Quality Assurance Guidelines for Placement of Gastroduodenal Stents

@article{Sabharwal2006QualityAG,
  title={Quality Assurance Guidelines for Placement of Gastroduodenal Stents},
  author={Tarun Sabharwal and Farah Gillan Irani and Alberto P{\'e}rez Amador Adam},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={1-5}
}
Gastroduodenal obstruction is often a preterminal event in advanced upper gastrointestinal malignant disease. Patients with gastric outlet and duodenal obstruction often exhibit intractable nausea and vomiting, inability to eat and ‘‘food fear.’’ The consequences are gastric distension, weight loss, anorexia, dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, leading to a markedly impaired quality of life [1–6]. Furthermore, these patients are at constant risk of aspiration and pneumonia [3, 6]. In view of… CONTINUE READING
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