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PROPHYLACTIC PANCREAS STENTING FOLLOWED BY NEEDLE-KNIFE FISTULOTOMY IN PATIENTS WITH SPHINCTER OF ODDI DYSFUNCTION AND DIFFICULT CANNULATION: NEW METHOD TO PREVENT POST-ERCP PANCREATITISDIGESTIVE ENDOSCOPY, Issue 1 2009
Introduction:, The aim of the present study was to reduce post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) complications with a combination of early needle-knife access fistulotomy and prophylactic pancreatic stenting in selected high-risk sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) patients with difficult cannulation. Methods:, Prophylactic pancreatic stent insertion was attempted in 22 consecutive patients with definite SOD and difficult cannulation. After 10 min of failed selective common bile duct cannulation, but repeated (>5×) pancreatic duct contrast filling, a prophylactic small calibre (3,5 Fr) pancreatic stent was inserted, followed by fistulotomy with a standard needle-knife, then a standard complete biliary sphincterotomy followed. The success and complication rates were compared retrospectively with a cohort of 35 patients, in which we persisted with the application of standard methods of cannulation without pre-cutting methods. Results:, Prophylactic pancreatic stenting followed by needle-knife fistulotomy was successfully carried out in all 22 consecutive patients, and selective biliary cannulation and complete endoscopic sphincterotomy were achieved in all but two cases. In this group, not a single case of post-ERCP pancreatitis was observed, in contrast with a control group of three mild, 10 moderate and two severe post-ERCP pancreatitis cases. The frequency of post-ERCP pancreatitis was significantly different: 0% versus 43%, as were the post-procedure (24 h mean) amylase levels: 206 U/L versus 1959 U/L, respectively. Conclusions:, In selected, high-risk, SOD patients, early, prophylactic pancreas stent insertion followed by needle-knife fistulotomy seems a safe and effective procedure with no or only minimal risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis. However, prospective, randomized studies are awaited to lend to support to our approach. [source]
BILIARY STENTING FOR MALIGNANT BILIARY OBSTRUCTIONDIGESTIVE ENDOSCOPY, Issue 1 2006
Management of patients with malignant biliary obstruction remains controversial. We reviewed our current status of biliary stenting for malignancy. The initial step in our management is endoscopic nasobiliary drainage, which is used not only for preoperative drainage but also to decide whether or not surgery is appropriate treatment. Although a metal stent has a longer patency time than a plastic stent, it costs up to thirty-fold more than the latter in Japan. Therefore, stent selection, metal or plastic, should be dependent on the expected prognosis of each patient with malignant biliary strictures. In the present paper, we also discuss the efficacy of the covered metal stent and stenting for malignant hilar obstruction. [source]
Open-chest Epicardial Approach to Transcatheter Pulmonary Artery Stenting Following Heart Transplantation in an InfantCONGENITAL HEART DISEASE, Issue 1 2007
Todd M. Gudausky MD
ABSTRACT We describe an open-chest epicardial approach to transcatheter pulmonary artery stenting in a critically ill infant following heart transplantation. Technical considerations, indications, and feasibility are discussed. This case provides another example of the value of a "hybrid" approach (combining surgery and interventional cardiology) to complex congenital heart disease. [source]
Discussant's Comment: Endoscopic Stenting for Malignant Biliary ObstructionDIGESTIVE ENDOSCOPY, Issue 2000
No abstract is available for this article. [source]
Moderator's Comment: Controversies in Endoscopic Stenting for Biliary and Pancreatic Duct Strictures*DIGESTIVE ENDOSCOPY, Issue 2000
No abstract is available for this article. [source]
Noninvasive Assessment of Coronary Flow Reserve in the Left Anterior Descending Artery by Transthoracic Echocardiography before and after StentingECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, Issue 8 2007
Elie Chammas M.D., F.E.S.C.
