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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512648/revision-of-biliary-sphincterotomy-by-re-cut-balloon-dilation-or-temporary-stenting-comparison-of-clinical-outcome-and-complication-rate-with-video
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Gianfranco Donatelli, Jean-Loup Dumont, Fabrizio Cereatti, Thierry Tuszynski, Bertrand Marie Vergeau, Bruno Meduri
Background and study aims Revision of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) may be necessary following previous biliary endoscopic sphincterotomy for recurrent biliary symptoms related to biliary stone recurrence, cholangitis or post-biliary endoscopic sphincterotomy (bEST) papillary stenosis and cholestasis. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical outcome and complication rate associated with re-cut, balloon dilation and biliary metal stenting in revision ERCP. Patients and methods From January 2010 to January 2015, 139 subjects with stigma of a previous sphincterotomy required a revision ERCP (64 Men/75 Women; mean age 71 years; range 32 - 101 years)...
May 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501658/hybridizing-the-sandwich-and-chimney-techniques-in-the-endovascular-repair-of-coarctation-of-the-aortic-arch-and-postcoarctation-ectasia-concomitant-with-a-left-subclavian-artery-aneurysm
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Mingguang Zhang, Hao Nie, Xinyu Gui, Jiang Shao, Bao Liu, Yongjun Li, Changwei Liu, Yuehong Zheng
Coarctation of aorta is a rare congenital malformation and is usually accompanied by other cardiac or vascular lesions. In this case we describe a 51-year-old patient presented with coarctation of the aortic arch and postcoarctation ectasia concomitant with a left subclavian artery aneurysm. Endovascular therapy included the deployment of an inverted wedge-shaped covered stent inserted by a long "chimney" stent and another cylinder-covered stent, forming a "sandwich"-like configuration. The symptoms were alleviated after surgery, and no perioperative or stent-graft-related complications were observed at a 2-year follow-up...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485182/a-quantitative-angiographic-comparison-of-restenotic-tissue-following-placement-of-drug-eluting-stents-and-bare-metal-stents-in-symptomatic-patients-with-femoropopliteal-disease
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Gary M Ansel, Michael R Jaff, Jeffrey J Popma, Anthony J Battisti, Aaron E Lottes, Paul Harnish, Michael D Dake
PURPOSE: To evaluate the patterns of in-stent restenosis (ISR) within femoropopliteal bare metal stents (BMS) and drug-eluting stents (DES) as determined by quantitative angiographic analysis. METHODS: Utilizing results from independent core laboratory angiographic imaging analysis, quantitative assessment of the restenotic tissue burden was evaluated in 33 patients with symptomatic femoropopliteal ISR, including 20 lesions in 19 patients (mean age 71.5±8.1 years; 11 men) treated with DES and 14 lesions in 14 patients (mean age 70...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479454/the-current-status-of-carotid-endarterectomy-part-i-randomized-trials-versus-medical-management
#4
Norman R Hertzer
A vascular surgeon is consulted to evaluate a patient because of carotid stenosis. By the time the surgeon enters the examining room or arrives at the bedside, he (she) is aware of the sex and age of the patient as well as the severity of the stenosis on a recent high-quality imaging study. After asking if the patient has had any related symptoms and how long ago they occurred, the surgeon has all of the information that is necessary to determine, in the absence of serious comorbidities, whether this patient is an appropriate candidate for carotid intervention and even how quickly it should be performed...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472975/visceral-artery-pseudoaneurysms-two-case-reports-and-a%C3%A2-review-of-the-literature
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Amna Abdelgabar, Olivier d'Archambeau, Joachim Maes, Filip Van den Brande, Peter Cools, Roger R Rutsaert
BACKGROUND: Visceral artery pseudoaneurysms are relatively rare but have a high mortality rate in case of rupture. Their detection in the last decades is rising due to an increased use of computed tomography and angiography. However, due to the nonspecific nature of the clinical symptoms and signs, diagnosis is often delayed or missed. We describe two cases of patients presenting with nonspecific abdominal complaints and anemia leading to a diagnosis of visceral pseudoaneurysm. Both cases are successfully treated with a different endovascular intervention...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466075/the-use-of-cook-resonance-metallic-ureteral-stent-in-cases-of-obstructive-uropathy-from-persistent-neoureteral-stenosis-following-kidney-transplantation
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Victoria Stainer, Rachel Jones, Sanjay Agawal, Iqbal S Shergill
Introduction: Following kidney transplantation, persistent cases of obstructive uropathy from neoureteral stenosis, at the reimplantation site, may require management with permanent, long-term Double-J stenting, following failed open surgical and minimally invasive procedures. We report our experience of the use of Cook Resonance(®) metallic ureteral stent to manage such cases endourologically. Materials and Methods: Medium-term follow-up of two cases requiring long-term ureteral stenting. Medical records, operative details, and radiologic data were reviewed...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458836/acute-pancreatitis-caused-by-pancreatic-ischemia-after-tevar-combined-with-intentional-celiac-artery-coverage-and-embolization-of-the-branches-of-the-celiac-artery
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Yohei Kawatani, Hirotsugu Kurobe, Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Yuji Suda, Yoshinori Okuma, Shinichiro Sato, Toru Hashimoto, Takaki Hori
