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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232630/opioid-drugs-and-stercoral-perforation-of-the-colon-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Renée Poitras, Daun'Lee Warren, Sylvanus Oyogoa
INTRODUCTION: Stercoral perforation of the colon is a rare pathology, which is believed to be caused by an increased intraluminal pressure created by a fecaloma. Opioid induced constipation is a rare and often unsuspected cause of colonic perforation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 58-year-old woman, who presented to the emergency department (ED) with severe hypotension, abdominal pain and gastrointestinal bleeding. She was found to have a diffusely tender and distended abdomen...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232212/cost-of-major-complications-after-liver-resection-in-the-united-states-are-high-volume-centers-cost-effective
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Jay J Idrees, Fabian M Johnston, Joseph K Canner, Mary Dillhoff, Carl Schmidt, Elliott R Haut, Timothy M Pawlik
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to estimate the cost of major complications after liver resection and determine whether high-volume (HV) centers are cost-effective. METHODS: From 2002 to 2011, 96,107 cases of liver resection performed in the United States were identified using Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Hospitals were categorized as HV (150+ cases/yr), medium-volume (51-149 cases/yr), and low-volume (LV) (1-50 cases/yr) centers. Multivariable regression analysis identified predictors of cost...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231993/etiology-and-long-term-rebleeding-of-endoscopic-ulcerative-lesions-in-the-small-bowel-in-patients-with-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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Tomonori Aoki, Atsuo Yamada, Yoshihiro Hirata, Hirohumi Suzuki, Ayako Nakada, Ryota Niikura, Motoko Seto, Makoto Okamoto, Kazuhiko Koike
BACKGROUND: Among patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB), endoscopic ulcerative lesions in the small bowel have diverse etiologies and often cause rebleeding. Certain characteristics of patients or ulcerations may be reasonable indications for diagnostic balloon-assisted endoscopy (BAE) to assess etiology and may be risks of rebleeding; however, these characteristics are unclear. We aimed to elucidate appropriate indications for diagnostic BAE and predictors of long-term rebleeding in patients with small-bowel ulcerative lesions...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231253/internal-venous-anomalies-in-patients-with-a-genital-venous-malformation
#4
Caitlin M Peterman, Patricia S Todd, Anna P Lillis, Steven J Fishman, Marilyn G Liang
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous venous malformation (VM) can be associated with internal vascular anomalies. Our objective was to investigate the frequency of internal vascular anomalies in patients with an isolated genital venous malformation to assess the utility of screening for internal findings. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our Vascular Anomalies Center database for patients with a focal genital venous malformation presenting between 1999 and 2016. Abdominal and pelvic imaging reports were reviewed for internal vascular anomalies...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230299/predictors-of-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-diabetic-ketoacidosis-a-retrospective-observational-study-in-minority-population
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Kanthi Rekha Badipatla, Preeti Jadhav, Sushma Vaddigiri, Bharat Bajantri, Amandeep Singh, Chaitanya Chandrala, Vijay S Are, Suresh Kumar Nayudu
Background: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a common acute complication of diabetes mellitus requiring aggressive medical management. We attempted to study the incidence and various clinical and laboratory variables associated with acute gastrointestinal bleeding (AGIB) and acute upper AGIB (AUGIB) in patients with DKA. Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all the patients admitted to our hospital with DKA between January 2010 and December 2015. We collected demographic, clinical, laboratory, endoscopy and hospitalization details using an electronic medical-record database...
