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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035425/inhaled-versus-systemic-corticosteroids-for-the-treatment-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-ventilated-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants
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Sachin S Shah, Arne Ohlsson, Henry L Halliday, Vibhuti S Shah
BACKGROUND: This is an update of a review published in 2012. A related review "Inhaled versus systemic corticosteroids for preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia in ventilated very low birth weight preterm neonates" has been updated as well. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a serious and common problem among very low birth weight infants, despite the use of antenatal steroids and postnatal surfactant therapy to decrease the incidence and severity of respiratory distress syndrome. Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, corticosteroids have been widely used to treat or prevent BPD...
October 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034344/hemocoagulase-might-not-control-but-worsen-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-an-elderly-patient-with-type-ii-respiratory-failure
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Xingshun Qi, Jigang Wang, Xiaonan Yu, Valerio De Stefano, Hongyu Li, Chunyan Wu, Qingwei Zeng, Yongguo Zhang, Linan Ren, Hao Lin, Jiao Deng, Xiaozhong Guo
Hemocoagulase has been successfully used for the management of bleeding in patients undergoing surgery. Local spray of hemocoagulase during endoscopic therapy may be effective for the management of gastrointestinal bleeding. In China, intravenous infusion of hemocoagulase is given by some physicians for the treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding. However, the potential adverse events secondary to hemocoagulase, such as hypofibrinogenemia, are poorly recognized. In this paper, we reported an elderly patient with type II respiratory failure in whom hemocoagulase might induce hypofibrinogenemia and further worsen gastrointestinal bleeding...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033777/unusual-clinical-presentation-of-hemobilia-with-recurrent-vasovagal-episodes
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Abhinav Tiwari, Tariq Hammad, Himani Sharma, Khola Qamar, Mohammad Saud Khan, Zubair Khan, Ali Nawras, Thomas Sodeman
Hemobilia is caused by the abnormal connection between a blood vessel and the bile duct, which is usually iatrogenic and caused by hepatobiliary procedures. The classic triad of hemobilia includes biliary colic, obstructive jaundice, and gastrointestinal bleeding. We present the case of an 80-year-old man who had laparoscopic cholecystectomy complicated by hemobilia. He had an unusual presentation of hemobilia in the form of transient vasovagal episodes in addition to abdominal pain and hematochezia.
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031502/low-rates-of-gastrointestinal-and-non-gastrointestinal-complications-for-screening-or-surveillance-colonoscopies-in-a-population-based-study
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Wang Louise, Mannalithara Ajitha, Singh Gurkirpal, Ladabaum Uri
BACKGROUND: The full spectrum of serious non-gastrointestinal (non-GI) post-colonoscopy complications has not been well characterized. We analyzed rates of and factors associated with adverse post-colonoscopy GI and non-GI events (cardiovascular, pulmonary, or infectious) attributable to screening or surveillance colonoscopy (S-colo) and non-screening or non-surveillance colonoscopy (NS-colo). METHODS: We performed a population-based study of colonoscopy complications using databases from California hospital-owned and nonhospital-owned ambulatory facilities, emergency departments, and hospitals from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2011...
October 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031177/giant-gastric-lipoma-presenting-as-gi-bleed-enucleation-or-resection
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Salah Termos, Ossama Reslan, Omar Alqabandi, Abdullah AlDuwaisan, Saud Al-Subaie, Khalifa Alyatama, Mohammad Alali, Ahmad AlSaleh
INTRODUCTION: Gastric lipomas are unusual benign lesions and account for less than 1% of all tumours of the stomach and 5% of all gastrointestinal lipomas (Thompson et al.2003; Fernandez et al. 1983 [1,2]). Although predominantly asymptomatic and indolent; they may present with gastric outlet obstruction and upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding owing to size and ulceration. Only a few cases have been reported, presenting large in size with massive GI bleeding (Alcalde Escribano et al...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030869/evaluation-of-the-predictive-performance-of-bleeding-risk-scores-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-on-oral-anticoagulants
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S A Beshir, Z Aziz, L B Yap, K H Chee, Y L Lo
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Bleeding risk scores (BRSs) aid in the assessment of oral anticoagulant-related bleeding risk in patients with atrial fibrillation. Ideally, the applicability of a BRS needs to be assessed, prior to its routine use in a population other than the original derivation cohort. Therefore, we evaluated the performance of 6 established BRSs to predict major or clinically relevant bleeding (CRB) events associated with the use of oral anticoagulant (OAC) among Malaysian patients...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026736/giant-duplication-cyst-presenting-as-a-discharging-umbilicus
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Ravi Kumar Garg, Monika Bawa, Katragadda Lakshmi Narasimha Rao
Alimentary tract duplication cysts are rare congenital anomalies, most commonly located in the ileum, but may present anywhere from mouth to anus.Clinically, they may be asymptomatic, incidentally diagnosed or may present with obstruction, volvulus, intussusception or gastrointestinal bleed. Here we report a case of a one year old male child presenting in gasping state and shock. Despite the initial strong suspicion of Meckel's diverticulum and tubercular abdomen, the final diagnosis remained elusive till exploratory laparotomy was performed which revealed a duplication cyst of ileum with perforation into the umbilicus...
