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Acute mesenteric ischemia: a clinical review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15159262     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute mesenteric ischemia is a life-threatening vascular emergency that requires early diagnosis and intervention to adequately restore mesenteric blood flow and to prevent bowel necrosis and patient death. The underlying cause is varied, and the prognosis depends on the precise pathologic findings. Despite the progress in understanding the pathogenesis of mesenteric ischemia and the development of modern treatment modalities, acute mesenteric ischemia remains a diagnostic challenge for clinicians, and the delay in diagnosis contributes to the continued high mortality rate. Early diagnosis and prompt effective treatment are essential to improve the clinical outcome.
W Andrew Oldenburg; L Louis Lau; Thomas J Rodenberg; Hope J Edmonds; Charles D Burger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  164     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-25     Completed Date:  2004-06-15     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1054-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Section of Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Intestines / blood supply*
Ischemia / diagnosis*,  mortality,  therapy*
Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion / diagnosis*,  mortality,  therapy*
Reperfusion / adverse effects,  methods
Reperfusion Injury / prevention & control
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Survival Rate
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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