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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636091/biodegradable-stents-in-the-treatment-of-benign-biliary-strictures-does-one-size-fit-all
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Aydin Seref Koksal, Ahmet Tarik Eminler, Erkan Parlak
We read the article entitled 'Endoscopic biodegradable biliary stents in the treatment of benign biliary strictures: First report on clinical use in patients' by Siiki et al with great interest (1). The authors successfully treated two patients with benign biliary strictures, possibly due to choledocholithiasis, with endoscopic insertion of polydioxanone biodegradable biliary stents. They reported that the treatment was uneventful and the stents were completely dissolved between 3 and 6 months without leaving a sequela in the bile ducts...
June 21, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616399/management-of-strictures-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-superficial-esophageal-cancer
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REVIEW
Koichiro Kawaguchi, Hiroki Kurumi, Yohei Takeda, Kazuo Yashima, Hajime Isomoto
Endoscopic resection of early esophageal cancer has a high therapeutic effect while being minimally invasive. Especially, the establishment of the endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) procedure has made it possible to resect large lesions in an en-bloc manner. As a result, accurate pathology evaluation became possible, and the risk of local recurrence was extremely low. On the other hand, esophageal strictures after endoscopic treatment of an extensive circumferential lesion are a potential problem. Previously, for the prevention and treatment of esophageal strictures, patients had to undergo painful endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) many times...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597804/effect-of-biodegradable-polymer-drug-eluting-stents-versus-biocompatible-polymer-everolimus-eluting-stents-a-meta-analysis
#3
Yong-Zhi Shang, Bao-Yin Li, Yan Feng, Jie-Yun Liu, Xiu-Ling Yang, Lei Qin
OBJECTIVE: Biocompatible polymer everolimus-eluting stents (EES) are associated with risk of stent thrombosis (ST); biodegradable polymer drug-eluting stents (BP-DES) were designed to reduce these risks. However, the long-term benefits are not completely clear. METHOD: We undertook a meta-analysis of randomized studies identified in systematic searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Database. Primary outcome was the risk of ST. RESULTS: Twelve studies (11,692 patients) were included...
April 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593785/endoscopically-placed-stents-a-useful-alternative-for-the-management-of-refractory-benign-cervical-esophageal-stenosis
#4
Óscar Nogales, Ana Clemente, Aránzazu Caballero-Marcos, Javier García-Lledó, Leticia Pérez-Carazo, Beatriz Merino, María López-Ibáñez, María Dolores Pérez Valderas, Rafael Bañares, Cecilia González-Asanza
INTRODUCTION: Benign esophageal strictures are relatively frequent and can severely affect the quality of life of a patient. Stenting has been proposed for the treatment of refractory cases. Lesions affecting the cervical esophagus are more difficult to treat, and the placement of stents in this location has traditionally been restricted due to potential adverse events. The aim of this study was to describe the efficacy and safety of endoscopic stenting in the management of refractory benign cervical esophageal strictures (RBCES) in a single-center cohort study...
June 8, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589916/design-and-fabrication-of-novel-polymeric-biodegradable-stents-for-small-caliber-blood-vessels-by-computer-aided-wet-spinning
#5
D Puppi, A Pirosa, G Lupi, P A Erba, G Giachi, F Chiellini
Biodegradable stents have emerged as one of the most promising approaches in obstructive cardiovascular disease treatment due to their potential in providing mechanical support while it is needed and then leaving behind only the healed natural vessel. The aim of this study was to develop polymeric biodegradable stents for application in small caliber blood vessels. Poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-(R)-3-hydroxyhexanoate] (PHBHHx), a renewable microbial aliphatic polyester, and poly(ε-caprolactone), a synthetic polyester approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for different biomedical applications, were investigated as suitable polymers for stent development...
