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Angiodysplasia Summary

Description: Acquired degenerative dilation or expansion (ectasia) of normal BLOOD VESSELS, often associated with aging. They are isolated, tortuous, thin-walled vessels and sources of bleeding. They occur most often in mucosal capillaries of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT leading to GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE and ANEMIA.

Also Known As: Angiodysplasias

Networked: 323 relevant articles (36 outcomes, 22 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Angiodysplasia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Octreotide (Sandostatin) : 10 outcomes 3 studies in 17 results : FDA 14 Generic
  2. Estrogens (Estrogen) : 6 outcomes 2 studies in 15 results : FDA 1
  3. Thalidomide (Thalomid) : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 28 results : FDA 2
  4. Argon : 3 outcomes in 7 results : IBA
  5. Progesterone : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 10 results : FDA 11 Generic
  6. von Willebrand Factor : 2 outcomes 1 study in 19 results : IBA
  7. Somatostatin (Somatotropin Release-Inhibiting Factor) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 11 results : IBA
  8. Progestins (Progestagens) : 2 outcomes in 2 results : IBA
  9. Carbon Monoxide : 1 outcome in 5 results : IBA
  10. Hormones : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Angiodysplasia

  1. Hemorrhage
  2. von Willebrand Diseases (von Willebrand's Disease)
  3. Vascular Malformations
  4. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage (Hematochezia)
  5. Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (Watermelon Stomach)
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Key Therapies for Angiodysplasia

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  1. Argon Plasma Coagulation : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 23 results
  2. Ligation : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 12 results
  3. Electrocoagulation (Electrocautery) : 1 outcome 1 study in 14 results
  4. Solid-State Lasers : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results
  5. Light Coagulation : 1 study in 4 results
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