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2014-08-27 16:25:25

Society of Interventional Radiology's Lower Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN Meeting Concentrates on Managing Patients With PAD; Register for Oct. 9-11 Course in Scottsdale, Ariz. FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 8 million Americans have peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the legs due to buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries, according to recent statistics. With increases expected in the aging patient population and in incidences of diabetes and...

2014-08-05 12:31:45

Share research outcomes at the Society of Interventional Radiology 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting and transform health care; scientific abstract online submission open until Oct. 3 FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology is accepting scientific abstracts covering all areas of vascular and nonvascular interventional radiology for its 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held Feb. 28-March 5 at the Georgia World Congress...

2014-05-20 12:34:04

Collaboration With Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute Seeks Applicants FAIRFAX, Va., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation--together with the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute--invites researchers to apply for an inaugural grant opportunity of up to $30,000 designed to support research evaluating the cost, cost effectiveness and quality outcomes of interventional radiology interventions and treatment approaches in...

2014-03-27 08:35:00

Newest Leaders in Research, Scientific Literature, Teaching and Leadership Announced at 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) announced the addition of 29 Fellows to the Fairfax, Virginia-based, national organization's roster during SIR's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 22-27 in San Diego. This honor, achieved by fewer than 10 percent of SIR membership, goes to members who...

2014-03-26 08:29:59

Recognized World Authority in Uterine Fibroid Embolization Assumes Leadership at SIR's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego; New Executive Council Members Announced SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James B. Spies, M.D., MPH, FSIR, chair of the radiology department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and professor of radiology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., assumed office as the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2014-15...

2014-03-24 16:23:03

JVIR Editor's Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper on Lens Opacities in Catheterization Personnel Presented to International Authority on Radiation Protection; Outstanding Laboratory Investigation Article Examines Therapies That Help Chemotherapy Patients SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology--the Society of Interventional Radiology's peer-reviewed scientific journal--together with SIR Foundation, will...

2014-03-24 12:30:43

Prostate Size, Severe Symptoms Not a Barrier to Success, Say Interventional Radiologists About Nonsurgical Prostate Artery Embolization SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shrinking the prostate without surgery can provide long-term relief to men with this common condition that causes annoying symptoms, such as frequent trips to the bathroom, suggests a study of nearly 500 men. According to research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th...

2014-03-24 12:30:19

Largest Study of Its Kind Shows Minimally Invasive Treatment May Slow Disease Progression in Liver While Maintaining Quality of Life SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A minimally invasive treatment that delivers cancer-killing radiation directly to tumors shows promise in treating breast cancer that has spread to the liver when no other treatment options remain, according to research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th Annual...

2014-03-24 12:27:37

Loping Gazelles, Talking Toys Effectively Distract Patients, Shows First Such Study of Interventional Radiology Treatments SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Music may soothe the soul, but it takes video to calm a patient undergoing medical treatment, notes a study in which individuals watched television shows or movies through special video glasses while having a biopsy or other minimally invasive treatment. The research is being presented at the Society of...

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...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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