Alternative approach to hemostatic particle spraying for treatment of GI bleeding

Post written by Stuart K. Amateau, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Gastrointestinal bleeding is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and occasionally patients exhibit refractory bleeding despite standard endoscopic therapy. Although used internationally for the …

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Outcomes of endoscopic intervention for overt GI bleeding in severe thrombocytopenia

Post written by Guilherme Piovezani Ramos, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. We aimed to assess safety and effectiveness of endoscopic intervention for management of gastrointestinal bleeding in the setting of thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia is frequently seen in populations at higher risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, such as patients with liver …

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Hemostatic power in malignant GI bleeding

Post written by Rapat Pittayanon, MD, MSc, and Alan Barkun, MD, MSc, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital of the Thai Red Cross, Bangkok, Thailand, and the Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada. This study was focusing on prognostic …

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Association between an increase in blood urea nitrogen at 24 hours and worse outcomes in acute nonvariceal upper GI bleeding

Post written by Navin L. Kumar, MD and John R. Saltzman, MD, from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. The focus of our study was to assess whether an increase in blood urea nitrogen (BUN) at 24 hours of presentation is predictive of worse …

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Management of a Dieulafoy ulcer bleed with an over-the-scope clip

Post written by Malay Sharma, MD, DM, from the Jaswant Rai Speciality Hospital. This video shows the EUS features of Dieulafoy ulcer and its possible role in diagnosis of obscure overt GI bleeding. The OTSC can play an important role in the treatment of Dieulafoy ulcer. A 50-year-old man presented with massive hematemesis. Upper-Gastrointestinal (GI) …

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Timing of upper endoscopy influences outcomes in patients with acute nonvariceal upper GI bleeding

Post written by Navin L. Kumar, MD, and John R. Saltzman, MD, from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. The focus of our study was to assess whether patients admitted with acute nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) with lower-risk vs high-risk bleeding have different …

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Stepwise endoscopic resection

 Alejandro L. Suarez, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, USA writes about this video case "Stepwise endoscopic resection of a large gastric lipoma causing gastric outlet obstruction and GI bleeding." Lipomas of the gastrointestinal tract are slow growing tumors commonly found incidentally. …

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