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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914884/clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-survival-in-cholangiocarcinoma-a-prospective-study
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Larisa Vasilieva, Stefanos I Papadhimitriou, Alexandra Alexopoulou, Ioannis Kostopoulos, Konstantinos Papiris, Dimitrios Pavlidis, Dimitrios Xinopoulos, Andreas Romanos, Spyridon P Dourakis
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is difficult. The present study aimed to assess the clinical features, diagnosis, and survival in CCA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective study on 46 patients with CCA who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or surgical resection and 20 controls with a clinical and ERCP suspicion for CCA in whom surgical biopsy and/or 4-year follow-up showed a benign biliary stricture...
November 30, 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905307/oriental-cholangiohepatitis-recurrent-pyogenic-cholangitis-a-case-series-from-the-netherlands-and-brief-review-of-the-literature
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K E Verweij, H van Buuren
Oriental cholangiohepatitis is a condition occurring in the Asian population, characterised by recurrent bacterial cholangitis and presence of calculi within the intrahepatic bile ducts, biliary strictures and an increased risk for cholangiocarcinoma. It is an uncommon disease in the West that may not always be considered. The therapeutic approach is multidisciplinary and highly individual, and includes antibiotic therapy, endoscopic and percutaneous biliary drainage with stone removal and dilation of strictures, and in selected cases surgical resection of affected liver segments...
November 2016: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904860/interventional-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Jianwei Zhu, Zhendong Jin
BACKGROUND: Palliative therapy and primarily chemoradiotherapy are the mainstream treatments in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer (PC). Conventional endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided interventional therapy has emerged as an important procedure for PC management. In this review, the progress in conventional endoscopy and EUS for PC management is discussed. SUMMARY: For local palliative therapy against PC, EUS-guided fine needle injection (FNI) could deliver different kinds of agents, such as radioactive seeds and fiducials...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904250/diagnosis-and-management-of-postoperative-biliary-leaks
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REVIEW
Arian M Nikpour, R Justin Knebel, Danny Cheng
Postoperative biliary leaks have become more common in the past three decades since the development of laparoscopic biliary surgery. The role of the radiologist and interventional radiologist is important in the diagnosis and treatment of such complications, and can play an adjunctive role in the definitive surgical repair. Ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, nuclear medicine cholescintigraphy studies, and percutaneous transhepatic cholangiograms (PTC) are the various imaging modalities used for diagnosis...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904248/percutaneous-cholecystostomy-evidence-based-current-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Karan Gulaya, Shamit S Desai, Kent Sato
The role of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) in the management of acute cholecystitis and cholangitis is outlined in the revised 2013 Tokyo Guidelines. These two emergencies constitute the vast majority of PC performed today for therapeutic purposes, and research has repeatedly shown the utility of PC in these conditions. PC is typically employed in the management of critically ill patients who are not surgical candidates. Indications and contraindications to PC are reviewed. Additional innovative applications of PC have been developed since it was first described in 1980...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904247/biliary-interventions-tools-and-techniques-of-the-trade-access-cholangiography-biopsy-cholangioscopy-cholangioplasty-stenting-stone-extraction-and-brachytherapy
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REVIEW
Osman Ahmed, Sipan Mathevosian, Bulent Arslan
Therapeutic access to the biliary system is generally limited to endoscopic or percutaneous approaches. A variety of percutaneous transhepatic biliary interventions are applicable for the diagnosis and treatment of biliary system pathologies, the majority of which may be performed in conjunction with one another. The backbone of nearly all of these interventions is percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography for opacification of the biliary tree, after which any number of therapeutic or diagnostic modalities may be pursued...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904244/management-of-malignant-biliary-obstruction
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REVIEW
Jonathan M Lorenz
The diagnosis of malignant biliary obstruction combines the use of clinical evaluation, diagnostic imaging, tissue sampling, and minimally invasive options with the initial goal of identifying candidates for curative resection. The most common causes of obstruction are pancreatic adenocarcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma, and most cases are too advanced for surgical options. Interventional radiologists and gastroenterologists offer palliative options for biliary drainage such as plastic stents and catheters, bare metal stents, and covered stents...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902614/associating-pancreaticostomy-and-biliary-irrigation-for-staged-pancreaticoduodenectomy-approach-to-pancreatic-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-with-recurrent-cholangitis-and-severe-jaundice-a-case-report
