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stent

Medicine a tube of plastic or sprung metal mesh placed inside a hollow tube to reopen it or keep it open; uses in surgery include preventing a blood vessel from closing, esp after angioplasty, and assisting healing after an anastomosis
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Of the total, 53(51.9%) patients were included in the stented PJ arm and 49(48.1%) patients in the non-stented arm.
King, "Compliance study of endovascular stent grafts incorporated with polyester and polyurethane graft materials in both stented and unstented zones," Materials, vol.
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in impacted upper ureteral stones: a prospective randomized comparison between stented and non-stented techniques.
Majority of the patients got stented to left anterior descending (LAD) and left circumflex (LCX) artery.
Nonstented versus routine stented ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy: a prospective randomized trial.
(6) related to stents after semi rigid ureteroscopy and intracorporeal lithotripsy for mid, lower and distal vesicoureteric junction calculi, and a comparison has been made between stented and non-stented patients.
"Stented vein grafts have a very high risk of re-narrowing - sometimes up to 50 percent when bare metal stents are used," said Dr.
Most had single-vessel disease; the stented lesion usually was in the left anterior descending artery "These were 'largish' vessels, with an average diameter between 2.99 and 3.03 mm.
The drug coating also appears to exert beneficial effects within the stented vessel both proximal and distal to the device itself, Dr.
If TIMI flow was grade III and thrombus burden was low, the lesion was stented directly.
The drug coating also appears to exert beneficial effects within the stented vessel both proximal and distal to the device itself he said in the first public reporting of the final results of the Taxus II trial.