According to the AMBUVASC randomised controlled trial (RCT), outpatient hospitalisation is not cost-effective compared with inpatient hospitalisation for endovascular repair of patients with claudication at a €50,000/quality-adjusted life year (QALY) threshold. Yann Gouëffic (Groupement Hôpitalier Paris St Joseph, Paris, France) and colleagues caution against generalisation of their conclusion. “The findings depend on the specific organisation in France,” they state, “where the two procedures are performed within the same institution”.
Exercise can play an important role in treating peripheral arterial disease(PAD), a recent review from Amy Harwood (Centre for Sport and Exercise Life Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull, Hull, UK) et al, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, shows. The review concluded that, for people with PAD, exercise programmes may help improve walking ability and quality of life by relieving symptoms of leg pain, cramps, and fatigue.
Writing for Cardiovascular News, Harold Dauerman, Rony Lahoud and Newton Phuong from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, USA reflect on the implications of the POPular TAVI trial and how it is shaping approaches to antiplatelet therapy after TAVI.
Penumbra today announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for expanded indication of the latest iteration of the Indigo aspiration system, Lightning 12.
Teleflex has announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to expand the indications for use of the Arrow EZ-IO intraosseous vascular access system. This device can be used when intravenous access is difficult or impossible to obtain in emergent, urgent, or medically necessary cases.
In octogenarians with chronic limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI), researchers found a one-year mortality rate of 32% after revascularisation, which was significantly higher than in non-octogenarians. Amputation rates were comparable between both age groups.
Biosensors announced today the enrolment of the first patient in REFORM—a prospective, randomised, non-inferiority trial to determine the safety and efficacy of the Biolimus A9 drug coated balloon for the treatment of in-stent restenosis: first-in-man trial. This trial is targeting CE-mark approval for the Biolimus A9 drug coated balloon (DCB) and will include 34 sites in Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, the UK and South Korea.
A recent study, published online on 3 August in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVES), found that regional anaesthesia alone is reasonable for major lower extremity amputation (LEAMP) in high-risk patients, and may initiate a more efficacious enhanced recovery programme than general anaesthesia.
Medtronic today announced the start of a prospective, observational, global, multicentre, real-world, post-market study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft system in the treatment of thoracic aortic dissection. The first patient procedure in the DISSECT-N study was performed at Northwell Health in New York, USA by Derek Brinster, director of Aortic Surgery.
The third-generation Anaconda endograft (Terumo Aortic) provides “high technical success” and “satisfactory” five-year aneurysm exclusion and clinical success rates, a French multicentre prospective observational study (EPI-ANA-01) has found.
Mid-term data continue to show non-inferiority of resting instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) when tested against hyperaemic fractional flow reserve (FFR), said Javier Escaned (Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain) who reported a pooled, nearly 4,500 patient-level analysis of DEFINE FLAIR and iFR SWEDEHEART trials during the PCR e-Course 2020.
A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM; Baltimore, USA) found that patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) received no benefits from taking a common antibiotic drug to reduce inflammation.
Performance diagnostique de l’interféron gamma dans l’identification de l’origine tuberculeuse des pleurésies exsudatives
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Radiological Approach to Asthma and COPD-The Role of Computed Tomography.
Significant annual cost savings found with UrgoStart in UK and Germany
Thrombolex announces 510(k) clearance of Bashir catheter systems for thromboembolic disorders
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