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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810100/ascending-colon-schwannoma-an-unusual-cause-of-acute-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#1
Hassan Turaihi, Jed H Assam, Matthew Sorrell
This is a case report of a 61-year-old female who presented with acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding resulting from a schwannoma involving the ascending colon. The patient was successfully treated with laparoscopic hemicolectomy. Schwannoma involving the large bowel is a rare entity; only around 90 cases of colonic schwannomas are reported in world literature. Although the vast majority of these tumors demonstrate a slow growing and benign profile, recurrence and malignant transformation can occur. Given the exceptional rarity of this pathological process, much of what is currently understood about this disease comes from case studies...
January 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798941/lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-secondary-to-intestinal-histoplasmosis-in-a-renal-transplant-patient
#2
Taseen A Syed, George Salem, Donald J Kastens
Histoplasmosis is the most common endemic mycosis in the United States. Symptomatic gastrointestinal histoplasmosis is a rare entity. We report a case of isolated intestinal histoplasmosis that manifested as severe lower gastrointestinal bleeding in a renal transplant patient. The patient developed hematochezia, and colonoscopy showed diffuse, extensive areas of cratered, ulcerated mucosa in the entire colon. Biopsy showed prominent mucosal and submucosal infiltrate of plump histiocytes containing intracytoplasmic yeast forms morphologically compatible with florid histoplasmosis...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796070/clinical-characteristics-of-meckel-diverticulum-in-children-a-retrospective-review-of-a-15-year-single-center-experience
#3
Xiao-Kun Lin, Xiao-Zhong Huang, Xiao-Zhou Bao, Na Zheng, Qiong-Zhang Xia, Cong-de Chen
Meckel diverticulum is the most prevalent congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract in children. The aim of this study was to review and analyze clinical data on the diagnosis and management of Meckel diverticulum in pediatric patients. The records of 102 pediatric patients (<14 years old) who underwent surgery for Meckel diverticulum at our institute between 2001 and 2015 were reviewed. Clinical, imaging, laboratory, surgical, and pathological data were recorded. The series comprised 65 males and 37 females with a median age of 5...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781870/an-unusual-cause-of-acute-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-lung-adenocarcinoma-metastasis-to-the-descending-colon
#4
Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Paraskevas Gkolfakis, Georgios Tziatzios, Konstantinos Grammatikos, Ioannis G Panayiotides, Zoi Tsakiraki, Irina Zinovieva, George D Dimitriadis, Konstantinos Triantafyllou
Lung adenocarcinoma with symptomatic GI metastasis occurs seldom in everyday clinical practice. However, as diagnostic modalities, therapeutic interventions, and supportive care for cancer evolve, it is likely that the clinician might encounter a number of similar cases in the future, and therefore, he should be aware of this rare entity.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780608/sx-ella-stent-danis-effectively-controls-refractory-variceal-bleed-in-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#5
Rakhi Maiwall, Kapil Dev Jamwal, Ankit Bhardwaj, Ajeet Singh Bhadoria, Jaswinder Singh Maras, Guresh Kumar, Ankur Jindal, Ashok Choudhury, Lovkesh Anand, Amrish Sahney, Awinash Kumar, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Barjesh Chander Sharma, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Almost 10% of bleeding episodes are refractory to combination of vasoactive agent and endotherapy, and are associated with a mortality up to 50%. Severity of liver disease and high portal pressure are mainly responsible for it. TIPS cannot be used in these patients due to high MELD score. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of self-expandable DE stents for control of refractory variceal bleeds in patients with ACLF. METHODS: Acute-on-chronic liver failure patients (n = 88, mean age 47...
