Aortoenteric Fistula

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Upper GI Bleed Blood loss in gastrointestinal tract proximal to Ligament of Treitz (junction of duodenum and jejunum). Can be described as: overt – visible; hematochezia (bright red blood) or melena (black, tarry stool) obscure – bleeding source not found on EGD, colonoscopy, enteroscopy, capsule occult – recurrent bleeding not visible … Read more

Acute Pancreatitis

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Mild acute pancreatitis: diagnosis of acute pancreatitis w/o presence of organ failure and/or necrotizing pancreatitis. Moderately severe acute pancreatitis: pancreatic necrosis w/ transient organ failure (< 48 hrs). Severe acute pancreatitis: pancreatic necrosis w/ persistent organ failure (>48 hrs) and/or death.[1] Necrotizing Pancreatitis: contrast CT fails to show enhancement in pancreatic … Read more

Abdominal Pain

Inpatient Management Guide Differential Diagnosis Upper Quadrants Right Upper Quadrant Cholecystitis, cholangitis, cholelithiasis Acute Pancreatitis Pneumonia/Empyema Pleurisy/pleurodynia Subdiaphragmatic/perihepatic abscess Acute Hepatitis Budd-Chiari Syndrome Left Upper Quadrant Splenic infarct, rupture, abscess Gastritis Gastric ulcer Acute Pancreatitis Subdiaphragmatic abscess Lower Quadrants Right Lower Quadrant Appendicitis Mesenteric lymphadenitis Typhlitis Left Lower Quadrant Diverticulitis Irritable bowel syndrome Right or … Read more

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