Impact of the stress ulcer prophylactic protocol on reducing the unnecessary administration of stress ulcer medications and gastrointestinal bleeding: a single-center, retrospective pre-post study

ConclusionsAfter the checklist and the criteria were introduced, the administration of stress ulcer prophylaxis medications decreased without an increase in upper gastrointestinal bleeding in critically ill adults. Prospective studies are necessary to evaluate the causal relationship between the introduction of them and gastrointestinal adverse events in critically ill adults.
Source: Journal of Intensive Care - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Most cases of RPH had an excellent outcome with conservative management alone. PMID: 32089021 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
This study (NCT03381742) retrospectively analyzed the data from 11 hospitals on 3,043 patients with coronary artery disease, who received C75QD, T90BID, ticagrelor 45 mg BID (T45BID), or ticagrelor 90 mg QD (T90QD). Compared with C75QD, both T45BID and T90QD showed significantly higher inhibition of platelet aggregation (P
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
Authors: Le Marec J, Henique H, Rubenstein E, Bigot A, Puyade M, Urbanski G, Lozac'h P, Allain JS, Bayer G, Fain O, Lioger B PMID: 32089036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
Authors: Karaman K, Yürektürk E, Geylan H, Yaşar AŞ, Karaman S, Aymelek HS, Çetin M, Oner AF Abstract Glanzmann's thrombasthenia (GT) is an autosomal recessive disorder in which the underlying problem is the lack or dysfunction of the GpIIb/IIIa receptor on the platelet surface. The present study determines the genetic mutation typology and analyzes the association between mutation types and clinical findings in patients diagnosed with GT who were followed up in Department of Pediatric Hematology of the Yüzüncü Yıl University School of Medicine. The medical charts of 17 patients w...
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
Authors: Baldino G, Rossi UG, Di Gregorio S, Gori A Abstract Percutaneous endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is nowadays considered a safe and effective procedure and has gained widespread globally acceptance. However, intraoperative persistent bleeding due to percutaneous access closure device failure can occur. Open conversion is first-line treatment to manage this complication. The fascia suture technique was introduced as an alternative to access closure device or as a solution to manage unsatisfactory hemostasis during percutaneous endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. In this article, we r...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study was to explore the safety and efficacy of bivalirudin in elderly patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).MethodsAn electronic search was conducted for randomized controlled trials with outcomes of interest in the elderly ( ≥ 65 years of age). Pooled risk ratios (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) using random effects Der Simonian–Laird models were calculated. Primary outcomes were net adverse clinical events (NACE) and major bleeding events at 30 days. Secondary outcomes were major adverse cardiac events (MA CE) at 30 days. MACE, all...
Source: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of three new tourniquet designs: the CAT Generation 7 (CAT7), the SAM Extremity Tourniquet (SAM-XT), and the SOF Tactical Tourniquet Wide (SOFTT-W) as well as its correlation to the degree of slack. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The three tourniquet models were applied in a randomized sequence on a HapMed leg tourniquet trainer, simulating an above-the-knee traumatic amputation by 60 military medicine track cadets. Applied pressure, hemorrhage control status, time until the bleeding stopped, estimated blood volume loss, and slack were measured. RESULTS: The mean ...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Esophageal wire traction shortens the clearance time for the left recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph nodes, reduces thoracic bleeding, and improves the quality of left recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph node dissection in three-hole thoracoscopic esophagectomy. PMID: 32091290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research
Credit: Patrick Burnett/IPSBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Feb 25 2020 (IPS) Recently, Nigerian feminist author Ukamaka Olisakwe spoke about her post-partum depression after giving birth in the city of Aba, southeast Nigeria. This follows her 2019 Longreads essay, in which she narrated painful details of her experience.  In 2007, Olisakwe was 24 years old when she had her first encounter with post-partum depression. She had just given birth to her first child of three – a daughter. Olisakwe’s experience convinced her that, No one really cares about how the women feel, i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Post-partum depression Source Type: news
In conclusion, the "China stitch", a novel hand-sewn technique, is a cost-effective, safe, and reliable method for esophagojejunostomy in totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy. PMID: 32092746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BioScience Trends - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biosci Trends Source Type: research
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