Prolongation of patency of airway bypass stents with use of drug-eluting stents

Cliff Khuat Chye Choong, Loc Phan, Patrick Massetti, Fabio J Haddad, Carlos O Martinez, Edmund Roschak, Joel Cooper

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Objective: Airway bypass by transbronchial fenestration has been shown to improve forced expiratory volume and flow in explanted emphysematous human lungs. We previously demonstrated the feasibility and safety of airway bypass stent placement in a canine model, but we found that most stents occluded within 1 week. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of controlled-release paclitaxel-eluting stents on prolongation of patency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60 - 64
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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