Background: Noninvasive assessment of coronary flow reserve in the left anterior descending artery (LAD) by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TTDE) has been already validated as a new method for determining the degree of stenosis over the proximal flow. Objectives: The aim of the study is to determine, by TTDE, the feasibility and the value of the coronary flow reserve (CFR) (defined as the maximal increase in coronary blood flow above its basal pressure for a given perfusion pressure when coronary circulation is maximally dilated) in the mid-to-distal LAD before and after percutaneous angioplasty and to demonstrate the early recovery of microvascular tone immediately after stenting. Methods: The study population consisted of 36 patients with significant isolated LAD stenosis (70,90%) identified by coronary angiography. CFR was recorded in the mid-to-distal LAD at rest and during hyperemia obtained after adenosine intravenous infusion before and after stenting. Results: Adequate visualization of the LAD was obtained in 25 out of 36 patients (70%). At rest the mean CFR was 1.5132 ± 0.33 (1.1,2.58). However, after stenting the mean CFR was significantly higher: 2.18 ± 0.55 (1.3,3.8), with P <0.01. Conclusions: CFR can be easily determined by TTE in approximately 70% of patients. Noninvasive Doppler echocardiography shows impaired CFR in patients with LAD disease. After stenting CFR is restored, demonstrating early recovery of microvascular tone. These results are comparable to those published in the same conditions. Larger series with a long-term follow-up may allow identifying patients at high risk for restenosis after stenting. [source]
Expandable metal stents in chronic pancreatitisHPB, Issue 1 2003
Background Biliary obstruction in chronic pancreatitis may be relieved by the insertion of a biliary endoprosthesis. Stenting is usually achieved with a plastic device, but self-expandable metal stents may also be used. Case outlines Two patients are described with severe chronic pancreatitis complicated by biliary obstruction and portal vein thrombosis, who underwent insertion of metallic biliary endoprostheses. In both patients the endoprostheses became occluded, at 12 and 7 months respectively, which necessitated open operation. Both patients experienced surgical complications and one patient died postoperatively. Discussion The use of metal endoprostheses in chronic pancreatitis may result in occlusion, necessitating open operation. Such stents should be used with caution in these patients, who are likely to be high-risk surgical candidates. [source]
Transpulmonary Stenting of Both Pulmonary Arteries with a Surgical Access through Redo SternotomyJOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, Issue 4 2009
Yacine Aggoun M.D.
He developed 21 months later stenosis at the origin of both pulmonary arteries. The conventional interventional catheterization approaches were not available due to femoral vein thrombosis and severe transient complete atrioventricular block due to the manipulations to catheterize the left pulmonary artery. The stenoses were treated by implant of stents using a surgical access to the proximal portion of a Contegra valved conduit (Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) by sternotomy. [source]
Successful Endovascular Stenting of Total Juxtarenal Aortic Occlusion Performed through Brachial and Femoral AccessJOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, Issue 3 2009
Mohammad Otahbachi M.D.
No abstract is available for this article. [source]
Misleading Results of Randomized Trials: The Example of Renal Artery StentingJOURNAL OF CLINICAL HYPERTENSION, Issue 1 2010
Samuel J. Mann MD
No abstract is available for this article. [source]
Protected Carotid Stenting in High-Risk Patients: Results of the SpideRX Arm of the Carotid Revascularization with ev3 Arterial Technology Evolution TrialJOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, Issue 5 2010
ROBERT D. SAFIAN M.D.
Purpose:,A prospective nonrandomized multicenter registry of 160 patients with severe carotid stenosis and high-risk features for carotid endarterectomy was conducted during the 3-month period from March to May 2005. Methods:,Carotid artery stenting (CAS) was performed with the SpideRXÔ Embolic Protection System (ev3, Inc., Plymouth, MN, USA) as part of an investigational device exemption from the Food and Drug Administration. Results:,The primary end-point of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events at 30 days after CAS was observed in nine patients (5.6%), including death in four patients (2.5%), nonfatal stroke in five patients (3.1%), and nonfatal myocardial infarction in one patient (0.6%). A secondary end-point of technical success (defined as successful deployment of all devices, filter retrieval, and final diameter stenosis <50%) was achieved in 156 of 160 patients (97.5%). The only independent predictor of death or stroke at 30 days was baseline stenosis severity (P < 0.05). Conclusion:,CAS with distal embolic protection using the SpideRXÔ Embolic Protection System is a reasonable alternative for revascularization of some high-risk patients with severe carotid stenosis. (J Interven Cardiol 2010;23:491,498) [source]
Impact of Thienopyridine Administration Prior to Primary Stenting in Acute Myocardial InfarctionJOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, Issue 4 2009
LEROY E. RABBANI M.D.
