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Tag Archives: gastrointestinal
Is it Safe for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease to Discontinue Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy?
In patients with cardiovascular disease, discontinuing low-dose aspirin therapy after peptic ulcer bleeding increases risk of death and acute cardiovascular events almost 7-fold, according to the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Many patients with cardiovascular disease receive low-dose … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract Tagged age, baby aspirin, bleeding ulcer, gastrointestinal, heart attack, heart disease, ibuprofin, mortality, NSAID, risk 6 Comments
Do Stents Prevent Pancreatitis After ERCP?
Pancreatic duct stents reduce the incidence of pancreatitis following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), according to a study published in the October issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Pancreatitis is the most common and potentially serious complication following ERCP, occurring in … Continue reading
Posted in Pancreas, Technology Tagged bile, bile duct, biliary tree, Complications, Digestion, endoscope, endoscopy, gall bladder, gallstones, gastrointestinal, Inflammation, liver, pain, Pancreas, pancreatitis, Side Effects, stent, stenting, Surgery Leave a comment