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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 AIMS Postsurgical or traumatic bile duct leaks (BDLs) can be safely and effectively managed by endoscopic therapy via ERCP. The early diagnosis of BDL is important because unrecognized leaks can lead to serious adverse events (AEs). Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between timing of endotherapy after BDL and the clinical outcomes,(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)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy, safety and long term outcomes of endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of large non-ampullary duodenal polyps. METHODS A retrospective review of patients undergoing EMR of non-ampullary duodenal polyps ≥ 10 mm in size was performed. EMR was performed using standard snare polypectomy using pure coagulation(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)