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2013-08-15 11:57:15

No evidence that impaired blood flow or blockage in the veins of the neck or head is involved in MS There is no evidence that impaired blood flow or blockage in the veins of the neck or head is involved in multiple sclerosis, says a McMaster University study. The research, published online by PLOS ONE today, found no evidence of abnormalities in the internal jugular or vertebral veins or in the deep cerebral veins of any of 100 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) compared with 100...

2013-07-29 23:03:54

One of a Select Number of U.S. Centers Testing a "disappearing" Device That’s Absorbed by the Body Royal Oak, MI (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Beaumont Health System has joined a multicenter, international research study of a new temporary heart device that helps keep an artery open following angioplasty, then is broken down and absorbed by the body. The research will compare the effectiveness of the new “disappearing” device, the AbsorbTM Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold made by...

2013-07-10 10:21:08

Emmanouil S. Brilakis, M.D., Ph.D., of the VA North Texas Health Care System and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and colleagues conducted a review of medical literature regarding optimal medical therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries). The researchers identified 91 studies for inclusion in the review. "Percutaneous coronary intervention is commonly...

2013-06-27 23:18:21

High growth in smaller segments of the European interventional cardiology market contributes to continued increase and development of the total market. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Heart disease is a major cause of death and hospitalization in several European countries, as observed in a 2012 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) study. While previous methods for treating obstructed coronary arteries involved open-chest surgery, this is no longer the case...

2013-05-20 23:19:09

Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh has been selected to join the ABSORB III clinical trial, a multi-center international study exploring a unique bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS), a small mesh tube that is designed to open a blocked artery and then fully dissolve over time, leaving the vessel free of a permanent metallic implant. The FDA-approved study of the drug-eluting AbsorbTM BVS, made by healthcare company Abbott, is expected to enroll approximately 2,250 patients...


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Interventional Radiology
2013-03-04 16:18:42

Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...

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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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