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Gastrointestinal stents

Jeong Hee Lee, Eung Do Kim, Eun Jung Jun, Hyoung Sun Yoo, Joon Woo Lee
Background: The purpose of this paper is to provide technology trends and information regarding market and prospects in stents used for human blood vessels in Korea and the world.A stent is a medical device in the form of a cylindrical metal net used to normalize flow when blood or other bodily fluids such as biliary fluids are obstructed in blood vessels, gastrointestinal tracts, etc. by inserting the stent into a narrowed or clogged area. Stents are classified into vascular and non-vascular stents...
2018: Biomaterials Research
Guido Woeste
Most procedures in gastrointestinal (GI) surgery require reconstruction with an anastomosis. Depending on the location within the GI tract, the perfusion and comorbidities of the patients there is a risk for anastomotic leakage. In case of peritonitis with sepsis usually a surgical treatment is required. A stable patient can be treated nonoperatively. In the following overview different treatment options of anastomotic leakage after surgery of the GI tract are described. In case of a leakage of an esophagojejunal or esophagogastric anastomosis after resection of the esophagus or stomach endoscopic treatment can be successful using either clip or stent or negative pressure therapy (NPT)...
March 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Vishal Sharma, Sarthak Malik, Harshal S Mandavdhare, Harjeet Singh
Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) is an important tool for treatment of pancreaticobiliary diseases. However, ERCP may be difficult in patients who have altered gastrointestinal anatomy due to congenital or surgical reasons. A 40-year-old male with HIV infection presented with abdominal pain following abdominal trauma. The patient was diagnosed to have traumatic pancreatic injury and underlying situs inversus. The pancreatic fluid collection was drained using radiology guided pigtail placement done for the symptoms of abdominal pain and vomiting...
February 2018: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
Yuji Eso, Norimitsu Uza, Kotaro Shirakawa, Kenji Sawada, Kentaro Katsuragi, Minoru Matsuura, Hiroshi Seno
We herein report a patient with a history of rheumatoid arthritis treated with methotrexate, which caused methotrexate-associated lymphoproliferative disorder and obstructive jaundice due to an enlarged lymph node. The obstructive jaundice was treated with endoscopic biliary stenting. A histopathological examination revealed features of Hodgkin's lymphoma, and chemotherapy with brentuximab vedotin was administered. Cholangiography and duodenoscopy after four rounds of chemotherapy revealed a choledochoduodenal fistula that developed in response to chemotherapy...
March 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
Antonino Granata, Michele Amata, Mario Traina
A 32-year-old gentleman underwent a laparoscopic wedge resection of the stomach for gastrointestinal stromal tumor, with subsequent anastomotic dehiscence treated with urgent surgical revision. Following acute abdominal pain and severe sepsis, the patient was directly referred for a total gastrectomy with esophago-jejunal anastomosis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 11, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Ji Young Bang, Shyam Varadarajulu
Lumen-apposing metal stents are integrated in a single-step delivery system for draining intra-abdominal fluid collections. The theoretic advantage of lumen-apposing stents is the ability to approximate the wall of the drained cavity or organ to the gastrointestinal tract lumen. The use of lumen-apposing stents now includes drainage of organs adjacent to the stomach/duodenum and creation of anastomosis between the stomach and jejunum. The lumen-apposing stents may also serve as a conduit for accessing the remnant stomach for performing biliary tract interventions...
April 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Jaehoon Cho, Ara B Sahakian
The development of new endoscopic techniques, such as gastrointestinal (GI) stenting, full-thickness suturing, clip application, and use of tissue adhesives, has had a significant impact on management of GI fistulae. These techniques have shown promising results, but further study is needed to optimize the efficacy of long-term closure. The advancement of endoscopic techniques, including the use of the lumen apposing metal stent (LAMS), has allowed for the deliberate creation of fistula tracts to apply endoscopic therapy that previously could not be achieved...
