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Expert Rev Med Devices. 2006 May;3(3):395-403.

New developments in ureteral stent design, materials and coatings.

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University of British Columbia, Division of Urology, Vancouver General Hospital, D419 - Heather Pavilion, D-9, 2733 Heather St., Vancouver, BC V5Z 3J5, Canada.

Abstract

Ureteral stents are used in a variety of urological diseases and procedures. The majority of patients with indwelling ureteral stents experience bothersome symptoms and are at increased risk for urinary tract infection. Stent encrustation and the associated complications can also result in significant patient morbidity. The development of new stent designs using novel biomaterials, stent coatings and drug-eluting technologies are being applied to reduce the disadvantageous features of ureteral stents.

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16681460
DOI:
10.1586/17434440.3.3.395
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