Stenting the Urinary System provides information on the use of stents within the urological system. Each of the 72 chapters is authored by an international expert in the area, covering the newest advances in stent technology along with when and how to stent for different conditions. Different stents and their advantages and disadvantages are covered including Double-J stents, biodegradable stents, double pigtail stents, x-ray opaque urethral stents, self-expanding metal stents, and many others. The clinical and cost comparison of long prostatic stenting is explored along with the quality of life of patients with internal stents.
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INTRODUCTIONUrological Stents: Material, Mechanical and Functional Classification, M.J. Slepian and D. YachiaEvaluating New Medical Technologies: Issues and Opportunities, J.E. AbeleHISTORY OF STENTSHistory of Ureteral and Urethral Stenting: 1870-1990, J.J. MattelaerThe Double-J: Then and Now, T. MackHistory of Wallstent, H. Wallsen, C. Knight, A. Eldin, and M. MilroyFrom Prostakath to Memokath, H. Harboe and J. NordlingHistory of UroCoil and ProstaCoil Stents, D. YachiaHistory and Status of Bioabsorbable and Biodegradable Materials in Urology, M. TaljaRadiation Protection of Patients and Personnel During Urological Stenting, G. Baral and I. Ben-HasidSTENT MATERIALSCharacteristics of Materials Used in Implants: Metals, I. GotmanCharacteristics of Materials Used in Implants: Polymers,M.J. Slepian and S.F.A. HossainyBioabsorbable Materials in Urology, T. Valimaa and P. TormalaEVALUATION OF STENTSMethods of Testing the Biocompatibility of Implantable Medical Devices, M. TaljaElasticity of Radiopaque Ureteral Stents, P.V. Surikov, V.N. Kuleznev, and S.S. ZenkovINFECTION AND ENCRUSTATIONS ON STENTSSurface Modification of Polymeric and Metal Stents Coming Into Contact with Blood or Urine, S.D. Tong Encrustation and Microbial Adhesion on Stents: Current Understanding of Biofilm, J.D. Watterson, D.T. Beiko, and J.D. DenstedtBacterial Adherence to Hydrophilic-coated Polymer Stents, B. Jansen, W. Kohnen, and D. FilippasBacterial Adhesion to Biogradable Stents, A. PetasUrinary Tract Infection in Patients with Urethral Stents, D. Hassin, V. Istomin, B. Shohat, M. Kaufstein, and D. YachiaHow to Prevent Encrustations on Metallic Stents, Z. MarkovicURETERAL STENTS: UROLOGICAL DISEASESOptimal Management of the Obstructed Kidney: Stent versus Nephrostomy, M.S. Pearle and G.M. WatsonDouble-J (JJ) Stents Versus Nephrostomy Tube Drainage, G.M. WilsonTricks for Stenting the Obstructed Ureter, D. Eiley and A.D. SmithNon-refluxing Ureteral Stents, M. AhmadzadehUse of Pyelo-ureteral DD Stents in Children, U. Friedrich and R. VetterDesign Faults in Currently Available Ureteric Stents, S.K.S. Choong, H.N. Whitfield, and A. PetrikMinimally Invasive Ureteric Stent Retrieval, W. Taylor Endo-urological Evaluation and Management of the 'Forgotten' Indwelling Ureteral Stent, R.J. LeveilleeStenosis: Is Surgery Better Than the Endoscopic Approach H.P. Beerlage and J.J.M.C.H. de la RosetteStenting After Antegrade and Retrograde Endopyelotomy, R. Marcovich and A.D. SmithStenting After Endopyelotomy in Children, N. Rodrigues Netto, Jr and M. Lopes de LimaESWL: To Stent or Not To Stent F.A.G. Bloem and J.J.M.C.H. de la RosetteUretero-intestinal Stricture Stenting, Z. Markovic and S. PerovicMetallic Stents in the Management of Ureteric Obstruction, R. KulkarniA Stent/Nephrostome for the Management of Post-renal Transplantation Complications, M.F. Trapeznikova and S.B. UrenkovRecanalization of Metal Ureteral Stents Obliterated by Proliferative Tissue, Z. MarkovicUreteric
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