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Stent-related symptoms

Yiloren Tanidir, Naside Mangir, Ahmet Sahan, Muhammed Sulukaya
PURPOSE: Ureteric stents are frequently used in urology practice and can cause significant impairment in quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to validate the Ureteral Stent Symptoms Questionnaire (USSQ) to be used in the evaluation of stent-related symptoms and impairment in QoL in Turkish-speaking patients. METHODS: After linguistic validation of the original USSQ into Turkish language, the Turkish version of the USSQ (T-USSQ) was self-administered to all participants at week 1 and 4 after stent placement for test-retest reliability and internal consistency and at week 8 (4 weeks after stent removal) for sensitivity to change analysis...
October 20, 2016: World Journal of Urology
Huilei Yan, Yunhui Wang, Rong Sun, Yuanshan Cui
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of antimuscarinics alone or in combination with alpha-blockers for the treatment of ureteral stent-related symptoms. METHODS: The databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, the Cochrane Controlled Trial Register of Controlled Trials from 2000 to February 2016 were searched to identify randomized controlled trials that referred to the use of a combination of antimuscarinics and alpha-blockers for the treatment of ureteral stent-related symptoms...
October 20, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Joshua T Chai, Luca Biasiolli, Linqing Li, Mohammad Alkhalil, Francesca Galassi, Chris Darby, Alison W Halliday, Linda Hands, Timothy Magee, Jeremy Perkins, Ed Sideso, Ashok Handa, Peter Jezzard, Matthew D Robson, Robin P Choudhury
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to: 1) provide tissue validation of quantitative T2 mapping to measure plaque lipid content; and 2) investigate whether this technique could discern differences in plaque characteristics between symptom-related and non-symptom-related carotid plaques. BACKGROUND: Noninvasive plaque lipid quantification is appealing both for stratification in treatment selection and as a possible predictor of future plaque rupture. However, current cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) methods are insensitive, require a coalesced mass of lipid core, and rely on multicontrast acquisition with contrast media and extensive post-processing...
October 6, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Daisy Walter, Petra G A van Boeckel, Marcel J M Groenen, Bas L A M Weusten, Ben J Witteman, Gi Tan, Menno A Brink, Jan Nicolai, Adriaan C Tan, Joyce Alderliesten, Niels G Venneman, Wim Laleman, Jeroen M Jansen, Alexander Bodelier, Frank L Wolters, Laurens A van der Waaij, Ronald Breumelhof, Frans T M Peters, Robbert C H Scheffer, Ewout W Steyerberg, Anne M May, Max Leenders, Meike M C Hirdes, Frank P Vleggaar, Peter D Siersema
OBJECTIVE: For palliation of extrahepatic bile duct obstruction, self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) are superior to plastic stents in terms of stent patency and occurrence of stent dysfunction. We assessed health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after stent placement to investigate whether this also results in a difference in HRQoL between patients treated with a plastic stent or SEMS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized multicenter trial included 219 patients who were randomized to receive plastic stent (n=73) or SEMS [uncovered (n=75) and covered (n=71); n=146] placement...
October 12, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
F Soria, J E de la Cruz, E Morcillo, J Rioja, F M Sánchez-Margallo
Double-J ureteral stents disposal is associated with the appearance of side effects in up to 90% of the patients. The main causes of these symptoms are related to stent's design and the materials they are manufactured from. Vesicoureteral reflux and bladder trigone irritation are the etiopathogenic causes of ureteral stents associated morbidity. Due to this, and in order to improve patients' quality of life, stents that avoid reflux have been developed. Among anti-reflux designs, the first was a double-J stent the bladder tip of which is provided with a polymeric membrane that prevents retrograde flow of urine through its internal drainage channel...
October 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
A Serrano, J Salinas, S López de Alda, F Parra, M Sánchez, M A Ruiz León, J Moreno
Double J stents are used in Urology in an important number of pathologies. These devices contribute to solve very prevalent pathologies such as upper urinary tract lithiasis. However, there are very frequent symptoms associated with double J catheters that may produce a very important constraint on the quality of life of patients. Although theses symptoms are not severe in most cases, they require medical treatment to be solved in certain patients. Several types of drugs such as analgesics, anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, anticholinergics and alpha-blockers have been used for this pathology, with variable results depending on the authors...