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Chao Dai, Siyuan Lou, Fan Zhou
PATIENT CONCERNS: A 63-year-old man was hospitalized with history of abdominal pain since more than 1 year, and that of fever with chills since 2 weeks. DIAGNOSES: Based on the laboratory investigations and radiologic findings, a preliminary diagnosis of pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) with recurrent cholangitis and severe jaundice was made. INTERVENTIONS: An initial attempt at endoscopic and image-guided drainage proved unsuccessful...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895426/influence-of-night-duty-on-endoscopic-therapy-for-bile-duct-stones
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Mitsuru Sugimoto, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Yuichi Waragai, Mika Takasumi, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
AIM: To examine the influence of night duty (ND) on endoscopic therapy for biliary duct stones. METHODS: The subjects consisted of 133 patients who received initial endoscopic therapy for biliary duct stones performed by eight endoscopists after they had been on (ND group, n = 34 patients) or not [day duty (DD) group, n = 99 patients]. Patient characteristics (age, gender, history of abdominal surgery, transverse diameter of the largest stone, number of stones), years of experience of the endoscopists, endoscopic procedures [sphincterotomy, papillary balloon dilation (EPBD), papillary large balloon dilation (EPLBD)], and outcomes of initial endoscopy (procedure time; rate of stone removal by the first endoscopist; procedure success rate by the first endoscopist: removal of stones or endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage; rate of final stone removal; final procedure success rate; complications; hospitalization after the procedure) were compared retrospectively between the two groups...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888532/biliary-strictures-complicating-liver-transplantation-in-pediatric-patients-experience-in-a-south-american-transplant-center
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A Holguin, S Rodriguez-Takeuchi, L Ospina, D Acosta, V Botero, L Thomas, J Villegas, G Echeverri, L Caicedo
OBJECTIVE: To describe the experience of percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) with biliary dilatation and drainage after pediatric liver transplantation, and to determine the long-term outcome of this procedure. METHODS: Retrospective study from 2001 to 2013. Follow-up after treatment was also undertaken. A survival analysis was performed in patients in whom the procedure and eventual removal of the catheter were successful. RESULTS: In all, 196 children received liver transplants; 40 of them (20 boys and 20 girls; median age of 4 years) were treated using PTC due to biliary complications...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874166/-massive-cerebral-air-embolism-following-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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J Fernandez-Fernandez, H Real-Noval, E Rodriguez-Rodriguez
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral air embolism following endoscopic processes is an infrequent complication, but can have catastrophic consequences. CASE REPORT: An 85-year-old male diagnosed with distal cholangiocarcinoma with criteria for unresectability who was submitted to placement of a biliary drainage prosthesis. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography was performed to change the prosthesis. After the procedure, the patient's vital signs and level of consciousness underwent a decline, and orotracheal intubation was required...
December 1, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865276/endoscopic-evaluation-in-the-workup-of-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Ajaypal Singh, Ashley L Faulx
Early diagnosis and accurate staging of pancreatic cancer is very important to plan optimal management strategy. Endoscopy plays an important role in the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound imaging (EUS) is the most sensitive modality for diagnosis, especially for small pancreatic tumors; it also allows tissue acquisition for histological diagnosis. Computed tomography scanning and EUS play complementary roles in staging and are comparable in determining resectability. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography allows tissue sampling but is limited to palliative biliary drainage in most cases...
December 2016: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864721/intraoperative-endoscopic-nasobiliary-drainage-over-primary-closure-of-the-common-bile-duct-for-choledocholithiasis-combined-with-cholecystolithiasis-a-cohort-study-of-211-cases
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Pei Yin, Min Wang, Renyi Qin, Jian Zhang, Guangqin Xiao, Haifeng Yu, Zhiqiang Ding, Yahong Yu
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) was often used for preoperative biliary drainage in cases like cholangiocarcinoma or acute obstructive suppurative cholangitis, reports on endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) over primary closure of the common bile duct (CBD) are limited. This study compares outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) + laparoscopic CBD exploration (LCBDE) + intraoperative ENBD + primary closure of CBD with equivalent patients who underwent preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and subsequent LC...