August 5, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777392/long-term-follow-up-of-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-complications-and-predisposing-risk-factors
#6
Tolulope A Adesiyun, Rhondalyn C McLean, Ryan J Tedford, Glenn J R Whitman, Chris M Sciortino, John V Conte, Ashish S Shah, Stuart D Russell
PURPOSE: To assess LVAD complications and their overall effect on mortality and determine factors associated with development of early and long-term complications. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent continuous flow LVAD placement between January 1, 2000 and November 30, 2013 was performed. The incidence of complications (sepsis or bacteremia, driveline infections, gastrointestinal bleeding, pump thrombosis, cerebrovascular accidents and anemia requiring transfusion) was collected and logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards analyses were performed...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765243/corticosteroid-or-nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-acute-gout-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#7
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
#8
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/28764591/segmental-colectomy-for-bleeding-diverticular-disease-guided-by-the-peep-test
#9
Vijay Naraynsingh, Shamir O Cawich, Dale Hassranah, Feisal Daniel, Ravi Maharaj, Patrick Harnarayan
Many patients with massive lower gastrointestinal (GI) haemorrhage from diverticulosis are subjected to total colectomy when preoperative localisation is unavailable. We dissected colectomy specimens and noted that there was limited retrograde reflux in most of these cases. Therefore, we sought to assess the value of a positive endoluminal erythrocyte presence (PEEP) test (presence of fresh blood in the caecum) to direct segmental colectomies in 14 patients who required emergency operations for massive lower GI haemorrhage...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753222/acute-hemorrhagic-rectal-ulcer-ahru-syndrome-comparison-with-non-ahru-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#10
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/28746317/acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-nepal
#11
M S Paudel, S Kc, A K Mandal, N S Poudyal, R Shrestha, B N Paudel, S Chaudhary
INTRODUCTION: AUGIB is characterized by hematemesis or melena or both. Peptic ulcers and variceal bleed account for majority of cases. Use of proton pump inhibitors in current era is associated with a gradual reduction in burden of peptic ulcer disease. We conducted this study to look into the cause of AUGIB in our community. METHODS: We studied 100 patients in one year period who presented to us with hematemesis or melena. The study was conducted in department of Gastroenterology, Bir hospital, Kathmandu...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737229/advances-in-transfusion-medicine-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#12
REVIEW
K Oakland, V Jairath, M F Murphy
Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common medical and surgical emergency and is the second most common indication for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in the UK. Most transfusion guidelines recommend the use of restrictive blood transfusion in stable gastrointestinal bleeding. This review explores the evidence supporting this practice, including whether it is safe in lower as well as upper gastrointestinal bleeding, and the risks of restrictive transfusion in patients with cardiovascular disease. There is a lack of evidence supporting the use of platelet and fresh frozen plasma transfusion in gastrointestinal bleeding...
July 24, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734676/analyses-of-clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-of-dengue-adults-at-their-hospital-presentations-based-on-the-world-health-organization-clinical-phase-framework-emphasizing-risk-of-severe-dengue-in-the-elderly
#13
Hong-Jie Kuo, Ing-Kit Lee, Jien-Wei Liu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Dengue clinically dynamically changes over time; the World Health Organization (WHO) dengue classification framework proposed 3 dengue clinical phases-febrile (days 1-3), critical (days 4-6) and recovery (days ≥7) phases. This study aimed to better understand clinical and laboratory characteristics in adults (≥18 years) suffering dengue in different clinical phases at their hospital presentations. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of adults suffering dengue between 2008 and 2014...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732002/-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-in-young-pregnant-woman-case-report
#14
Walker Del Cid Jove Oblitas, Miguel Joseph Abril Barreda
Female patient, 28 years old, with a gestation of 14 weeks, natural and from Ilo-Moquegua. Came with a time of disease 4 days with hematemesis, melena, epigastric pain and syncope. Background of colonic resection for peritonitis due to trauma 20 years ago; upper gastrointestinal bleeding three years ago; paternal grandparents died of gastric cancer; chronic gastritis diagnosed from 19 year old. In laboratory studies hemoglobin of 9.2. In the upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was found absence of active upper gastrointestinal bleeding, a large tumor in proximal body toward greater curvature and posterior wall, 8 cm in diameter approximately, lobed appearance, with most of the mucosal surface unscathed is evidence, areas of ulceration of 2-3 mm covered with fibrin (biopsies taken), hard consistency, tent sign (positive) and cushionsign (negative)...