October 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
Xavier Chaufour, Julien Gaudric, Yann Goueffic, Réda Hassen Khodja, Patrick Feugier, Sergei Malikov, Guillaume Beraud, Jean-Baptiste Ricco
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is widely used with excellent results, but its infectious complications can be devastating. In this paper, we report a multicenter experience with infected EVAR, symptoms, and options for explantation and their outcome. METHODS: We have reviewed all consecutive endograft explants for infection at 11 French university centers following EVAR, defined as index EVAR, from 1998 to 2015. Diagnosis of infected aortic endograft was made on the basis of clinical findings, cultures, imaging studies, and intraoperative findings...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Chun Fang, Hua-Qiao Tan, Hong-Jie Han, Hao Feng, Ji-Chong Xu, Shuo Yan, Zhi-Yu Nie, Ling-Jing Jin, Fei Teng
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial blood blister-like aneurysm (BBA) is a rare type of aneurysm that lacks all layers of the arterial wall. These fragile aneurysms have the propensity to rupture with minimal manipulation, which makes them hazardous and difficult to treat. The present study evaluated the safety and feasibility of endovascular treatment of BBAs with the Willis covered stent. MATERIALS: Thirteen patients (7 men and 6 women, age range 28-68 years) who presented with ruptured BBAs and were treated with the Willis covered stent were retrospectively reviewed...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Qiang Gao, Chao Huang, Binbin Sun, Bhutto M Aqeel, Jing Wang, Weiming Chen, Xiumei Mo, Xinjian Wan
Stent insertion and chemical agents of ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid and sodium cholate for dissolving common bile duct stone diseases through extra biliary tract infusion have been believed a relatively effective therapeutics for the clinical symptom. Core-shell nanofibers produced by co-axial electrospinning to deliver chemical drugs, biomacromolecules, genes and even cells have been reported for various advanced drug delivery system and tissue engineering applications. In the present study, poly (lactide-co-ɛ-caprolactone) (PLCL) core-shell nanofiber-coated film of stent, loaded with ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid and sodium cholate in core layer, was fabricated by co-axial electrospinning for treating gallstone disease...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
Jeffrey L Saver, Mayank Goyal, Aad van der Lugt, Bijoy K Menon, Charles B L M Majoie, Diederik W Dippel, Bruce C Campbell, Raul G Nogueira, Andrew M Demchuk, Alejandro Tomasello, Pere Cardona, Thomas G Devlin, Donald F Frei, Richard du Mesnil de Rochemont, Olvert A Berkhemer, Tudor G Jovin, Adnan H Siddiqui, Wim H van Zwam, Stephen M Davis, Carlos Castaño, Biggya L Sapkota, Puck S Fransen, Carlos Molina, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Ángel Chamorro, Hester Lingsma, Frank L Silver, Geoffrey A Donnan, Ashfaq Shuaib, Scott Brown, Bruce Stouch, Peter J Mitchell, Antoni Davalos, Yvo B W E M Roos, Michael D Hill
IMPORTANCE: Endovascular thrombectomy with second-generation devices is beneficial for patients with ischemic stroke due to intracranial large-vessel occlusions. Delineation of the association of treatment time with outcomes would help to guide implementation. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the period in which endovascular thrombectomy is associated with benefit, and the extent to which treatment delay is related to functional outcomes, mortality, and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage...
September 27, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
A Gombert, J Grommes, G Schick, M Binnebösel, C Klink, M J Jacobs, D Kotelis
OBJECTIVE: Aortoesophageal fistulas are rare and life-threatening conditions. Till now, an association between an aortoesophageal fistula and sarcoidoisis has not been reported yet. The aim of this report is to demonstrate a case of aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) secondary to sarcoidosis and its multistage interdisciplinary surgical therapy. CASE REPORT: A 66-year-old male was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2014. He has been treated with glucocorticoids since then and no severe health restrictions due the disease had occurred...
September 23, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Franklin C Lee, Sarah K Holt, Ryan S Hsi, Brandon Haynes, Jonathan D Harper
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the use of a Belladonna and Opium (B&O) rectal suppository administered immediately prior to ureteroscopy and stent placement could reduce stent-related discomfort. METHODS: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled study was performed from August 2013 to December 2014. 71 subjects were enrolled and randomized to receive a B&O (15mg/30mg) or placebo suppository after induction of general anesthesia immediately prior to ureteroscopy and stent placement...
