Acute mesenteric ischemia: a vascular emergency.

  title={Acute mesenteric ischemia: a vascular emergency.},
  author={Ernst Klar and Parwis Baradaran Rahmanian and Arno B{\"u}cker and Karlheinz Hauenstein and K H Jauch and Bernd Luther},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={109 14},
BACKGROUND Acute mesenteric ischemia is still fatal in 50% to 70% of cases. This consensus paper was written with the participation of physicians from all of the involved specialties for the purpose of improving outcomes. Mesenteric ischemia must be recognized as a vascular emergency requiring rapid and efficient clinical evaluation and treatment. METHODS We reviewed pertinent literature that was retrieved by a PubMed search on the terms "mesenteric ischemia" AND "arterial" OR "venous" OR… CONTINUE READING


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