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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543862/stratifying-risk-in-the-prevention-of-recurrent-variceal-hemorrhage-results-of-an-individual-patient-meta-analysis
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Agustín Albillos, Javier Zamora, Javier Martínez, David Arroyo, Irfan Ahmad, Joaquin De-la-Peña, Juan-Carlos Garcia-Pagán, G H Lo, Shiv Sarin, Barjesh Sharma, Juan Abraldes, Jaime Bosch, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao
Endoscopic variceal ligation plus beta-blockers (EVL+BB) is currently recommended for variceal rebleeding prophylaxis, a recommendation that extends to all patients with cirrhosis with previous variceal bleeding irrespective of prognostic stage. Individualizing patient care is relevant and, in published studies on variceal rebleeding prophylaxis, there is a lack of information regarding response to therapy by prognostic stage. This study aimed at comparing EVL plus BB with monotherapy (EVL or BB) on all-source rebleeding and mortality in patients with cirrhosis and previous variceal bleeding stratified by cirrhosis severity (Child A vs...
May 25, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523485/report-of-mesocaval-shunt-in-the-management-of-variceal-hemorrhage-following-gastric-bypass-surgery
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Anurag Shrimal, Ranjan Sudan, Gaurav Chaubal, Ahmad Zaaroura, Kitza Williams, Kadiyala Ravindra
Gastrointestinal bleeding following Roux-en- Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is rare. We report an unusual cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding following RYGB that was complicated by porto- splenic vein thrombosis. A 35- year- old woman was successfully treated by mesocaval surgical shunt for recurrent variceal hemorrhage in the excluded stomach following RYGB.
May 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501536/multicenter-external-validation-of-risk-stratification-criteria-for-patients-with-variceal-bleeding
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Irene Conejo, Maria Anna Guardascione, Puneeta Tandon, Alba Cachero, Josep Castellote, Juan G Abraldes, Lucio Amitrano, Joan Genescà, Salvador Augustin
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Early placement of a transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunts (TIPS) is considered the treatment of choice for patients with acute variceal bleeding (AVB) and cirrhosis who have a high risk of death (Child-Pugh class B with active bleeding at endoscopy or Child-Pugh class C). It has been proposed that patients of Child-Pugh class B, even with active bleeding, should not be considered high risk. Alternative criteria have been proposed for identification of high-risk patients, such as Child-Pugh class C with plasma level of creatinine of 1 mg/dl or more (ChildC-C1) and a model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score of 19 or more...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494001/partial-spleen-embolization-reduces-the-risk-of-portal-hypertension-induced-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-not-eligible-for-tips-implantation
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Matthias Buechter, Alisan Kahraman, Paul Manka, Guido Gerken, Alexander Dechêne, Ali Canbay, Axel Wetter, Lale Umutlu, Jens M Theysohn
INTRODUCTION: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a severe and life-threatening complication among patients with portal hypertension (PH). Covered transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is the treatment of choice for patients with refractory or recurrent UGIB despite pharmacological and endoscopic therapy. In some patients, TIPS implantation is not possible due to co-morbidity or vascular disorders. Spleen embolization (SE) may be a promising alternative in this setting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468020/novel-approaches-to-reducing-the-risk-of-variceal-hemorrhage
#5
Frederik Nevens
BACKGROUND: Complications of advanced liver disease occur at the moment of clinical significant portal hypertension. Nitric oxide (NO) dysfunction and fibrosis play an important role in the pathophysiology of PH, but other mechanisms are also involved. Non-selective beta blockers (NSBB) stay the cornerstone in the primary and secondary prevention of variceal bleeding, but their safety in advanced cirrhosis has been recently debated and new drugs are under investigation. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt and balloon tamponade are the standard therapy in case of refractory variceal bleeding, but both interventions have drawbacks...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460805/outcomes-in-variceal-hemorrhage-following-the-use-of-a-balloon-tamponade-device
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Jonathan Nadler, Nikola Stankovic, Amy Uber, Mathias J Holmberg, Leon D Sanchez, Richard E Wolfe, Maureen Chase, Michael W Donnino, Michael N Cocchi
BACKGROUND: Variceal hemorrhage is associated with high morbidity and mortality. A balloon tamponade device (BTD), such as the Sengstaken-Blakemore or Minnesota tube, may be used in cases of variceal hemorrhage. While these devices may be effective at controlling acute bleeding, the effect on patient outcomes remains less clear. We sought to describe the number of patients with variceal hemorrhage and a BTD who survive to discharge, survive to one-year, and develop complications related to a BTD...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422827/a-case-of-a-resected-benign-myxoma-like-hemorrhagic-cyst-which-later-recurred-as-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-in-the-left-atrium
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Eunju Kim, Seo-Won Choi, Daniel Min, Sang Hoon Kim, Woo-In Yang, Jae Youn Moon, Jung Hoon Sung, In Jai Kim, Sang-Wook Lim, Dong-Hun Cha, Byung Moon, Sang-Ho Cho, Won-Jang Kim
RATIONALE: An intracardiac cystic mass is a rare type of mass found in the left atrium. The differential diagnosis of an intracardiac cystic mass includes hydatid cysts, bronchogenic cysts, intracardiac varices, and hemorrhages in some tumor types, including myxoma. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present the case of a 68-year-old woman who presented with episodic dyspnea. DIAGNOSES-INTERVENTIONS-OUTCOMES: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed the presence of a left atrial mass mimicking myxoma...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416166/two-year-outcomes-of-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-of-gastric-varices-in-liver-transplant-recipients-a-multi-institutional-study
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W E Saad, J F B Chick, R N Srinivasa, N Saad, S Kim, A Fischman, G Frey, A Al-Osaimi, S Caldwell
PURPOSE: To assess the 2-year effectiveness and safety of balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for gastric varices (GVs) in liver transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven liver transplant recipients underwent consecutive BRTO for GVs at four institutions. Patients included eight (73%) men and three (27%) women with mean age of 56 years±12 (SD) (range: 26-67 years). Underlying cause of liver transplantation was hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis in five (45%), alcohol- and HCV-related cirrhosis in three (27%), primary biliary cirrhosis in two (18%), and alcoholic cirrhosis in one (9%)...
April 13, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374310/what-does-lesion-blood-flow-tell-us-about-risk-stratification-and-successful-management-of-non-variceal-ugi-bleeding
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REVIEW
Kevin A Ghassemi, Dennis M Jensen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There has been a decline in mortality associated with upper gastrointestinal (UGI) hemorrhage as the use of urgent endoscopy has increased. This review will examine endoscopic risk stratification of non-variceal UGI bleeding (e.g., ulcers, Dieulafoy lesions, and Mallory-Weiss tears), including the use of the Doppler endoscopic probe (DEP). RECENT FINDINGS: Prospective studies evaluating the use of DEP in non-variceal UGI hemorrhage showed that lesions with high-risk stigmata of recent hemorrhage (SRH) have a higher rate of a positive DEP signal compared to those with intermediate-risk SRH...
April 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
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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REVIEW
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...
May 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...
May 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...
June 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-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage
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Dennis M Jensen, Thomas O G 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 hemorrhage in patients with nonvariceal lesions have been used for risk stratification and endoscopic hemostasis. The arterial blood flow that underlies the stigmata rarely is 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 nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage...
May 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160419/adams-oliver-syndrome-review-of-the-literature-refining-the-diagnostic-phenotype
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REVIEW
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
#18
Rajani Sharma, Amrita Sethi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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
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