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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325073/management-of-a-tracheoesophageal-fistula-in-a-patient-with-aids
#1
Alberto Cabañero, Fernando Dronda, David Saldaña, José Manuel Hermida, Gemma Muñoz, Santiago Moreno
Despite the high frequency of gastrointestinal complications and opportunistic infections in HIV-1 infected patients, tracheoesophageal (TEF) and bronchoesophageal (BEF) fístulas are rare. Our objective is to comunicate an additional and unusual case of TEF in an HIV-1-infected patient whose immunologic status was good with complete suppression of viral replication, so although uncommon, TEF/BEF of an infectious origen should be considered in AIDS. Endoscopic treatment with tracheal/esophageal stents is not without morbidity and mortality...
March 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315029/metallic-stent-expansion-rate-at-day-one-predicts-stent-patency-in-patients-with-gastric-outlet-obstruction
#2
Bing-Wei Ye, Chung-Kai Chou, Yun-Cheng Hsieh, Chung-Pin Li, Yee Chao, Ming-Chih Hou, Han-Chieh Lin, Kuei-Chuan Lee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Self-expandable metallic stent insertion has been a mainstream treatment for relieving the obstructive symptoms of malignant gastric outlet obstruction (MGOO), a late-stage complication of gastrointestinal malignancies. This study aims to investigate the predictive value of stent expansion rates in clinical outcomes in patients with MGOO. METHODS: Eighty-seven patients with inoperable MGOO receiving metallic stents were reviewed retrospectively from April 2010 to December 2014...
March 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260164/fabricating-biomedical-origami-a-state-of-the-art-review
#3
REVIEW
Meredith Johnson, Yue Chen, Sierra Hovet, Sheng Xu, Bradford Wood, Hongliang Ren, Junichi Tokuda, Zion Tsz Ho Tse
PURPOSE: Origami-based biomedical device design is an emerging technology due to its ability to be deployed from a minimal foldable pattern to a larger volume. This paper aims to review state-of-the-art origami structures applied in the medical device field. METHODS: Publications and reports of origami structure related to medical device design from the past 10 years are reviewed and categorized according to engineering specifications, including the application field, fabrication material, size/volume, deployment method, manufacturability, and advantages...
March 4, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253360/the-effect-of-paclitaxel-eluting-covered-metal-stents-versus-covered-metal-stents-in-a-rabbit-esophageal-squamous-carcinoma-model
#4
Yin Zhang, Limei Ma, Jin Huang, Jinquan Shuang, Jianping Chen, Zhining Fan
BACKGROUND: The use of self-expanding metallic stents (SEMSs) is the current treatment of choice for malignant gastrointestinal obstructions. However, these stents can promote only drainage and have no antitumor effect. Some studies have reported that drug-eluting SEMSs may have tumor inhibition potential. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency and safety of paclitaxel-eluting SEMSs (PEMSs) in rabbit esophageal cancer models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PEMS was covered with a paclitaxel-incorporated membrane, in which the concentration of paclitaxel was 10% (wt/vol)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205261/stent-placement-prior-to-initiation-of-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-obstructive-nonoperative-left-sided-tumors-is-associated-with-fewer-stomas
#5
Javier Suárez, Gabriel Marín, Ruth Vera, Dorin Colibaseanu, Juan J Vila, Miguel A Ciga, Begoña Oronoz
BACKGROUND AND OBJETIVES: Due to the potential risks associated with stent placement, European Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy does not recommend prophylactic insertion of stents in patients without symptoms. The aim was to compare complication rates, need of surgery, colostomy formation, and survival between stent placement prior to start of chemotherapy (SEMS group) and upfront ChT (ChT group) in patients with endoscopically non-transverable metastatic left-sided colorectal cancer...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205124/routine-radiologic-contrast-agent-examination-after-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-is-not-useful
