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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922451/low-medical-morbidity-and-mortality-after-acute-courses-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-a-population-based-sample
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D M Blumberger, D P Seitz, N Herrmann, J G Kirkham, R Ng, C Reimer, P Kurdyak, A Gruneir, M J Rapoport, Z J Daskalakis, B H Mulsant, S N Vigod
BACKGROUND: To determine event rates for specific medical events and mortality among individuals receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). METHOD: Population-based cohort study using health administrative data of acute ECT treatments delivered in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 to 2011. We measured the following medical event rates, per 10 000 ECT treatments, up to 7 and 30 days post-treatment: stroke, seizure, acute myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, deep vein thrombosis, gastrointestinal bleeding, falls, hip fracture, and mortality...
September 18, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892784/ileal-angiodysplasia-presentation-as-a-bowel-obstruction-a-case-report
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Ons Ghdes, Ali Gaja, Ahlem Blel, Hichem Jarraya, Najla Mnif
INTRODUCTION: Angiodysplasia is a common vascular abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract, found in the elderly and most frequently revealed by gastrointestinal bleeding. We report an original case of ileal angiodysplasia in an 83-year-old woman presenting as a bowel obstruction. CASE PRESENTATION: An 83-year-old woman with a medical history of chronic untreated anemia, presented with cardinal symptoms of bowel obstruction. Computed tomography revealed diffuse ileal wall thickening with multiple zones of stenosis, which were aggravated by an ileal perforation and associated with vascular abnormalities compatible with angiodysplasia...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882733/-risk-of-fatal-non-fatal-events-in-patients-with-previous-coronary-heart-disease-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-treatment-with-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
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L Muñoz Olmo, J Juan Armas, J J Gomariz García
BACKGROUND: Primary Care is the fundamental axis of our health system and obliges us to be consistent with our prescriptions. The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk and increased risk of all causes of death, as well as acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients with a previous myocardial infarction. Pain and cardiac patient management are 2 basic pillars in our daily activity, and we must know the limitations of NSAIDs in patients with established cardiovascular risk...
September 4, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877570/hookworm-infection-a-neglected-cause-of-overt-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#4
Kun-Yan Wei, Qiong Yan, Bo Tang, Shi-Ming Yang, Peng-Bing Zhang, Ming-Ming Deng, Mu-Han Lü
Hookworm infections are widely prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas, especially in low income regions. In the body, hookworms parasitize the proximal small intestine, leading to chronic intestinal hemorrhage and iron deficiency anemia. Occasionally, hookworms can cause overt gastrointestinal bleeding, but this is often ignored in heavily burdened individuals from endemic infectious areas. A total of 424 patients with overt obscure gastrointestinal bleeding were diagnosed by numerous blood tests or stool examinations as well as esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy or double-balloon enteroscopy...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876642/outcome-of-liver-resection-for-carcinoid-neuroendocrine-metastases
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M D Polkinghorne, J E J Krige, E Jonas, U K Kotze, M M Bernon
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumours, despite their low malignant potential, frequently metastasize to the liver. While liver resection improves survival and provides symptomatic relief, multifocal bilobar disease complicates surgical management. METHOD: All patients with carcinoid liver secondaries managed by resection from 1990-2015 were identified from a prospective departmental database. Demographic data, operative management, morbidity using the Accordion classification and mortality were analysed...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863196/impact-of-inr-monitoring-reversal-agent-use-heparin-bridging-and-anticoagulant-interruption-on-rebleeding-and-thromboembolism-in-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Naoyoshi Nagata, Toshiyuki Sakurai, Shiori Moriyasu, Takuro Shimbo, Hidetaka Okubo, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Chizu Yokoi, Mikio Yanase, Junichi Akiyama, Naomi Uemura
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulant management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) during the pre-endoscopic period has not been fully addressed in American, European, or Asian guidelines. This study sought to evaluate the risks of rebleeding and thromboembolism in anticoagulated patients with acute GIB. METHODS: Baseline, endoscopy, and outcome data were reviewed for 314 patients with acute GIB: 157 anticoagulant users and 157 age-, sex-, and important risk-matched non-users...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845890/long-term-aspirin-does-not-lower-risk-of-stroke-and-increases-bleeding-risk-in-low-risk-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-patients
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Victoria Jacobs, Heidi T May, Tami L Bair, Brian G Crandall, Michael J Cutler DO, John D Day, Charles Mallender, Jeffrey S Osborn, J Peter Weiss, T Jared Bunch
BACKGROUND: Stroke risk is a significant concern in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Low stroke risk patients (CHADS2 VASc 0-2) are often treated long-term with aspirin after catheter ablation. Defining the long-term risks versus benefits of aspirin therapy, after an ablation, is essential to validate this common clinical approach. METHODS: A total of 4,124 AF ablation patients undergoing their index ablation were included in this retrospective observational study...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835439/management-of-rivaroxaban-or-apixaban-associated-major-bleeding-with-prothrombin-complex-concentrates-a-cohort-study
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Ammar Majeed, Anna Ågren, Margareta Holmström, Maria Bruzelius, Roza Chaireti, Jacob Odeberg, Eva-Lotta Hempel, Maria Magnusson, Tony Frisk, Sam Schulman
There is uncertainty regarding the effectiveness and occurrence of thromboembolic events in patients treated with prothrombin complex concentrates (PCC) for management of major bleeding events (MBE) on rivaroxaban or apixaban. We investigated the effectiveness of PCC given for management of MBE on rivaroxaban or apixaban. Between 1/1/2014 and 1/10/2016, we prospectively included patients treated with PCC for management of MBE on rivaroxaban or apixaban. The effectiveness of PCC was assessed using the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis' Scientific and Standardization Subcommittee criteria for the assessment of effectiveness of major bleeding management...