The impact of thienopyridine administration prior to primary stenting in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has not been well studied. We therefore examined the database from the prospective, multicenter, controlled CADILLAC trial in which 1,036 patients were randomized to bare metal stenting with or without abciximab to determine whether patients who received a thienopyridine prior to bare metal stenting in AMI had superior clinical outcomes. Per operator discretion, 659 patients (63.6%; Th+) received either a 500 mg ticlopidine loading dose (n = 623) or a 300 mg clopidogrel loading dose (n = 40), while 377 patients (36.4%; Th-) received no thienopyridine prior to stent implantation. Baseline and procedural characteristics of the two groups, including abciximab use (52.5% vs 52.8%, P = 0.93) were well matched. Th+ compared to Th- patients had lower rates of core lab assessed TIMI 0/1 flow postprocedure (0.8% vs 2.7%, P = 0.01). Th+ compared to Th- patients also had significantly reduced in-hospital and 30-day rates of ischemic target vessel revascularization (TVR) (1.1% vs 3.2%, P = 0.01 and 1.5% vs 3.8%, P = 0.02, respectively) and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) (2.7% vs 5.8%, P = 0.01 and 4.0% vs 6.9%, P = 0.03, respectively), results that remained significant after covariate adjustment. In conclusion, in this large prospective, controlled trial, patients receiving a thienopyridine prior to primary stenting in AMI were less likely to have TIMI 0/1 flow postprocedure and experienced reduced in-hospital and 30-day rates of ischemic TVR and MACE compared to those not administered a thienopyridine prior to stent implantation. [source]
Mechanisms of Late Stent Malapposition After Primary Stenting in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Subanalysis of the Selection TrialJOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, Issue 3 2009
TANIA CHECHI M.D.
Background: One of the major predictors of late stent malapposition (LSM) is primary stenting in acute myocardial infarction. However, mechanisms of LSM are still under debate. Methods: Patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and enrolled in the SELECTION trial (38 patients in the paclitaxel-eluting stent, PES, and 35 in the bare metal stent, BMS, cohort) were retrospectively analyzed to evaluate LSM, by means of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) data recorded at the index and 7-month follow-up procedures. Results: Stent malapposition was documented in 21 lesions in 21 patients (28.8%): in 8 of these 21 patients (38.1%) it was LSM. Although statistical significance was not reached, LSM was more frequent after PES than BMS implantation (15.8% vs. 5.7%). LSM was mainly located within the body of the stent (62.5% of the cases). At the LSM segment, a significant increase of vessel area (19.2 ± 3.3 mm2 vs. 21.9 ± 5.3 mm2, P = 0.04) and a reduction of plaque area (12.6 ± 4.6 mm2 vs. 9.1 ± 3.9 mm2, P = 0.04) were observed at IVUS between the index and follow-up procedure. Conclusions: After primary stenting for STEMI, LSM seems to be more frequent after PES rather than BMS implantation. In the STEMI setting, possible mechanisms leading to LSM include positive remodeling and plaque mass decrease. [source]
Intracranial Angioplasty and StentingJOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, Issue 1 2009
F.A.C.C., JAY S. YADAV M.D.
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Direct Stenting after Thrombus Removal before Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial InfarctionJOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, Issue 4 2008
PEDRO SILVA-ORREGO M.D.