#6
Benjamin Struecker, Sascha Chopra, Ann-Christin Heilmann, Johanna Spenke, Christian Denecke, Igor M Sauer, Marcus Bahra, Johann Pratschke, Andreas Andreou, Matthias Biebl
Many studies have showed that routine upper gastrointestinal contrast agent examinations (RCE) for testing the patency of the anastomosis after esophagectomy or the stapler line after sleeve gastrectomy cannot be recommended due to low sensitivity. However, the clinical value of RCE after gastrectomy for gastric cancer remains unclear. We have retrospectively analyzed the clinical course of 377 consecutive patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer in our institution between 2005 and 2015. To date, we have performed a RCE on the fifth postoperative day before removal of the nasogastric tube and return to oral intake...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202234/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-transmural-drainage-of-walled-off-pancreatic-necrosis-using-a-step-up-approach-a-single-centre-experience
#7
Surinder S Rana, Vishal Sharma, Ravi Sharma, Rajesh Gupta, Deepak K Bhasin
BACKGROUND: Walled off necrosis (WON) can be treated endoscopically using multiple transmural plastic stents or fully covered self-expandable metallic stent (FCSEMS) and direct endoscopic necrosectomy (DEN). We evaluated the efficacy of "step-up" endoscopic transmural approach for treatment of WON. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of data of 86 patients with WON who were treated with attempted endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided "step up" transmural drainage during last 5 years was done...
February 8, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181708/interventional-eus-where-are-we-headed
#8
REVIEW
Marco J Bruno
EUS is an essential endoscopic tool within the diagnostic and therapeutic armamentarium of gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases. EUS-guided tissue acquisition will develop towards facilitating personalized treatment by obtaining large representative tissue specimens for elaborate immunohistochemical and biomolecular typing of the tumor. Intra-tumoral or intra-vascular delivery of drugs potentially offer many advantages over systemic injection. Intratumoral application of radiofrequency ablation and photodynamic therapy show promise but need to be explored further...
February 9, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157254/using-our-own-developed-stent-in-the-palliative-treatment-of-obstruction-in-the-left-half-of-the-colon-due-to-ovarian-cancer
#9
Tomasz Miłek, Konrad Pasek, Piotr Ciostek, Habib Alkalaya, Agnieszka Timorek, Włodzimierz Sawicki, Krzysztof Cendrowski
OBJECTIVES: An assessment of implantation efficacy and safety of self-developed self-expanding stent in patients with an ovarian cancer induced by intestinal obstruction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study of the stenting efficacy and safety was realized prospectively. The group consisted of 13 patients with left half colon obstruction due to an inoperable metastatic ovarian carcinoma. All the patients had a histopathologically diagnosed ovarian carcinoma and were treated in the past both surgically and systemically...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143477/portal-vein-stent-placement-for-the-treatment-of-postoperative-portal-vein-stenosis-long-term-success-and-factor-associated-with-stent-failure
#10
Atsushi Kato, Hiroaki Shimizu, Masayuki Ohtsuka, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa, Masaru Miyazaki
BACKGROUND: Portal vein stenosis develops due to different causes including postoperative inflammation and oncological processes. However, limited effective therapy is available for portal vein stenosis. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of a portal vein stent for portal vein stenosis after hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery and to determine the factors associated with stent patency. METHODS: From December 2003 to December 2015, portal vein stents were implanted in 29 patients who had portal vein stenosis after hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery...
