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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142474/clinical-features-of-alcoholic-hepatitis-in-latinos-and-caucasians-a-single-center-experience
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Rogelio Pinon-Gutierrez, Blythe Durbin-Johnson, Charles H Halsted, Valentina Medici
AIM: To study differences of presentation, management, and prognosis of alcoholic hepatitis in Latinos compared to Caucasians. METHODS: We retrospectively screened 876 charts of Caucasian and Latino patients who were evaluated at University of California Davis Medical Center between 1/1/2002-12/31/2014 with the diagnosis of alcoholic liver disease. We identified and collected data on 137 Caucasians and 64 Latinos who met criteria for alcoholic hepatitis, including chronic history of heavy alcohol use, at least one episode of jaundice with bilirubin ≥ 3...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141860/multicenter-evaluation-of-octreotide-as-secondary-prophylaxis-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-and-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Keyur B Shah, Sampath Gunda, Sitaramesh Emani, Manreet K Kanwar, Nir Uriel, Paolo C Colombo, Patricia A Uber, Melissa L Sears, Joyce Chuang, David J Farrar, Donald F Brophy, George B Smallfield
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is one of the most common complications after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. More than one third of patients with incident bleed go on to develop recurrent GI bleeding. Octreotide, a somatostatin analog, is proposed to reduce the risk of recurrent GI bleeding in this population. METHODS AND RESULTS: This multicenter, retrospective analysis evaluated 51 continuous-flow left ventricular assist device patients who received secondary prophylaxis with octreotide after their index GI bleed from 2009 to 2015...
November 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137017/prognostic-value-of-glucose-metabolism-for-non-st-segment-elevation-infarction-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-single-concomitant-chronic-total-occlusion-following-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Zhi Xing, Lei Zhang, Zhiqiang Liu, Pengyi He, Yuchun Yang, Muhuyati Wulasihan
Glucose metabolism status may play a predictive role in the severity of the complications among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). However, few studies have focused on the prognostic value of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and Homeostatic Model Assessment 2 for Insulin Resistance (HOMA2-IR) in patients with DM, non-ST-segment elevation infarction (NSTEMI), and single concomitant chronic total occlusion (CTO) following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Short- and long-term prognostic value of HbA1c and HOMA2-IR in patients with DM with NSTEMI and single CTO who received primary percutaneous transluminal coronary intervention (pPCI)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132880/rivaroxaban-with-or-without-aspirin-in-patients-with-stable-peripheral-or-carotid-artery-disease-an-international-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sonia S Anand, Jackie Bosch, John W Eikelboom, Stuart J Connolly, Rafael Diaz, Peter Widimsky, Victor Aboyans, Marco Alings, Ajay K Kakkar, Katalin Keltai, Aldo P Maggioni, Basil S Lewis, Stefan Störk, Jun Zhu, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Martin O'Donnell, Patrick J Commerford, Dragos Vinereanu, Nana Pogosova, Lars Ryden, Keith A A Fox, Deepak L Bhatt, Frank Misselwitz, John D Varigos, Thomas Vanassche, Alvaro A Avezum, Edmond Chen, Kelley Branch, Darryl P Leong, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Robert G Hart, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral artery disease have an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Antiplatelet agents are widely used to reduce these complications. METHODS: This was a multicentre, double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial for which patients were recruited at 602 hospitals, clinics, or community practices from 33 countries across six continents. Eligible patients had a history of peripheral artery disease of the lower extremities (previous peripheral bypass surgery or angioplasty, limb or foot amputation, intermittent claudication with objective evidence of peripheral artery disease), of the carotid arteries (previous carotid artery revascularisation or asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis of at least 50%), or coronary artery disease with an ankle-brachial index of less than 0·90...