admitted with symptoms of an upper GI bleed between 1 October 2013 and 10 June 2016...
March 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624871/utilization-of-aspirin-and-statin-in-management-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-undergoing-liver-transplant-evaluation
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Samarth S Patel, Luis Guzman, Fei-Pi Lin, Taylor Pence, Trevor Reichman, Binu John, Francesco S Celi, Erika Liptrap, Chandra Bhati, Mohammad S Siddiqui
Coronary artery disease (CAD) assessment is vital part of liver transplantation (LT) evaluation as it allows for identification and medical optimization prior to transplantation. Although aspirin and statins are standard of care for CAD, they are not universally used in cirrhosis due to concerns of adverse events. METHODS: Per protocol, coronary angiography was performed as part of LT evaluation in all patients over the age of 50 years or with CAD risk factors even if they were younger than 50...
April 6, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624817/fatal-hyperammonemia-associated-with-disseminated-serratia-marcescens-infection-in-a-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipient
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Stephen Mouat, Jonathan Bishop, Emma Glamuzina, Simon Chin, Emma J Best, Helen M Evans
Hyperammonemia is a rare and important complication post-liver transplantation. We review a case of a 5-month-old boy with biliary atresia who received a split liver transplant following a variceal bleed. The transplant was complicated by recurrent portal vein thrombosis. Colonized with Serratia marcescens pretransplant, he developed disseminated infection associated with very high levels of ammonia that led to his death. It is important to be aware of serum ammonia levels in patients with portal vein thrombosis, particularly in the setting of gastrointestinal bleeding and sepsis...
April 6, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614542/-gastrointestinal-bleeding-update
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Jonel Trebicka, Martin Götz
PREENDOSCOPIC MANAGEMENT:  In suspected gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB), standard operating procedures help in risk stratification, early patient management and endoscopy. If variceal bleeding is suspected, specific medication (vasoconstrictors, antimicrobial therapy) are additive to standard pharmacological management (PPI, erythromycin) prior to endoscopy. COAGULATION REQUIRMENTS:  An emergency endoscopy can be performed independent of the patient's current coagulation status...
April 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610020/pharmacological-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-due-to-angiodysplasias-a-position-paper-of-the-italian-society-of-gastroenterology-sige
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REVIEW
Gerardo Nardone, Debora Compare, Alberto Martino, Alba Rocco
Angioectasias (AD) belong to benign vascular malformations of the gastrointestinal tract and are responsible for about 4-7% of upper non variceal bleeding, 30-40% of small bowel occult bleeding and 3-40% of colonic bleeding episodes. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage secondary to AD represents an important diagnostic and therapeutic problem that negatively impacts on the quality of life of patients and heath care costs. Endoscopic interventions are the mainstay in both diagnosis and treatment of vascular malformations...
February 15, 2018: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601829/thirty-day-readmission-among-patients-with-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-and-effects-on-outcomes
#10
Marwan S Abougergi, Heather Peluso, John R Saltzan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We aimed to determine the rate of hospital readmission within 30 days of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (NVUGIH) and its impact on mortality, morbidity and healthcare utilization in the United States. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Readmission Database for the year 2014 (data on 14.9 million hospital stays at 2048 hospitals in 22 states)...
March 27, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601652/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-between-variceal-and-non-variceal-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Parul Tandon, Kirles Bishay, Stacey Fisher, Dominique Yelle, Ian Carrigan, Krista Wooller, Erin Kelly
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in cirrhosis is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and can be classified as acute variceal bleeding (AVB) or non-variceal bleeding (NVB). Differences in mortality, hospital length of stay (LOS) and 30-day readmission have yet to be determined. As such, we aimed to evaluate differences in these clinical outcomes in cirrhotic patients admitted with UGIB. METHODS: This retrospective study included all cirrhotic patients hospitalized for UGIB who underwent upper endoscopy from July 2014 to July 2016...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575962/inhospital-and-delayed-mortality-after-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-an-analysis-of-risk-factors-in-a-prospective-series
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Rita Jiménez-Rosales, Francisco Valverde-López, Francisco Vadillo-Calles, Juan Gabriel Martínez-Cara, Mercedes López de Hierro, Eduardo Redondo-Cerezo
BACKGROUND: Detailed analyses of mortality after upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding are lacking. Follow-up rarely extends beyond 30 days. AIMS: Our aim was to analyze in-hospital and delayed 6-months mortality, identifying risk factors. METHODS: This was a prospective study on patients with upper GI bleeding over 36 months. Clinical outcomes were in-hospital and delayed-6 month-mortality. RESULTS: Four hundred and forty-none patients were included...
