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2014-03-22 12:21:37

Gold Medalists to Be Recognized for Excellence in Interventional Radiology, Advancements in Patient Care at Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology will present its highest honor, the SIR Gold Medal, to Michael D. Dake, M.D., FSIR; Matthew A. Mauro, M.D., FSIR; and Lenny K. Tan, M.D., FSIR, on March 25, during its 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego. The Gold Medal acknowledges...

2014-01-27 14:45:51

Temple University Hospital (TUH) could be among the first U.S.-based hospitals to test a new device known as a multilayer stent in patients suffering from aortic aneurysm, a condition characterized by the formation of a potentially life-threatening bulge in the aorta. Approved in Europe in 2010, the device has already been used to help hundreds of European patients with the condition, and Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of...

2014-01-23 16:25:36

Custom-made stent spares patients the impact, recovery time of open surgery CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve years ago, a routine ultrasound found what Chicago resident Lou Casa could not feel -- a tiny, pulsating, potentially fatal bulge in the part of the aorta passing through his stomach region called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA is the most common type of aortic aneurysm and most often occurs in people over 65 years of age. While they often...

2013-12-11 12:26:19

Encouraging "Convergence," Society of Interventional Radiology Presents Specialty's Most Comprehensive Meeting; Early-bird Registration Ends Jan. 10, 2014 FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology will hold its 39th Annual Scientific Meeting March 22-27, 2014, in San Diego. SIR 2014 is the world's most comprehensive meeting dedicated to interventional radiology and will feature more than 400 scientific presentations and 250 hours...

2013-08-21 16:25:36

Online Submission Open for SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting March 22-27, 2014, in San Diego FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientific abstracts covering all areas of vascular and nonvascular interventional radiology are being accepted for the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held March 22-27, 2014, in San Diego, Calif. The deadline for abstract submission is Oct. 8. (Logo:...

2013-04-16 12:27:12

Honorees ensure future of interventional radiology by advancing quality of medicine, patient care NEW ORLEANS, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wilfrido R. Castaneda-Zuniga, M.D., FSIR, David A. Kumpe, M.D., FSIR, and Kenneth R. Thomson, M.D., FSIR, were each awarded the Society of Interventional Radiology's Gold Medal at SIR's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. The Gold Medal, the society's highest honor, is given to those who have helped ensure the future of...

2013-04-15 16:08:46

Abstract of the year: RENOVA trial results show stent grafts keep access sites open significantly longer than angioplasty alone Kidney failure patients on dialysis derive long-term benefit from the minimally invasive placement of a stent that improves the function of dialysis access grafts, according to 12-month trial results being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. "Results of the study exceeded our expectations, and...

2013-04-15 12:27:44

Abstract of the year: RENOVA trial results show stent grafts keep access sites open significantly longer than angioplasty alone NEW ORLEANS, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highlights Dialysis patients benefit from minimally invasively placed stent grafts, which keep access sites open longer, according to RENOVA trial 12-month results. Stent grafts keep dialysis access sites open 2 1/2 times longer than balloon angioplasty. Nearly 400,000 people undergo dialysis every...

2013-04-15 12:23:44

JVIR Editor's Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper notes Medicare savings when treatments performed by interventional radiologists; Outstanding Laboratory Investigation Article highlights emerging therapy for liver cancer NEW ORLEANS, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology--the Society of Interventional Radiology's flagship publication--together with the SIR Foundation, presented the 2012 JVIR Editor's Award for Outstanding...

2013-02-01 12:23:41

Society of Interventional Radiology and Society for Vascular Surgery form new foundation, collaborate on multicenter trial to improve patient care FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology and Society for Vascular Surgery jointly will launch PRESERVE--the first large-scale, multispecialty prospective study to evaluate the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and related follow-up treatment. (Logo:...