Archive: 11/11/2011

Results of the ADVISE trial reported at TCT 2011

Researchers conducting the ADVISE clinical trial have concluded that a new measure of stenosis severity, instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR), yielded similar results to traditional fractional flow reserve (FFR) without the ...

Results of the TWENTE trial reported at TCT 2011

The TWENTE clinical trial, which compared two second generation drug-eluting stents – zotarolimus and everolimus-eluting stents – established non-inferiority between the two stents as measured by the primary endpoint: ...

Results of the COBRA trial reported at TCT 2011

A clinical trial of patients with diabetes has demonstrated that cryoplasty post-dilitation compared to conventional balloon angioplasty in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) decreased the risk of in-stent restenosis (ISR). ...

Results of the REMEDEE trial reported at TCT 2011

A randomized comparison of a dual therapy stent – which combines low-dose sirolimus delivery from an abluminal biodegradable polymer matrix with a covalently bound anti-CD34 antibody layer – with a paclitaxel-eluting ...

Results of the ROTAXUS trial reported at TCT 2011

A clinical trial testing the efficacy of rotational atherectomy (or rotablation, a process of drilling through plaque deposits) prior to implantation of a drug-eluting stent found that the process was not superior to standard ...

Results of the EVOLVE trial reported at TCT 2011

A clinical trial has established the non-inferiority of a drug-eluting stent with a bioabsorbable polymer compared to a drug-eluting stent with a durable polymer. Results of the EVOLVE clinical trial were presented today ...

Stronger flu shots, more side effects

Ordinary flu vaccine has always worked out for Carolyn Hendrickson, so the 77-year-old was perplexed on a recent Monday when her clinic gave her a high-dose version without asking first.

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