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Volume 2013, Article ID 370582, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/370582
Research Article

Study of the Behavior of a Bell-Shaped Colonic Self-Expandable NiTi Stent under Peristaltic Movements

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Maria de Luna 3, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain
2Department of Gastroenterology, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Paseo Isabel la Católica 1, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
3Department of Material Science, University of Zaragoza, Maria de Luna 3, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain
4Department of Manufacturing Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Maria de Luna 3, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain
5Department of Surgery, University of Zaragoza, Domingo Miral, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
6Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Paseo Isabel la Católica 1, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain

Received 23 January 2013; Revised 6 May 2013; Accepted 21 May 2013

Academic Editor: Xin-yuan Guan

Copyright © 2013 Sergio Puértolas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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