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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538237/update-on-postnatal-steroids
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Henry L Halliday
Antenatal steroid treatment to enhance fetal lung maturity and surfactant treatment to prevent or treat respiratory distress syndrome have been major advances in perinatal medicine in the past 40 years contributing to improved outcomes for preterm infants. Use of postnatal steroids to prevent or treat chronic lung disease in preterm infants has been less successful and associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Although early (in the first week of life) postnatal steroid treatment facilitates earlier extubation and reduces the risk of chronic lung disease, it is associated with adverse effects, such as hyperglycemia, hypertension, gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, growth failure, and cerebral palsy, and cannot be recommended...
2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537938/should-all-massively-transfused-patients-be-treated-equally-an-analysis-of-massive-transfusion-ratios-in-the-nontrauma-setting
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Eric W Etchill, Sara P Myers, Lauren M McDaniel, Matthew R Rosengart, Jay S Raval, Darrell J Triulzi, Andrew B Peitzman, Jason L Sperry, Matthew D Neal
OBJECTIVES: Although balanced resuscitation has become integrated into massive transfusion practice, there is a paucity of evidence supporting the delivery of high ratios of plasma and platelet to RBCs in the nontrauma setting. This study investigated the administration of blood component ratios in the massively transfused nontrauma demographic. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a prospective, observational cohort of massively bleeding patients. SETTING: Surgical and critically ill patients at a tertiary medical center between 2011 and 2015...
May 23, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535419/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-fixed-dose-enoxaparin-and-adjusted-dose-unfractionated-heparin-in-patients-with-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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Pat Korathanakhun, Chusana Petpichetchian, Wongchan Petpichetchian, Pornchai Sathirapanya
OBJECTIVE: Anticoagulants are the standard treatment for cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Although low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is recommended in CVT, the specific type and dosage regimen of LMWH have never been specifically suggested. This study compared the clinical outcomes and adverse events in patients who received adjusted-dose unfractionated heparin (AD-UFH) versus fixed-dose enoxaparin (FD-E). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted at a university hospital in Thailand...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507597/low-adherence-to-national-guidelines-for-proton-pump-inhibitor-prescription-in-patients-receiving-combination-aspirin-and-anticoagulation
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Rajani Sharma, Abhik Roy, Christopher Ramos, Richard Rosenberg, Reuben Garcia-Carrasquillo, Benjamin Lebwohl
BACKGROUND: Aspirin, when used with concurrent anticoagulation, increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). Therefore, multisociety guidelines recommend prophylactic proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) for patients receiving aspirin and anticoagulation. We aimed to determine rates and predictors of adherence to these recommendations. METHODS: All adult inpatients discharged from the hospital on aspirin and anticoagulation from July 2009 to June 2014 were retrospectively evaluated for PPI prescription on discharge instructions...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496533/the-diagnostic-value-of-alarm-features-for-identifying-types-and-stages-of-upper-gastrointestinal-malignancies
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Shou-Wu Lee, Chi-Sen Chang, Hong-Jeh Yeh, Han-Chung Lien, Teng-Yu Lee, Yen-Chun Peng
BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies are an uncommon cause of dyspepsia but of great concern. The aim of this study was to determine the association between alarm features and each type and stage of upper GI malignancies. METHODS: Patients who underwent endoscopy for symptoms of dyspepsia between January 2008 and December 2009 were retrospectively collected. Alarm features studied in this study were dysplasia, body weight loss and GI bleeding. Patients were classified according to the findings of endoscopy and histological reports...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
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
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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/28486159/trends-of-thromboprophylaxis-and-complications-after-major-lower-limb-orthopaedic-surgeries-in-korea-national-health-insurance-claim-data
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Sunyoung Kim, Hongyup Ahn, Soon-Ae Shin, Jong-Heon Park, Chang Won Won
BACKGROUND: In Western countries, prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE) following major lower limb orthopaedic surgeries is recommended. However, that has not been the case in Asian countries, where the reported incidence of postoperative VTE has been low. The present study examined trends in VTE prophylaxis prescriptions and related complications following major lower limb orthopaedic surgeries in South Korea. DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: Using claim data from the National Health Insurance Corporation, 263,664 patients aged 65years or older who underwent major orthopaedic surgeries (total hip arthroplasty [THA], total knee arthroplasty [TKA], or hip fracture surgery [HFS]) between 2008 and 2012 were included...
