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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.
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.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
SEMS(self-expandable metallic stent), Stenting by ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
Severance Hospital, Yonsei University
Korea, Republic of
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-19T02:38:21-0400
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A type of surgical portasystemic shunt to reduce portal hypertension with associated complications of esophageal varices and ascites. It is performed percutaneously through the jugular vein and involves the creation of an intrahepatic shunt between the hepatic vein and portal vein. The channel is maintained by a metallic stent. The procedure can be performed in patients who have failed sclerotherapy and is an additional option to the surgical techniques of portocaval, mesocaval, and splenorenal shunts. It takes one to three hours to perform. (JAMA 1995;273(23):1824-30)
A mixture of metallic elements or compounds with other metallic or metalloid elements in varying proportions.
A mixture of metallic elements or compounds with other metallic or metalloid elements in varying proportions for use in restorative or prosthetic dentistry.
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