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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124244/impact-of-loop-tail-ureteral-stents-on-ureteral-stent-related-symptoms-immediately-after-ureteroscopic-lithotripsy-comparison-with-pigtail-ureteral-stents
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Makoto Taguchi, Takaaki Inoue, Kouei Muguruma, Takashi Murota, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Tadashi Matsuda
Purpose: To evaluate urination-related quality of life (QoL) in patients with an indwelling ureteral stent immediately after ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URSL) for upper urinary calculi. We compared the effects of loop-tail and pigtail ureteral stents on urination-related QoL. Materials and Methods: Of 135 patients who underwent URSL between May 2014 and March 2015 at our hospital, we retrospectively analyzed the records of 70 patients (42 men, 28 women; median age, 63 years) in whom the stent tail was positioned inside the bladder without crossing the midline and who completed the core lower urinary tract symptoms score (CLSS) questionnaire pre- and postoperatively...
November 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118803/multimodal-therapy-for-non-superacute-vertebral-basilar-artery-occlusion
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Xiongjun He, Liang Zhang, Juan Yang, Hui Zheng, Kaifeng Li, Yajie Liu
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of multimodal therapy for patients with non-superacute vertebral basilar artery occlusion. Method: We performed a retrospective analysis of multimodal therapy for patients with vertebral basilar artery occlusion. All patients who were beyond the time window to receive intravenous thrombolysis and who had deterioration of symptoms after drug treatment received small-balloon dilatation of the occlusive artery to estimate vascular occlusion aetiology...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096571/elevated-creatine-kinase-due-to-potential-drug-interaction-with-ticagrelor-and-atorvastatin
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Janna C Beavers
PURPOSE: Ticagrelor and atorvastatin are commonly used medications in the management of acute coronary syndrome and percutaneous intervention. This is a report of a patient case of a potential drug interaction leading to the use of alternative therapy. CASE REPORT: A 58-year-old male presented for cardiac catheterization following an abnormal stress test. He underwent placement of a drug-eluting stent and was started on ticagrelor. Three months later, he was noted to have elevated creatine kinase (CK), thought to be related to a potential drug-drug interaction between ticagrelor and atorvastatin...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037089/patient-reported-outcomes-in-nephrolithiasis-can-we-do-better
#4
Jonathan S Ellison, Marc Williams, Francis X Keeley
PURPOSE: Nephrolithiasis contributes significantly to the worldwide healthcare burden. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are widely recognized as important outcome measures for patient-centered care. We sought to summarize what is currently known about PROMs in urinary stone disease and to characterize use of PROMs in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for nephrolithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with nephrolithiasis is reviewed...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988356/image-guided-treatment-of-budd-chiari-syndrome-a-giant-leap-from-the-past-a-small-step-towards-the-future
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Qiuhe Wang, Guohong Han
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a relatively rare vascular disease characterized by hepatic outflow tract obstruction, and image-guided endovascular treatment, namely percutaneous angioplasty, stenting, and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), has proven to be effective treatment modalities to alleviate symptoms and markedly improve the prognosis of the disease. Specifically, a step-wise approach is recommended, i.e., angioplasty and stenting are the prioritized choice for patients with membranous obstruction and short-length stenosis, whereas TIPS is the option for patients who fail this treatment...
October 7, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982785/treatment-of-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysms-with-flow-diverter-stents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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F Cagnazzo, D Mantilla, P-H Lefevre, C Dargazanli, G Gascou, V Costalat
BACKGROUND: The safety and efficacy of flow-diversion treatment of MCA aneurysms have not been well-established. PURPOSE: Our aim was to evaluate angiographic and clinical outcomes after flow diversions for MCA aneurysms. DATA SOURCES: A systematic search of PubMed, MEDLINE, and Embase was performed for studies published from 2008 to May 2017. STUDY SELECTION: According to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, we selected studies with >5 patients describing angiographic and clinical outcomes after flow-diversion treatment of MCA aneurysms...
October 5, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974904/interventional-endoscopic-ultrasound-for-a-symptomatic-pseudocyst-secondary-to-gastric-heterotopic-pancreas
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Hang-Bin Jin, Lei Lu, Jian-Feng Yang, Qi-Feng Lou, Jing Yang, Hong-Zhang Shen, Xiao-Wei Tang, Xiao-Feng Zhang
Heterotopic pancreas (HP) is a relatively uncommon entity that is defined as pancreatic tissue without a true anatomical or vascular connection to the pancreas. HP does not cause symptoms in most cases but can occasionally produce various manifestations, including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and even heterotopic pancreatitis. Here, we report an unusual case in which heterotopic pancreatitis complicated by the formation of a pseudocyst that caused gastric outlet obstruction was diagnosed based on serum hyperamylasemia and findings from endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) cytology...
