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clinical trial
if you have
Bile Duct Neoplasms Malignant
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The purpose

Endoscopic stent insertion is considered the method of choice for palliation of malignant bile duct obstruction (MBDO). However, it can cause complications and requires periodic stent exchanges. While endoscopic stenting is clearly indicated for relief of cholangitis or refractory pruritus, its role in patients with jaundice alone is less clear. Endoscopic stenting for this relative indication might be justified, if there is a significant improvement in quality of life (QOL) of such patients. The aim of the investigators study was to determine whether endoscopic stenting for MBDO results in improved QOL.

Provided treatments

  • Procedure: ERCP with 10 French biliary plastic stent placement
  • Procedure: ERCP with 11.5 French biliary plastic stent

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01459965. The sponsor of the trial is Indiana University and it is looking for 164 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Endoscopic Palliation of Malignant Biliary Tract Obstruction: Emphasis on Improvement in Quality of Life