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Efficacy of Partial Covered Double Bare Metal Stent Compared to Uncovered Double Bare Metal Stent in Malignant Biliary Obstruction

2016-10-19 02:38:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Previous studies indicated that covered stents are less likely to become occluded in comparison to bare stents. While the probability of occlusions caused by tumor in-growth is less in covered stents, they are more likely to spontaneously migrate to a position that is distal to the original deployment site. However, newer covered stents with improved designs, such as the partially covered double bare metallic stent used for this study, include features to mitigate the migration issue. The purpose of this study is to confirm whether the difference in patency rate between regular covered stents and bare stents, which has already been well established by existing studies, is also reproducible when double covered stents are compared against double bare stents.

Description

Malignant obstructive jaundice is a common complication of advanced stage cholangiocarcinoma, GB cancer, and pancreatic cancer. In biliary stricture by malignancy, biliary drainage with placement of self-expanding metal stent (SEMS) for palliation is the therapy of choice in these patients. When compared to plastic stents, SEMS present a significantly decreased risk of recurrent biliary obstruction. SEMS are also more cost-effective than plastic stents in patients with a life expectancy of longer than 4 months. However, despite their numerous benefits, SEMS become occluded in up to 50 % of patients in the first 6-8 months. In order to minimize the occurrence of this issue, covered stents were developed. Previous studies indicated that covered stents are less likely to become occluded in comparison to bare stents. While the probability of occlusions caused by tumor in-growth is less in covered stents, they are more likely to spontaneously migrate to a position that is distal to the original deployment site. However, newer covered stents with improved designs, such as the partially covered double bare metallic stent used for this study, include features to mitigate the migration issue. The purpose of this study is to confirm whether the difference in patency rate between regular covered stents and bare stents, which has already been well established by existing studies, is also reproducible when double covered stents are compared against double bare stents.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Malignant Tumor

Intervention

SEMS(self-expandable metallic stent), Stenting by ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)

Location

Severance Hospital, Yonsei University
Seoul
Korea, Republic of
03722

Status

Recruiting

Source

Yonsei University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-19T02:38:21-0400

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