Three cases of an unusual cause of haematemesis: black oesophagus.

We report a case series of three patients of acute oesophageal necrosis who presented to us with symptoms of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding and improved with conservative management. PMID: 31937203 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Tropical Doctor - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Trop Doct Source Type: research

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Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Conclusion: Patients who received a submucosal lidocaine injection prior to SH experienced lesser lower abdominal pain and dizziness, than those who received standard treatment. A larger, more detailed prospective study is needed for further analysis. PMID: 32178498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Coloproctol Source Type: research
AbstractA 76-year-old woman was attacked by a domestic rooster on her rural property while collecting eggs. The bird pecked her lower left leg causing significant hemorrhage with collapse and death. The decedent ’s past medical history included treated hypertension, hyperlipidemia, non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and varicose veins. At autopsy the major findings were limited to the lower left leg which was covered with adherent dried blood. Two small bleeding lacerations were present, one of which was located immediately over a perforated large varix. Death was therefore due to exsanguination from bleeding va...
Source: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of metabolic syndrome on 30-day postoperative complications following corrective surgery for the adult spinal deformity (ASD). Summary of Background Data: Metabolic syndrome has been shown to increase the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Few studies have examined the effect of metabolic syndrome on patients with ASD undergoing surgery. Materials and Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent spinal fusion for ASD. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on the presence or absence of metabolic syndrome, which was d...
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
Conclusions LVAD patients have a high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy was able to safely locate a bleeding lesion in approximately half of our patients and was successful in treating bleeding lesions in a majority of the cases. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The most common maternal risk factors for neonatal jaundice were prematurity, blood type incompatibilities, preeclampsia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, vaginal bleeding, delivery problems (type of delivery, labor injuries, delivery at home, skin ecchymosis, and cephalohematoma), mothers and community cultural beliefs (use of traditional supplements), breast problems, and decrease in breastfeeding. PMID: 32061076 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - Category: Middle East Health Authors: Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research
Authors: Perl L, Matatov Y, Koronowski R, Lev EI, Solodky A Abstract Levels of reticulated platelets (RP) increase during high platelet turnover conditions, and have been shown to correlate with diabetes mellitus (DM) status. Little is known regarding the prognostic significance of levels of RP among patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD).The study consisted of patients with SCAD and DM, who visited our cardiology outpatient clinic between June 2016 and February 2017. RP levels were measured at baseline as immature platelet fraction (IPF)%, using flow cytometry. Outcomes at 2 years consisted of bleedin...
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
A 56-year-old white woman complained of "bleeding gum lesions." Previous medical history revealed systemic arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cardiac arrhythmia, and surgery for a prosthetic heart valve placement. Oral examination showed 3 pedunculated nodules in the gingiva involving the 3 remaining upper teeth, about 1.5 cm in greatest diameter, with rapid growth and bleeding but otherwise asymptomatic. Diagnostic hypothesis was pyogenic granuloma. Complete blood count showed leukopenia and thrombocytopenia.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Semin Thromb Hemost DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3400258Primary hemostasis, similar to other systems in the adjusting and transitioning neonate, undergoes developmental adaptations in the first days of life. Although platelets of neonates do not differ quantitatively compared with those of adults, they functionally present with major differences, thus supporting the theory of a “hypofunctional” phenotype that is counterbalanced by high hematocrit and more potent von Willebrand factor multimers. No clinical effect of bleeding tendency has hence been established so far for healthy term neonates. However, discrepancies in ...
Source: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionMidwife ‐led models of care have been the subject of debate for many years. We conducted a study to compare intrapartum and neonatal mortality rates in midwife‐led (primary) versus obstetrician‐led (secondary) care at the onset of labor in low‐risk term women.Material and methodsWe performed an unmatched and a propensity score matched cohort study using data from the national perinatal audit registry (PAN) and from the national perinatal registry (PERINED) of the Netherlands. We included women with singleton pregnancies (without congenital anomalies or antepartum fetal death) who gave birth at t...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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