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White Wesley M - - 2008
PURPOSE: We evaluated operative outcomes during nephron sparing surgery using a handheld radio frequency ablation resection device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a newly diagnosed renal mass who elected treatment were prospectively enrolled in a comparative trial designed to evaluate the usefulness of the handheld HABIB 4X radio frequency ablation ...
Giles Heath - - 2008
The current study was designed to investigate our hypotheses that balloon-expandable covered stents display acceptable function over longitudinal follow-up in patients with complex vascular pathology and provide a suitable alternative for the treatment of recurrent in-stent restenosis. All stents were Atrium iCast, which is a balloon-mounted, polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent with a ...
Gutzeit Andreas - - 2009
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the clinical effectiveness of a self-expanding uncovered Wallstent in patients with malignant gastroduodenal obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Under combined endoscopic and fluoroscopic guidance, 29 patients with a malignant gastroduodenal stenosis were treated with a self-expanding uncovered metallic Wallstent. A dysphagia score was assessed before and after ...
Ikeoka Dimas T - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Stent implantation produces a systemic increase of inflammatory markers that correlates with Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection in atherosclerotic plaque. We performed a clinical intervention study to investigate the effect of antibiotic treatment on 6-month follow-up angiographic minimal luminal diameter after stenting. METHODS: Ninety patients were randomly assigned to oral azithromycin ...
Park Y J - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term results of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) and the feasibility of stent placement for lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DESIGN & METHODS: Retrospective study of 34 patients (10 men and 24 women, mean age 55, S.D. 13 years) with lower extremity DVT underwent CDT at Seoul ...
Kim Honsoul - - 2008
PURPOSE: To evaluate the technical feasibility and clinical effectiveness of fluoroscopically guided placement of self-expandable metallic stents and stent-grafts for acute malignant colorectal obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Radiologic images and clinical reports of 42 patients (22 men, 20 women; age range, 28-93 years; median age, 65.5 years) who underwent fluoroscopically ...
Cantù P - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic biliary stricture represents one of the possible factors leading to liver dysfunction after transplantation. PURPOSE: Our aims were to evaluate the role of endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography and a short-term stenting (stent-trial) in assessment of the clinical relevance of the biliary stricture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty transplanted patients for ...
Ahmed Waqar Habib - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The Taxus Olympia registry is a prospective, postapproval registry collecting clinical outcomes data on patients receiving the Taxus Liberté paclitaxel-eluting stent during routine interventional cardiology practice. METHODS: Between February and July 2005, 529 patients receiving the Taxus Liberté stent at 16 centers in the Middle East, South/Central America, and ...
Cervinka Pavel - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the use of classic bare- metal stents with dedicated bifurcation bare-metal stents in patients who were not eligible for drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation. METHODS: Sixty patients with bifurcation stenosis were randomly assigned to received either a dedicated bifurcation or a bare-metal ...
Zanjani Keyhan S - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of stent redilation in patients with aortic coarctation (COA). METHODS AND RESULTS: In our retrospective study of 28 stent redilation procedures on 22 patients, the interval between implantation and redilation ranged from 2.5 month to 11 years (median 18 months). Ten patients had ...
Perdue David G - - 2008
BACKGROUND: There are few comparative data as to whether plastic or self-expanding metallic stents are preferable for palliating malignant hilar biliary obstruction. METHODS: Thirty-day outcomes of consecutive endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographies performed for malignant hilar obstruction at 6 private and 5 university centers were assessed prospectively. RESULTS: Patients receiving plastic (N=28) ...
Shemesh David - - 2008
Early recurrent stenosis of the cephalic arch in autogenous arteriovenous access for hemodialysis is a common problem that requires stenting to prevent thrombosis. Because the results of stenting are unsatisfactory, we compared the efficacy of stent grafts with bare stents in these patients. All patients who presented with recurrent cephalic ...
Grewal Navanjun S NS Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095, - - 2008
The challenge of subspecialty fellowship directors is to recruit surgeons who are motivated to continue the tradition of teaching by entering academic medicine. The authors looked for predictive factors to help with more accurate selection of applicants. Application and follow-up data from plastic surgery subspecialty fellows in craniofacial surgery, hand ...
Bae Jae-Ik - - 2008
PURPOSE: To evaluate technical success and clinical efficacy of crisscross-configured dual biliary stent implantation in patients with a biliary hilar tumor extending beyond the segmental ducts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2002 and December 2006, two metallic stents were placed crossing each other in a hepatic hilum in 42 patients. ...
Torguson Rebecca - - 2008
The Xience V Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) drug-eluting stent (DES) is the most recent stent to undergo an extensive evaluation based on the initial requirements for DES approval. Safety and efficacy data were presented in a public meeting of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
Sharma B C - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Endoscopic biliary drainage is an established mode of treatment for acute cholangitis. We compared the safety and efficacy of 7 Fr and 10 Fr stent placement for biliary drainage in patients with acute cholangitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We recruited 40 patients with severe cholangitis who required ...
