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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719041/prevention-of-post-ercp-pancreatitis-is-more-than-just-suppositories-and-stents
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EDITORIAL
C Mel Wilcox
In this issue of the Journal, Professor Elmunzer provides an outstanding overview of the variable methods of prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) (1). We all recognize the importance of this topic given its morbidity for our patients. His review succinctly summarizes a wealth of both old and new data underscoring previously identified risk factors for PEP which have stood the test of time. In addition, newer interventions are appraised and placed in an appropriate context. This article is protected by copyright...
July 18, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716303/early-results-of-endovascular-treatment-of-patients-with-bilateral-stenoses-of-the-internal-carotid-arteries-using-proximal-protection-systems-at-30-day-follow-up
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Paweł Latacz, Marian Simka, Tadeusz Popiela, Marek Kazibudzki, Tomasz Mrowiecki
BACKGROUND: Although surgical endarterectomy remains the treatment of choice for carotid artery stenosis, carotid artery stenting (CAS) with use of proximal protection systems (PPS) plays an very important role as alternative treatment modality, especially in patients with critical, symptomatic lesions. This study was single-centre study to evaluate the technical and clinical success of proximal protection devices as the first choice for embolic protection in symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid stenosis in patients with bilateral, advanced lesions of carotid arteries (bilateral stenoses or stenosis and occlusion)...
July 8, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707955/use-of-fluoroscopy-and-potential-long-term-radiation-effects-on-cataract-formation
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Rutveej Patel, Justin Dubin, Ephrem Odoy Olweny, Sammy Elsamra, Robert E Weiss
INTRODUCTION: The lens of the eye is extremely susceptible to radiation and long-term exposure can induce cataract formation. Our objective was to explore the risk of cataract formation for urologists at our institution. METHODS: A retrospective review of a multi-surgeon database of fluoroscopic cases between 10/2013 to 12/2014 was queried. Procedures were performed by different subspecialties and ranged from stent insertion/ureteroscopy to percutaneous nephrolithotomy...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692204/the-new-generation-super-mini-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-smp-system-a-step-by-step-guide
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Guohua Zeng, Wei Zhu, Yang Liu, Junhong Fan, Zhijian Zhao, Chao Cai
OBJECTIVE: To present our novel miniaturized endoscopic system and describe a step-by-step guide for successful implementation of the super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (SMP). METHODS: The new-generation SMP endoscopic system consists of (i) a 40,000-pixel super-mini nephroscope with an 8.0 F outer diameter and 7.5 F inner diameter dismountable sheath (ii) and a newly designed irrigation-suction sheath available in either 12 F or 14 F. The irrigation-suction sheath is a two-layered metal structure...
July 10, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691534/relative-survival-and-excess-mortality-following-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Richard A Brogan, Oras Alabas, Sami Almudarra, Marlous Hall, Tatendashe B Dondo, Mamas A Mamas, Paul D Baxter, Phillip D Batin, Nick Curzen, Mark de Belder, Peter F Ludman, Chris P Gale
BACKGROUND: High survival rates are commonly reported following primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction, with most contemporary studies reporting overall survival. AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe survival following primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction corrected for non-cardiovascular deaths by reporting relative survival and investigate clinically significant factors associated with poor long-term outcomes...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688835/erratum-to-choices-of-stent-and-cerebral-protection-in-the-ongoing-acst-2-trial-a-descriptive-study-eur-j-vasc-endovasc-surg-53-2017-617-625
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D D de Waard, A Halliday, G J de Borst, R Bulbulia, A Huibers, R Casana, L H Bonati, V Tolva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684367/endovascular-therapy-for-the-steal-phenomenon-due-to-the-innominate-artery-severe-stenosis-and-bilateral-internal-carotid-artery-severe-stenosis-case-report
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Shuta Aketa, Daisuke Wajima, Masahiro Kishi, Yudai Morisaki, Taiji Yonezawa, Ichiro Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Nakase
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic innominate artery stenosis as hemodynamic bilateral cerebral ischemia is uncommon. We present a rare case of an innominate artery origin severe stenosis and bilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) severe stenosis, inducing hemodynamic cerebral ischemia after ipsilateral axillary artery-bilateral femoral artery bypass, and treated with stent replacement of innominate artery and right ICA. CASE REPORT: A 64-year-old female, who had received previously right axillary artery-bilateral femoral artery anastomosis for abdominal aorta high obstruction, had been suffered from chronic dizziness, so visited our department...
