RCR, BSIR make appeal for U.K. stent registry

By AuntMinnieEurope.com staff writers

October 23, 2020 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) are calling for a U.K. clinical registry of ureteric stents.

The appeal comes after release on 22 October of a report by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) that investigated delayed removal of the stents. The document was prompted by a patient who was fitted with a stent following kidney stone surgery; the stent's removal was delayed, which caused the patient to experience urinary infections.

The HSIB recommends that national U.K. standards for electronic logging of stents be established.

"The RCR and BSIR welcome the report and agree with its findings, but we also argue that stent monitoring could be further centralized and given clear clinical incentives," the two organizations said in a statement, also released 22 October.

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