Shao Yi - - 2008
We conducted a prospective, randomized study to evaluate whether postoperative ureteral stenting is necessary after ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy. A total of 115 consecutive patients with distal or middle ureteral calculi amenable to ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy were prospectively randomized into stented group (n = 58) and nonstented group (n ...
Schmieder Gregory C - - 2008
Subintimal angioplasty (SIA) is being increasingly utilized to treat chronic arterial occlusions. The role of stents in SIA is currently unknown. We performed a retrospective review of selective stent use in SIA to assess outcomes and factors affecting these results. A retrospective review of patient information--including demographics, indications, procedures, noninvasive ...
Agrawal Sachin - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To review our long-term use of the thermo-expandable metallic ureteric stent, (model 051, PNN Medical, Denmark) for ureteric obstruction, and review current reports on its use. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected prospectively on all patients who had a Memokath 051 ureteric stent inserted between November 1996 and November ...
van't Riet Martijne - - 2008
To evaluate medium-term technical and clinical success after endovascular treatment of stenosis or occlusion at the aortoiliac bifurcation with a distal aortic stent or kissing stents. Between 1995 and 2004, 25 patients were included in the study. Nine patients were treated with an aortic stent, and 16 patients were treated ...
Grgic Aleksandar - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of low-dose MDCT for radiologic monitoring of patients who have undergone placement of bronchial stents for airway bypass. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In a prospective study, seven patients underwent MDCT according to a low-dose protocol (40 mAs, 120 kVp) before ...
Yakoub Danny - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The type of stent used for the management of patients with malignant dysphagia is chosen according to subjective physician's preference. There is no recent study available to provide updated evidence on early outcomes related to the use of different types of stents. METHODS: A literature search was performed using ...
Kim Seung Kwon - - 2008
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of transrenal ureteral occlusion with microcoils in patients with ureterovaginal fistulas METHODS: Five women (median age 44 years, range 26-51 years) with ureterovaginal fistulas were treated by transrenal ureteral occlusion with microcoils. The underlying diseases were uterine fibroids (n = 3), a primitive ...
Kim Kyung-Rae - - 2008
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term outcomes of patients receiving percutaneous stent placement for cancer recurrence at the anastomotic hepaticojejunostomy site after curative or palliative biliary surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients (mean age, 60.1 years; range, 43-81 years) who received stent placement for malignant biliary anastomotic recurrence were enrolled. The median ...
Kim Jin Hyoung - - 2009
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of temporary metallic stenting in 55 patients with treatment-resistant benign esophageal strictures and to identify factors associated with clinical outcomes. Under fluoroscopic guidance, covered retrievable stents were placed in 55 patients with benign esophageal strictures and were removed with retrieval ...
Edwards Christopher A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: To analyze the outcomes of a series of endoscopically placed polyester self-expanding polyflex stents (SEPSs) for the management of anastomotic leaks after Roux-en-Y bypass. Anastomotic leaks after gastric bypass cause significant morbidity and mortality. Covered polyester SEPSs might have a role in the treatment of these leaks. METHODS: A ...
Kulaksiz H - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Biliary strictures are a major cause of morbidity following liver transplantation. In the present prospective comparative trial, we evaluated balloon dilation vs. balloon dilation plus stenting with regard to technical and clinical efficacy as well as complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 32 patients with ...
Hein Cindy - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to provide an accurate account of current practice of laryngeal mask airway (LMA) use within SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) and identify issues that could lead to constructive training for paramedics and improve clinical care and patient safety. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A clinical audit ...
Tsereteli Zurab - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leaks after colorectal operation continue to be a significant cause of morbidity. A covered endoluminal stent could seal a leak and eliminate the need for diversion. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of a temporary covered stent to prevent leak related complications. METHODS: Sixteen ...
Artifon Everson L A - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) may facilitate insertion of self expandable metal stent (SEMS) and also help avert the development of pancreatitis from stent-related occlusion of the pancreatic duct. On the other hand, ES is also independently associated with pancreatitis, bleeding, and perforation. We evaluated whether ES before SEMS placement was ...
Serebruany Victor - - 2008
The experimental oral antiplatelet agent AZD6140 causes dyspnea in randomized trials. Whether clopidogrel may also cause dyspnea remains controversial. We sought to define the incidence and causes of dyspnea in a large post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) cohort based on open-labeled consecutive registry analysis of in-hospital charts and discharge diagnoses. Data ...
Zeller Thomas - - 2008
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of nitinol stenting of superficial femoral artery (SFA) lesions with a maximum length of 10 cm (TASC-II A or B) on 1-year outcomes compared to a historical study cohort from the Femoral Artery Stent Trial (FAST). METHODS: Between January 2004 and August 2005, 6 study ...
Cahen D L - - 2008
The aim of this study was to test the removability of fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMS) in patients with a benign common bile duct (CBD) stricture. A FCSEMS was inserted in six patients with a CBD stricture due to chronic pancreatitis who were considered to be unfit for surgery, ...
Martin Robert C G - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Benign and postoperative anastomotic esophageal strictures remain a common problem in the management of esophageal diseases and cancer. Repeated dilation remains the most common treatment algorithm. Esophageal stenting with a removable plastic stent is another option. This study evaluated the dysphagia effects and cost of removable silicone stents in ...
