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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137005/bare-metal-stents-across-the-vater-s-ampulla-is-a-safe-method-for-patients-with-lower-bile-duct-obstruction
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Xiao-Nan Mao, Zai-Ming Lu, Feng Wen, Hong-Yuan Liang, Qi-Yong Guo
This study explored the effect of the implant position of stents across the Vater's ampulla on treatment outcomes in patients with lower bile duct obstruction.In the retrospective study, 41 patients with malignant obstruction of the lower bile duct and obstructive jaundice received percutaneous transhepatic biliary placement of bare-metal stents. Basic demographic data on patients, such as sex, age, and primary diseases, and follow-up data, including postoperative complications and jaundice-free survival, were recorded...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136671/new-indications-for-fully-covered-lumen-apposing-metal-stents-biliary-stenting-to-treat-post-sphincterotomy-bleeding-or-ampullary-stenosis
#2
Gianfranco Donatelli, Jean-Loup Dumont, Serge Derhy, Bruno Meduri, Stavros Dritsas, Brice Gayet, David Fuks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128386/a-pilot-study-of-endoscopically-inserted-biodegradable-biliary-stents-in-the-treatment-of-benign-biliary-strictures-and-cystic-duct-leaks
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Antti Siiki, Irina Rinta-Kiikka, Juhani Sand, Johanna Laukkarinen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Self-expanding biodegradable biliary stents (BDBSs) have recently become available for use in endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC). The aim was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of novel BDBS in iatrogenic cystic duct leaks and benign biliary strictures (BBSs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients providing informed consent were recruited for the prospective study. Braided self-expanding poly-dioxanone BDBSs were inserted in ERC during the period 2012 to 2016...
November 8, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127608/cut-and-paste-endoscopic-management-of-a-perforating-biliary-stent-utilizing-scissors-and-clips
#4
Monique T Barakat, Shivangi Kothari, Subhas Banerjee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124119/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-gallbladder-drainage-for-acute-cholecystitis-with-a-silicone-covered-nitinol-short-bilaterally-flared-stent-a-case-series
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Raffaele Manta, Claudio Zulli, Angelo Zullo, Edoardo Forti, Alberto Tringali, Lorenzo Dioscoridi, Francesco Zito, Helga Bertani, Rita Conigliaro, Massimiliano Mutignani
Background and study aim: Gallbladder drainage in patients with cholecystitis who are unsuitable for surgery may be performed by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided placement of specifically designed fully covered metal stents. We describe the first case series of patients treated with a silicone-covered nitinol stent with bilateral anchor flanges. Patients and methods: Data from consecutive patients with acute cholecystitis who were deemed unsuitable candidates for surgery were collected...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118690/pneumoperitoneum-after-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-due-to-rupture-of-intrahepatic-bile-ducts-and-glisson-s-capsule-in-hepatic-metastasis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Zubair Khan, Umar Darr, Mohamad Nawras, Muhammad Bawany, Jacob Bieszczad, Osama Alaradi, Ali Nawras
Introduction: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has been proven to be a safe and effective method for diagnosis and treatment of biliary and pancreatic disorders. Major complications of ERCP include pancreatitis, hemorrhage, cholangitis, and duodenal perforation. We report a third case in literature of pneumoperitoneum after ERCP due to rupture of intrahepatic bile ducts and Glisson's capsule in a peripheral hepatic lesion. Case Report: A 50-year-old male with a history of metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor and who had a partially covered metallic stent placed in the biliary tree 1 year ago presented to the oncology clinic with fatigue, abdominal pain, and hypotension...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116365/acute-biliary-obstruction-after-gastroduodenal-covered-self-expanding-metallic-stent-placement-in-patients-with-previous-biliary-stent-placement-for-periampullary-cancer-frequency-and-protective-factors
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Kun Yung Kim, Jiaywei Tsauo, Pyeong Hwa Kim, Jung-Hoon Park, Zhe Wang, Min Tae Kim, Ho-Young Song
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the frequency and protective factors of acute biliary obstruction in patients with biliary stent placement followed by gastroduodenal covered self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement owing to progression of periampullary cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 58 patients. Total bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels before and after gastroduodenal covered SEMS placement were evaluated. The incidence of acute biliary obstruction correlated to age, sex, biliary stent length and type, and longitudinal and axial locations of the lower end of the biliary stent was evaluated...