February 1, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133252/-a-case-of-locally-far-advanced-colon-cancer-resected-by-laparoscopic-surgery-after-colonic-stent-insertion-and-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#11
Yasushi Ishii, Yosuke Hirano, Taro Munechika, Keita Tanaka, Yoshihiro Yonemitsu, Masako Nomi, Ryosuke Shibata, Tatsuya Okamoto, Hiroshi Maeno, Jun Yanagisawa, Shunji Kawamoto, Tomoaki Noritomi
We report a case of locally far-advanced colon cancer resected by laparoscopic surgery after colonic stent insertion and neoadjuvant chemotherapy. A 71-year-old man with obstructive symptoms was admitted to our hospital in July 2015. CT revealed a sigmoid colon tumor infiltrating the retroperitoneum and small intestine. Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a sigmoid colon cancer. Self-expandable metallic stent insertion for obstructive colon cancer alleviated the patient's symptoms quickly. Four courses of neoadjuvant chemotherapy(XELOX)reduced the primary tumor in size, allowing for laparoscopic surgical resection...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133169/-a-case-of-self-expandable-metallic-stent-placement-to-treat-colon-obstruction-due-to-metastatic-gastric-cancer
#12
Jota Mikami, Yutaka Kimura, Yoichi Makari, Genta Sawada, Shin Nakahira, Ken Nakata, Tameyoshi Yamamoto, Masaki Tsujie, Hiroki Ohsato
A66 -year-old woman presented with abdominal pain and nausea. She was diagnosed with wall thickening of the gastric antrum and bowel obstruction caused by tumors of the splenic flexure on computed tomography. Aself -expandable metallic stent(SEMS)was placed in the splenic flexure of the colon 4 days after transanal ileus tube replacement. No complication was observed, and she could ingest a normal diet, permitting her discharge from the hospital 12 days after SEMS placement. She was diagnosed with gastric cancer(Type 4, cT4a[SE], N2, H0, P1, M1[LYM], cStage IV )on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and computed tomography, and administration of S-1 plus oxaliplatin(SOX)was started...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133081/-three-cases-of-unresectable-advanced-and-recurrent-colorectal-cancer-associated-with-gastrointestinal-obstruction-that-were-treated-with-small-intestine-transverse-colon-bypass-surgery
#13
Arika Ida, Akira Miyaki, Tatsuomi Miyauchi, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Yoshihiko Naritaka
Herein, we report 3cases of unresectable, advanced, and recurrent colorectal cancer associated with gastrointestinal obstruction. The patients were treated with small intestine-transverse colon bypass surgery, which improved the quality of life (QOL)in all cases. Case 1 was an 80-year-old woman who presented with subileus due to ascending colon cancer. After surgery, her oral intake was reestablished, and she was discharged home. Case 2 was an 89-year-old woman whose ileus was caused by cecal cancer with multiple hepatic metastases...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122632/management-of-gastric-conduit-dehiscence-with-self-expanding-metal-stents-a-case-report-on-salvaging-the-gastric-conduit
#14
Diana H Liang, Leonora M Meisenbach, Min P Kim, Edward Y Chan, Puja Gaur Khaitan
BACKGROUND: Three-hole minimally invasive esophagectomy (3HMIE) is one of the most radical procedures in gastrointestinal surgery. It involves thoracoscopic dissection of the esophagus followed by creation of a gastric conduit in the abdomen with anastomosis in the neck, and is associated with significant morbidity. Gastric conduit dehiscence is one of the most morbid complications following esophagectomy. Historically, the standard of care in this situation has been conduit diversion with delayed esophageal reconstruction...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114688/lumen-apposing-covered-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-short-benign-gastrointestinal-strictures-a-multicenter-study
#15
Dennis Yang, Jose M Nieto, Ali Siddiqui, Brian P Riff, Christopher J DiMaio, Satish Nagula, Amr M Ismail, Saowanee Ngamreungphong, Mouen A Khashab, Mihir S Wagh, Demetrios Tzimas, Jonathan M Buscaglia, Daniel S Strand, Andrew Y Wang, Shailendra S Chauhan, Christopher E Forsmark, Peter V Draganov
Background and study aim Use of the fully covered self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) for benign luminal gastrointestinal (GI) stricture (BLGS) has been limited by the migration rate. The role of the lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS) for BLGS is not well defined. We assessed the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of LAMS for the treatment of BLGS.  Patients and methods This was an observational, open-label, retrospective, single-arm, multicenter consecutive case series of patients undergoing LAMS placement for BLGS...