September 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974830/experience-and-outcomes-of-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-of-tertiary-care-center-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Elmir Jahic
BACKGROUND: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is an emergent percutaneous catheter intervention in the setting of ST-segment elevations myocardial infarction (STEMI), without previous fibrinolytic treatment. AIM: To evaluate the feasibility and outcomes of primary percutaneous coronary interventions for STEMI in regional tertiary care cardiac centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina. METHODS: Between January 2014 and December 2016, consecutive 549 STEMI patients who underwent primary PCI were prospectively enrolled in a primary PCI registry...
June 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971792/modification-of-tubeless-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-with-a-ureteropelvic-junction-stent
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Tian C Zhou, Joshua M Stern
INTRODUCTION: To introduce the ureteropelvic junction stent as a safe and effective modification to tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy for select patients to maintain antegrade access to the collecting system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From April 2014 to December 2015, 31 patients underwent modified tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy with ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) stent left in situ and an extraction string coming out the nephrostomy tract. Primary study endpoints included complications, emergency department visits, or re-admissions...
October 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939567/association-between-gender-and-short-term-outcome-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infraction-participating-in-the-international-prospective-randomised-administration-of-ticagrelor-in-the-catheterisation-laboratory-or-in-the-ambulance-for-new-st-elevation
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Dimitrios Venetsanos, Sofia Sederholm Lawesson, Joakim Alfredsson, Magnus Janzon, Angel Cequier, Mohamed Chettibi, Shaun G Goodman, Arnoud W Van't Hof, Gilles Montalescot, Eva Swahn
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate gender differences in outcomes in patents with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) planned for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). SETTINGS: A prespecified gender analysis of the multicentre, randomised, double-blind Administration of Ticagrelor in the catheterisation Laboratory or in the Ambulance for New ST elevation myocardial Infarction to open the Coronary artery. PARTICIPANTS: Between September 2011 and October 2013, 1862 patients with STEMI and symptom duration <6 hours were included...
September 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932570/the-technique-of-endoscopic-airway-tumor-treatment
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REVIEW
Simone Scarlata, Lello Fuso, Gabriele Lucantoni, Francesco Varone, Daniele Magnini, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Gianni Galluccio
More than half of primary lung cancers are not resectable at diagnosis and 40% of deaths may be secondary to loco-regional disease. Many of these patients suffer from symptoms related to airways obstruction. Indications for therapeutic endoscopic treatment are palliation of dyspnea and other obstructive symptoms in advanced cancerous lesions and cure of early lung cancer. Bronchoscopic management is also indicated for all those patients suffering from benign or minimally invasive neoplasm who are not suitable for surgery due to their clinical conditions...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931344/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-antimicrobial-silver-sulfadiazine-coated-ureteral-stents-with-non-coated-stents
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Ahmed R El-Nahas, Mohammed Lachine, Essam Elsawy, Ahmed Mosbah, Hamdy El-Kappany
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of antimicrobial [silver sulfadiazine (SSD)]-coated ureteral stents with non-coated stents in the prevention of stent-related bacteriuria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted between September 2014 and September 2016 after approval from the local ethics committee. Inclusion criteria were adults who underwent unilateral double-J ureteral stent placement after ureteroscopic lithotripsy...
September 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924588/endoscopic-pancreatic-necrosectomy-why-scuff-when-you-can-flush-the-muck-make-it-an-easy-row-to-hoe
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Rinkesh Kumar Bansal, Rajesh Puri, Narendra S Choudhary, Sumit Bhatia, Nisharg Patel, Saurabh K Patle, Gaurav K Patil, Amit Agarwal, Chandra Prabha, Randhir Sud
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:  Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided drainage of symptomatic pancreatic walled-off necrosis (WON) followed by fully covered self-expanding metal stent (FCSEMS) placement offers several advantages such as higher technical success rate and the option of necrosectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of EUS guided drainage of patients with WON by using FCSEMS and intracavitary lavage with a solution containing hydrogen peroxide and adopting a step-up approach...
September 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913619/bile-duct-obstruction-in-a-patient-treated-with-nivolumab-as-second-line-chemotherapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
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Jumpei Kashima, Yusuke Okuma, Ryoko Shimizuguchi, Kazuro Chiba
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are becoming a standard therapy for non-small-cell lung cancer in the advanced stage. As these ICIs become widely available in clinical practice, immune-related adverse effects will become more common. Here we report a patient with lung adenocarcinoma who was treated with nivolumab and developed obstruction because of biliary inflammation. A 63-year-old Japanese man having lung adenocarcinoma with pleural dissemination complained of epigastric pain on the fifth cycle of nivolumab...