September 19, 2016: Urology
Brittany A Potz, Thomas J Miner
Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) is a common problem associated with advanced malignancies of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Palliative treatment of patients' symptoms who present with GOO is an important aspect of their care. Surgical palliation of malignancy is defined as a procedure performed with the intention of relieving symptoms caused by an advanced malignancy or improving quality of life. Palliative treatment for GOO includes operative (open and laparoscopic gastrojejunostomy) and non-operative (endoscopic stenting) options...
August 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Ehtisham Mahmud, Florian Schmid, Peter Kalmar, Hannes Deutschmann, Franz Hafner, Peter Rief, Marianne Brodmann
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of a robotic-assisted platform (CorPath 200, Corindus Vascular Robotics, Waltham, Massachusetts) for treating peripheral artery disease. BACKGROUND: A robotic-assisted platform for percutaneous coronary intervention is available for treating coronary artery disease. METHODS: In this prospective single-arm trial, patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (Rutherford class 2 to 5) affecting the femoropoplital artery were enrolled...
October 10, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Elizabeth Hitchner, Brittanie D Baughman, Salil Soman, Becky Long, Allyson Rosen, Wei Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Carotid interventions are important in helping to reduce the risk of stroke for patients with high-grade carotid artery stenosis; however, subclinical cerebral microemboli can occur during these procedures. Associations have been found between the incidence of microemboli and postoperative decline in memory. We therefore sought to determine whether this decline persisted long-term and to assess changes in other cognitive domains. METHODS: Patients were prospectively recruited under an Institutional Review Board-approved protocol at a single academic center...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Barbara Geeroms, Wim Laleman, Annouschka Laenen, Sam Heye, Chris Verslype, Schalk van der Merwe, Frederik Nevens, Geert Maleux
PURPOSE: To retrospectively analyse long-term patency and overall survival of cirrhotic patients treated with TIPSS using e-PTFE-covered stents. Additionally, prognostic factors for better patency and survival were analysed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and eighty-five consecutive cirrhotic patients with severe portal hypertension-related symptoms were included. Follow-up, including clinical assessment and duplex ultrasound, was analysed up to end of study, patient's death, liver transplantation or TIPSS-reduction...
September 15, 2016: European Radiology
Li-Na Dai, Ying-Wei Chen, Wei-Hui Yan, Li-Na Lu, Yi-Jing Tao, Wei Cai
BACKGROUND: Hereditary pancreatitis (HP) is quite rare and is distinguished by incomplete penetrance presentation as early-onset relapsing pancreatitis, usually beginning in childhood. HP is now known to be commonly relevant to mutations in the PRSS1 (gene-encoding cationic trypsinogen), SPINK1 (serine protease inhibitor, Kazal type 1), CFTR (cystic fibrosis), carboxypeptidase A1 (CPA1), and chymotrypsin C (CTRC) genes as reported in some Caucasian studies. HP has a variable spectrum of severity and may develop complications...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jamie K Capal, David Neal Franz
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a relatively rare genetic disorder, affecting one in 6,000 births. Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors, such as everolimus, which have been previously used to prevent solid organ transplant rejection, augment anticancer treatment regimens, and prevent neovascularization of artificial cardiac stents, are now approved for treating TSC-related manifestations, such as subependymal giant cell astrocytomas and renal angiomyolipomas. The use of everolimus in treating subependymal giant cell astrocytomas is supported by long-term Phase II and III clinical trials...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Samir Bidnur, Melissa Huynh, Nathan Hoag, Ben Chew
Ureteral stents are one of the most commonly used urologic devices with the purpose of establishing and maintaining ureteral patency. They are also associated with a number of complications including infection, migration, stent-related symptoms, and encrustation, leading to lithiasis. Prolonged stent dwell time is associated with a greater degree of these complications. We present the case of a 36-year-old man who presented with a severely encrusted ureteral stent that had been placed 12.5 years prior for an obstructive left-sided ureteral stone and was lost to follow-up...
2016: J Endourol Case Rep
Sataa Sallami, Mohamed Mongi Mighri, Mahmoud Benatta, Hassen Khouni, Sana Abou El Makarim, Mohamed Allouch, Hassen Touinsi
OBJECTIVE: Pre-existing renal lesions (PERL) may interfere with the patho-physiology of trauma, alter the radiographic imaging and influence the therapeutic approach. The aims of this study were to record the PERL found incidentally during blunt renal trauma, to specify the place for effective conservative management and to determin the estimated partial permanent disability (PPD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The medical records of 14 patients with PERL and blunt renal trauma were reviewed...
March 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
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