Impact of Helicobacter pylori Infection on Gastric Variceal Bleeding among Patients with Liver Cirrhosis.

Conclusion: H. pylori-induced follicular gastritis is considered as an additional risk factor for bleeding from gastric varices. PMID: 30881448 [PubMed]
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research

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Publication date: May 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 73, Issue 5Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 73, Issue 5Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionRadiological imaging studies are insufficient for the differential diagnosis of splenic lesions in sarcoidosis from other diseases, whereas laparoscopic splenectomy is less invasive and useful as part of the diagnostic approach.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Yu J, Liu X, Zhou J, Xue X, Muenzel M, Schulze PC, Moebius-Winkler S, Keil T, Meng Z, Tang S Abstract OBJECTIVES: To report long-term safety and efficacy of combined percutaneous LAA and PFO/ASD closure. METHODS: A retrospective study of 370 consecutive patients undergoing LAAC procedures using the Watchman (WM) device. Data were compared between 330 cases only with LAAC procedure (Group I) and 25/5 (PFO/ASD) cases with sequential procedures of LAAC and PFO/ASD closure (Group II). RESULTS: Compared to Group I, Group II had more males (86.7% vs. 65.8%, p
Source: Expert Review of Medical Devices - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Expert Rev Med Devices Source Type: research
Test your medicine knowledge with the  MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 39-year-old woman is evaluated for fatigue, intermittent rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain over the past 2 months. She reports that the bleeding is not accompanied by anal pain or itching. She has experienced an unintent ional 2.3-kg (5.1-lb) weight loss since […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Source Type: blogs
This study was aimed to compare the clinical profile and outcome in DF patients with or without skin involvement. Methods: This study included all the patients with DF from the acute febrile illness database of a tertiary care health centre in south India. These patients were further subgrouped into SP and SN (skin involvement positive and negative) based on the presence and absence of skin rash. Differences in clinical presentation, laboratory parameters, disease course, morbidity and outcome among patients with DF with or without skin rash were recorded and analysed statistically. Results: In total 387 patients (...
Source: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Vector Borne Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Imai M, Ishikawa T, Okoshi M, Tomiyoshi K, Kojima Y, Horigome R, Nozawa Y, Sano T, Iwanaga A, Honma T, Nemoto T, Takeda K, Nishikura K, Ishihara N, Yoshida T Abstract A 62-year-old man initially underwent transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). One year after the initial treatment, he developed anemia. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed irregularly elevated tumors in the lower anterior gastric body, which were diagnosed to be metastasis from HCC. Left gastric artery coil embolization was performed to prevent sustained bleeding, and his anemia par...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Authors: Saito K, Shimizu Y, Higuma M, Kubodera T, Wada Y Abstract We herein report a case of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) that occurred immediately after blood transfusion. A 64-year-old Japanese woman was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis B 2 years ago. She was admitted to our hospital with hemorrhagic shock due to esophageal variceal rupture. She was hospitalized with rapid blood pumping transfusion, after which consciousness disorder appeared, and her blood pressure suddenly increased. Magnetic resonance imaging reveal...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: The laparoendoscopic technique of hiatal hernia repair, using extracorporeal arthroscopic sliding knots and concomitant transoral incisionless fundoplication, is safe, preserves an ALHA, and allows proper surgical techniques in a confined operative field. PMID: 30996584 [PubMed - in process]
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research
This study is registered with PROSPERO, number CRD42018094550.Findings1264 studies were screened and 40 studies including 49 patient groups were identified. 65 063 patients were eligible for analysis, 7098 of whom had undergone ABOi-rTx. Compared with ABOc-rTx, ABOi-rTx was associated with significantly higher 1-year mortality (odds ratio [OR] 2·17 [95% CI 1·63–2·90], p
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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