Disease Information for Varices, esophageal

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Thorax/vein distension
Black vomit
Blood in stool
Caput medusa/abdomen
Coffee ground vomitus
Dark/Black Melena Stool
Glove stool exam guaiac positive
Hematochezia/Blood per Rectum
Rectal bleeding, gross red
Stool color/appearance abnormal
Vomiting blood/hematemesis
Bleeding from Mouth in Elderly
Bleeding from mouth/oral blood
Demographics & Risk Factors
Past History
Past history/Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Established Disease Population
Patient/Alcoholism/chronic alcoholic
Patient/Ascitis established
Patient/Hemochromatosis
Patient/Cirrhosis
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
STOOL Occult blood
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Gastroscopy/Abnormal
Gastroscopy/Esophageal varices
X-RAY With contrast
Barium Swallowing Cine Abnormality
UGI/Abnormal
UGI/Barium swallow abnormality/esophagus
UGI/Distal esophagus lesion/finding
UGI/Esophageal varices
UGI/Esophagus abnormality
UGI/Esophagus constriction, distal
UGI/Esophagus filling defect, intrinsic
UGI/Esophagus lesion children
UGI/Esophagus lumen narrowed
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Barrett's esophagus syndrome
Mallory-Weiss syndrome/esophageal tear
Associated Disease & Complications
Anemia of blood loss
Bleeding esophageal varices
Death/Unanticipated
Esophageal varices
Exsanguinating hemorrhage
Gastric varices
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Hepatic encephalopathy
Iron deficiency anemia
Upper GI bleeding
Upper GI Bleeding in children
Upper GI Bleeding in Elderly
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Vein disorder (ex).
CLASS/Esophagus involvement/disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Esophagogastric junction disorder
Pathophysiology/Bleeding from Portal Veins
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Beta-blocker
RX/Propranolol (Inderal)
SX/Portacaval shunting/TIPS
Other Treatments
TX/Abstinence alcohol
Definition
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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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