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  • Clinical Utility of Capsule Endoscopy and Double-Balloon Enteroscopy in the Management of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding. [Journal Article]
  • DDigestion 2018 Feb 01; 97(1):52-58
  • Otani K, Watanabe T, … Fujiwara Y
  • CONCLUSIONS: CE is a minimally invasive procedure and has a high diagnostic yield in patients with OGIB. DBE offers additional advantage of biopsy collection for pathological diagnosis and therapeutic intervention, but it should be noted that it sometimes causes severe adverse events such as acute pancreatitis, intestinal bleeding, and intestinal perforation. CE should be performed early in the workup course of OGIB. Positive CE findings enhance the diagnostic yield of subsequent DBE, and the effective therapeutic intervention improves the clinical outcomes of OGIB patients. On the contrary, there are no clear guidelines for further investigation of patients with negative CE findings at the present. Although patients in stable general condition may only require follow-up, repeated CE is useful to detect positive findings in patients with evidence of sustained bleeding and progressing anemia. We have revealed that repeated CE has higher positive finding rate than DBE in OGIB patients with negative CE findings in a preliminary study. Key Messages: CE and DBE have complementary roles in the management of OGIB, and the precise timing and proper sequence may be important for the approach to treating OGIB.
  • The bloody mess of red blood cell transfusion. [Review]
  • CCCrit Care 2017 Dec 28; 21(Suppl 3):310
  • Chandra S, Kulkarni H, Westphal M
  • Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion might be life-saving in settings with acute blood loss, especially uncontrolled haemorrhagic shock. However, there appears to be a catch-22 situation reflected by the...
  • StatPearls [BOOK]
  • BOOKStatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL)
  • Patterson John W. JW St. Luke's Univ. Hosp. Bethlehem Dominique Elvita E Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
  • Acute abdomen is a condition that demands urgent attention and treatment. The acute abdomen may be caused by an infection, inflammation, vascular occlusion, or obstruction. The patient will usually p...
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