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Tsukada Hisashi - - 2010
A significant native tracheal approximation phenomenon was observed in our previous study [Tsukada H, Ernst A, Gangadharan S, et al. Tracheal replacement with a silicone-stented fresh aortic allograft in sheep. Ann Thorac Surg 2010;89:253-8], in which sheep trachea was replaced with an allogenic aortic graft in order to attempt transplantation. ...
Kim Jin Hyoung - - 2011
To compare the clinical safety and efficacy of airway placement of barbed and nonbarbed metallic stents in the treatment of esophagorespiratory fistula (ERF) without stricture. The authors prospectively evaluated the clinical results of 10 patients who underwent fluoroscopically guided placement of barbed, fully covered, retrievable metallic stents in the trachea ...
Jirkovsky Vaclav - - 2011
To evaluate the effects of secondary deployment of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)-covered stent grafts in the treatment of dysfunctional transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPSs) in comparison with other common approaches (conventional angioplasty or implantation of bare metal stents). A retrospective review of 121 dysfunctional bare metal TIPS presenting between 2000 and ...
Gwon Dong Il - - 2011
To investigate the technical feasibility and clinical efficacy of a retrievable covered stent for treating postoperative bile leaks. This is a prospective study conducted from August 2007 to July 2009. Eleven patients with postoperative bile leak involving bilioenteric anastomosis (n = 8), cystic duct stump (n = 2), and the ...
Maurizio Silvestri - - 2010
Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term benefits of regenerative therapy and which factors (smoking, oral hygiene (OH), radiographic angle, tooth, clinical center, bio-material) influence the results. Methods: One hundred-twenty infrabony defects were treated with Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR), using resorbable and non-resorbable membranes with graft, ...
Anderson Ben - - 2010
To develop an effective catheter technique to reduce the size of a Diabolo stent fenestration in the failing Fontan circulation. Diabolo stent fenestration is employed by many centers in the treatment of the failing Fontan patient. With subsequent recovery, exercise tolerance may be impaired by significant desaturation secondary to the ...
Yoon Won Jae - - 2010
To compare the efficacy of self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) with 10F plastic stents (PSs) in the endoscopic management of occluded SEMSs. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 56 patients who underwent SEMS insertion for palliation of unresectable malignant biliary obstruction between 2000 and 2007 and subsequent endoscopic retrograde biliary ...
Kundu Sanjoy - - 2011
To assess the safety and effectiveness of a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) encapsulated nitinol stents (Bard Peripheral Vascular, Tempe, AZ) for treatment of hemodialysis-related central venous occlusions. Study design was a single-center nonrandomized retrospective cohort of patients from May 2004 to August 2009 for a total of 64 months. There were 14 ...
Wang Hung-Jen - - 2011
Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 •  To determine the effectiveness of the Resonance ureteral stent and clarify the risk factors that lead to stent failure. In the present study, we review our clinical experiences using Resonance stent in treating malignant and benign ureteral obstruction. •  Nineteen ...
Phillips N J - - 2011
The technique of stenting malignant obstructing colorectal lesions is established as an acceptable treatment with a low morbidity and mortality. This paper reviews our experience in stenting malignant colorectal obstruction and compares this group with those who underwent emergency surgery as their primary intervention. A retrospectively kept database over four ...
Zoumalan Christopher I - - 2010
Canalicular stenosis is a frequent cause of epiphora. Patients with canalicular stenosis often require timely insertion of bicanalicular silicone stents to prevent permanent and complete closure of the canaliculi. This study reports the use of balloon canaliculoplasty in conjunction with silicone tube intubation in selected cases of canalicular stenosis. Patients ...
Malgor Rafael D - - 2010
To describe the outcomes of single- and two-vessel mesenteric artery stents in patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI). We reviewed 101 patients (41 men and 60 women; mean age, 73 ± 13 years) treated with mesenteric artery stents for atherosclerotic CMI between 1998 and 2008. Clinical data and outcomes were ...
