Patients undergoing covered and uncovered self-expandable metal stent placement

Post written by Yasuki Hori, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya, Japan. We focused on predictors for solid food intake after self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) placement for malignant gastric outlet obstruction, not only patient-related factors but also stent-related factors. We consider the identification …

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Endoscopic palliative treatment using SEMS

Adriana Vaz Safatle-Ribeiro, MD, PhD, from the Cancer Institute of São Paulo, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil presents this video case "Endoscopic palliative treatment using a metallic stent in a patient with an obstructive jejunal metastasis." The video demonstrates the insertion and deployment of an uncovered self-expandable metal stent at the midjejunum in …

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Effectiveness of a newly designed antireflux valve metal stent

Jong Ho Moon, MD, PhD, and colleagues from the Digestive Disease Center and Research Institute, Departments of Internal Medicine, SoonChunHyang, University School of Medicine, in Bucheon and Seoul, South Korea discuss this Original Article, "Effectiveness of a newly designed antireflux valve metal stent to reduce duodenobiliary reflux in patients with unresectable distal malignant biliary obstruction: …

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Treatment for malignant gastric outlet obstruction

Chan Hyuk Park, MD and Jun Chul Park, MD from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Severance Hospital, Institute of Gastroenterology at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Republic of Korea discuss their article "Impact of carcinomatosis and ascites status on long-term outcomes of palliative treatment for patients with gastric outlet obstruction …

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New hybrid metal stent for EUS-guided biliary drainage

Tae Jun Song, MD, PhD and Sang Soo Lee, MD, PhD from University of Ulsan in Seoul, South Korea report on their New Methods article "Preliminary report on a new hybrid metal stent for EUS-guided biliary drainage (with videos)." We investigated the feasibility and safety of a newly developed self-expandable metal stent tailored for use …

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