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BACKGROUND AND AIMS EUS-guided drainage of peripancreatic fluid collection (PFC) (pancreatic pseudocyst [PP] or walled-off necrosis [WON]) by using a novel lumen-apposing, fully covered, self-expandable metal stent (LAMS) has been promising, but few of these data are from the United States. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and safety(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Patients with cirrhosis may be less than optimal candidates for ERCP because of underlying ascites, coagulopathy, encephalopathy, and other problems. Although the risks of surgery in patients with cirrhosis are well known, few data are available regarding ERCP in patients with cirrhosis. We performed a retrospective, multicenter study of(More)
INTRODUCTION Esophageal stents are commonly used to treat benign esophageal conditions including refractory benign esophageal strictures, anastomotic strictures, fistulae, perforations and anastomotic leaks. Data on outcomes in these settings remain limited. METHODS We performed a retrospective multicenter study of patients who underwent fully or(More)
AIM Cholangiopancreatoscopy (CP) is an endoscopic technique that allows for direct visualization of the biliary and pancreatic ducts using a narrow caliber endoscope that passes through the working channel of a duodenoscope directly into the bile and/or pancreatic ducts. Little data is available on the safety of CP. We performed a multicenter retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Data on the risk of acute pancreatitis following endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of pancreatic cystic lesions are limited. The aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency of acute pancreatitis after EUS-FNA of pancreatic cysts and solid lesions, and determine whether there was a difference in(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the operating characteristics of using the confocal endomicroscopy miniprobe (pCLE) compared to cholangioscopic targeted biopsies for the detection of malignancy in biliary tract strictures. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of data of patients who underwent evaluation of indeterminate biliary(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery for pancreatic branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (BD-IPMN) is indicated for therapy of symptomatic patients and to prevent development of invasive cancer. There is currently no consensus on management of BD-IPMN patients after surgical resection. The aim of this retrospective multicenter study was to determine the(More)
OBJECTIVE After complete surgical repair the majority of tetralogy of Fallot (ToF), patients stay ≤2 days in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) while some may stay longer. We undertook this study to investigate the factors associated with shorter vs. longer length of stay in the CICU to help manage resources effectively. DESIGN Patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Pancreatic duct (PD) disruptions occur as a result of different etiologies and can be managed medically, endoscopically, or surgically. The aim of this study was to provide an evaluation on the efficacy of endotherapy for treatment of PD disruption in a large cohort of patients and identify factors that predict successful treatment(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMSs) have increasingly been used in benign upper gastrointestinal (UGI) conditions; however, stent migration remains a major limitation. Endoscopic suture fixation (ESF) may prevent stent migration. The aims of this study were to compare the frequency of stent migration in patients(More)