September 14, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905110/-indications-and-technique-for-transconjunctival-optic-nerve-sheath-fenestration-video-article
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REVIEW
W A Lagrèze, N Gross, J Biermann, L Joachimsen
BACKGROUND: Placement of a ventricular shunt is the primary surgical procedure for lowering intracranial pressure in pseudotumor cerebri syndrome; however, if ophthalmological symptoms prevail over neurological symptoms or if there are no neurological symptoms at all, optic nerve sheath fenestration may be a valuable option for relief of pressure on the retrobulbar optic nerve when papilledema caused by pseudotumor cerebri syndrome threatens vision despite previous conservative measures...
October 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892247/short-term-results-of-self-expanding-metal-stents-for-acute-malignant-large-bowel-obstruction
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M Kobborg, M Broholm, E Frostberg, M Jeppesen, I Gögenür
AIM: Self-expanding metal stents (SEMSs) can be used as a palliative treatment or to initially decompress colon prior to definitive surgery (as a so-called 'bridge to surgery'). The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of SEMS used as palliation and bridge to surgery for malignant large bowel obstruction. METHOD: A multicentre retrospective study was conducted from January 2010 to December 2013 to identify patients undergoing stent placement for acute large bowel obstruction...
October 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875096/narrow-complex-ventricular-tachycardia
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Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Sajjad Gul, Mubbasher Syed, Idrees Azher, Robert Mosteller
Myocardial infarctions are frequently complicated by tachyarrhythmias, which commonly have wide QRS complexes (QRS duration > 120 milliseconds). Many published criteria exist to help differentiate between ventricular and supraventricular mechanisms. We present a case of a 61-year-old male with a history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and coronary artery disease with prior stenting of the right coronary artery (RCA). He had been noncompliant with his antiplatelet medication and presented with cardiac arrest secondary to in-stent thrombosis...
July 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872453/allium-stents-a-novel-solution-for-the-management-of-upper-and-lower-urinary-tract-strictures
#18
REVIEW
Gilad Amiel, Zaher Bahouth, Boaz Moskovitz, Sarel Halachmi, Ofer Nativ
Stents are widely use in endoscopic urological procedures. One of the most important indications is the treatment of urinary tract strictures. Allium™ Medical has introduced several types of stents for the treatment of different types of urinary tract strictures, based on anatomic location. All the stents are made of nitinol and coated with a co-polymer that reduces encrustations. These stents are self-expandable and have a large caliber and a high radial force. They have different shapes, designed especially for the treatment of each type of stricture...
October 16, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846540/determinants-of-long-term-outcome-in-patients-after-percutaneous-stent-assisted-management-of-symptomatic-subclavian-or-innominate-artery-stenosis-or-occlusion
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Tadeusz Przewlocki, Leszek Wrotniak, Anna Kablak-Ziembicka, Piotr Pieniazek, Agnieszka Roslawiecka, Daniel Rzeznik, Marcin Misztal, Wojciech Zajdel, Rafał Badacz, Andrzej Sokolowski, Mariusz Trystula, Piotr Musialek, Krzysztof Zmudka
AIMS: Incidence and determinants of restenosis and adverse events after endovascular management (PTA±stent) of the subclavian/innominate artery (SA/IA) stenosis/occlusion remain unclear due to relatively short-term follow-up or limited size of prior studies. This large-scale, long-term prospective study investigated safety, efficacy, and prognosis after SA/IA PTA±stent. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study involved 411 consecutive patients with symptomatic SA/IA stenosis/occlusion; 393 after successful PTA±stent were followed annually for up to 16 (minimum 1) years...
August 29, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835774/endoscopic-management-of-complications-of-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-treatment-of-malignant-esophageal-stenosis-and-tracheoesophageal-fistulas
#20
Renáta Bor, Anna Fábián, Anita Bálint, Klaudia Farkas, Mónika Szűcs, Ágnes Milassin, László Czakó, Mariann Rutka, Tamás Molnár, Zoltán Szepes
BACKGROUND: Self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) implantation may rapidly improve the symptoms of malignant esophageal stenosis and tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEF). However, dysphagia often returns subsequently and repeated endoscopic intervention may be necessary. The aims of the study were to identify the risk factors of complications, and the frequency and efficacy of repeated endoscopic interventions; and to provide technical recommendations on appropriate stent selection. METHODS: We analyzed retrospectively the clinical data of 212 patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer who underwent SEMS implantation...
August 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
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