[Bioresorbable peripheral stents]

Benguria-Arrate G, López de Argumedo M, Galnares-Cordero L
Record ID 32018000536
Original Title: Stents periféricos biorreabsorbibles
Authors' objectives: To assess the effectiveness and possible benefits and adverse effects of peripheral bioresorbable stents.
Authors' results and conclusions: The clinical experience with this type of stent is very limited as only a few trials have investigated this new technology in the femoropopliteal axis and infrapopliteal arteries. Conclusions Multicentre, randomised and well-designed studies are required to establish the indications for this technology. As a result of current limitations and the limited clinical experience, initial studies should include non-complex, non-extensive and non-calcified lesions. The publication of studies currently underway is required in order to establish appropriate evidence-based guidelines.
Authors' methods: A time-unrestricted search of the scientific literature in databases that collect primary, secondary and applied research studies, namely the Medline, CRD (INAHTA, NHS EED, DARE), Cochrane Collaboration, National Guidelines ClearingHouse (NGC), EuroScan and ECRI databases, in order to locate systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines or clinical trials that analyse the technique under study.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Rapid Review
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Absorbable Implants
  • Stents
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Absorbable Implants
  • adverse effects
  • Implantes Absorbibles
  • Efectos adversos
Organisation Name: Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: C/ Donostia – San Sebastián, 1 (Edificio Lakua II, 4ª planta) 01010 Vitoria - Gasteiz
Contact Name: Lorea Galnares-Cordero
Contact Email: lgalnares@bioef.eus
Copyright: Osteba (Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment) Health Department of the Basque Government
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