Bystro┼ł Marian - - 2010
The aim of this trial was to assess the feasibility and safety of endothelial progenitor cells capture (EPC) stent in the treatment of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) when compared with cobalt-chromium stents (CoCr). Between July 2006 and May 2008, 100 patients with single vessel disease undergoing primary PCI for ...
Repici Alessandro - - 2010
Benign esophageal strictures refractory to standard dilation therapy present a challenging problem. Temporary plastic and metal stents have been proposed with inconclusive results. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new biodegradable stent for the treatment of refractory benign esophageal strictures (RBESs). Prospective study from 2 European endoscopy centers. ...
Telford Jennifer J - - 2010
The most common complication of uncovered biliary self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) is tumor ingrowth. The addition of an impenetrable covering may prolong stent patency. To compare stent patency between uncovered and partially covered SEMSs in malignant biliary obstruction. Multicenter randomized trial. Four teaching hospitals. Adults with inoperable distal malignant biliary ...
Yang Zhiping - - 2010
 Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) with polytetrafluoroethylene-(PTFE)-covered stent has been increasingly used for patients with complications of portal hypertension. It is still debated whether the new endoprostheses will improve some clinical outcomes (except for shunt patency) compared to the bare stents. The aims of our meta-analysis were to explore the ...
Valgimigli Marco - - 2010
The optimal duration of clopidogrel therapy after coronary stenting is debated because of the scarcity of randomized controlled trials and inconsistencies arising from registry data. Although prolonged clopidogrel therapy after bare metal stenting is regarded as an effective secondary prevention measure, the safety profile of drug-eluting stents itself has been ...
Zhu Y-Q - - 2010
To assess the performance, efficiency and optimal removal time of a newly designed temporary retrievable cardia covered stent (TRC-CS) for the treatment of achalasia in a dog model. Eighty-four achalasia-like dog models were randomly divided into seven groups of 12, a control group (CG; no stent insertion), a standard stent ...
Gomez-Lara Josep - - 2010
The aim of this study was to assess the differences in terms of curvature and angulation of the treated vessel after the deployment of either a metallic stent or a polymeric scaffold device. Conformability of metallic platform stents (MPS) is the major determinant of geometric changes in coronary arteries caused ...
Abdul-Rahman Ahmad - - 2010
To assess the long-term (20 years) effectiveness of the UroLume wallstent(TM) (Pfizer Inc., UK) in the treatment of detrusor external sphincter dyssynergia (DESD) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). Twelve patients with quadriplegia secondary to SCI underwent external striated sphincter stenting with the UroLume wallstent in place of sphincterotomy ...
Zanjani Keyhan Sayadpour - - 2010
We report our experience with stent implantation for treatment of aortic coarctation in patients with Turner syndrome. Ten consecutive patients with Turner syndrome and aortic coarctation (median age 12 years, range 9 to 24) underwent coarctation stenting. Of these, 6 patients were treated for isolated coarctation and 4 for recurrent ...
Kullman Eric - - 2010
Covered biliary metal stents have been developed to prevent tumor ingrowth. Previous comparative studies are limited and often include few patients. To compare differences in stent patency, patient survival, and complication rates between covered and uncovered nitinol stents in patients with malignant biliary obstruction. Randomized, multicenter trial conducted between January ...
Cheng Ying-Sheng - - 2010
To compare the efficacy of self-expanding metallic stents (SEMSs) for the long-term clinical treatment of achalasia. Ninety achalasic patients were treated with a temporary SEMS with a diameter of 20 mm (n = 30, group A), 25 mm (n = 30, group B) or 30 mm (n = 30, group ...
Raju Seshadri - - 2011
Leg swelling in menopausal women is well known. Prevailing concept in primary care is that it is polycentric and a treatable cause may not be found. Patients are placed on empiric diuretics often without benefit. Our clinical experience indicates that iliac venous vein obstruction is the core cause; a variety ...
Pannek Juergen - - 2011
Abstract Purpose: To assess the clinical usefulness of Memokath(®) stent placement in the external sphincter region in men with neurogenic bladder dysfunction from spinal cord injury after failed sphincterotomy. Patients and Methods: Twenty-two men with elevated (>100 mL) residual urine and/or voiding difficulties/autonomic dysreflexia were treated with a Memokath stent. Follow-up ...
