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Expandable metal stents: principles and tissue responses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21684458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Expandable stents are widely used in gastroenterology. The basic principle of all of these devices is that they can be constrained onto a delivery system of small diameter and then deployed in an area of stenosis without the risk of complications due to excessive dilation. Understanding tissue responses to stents is important both for the design of new stents and for clinicians to balance the benefits and risks of covered and uncovered stents. With biodegradable stents and removable stents, understanding tissue responses provides the basis for timing of removal and assessing treatment response.
Authors:
Nimish Vakil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1558-1950     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastrointest. Endosc. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202792     Medline TA:  Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison WI, USA; Department of Gastroenterology, Aurora Summit Hospital, WI, USA.
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