January 23, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111222/intentional-omission-of-ureteral-stents-during-robotic-assisted-intracorporeal-uretero-enteric-anastomosis-is-it-safe-and-feasible
#16
Wei Phin Tan, Patrick Whelan, Leslie Deane
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical technique we use to perform a stentless intracorporeal uretero-enteric anastomosis and to determine the outcomes in this initial series. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of a prospective database of all patients undergoing robotic assisted intracorporeal urinary diversion with stentless uretero-enteric anastomosis between March 2014 and July 2016. Diversions were performed either at the time of robotic assisted laparoscopic cystectomy for bladder cancer or urinary diversion for other indications...
January 19, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078463/endoscopic-vacuum-therapy-for-various-defects-of-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract
#17
Florian Kuehn, Gunnar Loske, Leif Schiffmann, Michael Gock, Ernst Klar
BACKGROUND: Postoperative, iatrogenic or spontaneous upper gastrointestinal defects result in significant morbidity and mortality of the patients. In the last few years, endoscopic vacuum therapy (EVT) has been recognized as a new promising method for repairing upper gastrointestinal defects of different etiology. However, probably due to insufficient data and no commercially available system for EVT of the upper gastrointestinal tract, until the end of 2014, covering of esophageal defects with self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) were still the mainstay of endoscopic therapy...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049283/application-of-photodynamic-therapy-in-gastrointestinal-disorders-an-outdated-or-re-emerging-technique
#18
REVIEW
Han Hee Lee, Myung-Gyu Choi, Tayyaba Hasan
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising therapeutic modality that involves the administration of a photosensitizer followed by local illumination with a specific wavelength of light in the presence of oxygen. PDT is minimally invasive, has high selectivity for cancer, and has good patient compliance due to the simplicity of the procedure; therefore, PDT is widely used as a palliative and salvage treatment in patients with various gastrointestinal malignancies. When used as a salvage treatment for locoregional failures after definitive chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer, favorable results have been reported...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045757/left-colonic-bleeding-secondary-to-inferior-mesenteric-vein-stenosis
#19
Thang Q Le, Donald Romanelli
Lower gastrointestinal bleeding is most commonly associated with diverticulosis, ischemic colitis, vascular ectasia, and anorectal disease and less commonly associated with colonic malignancy. Infrequently, it is associated with mesenteric varices, a rare etiology that is not well documented in the radiology literature. We present a case of a 50-year-old man diagnosed as having intermittent left colonic bleeding from mesenteric varices due to a critical stenosis at the portal vein-inferior mesenteric vein confluence...
January 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043931/similar-efficacies-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-gallbladder-drainage-with-a-lumen-apposing-metal-stent-versus-percutaneous-transhepatic-gallbladder-drainage-for-acute%C3%A2-cholecystitis
#20
Shayan Irani, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Anthony Teoh, Uwe Will, Jose Nieto, Barham K Abu Dayyeh, S Ian Gan, Michael Larsen, Hon Chi Yip, Mark D Topazian, Michael J Levy, Christopher C Thompson, Andrew C Storm, Gulara Hajiyeva, Amr Ismail, Yen-I Chen, Majidah Bukhari, Yamile Haito Chavez, Vivek Kumbhari, Mouen A Khashab
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Acute cholecystitis in patients who are not candidates for surgery is often managed with percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PT-GBD). Endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) with a lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS) is an effective alternative to PT-GBD. We compared the technical success of EUS-GBD versus PT-GBD, and patient outcomes, numbers of adverse events (AEs), length of hospital stay, pain scores, and repeat interventions. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to compare EUS-GBD versus PT-GBD at 7 centers (5 in the United States, 1 in Europe, and 1 in Asia), from 2013 through 2015, in management of acute cholecystitis in patients who are not candidates for surgery...
December 30, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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