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Expert questions conclusions of similar mortality risk with EVAR, open repair in AAA

February 12, 2016

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Endovascular aneurysm repair, if it can be performed, confers lower risk for mortality compared with open repair in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm, an expert said at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy.

Frank J. Veith, MD, professor of surgery at NYU School of Medicine, consultant in vascular surgery at Cleveland Clinic, and chairman of VEITHsymposium, presented analysis of why recent findings of randomized controlled trials that suggest no difference in mortality between endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and open repair are false and misleading.

Senate health committee passes Next Generation Researchers Act

February 12, 2016
The Senate health committee passed the Next Generation Researchers Act (S. 2014) with bipartisan support on Tuesday, which aims to increase opportunities for young…
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Senate: Health care IT bill will ‘end unfair practices’ for patients, providers

February 12, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously recommended a measure designed to improve health care information technology.The purpose…
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Lower 30-day mortality risk, higher readmission rates for acute MI, HF across VA hospitals

February 11, 2016
Older men hospitalized at U.S. Veterans Affairs hospitals had lower rates of 30-day mortality for acute MI and heart failure, but higher rates of 30-day readmissions for…
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Senate recommends bill for improved NIH rehabilitation research

February 11, 2016
The U.S. Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee recently voted to pass legislation to improve, coordinate and enhance medical rehabilitation research at…
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