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FDA panel: More data needed for embolic protection device for TAVR procedures

February 23, 2017

The FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel said despite flaws in current data, de novo classification may be warranted for an embolic protection device for prevention of stroke during transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures.

Panel members stated that current efficacy data, based on findings from MRI scans, are not strong enough to assess how well the device might protect against stroke. However, many said the device serves an important need and may be worth allowing on the market because it is safe and appears to prevent disastrous outcomes.

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Physical activity, 25-(OH)D jointly influence atherosclerotic CVD risk

February 23, 2017
Addressing suboptimal levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, combined with efforts to increase physical activity, may lower the risk for developing atherosclerotic…
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Small-gauge vitrectomy associated with likelihood of successful recurrent macular hole closure

February 23, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It is unclear if the use of small-gauge vitrectomy to treat macular holes results in less incidence of recurrent macular holes, but the…
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Rivaroxaban noninferior to fondaparinux for superficial vein thrombosis

February 23, 2017
A 45-day course of rivaroxaban for the treatment of high-risk patients with superficial vein thrombosis did not increase the risk for serious complications or major…

AAO upholds educational mission during immigration restrictions

February 23, 2017
The American Academy of Optometry has initiated an action plan and will continue to closely monitor the Jan. 27, 2017, executive order on visas and immigration as it…
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HPV Immunization: Ensuring Your Patients Do Not Slip through the Cracks

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) continue to be below those of other vaccines recommended for…
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Correlations of Objective Metrics for Quantifying Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome With Visual Acuity and Phacodynamics

Journal of Refractive Surgery, February 2017, Volume 33 Issue 2
To study the relationship between objective metrics for quantifying crystalline lens dysfunction with visual impairment…
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VIDEO: Presenter discusses treatment options for femoral reconstruction in revision THA

February 23, 2017
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