Objectives:To verify whether direct stenting (DS) after thrombus removal during primary angioplasty (PPCI) in patients with ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) can improve myocardial reperfusion and prevent distal embolization compared to conventional stent implantation. Background:Both mechanical removal and DS reduce thrombus dislodgment and improve microcirculatory reperfusion during PPCI. However, the additional effect of DS after thrombus removal has not been definitely assessed. Methods:The DEAR-MI study included 148 consecutive STEMI patients who were randomly assigned to undergo or not thrombus aspiration before PPCI. For the purpose of the present study, we interrogated the DEAR-MI data bank to compare the occurrence of complete (>70%) ST-segment resolution (STR), myocardial blush grade (MBG)-3, no-reflow, and angiographic embolization in patients treated and untreated with DS. Results:Clinical and angiographic characteristics were similar in the two groups. Comparing DS and no-DS groups, complete STR was found in 67% versus 51% (P = 0.08), MBG-3 in 86% versus 49% (P < 0.001), no-reflow in 1% versus14% (P < 0.01), angiographic embolization in 3% versus 19% (P < 0.01), TIMI flow-3 in 89% versus 70% (P < 0.01), and the corrected TIMI frame count was 16.2 versus 18.8 (P < 0.05). Among patients undergoing thrombus aspiration, the odds ratio of DS for MBG-3 and distal embolization was 4 (95% CI 1,16.6) and 0.10 (95% CI 0.01,0.93), respectively. At multivariable analysis, thrombus aspiration (P < 0.001) and DS (P < 0.05) independently predicted MBG-3, while thrombus aspiration was the only independent predictor of DS. Conclusions:DS during PPCI reduces distal embolization and improves myocardial reperfusion. This effect is significantly more relevant after thrombus aspiration. [source]
"Backdoor" Alternative Approach to Stenting of a Post-Anastomotic Coronary Artery Lesion via a Chronically Obstructed Right Coronary Artery after Failure to Stent through a Tortuous Free Internal Mammary GraftJOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, Issue 4 2007
RICHARD Y.J. CHAN M.B.Ch.B.
We describe the case of a patient who previously had coronary artery bypass grafting including a free right internal mammary artery graft anastomosed to a chronic totally occluded right coronary artery (RCA) proximally and distally and who presented with a high-risk acute coronary syndrome. Coronary angiography revealed the graft to be patent with a distal post-anastomotic culprit lesion within the posterolateral branch of the native RCA. Because of technical challenges, PCI could not be performed through the graft and the lesion was stented via the chronically occluded RCA instead, in a "backdoor" approach with a good final result. [source]
Flow-Reversal Device for Cerebral Protection During Carotid Artery Stenting,Acute and Long-Term ResultsJOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, Issue 1 2006
KASJA RABE M.D.
Objective: Several types of cerebral (embolic) protection devices have been used in patients undergoing carotid stenting. This study assessed results achieved with a flow-reversal system. Method: Carotid stenting was performed in 56 patients (mean age, 68 ± 9 years). The mean percentage of stenosis was 77%± 10%. During the procedure, cerebral protection was achieved by means of balloon occlusion of the common and external carotid artery with use of a Parodi Anti-Emboli System. The patients' neurologic status was assessed during the intervention; at discharge; 1, 6, and 12 months after the procedure; and yearly thereafter. Results: The procedure was technically successful in all cases. One patient had a minor stroke 6 hours after the intervention. No major strokes, deaths, or myocardial infarctions occurred. During long-term follow-up (to 40 months), 2 patients died of a secondary complication after intracerebral bleeding and stroke and 1 died as a result of ventricular fibrillation. Restenosis did not exceed 50% of vessel diameter in any patient. Conclusions: The acute results indicate that proximal occlusion and flow reversal for cerebral protection during carotid stenting is a safe and effective method. The low restenosis and complication rate during long-term follow-up is in accordance with other series of carotid angioplasty and shows that the occlusion balloons do not cause any long-term side effects. [source]
Stenting of Bifurcation Lesions: A Rational ApproachJOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, Issue 6 2001
FSCAI, THIERRY LEFÈVRE M.D.