July 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667741/coronal-advanced-flap-in-combination-with-a-connective-tissue-graft-is-the-thickness-of-the-flap-a-predictor-for-root-coverage-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Teresa Garcés, Josep Maria Carbonell, Lluis Vallcorba, Antonio Santos, Cristina Valles, Jose Nart
AIM: Evaluate if there is any relationship between the flap thickness and the presence of complete root coverage when performing coronally advanced flaps in combination with a connective tissue graft. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective clinical study, in which multiple Miller class I and II recessions were treated with a coronally advanced flap and a connective tissue graft standardized at 1mm of thickness. Individual stents permitted repeated mesurements of conventional periodontal parameters at the same point...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667425/effectiveness-of-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-and-stent-implantation-on-iliofemoral-vein-thrombosis-caused-by-iliac-vein-compression
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Zhi-Bing Ming, Wen-Dong Li, Rui-Fan Yuan, Xiao-Qiang Li, Wen-Bin Ding
The purpose of this study was to objectively assess the morbidity of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) in iliofemoral vein thrombosis treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) and stenting under the protection of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. All patients with an unprovoked episode of iliofemoral vein thrombosis combined with iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS) during January 2011 and January 2015 were enrolled. Clinical records of all patients were evaluated. Firstly, cox regression was performed to find out the factors impacted the incidence of PTS...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664637/author-s-response-endoscopic-biodegradable-biliary-stents-in-the-treatment-of-benign-biliary-strictures-the-first-report-in-clinical-use-in-patients-antti-siiki-irina-rinta-kiikka-and-johanna-laukkarinen
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Antti Siiki, Irina Rinta-Kiikka, Johanna Laukkarinen
We appreciate the comments of Dr. Koksal and co-workers on our recent article. In brief, we reported on two first patients with benign biliary strictures treated with self-expanding poly-dioxanone biodegradable biliary stents (BDBS) inserted in endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC). The authors underline that BDBS may cause epithelial hyperplasia in the bile duct similarly to oesophageal use. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 30, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656640/recent-advances-in-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-biliary-drainage
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REVIEW
Kosuke Minaga, Masayuki Kitano
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) is increasingly used as an alternative in patients with biliary obstruction who fail standard endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The two major endoscopic approach routes for EUS-BD are the transgastric intrahepatic and transduodenal extrahepatic approaches. Biliary drainage can be achieved by three different methods, transluminal biliary stenting, transpapillary rendezvous technique, and antegrade biliary stenting. The choice of approach route and drainage method depends on individual anatomy, underlying disease, and location of the biliary stricture...
June 28, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650926/hypercapnia-induced-amelioration-of-the-intestinal-microvascular-oxygenation-in-sepsis-is-independent-of-the-endogenous-sympathetic-nervous-system
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Jan Schulz, Sabrina Schöneborn, Christian Vollmer, Richard Truse, Anna Herminghaus, Inge Bauer, Christopher Beck, Olaf Picker
INTRODUCTION: Insufficient microvascular oxygenation (μHBO2) of the intestinal mucosa worsens outcome of septic patients. Hypercapnia ameliorates μHBO2, mediated via endogenous vasopressin release. Under physiological conditions, blockade of the endogenous sympathetic nervous system abolishes this protective effect of hypercapnia. The aim of our study was therefore to evaluate the role of the endogenous sympathetic nervous system during hypercapnia on intestinal μHBO2 under septic conditions...