June 7, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579236/biodegradable-polymer-biolimus-eluting-stents-versus-durable-polymer-everolimus-eluting-stents-in-patients-with%C3%A2-coronary-artery-disease-final-5-year-report-from-the-compare-ii-trial-abluminal%C3%A2-biodegradable-polymer-biolimus-eluting-stent-versus-durable-polymer
#6
Georgios J Vlachojannis, Pieter C Smits, Sjoerd H Hofma, Mario Togni, Nicolás Vázquez, Mariano Valdés, Vassilis Voudris, Ton Slagboom, Jean-Jaques Goy, Peter den Heijer, Martin van der Ent
OBJECTIVES: This analysis investigates the 5-year outcomes of the biodegradable polymer biolimus-eluting stent (BP-BES) and durable polymer everolimus-eluting stent (DP-EES) in an all-comers population undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. BACKGROUND: Recent 1- and 3-year results from randomized trials have indicated similar safety and efficacy outcomes of BP-BES and DP-EES. Whether benefits of the biodegradable polymer device arise over longer follow-up is unknown...
May 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576000/the-effect-of-solvents-and-hydrophilic-additive-on-stable-coating-and-controllable-sirolimus-release-system-for-drug-eluting-stent
#7
Seong Min Kim, Sung-Bin Park, Tarek M Bedair, Man-Ho Kim, Bang Ju Park, Yoon Ki Joung, Dong Keun Han
Various drug-eluting stents (DESs) have been developed to prevent restenosis after stent implantation. However, DES still needs to improve the drug-in-polymer coating stability and control of drug release for effective clinical treatment. In this study, the cobalt-chromium (CoCr) alloy surface was coated with biodegradable poly(D,L-lactide) (PDLLA) and sirolimus (SRL) mixed with hydrophilic Pluronic F127 additive by using ultrasonic spray coating system in order to achieve a stable coating surface and control SRL release...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570687/intervention-using-a-novel-biodegradable-hollow-stent-containing-polylactic-acid-polyprolactone-polyethylene-glycol-complexes-against-lacrimal-duct-obstruction-disease
#8
Xinyuan Zhan, Xin Guo, Rong Liu, Weikun Hu, Lei Zhang, Nan Xiang
Lacrimal duct obstruction disease (LDOD) is a common ophthalmologic disease. Stent implantation surgery is one of the most effective therapies. In this study, we intended to find out the satisfactory biodegradable stents containing poly-L-lactic acid-polycaprolactone-polyethylene glycol (PLLA- PCL- PEG) complexes for therapeutic application in LDOD. Stents made of PLLA- PCL- PEG complexes in various ratios, were prepared and used in vitro to determine stents with appropriate mechanical properties and shorter range of bio-degradation for study in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544186/safety-and-efficacy-outcomes-of-3rd-generation-des-in-an-all-comer-population-of-patients-undergoing-pci-12-month-and-24-month-results-of-the-e-biomatrix-french-registry
#9
Eric Maupas, Janusz Lipiecki, Raphy Levy, Benjamin Faurie, Bernard Karsenty, Marc Eric Moulichon, François Brunelle, Luc Maillard, Fabien de Poli, Thierry Lefèvre
OBJECTIVES: The French Ebiomatrix registry aimed to confirm the results of the Leaders trial in an all-comer population in France. BACKGROUND: The Leaders trial showed the Biolimus-eluting-sent (BES) to be equivalent to the Cypher stent in terms of safety and efficacy at 1 year and superior regarding stent thrombosis after 1 year. METHODS: BES recipients were enrolled in 42 French centers with up to 24-month clinical follow up. RESULTS: 2365 patients were included...
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544146/real-life-clinical-outcomes-with-everolimus-eluting-platinum-chromium-stent-with-an-abluminal-biodegradable-polymer-in-patients-from-the-swedish-coronary-angiography-and-angioplasty-registry-scaar
#10
Giovanna Sarno, Bo Lagerqvist, Göran Olivecrona, Christoph Varenhorst, Mikael Danielewicz, Kristina Hambraeus, Daniel Lindholm, Truls Råmunddal, Nils Witt, Stefan James
BACKGROUND: No previous studies have evaluated the performance of the Synergy stent in a large real-life population. OBJECTIVES: To describe the initial real-life experience with a novel everolimus eluting platinum chromium stent with abluminal biodegradable polymer (SYNERGY) in unselected patients from a nationwide registry. METHODS: All implanted Synergy stents were compared with other new generation drug eluting stents (n-DES) with >1,000 implantations in Sweden between March 2013 and October 2015...