April 26, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472195/safety-of-endoscopy-in-cancer-patients-on-antiangiogenic-agents-a-retrospective-multicenter-outcomes-study
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Toufic Kachaamy, Digant Gupta, Persis Edwin, Pankaj Vashi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The use of antiangiogenic agents (AAs) in cancer treatment has increased because they offer survival benefit in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy. Given their potential to cause gastrointestinal (GI) perforation and bleeding, it is currently recommended that AAs be held for 28 days before and after surgery. However, there are no specific guidelines which address their use around endoscopic procedures because data regarding the safety of endoscopy in cancer patients while on AAs is scarce despite the fact that these patients often require endoscopy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468510/safety-and-efficacy-of-bridging-with-low-molecular-weight-heparin-during-temporary-interruptions-of-warfarin-a-register-based-cohort-study
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Vilhelm Sjögren, Bartosz Grzymala-Lubanski, Henrik Renlund, Peter J Svensson, Anders Själander
Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is often recommended as a bridging therapy during temporary interruptions in warfarin treatment, despite lack of evidence. The aim of this study was to see whether we could find benefit from LMWH bridging. We studied all planned interruptions of warfarin within the Swedish anticoagulation register Auricula during 2006 to 2011. Low-molecular-weight heparin bridging was compared to nonbridging (control) after propensity score matching. Complications were identified in national clinical registers for 30 days following warfarin cessation, and defined as all-cause mortality, bleeding (intracranial, gastrointestinal, or other), or thrombosis (ischemic stroke or systemic embolism, venous thromboembolism, or myocardial infarction) that was fatal or required hospital care...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449186/the-risk-of-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-low-dose-aspirin-users
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W-C Chen, K-H Lin, Y-T Huang, T-J Tsai, W-C Sun, S-K Chuah, D-C Wu, P-I Hsu
BACKGROUND: Aspirin increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. AIM: To investigate the risk of lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) in aspirin users. METHODS: Low-dose (75-325 mg daily) aspirin users and controls matched by age, gender and enrollment time in a 1:5 ratio were selected from 1 million randomly sampled subjects in the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. Cox proportional hazard regression models were developed to evaluate the predictors of LGIB with adjustments for age, gender, comorbidities including coronary artery disease, ischaemic stroke, diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, liver cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dyslipidemia, uncomplicated peptic ulcer disease, history of peptic ulcer bleeding, and concomitant use of clopidogrel, ticlopidine, warfarin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, steroids, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs), nitrates, alendronate, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and calcium channel blockers...
April 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445167/spatial-features-of-dose-surface-maps-from-deformably-registered-plans-correlate-with-late-gastrointestinal-complications
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Calyn R Moulton, Michael J House, Victoria Lye, Colin I Tang, Michele Krawiec, David J Joseph, James W Denham, Martin A Ebert
This study investigates the associations between spatial distribution of dose to the rectal surface and observed gastrointestinal toxicities after deformably registering each phase of a combined external beam radiotherapy (EBRT)/high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRBT) prostate cancer treatment. The study contains data for 118 patients where the HDRBT CT was deformably-registered to the EBRT CT. The EBRT and registered HDRBT TG43 dose distributions in a reference 2 Gy/fraction were 3D-summed. Rectum dose-surface maps (DSMs) were obtained by virtually unfolding the rectum surface slice-by-slice...
May 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440519/-prevention-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-perioperative-complications-of-bariatric-and-metabolic-surgery
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Haifu Wu, Ming Zhong, Di Zhou, Chenye Shi, Heng Jiao, Wei Wu, Xinxia Chang, Jing Cang, Hua Bian
Surgical operation in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes is popularizing rapidly in China. Correct prevention and recognition of perioperation-related operative complications is the premise of ensuring surgical safety. Familiar complications of the operation include deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary artery embolism, anastomotic bleeding, anastomotic fistula and marginal ulcer. The prevention of deep venous thrombosis is better than treatment. The concrete measures contain physical prophylaxis (graduated compression stocking and intermittent pneumatic compression leg sleeves) and drug prophylaxis (unfractionated heparin and low molecular heparin), and the treatment is mainly thrombolysis or operative thrombectomy...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429903/causes-of-interruptions-in-postoperative-enteral-nutrition-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Jirong Qi, Zhuo Li, Yueshuang Cun, Xiaonan Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Perioperative nutritional support has become a hot topic in the clinical management of congenital heart disease (CHD). Postoperative enteral nutrition (EN) offers many benefits, such as protection of the intestinal mucosa, reduced risk of infection, and low clinical costs. Interruptions in EN frequently influence nutritional support and clinical outcomes. We, therefore, aimed to determine the causes of interruptions in postoperative EN in CHD patients and discuss clinical counter measures...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403994/risk-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Nick Burr, Katie Lummis, Ruchit Sood, John Samuel Kane, Aaron Corp, Venkataraman Subramanian
BACKGROUND: Direct oral anticoagulants are increasingly used for a wide range of indications. However, data are conflicting about the risk of major gastrointestinal bleeding with these drugs. We compared the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding with direct oral anticoagulants, warfarin, and low-molecular-weight heparin. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched MEDLINE and Embase from database inception to April 1, 2016, for prospective and retrospective studies that reported the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding with use of a direct oral anticoagulant compared with warfarin or low-molecular-weight heparin for all indications...