November 7, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108980/radiofrequency-ablation-combined-with-biliary-stent-placement-versus-stent-placement-alone-for-malignant-biliary-strictures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Aijaz Ahmed Sofi, Muhammad Ali Khan, Ananya Das, Mankanwal Sachdev, Sadik Khuder, Ali Nawras, Wade Lee
Unresectable malignant biliary strictures are generally managed by palliative stent placement for drainage of biliary tree. Recently, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been used to improve the patency of biliary stents in these patients. Several studies have evaluated the effectiveness of biliary stent placement with RFA on stent patency and patient survival with variable results. We performed this meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of biliary stent placement with RFA compared with stent placement alone in patients with malignant biliary strictures...
November 3, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106289/insertion-of-fully-covered-self-expanding-metal-stents-in-benign-biliary-diseases
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Mariana Omodeo, Ignacio Malaga, Dante Manazzoni, Cecilia Curvale, Julio de Maria, Martín Alejandro Guidi, Raúl Matano
INTRODUCTION: Benign biliary diseases are traditionally treated using plastic stents. However, fully covered self-expanding metal stents are currently gaining acceptance for the treatment of these pathologies. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness and complications associated with the placement of temporary endoscopic fully covered self-expanding metal stents for the treatment of benign biliary diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective and observational study using a prospective database from a tertiary care center from March 2012 to May 2016...
November 6, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102756/feasibility-and-safety-of-percutaneous-transhepatic-endobiliary-radiofrequency-ablation-as-an-adjunct-to-biliary-stenting-in-malignant-biliary-obstruction
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B Acu, E Kurtulus Ozturk
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and safety of percutaneous transhepatic endobiliary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) combined with biliary stenting in palliative treatment of malignant biliary obstructions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients who had undergone percutaneous transhepatic endobiliary RFA as an adjunct to biliary stenting were included. There were 12 men and nine women with a mean age of 67±13.6 (SD) years (range: 34-86 years)...
November 1, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097348/percutaneous-transhepatic-techniques-for-retrieving-fractured-and-intrahepatically-dislodged-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage-catheters
#11
Liu Hsien-Tzu, Tseng Hsiuo Shan, Chiu Nai Chi, Lin Yi Yang, Chiou Yi You, Liu Chien An
Dislodged intrabiliary drainage devices, including catheters, endoprostheses, and stents, may further impair drainage and cause various local reactions, vascular and gastrointestinal tract complications. Endoscopic approaches for management of plastic biliary endoprostheses have been extensively discussed. However, in rare cases of fracture of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) catheters, only a percutaneous transhepatic technique for retrieving should be applied to avoid further damage by its rigid fragment...
November 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096340/non-traumatic-perforation-of-common-hepatic-duct-case-report-and-review-of-literature-hp
#12
Abdelaziz Atwez, Matthew Augustine, James M Nottingham
INTRODUCTION: Non-traumatic biliary perforation other than the gallbladder is extremely rare and most commonly seen in children in association with congenital biliary anomalies. We present a rare case of choledocholithiasis that progressed to spontaneous perforation of the common hepatic duct probably from ischemic necrosis caused by impaction of large biliary stones. CASEREPORT: A 62-year-old female presented with diarrhea and jaundice. She was found to have two 2...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095426/eus-guided-choledochoduodenostomy-versus-hepaticogastrostomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ricardo S Uemura, Muhammad Ali Khan, José P Otoch, Michel Kahaleh, Edna F Montero, Everson L A Artifon
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) has emerged as an alternative in cases of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) failure. Two types of EUS-BD methods for achieving biliary drainage when ERCP fails are choledochoduodenostomy (CDS) or hepaticogastrostomy (HGS). However, there is no consensus if one approach is better than the other. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate these 2 main EUS-BD methods...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093418/percutaneous-transhepatic-self-expanding-metallic-stent-placement-for-the-treatment-of-malignant-afferent-loop-obstruction
#14
Naruomi Jinno, Itaru Naitoh, Yoshihito Nagura, Kazutoshi Fujioka, Yusuke Mizuno, Junko Momose, Makoto Ooyama, Kazuki Hayashi, Tomokatsu Miyaki, Makoto Nakamura, Takashi Joh
We report the case of a 71-year-old man with afferent loop obstruction (ALO) after Roux-en-Y reconstruction due to gastric cancer. Computed tomography showed a distended afferent loop and a dilatated bile duct. We could not reach the stricture site in the afferent loop using a gastroscope. We performed percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) and placed a self-expanding metallic stent (SEMS) in the duodenal stricture through the PTBD route. Although an endoscopic approach is preferable, when PTBD can be performed, percutaneous transhepatic SEMS placement might be an alternative option for treating ALO in cases in which it is not possible to reach the site of stenosis with an endoscope...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090502/endoscopic-treatment-of-anastomotic-biliary-stricture-after-adult-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation-with-multiple-plastic-stents-versus-self-expandable-metal-stents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Filippo Landi, Nicola de'Angelis, Ailton Sepulveda, Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Iradj Sobhani, Alexis Laurent, Olivier Soubrane
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic biliary strictures (ABSs) occur in up to 15% of patients after liver transplantation (LT). The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) versus multiple plastic stents (MPS). METHODS: Databases were searched through April 2017. The outcome measures were technical success, stricture resolution, recurrence and complications. We synthesized the findings descriptively and performed a meta-analysis...