The occurrence of stenosis in or next to coronary bifurcations is relatively frequent and generally underestimated. In our experience, such lesions account for 15%,18% of all percutaneous coronary intervention > (PCI). The main reasons for this are (1) the coronary arteries are like the branches of a tree with many ramifications and (2) because of axial plaque redistribution, especially after stent implantation, PCI of lesions located next to a coronary bifurcation almost inevitably cause plaque shifting in the side branches. PCI treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions remains challenging. Balloon dilatation treatment used to be associated with less than satisfactory immediate results, a high complication rate, and an unacceptable restenosis rate. The kissing balloon technique resulted in improved, though suboptimal, outcomes. Several approaches were then suggested, like rotative or directional atherectomy, but these techniques did not translate into significantly enhanced results. With the advent of second generation stents, in 1996, the authors decided to set up an observational study on coronary bifurcation stenting combined with a bench test of the various stents available. Over the last 5 years, techniques, strategies, and stent design have improved. As a result, the authors have been able to define a rational approach to coronary bifurcation stenting. This bench study analyzed the behavior of stents and allowed stents to be discarded that are not compatible with the treatment of coronary bifurcations. Most importantly, this study revealed that stent deformation due to the opening of a strut is a constant phenomenon that must be corrected by kissing balloon inflation. Moreover, it was observed that the opening of a stent strut into a side branch could permit the stenting, at least partly, of the side branch ostium. This resulted in the provocative concept of "stenting both branches with a single stent." Therefore, a simple approach is currently implemented in the majority of cases: stenting of the main branch with provisional stenting of the side branch, The technique consists of inserting a guidewire in each coronary branch. A stent is then positioned in the main branch with a wire being "jailed" in the side branch. The wires are then exchanged, starting with the main branch wire that is passed through the stent struts into the side branch. After opening the stent struts in the side branch, kissing balloon inflation is performed. A second stent is deployed in the side branch in the presence of suboptimal results only. Over the last 2 years, this technique has been associated with a 98% angiographic success rate in both branches. Two stents are used in 30%,35% of cases and final kissing balloon inflation is performed in > 95% of cases. The in-hospital major adverse cardiac events (MACE) rate is around 5% and 7-month target vessel revascularization (TVR) is 13%. Several stents specifically designed for coronary bifurcation lesions are currently being investigated. The objective is to simplify the approach for all users. In the near future, the use of drug-eluting stents should reduce the risk of restenosis. [source]
Coronary Artery Stenting in Vessels with Reference Diameter < 3 MMJOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, Issue 5 2000
ALFRIED GERMING M.D.
The study included 220 consecutive patients with coronary artery stenting. In 128 patients (60.8 ± 10.2 years, 68% men), a total of 184 stents were placed in coronary vessels with a reference diameter < 3 mm (group S). One hundred thirty-four stents were implanted in 92 patients (62.9 ± 9.8 years, 82.6% men) in vessels > 3 mm (group L). There was no significant difference according to clinical baseline characteristics. The primary end point of this retrospective study was the rate of periinterventional complications (death, stent thrombosis, myocardial infarction, urgent angioplasty, or surgical revascularization). The, secondary end point was the clinical and angiographic follow-ups (restenosis, recurrent angina, further revascularization) after 3 months. Cardiac complications occurred in group S in two (1.6%) patients, two stent thromboses with urgent angioplasty, one Q-wave and one non-Q-wave infarction. There was one (1.1%) event in group L, a stent thrombosis with Q-wave infarction and urgent angioplasty. Angiography at 3-month follow-up was performed in 148 patients. Restenosis occurred in group S in 31.8% and in group L in 21.7% (NS). Data according recurrent angina and recommended surgical revascularization did not differ between both groups. In group S, significantly more angioplasties of the stented lesion were performed (23/60 patients) compared to group L (6/88) (P = 0,015). Coronary artery stenting in vessels with a reference diameter < 3 mm can be performed without a high rate of periinterventional complications. Restenosis tends to be more frequent in the small vessel group, a higher rate of reangioplasties have to be expected. The clinical follow-up is comparable to a control group. [source]
Direct Coronary Stenting in Noncomplex and Noncalcified Lesions: Immediate and Mid-term Results of a Prospective RegistryJOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, Issue 4 2000
MARC BEDOSSA M.D.