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536015/two-year-vascular-responses-to-drug-eluting-stents-with-biodegradable-polymer-versus-durable-polymer-an-optical-coherence-tomography-sub-study-of-the-next
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Yosuke Katayama, Takashi Kubo, Takashi Akasaka, Yasushi Ino, Kazuo Kimura, Hiroyuki Okura, Toshiro Shinke, Keiichi Igarashi, Kazushige Kadota, Ken Kozuma, Kengo Tanabe, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Toshiya Muramatsu, Yoshihiro Morino, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare very late vascular response after stent implantation between everolimus-eluting stent (EES) with a thin, non-adhesive, durable, biocompatible fluorinated polymer and biolimus-eluting stent (BES) with a biodegradable polymer by optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS AND RESULTS: In the NOBORI-BES Versus XIENCE V/PROMUS-EES Trial (NEXT), a formal OCT substudy investigated 48 patients (27 EES-treated lesions in 23 patients and 28 BES-treated lesions in 25 patients) with 2-year (18-30 months) follow-up imaging at 18 centers...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531993/fabrication-mechanical-properties-and-in-vitro-degradation-behavior-of-newly-developed-znag-alloys-for-degradable-implant-applications
#12
M Sikora-Jasinska, E Mostaed, A Mostaed, R Beanland, D Mantovani, M Vedani
Zn and Zn-based alloys have been recognized as highly promising biodegradable materials for orthopedic implants and cardiovascular stents, due to their proved biocompatibility and, more importantly, lower corrosion rates compared to Mg alloys. However, pure Zn has poor mechanical properties. In this study, Ag is used as a promising alloying element to improve the mechanical properties of the Zn matrix as well as its biocompatibility and antibacterial properties. Accordingly, we design three ZnAg alloys with Ag content ranging from 2...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512069/optical-coherence-tomography-findings-insights-from-the-randomised-multicentre-trial-investigating-angiographic-outcomes-of-hybrid-sirolimus-eluting-stents-with-biodegradable-polymer-compared-with-everolimus-eluting-stents-with-durable-polymer-in-chronic-total
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Koen Teeuwen, Eva M Spoormans, Johan Bennett, Christophe Dubois, Walter Desmet, Giovanni J Ughi, Ann Belmans, Johannes C Kelder, Jan G P Tijssen, Pierfrancesco Agostoni, Maarten J Suttorp, Tom Adriaenssens
AIMS: The PRISON IV trial investigated the next-generation sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) with ultra-thin struts and biodegradable polymer against the second-generation everolimus-eluting stent (EES) with thin struts and durable polymer in patients with successfully recanalised chronic total occlusions (CTO). In this study, we examined the secondary optical coherence tomography endpoints. METHODS AND RESULTS: The main PRISON IV trial randomised 330 patients to either SES or EES...
May 18, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499166/potential-biodegradable-zn-cu-binary-alloys-developed-for-cardiovascular-implant-applications
#14
Zibo Tang, Jialin Niu, Hua Huang, Hua Zhang, Jia Pei, Jingmin Ou, Guangyin Yuan
Binary Zn-Cu alloy system is developed as potential biodegradable materials for cardiovascular implant application. The microstructure, tensile properties, in vitro corrosion behavior, cytotoxicity and antibacterial property of as-extruded Zn-xCu (x=1, 2, 3, and 4wt%) alloys are investigated systematically. It shows that as Cu content increases more CuZn5 phase precipitates. After extrusion, the CuZn5 phases are broken and the grains of Zn-xCu alloys are refined. Tensile test shows that Cu addition could significantly improve the mechanical properties of Zn-xCu alloys...