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132879/rivaroxaban-with-or-without-aspirin-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-an-international-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Stuart J Connolly, John W Eikelboom, Jackie Bosch, Gilles Dagenais, Leanne Dyal, Fernando Lanas, Kaj Metsarinne, Martin O'Donnell, Anthony L Dans, Jong-Won Ha, Alexandr N Parkhomenko, Alvaro A Avezum, Eva Lonn, Liu Lisheng, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Petr Widimsky, Aldo P Maggioni, Camilo Felix, Katalin Keltai, Masatsugu Hori, Khalid Yusoff, Tomasz J Guzik, Deepak L Bhatt, Kelley R H Branch, Nancy Cook Bruns, Scott D Berkowitz, Sonia S Anand, John D Varigos, Keith A A Fox, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and is a consequence of acute thrombotic events involving activation of platelets and coagulation proteins. Factor Xa inhibitors and aspirin each reduce thrombotic events but have not yet been tested in combination or against each other in patients with stable coronary artery disease. METHODS: In this multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, outpatient trial, patients with stable coronary artery disease or peripheral artery disease were recruited at 602 hospitals, clinics, or community centres in 33 countries...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132153/outcomes-of-dabigatran-and-warfarin-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-contemporary-practice-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Alan S Go, Daniel E Singer, Sengwee Toh, T Craig Cheetham, Marsha E Reichman, David J Graham, Mary Ross Southworth, Rongmei Zhang, Rima Izem, Margie R Goulding, Monika Houstoun, Katrina Mott, Sue Hee Sung, Joshua J Gagne
Background: Dabigatran (150 mg twice daily) has been associated with lower rates of stroke than warfarin in trials of atrial fibrillation, but large-scale evaluations in clinical practice are limited. Objective: To compare incidence of stroke, bleeding, and myocardial infarction in patients receiving dabigatran versus warfarin in practice. Design: Retrospective cohort. Setting: National U.S. Food and Drug Administration Sentinel network...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130232/-clinical-study-of-preserving-left-colic-artery-during-laparoscopic-total-mesorectal-excision-for-the-treatment-of-rectal-cancer
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Xiaolan You, Yuanjie Wang, Zhiyi Chen, Wenqi Li, Ning Xu, Guiyuan Liu, Xiaojun Zhao, Chuanjiang Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, radicality and short-term outcome of preserving left colic artery (LCA) during laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) for the treatment of rectal cancer. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2016,136 patients with mid-lower rectal cancer received laparoscopic TME in the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department of Taizhou People's Hospital of Jiangsu Province. Patients with rectal tumor within 10 cm to the anal verge were enrolled into the study...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124121/patients-comorbidities-reduce-the-clinical-value-of-emergency-colonoscopy-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Cristiano Cremone, Anouk Esch, Charlotte Gagniere, Alessandro Fugazza, Faria Mesli, Michael Levy, Aurelien Amiot, Alexis Laurent, Yann LeBaleur, Francois Hemery, Nicolas De'Angelis, Francesco Brunetti, Iradj Sobhani
Background and study aims:  Urgent endoscopy is often used to diagnose and sometimes treat acute upper gastrointestinal syndromes (hemorrhage, toxic ingestion, and occlusion). However, its suitability concerning the management of lower gastrointestinal conditions in emergency circumstances is controversial. Patients and methods:  We studied the role of emergency colonoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of all consecutive patients presenting with acute lower gastrointestinal symptoms referred to our hospital on an emergency basis...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114609/dose-escalation-with-an-imrt-technique-in-15-to-28-fractions-is-better-tolerated-than-standard-doses-of-3dcrt-for-lapc
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Lauren E Colbert, Shalini Moningi, Awalpreet Chadha, Ahmed Amer, Yeonju Lee, Robert A Wolff, Gauri Varadhachary, Jason Fleming, Matthew Katz, Prajnan Das, Sunil Krishnan, Eugene J Koay, Peter Park, Christopher H Crane, Cullen M Taniguchi
