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Meta-analysis: DEB, DES superior to plain old balloon angioplasty for in-stent restenosis

March 3, 2015

Use of drug-eluting balloons or stents for the treatment of in-stent restenosis was superior to plain old balloon angioplasty alone for the prevention of target lesion revascularization, according to a meta-analysis of current treatment options for in-stent restenosis.

Researchers analyzed 11 randomized controlled trials that compared DEB, DES and plain old balloon angioplasty for the treatment of in-stent restenosis in 2,059 patients with bare-metal stent or drug-eluting stent in-stent restenosis.

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FDA requires labeling changes for testosterone therapies to reflect CV risk

March 3, 2015
The FDA has announced that manufacturers of prescription testosterone products must change their labeling to more clearly indicate approved uses and also include a…
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Long-term paracetamol use may increase risk for adverse events

March 3, 2015
Researchers reported a dose-response association between paracetamol and adverse events similar to those observed with NSAIDs, including mortality, CV, gastrointestinal…

Study: No benefit from anticoagulant use in Behçet’s disease

March 3, 2015
Patients with vascular manifestations of Behçet’s disease who received treatment with anticoagulants did not benefit from the therapy given in addition to…
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BREATHE OUT intervention leads to improved clinician satisfaction

March 3, 2015
Increased clinician satisfaction with difficult patient encounters was associated with use of the BREATHE OUT technique, which allows physicians to reflect on their own…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2 Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2
Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

This activity is supported by educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc; Eisai, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Vivus, Inc.

Management of obesity is complex, factoring in psychological, environmental, and physiologic causes. Treatment options…
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VIDEO: Intra-arterial thrombectomy trial results indicate 'formula for success'

February 25, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Aneesh B. Singhal, MD, vice chair of quality and safety at Massachusetts General Hospital…
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Debating the Differences and Nuances of Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI: Not a One-Size-Fits-All?

Debating the Differences and Nuances of Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI: Not a One-Size-Fits-All?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

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