May 6, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472961/erratum-to-third-generation-drug-eluting-stent-des-with-biodegradable-polymer-in-diabetic-patients-5%C3%A2-years-follow-up
#15
Marcus Wiemer, Sinisa Stojkovic, Alexander Samol, Zisis Dimitriadis, Juan M Ruiz-Nodar, Ralf Birkemeyer, Jacques Monsegu, Gérard Finet, David Hildick-Smith, Damras Tresukosol, Enrique Garcia Novo, Jacques J Koolen, Emanuele Barbato, Gian Battista Danzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454794/reduced-duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-using-an-improved-drug-eluting-stent-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-the-left-main-artery-in-a-real-world-all-comer-population-rationale-and-study-design-of-the-prospective-randomized-multicenter-ideal
#16
Miguel E Lemmert, Keith Oldroyd, Paul Barragan, Maciej Lesiak, Robert A Byrne, Evgeny Merkulov, Joost Daemen, Yoshinobu Onuma, Karen Witberg, Robert-Jan van Geuns
BACKGROUND: Continuous improvements in stent technology make percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) a potential alternative to surgery in selected patients with unprotected left main coronary artery (uLMCA) disease. The optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in these patients remains undetermined, and in addition, new stent designs using a bioabsorbable polymer might allow shorter duration of DAPT. STUDY DESIGN: IDEAL-LM is a prospective, randomized, multicenter study that will enroll 818 patients undergoing uLMCA PCI...
May 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446974/stents-for-airway-strictures-selection-and-results
#17
REVIEW
Adil Ayub, Adnan M Al-Ayoubi, Faiz Y Bhora
Airway stents can provide effective and timely relief in patients with central airway obstruction. Silicone based stents are the most commonly used airway stents worldwide with a long track record of safety. Metallic stents continue to evolve from the earliest uncovered versions to a variety of newly designed covered stents. Despite the availability of a variety of stent materials and designs, minimal advances have been made towards innovation in stent technology and an ideal stent has unfortunately not yet been developed...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444489/biodegradable-stents-for-caustic-esophageal-strictures-do-they-work
#18
Rakesh Kochhar, Jayanta Samanta, Jahangeer Basha, Abhai Verma, Gourdas Choudhuri, Sundeep Lakhtakia, D Nageshwar Reddy
Biodegradable (BD) stents have been used for the management of various esophageal strictures (ES) but the experience of its use in caustic strictures is limited. The present study, aimed at evaluating efficacy of BD stents for the treatment of refractory caustic-induced ES, was a retrospective multi-center study conducted at three tertiary care centers in India wherein adult patients with refractory caustic induced strictures underwent placement of a BD stent. Patients were followed up for immediate complications and long term outcome...
April 25, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424763/airway-problems-in-neonates-a-review-of-the-current-investigation-and-management-strategies
#19
REVIEW
Quen Mok
Airway problems in the neonatal population are often life threatening and raise challenging issues in diagnosis and management. The airway problems can result from congenital or acquired lesions and can be broadly classified into those causing obstruction or those due to an abnormal "communication" in the airway. Many different investigations are now available to identify the diagnosis and quantify the severity of the problem, and these tests can be simple or invasive. Bronchography and bronchoscopy are essential to determine the extent and severity of the airway problem and to plan treatment strategy...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408454/bioresorbable-scaffold-the-emerging-reality-and-future-directions
#20
REVIEW
Yohei Sotomi, Yoshinobu Onuma, Carlos Collet, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Renu Virmani, Neal S Kleiman, Patrick W Serruys
In the era of drug-eluting stents, large-scale randomized trials and all-comer registries have shown excellent clinical results. However, even the latest-generation drug-eluting stent has not managed to address all the limitations of permanent metallic coronary stents, such as the risks of target lesion revascularization, neoatherosclerosis, preclusion of late lumen enlargement, and the lack of reactive vasomotion. Furthermore, the risk of very late stent, although substantially reduced with newer-generation drug-eluting stent, still remains...
April 14, 2017: Circulation Research
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