March 26, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570557/the-use-and-safety-of-a-novel-haemostatic-spray-in-the-endoscopic-management-of-acute-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children
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Mike Thomson, Arun Urs, Priya Narula, Prithviraj Rao, Dalia Belsha
AIMS AND BACKGROUND: Advanced endo-haemostatic technique performance and experience is extremely variable in distribution amongst pediatric endoscopists. Haemostatic spray (Hemospray®), a novel endo-haemostatic topically applied powder has the advantage of extreme ease of use and; hence may lower the threshold of competency required by the endoscopist thereby potentially reducing mortality. The aim of the study is to prospectively evaluate the efficacy and the safety of haemostatic spray in paediatric patients with AUGIB...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560646/esophageal-lesions-detected-during-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-incidence-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-impact
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J F Juanmartiñena Fernández, I Fernández-Urién Sainz, C Saldaña Dueñas, A Elosua González, M Montañés Guimera, B Zabalza Ollo, S Pardo González, J J Vila Costas
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, capsule endoscopy is the first-line procedure for the visualization of the small bowel. Although it was primarily designed with this goal, it may also identify other segments of the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the incidence of esophageal abnormalities detected in patients undergoing small bowel capsule endoscopy and its impact on patient management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of data from 2217 consecutive capsule endoscopy procedures performed at a single tertiary-care centre between January 2008 and February 2016...
October 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525375/evaluation-and-management-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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REVIEW
Ronald Samuel, Mohammad Bilal, Obada Tayyem, Praveen Guturu
Non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding continues to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The most common causes include peptic ulcer disease, Mallory-Weiss syndrome, erosive gastritis, duodenitis, esophagitis, malignancy, angiodysplasias and Dieulafoy's lesion. Initial assessment and early aggressive resuscitation significantly improves outcomes. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy continues to be the gold standard for diagnosis and treatment. We present a comprehensive review of literature for the evaluation and management of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding...
March 7, 2018: Disease-a-month: DM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488575/-fundal-variceal-bleeding-treated-with-balloon-occluded-endoscopic-inyection-sclerotherapy-report-of-two-cases
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Daniel da Costa, Cristián Montenegro, Patricio Palavecino, Germán Lobos, Tomás Cermenati, Jaime Poniachik
Management of gastrointestinal bleeding caused by fundal varices is particularly difficult to manage. The options are: transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), endoscopic injection of cyanoacrylate or balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO). We report a 63 year-old male with a cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C and a 66 year-old female with a cirrhosis caused by a non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Both patients had a gastrointestinal bleeding caused by fundal varices and were treated with sclerotherapy with cyanoacrylate assisted with BRTO...
October 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487770/point-of-care-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Robert P Jamplis, Lucas Friedman, Srikar Adhikari
A 28-year-old male was brought to the emergency department by the Emergency medical services (EMS) after being found unconscious and unresponsive. Upon arrival, he was hypotensive, intubated with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) 3T, without the signs of trauma or the evidence of bleeding. A focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST), point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) was performed, obscuring part of the spleen from the distended stomach, which was filled with the heterogeneous contents, with the internal movement being identified...
December 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473522/an-evidence-based-review-of-off-label-uses-of-polidocanol
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Seyyed Reza Sadat Ebrahimi, Elgar Enamzadeh, Hossein Babaei
BACKGROUND: Polidocanol is approved for its competence in treatment of varicose veins and spider veins; however, unfortunately, many of its off-label uses are still underappreciated. OBJECTIVE: Lack of an appropriate comprehensive review for off-label uses of this medication troubles physicians about making evidence-based decisions on prescribing it for its various outstanding off-label uses. This article attempts to provide physicians with the latest information concerning successful and unsuccessful use of polidocanol as an alternative treatment for esophageal and gastric varices, tendinopathy and epicondylitis, vascular malformations, varicocele, hydrocele and spermatocele, aneurysmal bone cysts, itching, management of gastrointestinal bleeding, simple renal cysts, reducing the incidence and severity of radio-induced dermatitis, and hemorrhoids...
February 23, 2018: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469530/-percutaneous-transsplenic-varices-embolization-in-treatment-of-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-of-schistosomiasis-cirrhosis
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Ji Chang-Xue, Li Ying, Ju Shuai, Qiang Jin-Wei
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the application value of percutaneous transsplenic varices embolization (PTSVE) in the treatment of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage in patients with schistosomiasis cirrhosis. METHODS: Sixteen schistosomiasis cirrhosis patients (12 males and 4 females) with portal hypertension complicated with esophageal and upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage were selected as the investigation subjects, all the patients had been treated by esophageal vein ligation and sclerotherapy, but with bleeding again post-operation...
March 27, 2017: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469515/-application-of-degree-of-portal-systemic-shunting-in-assessing-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-with-schistosomiasis-cirrhosis
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Ju Shuai, Li Ying, Ji Chang-Xue, Zhang Biao
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the application of the degree of portal systemic shunting in assessing the upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with hepatic schistosomiasis. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding caused by hepatic schistosomiasis (a bleeding group) and 29 schistosomiasis cirrhosis patients without bleeding (a non-bleeding group) were enrolled as investigation subjects in Jinshan Hospital. The subjects were scanned by the 128 abdominal slice spiral CT...
March 27, 2017: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
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