November 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228736/bleeding-risk-with-dabigatran-rivaroxaban-warfarin-and-antiplatelet-agent-in-asians-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Yi-Hsin Chan, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Hui-Tzu Tu, Chi-Tai Kuo, Shang-Hung Chang, Lung-Sheng Wu, Hsin-Fu Lee, Lai-Chu See
It is not understood if dabigatran or rivaroxaban are superior to antiplatelet agents (AA) for safety outcomes in Asians with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). In this study we evaluated the bleeding risk of dabigatran, rivaroxaban, warfarin and AA in Asians with NVAF. This national retrospective cohort study analyzed 6,600, 3,167, 5,338 and 8,238 consecutive NVAF patients taking dabigatran, rivaroxaban, warfarin or AAs (including aspirin, clopidogrel or ticlopidine), respectively, from June 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228500/cyclical-haematochezia-an-uncommon-cause-of-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Frederick Hong Xiang Koh, Yoke-Fai Fong, Ju-Ee Seet, Ker-Kan Tan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227290/postoperative-thrombocytopenia-why-you-should-consider-antiplatelet-therapy
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Andres O Raso Vasquez, Miklos D Kertai, Manuel L Fontes
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review addresses the role of platelets in perioperative ischemic complications involving the brain, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract, and long-term survival in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Importantly, findings of several recent clinical studies will be discussed with emphasis on platelet activation and leukocyte inflammatory responses as important mediators of vascular microthrombosis and ischemic injury. RECENT FINDINGS: Our recent findings suggest that in some patients, the hemostatic balance during and after surgery may shift toward a hypercoagulable state and contribute to acute organ failure...
December 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224658/management-of-acute-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Ethan J Speir, R Mitchell Ermentrout, Jonathan G Martin
Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB), defined as hemorrhage into the gastrointestinal tract distal to the ligament of Treitz, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among adults. Overall, mortality rates are estimated between 2.4% and 3.9%. The most common etiology for LGIB is diverticulosis, implicated in approximately 30% of cases, with other causes including hemorrhoids, ischemic colitis, and postpolypectomy bleeding. Transcatheter visceral angiography has begun to play an increasingly important role in both the diagnosis and treatment of LGIB...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224657/cta-as-an-adjuvant-tool-for-acute-intra-abdominal-or-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Mitchell Storace, Jonathan G Martin, Jay Shah, Zachary Bercu
Hematemesis and acute postsurgical upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage are common emergent on-call consultations for the interventional radiologist. Upper GI bleleding (UGIB) is a relatively frequent problem. The incidence and mortality vary among patient populations, but studies have shown an overall incidence ranging from 36-172 cases per 100,000 adults per year, with a mortality rate of 5%-14%. The incidence is significantly higher in men. Peptic ulcer disease is the predominant etiology, responsible for 28%-59% of UGIB...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224237/major-haemorrhage-fatalities-in-the-australian-national-coronial-database
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Jacob S Gipson, Erica M Wood, Merrole F Cole-Sinclair, Zoe McQuilten, Neil Waters, Noel W Woodford
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to describe the epidemiology of major bleeding fatalities. METHODS: A case series analysis of Australia's National Coronial Information System was conducted. Keywords were used to search for closed cases of major haemorrhage in the state of Victoria for the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011. Coroners' findings, autopsy reports and police reports of cases were reviewed. Demographic data were extracted, and cases were assigned to a clinical bleeding context...
December 10, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223010/pelvic-abscess-complicating-sigmoid-colon-perforation-by-migrating-intrauterine-device-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Omar Toumi, Houssem Ammar, Abdessalem Ghdira, Amine Chhaidar, Wided Trimech, Rahul Gupta, Randa Salem, Jamel Saad, Ibtissem Korbi, Mohamed Nasr, Faouzi Noomen, Mondher Golli, Khadija Zouari
INTRODUCTION: Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are commonly used as a contraceptive method. However, they may cause rare but potentially serious complications such as migration through the uterine wall and gastrointestinal perforation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a 26-year woman, carrying an IUD for 2 years, who presented to the emergency with pelvic pain with breakthrough bleeding. Abdominal imaging revealed the presence of two devices the first of which was located in the uterine cavity and the other in the wall of the sigmoid colon associated with a 5-centimeter pelvic collection...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221664/mechanisms-of-damage-to-the-gastrointestinal-tract-from-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
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Ingvar Bjarnason, Carmelo Scarpignato, Erik Holmgren, Michael Olszewski, Kim D Rainsford, Angel Lanas
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can damage the gastrointestinal tract, causing widespread morbidity and mortality. Although mechanisms of damage involve the activities of prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 1 (PTGS1 or COX1) and PTGS1 (COX2), other factors are involved. We review mechanisms of gastrointestinal damage induction by NSAIDs, via COX-mediated and COX-independent processes. NSAIDs interact with phospholipids and uncouple mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, which initiates biochemical changes that impair function of the gastrointestinal barrier...
