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Photodynamic therapy, stents increase survival for extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

October 26, 2016

The use of photodynamic therapy with stents was safe and increased survival among patients with unresectable extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma vs. stents alone, per results from a retrospective study presented at UEG Week 2016.

In the study, Jianfeng Yang, MD, department of gastroenterology, Hangzhou First People’s Hospital, China, and colleagues assigned patients with unresectable extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma to a treatment regimen of either photodynamic therapy (PDT) plus stent placement (n = 12) or stent-only treatment (n = 27). Intraductal ultrasonography was used to measure thickness of tumor mass and quality of life was assessed using Karnofsky performance scale scores every 3 months.

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Alginate therapy an effective alternative for treating GERD symptoms

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Metabolite from gut microbes predicts mortality risk in patients with PAD

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