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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052623/prevention-and-treatment-of-variceal-haemorrhage-in-2017
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Felix Brunner, Annalisa Berzigotti, Jaime Bosch
Variceal haemorrhage is a major complication of portal hypertension that still causes high mortality in patients with cirrhosis. Improved knowledge of the pathophysiology of portal hypertension has recently led to a more comprehensive approach to prevent all the complications of this condition. Thus, optimal treatment of portal hypertension requires a strategy that takes into account the clinical stage of the disease and all the major variables that affect the risk of progression to the next stage and death...
January 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23695871/novel-nasogastric-tube-related-criteria-for-urgent-endoscopy-in-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Hiroyasu Iwasaki, Takaya Shimura, Tomonori Yamada, Miho Aoki, Satoshi Nomura, Atsunori Kusakabe, Hiroshi Kanie, Tesshin Ban, Katsumi Hayashi, Takashi Joh, Etsuro Orito
BACKGROUND: Patients with active upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) require urgent endoscopy, but appropriate criteria for urgent endoscopy in these patients have not yet been established. AIMS: The goal of this study is to establish a simple system for the selection of UGIB patients who may benefit from urgent endoscopy. METHODS: Of the 335 patients who required emergency hospitalization for UGIB from May 2010 to March 2012 at Nagoya Daini Red Cross Hospital, 166 patients who underwent placement of a nasogastric tube (NGT) were retrospectively identified...
September 2013: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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