December 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219209/warfarin-use-and-the-risk-of-stroke-bleeding-and-mortality-in-older-adults-on-dialysis-with-incident-atrial-fibrillation
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Jingwen Tan, Sunjae Bae, Jodi B Segal, Junya Zhu, G Caleb Alexander, Dorry L Segev, Mara McAdams-DeMarco
AIM: There is conflicting evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of warfarin for atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment among older end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, and differences among subgroups are unclear. METHODS: Older dialysis patients who were newly diagnosed with AF (7/2007-12/2011) were identified in the United States Renal Data System. The adjusted hazard ratios (HR) of the outcomes (any stroke, ischemic stroke, major bleeding, severe gastrointestinal bleeding, and death) by time-varying warfarin use were estimated using Cox regression accounting for the inverse probability of treatment weight...
December 8, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217895/efficacy-of-thalidomide-for-recurrent-gastrointestinal-bleeding-due-to-angiodysplasias-in-a-hemodialysis-patient
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M Tamzaourte, Y Zajjari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217008/endovascular-versus-surgical%C3%A2-revascularization-for-chronic%C3%A2-mesenteric%C3%A2-ischemia-insights-from-the-national-inpatient-sample-database
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Fabio V Lima, Dhaval Kolte, Kevin F Kennedy, David W Louis, J Dawn Abbott, Peter A Soukas, Omar N Hyder, Shafiq T Mamdani, Herbert D Aronow
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare in-hospital major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) following endovascular therapy with open surgery for chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI). BACKGROUND: There are limited contemporary data on in-hospital cardiovascular outcomes among patients with CMI undergoing revascularization via endovascular therapy versus open surgery in the United States. METHODS: Patients with CMI undergoing endovascular or surgical (mesenteric bypass or endarterectomy) revascularization between 2007 and 2014 were identified from the National Inpatient Sample...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216681/an-unfortunate-soul-a-rare-presentation-of-an-uncommon-pathology-for-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#17
Frederick H X Koh, Guowei Kim, Jimmy B Y So, Fredrik Petersson, Asim Shabbir
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215411/a-novel-technique-to-measure-the-intensity-of-abnormality-on-gi-bleeding-scans-development-initial-implementation-and-correlation-with-conventional-angiography
#18
Rami Farhat, Derek T Kim, T Dustin French, Dov Bechhofer, Anca-Oana Kranz, Jason C Hoffmann
PURPOSE: Develop a technique to quantify intensity of lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) on Tc-labeled red blood cell (RBC) scintigraphy, correlate with angiography, and determine the tool's predictive value. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An IRB-approved, single institution database query of GI bleeding scans performed between January 2013 and December 2015. Reports from all studies and imaging from all positive studies were reviewed. A technique was developed for scan analysis, allowing for calculation of percent increase of activity in the region of interest (ROI, area of bleeding) and ROI in the aorta and liver (controls)...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212103/recurrent-diffuse-gastric-bleeding-as-a-leading-symptom-of%C3%A2-gastrointestinal-al-amyloidosis
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Caspar Franck, Marino Venerito, Jochen Weigt, Albert Roessner, Peter Malfertheiner
Amyloidosis is a rare disease (incidence about 0.8/100 000) characterized by extracellular tissue deposition of fibrils composed of low molecular weight subunits of a variety of serum proteins. Clinical manifestations are largely determined by the type of precursor protein, the tissue distribution and the amount of amyloid deposition. Gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations of amyloidosis are even more uncommon (3 % of all amyloidosis patients). Symptoms of GI amyloidosis are nonspecific, heterogeneous, and include weight loss, GI bleeding, heartburn, early satiety, diarrhea and abdominal pain...
December 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210772/bleeding-complication-rates-are-higher-in-females-after-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
#20
Zubin Yavar, Jennifer A Cowger, Sina L Moainie, Christopher T Salerno, Ashwin K Ravichandran
The aims of this analysis were to characterize the burden and timing of bleeding events in females versus males on left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support. A single-center retrospective review of 375 patients receiving continuous-flow LVADs was performed. Bleeding events included gastrointestinal, naso-oropharyngeal, gynecologic (GYN), intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), and mediastinal bleeding. Cox hazard ratios (HRs) [95% CI] and incident event rates for females versus males were calculated. Eighty-four females (22%) and 291 males (78%) received an LVAD...
November 27, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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