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Ureteric stents: investigating flow and encrustation.

Abstract:

Blockages of the ureter, e.g. due to calculi (kidney stones), can result in an increase in renal pelvic pressure. This may be relieved by inserting a stent (essentially a permeable hollow tube). However, a number of complications are associated with stent use. Stents can result in reflux (backflow of urine along the ureter), which will promote recurrent urinary infection and possible renal parenchymal damage. Furthermore, long-term stent use is associated with infection and precipitation of s...

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10.1243/09544119jeim317

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
Siggers, JH More by this author
Bayston, R More by this author
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Journal:
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine
Volume:
222
Issue:
4
Pages:
551-561
Publication date:
2008-05-05
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EISSN:
2041-3033
ISSN:
0954-4119
URN:
uuid:7156be31-8988-41be-8a87-a3876c06ac30
Source identifiers:
13482
Local pid:
pubs:13482

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