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Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, on BIOSCIENCE trial

September 1, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain – Watch Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, discuss results of the BIOSCIENCE trial, which compared a novel, ultrathin strut biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent with a durable polymer everolimus-eluting stent for percutaneous coronary revascularization.

Results showed that biodegradable polymer stents were noninferior to the durable polymer stents for reducing the rate of target lesion failure at 1 year. Itchhaporia, past chair of the ACC Board of Governors, Robert and Georgia Roth Endowed Chair for Excellence in Cardiac Care and director of disease management at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, Calif., said the data are provocative and require further study.

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Partial asthma control therapy decreased use, sustained control

September 1, 2014
A treatment approach aimed at partial asthma control in adult patients significantly decreased medication use and associated costs and sustained asthma control when…
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Vasovagal reactions are low in flouroscopically guided procedures

September 1, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Although the rate of vasovagal reactions are low in fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures, several factors have been shown to raise the…
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In type 2 diabetes, 6-month regimen of metformin improved body composition

September 1, 2014
In adult patients recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a 6-month regimen of metformin appears to have positive effects on body composition, insulin sensitivity and…
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia to Optimize Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

The bleeding abnormalities associated with hemophilia can have devastating consequences for patients. Recent advances…
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Enhanced Depth Imaging Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Choroidal Neurofibromatosis

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina
Online Advanced Release, August 26, 2014
The authors report multimodal imaging findings, including enhanced depth imaging-optical coherence tomography, in an…
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Javed Butler, MD, provides insight on PARADIGM-HF

August 31, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — In this video, Javed Butler, MD, professor of medicine at Emory University, provides…
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