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An Ominous Cause of Hematemesis

  A 49-year-old physically active man presented to our emergency department with sudden-onset ongoing massive hematemesis of 1-day duration. A system review was unrevealing except for poor appetite for 2 to 3 days before presentation. His history was negative for any significant alcohol consumption or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory intake. He denied taking any prescription or over-the-counter […]

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Cyclical Vomiting Behind the Cloud of Smoke

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a recently described clinical entity associated with marijuana use that is characterized by abdominal pain and vomiting. It is often under-recognized, resulting in unnecessary diagnostic measures and frustration to both patient and physician. This syndrome should be among the differential diagnoses for patients with cyclical vomiting, especially when associated with compulsive […]

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