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2012-07-17 02:27:36

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xlumena, Inc. announces that it has received CE Mark approval to market its AXIOS Stent and Delivery System for biliary tract drainage. The device was previously approved for the treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts. The enhanced indication gives endoscopists a new minimally-invasive tool to create a secure connection between the gallbladder or bile duct and the gastrointestinal tract. Clinical research is showing that treatment with the...

2012-05-15 06:26:22

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xlumena, Inc. announces the publication of a scientific paper describing the first human study of the AXIOS(TM) Stent and Delivery System. The article, entitled "Clinical evaluation of a novel lumen-apposing metal stent for endosonography-guided pancreatic pseudocyst and gallbladder drainage" appeared in the April issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - the leading journal for advances in endoscopy. The research reports technical and clinical...

2012-04-10 05:04:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There's now a safe and viable alternative to surgery for patients suffering from appendicitis. Surgery to remove an inflamed appendix (appendectomy) has been the mainstay of treatment for acute appendicitis since 1889 and the general assumption is that, without surgery, the risk of complications, such as perforation or infection, is high. Researchers at the Nottingham Digestive Diseaeses Centre NIHR Biomedical Research Unit, in Nottingham, UK, teamed up to analyze...

2011-01-06 13:45:39

The use of combined treatments for severe acute pancreatitis is safe and effective in managing the disease, resulting in shorter hospitalizations and fewer radiological procedures than standard therapy, according to a study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. In a related study, doctors found that patients with infected pancreatic necrosis were able to avoid surgery through primary conservative...

2010-06-02 20:20:50

New research findings in Journal of the American College of Surgeons show patients not treated during initial hospitalization required re-admission within 2 years New research findings published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicate that delaying cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder, in elderly patients with sudden inflammation of the organ often results in increased costs, morbidity and mortality. Gallstone disease is the most costly...

2009-11-18 14:59:47

Biliary drainage is performed as a palliative treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma. The reduction of serum bilirubin is usually the hallmark of successful biliary drainage. However, some patients may have persistent jaundice or scanty bile output after biliary drainage. A research team, led by Dr. Chiung-Yu Chen from National Cheng Kung University retrospectively analyzed the clinical and imaging characteristics of these patients in an attempt to identify the factors related to bile output...

2009-08-25 12:22:22

Acute hepatocellular injury is a commonly encountered phenomenon in patients with cholelithiasis and concomitant common bile duct (CBD) stones. However, in clinical practice, it seemed to occur also in cholelithiasis patients without evidence of CBD stones. Its incidence and final outcome necessitated clarification.A research article to be published on August 14, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team, led by Dr. Shou-Chuan Shih from Mackay...

2009-08-10 11:01:20

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an idiopathic chronic cholestatic inflammatory liver disease characterized by diffuse fibrosing inflammation of intra- and/or extrahepatic bile ducts, resulting in bile duct obliteration, biliary cirrhosis, and eventually hepatic failure. One of the most common symptoms at the time of presentation of PSC is mild to severe abdominal pain localized in the right upper quadrant. However, the mechanisms responsible for the abdominal pain in PSC are not fully...

2008-09-21 00:00:23

A new study finds that efforts to make sure medical residents in the United States and Canada get more rest are getting results. Researchers tracked patients who underwent gallbladder removals at a California hospital, The Toronto Globe and Mail reported. They found fewer complications in patients after 2003, when residents were limited to an 80-hour work week. Before 2003, about 1 percent of patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures suffered from bile duct injuries...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Gray, Stephen H Hawn, Mary T; Kilgore, Meredith L; Yun, Huifeng; Christein, John D Early diagnosis and curative resection are significant predictors of survival in patients with pancreatic cancer. We hypothesize that cholecystectomy within 12 months of pancreatic cancer affects 1- year survival. The Surveillance Epidemiology and End Result (SEER) database linked to Medicare data was used to identify patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer who underwent cholecystectomy 1 to 12 months...