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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249809/opportunities-for-improvement-in-the-contemporary-management-of-acute-variceal-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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Elliot B Tapper, Lauren Beste, Michael Curry, Alan Bonder, Akbar Waljee, Sameer Saini
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gastroenterologists should strive to improve the outcomes associated with acute variceal hemorrhage (AVH) by optimizing care delivery and clinician preparedness through training. Unfortunately, data regarding contemporary outcomes and management of AVH are limited. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of cohort studies examining outcomes and management of AVH from January 1990 to September 2016. We pooled data on mortality and utilization of medical therapy, endoscopic interventions, balloon tamponade (BT), and salvage procedures (portal decompressive surgery or transjugular portosystemic shunt (TIPS))...
February 26, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242556/intracavitary-ethanol-ablation-for-the-management-of-uterine-hemorrhage-refractory-to-uterine-artery-embolization
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Taylor M Morris, David H Ballard, Horacio B D'Agostino
A 57-year-old postmenopausal woman with end-stage liver disease secondary to alcoholic cirrhosis, esophageal varices, severe alcoholic cardiomyopathy, and metrorrhagia causing persistent anemia despite multiple transfusions presented with heavy vaginal bleeding. The patient underwent two uterine artery embolizations with proximal coils instead of directed particles due to difficult anatomy but the bleeding continued despite these interventions. Since she was a poor surgical candidate for hysterectomy, the decision was made to attempt achievement of hemostasis via ethanol injection into the uterine cavity...
January 30, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237379/readmission-after-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Thomas M Attard, Mikaela Miller, Chaitanya Pant, Mike Thomson
INTRODUCTION: To compare the demographic, clinical, and therapeutic characteristics in a cohort of patients discharged following acute gastrointestinal bleeding, representing to the emergency department (ED) and readmitted within 30 days of discharge with the characteristics of non-readmitted patients. STUDY DESIGN: Hospitalization data was obtained from the Pediatric Hospital Information System including 49 tertiary children's hospitals in the US. Children 1-21 years of age diagnosed with acute gastrointestinal bleeding, admitted between January 2007 and September 2015 were included...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203136/massive-hemorrhage-from-ectopic-duodenal-varices-importance-of-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Tyler House, Patrick Webb, Chad Baarson
Duodenal variceal bleeding is an uncommon complication of portal hypertension that can easily go unrecognized and reach mortality rates as high as 40%. Cirrhosis is the most common cause of duodenal varices. In most cases, duodenal varices occur concomitantly with esophageal varices, further complicating identification with initial endoscopy. Although many modalities have been explored with respect to management and treatment approaches, guidelines have yet to be established owing to the infrequency in which bleeding occurs from ectopic duodenal varices...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201851/the-design-of-clinical-trials-in-portal-hypertension
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Juan G Abraldes, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao
Portal hypertension (PH) is the main consequence of cirrhosis and is responsible for the majority of its complications. Gastroesophageal varices and variceal hemorrhage are direct consequences of PH; therefore, most clinical trials in PH have been directed toward treating or preventing variceal hemorrhage. However, varices and variceal hemorrhage are not isolated events; they must be considered in the context of the presence (or absence) of other complications of cirrhosis/PH. Cirrhosis progresses across different stages, each with a different prognosis and pathophysiology and hence different therapeutic targets...
February 2017: Seminars in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195875/endoscopic-variceal-ligation-combined-with-argon-plasma-coagulation-versus-ligation-alone-for-the-secondary-prophylaxis-of-variceal-bleeding-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiaoyan Li, Tingting Jiang, Jian Gao
Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) is often recommended as an effective method for the treatment of esophageal varices, despite the important tendency of variceal recurrence. Recent studies indicate that combining EVL with argon plasma coagulation (APC) may be a more effective therapy than ligation alone. To investigate these findings, we carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the safety and efficacy of EVL combined with APC versus ligation alone for the secondary prophylaxis of esophageal variceal hemorrhage...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167214/doppler-endoscopic-probe-monitoring-of-blood-flow-improves-risk-stratification-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-severe-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage
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Dennis M Jensen, Thomas Og Kovacs, Gordon V Ohning, Kevin Ghassemi, Gustavo A Machicado, Gareth S Dulai, Alireza Sedarat, Rome Jutabha, Jeffrey Gornbein
BACKGROUND & AIMS: For 4 decades, stigmata of recent hemorrhages in patients with non-variceal lesions have been used for risk stratification and endoscopic hemostasis. The arterial blood flow that underlies the stigmata is rarely monitored, but can be used to determine risk for rebleeding. We performed a randomized controlled trial to determine whether Doppler endoscopic probe monitoring of blood flow improves risk stratification and outcomes in patients with severe non-variceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage...
