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Local Delivery of Antiproliferative Agents via Stents
AbstractA stent is a medical device for serving as an internal scaffold to maintain or increase the lumen of a body conduit. Stent placement has become a primary treatment option in coronary artery disease for more than the last two decades. The stenting is also currently used for relieving the symptoms of narrowed lumen of nonvascular organs, such as esophagus, trachea and bronchi, small and large intestines, biliary, and urinary tract. Local delivery of active pharmaceutical agents via the stents can not only enhance healing of certain diseases, but it can also help decrease the potential risk of the stenting procedure to the surrounding tissue. In this review, we focus on reviewing a variety of drug-impregnated stents and local drug delivery systems using the stents.
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Kwon, H.J.; Park, S. Local Delivery of Antiproliferative Agents via Stents. Polymers 2014, 6, 755-775.View more citation formats
Kwon HJ, Park S. Local Delivery of Antiproliferative Agents via Stents. Polymers. 2014; 6(3):755-775.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kwon, Hyuck J.; Park, Sangsoo. 2014. "Local Delivery of Antiproliferative Agents via Stents." Polymers 6, no. 3: 755-775.