Stenting of coronary arteries is currently used in clinical practice. The aim of this prospective registry was to assess the feasibility and the safety of stent implantation without balloon predilatation in noncomplex and noncalcifed lesions. One hundred six stents were implanted in 85 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PTCA) of native vessels (n = 95) or bypass grafts (n = 11). The lesions were type A (21%) or B1 (79%). The stent was a tubular or a coil stent in 71 ± and 29% of the cases, respectively. The angiographic success rate was 94%. The maximal pressure was 12.1 ± 2.1 atm. In only 7 cases, it was not possible to cross the stenosis with the stent, necessitating retrieval of it and predilation with a balloon before stent implantation. Three dissections after stent implantation were treated by a second stent implantation. The primary success rate was 98% (no acute closure or myocardial infarction). A clinical follow-up was obtained in 98% of patients with a mean delay of 6 ± 0.5 months. Eighty-one percent of patients were asymptomatic. The target lesion revascularization rate was 9.4%. Four patients underwent a new PTCA and four patients a coronary artery bypass graft surgery. This technique of stent implantation appears to be safe with good immediate and midterm results. A prospective randomized trial comparing this technique to the standard technique of stent delivery in noncomplex lesions is currently ongoing with an intravascular ultrasound substudy. [source]
Decision Memo for Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty of the Carotid Artery Concurrent with Stenting (CAG-00085R3)JOURNAL OF NEUROIMAGING, Issue 3 2008
Osama O. Zaidat MD
No abstract is available for this article. [source]
Successful Implantation of a Coronary Sinus Lead After Stenting of a Coronary Vein StenosisPACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, Issue 9 2003
BERRY M. VAN GELDER
Dislodgment of the coronary sinus lead was observed in a 79-year-old patient 8 months after implantation of a biventricular pacing system. A severe stenosis in the posterolateral branch, in which the lead was previously positioned, prohibited reinsertion of the lead. Because no other branches with adequate anatomy for lead insertion were available in the targeted area, the stenosis was dilated and stented. Subsequently, the left ventricular lead could be reimplanted in the same vessel. (PACE 2003; 26:1904,1906) [source]
Successful Pediatric Stenting of a Nonthrombotic Coronary Occlusion as a Complication of Radiofrequency Catheter AblationPACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, Issue 6 2001
GUNNAR G. STROBEL
STROBEL, G.G., et al.: Successful Pediatric Stenting of a Nonthrombotic Coronary Occlusion as a Complication of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation. This is a case of a right coronary artery occlusion complicating a RF catheter ablation of a posteroseptal accessory connection in an 8-year-old boy. After multiple balloon angioplasty attempts in the occluded vessel, only transient patency was achieved. The occlusion was successfully treated with placement of an intracoronary stent. [source]
Left Main Coronary Artery Stenting During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Life-saving ExperienceACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, Issue 12 2009
Kursat Tigen MD
No abstract is available for this article. [source]
Surgical Removal of Jugular Paragangliomas After Stenting of the Intratemporal Internal Carotid Artery: A Preliminary ReportTHE LARYNGOSCOPE, Issue 5 2006
Mario Sanna MD
Abstract Objective: Jugular paragangliomas with extensive involvement of the internal carotid artery (ICA) represent a true challenge for surgeons, especially in the presence of inadequate collateral circulation through the circle of Willis. The aim of our study is to present a preliminary report of our experience with the surgical removal of three such cases using the stenting of the ICA as the method of choice for protecting and preserving the integrity of the artery. Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at Gruppo Otologico, a private referral center for neurotology and skull base surgery. The subjects of our study are three cases of jugular paragangliomas with extensive involvement of the ICA and inadequate collateral circulation. These cases are the first three cases operated at our center after stenting of the intratemporal portion of the ICA. Results: Complete surgical removal of the tumor, including the part involving the ICA, was achieved in all cases. Over a follow-up period of 22 to 30 months, no complications occurred and the patency of the stented arteries was preserved. Conclusion: Although more follow-up is still needed before establishing the exact long-term outcome of stenting the intratemporal ICA, our preliminary report shows that the stent has facilitated the complete surgical removal of the tumor, preserving the integrity of the ICA. [source]
