Effectiveness of the Pulsar-18 self-expanding stent with optional drug-coated balloon angioplasty in the treatment of femoropopliteal lesions - the BIOFLEX PEACE All-Comers Registry.

The objective of this registry was to evaluate whether these results will be confirmed in a real-world setting with varying stenting strategies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, observational trial, 160 patients with 186 femoropopliteal lesions were treated with the Pulsar-18 SE nitinol stent at 9 German sites. Mean lesion length was 116 ± 103 mm, and 41.9 % of the lesions were moderately or heavily calcified. Eighty lesions were concomitantly treated with drug-coated balloon (DCB). Main effectiveness outcome was primary patency at 12 months, and main safety outcome was freedom from the composite of device or procedure related death, major target limb amputation, and clinically driven target lesion revascularization (TLR) at 30 days and 6 months. RESULTS: Kaplan-Meier estimate of primary patency was 89.1 %, 67.3 %, and 57.1 % at 6, 12, and 24 months. Freedom from TLR was 95.5 %, 91.4 %, and 85.2 % at 6, 12, and 24 months, respectively. Lesions, which were additionally treated with DCB (plus DCB-group), were longer (150 versus 82 mm on average, p
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

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Abstract BACKGROUND: With advancements in neonatology, patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are living in the hospital with complex life-limiting illnesses until their first birthday or beyond. As palliative care (PC) becomes a standard of care in neonatology, a level IV NICU developed an interdisciplinary PC team with the mission to ease the physical, mental, and moral distress of the patients, families, and staff. This case report highlights the teamwork and long-term palliative care and ultimately end-of-life care that an infant received by this dedicated NICU palliative care team. CLINICAL ...
Source: Advances in Neonatal Care - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Adv Neonatal Care Source Type: research
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Kazunori Takemura, Masaharu Maegaki, Ryuta Nakamura, Tetsuro Takase, Kaneto Mitsumata, Tomoaki Tanabe, Imun TeiAbstractSpontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) usually occurs in women, which can result in significant morbidities. A 38 year-old obese man who is currently smoking was referred to our hospital with chest pain. His electrocardiography and echocardiography suggested myocardial infarction in proximal region of left coronary artery. Emergent coronary angiography revealed 99% stenosis at mid portion of LAD and diffu...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
We report a case of MTS to describe its clinical utility and advantages. Patient concerns: A 49-year-old male experienced isolated left leg swelling and pain for half a month. He had a history of chronic renal insufficiency that made contrast-enhanced imaging studies inadequate. Diagnoses: A lower extremity venous Duplex scan showed a thrombus extending from the left distal femoral vein to the popliteal vein with valvular reflux, consistent with infrainguinal deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The suprainguinal DVT was evaluated by non-contrast-enhanced MRV. The results showed sandwich external compression of the left commo...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
We present the case of 71-years old female with post-thrombotic syndrome who had long-term non-healing trophic ulcers, swelling and pain in her right leg. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the right lower limb first occurred in 1971. In 1972 she noticed appearance of trophic nonhealing ulcers in the medial aspect of right shin. Thereafter two episodes of sudden edema and pain in right leg occurred with large time period in between. Although prescribed as early as in 1971, patient didn't take anticoagulant medication on the regular basis and used only compression bandage and local treatment for trophic ulcers.
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news
AbstractThe exact role of papillary muscle infarction (PMI) during the acute phase of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is not well understood, as existing data on the impact of PMI location is conflicting. We hypothesized that infarction of the posteromedial papillary muscle (PM-PMI) as determined by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging might be associated with an increased incidence of mitral valve regurgitation in the first week after STEMI. 242 patients with first STEMI underwent a late-enhancement (LGE-) cardiac magnetic resonance imaging within a median of 2 (IQR 2 –5) days and echocardiogr...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
A 40-something male presents to the stabilization room for evaluation following head on motor vehicle collision (MVC).  Pt was reported restrained driver, hit at city speeds,  with + airbag deployment.The MVC was unquestionably caused by the other car, not by this driver.The patient complained to EMS of chest pain and a prehospital EKG en route was concerning for STEMI.The patient was at all times hemodynamically stable, without evidence of any profuse bleeding.He had an ECG recorded on arrival to the ED:Anterior and Inferior STEMI with diffuse hyperacute T-waves. This ECG really can't be anything else. ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Pocket-size ultrasound devices that cost 50 times less than the machines in hospitals (and connect to your phone). Virtual reality that speeds healing in rehab. Artificial intelligence that’s better than medical experts at spotting lung tumors. These are just some of the innovations now transforming medicine at a remarkable pace. No one can predict the future, but it can at least be glimpsed in the dozen inventions and concepts below. Like the people behind them, they stand at the vanguard of health care. Neither exhaustive nor exclusive, the list is, rather, representative of the recasting of public health and medic...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized HealthSummit19 technology Source Type: news
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