European Polymer Federation. P-Congress Workshop 28 June 2021 Programme and Abstracts
When trying to modify urinary stents, certain pre-clinical steps have to be followed before clinical evaluation in humans. Usually, the process starts as an in silico assessment.
Organoids are in vitro 3D self-organizing tissues that mimic embryogenesis. Organoid research is advancing at a tremendous pace, since it offers great opportunities for disease modeling, drug development and screening, personalized medicine, as well as understanding organogenesis.
Accurate evaluation of stent encrustation patterns, such as volume distribution, from different patient groups are valuable for clinical management and the development of better stents.
The upper urinary tract (UUT) consists of kidneys and ureters, and is an integral part of the human urogenital system.
Therapy of bacterial urinary tract infections (UTIs) and catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) is still a great challenge because of the resistance of bacteria to nowadays used antibiotics and encrustation of catheters.
A serial investigation is initiated aiming to explore the biological activity of some newly synthetized chemical compounds for the development of novel antimicrobial collagen based biomaterials.
PDMS is one of the most widely used polymers for the fabrication of biomedical devices.
Ureteral stents are broadly used for the treatment of a wide range of pathologies, with different complexities and characteristics.
In recent years, water pollution and contamination had become a major threat to the ecosystem. However, the use of nanostructured materials has been proven as a very promising approach in the treatment of polluted water.
The aim of this work was to study the initial events of Escherichia coli adhesion to polydimethylsiloxane, which is critical for the development of antifouling surfaces.
Infections related to bacterial colonization of medical devices are a growing concern given the socio-economical impacts in healthcare systems.
Urinary stents have been around for the last 4 decades, urinary catheters even longer.
Conventional technologies for ureteral stent fabrication suer from major inconveniences such as the development of encrustations and bacteria biofilm formation.
The aim of this study was to prepare TiO2/Ag/Cu magnetron co-sputtered coatings with controlled characteristics and to correlate them with the antimicrobial activity of the coated glass samples.
Research advancements in the field of urinary stents have mainly been in the selection of materials and coatings to address commonly faced problems of encrustation and bacterial adhesion.
Selected Abstracts from the ‘‘Advances in Urinary Stents. Biomaterials, Coatings and Drug Eluting Stents’’
High-surface-area porous coatings for implantable biomedical devices represent an intriguing solution to confer the device additional functionalities with respect to the uncoated implant.