Purpose: To review acute and late toxicities after chemoradiation for locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in patients who were treated with escalated dose radiation (EDR). Methods and materials: Maximum Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events Version 4.0 acute toxicities (AT) during radiation and within 60 days after radiation were recorded for both acute gastrointestinal toxicity and overall toxicity (OT). Late toxicities were also recorded...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095860/red-cell-distribution-width-as-a-novel-marker-for-predicting-high-risk-from-upper-gastro-intestinal-bleeding-patients
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Kyeong Ryong Lee, Sang O Park, Sin Young Kim, Dae Young Hong, Jong Won Kim, Kwang Je Baek, Dong Hyuk Shin, Young Hwan Lee
BACKGROUND: In upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) patients, early risk stratification allows appropriate therapy that may be helpful for reducing morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: to evaluate the efficacy of red-cell distribution width (RDW) for prediction of high-risk in UGIB patients. METHODS: We conducted a clinical retrospective observational study based on data for UGIB patients from 2012 to 2013. The primary outcome was the high-risk UGIB, defined as those who required urgent intervention and/or 30-days mortality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095285/upper-and-lower-gastrointestinal-endoscopies-in-patients-over-85-years-of-age-risk-benefit-evaluation-of-a-longitudinal-cohort
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Raphaël Clere-Jehl, Mickael Schaeffer, Thomas Vogel, Michele Kiesmann, Jean-Louis Pasquali, Emmanuel Andres, Anne Bourgarit, Bernard Goichot
After age 85, upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy may be indicated in 5% to 10% of inpatients, but the risk-benefit ratio is unknown. We studied patients older than 85 years undergoing upper and lower GI endoscopy.We analyzed a retrospective cohort of inpatients older than 85 years between 2004 and 2012, all explored by upper and complete lower GI endoscopy. Initial indications, including iron deficiency anemia (IDA), other anemias, GI bleeding, weight loss, and GI symptoms, were noted, as were endoscopy or anesthesia complications, immediate endoscopic diagnosis, and the ability to modify the patients' therapeutics...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094033/inferior-mesenteric-arteriovenous-fistula
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Seunghun Lee, Jooweon Chung, Byungkwon Ahn, Seunghyun Lee, Sunguhn Baek
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) involving the inferior mesenteric artery and vein is very rare with only 33 cases described in the literature and may be of congenital or acquired (iatrogenic or traumatic) or idiopathic etiology. The pathophysiology of AVF that acts as a left-to-right shunt has accounted for clinical signs and symptoms associated with ischemic colitis, portal hypertension, and heart failure. A low incidence and nonspecific clinical signs and symptoms such as abdominal pain, thrill and mass, lower and upper gastrointestinal bleeding make it difficult to establish a diagnosis of inferior mesenteric AVF...
October 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081474/cardiovascular-and-bleeding-risks-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-newly-treated-with-ticagrelor-vs-clopidogrel-in-taiwan
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Cheng-Han Lee, Ching-Lan Cheng, Yea-Huei Kao Yang, Ting-Hsing Chao, Ju-Yi Chen, Yi-Heng Li
BACKGROUND: There are few data on ticagrelor in Asian patients. This study evaluated clinical outcomes with ticagrelor and clopidogrel in Taiwanese patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).Methods and Results:We used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database to identify 27,339 AMI patients aged ≥18 years between January 2012 and December 2014, and only patients who survived greater than or equal to 30 days after AMI and took dual antiplatelet therapy were included...
October 27, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076685/causes-of-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-on-colonoscopy
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Attique-Ur-Rehman Jehangiri, Rahid Gul, Rania Hadayat, Adil Naseer Khan, Zabiullah, Liaqat Khursheed
BACKGROUND: Bleeding from anus is usually referred as rectal bleeding but actually rectal bleeding is defined as bleeding from lower colon or rectum, which means bleeding from a place distal to ligament of Treitz. This study was conducted to determine the frequency of different causes of rectal bleeding in patients at Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad. METHODS: One hundred and seventy-five patients with evidence of rectal bleed, without gender discrimination were selected by non-probability convenient sampling from the out-patient department and general medical wards...