September 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024839/hepatic-artery-aneurysm-causing-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-case-report-and-literature-review
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Saulius Palubinskas, Simon Ladefoged Rasmussen
INTRODUCTION: True hepatic artery aneurysms (HAAs) are rare, and when complicated by gastrointestinal haemorrhage, it becomes an even rarer disease entity. The mortality is high and imaging may fail to provide the diagnosis. We present a case of a true hepatic artery aneurysm complicated by a fistula to the duodenum which was first recognised during surgery. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 77-year-old man presented with upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Upper endoscopy revealed an ulceration in the duodenal bulb, which was refractory to endoscopic treatment...
October 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024218/using-probability-of-drug-use-as-independent-variable-in-a-register-based-pharmacoepidemiological-cause-effect-study-an-application-of-the-reverse-waiting-time-distribution
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Jesper Hallas, Anton Pottegård, Henrik Støvring
BACKGROUND: In register-based pharmacoepidemiological studies, each day of follow-up is usually categorized either as exposed or unexposed. However, there is an underlying continuous probability of exposure, and by insisting on a dichotomy, researchers unwillingly force a nondifferential misclassification into their analyses. We have recently developed a model whereby probability of exposure can be modeled, and we tested this on an empirical case of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB)...
October 12, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023527/dose-escalated-radiotherapy-for-unresectable-or-locally-recurrent-pancreatic-cancer-dose-volume-analysis-toxicity-and-outcome-of-28-consecutive-patients
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Sebastian Zschaeck, Bibiana Blümke, Peter Wust, David Kaul, Marcus Bahra, Hanno Riess, Fritz Klein, Marianne Sinn, Uwe Pelzer, Volker Budach, Pirus Ghadjar
PURPOSE: The role of radiotherapy for unresectable pancreatic cancer is controversial. A benefit of additional radiotherapy is supported by some observations. A dose-effect relationship was recently found by dose escalation employing image guided and intensity modulated radiotherapy. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 28 consecutive patients, all with history of extensive prior therapies for unresectable locally advanced/ recurrent pancreatic cancer (LAPC/LRPC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021249/prescribing-ppis
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Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are widely prescribed and many people remain on them for years. In some, there may be good justification for long-term use; for example, in those with oesophageal stricture, Barrett's oesophagus or a history of a bleeding gastrointestinal ulcer, or to provide gastroprotection in those at high risk of gastrointestinal complications from taking NSAIDs. However, PPIs are often not used in line with clinical guidelines.(1,2) In addition, there are concerns that many people take them for long periods to manage less serious conditions (e...
October 2017: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019251/complete-tubular-colonic-duplication-in-an-adult-a-rare-incidental-finding-and-the-risk-of-colonoscopic-perforation
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Irene López Rojo, Marta González Bocanegra, Patricia Tejedor, Carlos Pastor
Gastrointestinal duplications are unusual congenital malformations, nearly always diagnosed in childhood. Roughly 80% are cysts-like lesions and only a small percentage (4-18%) involves the colonic wall. Almost all are asymptomatic and therefore diagnosed as an incidental finding on imaging tests or when become complicated and present with perforation or bleeding. The need for an elective surgical treatment is controversial and should be indicated on an individual basis. This report is a case of an adult with a complete tubular colonic duplication found incidentally by colonoscopy that required surgical treatment due to perforation...
