Stent

In the technical vocabulary of medicine, a stent is a mesh 'tube' inserted into a natural passage/conduit in the body to prevent, or counteract, a disease-induced, localized flow constriction. The term may also refer to a tube used to temporarily hold such a natural conduit open to allow access for surgery.

Read more about Stent:  Etymology, Stent Types, Overuse

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Biosensors International
... BioMatrix is a drug-eluting stent that utilizes proprietary technologies of Biosensors a biodegradable Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) polymer (PLA), which degrades into the naturally occurring lactic ... Biosensors has obtained CE Mark for this drug-eluting stent product in January 2008 ... Kong listed Shandong Weigao to market and distribute coronary stents in China ...
Prostatic Stent - Food and Drug Administration Approved Stents
... At the present time, there is one temporary prostatic stent that has received U.S ... The Spanner temporary prostatic stent maintains urine flow and allows natural voluntary urination ... The prostatic stent is a completely internal device and can be inserted and removed as easily as a Foley catheter ...
Stent - Overuse
... Medical societies recommend that surgeons not perform stenting in the usual surgery of otherwise healthy individuals during percutaneous coronary intervention. ...
Bare-metal Stent
... Bare-metal stent is a vascular stent without a coating (as used in drug-eluting stents) ... The first stents licenced for use in cardiac arteries were bare metal - often 316L stainless steel ... More recent ('2nd generation') stents use cobalt chromium alloy ...
Cypher Stent
... Cypher is a brand of drug-eluting coronary stent from Cordis Corporation, a Johnson Johnson company ... During a balloon angioplasty, the stent is inserted into the artery to provide a "scaffold" to open the artery ... processes and poor sales, Johnson Johnson have announced that it will stop selling Cypher stents by the end of 2011 ...