July 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070617/dieulafoy-s-lesion-of-the-colon-and-rectum-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Faisal Inayat, Waqas Ullah, Qulsoom Hussain, Hafez Mohammad Ammar Abdullah
Dieulafoy's lesion is a dilated, aberrant, submucosal vessel that erodes the overlying epithelium without obvious ulceration. It is most commonly located in the lesser curvature of the stomach but rare occurrences in extragastric sites have also been reported. Herein, we describe a case series of three patients who presented with lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Colonoscopy revealed a caliber-persistent tortuous submucosal artery protruding into the lumen of the colon or rectum. The patients were diagnosed with Dieulafoy's lesion and primary haemostasis was achieved with the endoscopic haemoclip application...
October 25, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067041/paediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-clinical-presentation-and-disease-location
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Danish Abdul Aziz, Maryum Moin, Atif Majeed, Kamran Sadiq, Abdul Gaffar Biloo
OBJECTIVE: To determine different clinical presentationsand disease location demarcatedby upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopyand relevant histopathologyin children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: This is 5 years (2010 to 2015) retrospective studyconducted at the Aga Khan University Hospitalenrolling65admitted children between 6 months to 15years from either gender, diagnosed with IBD on clinical presentation, endoscopy and biopsy...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063725/associations-of-specific-postoperative-complications-with-costs-after-radical-cystectomy
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Matthew Mossanen, Ross E Krasnow, Stuart R Lipsitz, Mark A Preston, Adam S Kibel, Albert Ha, John L Gore, Angela B Smith, Jeffrey J Leow, Quoc D Trinh, Steven L Chang
BACKGROUND: Radical cystectomy (RC) is a morbid surgery plagued by complications. Expenditures attributed to specific complications after RC is not well characterized. We sought to quantify the financial impact of complications after RC and their associations with respective 90-day costs. METHODS: We used the Premier Hospital Database to identify 9,137 RC patients (weighted population of 57,553) from 360 hospitals between 2003-2013. Complications were categorized according to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Clinical Classifications...
October 24, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063585/early-8-days-systemic-postnatal-corticosteroids-for-prevention-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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Lex W Doyle, Jeanie L Cheong, Richard A Ehrenkranz, Henry L Halliday
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia remains a major problem in neonatal intensive care units. Persistent inflammation in the lungs is the most likely underlying pathogenesis. Corticosteroids have been used to prevent or treat bronchopulmonary dysplasia because of their potent anti-inflammatory effects. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relative benefits and adverse effects of systemic postnatal corticosteroids commenced within the first seven days of life for preterm infants at risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
October 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060567/gastrointestinal-bleeding-detection-in-wireless-capsule-endoscopy-images-using-handcrafted-and-cnn-features
#19
Xiao Jia, Max Q-H Meng
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding detection plays an essential role in wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) examination. In this paper, we present a new approach for WCE bleeding detection that combines handcrafted (HC) features and convolutional neural network (CNN) features. Compared with our previous work, a smaller-scale CNN architecture is constructed to lower the computational cost. In experiments, we show that the proposed strategy is highly capable when training data is limited, and yields comparable or better results than the latest methods...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043859/gastrointestinal-bleeding-associated-with-chronic-excessive-use-overdosing-with-topical-ketoprofen-patch-in-elderly-patient
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Sakiko Hirose, Kana Matsuura, Hiroko Kato-Hayashi, Akio Suzuki, Koichi Ohata, Ryo Kobayashi, Takashi Ibuka, Hiroshi Araki, Masahito Shimizu, Yoshinori Itoh
PURPOSE: Topical ketoprofen patch has been developed to reduce the risk of systemic adverse effects such as gastrointestinal injury and renal toxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reported here a case of lower intestinal bleeding associated with chronic excessive use of topical ketoprofen patch in an elderly patient. RESULTS: A 74-year-old female visited to the outpatient clinic of the Gifu University Hospital and admitted thereafter. She had fecal occult blood and anemia...
October 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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