Suspension Laryngoscopy for Endotracheal Stenting,THE LARYNGOSCOPE, Issue 1 2003
Hans Edmund Eckel MD
Abstract Objectives/Hypothesis Airway stents have recently been used to establish and maintain patent airways in patients with malignant central airway obstruction, but insertion modalities remain controversial to date. The study seeks to determine the role of suspension laryngoscopy in interdisciplinary airway stenting. Study Design Retrospective, single-institution analysis of a case series treated by a multidisciplinary airway team. Methods Ninety-three consecutive patients with malignant obstruction of the trachea and/or tracheobronchial bifurcation underwent endotracheal stenting through a suspension laryngoscopy approach for the relief of impending respiratory distress. Feasibility, mortality, survival, and complications were analyzed as main outcome measures. Results Stenting through a suspension laryngoscopy approach was feasible 91 of 93 patients (97.8%). Fifteen patients needed repeated stenting, and in all, 121 stents were implanted during the observation period. This approach allowed for the repeated insertion of rigid bronchoscopes of graded sizes to establish an airway and for precise stent positioning. Optical instruments and stent introducer systems could easily be used while adequate ventilation was continuously maintained. Silicone stents of maximal size were inserted without injury of the vocal cords during intubation. Median survival for all patients was 8 months. No intraoperative airway complications were observed, and no patient died secondary to stenting. Conclusions Suspension laryngoscopy and jet ventilation provide an ideal setting for the precise placement of tracheal and bifurcation airway stents. Laryngologists should actively participate in interdisciplinary airway stenting programs. [source]
Stenting and colorectal cancerBRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY (NOW INCLUDES EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY), Issue 10 2008
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Safety and effectiveness of the INVATEC MO.MA® proximal cerebral protection device during carotid artery stenting: Results from the ARMOUR pivotal trial,CATHETERIZATION AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS, Issue 1 2010
Gary M. Ansel MD
Abstract Objective: The multicenter ARMOUR (ProximAl PRotection with the MO.MA Device DUring CaRotid Stenting) trial evaluated the 30-day safety and effectiveness of the MO.MA® Proximal Cerebral Protection Device (Invatec, Roncadelle, Italy) utilized to treat high surgical risk patients undergoing carotid artery stenting (CAS). Background: Distal embolic protection devices (EPD) have been traditionally utilized during CAS. The MO.MA device acts as a balloon occlusion "endovascular clamping" system to achieve cerebral protection prior to crossing the carotid stenosis. Methods: This prospective registry enrolled 262 subjects, 37 roll-in and 225 pivotal subjects evaluated with intention to treat (ITT) from September 2007 to February 2009. Subjects underwent CAS using the MO.MA device. The primary endpoint, myocardial infarction, stroke, or death through 30 days (30-day major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events [MACCE]) was compared to a performance goal of 13% derived from trials utilizing distal EPD. Results: For the ITT population, the mean age was 74.7 years with 66.7% of the cohort being male. Symptomatic patients comprised 15.1% and 28.9% were octogenarians. Device success was 98.2% and procedural success was 93.2%. The 30-day MACCE rate was 2.7% [95% CI (1.0,5.8%)] with a 30-day major stroke rate of 0.9%. No symptomatic patient suffered a stroke during this trial. Conclusions: The ARMOUR trial demonstrated that the MO.MA® Proximal Cerebral Protection Device is safe and effective for high surgical risk patients undergoing CAS. The absence of stroke in symptomatic patients is the lowest rate reported in any independently adjudicated prospective multicenter registry trial to date. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc. [source]