April 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Monica Saumoy, Clark Yarber, Michel Kahaleh
The lumen apposing metal stent (LAMS) has historically been used for drainage of pancreatic fluid collections. The unique design of this stent has allowed endoscopists to develop novel uses, including drainage of abscesses adjacent to gastrointestinal lumens, maintaining patency in gastrointestinal strictures, and creating a fistulous tract to bypass altered or compromised anatomy. These alternative uses for the LAMS take advantage of its ability to form a sealed, well-approximated anastomosis. Future applications of the LAMS are continuously being developed as clinicians provide minimally invasive approaches for management of these disease processes...
April 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Francisco Javier Garcia-Alonso, Ramón Sanchez-Ocana, Irene Peñas-Herrero, Ryan Law, Sergio Sevilla-Ribota, Raúl Torres-Yuste, Paula Gil-Simón, Carlos de la Serna Higuera, Manuel Perez-Miranda
BACKGROUND:  Delayed gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and stent migration are known adverse events which may occur following placement of lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMSs). METHODS:  All consecutive patients who underwent LAMS placement between May 2011 and June 2017 at a single tertiary medical center were included. Demographics and procedural details were prospectively collected. Post-procedure follow-up and outcome measures were retrospectively collected...
March 7, 2018: Endoscopy
Denisa Oprisanescu, Denisa Bucur, Vasile Sandru, Ioan Cristian Nedelcu, Madalina Ilie, Ruxandra Oprita, Gabriel Constantinescu
Non-malignant esophageal fistulas have a wide spectrum of clinical and pathological features and it`s important to learn to detect and treat them, due to significant morbidity, mortality and costs. The need for minimally invasive, efficient and also quick procedures is imperative. Esophageal stenting using fully-covered expandable stents has become an increasingly preferred option and addresses to fistulas which arise from 2-3 cm beyond Killian's mouth and up to the gastroesophageal junction. The long-term purpose of the procedure is closure of the fistula and thus healing...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Wen Hu, Jin Tong, Xue Kuang, Weijie Chen, Zengzhang Liu
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are usually prescribed to protect against gastrointestinal bleeding in patients on dual antiplatelet therapy. This meta-analysis reviewed clinical outcomes in patients taking aspirin and clopidogrel, with and without concomitant PPIs to address concerns of adverse reactions. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library for articles published between January 1, 2010 and April 11, 2017. The primary end points were major adverse cardiovascular events and gastrointestinal bleeding...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Stuart K Amateau, Chin Hong Lim, Nicholas M McDonald, Mustafa Arain, Sayeed Ikramuddin, Daniel B Leslie
Traditionally, restoration of normal bowel continuity after resection and bypass of a diseased or obstructed gastrointestinal tract can only be achieved through surgery, which can be technically challenging and comes with a risk of adverse events. Here, we describe our institutions' experience with endoscopic-guided gastroenterostomy or enteroenterostomy with lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS) from March 2015 to August 2016. Ten patients had gastrogastrostomy (gastric pouch to gastric remnant) and three patients had jejunogastrostomy (Roux limb to gastric remnant) for the reversal of Roux-en-Y bariatric surgery...
March 2, 2018: Obesity Surgery
Diogo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, Martin Coronel, Danielle Azevedo Chacon, Ryan Tanigawa, Dalton M Chaves, Sérgio E Matuguma, Marcos E Lera Dos Santos, José Jukemura, Eduardo Guimarâes Hourneaux De Moura
Pancreatic cancer is the second most common malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract in the US, and adenocarcinoma has been identified as the most common type of pancreatic cancer. Different types of pancreatic cancers have been classified: adenocarcinoma, ductal adenosquamous carcinoma, solid pseudopapillary tumors, endocrine neoplasms, acinar cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, cystic tumors, primary lymphoma of the pancreas, and metastatic lesions of the pancreas. Adenosquamous carcinoma is extremely rare, behave in a very aggressive way and is responsible for the 1 to 4% of the pancreatic exocrine neoplastic lesions...
October 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Himerón Limaylla-Vega, Emilio Vega-Gonzales
Iatrogenic bile duct injuries (IBDI) represent a serious surgical complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Often it occurs when the bile duct merges with the cystic duct; and they have been ranked by Strasberg and Bismuth, depending on the degree and level of injury. About third of IBDI recognized during LC, to detect bile leakage. No immediate repair is recommended, especially when the lesion is near the confluence or inflammation is associated. The drain should be established to control leakage of bile and prevent biliary peritonitis, before transferring the patient to a specialist in complex hepatobiliary surgery facility...
