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Mario Arturo Ballesteros Amozurrutia
Non variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (NVUGIB) still is a common cause of hospital admissions, morbidity and a significant mortality. A decrease trend has recently been documented thank to the general use of therapeutic endoscopy in spite of a greater use of non steroidal antinflamatory agents (NSAID) and a growing senile population. Most of NVUGIB are caused by peptic ulcer (PU) and usually stop spontaneously, but 15% of cases need endoscopic or surgical intervention. Clinically these patients can be identified by the presence of shock, orthostatic hypotension or associated organ failures (Rockall scale) and by endoscopic findings of active bleeding or non bleeding visible vessel (Forrest scale) both useful and complimentary...
July 2005: Revista de GastroenterologĂ­a de MĂ©xico
J M Marin, S J Carrizo, R Garcia, M V Ejea
BACKGROUND: Some patients with asthma respond poorly to corticosteroids and have persistent airway inflammation and daily clinical symptoms. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of nedocromil sodium (NS), a nonsteroidal antinflamatory drug, in the treatment of steroid-resistant asthma. METHODS: Steroid-resistant asthma as diagnosed in any patient who demonstrated 20% improvement in FEV1 after treatment with inhaled salbutamol with failure of FEV1 to improve by at least 15% after a 2-week trial of prednisolone, 30 mg daily...
February 1996: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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