Park Jong Kyu - - 2011
Self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) of varying designs and materials have been developed to reduce complications, but few comparative data are available with regard to the type of stent and the stent manufacturer. We analyzed the success rates and complication rates, according to stent type (uncovered vs. covered stent) and individual ...
Kim Jaihwan - - 2011
Self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) provide effective palliation for inoperable malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO). The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of SEMSs in patients with recurrent gastric cancer after radical gastrectomy. We retrospectively analyzed data from patients with gastric cancer who underwent endoscopic SEMS placement. The ...
Morris-Stiff Gareth - - 2011
Whilst there are theoretical benefits from pre-operatively draining the biliary tree prior to pancreatoduodenectomy (PD), the current literature does not support this intervention. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between pre-operative stenting, bactibilia and outcome in a large United Kingdom tertiary referral practice. Patients undergoing PD ...
Nordmeyer Johannes - - 2011
To determine the feasibility and safety of pre-stenting with a bare metal stent (BMS) before percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI), and to analyse whether this approach improves haemodynamic outcomes and impacts on the incidence of PPVI stent fractures. Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Tertiary paediatric and adult congenital heart ...
Holmes David R DR - - 2010
Intense investigation continues on the pathobiology of stent thrombosis (ST) because of its morbidity and mortality. Because little advance has been made in outcomes following ST, ongoing research is focused on further understanding predictive factors as well as ST frequency and timing in various patient subsets, depending upon whether a ...
McMillan William D - - 2010
Endovascular management of limb-threatening ischemia often requires treatment of tibial occlusive disease. This study was preformed to examine the patency of drug-eluting tibial stents. The medical records of all patients undergoing drug-eluting tibial stent placement for limb-threatening ischemia from June 2004 to June 2008 were retrospectively reviewed. Postprocedural antiplatelet therapy ...
van Boeckel Petra G - - 2010
Metal stents are frequently used for palliation of malignant dysphagia. Recently, a new stent design, the partially covered Wallflex stent (Boston Scientific, Natick, Mass), has been introduced. To determine clinical effectiveness and safety of the esophageal Wallflex stent for the palliation of dysphagia. A prospective follow-up study evaluating a new ...
Tentzeris Ioannis - - 2010
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of the concomitant treatment with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and clopidogrel on the incidence of stent thrombosis, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and death in patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and stent implantation. In total, 1,210 patients under dual antiplatelet ...
Hirdes M M C - - 2011
Partially covered self-expanding metal stents (SEMSs) are regularly used for malignant and occasionally for benign esophageal disorders. Safe removal of these stents can be challenging due to embedding of the uncovered stent ends. Our aim is to report the results of removal of embedded, partially covered SEMSs by induction of ...
Karjalainen Pasi P - - 2011
Aims: We sought to present the 5-year clinical outcome of the titanium-nitride-oxide-coated bioactive stents (BAS), as compared to paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES), in a real-world patient population. Methods: From May 2003 to November 2004, we enrolled 405 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention with either BAS or PES implantation. Patients ...
Saad Theodore F - - 2010
Purpose: Symptomatic central vein stenosis commonly occurs when cardiac rhythm management device (CRMD) leads are placed via the subclavian vein ipsilateral to arteriovenous (AV) hemodialysis (HD) access. The purposes of this study were to determine the outcomes, complications, and patency following stenting of CRMD lead-associated central vein stenosis or occlusion, ...
Chan Micah R - - 2010
Purpose: Endovascular stents have recently been shown to extend access patency in thrombosed and stenotic arteriovenous grafts. Given this improved patency, stent placement has outpaced balloon angioplasty in hemodialysis (HD) access interventions. However, concern remains over localized corrosion and increased neointimal hyperplasia of overlapping stents in the access circuit and ...
