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Latest Upper gastrointestinal bleeding Stories

2013-05-01 12:38:03

Individuals who have experienced a major bleed from their stomach or esophagus (known as an upper gastrointestinal bleed) may be more likely to die from other causes, particularly malignant tumors and cardiovascular disease, than those without an upper gastrointestinal bleed, according to a study by UK researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are important as they suggest that an upper gastrointestinal bleed may be either a cause or an indicator of a decline in a...

2012-10-22 22:49:46

Experimental treatment in pediatric patient resolves life-threatening GI bleeding crisis The number of patients dying from upper gastrointestinal bleeding has decreased over the past two decades, a result researchers attribute to the advances in medical and endoscopic therapies introduced over the past 20 years, according to a report unveiled today at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas. One example of how such advances are impacting...

2012-07-16 10:23:14

A new study has determined how often people should get screened for gastric or stomach cancer in high-risk regions of the world. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings could help reduce deaths from gastric cancer, which is the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality. Although the incidence of gastric cancer has decreased substantially in the western part of the world, the disease is still common in areas such as...

2012-01-20 10:42:41

Upper GI bleeding common and serious in dialysis patients Highlights     Bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract occurs more than 10 times as often in kidney failure patients than in individuals in the general population.     Upper gastrointestinal bleeding causes serious health problems–and even early deaths–for many patients with kidney failure.     More than 600,000 patients in the United States have kidney failure....

2011-02-14 22:58:58

Study suggests that risks may outweigh benefits Over the last several decades, the prophylactic use of acid-suppressive medications to help prevent gastrointestinal bleeding (GI) in hospitalized patients has increased significantly, with some studies estimating that as many as 40 to 70 percent of all medical inpatients are given these drugs at some point during their hospitalization. But, for patients who are not critically ill, the actual incidence of GI bleeding has not been well...

2010-12-09 17:39:04

Research covered more than 24,000 admissions for upper gastrointestinal bleeding Patients treated by Welsh (UK) hospitals for upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding were 41% more likely die if they were admitted on a public holiday and 13% more likely if it was at the weekend, according to research in the January issue of Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Researchers who analysed the records of 22,299 people admitted a total of 24,421 times between 1999 and 2007 also found that...

2010-11-09 11:35:16

For patients at high risk of GI bleeding who require antiplatelet therapy for heart disease, the balance of risk and benefit favor concomitant use of acid suppressing drugs Using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and antiplatelet drugs (thienopyridines) together is an appropriate way of treating patients with cardiovascular (CV) disease who are at high risk of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds, despite recent concerns about an adverse interaction between these two types of drugs, according to an...

2010-06-09 21:32:33

Adverse events increase when ligation is combined with nadolol A controlled trial conducted by researchers at the E-DA Hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, suggests that a combination of band ligation and nadolol may not be the most effective prophylaxis for first variceal bleeding resulting from cirrhosis. Results of this study appear in the July issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Esophageal...

2010-04-08 14:28:21

New research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows no risk in combining two commonly-prescribed treatments for patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes. Published this month in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, the study is the largest investigation yet into concerns of an adverse interaction between Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel. The researchers analyzed data from 23 large randomized clinical trials involving more than...


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