Bleeding in the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract

Bleeding in the digestive tract isn't a disease but is a symptom of a disease. Bleeding can occur as the result of a number of different conditions. Many times gastrointestinal tract bleeding is not serious, such as in the case of hemorrhoids. However, some bleeds, particularly those that occur in the upper GI tract, can be large and fatal. Therefore, it is very important to be evaluated by a physician for any symptom GI bleeding. Symptoms of acute gastrointestinal bleeding is bleeding that is sudden and severe. The symptoms of acute GI bleeding depends on where in the digestive tract the bleeding is occurring. If someone has any of the symptoms of an acute bleed, they should seek emergency treatment immediately. Chronic bleeding is bleeding that is usually light, and can either continue for a long time or start and stop in a short period of time. The symptoms of chronic gastrointestinal bleeding depends on where in the digestive tract the bleeding is occurring. Related Information: What Causes Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Esophagus? What Causes Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding in the Stomach? Bleeding in the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 06:02:04.Permalink | Comment | Email this
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ConclusionsIn unselected ACS patients, ADIR and ADBR occurred at similar rates within 1 year after PCI. ADIR was greater than ADBR in the first 2 weeks, especially in STEMI patients and those with incomplete revascularization. In the first year ADIR was higher than ADBR in patients with incomplete revascularization, while ADBR was higher in NSTE-ACS patients and in those discharged on ticagrelor.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Compared to the HM scheduling approach, the proposed data-driven RM scheduling methodology improves multiple measures of OS efficiency and OS personnel satisfaction without adversely affecting clinical outcomes.
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS Source Type: research
ute;n Riechmann E Abstract OBJECTIVES: The incidence of eosinophilic esophagitis is unknown in our area. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence of eosinophilic esophagitis and its possible association with the most frequent absolute annual pollen counts. METHODS: A descriptive retrospective multicenter observational study was designed to calculate the incidence of eosinophilic esophagitis in children aged under 15 years in the southwest region of Madrid, Spain in 2002-2013 (data were provided by the Statistics Institute of Madrid). We collected data on age, sex, clinical presentation, and date of...
Source: Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol Source Type: research
We describe the case of a 64-year-old man who came to the emergency room due to acute heart failure and intermittent gastrointestinal bleeding. Treatment involves initial correction of anemia and heart failure followed by aortic valve replacement. The prosthesis used depends on the characteristics of each patient and valve replacement allows the resolution of bleeding in most cases. Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with aortic stenosis is associated with severity of the valve obstruction. A mechanical prosthesis was used with no recurrent bleeding even with the need for lifelong anticoagulation therapy.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
In this study, we show that different TKIs used for treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia have opposing effects on platelet function, with large inter ‐individual differences. Thus, in patients with high risk for hemostatic or thrombotic complications, we suggest that treatment with TKIs should be individualized to minimize risks associated with long‐term treatment. AbstractSince their introduction, tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs, eg, imatinib, nilotinib, dasatinib, bosutinib, ponatinib) have revolutionized the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, long ‐term treatment with TKIs is associated with s...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of early oral feeding (EOF) for patients with gastric cancer after radical gastrectomy. The EOF protocol was implemented in 397 patients who underwent radical gastrectomy between 2005 and 2014 at our hospital. The protocol was common in 277 patients after distal gastrectomy (DG) and 120 patients after total gastrectomy (TG). The patients were scheduled to start drinking water in the morning of the first postoperative day and to start thin rice gruel with a liquid nutrition supplement on the second postoperative day. We analyzed the incidence of postoperative complicat...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsClinical work-up is necessary to look for a cause of a spontaneous sublingual hematoma. Idiopathic spontaneous hematoma is only a rare entity. Aggressive airway management should be the first step in treatment. To date, there is no consensus about the management regarding the hematoma itself. Mostly, clinicians start with observation for spontaneous resolution of the hematoma and when possible to treat causative factors. Surgical drainage is performed when conservative treatment is not sufficient.
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusions: Altogether, low-grade systemic inflammation that influenced SLE disease activity and severity was correlated to dysbiotic changes of the oral microbiota present in periodontal diseases.
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe rare clinical entity of a WS necessitates a targeted diagnostic evaluation and therapy. Clinical details, diagnostic studies and treatment are discussed here.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our study showed that using a single catheter to perform both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures has a higher success rate, lower spasm incidence, and fewer complications than reported in literature. PMID: 31702741 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archivos de Cardiologia de Mexico - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arch Cardiol Mex Source Type: research
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