October 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Hany Shehab
A post-bariatric surgery leak is a rare but grave condition and remains every bariatric surgeon's nightmare. Endoscopic therapy with the insertion of self-expandable stents provides an effective minimally invasive approach for the management of leaks. Self-expandable stents, however, are still hampered by their tendency for migration and are not always well tolerated. Recently, double-pigtail stents have been proposed as an alternative endoscopic therapeutic modality. Both types of stents have been shown to be very effective in the management of leaks; however, most studies have pooled gastrointestinal leaks due to different etiologies together...
December 16, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
James A Milburn, John S Leeds, Steven A White
Lymphoma arising in the gastrointestinal tract is relatively common and can affect multiple sites. The development of a gastrointestinal fistula secondary to lymphoma is very rare and has not previously been reported between the duodenum and ileum. This is the first reported care where a fistula secondary to lymphoma has been treated by an endoscopic covered duodenal stent occluding the defect rather than surgical intervention. This strategy permitted early commencement of curative intent chemotherapy which led to tumour shrinkage and fistula closure...
December 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Guntram Lock, Thies Daniels, Lars Kock
An 81-year-old patient with significant cardiac comorbidities, a history of sigmoid resection 6 years ago, and iliac bypass surgery 19 years ago presented with mild hematochezia for the previous 3 days. While hemodynamically stable at first, he developed massive bleeding during preparation for colonoscopy and underwent a short course of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Colonoscopy revealed no active bleeding but a protuberance of the colonic wall and a coagulation clot. In ultrasonography immediately after endoscopy, a large aneurysm was diagnosed and diagnosis of an iliaco-colonic fistula was assumed...
February 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Reem Sharaiha, Amrita Sethi, Ali Siddiqui, Christopher J DiMaio, Susana Gonzalez, Jason Rogart, Sophia Jagroop, Jessica Widmer, Jennifer Im, Raza Abbas Hasan, Sobia Laique, Tamas Gonda, John Poneros, Amit Desai, Katherine Wong, Vipin Villgran, Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, Majidah Bukhari, Yen-I Chen, Ruben Hernaez, Yuri Hanada, Omid Sanaei, Amol Agarwal, Anthony N Kalloo, Vivek Kumbhari, Vikesh Singh, Mouen A Khashab
Background and study aims : Self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) have been increasingly used in benign conditions (e. g. strictures, fistulas, leaks, and perforations). Fully covered SEMS (FSEMS) were introduced to avoid undesirable consequences of partially covered SEMS (PSEMS), but come with higher risk of stent migration. Endoscopic suturing (ES) for stent fixation has been shown to reduce migration of FSEMS. Our aim was to compare the outcomes of FSEMS with ES (FS/ES) versus PSEMS in patients with benign upper gastrointestinal conditions...
February 2018: Endoscopy International Open
Amy Hosmer, Mohamed M Abdelfatah, Ryan Law, Todd H Baron
Background and study aims:  Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) in patients with complex surgically-altered anatomy (SAA) is technically demanding and has limitations. Developments in EUS-guided procedures allow alternative approaches for patients with altered gastrointestinal anatomy and biliary lithiasis. Patients and methods:  Single-center, retrospective review of prospectively entered patients with SAA who underwent EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy (HGS) followed by an interval antegrade endoscopic clearance of biliary lithiasis...
February 2018: Endoscopy International Open
Kimon Bekelis, Chiang-Hua Chang, David Malenka, Nancy E Morden
Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use is growing as monotherapy and combined with platelet inhibitors. The safety of such combination therapy, especially in comparison to regimens including warfarin, in real world populations remains uncertain. We investigated hemorrhage associated with DOAC and antiplatelet combination therapy in a cohort of elderly coronary artery stent recipients. We employed Medicare data 2010-2013 for a 40% random sample of beneficiaries enrolled in inpatient, outpatient and prescription benefits...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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