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Treatment of Biliary Obstruction Using Biliary Stent With or Without Antireflux Valve

2014-07-23 21:12:35 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Biliary obstruction can be relieved by biliary stent. Ascending infection of biliary passage (cholangitis) causes hospitalization and obstruction of stents. Reflux of intestinal fluids through a stent is thought to be one of the causes of cholangitis. Stents with antireflux valves are designed to reduce the reflux from the bowel. The purpose of the study is to investigate prospectively whether it is possible to reduce the amount of infection and thus obstruction of biliary stent by using a stent with an antireflux valve compared to a normal stent without an antireflux valve.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Biliary Obstruction

Intervention

Cook´s biliary stent with an antireflux stent, normal biliary stent

Location

Turku University Hospital
Turku
Finland
20520

Status

Terminated

Source

Turku University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:12:35-0400

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