August 23, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833912/identifying-emergency-department-patients-at-low-risk-for-a-variceal-source-of-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage
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Lauren R Klein, Joel Money, Kaveesh Maharaj, Aaron Robinson, Tarissa Lai, Brian E Driver
BACKGROUND: Assessing the likelihood of a variceal versus nonvariceal source of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) guides therapy, but can be difficult to determine on clinical grounds. The objective of this study was to determine if there are easily ascertainable clinical and laboratory findings that can identify a patient as low risk for a variceal source of hemorrhage. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of adult ED patients with UGIB between January 2008 and December 2014 who had upper endoscopy performed during hospitalization...
August 22, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811901/perioperative-safety-analysis-of-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-with-preprocedural-leukopenia-or-thrombocytopenia
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Lin Zhou, Lin-Zhi Zhang, Jing-Yan Wang, Yong-Wu Li, Hai-Dong Hu, Xiao-Ming Peng, Yun Zhao, Xi-Ming Wang, Hui Xie, Chun-Zi Liu, Hua-Ming Wang
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) exhibit a high incidence of concomitant cirrhosis with leukopenia and/or thrombocytopenia. In the present study, perioperative changes in the white blood cell (WBC) and platelet (PLT) counts and associated complications were investigated to assess the safety of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for HCC patients with preprocedural leukopenia or thrombocytopenia. The records of 1,461 HCC patients who received TACE between January 2012 and December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797987/continued-use-of-low-dose-aspirin-may-increase-risk-of-bleeding-after-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-a-meta-analysis
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Wei Wu, Jingdi Chen, Qianshan Ding, Dongmei Yang, Honggang Yu, Jun Lin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Endoscopic submucosal dissection has been widely accepted. At present, the number of antiplatelet (APT) users has been growing. Moreover, because of high risks of thromboembolism, some patients need to continuously receive APT agents. The relationship between hemorrhage and continuous therapy with low-dose aspirin (LDA) remains controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search was conducted; studies were screened out- if data of no-anticoagulant/APT drugs use and interrupted and continued-LDA use were reported separately...
August 9, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767027/-early-discharge-possible-in-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-new-study-results-require-adaptation-of-dutch-guideline
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M E van Leerdam
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding is still an important emergency situation with an incidence of 48-62 per 100,000 adults per year in the Netherlands. An international multicentre prospective study evaluated different risk scoring systems for patients presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The authors showed that patients with a Glasgow Blatchford score of 0 or 1 could be safely discharged without endoscopy. Thirty-day all-cause mortality in this group was 0.4%. In the current Dutch guideline, there is no clear advice on management of low-risk patients...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765243/corticosteroid-or-nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-acute-gout-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Christy Amanda Billy, Ricky Tanujaya Lim, Marinella Ruospo, Suetonia C Palmer, Giovanni F M Strippoli
OBJECTIVE: Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAID) are used as first-line agents to treat acute gout. Recent trials suggest a possible first-line role for corticosteroids. METHODS: We conducted a metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) evaluating corticosteroid versus NSAID therapy (nonselective and selective) as treatment for acute gout. MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL were systematically searched through August 2016. Outcomes included pain, bleeding, joint swelling, erythema, tenderness, activity limitation, response to therapy, quality of life, time to resolution, supplementary analgesics, and adverse events...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764695/compliance-with-telephone-triage-advice-among-adults-aged-45%C3%A2-years-and-older-an-australian-data-linkage-study
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Duong Thuy Tran, Amy Gibson, Deborah Randall, Alys Havard, Mary Byrne, Maureen Robinson, Anthony Lawler, Louisa R Jorm
BACKGROUND: Middle-aged and older patients are prominent users of telephone triage services for timely access to health information and appropriate referrals. Non-compliance with advice to seek appropriate care could potentially lead to poorer health outcomes among those patients. It is imperative to assess the extent to which middle-aged and older patients follow triage advice and how this varies according to their socio-demographic, lifestyle and health characteristics as well as features of the call...