Covering and embolizing the celiac artery has been reported to be a relatively safe procedure, owing to the rich collateral pathway between the celiac artery and superior mesenteric artery. A 69-year-old man presented with an aneurysm on the distal descending aorta. The proximity of the aneurysm to the celiac artery origin necessitated covering the artery with a stent graft. Additionally, the celiac trunk was short, increasing the risk for Type II endoleak. The origin of the celiac artery was covered after embolization of the branches of the celiac artery...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455489/st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-with-acute-stent-thrombosis-presenting-as-intractable-hiccups-an-unusual-case
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Fan Zhang, Nosakhare Douglas Tongo, Victoria Hastings, Parisa Kanzali, Ziqiang Zhu, Hal Chadow, Shahrokh E Rafii
BACKGROUND Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can present with atypical chest pain or symptoms not attributed to heart disease, such as indigestion. Hiccups, a benign and self-limited condition, can become persistent or intractable with overlooked underlying etiology. There are various causes of protracted hiccups, including metabolic abnormalities, psychogenic disorders, malignancy, central nervous system pathology, medications, pulmonary disorders, or gastrointestinal etiologies. It is rarely attributed to cardiac disease...
April 29, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444492/optimal-radial-force-and-size-for-palliation-in-gastroesophageal-adenocarcinoma-a-comparative-analysis-of-current-stent-technology
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Nsehniitooh Mbah, Prejesh Philips, Michael J Voor, Robert C G Martin
BACKGROUND: The optimal use of esophageal stents for malignant and benign esophageal strictures continues to be plagued with variability in pain tolerance, migration rates, and reflux-related symptoms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences in radial force exhibited by a variety of esophageal stents with respect to the patient's esophageal stricture. METHODS: Radial force testing was performed on eight stents manufactured by four different companies using a hydraulic press and a 5000 N force gage...
April 25, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409546/clinical-correlation-with-failure-of-endovenous-therapy-for-leg-swelling
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Ahmad Alsheekh, Anil Hingorani, Natalie Marks, Yuriy Ostrozhynskyy, Enrico Ascher
Background The development and use of minimally invasive procedures provide improved options for the management of symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency. While many patients with iliac venous occlusive disease and superficial venous insufficiency improve with combined iliac venous stenting and correction of superficial venous reflux, some patients have symptoms which persist. The goal of this study was to identify clinical factors related to persistent symptoms in patients with leg swelling after treatment of both iliac vein stenting and thermal ablation...
June 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409444/locally-invasive-thyroid-cancer-options-for-a-treatment
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Nicola Avenia, Jacopo Vannucci, Massimo Monacelli, Andrea Polistena, Francesco Puma
Local invasion to neighbor organs by thyroid cancer is an important prognosticator and requires different therapeutic approach. Which one is the possible best treatment option and results are evaluated in this study. A single-institution experience in thyroid cancer invading the airway is evaluated retrospectively (1990-2016). Facts regarding patients' demographics, disease history, comorbidities, condition at first evaluation and reason for referral are analyzed. Hospital records and treatment details are extracted from charts and Institutional folders...
April 13, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381783/endoscopic-ultrasonography-guided-biliary-drainage-for-repetitive-acute-cholangitis-of-the-accessory-hepatic-duct-obstructed-by-clipping-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Fumisato Kozakai, Yoshihide Kanno, Kei Ito, Shinsuke Koshita, Takahisa Ogawa, Hiroaki Kusunose, Kaori Masu, Toshitaka Sakai, Yoshiharu Masaki, Toji Murabayashi, Sho Hasegawa, Yutaka Noda
An 88-year-old man who had been suffering from repetitive fever and abdominal pain every few months for several years was diagnosed with localized acute cholangitis and referred to our center. Various examinations, including computed tomography (CT) and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), revealed that the accessary hepatic duct was obstructed by clips used during laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed 7 years previously. It was not possible to approach the completely isolated duct via the transpapillary route...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373302/predictors-for-symptomatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-after-endovascular-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Yonggang Hao, Dong Yang, Huaiming Wang, Wenjie Zi, Meng Zhang, Yu Geng, Zhiming Zhou, Wei Wang, Haowen Xu, Xiguang Tian, Penghua Lv, Yuxiu Liu, Yunyun Xiong, Xinfeng Liu, Gelin Xu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (SICH) pose a major safety concern for endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke. This study aimed to evaluate the risk and related factors of SICH after endovascular treatment in a real-world practice. METHODS: Patients with stroke treated with stent-like retrievers for recanalizing a blocked artery in anterior circulation were enrolled from 21 stroke centers in China. Intracranial hemorrhage was classified as symptomatic and asymptomatic ones according to Heidelberg Bleeding Classification...
