Cook releases ureteral stent to U.S. market
Cook Urology, a Spencer, Ind.-based division of Cook Medical, announced the availability of its Resonance Metallic Ureteral Stent in the United States. The device relieves ureteral blockage during cancer treatment, the company said.

The Resonance Metallic Ureteral Stent is also indicated for most other causes of extrinsic ureteral compression and can remain in the patient for up to one year, according to Cook.

The device’s design allows the patient’s urinary system to drain normally while eliminating the need for a nephrostomy tube that can interfere with the patient’s quality of life. The stents’ compressive and radial strength can withstand up to 25 times more extrinsic compression than plastic stents, Cook said.