Porcine feasibility and safety study of a new paclitaxel-eluting biliary stent with a Pluronic-containing membrane.

@article{Jang2012PorcineFA,
  title={Porcine feasibility and safety study of a new paclitaxel-eluting biliary stent with a Pluronic-containing membrane.},
  author={S I Jang and J M Kim and M K Kim and S Yang and Eun Ae Jo and Jung Won Lee and K Na and S M Jeong and Dong Hyun Lee and Dong Ki Lee},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 9},
  pages={825-31}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Metal stents for malignant biliary obstruction are susceptible to occlusion by tumor ingrowth or overgrowth. Therefore, we previously reported our use of a metal stent covered with a paclitaxel-incorporated membrane giving an antitumor effect to prevent occlusion from tumor ingrowth. We have also developed a new generation of paclitaxel-eluting biliary stent using a membrane containing Pluronic F-127 for effective drug delivery. The aim of this study was to investigate… CONTINUE READING