June 23, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648653/long-term-results-of-tapered-stents-in-endovascular-treatment-of-carotid-stenosis
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Gioele Simonte, Beatrice Fiorucci, Giacomo Isernia, Gianbattista Parlani, Fabio Verzini, Enrico Cieri, Massimo Lenti
BACKGROUND: Recent technological developments allowed significant improvements in interventional approach to carotid artery stenosis. Tapered stents were specifically designed for extracranial carotid artery stenting (CAS) to deal with vessels mismatch with the objective of decreasing the risk of thrombosis. Nevertheless, whether the stent geometry may affect the outcomes of CAS is uncertain. This study aims to investigate the impact of stent configuration on perioperative and long term results of this procedure...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643219/triple-antithrombotic-therapy-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-undergoing-pci-a-fading-role
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Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Panagiotis Vlachakis, John Lekakis
Triple antithrombotic therapy (TAT), consisting of aspirin, a P2Y12 receptor antagonist and oral anticoagulant (OAC) medication has been considered as an 'unavoidable' strategy for a 1-12 months for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients post acute coronary syndrome or percutaneous coronary angioplasty with stenting. However, TAT has rather poorly been adopted in real life practice, mainly because of an accompanying increased bleeding potential and lack of definitive results of randomized clinical trials. Several registries, meta-analyses and small randomized trials have so far provided the base of guidelines recommendations...
June 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641848/the-use-of-embolic-protection-devices-is-associated-with-a-lower-stroke-and-death-rate-after-carotid-stenting
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Christoph Knappich, Andreas Kuehnl, Pavlos Tsantilas, Sofie Schmid, Thorben Breitkreuz, Michael Kallmayer, Alexander Zimmermann, Hans-Henning Eckstein
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the association between intraprocedural and periprocedural variables and in-hospital stroke or death rate after carotid artery stenting. BACKGROUND: In Germany, all open surgical and endovascular procedures on the extracranial carotid artery must be documented in a statutory nationwide quality assurance database. METHODS: A total of 13,086 carotid artery stenting procedures for asymptomatic (63...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640320/molecular-signature-of-coronary-stent-thrombosis-oxidative-stress-and-innate-immunity-cells
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Judit Cubedo, Ana Blasco, Teresa Padro, Ilaria Ramaiola, Oriol Juan-Babot, Javier Goicolea, José Antonio Fernández-Díaz, Juan Francisco Oteo, Lina Badimon
The clinical impact of in-stent thrombosis is high because it is associated with high mortality and 20 % of the patients suffer a recurrent event within the two following years. The aim of this study was to characterise the morphologic and proteomic profile of in-stent thrombi (IST) in comparison to thrombi developed on native coronary arteries (CT) to identify a differential molecular signature. The study included 45 patients with ST-elevation-myocardial-infarction (STEMI) treated by primary-percutaneous-intervention and thrombus aspiration: 21 had IST and 24 had CT...
June 22, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636774/reducing-the-risk-of-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
B Joseph Elmunzer
Pancreatitis is the most common and potentially devastating complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), resulting in significant morbidity, occasional mortality, and increased healthcare expenditures. Accordingly, the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) remains a major clinical and research priority. Strategies to reduce the incidence of PEP include thoughtful patient selection, appropriate risk-stratification, sound procedural technique, prophylactic pancreatic stent placement, and pharmacoprevention...
June 21, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
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/28623378/carotid-stenting-in-neuroradiology-a%C3%A2-short-journey-from-the-past-to-current-debates
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REVIEW
Joachim Berkefeld, Marlies Wagner, Richard du Mesnil
After a period of stagnation due to negative results of randomized trials for patients with symptomatic stenosis, the relevance of carotid artery stenting (CAS) is increasing again. CAS has become an important and evidence-based part of interventional stroke treatment. Our ability to manage acute recanalization of carotid occlusions and other niche indications properly led some skeptical neurologists to trust in carotid intervention for elective cases as well. The evolution of CAS from initial euphoria to more realistic views under consideration of trial results and guidelines is reviewed...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622426/experimental-study-on-the-friction-effect-of-plastic-stent-for-biliary-stone-fragmentation-with-video
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Chang-Il Kwon, Gwangil Kim, Seok Jeong, Sung Hoon Choi, Kwang Hyun Ko, Don Haeng Lee, Joo Young Cho, Sung Pyo Hong
OBJECTIVES: In patients with irretrievable or intractable bile duct stone, temporary insertion of plastic stent (PS) followed by further ERCP or surgery has been recommended as a "bridge" therapy. However, the exact mechanism of stone fragmentation has not been discovered. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether PS shape can facilitate stone fragmentation. METHODS: Using a new in vitro bile flow phantom model, we compared the friction effect among the three different PS groups (straight PS group; double pigtail-shaped PS group, and screw-shaped PS group) and the control group...
June 16, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
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