All stents are not created equal. Used to drain urine from kidney to bladder, ureteral stents are thin, often plastic, tubes that vary in shape and size and may include special features or options for more specialized care. Patient comfort and quality-of-life issues are often associated with an indwelling stent, and potential complications such as urinary tract infections or pain during urination can be the result of a stent that has become dislodged, blocked by encrustation, or obstructed by extrinsic compression.
Cook Medical offers a diverse selection of ureteral stents to accommodate your routine procedures as well as the ones that require specialized devices. Browse our comprehensive collection of configurations, materials, and set options to meet your patients’ specific drainage needs.
Episode #2: Stenting Solutions: Present and Future
Moderator: Dr. Kymora Scotland
Panelists: Dr. Ben Chew and Dr. Bradley Schwartz
In this episode, a moderated panel discusses challenges with placement, patient quality-of-life concerns, and the future of stents. The Open Channels podcast is sponsored by Cook Medical and distributed by the Journal of Endourology.