February 3, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160419/adams-oliver-syndrome-review-of-the-literature-refining-the-diagnostic-phenotype
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Susan Hassed, Shibo Li, John Mulvihill, Christopher Aston, Susan Palmer
The Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS) is defined as aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) with transverse terminal limb defects (TTLD). Frequencies of associated anomalies are not well characterized. Six causative genes have been identified: ARHGAP31, DOCK6, EOGT, RBPJ, NOTCH1, and DLL4. We review 385 previously described individuals (139 non-familial and 246 familial probands and family members) and add clinical data on 13 previously unreported individuals with AOS. In addition to ACC and TTLD, the most commonly associated anomalies included a wide variety of central nervous system (CNS) anomalies and congenital heart defects each seen in 23%...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154409/the-use-of-over-the-scope-clips-in-acute-variceal-hemorrhage
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Rajani Sharma, Amrita Sethi
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February 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123716/percutaneous-transhepatic-obliteration-and-percutaneous-transhepatic-sclerotherapy-for-intractable-hepatic-encephalopathy-and-gastric-varices-improves-the-hepatic-function-reserve
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Toru Ishikawa, Michitaka Imai, Masayoshi Ko, Hiroki Sato, Yujiro Nozawa, Tomoe Sano, Akito Iwanaga, Keiichi Seki, Terasu Honma, Toshiaki Yoshida
Percutaneous transhepatic obliteration (PTO) and percutaneous transhepatic sclerotherapy (PTS) are widely performed as an emergency measure in cases of variceal hemorrhage and intractable hepatic encephalopathy. The PTO/PTS technique is capable of directly blocking the blood supply in cases in which balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO) is not effective, or in cases with complicated collateral flow. Although PTO/PTS is not currently the first choice due to the invasiveness of transhepatic puncture, this procedure can modify the blood flow in an antegrade manner...
January 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104143/sinistral-portal-hypertension-after-live-segmental-pancreas-donation-a-long-term-sequelae-presenting-with-life-threatening-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage
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O K Serrano, R D Cunha, T Mettler, D E R Sutherland, R Kandaswamy
INTRODUCTION: Variceal hemorrhage from sinistral portal hypertension has never been reported as a complication of live pancreas donation. CASE REPORT: We present a 68-year-old patient who underwent a simultaneous live-donor laparoscopic segmental pancreatectomy and nephrectomy for the purposes of donating to her daughter. Her postoperative course was significant for an episode of acute pancreatitis with a pseudocyst formation. More than a decade later, she presented with variceal hemorrhage from sinistral portal hypertension, which after a diagnostic work-up, prompted a laparoscopic splenectomy...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089365/gastric-bleeding-risk-following-spleen-preserving-distal-pancreatectomy-with-excision-of-the-splenic-vessels-a%C3%A2-long-term-follow-up
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D Louis, A Alassiri, S Kirzin, S Blaye-Felice, M Chalret du Rieu, C H Julio, E Bloom, L Ghouti, B Pradère, G Portier, N Carrère
BACKGROUND: Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with resection of the splenic vessels (VR-SPDP) is an effective procedure. However, hemodynamic changes in splenogastric circulation may lead to the development of gastric varices (GV) with a risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. This retrospective study aimed to assess the long-term postoperative clinical follow-up of patients and review the late postoperative abdominal computed tomography (CT) or endoscopic examination. METHODS: From 1988 to 2015, 48 consecutive VR-SPDP for benign or low-grade malignant disease were included...
January 12, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065374/predictive-value-of-ct-for-first-esophageal-variceal-bleeding-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-value-of-para-umbilical-vein-patency
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Paul Calame, Maxime Ronot, Sébastien Bouveresse, Jean-Paul Cervoni, Valérie Vilgrain, Éric Delabrousse
PURPOSE: To evaluate if the presence/size of a para-umbilical vein (PUV) on computed tomography (CT) are associated with a first esophageal variceal hemorrhage (EVH) in patients with cirrhosis and whether imaging features can help identify patients at increased risk of EVH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2010 to June 2012 patients with cirrhosis who underwent CT and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy within six months were included. The presence/size of PUV was noted...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976634/partial-splenic-embolization-has-beneficial-effects-for-the-management-of-gastroesophageal-variceal-hemorrhage
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Ping Wang, Ruibo Liu, Liquan Tong, Yangjing Zhang, Tongyun Yue, Haiquan Qiao, Feng Zhang, Xueying Sun
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Partial splenic embolization (PSE) is used in the management of gastroesophageal variceal hemorrhage (GEVH). However, it is uncertain whether it has beneficial effects for GEVH patients in preventing variceal recurrence and variceal hemorrhage, as well as promoting overall survival (OS), when it is combined with conventional therapies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The databases including PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Google scholar, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched up to 11th of November, 2015...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920982/clinical-implications-of-paracoccus-yeeii-bacteremia-in-a-patient-with-decompensated-cirrhosis