Bakken Johan C - - 2010
Fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMSs) have been proposed for the treatment of benign esophageal diseases. To review our experience with FCSEMSs in patients with benign esophageal diseases. Retrospective case review of patients who underwent FCSEMS placement for benign esophageal diseases, including (1) benign strictures from GERD--caustic and idiopathic causes, ...
Saad Wael E A - - 2010
To compare functional and anatomic outcomes of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPSs) created with the specialized Viatorr stent versus a Wallstent/Fluency stent combination. Retrospective review of patients who underwent TIPS creation with stent-grafts was conducted over a 54-month period ending in June 2008. Patients were divided into three groups: Viatorr ...
Razi Syed S - - 2010
The survival of patients with malignant central airway obstruction is very limited. Although airway stenting results in significant palliation of symptoms, data regarding improved survival after stenting for advanced thoracic cancer with central airway obstruction are lacking. Fifty patients received a total of 72 airway stents for malignant central airway ...
Le Baleur Yann - - 2010
Esophageal replacement by biological graft is associated with a high risk of anastomotic leak-related mediastinitis. To determine whether a self-expanding plastic stent can help avoid anastomotic leak after full-thickness replacement of the esophagus in a porcine model. Experimental feasibility study in a porcine model. Twelve pigs were analyzed in the ...
Telha Khaled A - - 2010
To compare the efficacy of tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) using double-J stent and tubeless PCNL with external ureteral catheter in decreasing post-PCNL complications. This prospective randomized comparative study includes 148 cases with kidney stones. They were operated by either tubeless PCNL with double-J stent (Group 1) or tubeless with ureteric ...
Li Dong-lin - - 2010
To report a prospective study that explored the therapeutic strategies in the treatment of type B aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) and evaluated the role of endovascular repair. Between January 2001 and December 2009, 56 consecutive patients were enrolled in a prospective study to evaluate stent-graft repair versus medical therapy for ...
Holzer Ralf - - 2010
Since the 1980s, stent implantation has evolved as an important therapeutic strategy for coarctation of the aorta. However, available data is frequently flawed by short follow-up, lack of adequate follow-up imaging, and retrospective nature of data collection. Data was prospectively collected using a multicenter registry congenital cardiovascular interventional study consortium ...
Stockx Luc - - 2010
To report the 2-year results of the MELODIE trial, which evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the balloon-expandable Express LD Vascular stent for the treatment of atherosclerotic iliac artery disease. This prospective, multicenter, single-arm trial enrolled 151 patients (113 men; mean age 60.1±8.4 years) with 163 de novo or restenotic ...
Liu Kuo-Sheng - - 2011
Despite metallic and silicone stents being effective in treating various airway lesions, many concerns still remain. A bioresorbable stent that scaffolds the airway lumen and dissolves after the remodeling process is completed has advantages over metallic and silicone stents. We designed and fabricated a new mesh-type bioresorbable stent with a ...
Beijk Marcel A M - - 2010
Currently no data exists regarding the outcomes after the novel endothelial progenitor cell capturing stent (EPCcS) placement in bifurcation lesions using a provisional T-stenting. This study evaluates the 1-year clinical outcome in patients treated with the EPCcS for a bifurcation lesion using a provisional T-stenting technique and compared these to ...
Ortega Francisco - - 2011
We analysed the effectiveness of a high intensity behavioural-cognitive intervention compared to minimal intervention started during a hospital stay, to see if the combination of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can increase the quitting rate at 12 months of follow up. A total of 2560 active smokers were studied during their ...
Shi Ding - - 2010
To find out whether a newly designed big cup nitinol stent is suitable for treatment of patients with gastric outlet obstruction resulting from gastric cancer. The new stent is composed of a proximal big cup segment (20 mm in length and 48-55 mm in diameter), a middle part (60 mm ...
Trabattoni Daniela - - 2010
The aim of the study was to investigate long-term incidence of stent fractures and patency after femoropopliteal stenting. Sixty consecutive patients (mean age 70 + or - 7 years) were treated with implantation of single (31 patients) or multiple (29 patients) self-expandable nitinol SMART stents (Cordis, Miami, Florida, USA; mean ...
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