The retrospective study was conducted at the Endoscopy Suite of Surgical Unit 4 at Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, and comprised data from January 2010 to January 2017 of patients who underwent ERCP for the retrieval of stent
migrated in the common bile duct (CBD), pancreatic duct or pancreatic pseudocyst or were found to have migrated stent
during either stent
removal or exchange and where attempts were made to remove the stent
Therefore, negative UC does not rule out a colonized stent
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placement wherein lesion recoil has occurred.
Local production would address the requirement for stents
and make the devices more affordable.
Balloon-expandable cCP stent
was 1st hand crimped onto the balloon between two already set black markers and further augmented by looping silk thread.
According to an official notification, a central purchase committee supervised the bid and new rates were approved at Rs30,500 for drug-eluting stents
and Rs13,250 for bare metal stents
The CJP noted that a stent
costing Rs1 million is inserted for double the amount, and lauding the decision that Pakistan would be making its own stents
, said 'we endeavour to offer good and cheap health facilities to the common man.'
An appropriately sized stent
may be inserted, usually 8 or 10 mm in diameter and 40 to 100 mm in length.
graft-induced new entry (SINE) is a new tear caused by the rigid stent
graft itself when ends spring back to the initial form after they are passively bent along the aorta arch [15, 16].
It revealed a mid-LAD stent
fracture with 70% in-stent restenosis (fractional flow reserve of 0.78) (Figure 4).
Data was collected from the case records of these patients regarding timing of stent
introduction and removal, outcome of ESWL and occurrence of complications.
Kashif Shaikh, Director Interventional Cardiology at Isra University Hospital Hyderabad, elaborated that the best way to keep a 'stent
' from relocking or the disease from progressing was having healthy diet, regular exercise, quit smoking, taking the medical therapy and drugs doctor prescribes and scheduling an annual check-up visit with cardiologist to stay on top of disease management.