November 18, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862346/indications-for-endoscopic-ultrasonography-eus-guided-biliary-intervention-does-eus-always-come-after-failed-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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Yousuke Nakai, Hiroyuki Isayama, Natsuyo Yamamoto, Saburo Matsubara, Hirofumi Kogure, Suguru Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Naminatsu Takahara, Rie Uchino, Dai Akiyama, Kaoru Takagi, Takeo Watanabe, Gyotane Umefune, Kazunaga Ishigaki, Minoru Tada, Kazuhiko Koike
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD), first reported as an alternative to percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) after failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), is increasingly reported as a primary procedure without failed ERCP. The present study aims to evaluate the outcomes of therapeutic biliary ERCP and to compare the safety and effectiveness of primary EUS-BD with those of ERCP, rescue EUS-BD and PTBD. METHODS: We retrospectively studied therapeutic biliary ERCP as well as subsequent rescue PTBD and EUS-BD...
October 19, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861347/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-nasobiliary-drainage-versus-biliary-stenting-in-malignant-biliary-obstruction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Huapeng Lin, Shengwei Li, Xi Liu
BACKGROUND: Preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) has been widely used to treat patients with malignant biliary obstruction. However, it is still unclear which method of PBD (endoscopic nasobiliary drainage or endoscopic biliary stenting) is more effective. Thus, we carried out a meta-analysis to compare the safety and efficacy of endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) and endoscopic biliary stenting (EBS) in malignant biliary obstruction in terms of preoperative and postoperative complications...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855799/moving-closer-to-developing-an-optimal-algorithm-for-eus-guided-biliary-drainage
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EDITORIAL
Takao Itoi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850224/584-biliary-drainage-method-preference-and-national-utilization-in-septic-shock-due-to-cholangitis
#17
Vikas Koppurapu, Kshitij Chatterjee, Abhinav Goyal, Chitra Punjabi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845340/plastic-vs-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-palliation-in-malignant-biliary-obstruction-a-series-of-meta-analyses
#18
Majid A Almadi, Alan Barkun, Myriam Martel
OBJECTIVES: Self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) are thought to have an advantage over plastic stents in achieving biliary drainage. METHODS: We performed a systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, CENTRAL, and ISI Web of knowledge databases, from January 1980 to September 2015, for randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) comparing SEMS vs. plastic stents in the palliation of malignant biliary obstruction. Primary outcomes were durations of stent patency, patient survival, and 30-day mortality...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829281/percutaneous-biliary-interventions-and-complications-in-malignant-bile-duct-obstruction
#19
Hooman Yarmohammadi, Anne M Covey
Malignant bile duct obstruction can be a challenging clinical problem for patients and physicians alike. Indications for intervention include pruritus, cholangitis, lowering bilirubin pre-operatively or to allow for administration of some chemotherapeutic agents, and to divert bile from a post-operative leak. Low biliary obstruction, obstruction below the common hepatic duct, is usually straightforward and is often treated endoscopically. High bile duct obstruction is more complicated because it often involves isolation of ductal segments...
October 2016: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822622/-diagnostics-and-treatment-of-cholangiocellular-carcinoma
#20
L Zender, N P Malek
Cholangiocellular carcinoma (CCA) is the second most frequent primary liver carcinoma and is an aggressive tumor, which is mostly diagnosed in advanced stages. The overall survival is poor. Histpathological analysis of tumor biopsies or cytological analysis of biliary brushings can be used to confirm the diagnosis. A differentiation is made between distal, perihilar and intrahepatic CCA. The anatomical position determines the diagnostic and therapeutic strategy. Before diagnostic or therapeutic measures are undertaken it is essential to resolve biliary obstruction via endoscopic stenting or percutaneous biliary drainage...
December 2016: Der Internist
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