Antireflux stents to reduce the risk of cholangitis in patients with malignant biliary strictures: a randomized trial.

@article{Hu2014AntirefluxST,
  title={Antireflux stents to reduce the risk of cholangitis in patients with malignant biliary strictures: a randomized trial.},
  author={Bing Hu and Tian-tian Wang and J Wu and Zhi-mei Shi and Dao-jian Gao and Ya-min Pan},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={120-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS There are limited data on the role of antireflux biliary stents. This single-center randomized trial compared the endoscopic use of partly covered antireflux metal stents (pcARMS) with that of standard uncovered self-expandable metal stents (ucSEMS) for the palliation of nonhilar malignant biliary obstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between August 2007 and February 2012, patients with nonhilar malignant biliary obstruction were randomly assigned to treatment with… CONTINUE READING
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