Pacelli Fabio - - 2008
HYPOTHESIS: Although total gastrectomy (TG) has been generally accepted as the treatment of choice for upper and middle gastric cancers, some issues are still debated. The objective of this retrospective study was to analyze short- and long-term results of TG (radical and palliative) in a series of 400 patients consecutively ...
Riambau V - - 2008
AIM: Thoracic endografting is a very attractive therapeutic approach for thoracic aorta pathologies. Still some technological limitations need to be solved. Relay represents a new endograft specifically designed for thoracic aorta. The two-year clinical outcomes are presented. METHODS: RESTORE is a multicenter, European, prospective and monitored clinical registry. Patients with ...
Simone Giuseppe - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To describe our laparoscopic technique of ureterolysis and omental wrapping using the LigaSure device for the treatment of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis. METHODS: Four bilateral laparoscopic ureterolyses (LUs) and two unilateral LUs were performed in 6 male patients (mean age 47 years). Of the 6 patients, 4 underwent LU without ...
Gandini Roberto - - 2008
We evaluated the long-term results of recanalization with primary stenting for patients with long and complex iliac artery occlusions. This was a retrospective nonrandomised study. Between 1995 and 1999, 138 patients underwent recanalization of an occluded iliac artery with subsequent stenting. Patency results were calculated using Kaplan-Meier analysis. The mean ...
Gwon Dong Il - - 2008
PURPOSE: To investigate the technical and clinical efficacy of a retrievable stent-graft in the treatment of benign biliary strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From February 2004 to December 2006, 29 patients with 32 benign biliary strictures (17 patients with 18 chronic cholangitis strictures and 12 with 14 postoperative strictures) were enrolled ...
Siddiq Farhan - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We sought to compare the clinical outcomes between primary angioplasty and stent placement for symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and angiographic data of 190 patients treated with 95 primary angioplasty procedures and 98 intracranial stent placements (total of 193 procedures) in 3 tertiary ...
Arhan Mehmet - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Stent migration occurs in about 5-10% of patients undergoing biliary stenting. The aim of this study was to analyze the risk factors for stent migration in patients with benign and malignant strictures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed records of 524 biliary plastic stent placement procedures. ...
Zehetner J - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Acute bleeding from nontreated esophageal varices is associated with a mortality rate of 30% to 50%. Various pharmacologic and interventional methods to stop acute bleeding are available. However, for 10% to 20% of patients, therapy fails to stop the bleeding. This study aimed to assess the SX-ELLA Stent Danis ...
Wang Grace J - - 2008
The objective of this study is to describe a single-center experience of caval thrombectomy in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and tumor thrombus extension into the inferior vena cava (IVC). We retrospectively reviewed 23 patients undergoing radical nephrectomy with caval thrombectomy. Follow-up included an office visit and computed tomography ...
Glaiberman Craig B - - 2008
PURPOSE: To compare objective fellow and expert efficiency indices for an interventional radiology renal artery stenosis skill set with the use of a high-fidelity simulator. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Mentice VIST simulator was used for three different renal artery stenosis simulations of varying difficulty, which were used to grade performance. ...
Glas Ludivine - - 2008
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of a percutaneous transhepatic approach in benign bilioenteric anastomoses with calibration of the stenosis to 15 F and extended internal/external drainage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between February 2000 and May 2007, the efficacy of this percutaneous transhepatic procedure was retrospectively studied in 39 patients with ...
Mostafa Badr Eldin - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Review of our experience in the management of pediatric tracheal stenosis using endoscopic techniques and self-expanding intraluminal stents. METHODS: Thirteen children (aged 1 week to 14 years) with various causes of tracheal stenosis were treated. A total of 15 stents were used, 13 self-expanding nitinol stents and 3 silicone ...
Rademacher Wilma - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Percutaneous coronary intervention of unprotected left main (ULM) stenosis is increasing despite surgical revascularisation being the recommended treatment by the current guidelines. We compared the 30-day and 9-month mortality after ULM stenting with the predicted surgical outcome as determined by the EuroSCORE. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 81 consecutive ...
Shah Hemendra N - - 2008
PURPOSE: To compare the outcome of tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) with small-bore nephrostomy drainage after PCNL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We tested the hypothesis that tubeless PCNL is superior to small-bore nephrostomy drainage after PCNL in terms of postoperative pain, analgesic requirement, and hospital stay. To show a 10% difference in ...
Wang Yao-Hung - - 2008
The authors report their experience in treating a group of 6 high-risk patients with severe bilateral carotid disease by carotid artery stenting in a single session. The patients were men aged 53 to 83 years. All had bilateral, synchronous, symptomatic ischemic disease. Five of the 6 patients had severe bilateral ...
Aymaz Serhat - - 2008
The incidence of adenocarcinoma of the esophago-gastric junction is constantly increasing. Curative treatment is no longer possible at the time of diagnosis in more than 50% of patients with esophageal carcinoma, and palliative treatment focusing on eliminating dysphagia is required. Endoscopic therapy with stent implantation is an established method of ...
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