#15
Jordan Sack, David R Peaper, Pramod Mistry, Maricar Malinis
Infections in patients with cirrhosis are common among those who develop variceal hemorrhage. Prophylactic antimicrobial treatment with third generation cephalosporins is recommended in patients with advanced cirrhosis and gastrointestinal hemorrhage. However no infectious source is identified in up to 50% of patients with cirrhosis and clinical sepsis. We report the first case of Paracoccus yeeii bacteremia in a patient with decompensated cirrhosis who presented with variceal hemorrhage. This rare gram negative organism that occurs naturally in the soil has been difficult to isolate until recent technological advances and may not be susceptible to third generation cephalosporins...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920543/intestinal-permeability-in-a-patient-with-liver-cirrhosis
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REVIEW
Jonathan Manuel Aguirre Valadez, Liliana Rivera-Espinosa, Osvely Méndez-Guerrero, Juan Luis Chávez-Pacheco, Ignacio García Juárez, Aldo Torre
Liver cirrhosis is a worldwide public health problem, and patients with this disease are at high risk of developing complications, bacterial translocation from the intestinal lumen to the mesenteric nodes, and systemic circulation, resulting in the development of severe complications related to high mortality rate. The intestinal barrier is a structure with a physical and biochemical activity to maintain balance between the external environment, including bacteria and their products, and the internal environment...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880982/safety-and-efficacy-of-ruxolitinib-in-splanchnic-vein-thrombosis-associated-with-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Lisa Pieri, Chiara Paoli, Umberto Arena, Fabio Marra, Fabio Mori, Mery Zucchini, Stefano Colagrande, Alessandro Castellani, Arianna Masciulli, Vittorio Rosti, Valerio De Stefano, Silvia Betti, Guido Finazzi, Maria Luisa Ferrari, Elisa Rumi, Marco Ruggeri, Ilaria Nichele, Paola Guglielmelli, Rajmonda Fjerza, Carmela Mannarelli, Tiziana Fanelli, Lucia Merli, Giuditta Corbizi Fattori, Margherita Massa, Giuseppe Cimino, Alessandro Rambaldi, Giovanni Barosi, Mario Cazzola, Tiziano Barbui, Alessandro M Vannucchi
Splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) is one of the vascular complications of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). We designed a phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate safety and efficacy of ruxolitinib in reducing splenomegaly and improving disease-related symptoms in patients with MPN-associated SVT. Patients, diagnosed with myelofibrosis in 12 cases, polycythemia vera in 5 and essential thrombocythemia in 4, received ruxolitinib for 24 weeks in the core study period. Spleen volume was assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and splanchnic vein circulation by echo-Doppler analysis...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843428/a-rare-case-of-gastric-variceal-hemorrhage-secondary-to-infiltrative-b-cell-lymphoma
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Adrienne Lenhart, Juan Fernandez-Castillo, Keith Mullins, Reena Salgia
Portal hypertension commonly arises in the setting of advanced liver cirrhosis and is the consequence of increased resistance within the portal vasculature. Less commonly, left-sided noncirrhotic portal hypertension can develop in a patient secondary to isolated obstruction of the splenic vein. We present a rare case of left-sided portal hypertension and isolated gastric varices in a patient with large B-cell lymphoma, who was treated with splenic artery embolization. The patient is a 73-year-old male with no previous history of liver disease, who presented with coffee ground emesis and melena...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829605/jejunal-varices-after-choledochojejunostomy-treated-with-laparotomic-transcatheter-variceal-embolization
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Nobuo Waguri, Rie Azumi, Kazuhito Sugimura, Yoshihisa Arao, Shunzo Ikarashi, Norihiro Sakai, Masahiro Ogawa, Akihiko Osaki, Munehiro Sato, Tsuneo Aiba, Osamu Yoneyama, Koichi Furukawa, Kentarou Igarashi
Portal hypertension induces collateral shunt formation between the portal and systemic circulation, decompressing the elevated portal pressure. Ectopic varices outside of the gastroesophageal region, such as jejunal varices, are rare conditions. This report describes the successful embolization of ruptured jejunal varices resulting from an extrahepatic portal obstruction. A 62-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with recurrent massive gastrointestinal bleeding. Fourteen months earlier, he had undergone a choledochojejunostomy and pancreatic cystojejunostomy for bile duct stenosis with an enlarged pancreatic pseudocyst due to severe chronic pancreatitis...
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807564/downhill-esophageal-varices-associated-with-central-venous-catheter-related-thrombosis-managed-with-endoscopic-and-surgical-therapy
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Joshua C Berkowitz, Sushma Bhusal, Deepak Desai, Maurice A Cerulli, Sumant Inamdar
Downhill esophageal varices are a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. We present a case of downhill variceal bleeding due to superior vena cava thrombosis resulting from a prior central venous catheter. The patient was managed with endoscopic band ligation and later with surgical axillary vein to right atrium bypass grafting. Successful long-term resolution of varices was achieved at 1 year of follow-up. This is the longest follow-up described for combined endoscopic and surgical management in the existing literature for catheter-associated downhill varices...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
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