Applied Bionics and Biomechanics

Engineering Better Stenting Outcomes

Publishing date
01 Feb 2018
Submission deadline
06 Oct 2017

Lead Editor

1University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, USA

2Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

3First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Henan, China

4Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China

Engineering Better Stenting Outcomes


Minimal invasive stents have been widely used to treat airway and vascular occlusions by mechanically enlarging the blocked tubular passage and restore the flow. It is essential to optimize the stenting process for enhanced outcomes, including the repair and restoration of original function of biological systems. This special issue aims to apply engineering principles and methodology for mitigating the stenting complications and enhancing the quality of life. It covers characterization of devices, the interaction of stent with its surrounding tissue/cells, the structure-function relationship within diseased and nondiseased tissues, and functional restoration following stenting. The clinical outcomes of stenting therapy and the associated rehabilitation devices are also within the scope of this special issue.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles related to developing/analyzing/implementing novel stenting therapy for better clinical outcomes.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Stent implantation
  • Injury biomechanics
  • Rehabilitation strategies following stenting
  • Smart implants design and testing
  • Dynamics and control of medical devices
  • Computational modeling
  • Clinical aspects of stenting
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