August 1, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759386/preventive-therapy-for-cancer
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Jack Cuzick
Therapeutic cancer prevention is a developing area that can gain a lot from the successes in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Although weight control and physical activity are important in the prevention of both diseases, several other preventive measures exist. Low-dose aspirin for cancer prevention is often cited as the most important approach in terms of population benefit, and should be offered to those older than 50 years of age without hypertension or risk factors for gastrointestinal bleeding...
August 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753697/post-polypectomy-bleeding-in-the-english-national-health-service-bowel-cancer-screening-programme
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Edmund Derbyshire, Pali Hungin, Claire Nickerson, Matthew D Rutter
Background and study aims Colonoscopic polypectomy reduces colorectal cancer incidence, but is associated with complications including post-polypectomy bleeding (PPB). PPB ranges in severity from minor to life-threatening, making interpretation and comparison difficult. No previous studies have examined PPB rate according to a standardized severity grading system. We aimed to determine the PPB rate stratified by severity grading, explore factors that contribute to PPB severity grading, and describe PPB management...
September 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753222/acute-hemorrhagic-rectal-ulcer-ahru-syndrome-comparison-with-non-ahru-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Joo Hyuk Jung, Jong Wook Kim, Hyun Woo Lee, Min Yong Park, Woo Hyun Paik, Won Ki Bae, Nam-Hoon Kim, Kyung-Ah Kim, June Sung Lee
AIM: Acute hemorrhagic rectal ulcer (AHRU) syndrome can cause massive, life-threatening rectal bleeding. Sigmoidoscopic hemostasis with enema can often be performed to effectively control rectal bleeding. METHODS: The medical records of AHRU patients were retrospectively reviewed. The baseline clinical characteristics were compared with those of non-AHRU lower gastrointestinal bleeding patients to identify predictive factors for AHRU. RESULTS: Among the 118 patients who underwent emergent endoscopy due to acute massive hematochezia from 2013 to 2015, 25 (21...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729354/continuous-flow-lvad-support-causes-a-distinct-form-of-intestinal-angiodysplasia
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Jooeun Kang, Samson Hennessy-Strahs, Pawel Kwiatkowski, Christian Bermudez, Michael A Acker, Pavan Atluri, Patrick McConnell, Carlo R Bartoli
Rationale: The objective of this autopsy study was to determine whether abnormal gastrointestinal vascularity develops during continuous-flow LVAD support. Objective: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support causes pathologic degradation of von Willebrand factor (vWF) and bleeding from gastrointestinal angiodysplasia at an alarming rate. It has been speculated that LVAD support, itself may cause angiodysplasia. The relationship to abnormal vWF metabolism is unknown. We tested the hypothesis that abnormal gastrointestinal vascularity develops during continuous-flow LVAD support...
July 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708213/novel-use-of-low-dose-thalidomide-in-refractory-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-patients
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Benjamin J J Seng, Louis L Y Teo, Laura L Chan, David K L Sim, Ka L Kerk, Jia L Soon, Teing E Tan, Cumaraswamy Sivathasan, Choon P Lim
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a complication reported in patients post left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation that is associated with high mortality rates. Thalidomide is an anti-angiogenic compound that may offer a potential option for management of refractory LVAD-related GIB. METHODS: A single-center, retrospective review was conducted from January 2009 to October 2016 at a tertiary cardiology center. It included LVAD patients initiated on thalidomide for refractory GIB...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697648/long-term-mortality-and-causes-of-death-in-endoscopically-verified-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-comparison-of-bleeding-patients-and-population-controls
#20
S Miilunpohja, J Jyrkkä, J M Kärkkäinen, H Kastarinen, M Heikkinen, H Paajanen, T Rantanen, Jek Hartikainen
OBJECTIVE: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a common emergency, with in-hospital mortality between 3 and 14%. However, the long-term mortality and causes of death are unknown. We investigated the long-term mortality and causes of death in UGIB patients in a retrospective single-centre case-control study design. METHODS: A total of 569 consecutive patients, aged ≥18 years, admitted to Kuopio University Hospital for their first endoscopically verified UGIB during the years 2009-2011 were identified from hospital records...
July 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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