Danis Stent Clinical Studies & Publications

Expandable Oesophageal Stents Provide Safer Treatment of Oesophageal Variceal Bleeding: Presented at AASLD

Hoyle B.
64th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
…28 patients were randomised to treatment using either a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube (n = 15, balloon tamponade) or an SX-Ella Danis expandable stent (n = 13) … Expandable oesophageal stents are superior to balloon tamponade in patients with cirrhosis who have uncontrolled, exsanguinating, oesophageal variceal bleeding … The better results are due to both a greater haemostatic effect and a lower rate of serious adverse events — especially of aspiration pneumonia — with the use of oesophageal stents…

Acute Management of Refractory Variceal Bleeding in Liver Cirrhosis by Self-Expanding Metal Stents

Dechêne A, El Fouly AH, Bechmann LP, Jochum C, Saner FH, Gerken G, Canbay A.
Digestion. 2012;85(3):185-91.
…8 patients in whom endoscopic variceal ligation failed to control variceal hemorrhage were treated … The application of SEMS in esophageal hemorrhage showed a complete success in achieving hemostasis even after failed endoscopic variceal ligation…


A self-expanding metal stent for complicated variceal hemorrhage: experience at a single center

Wright G, Lewis H, Hogan B, Burroughs A, Patch D, O‘Beirne J.
Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Jan;71(1):71-8.
…10 patients with variceal hemorrhage with contraindications to TIPS insertion or BT … Stent insertion was successful in 9 of 10 patients … Insertion of the SX-Ella DANIS stent in patients with refractory variceal bleeding or complications of previous therapy is effective for the control of bleeding … In selected patients, SX-Ella DANIS stent insertion offers an alternative to other methods of salvage such as BT and TIPS and could be considered a substitute for BT after a prospective trial…