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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Philipp Renner, Klaus Kienle, Marc H Dahlke, Peter Heiss, Karin Pfister, Christian Stroszczynski, Pompiliu Piso, Hans J Schlitt
PURPOSE: Mesenteric ischemia is a condition well-known among physicians treating patients with abdominal symptoms. Even so, mortality rates have not decreased significantly over the last decades. The purpose of this article is to review current treatment concepts of acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia. RESULTS: Early diagnosis is one of the most important features that determine a patient's prognosis. Conventional angiography and multidetector computed tomography are therefore appropriate to quickly diagnose mesenteric ischemia, the latter being commonly more available...
January 2011: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Stefan Acosta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia in the early stages is now possible with modern computed tomography (CT), using intravenous contrast enhancement and imaging in the arterial and/or portal venous phase. The availability of CT around the clock means that more patients with acute mesenteric ischemia may be treated with urgent intestinal revascularization. RECENT FINDINGS: The establishment of a hybrid operation room is most important to be able to perform explorative laparotomy for evaluation of the extent of mesenteric ischemia and successful intestinal revascularization...
April 2015: Current Opinion in Critical Care
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