May 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366302/results-of-the-valor-ii-trial-of-the-medtronic-valiant-thoracic-stent-graft
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Mark F Conrad, James Tuchek, Robert Freezor, Joseph Bavaria, Rodney White, Ronald Fairman
BACKGROUND: The 1-year results of endovascular exclusion of degenerative descending thoracic aortic aneurysms (DTA) with the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft (Medtronic Vascular, Santa Rosa, Calif) have been previously reported. With long-term follow-up now complete, the 5-year results are reported. METHODS: The VALOR II trial (Evaluation of the Clinical Performance of the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft System in the Treatment of Descending Thoracic Aneurysms of Degenerative Etiology in Subjects Who Are Candidates for Endovascular Repair) was a prospective, nonrandomized trial of the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft system in patients with degenerative DTA...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348475/giant-intrahepatic-portal-vein-aneurysm-leave-it-or-treat-it
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Amit Shrivastava, Jagdeesh S Rampal, D Nageshwar Reddy
Portal vein aneurysm (PVA) is a rare vascular dilatation of the portal vein. It is a rare vascular anomaly representing less than 3% of all visceral aneurysms and is not well understood. Usually, PVA are incidental findings, are asymptomatic, and clinical symptoms are proportionally related to size. Patients present with nonspecific epigastric pain or gastrointestinal bleeding with underlying portal hypertension. PVA may be associated with various complications such as biliary tract compression, portal vein thrombosis/rupture, duodenal compression, gastrointestinal bleeding, and inferior vena cava obstruction...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344784/effects-of-tamsulosin-and-tolterodine-on-double-j-stent-related-symptoms-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Mahmoudreza Moradi, Hossein Abdi, Sina Ebrahimi, Haress Rezaee, Kaveh Kaseb
BACKGROUND: Ureteral double J stent are routinely applied for urologic patients although stent-related symptoms are common. Several attempts have been reported to minimize these symptoms. OBJECTIVE: To compare Tolterodine, Tamsulosin, and placebo effects on double J stent-related symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHOD: In all, 125 patients (82 males and 43 females) with double J stent were randomly divided into three groups (group 1, n: 42, group2, n: 40 and group 3, n: 43)...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341575/the-use-of-a-colapinto-tips-needle-under-cone-beam-computed-tomography-guidance-for-true-lumen-re-entry-in-subintimal-recanalization-of-chronic-iliac-artery-occlusion
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Huei-Lung Liang, Ming-Feng Li, Chia-Ling Chiang, Matt Chiung-Yu Chen, Chieh-Jen Wu, Huay-Ben Pan
BACKGROUND: To report the technique and clinical outcome of subintimal re-entry in chronic iliac artery occlusion by using a Colapinto transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) needle under rotational angiography (cone-beam computed tomography; CT) imaging guidance. METHODS: Patients with chronic iliac artery occlusion with earlier failed attempts at conventional percutaneous recanalization during the past 5 years were enrolled in our study. In these patients, an ipsilateral femoral access route was routinely utilized in a retrograde fashion...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323735/covered-balloon-expanding-stents-in-airway-stenosis
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Adnan Majid, Fayez Kheir, Jey Chung, Daniel Alape, Bryan Husta, Scott Oh, Erik Folch
BACKGROUND: The balloon-expanding stents are widely available but rarely described for use within the tracheobronchial tree. This report describes our experience with these stents in airway stenosis particularly as a lobar salvage therapy. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of all records in which the balloon-expanding stents were used at a tertiary medical center. Ages, sex, location of stenosis, etiology of stenosis, stent size, duration of stent placement and associated interventions for airway stenosis were recorded...
April 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315029/metallic-stent-expansion-rate-at-day-one-predicts-stent-patency-in-patients-with-gastric-outlet-obstruction
#19
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...
May 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265129/deep-vein-thrombosis-interventions-in-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Resmi Ann Charalel, Suresh Vedantham
The presence of cancer increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), DVT recurrence, and treatment-related bleeding, and therefore offers distinctive clinical considerations when planning treatment. Anticoagulation with a low-molecular-weight heparin is the preferred initial and long-term therapy in cancer patients. Inferior vena cava filters may be used judiciously for patients with cancer-related DVT who have contraindications to anticoagulation or who exhibit breakthrough pulmonary embolism (PE) despite anticoagulation, but should be removed when the PE risk is felt to subside...
March 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
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