October 11, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018646/hernia-of-morgagni-in-the-elderly-a-case-report
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Tushar Patial, Sunil Negi, Vikrant Thakur
Congenital diaphragmatic hernias are infrequently encountered in adult patients. A rare type of this hernia is the Morgagni's hernia. Although they remain asymptomatic in a majority of patients, we present the case of an elderly patient who presented to us with abdominal pain and upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
August 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018536/efficacy-and-safety-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-compared-with-warfarin-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Leif Friberg, Jonas Oldgren
AIMS: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) were in pivotal randomised controlled trials at least non-inferior to warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, but time in therapeutic range (TTR) for warfarin was lower (mean 55%-65%) than in Swedish general care where TTR is >70%. We compared efficacy and safety of NOACs and warfarin treatment for stroke prevention in Sweden. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of all non-selected oral anticoagulation naïve atrial fibrillation patients with first prescription for NOACs or warfarin between December 2011 and December 2014, excluding patients with mitral stenosis or mechanical valvular prosthesis...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017601/mass-like-dieulafoy-s-lesion-associated-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-at-the-antrum-of-stomach-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hsi-Lan Huang, Chi Yan Leung, Chien-Jui Cheng
BACKGROUND: Dieulafoy's lesion, also known as a caliber-persistent artery, is a shallow, small, and rare lesion that occurs along the lesser curvature of proximal stomach. It is rare for a Dieulafoy's lesion to present as a mass-like lesion that coexists with gastric cancer. To our best knowledge, we report the first case and histopathological pictures of a mass-like Dieulafoy's lesion coexisting with advanced gastric cancer in the antrum of the stomach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old female presented with a 6-month history of intermittent epigastric dull pain and dyspepsia...
October 10, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994870/predictive-scores-of-early-mortality-from-variceal-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Leila Mouelhi, Hend Ayadi, Yosra Zaimi, Oussama Daboussi, Mohamed Salem, Radhouane Debbech, Fatma Houissa, Taoufik Najjar
INTRODUCTION: The variceal bleeding, main complication of portal hypertension during cirrhosis, is associated with high early mortality riskestimated between 15 and 20%. This highlights the necessity of predictive models that allow identifying high-risk patients raising the issue of amore aggressive therapeutic care. OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of four scores for the prediction of cirrhotic patients' high early mortality risk due to digestive hemorrhageand to compare them to the Child-Pugh reference score...
November 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994867/mid-terme-results-of-cardiac-surgery-of-valve-replacement-by-mechanical-prosthesis-about-861-patients
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Djafer Boulanouar
BACKGROUND: Patients with mechanical valvular prostheses are becoming more numerous in our country. Their medical care poses a number of problems in a particular socio-economic context of our geographical regions. AIM: The purpose of this study was to identify the complications of this heart valve replacement surgery by mechanical prostheses and try to compare our results with those of literature. METHODS: From January 1998 to June 2003, 861 patients were operated for acquired valvular heart disease (413 men and 448 women), average age 39±11 years...
November 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994309/overview-of-small-bowel-angioectasias-clinical-presentation-and-treatment-options
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Stefania Chetcuti Zammit, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, David S Sanders, Mark E McAlindon, Emanuele Rondonotti, Diana E Yung, Reena Sidhu
Elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities are at an increased risk of developing small bowel angioectasias. Treating these lesions can be both challenging and costly with patients requiring extensive investigations and recurrent admissions for iron infusions and blood transfusions as well as invasive procedures. This review presents treatment options and describes in detail drugs that should be considered whilst taking into account their effectiveness and their safety profile. Areas covered: A PubMed search was carried out using the following keywords: small bowel angiodysplasias, small bowel angioectasias, small bowel bleeding and obscure gastrointestinal bleeding to assess existing evidence...
October 10, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994120/complications-after-endoscopic-laryngopharyngeal-surgery
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Yo Kishimoto, Tohru Sogami, Ryuji Uozumi, Makiko Funakoshi, Shin-Ichi Miyamoto, Morimasa Kitamura, Chiaki Suzuki, Manabu Muto, Ichiro Tateya, Koichi Omori
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Endoscopic laryngopharyngeal surgery (ELPS), a hybrid of head and neck surgery and gastrointestinal endoscopic treatment, has been attracting attention as a new therapeutic modality for superficial laryngopharyngeal cancers. Although this technique is less invasive than traditional open procedures, some complications including postoperative bleeding, subcutaneous emphysema, or aspiration pneumonia can occur after treatment. The purpose of this study was to investigate the complications associated with ELPS to better understand the indications for this procedure...
October 10, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992813/erratum-to-costs-of-major-intracranial-gastrointestinal-and-other-bleeding-events-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Marie Jakobsen, Christophe Kolodziejczyk, Eskild Klausen Fredslund, Peter Bo Poulsen, Lars Dybro, Søren Paaske Johnsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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