Urinary stents (ureteral-urethral, polymeric-metallic), are routinely used. They have many indications, but their main function is to facilitate urine drainage, as internal scaffolds, in cases of urinary obstruction caused by lithiasis, cancer, benign disease, surgery, kidney transplant, etc. However, despite their great usefulness, urinary stents are associated to numerous side effects and complications that reduce their efficacy. This leads to a significant impairment in the patient’s quality of life and to an increase in health expenditure.
We want to carry out a joint Workshops of WG4-Biomaterials and stent coatings and WG5-Drug Eluting Stents (DESs) of our network.
Through this Action, with the collaboration of experts in biomaterials and coatings, a Database of the suitable biomaterials for their use in the urinary tract (polymeric, non-polymeric, biodegradable, etc.) will be created. Such materials that have already been described for other uses, mostly in the cardiovascular field, which is the most developed field concerning stent biomaterials and coatings.
This Workshop will bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers involved in materials-coatings and drug elutings devices in urology. The aims of the Workshop are threefold:
Venue: Sofia (Bulgaria). 2 february, 2019.
Programme: Coming soon.
Practical information: Coming soon.
Participants: deadline for registration & to send abstracts. 15 january, 2019.