New distal embolic protection device the FiberNet® 3 dimensional filter: First carotid human studyCATHETERIZATION AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS, Issue 7 2007
Abstract Objective: Evaluate the performance and safety of the FiberNet® Embolic Protection System during carotid artery intervention. Background: Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting (CAS) can be proposed to treat the majority of carotid stenoses. Brain embolization takes place and routine use of Embolic Protection Devices (EPD) is warranted. Many EPDs have significant limitations, which may be addressed by a new EPD, the FiberNet® (Lumen Biomedical, Plymouth, MN). Methods: The system consists of a 3-dimensional expandable filter made of fibers, which expand radially, mounted onto a 0.014, wire and retrieval catheter. FiberNet can capture particles as small as 40 ,m without compromising flow. Results: 35 lesions treated in 34 patients. Male 67.6%. Age: 71.4 ± 8.8 (50,85). Average stenosis 84.5% ± 7.9 (70,99). 29.4% were symptomatic. Technical success: 34/35 (97%). No stroke or death within 30 days. Neurological events: two permanent amaurosis, one amaurosis fugax. All samples visually contained significant amounts of emboli. The mean surface area of debris caught was 63.8 mm2 (37.7,107.5). Comparisons were made with other EPDs. The mean surface area of debris caught was 12.2 mm2 (2.7,34.3). No changes were noted in CT/MRI at 30-day post procedure. Conclusion: The first human use of this new novel EPD in carotid artery stenting is encouraging. The FiberNet was easy to use and confirmed the ability to capture particles less than 100 ,m. The feasibility of the FiberNet has been demonstrated. Additional patients will demonstrate the overall safety and efficacy of this new EPD device. © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc. [source]
Usefulness of translesional pressure gradient and pharmacological provocation for the assessment of intermediate renal artery diseaseCATHETERIZATION AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS, Issue 3 2006
Noah J. Jones MD
Abstract Objective: We sought to determine the hemodynamic significance of intermediate RAS by measuring translesional systolic pressure gradients (TSPG), using a pressure-sensing guidewire at baseline and after acetylcholine (ACh) induced hyperemia, following selective renal artery angiography. Background: Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is a cause of reversible hypertension and nephropathy. Stenting effectively relieves RAS, however improvement in blood pressure control or renal function is variable and unpredictable. Hemodynamic significance is usually present with RAS when diameter stenosis is >75%, but is less predictable in intermediate (30%,75%) RAS. Methods: Twenty-two patients (26 renal arteries) with uncontrolled hypertension underwent invasive hemodynamic assessment because of intermediate RAS, defined as radiocontrast angiographic diameter stenosis (DS) between 30% and 75% (quantitative DS was measured prospectively). Translesional pressure gradients were measured using a 0.014" pressure-sensing wire. Hyperemia was induced by administration of intrarenal ACh. Results: Visual and measured angiographic lesion severity did not correlate with TSPG either at baseline (visual DS, R2 = 0.091, P = 0.13; measured DS, R2 = 0.124, P = 0.07) or with hyperemia (visual DS, R2 = 0.057, P = 0.24; measured DS, R2 = 0.101, P = 0.12). Baseline and maximal hyperemic gradient did correlate (R2 = 0.567; P < 0.05). Pharmacological provocation produced a significant increase in TSPG (mean; baseline, 18 ± 21 vs. hyperemia, 34 ± 41 mm Hg; P < 0.05). A hemodynamically significant lesion (TSPG > 20 mm Hg) was found in 14/26 (54%) arteries (13 patients); 13 (60%) patients subsequently underwent renal artery stenting for hemodynamically significant RAS. At follow-up (at least 30 days), there was a significant decrease in systolic blood pressure (mean; 167 ± 24 vs. 134 ± 19 mm Hg; P < 0.001). Conclusions: Intrarenal administration of ACh induces hyperemia and can be used to unmask resistive renal artery lesions. Gradient measurement and induced hyperemia may be warranted in the invasive assessment of intermediate renal artery stenoses, rather than relying on stenosis severity alone. Further study is needed to determine whether translesional pressure gradients and pharmacological provocation predict clinical benefit after renal artery stenting. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc. [source]