November 1, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090242/stent-patency-in-patients-with-distal-malignant-biliary-obstruction-receiving-chemo-radio-therapy
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Sylke Haal, Jeanin E van Hooft, Erik A J Rauws, Paul Fockens, Rogier P Voermans
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Recent literature suggests that chemo(radio)therapy might reduce the patency of plastic stents in patients with malignant biliary obstruction. Whether this might also be valid for other types of stents is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of chemo(radio)therapy on the patency of fully-covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMSs) and plastic stents. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  We retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records of patients with distal malignant biliary obstruction who underwent biliary stent placement between April 2001 and July 2015...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080302/the-congested-bile-can-predict-the-outcomes-of-endoscopic-stenting-for-hilar-biliary-malignancies
#17
Ming-Xing Xia, Bo Sun, Ling Xing, Dao-Jian Gao, Xin Ye, Jun Wu, Tian-Tian Wang, Bing Hu
AIM: Endoscopic management of malignant hilar biliary obstruction (MHBO) remains challenging with relatively poor jaundice control and high infectious risk. The factors which affect the outcome of endoscopic therapy are still unclear. This retrospective cohort study was aimed to investigate predictive factors for the outcomes of biliary stenting in the setting of MHBO. METHODS: Between June 2015 and June 2016, consecutive patients with MHBO received primarily endoscopic stenting and completed follow-up at our institution were identified and their data were collected and evaluated...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075881/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-intraluminal-brachytherapy-versus-stent-alone-in-the-treatment-of-malignant-obstructive-jaundice
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Xinjian Xu, Jingjing Li, Juan Wu, Rui Zhu, Wenbin Ji
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate therapeutic outcomes of intraluminal brachytherapy (ILBT) for malignant obstructive jaundice (MOJ) against stent alone. METHODS: The PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, CNKI, Wan Fang, VIP and ClinicalTrials.gov databases were searched for all relevant comparative studies from the earliest available date up to 1 May 2017. Subgroup analyses were performed according to the type of study design and type of stent. RESULTS: Twelve studies that compared ILBT versus stent alone were eligible...
October 26, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069029/best-option-for-preoperative-biliary-drainage-in-klatskin-tumor-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Zengwei Tang, Yuan Yang, Wenbo Meng, Xun Li
The operative treatment combined with preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) has been established as a safe Klatskin tumor (KT) treatment strategy. However, there has always been a dispute for the preferred technique for PBD technique. This meta-analysis was conducted to compare the biliary drainage-related cholangitis, pancreatitis, hemorrhage, and the success rates of palliative relief of cholestasis between percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) and endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD), to identify the best technique in the management of KT...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065118/a-fresh-look-at-polymicrobial-bloodstream-infection-in-cancer-patients
#20
Cristina Royo-Cebrecos, Carlota Gudiol, Carmen Ardanuy, Helena Pomares, Mariona Calvo, Jordi Carratalà
OBJECTIVES: To assess the current incidence, clinical features, risk factors, aetiology, antimicrobial resistance and outcomes of polymicrobial bloodstream infection (PBSI) in patients with cancer. METHODS: All prospectively collected episodes of PBSI in hospitalised patients were compared with episodes of monomicrobial bloodstream infection (MBSI) between 2006 and 2015. RESULTS: We identified 194 (10.2%) episodes of PBSI and 1702 MBSI (89...
2017: PloS One
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