April 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728745/early-readmissions-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
#15
Chun Shing Kwok, Chun Wai Wong, Hannah Shufflebotham, Luke Brindley, Tamseel Fatima, Adrian Shufflebotham, Diane Barker, Ashish Pawala, Grant Heatlie, Mamas A Mamas
This study aims to evaluate the rate, predictors, and causes of 30-day readmissions in a single tertiary hospital in the United Kingdom. We conducted a retrospective study of all patients admitted between 2012 and 2014 with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, who were in the Myocardial Infarction National Audit Project register. Data on patient demographics, comorbidities, care received, and in-hospital mortality were collected. Rates of 30-day readmission and causes of readmission were evaluated. Univariate and multiple logistic regressions were used to identify predictors of all-cause, cardiac, and noncardiac readmission...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720053/paracetamol-versus-ibuprofen-for-the-treatment-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-neonates-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#16
Xintao Huang, Fang Wang, Kai Wang
BACKGROUND: Paracetamol has been suggested as an effective treatment for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). However, the comparative efficacy and safety between paracetamol and ibuprofen were not determined. METHODS: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was performed. Relevant studies were identified via database searching. A fixed or random effect model was applied depending on the extent of heterogeneity. RESULTS: Five RCTs with 677 neonates were included...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719315/analysis-of-clinical-and-laboratory-alterations-related-to-dengue-case-severity-comparison-between-serotypes-2-and-4-in-brazil
#17
Nieli Rodrigues da Costa Faria, Victor Edgar Fiestas Solorzano, Luiz José de Souza, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira, Fernanda de Bruycker-Nogueira, Thaís Chouin-Carneiro, Jaqueline Bastos Santos Simões, Monique da Rocha Queiroz Lima, Luzia Maria de Oliveira Pinto, Claire Fernandes Kubelka, Manoela Heringer, Elzinandes Leal de Azeredo, Flavia Barreto Dos Santos
The increase in severe dengue (SD) cases has caused great impact on public health and has concerned authorities of countries where the disease is endemic and epidemics reach high proportions. The recognition of progression signs of this severe disease during the initial febrile phase can be difficult, since the symptoms are often indistinguishable from other febrile diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical manifestations and laboratory findings in patients from two dengue outbreaks and their association with the disease...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705401/-are-general-practitioners-in-paris-and-surrounding-areas-reticent-about-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#18
C Caucanas, D Sfeir, C Blas-Châtelain, P Priollet
OBJECTIVE: Determine how familiar general practitioners (GPs) working in Paris and surrounding areas are with prescriptions for direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). MATERIAL AND METHOD: A questionnaire sent to 189 GP working in Paris and surrounding areas yielded 100 responses. Data collected included a brief summary of sociodemographic items, comparative knowledge about DOACs and vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), and responses to two clinical situations for DOAC prescriptions (renewal of a first prescription)...
May 2017: J Med Vasc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704212/endoscopic-mucosal-resection-and-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-technique-and-new-directions
#19
Toshihiro Nishizawa, Naohisa Yahagi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Most of small tumours in gastrointestinal tract are easily removed by endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). However, EMR are sometimes not reliable to ensure the complete resection for large tumours. Although endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) was developed, it had a higher risk for complications such as perforation and bleeding. The techniques and clinical outcomes of EMR and ESD are reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: ESD is more effective for early gastric and oesophageal cancer with higher en-bloc resection rate and lower local recurrence in comparison to EMR...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703181/association-between-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
#20
Rui Wang, Lei-Lei Chen, De-Zhao Wang, Bu-Xing Chen
To investigate the relationship between Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection and the long-term outcome in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation and so as to explore the significance of Hp eradication therapy in preventing major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). 539 ACS patients with DES implantation from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012 were analyzed. All the patients were divided into two groups according to the result of (13)C urea breath test...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
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