February 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396990/incidence-and-outcomes-of-early-left-ventricular-thrombus-following-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Shafik Khoury, Sarit Carmon, Gilad Margolis, Gad Keren, Yacov Shacham
BACKGROUND: Since the advent of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), studies have reported a declining incidence of left ventricular thrombus (LVT) following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We investigated the incidence and outcomes of early (pre-discharge) LVT in the contemporary era of PCI practice in a large cohort of STEMI patients. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 2071 consecutive STEMI patients who underwent successful primary PCI...
April 10, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396275/relationship-of-time-to-presentation-after-onset-of-upper-gi-bleeding-with-patient-characteristics-and-outcomes-a-prospective-study
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Loren Laine, Stig B Laursen, Harry R Dalton, Jing H Ngu, Michael Schultz, Adrian J Stanley
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We performed a prospective multi-national study of patients presenting to the emergency department with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) and assessed the relationship of time to presentation after onset of UGIB symptoms with patient characteristics and outcomes. METHODS: Consecutive patients presenting with overt UGIB (red-blood emesis, coffee-ground emesis and/or melena) from March 2014 to March 2015 at 6 hospitals were included. Multiple pre-defined patient characteristics and outcomes were collected...
April 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395384/laparoscopic-and-luminal-endoscopic-cooperative-surgery-can-be-a-standard-treatment-for-submucosal-tumors-of-the-stomach-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
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Tatsuo Matsuda, Souya Nunobe, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Hiroshi Kawahira, Noriyuki Inaki, Shuji Kitashiro, Nobutsugu Abe, Isao Miyashiro, Sayaka Nagao, Masahiko Nishizaki, Naoki Hiki
Background and study aims We have developed a combined laparoscopic and luminal endoscopic surgery technique for resection of gastric submucosal tumors (SMTs) that can be performed without excessive resection of the stomach. In a multicenter retrospective study we aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) for gastric SMT resection. Patients and methods Between October 2007 and December 2011, 126 patients with gastric SMTs underwent LECS at 8 institutions...
May 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381079/complications-of-colorectal-resection-for-endometriosis-review
#18
Jerome Bouaziz, David Soriano
Based on a review of the current literature, we will discuss early and late (more than 3 months postoperative) complications associated with surgery for colorectal endometriosis resection. The most common surgical complications are: rectovaginal fistulae, anastomotic leakages and abscesses. Post-operative bleeding occurs rarely but has also been reported; and usually requires blood transfusion without surgical interventions. The selection of patients for surgery requires a multidisciplinary approach and complete preoperative imaging work-up by an experienced physician...
April 4, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374257/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Wei An, Ping-Bo Sun, Jie Gao, Fei Jiang, Feng Liu, Jie Chen, Dong Wang, Zhao-Shen Li, Xin-Gang Shi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been used to remove submucosal tumors. However, with regard to the potential malignant behavior of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), whether ESD can be recommended for treatment is still controversial. Therefore, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of ESD for removal of GISTs in the muscularis propria (MP) layer and to assess the possible risk factors for a gastric-wall defect (GWD). METHODS: For 168 GISTs located in the MP layer from 168 consecutive patients, the baseline information, complications, and therapeutic outcomes were recorded...
April 3, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363584/upper-gastrointestinal-toxicity-associated-with-long-term-aspirin-therapy-consequences-and-prevention
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Carl J Lavie, Colin W Howden, James Scheiman, James Tursi
Antiplatelet therapy represents a fundamental part of preventive management for patients who are at risk of a secondary cardiovascular disease (CVD) event. In most cases, the antiplatelet regimen is based on low-dose aspirin, a drug that is highly effective in reducing the incidence of CVD events, but is associated with a substantial risk of gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity. The dyspeptic symptoms, which can result from aspirin administration, and which may occur with or without associated ulceration and bleeding, may lead patients to discontinue therapy, thus increasing their CVD risk...
May 2017: Current Problems in Cardiology
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