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2010-10-21 00:00:41

M2S, Inc., a leading provider of medical image and clinical data analysis services, has released version 1.7 of its Clinical Data Pathways vascular quality improvement database. This release provides new procedure forms and fields, as well as user interface enhancements in response to customer feedback. West Lebanon, NH (Vocus) October 20, 2010 M2S, Inc., a leading provider of medical image and clinical data analysis services, has released version 1.7 of its Clinical Data Pathways vascular...

2010-10-12 14:07:00

For patients with blockages in the carotid artery that supplies blood to the brain, carotid artery stenting (a non-surgical treatment) appears to be associated with an increased risk of both short- and long-term adverse outcomes when compared with surgical treatment (carotid endarterectomy), according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies that was posted online today and will appear in the February 2011 print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals....

2010-09-28 08:29:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Surgeons are narrowing the outcome of stroke for at least 10 years by safely operating on narrowed neck arteries.  The downside of operating on the main arteries that take blood to the brain is the 3 percent risk of immediate stroke.  But does this immediate risk outweigh the long-term benefits? Among men and women under 75 years of age who are in good health -- with the exception of a narrowed neck artery -- there are likely to be substantial benefits from...

2010-07-27 13:32:24

A review of scientific studies that compares two treatments for preventing strokes due carotid artery disease provides no clear answer on which treatment is better, a UT Southwestern Medical Center physician reports in an editorial in today's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. "The most recent data on treatment options for carotid artery disease continue to be a mix of good and bad news," said Dr. Ethan Halm, chief of the William T. and Gay F. Solomon Division of General Internal...

2010-07-27 13:19:00

Medicare beneficiaries in some parts of the United States appear more likely to receive carotid endarterectomy, a surgical procedure to clear blockages in the artery supplying blood to the head, whereas those in other regions more often receive stents for the same condition, according to a report in the July 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Carotid endarterectomy has been the recommended treatment for patients with extracranial carotid artery...

2010-06-07 11:21:00

BOSTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Prior failed ipsilateral percutaneous vascular intervention (PVI) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) predicts poor outcome after lower extremity bypass (LEB), according to a study from the 64th Vascular Annual Meeting presented by the Society for Vascular Surgery®. "Often PVI is the preferred initial revascularization strategy at many centers in patients with CLI, but we sought to determine if previous failed ipsilateral,...

2010-05-28 14:05:01

NEJM authors: Physicians should consider this when tailoring treatment plans to beat stroke A published report provides the final details on how two stroke-prevention procedures are safe and equally beneficial for men and women at risk for stroke, though their effectiveness does vary by age, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health in collaboration with other North American stroke investigators. In findings reported online in the New England...

2010-05-27 14:04:42

Mayo Clinic researcher says physicians can target treatment to individual patients Physicians now have two safe and effective options to treat their patients at risk for stroke, says a researcher at Mayo Clinic who led a large, NIH-funded, national clinical trial testing surgery or use of a stent to open a blocked carotid artery. VIDEO ALERT: Additional audio and video resources, including excerpts from an interview with Dr. Thomas Brott, are available on the Mayo Clinic News Blog. Password:...

2010-05-26 16:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data from the CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial) study were published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. In this trial, stenting and surgery had similar initial safety and longer-term outcomes for symptomatic and asymptomatic men and women. Adverse event rates of death, stroke and heart attack were also similar for both therapies. Abbott's ACCULINK® Carotid Stent System and...

2010-05-06 13:25:00

SAN DIEGO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) today announced the creation of the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) organization. The new accrediting body, announced at SCAI's 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions in San Diego, is designed to promote and uphold high-quality patient care and improve patient safety in facilities where invasive cardiac and endovascular procedures are performed. ACE will advance excellence by...


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