Paclitaxel - a tool to prevent stenosis in vascular access for haemodialysis?

Paclitaxel has an antiproliferative effi cacy against a variety of malignant cell lines and against smooth muscle cells [1, 2] . Hong et al. [3] reported on the placement of paclitaxel-eluting stents to reduce coronary in-stent restenosis in pigs. As an alternative to this ‘inside-out’ drugeluting stent approach, Melhem et al. present an ‘outsidein… CONTINUE READING