Modeling arterial wall drug concentrations following the insertion of a drug-eluting stent

Mcginty, S. , McKee, S., Wadsworth, R. M. and McCormick, C. (2013) Modeling arterial wall drug concentrations following the insertion of a drug-eluting stent. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 73(6), pp. 2004-2028. (doi:10.1137/12089065X)

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A mathematical model of a drug-eluting stent is proposed. The model considers a polymer region, containing the drug initially, and a porous region, consisting of smooth muscle cells embedded in an extracellular matrix. An analytical solution is obtained for the drug concentration both in the target cells and the interstitial region of the tissue in terms of the drug release concentration at the interface between the polymer and the tissue. When the polymer region and the tissue region are considered as a coupled system, it can be shown, under certain assumptions, that the drug release concentration satisfies a Volterra integral equation which must be solved numerically in general. The drug concentrations, both in the cellular and extracellular regions, are then determined from the solution of this integral equation and used in deriving the mass of drug in the cells and extracellular space.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mcginty, Dr Sean
Authors: Mcginty, S., McKee, S., Wadsworth, R. M., and McCormick, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
Publisher:Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
ISSN (Online):1095-712X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
First Published:First published in SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 73(6):2004-2028
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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