Navigation Links
IVC filters: Society of Interventional Radiology leads in patient care, safety, research
Date:11/28/2011

FAIRFAX, Va.Researchers have published the largest single patient population study to date on a method for following patients with retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filtersdevices used to keep blood clots from traveling to the lungs. This study, which is important for individuals with IVC filters and their doctors, supports existing guidelines developed by the Society of Interventional Radiology, a national organization of nearly 4,700 doctors, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving health care through minimally invasive treatments.

"Results from this IVC filter study reinforce SIR's existing guidelines surrounding either successful retrieval or permanent placement," said SIR President Timothy P. Murphy, M.D., FSIR. "SIR knows that this is an important and vigorously debated issue. This researchan important addition to the inferior vena cava filter discussionsupports the call for continued rigorous patient/doctor communication and detailed data collection throughout the process, especially after filter placement in order for there to be success," noted Murphy, an interventional radiologist and director of the Vascular Disease Research Center at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. "Research like this may also provide a framework that doctors can use to guide practice and treat patients safely," he added.

Between 350,000 and 600,000 people each year in this country are affected by blood clots, and between 100,000 and 180,000 people die of pulmonary embolism (a blood clot that travels to the lungs) each year, reports the U.S. Surgeon General. Most patients with blood clots are treated with blood-thinning drugs, which are usually effective in preventing pulmonary embolism. IVC filtersdevices inserted inside a large abdominal vein that trap large clot fragments and prevent them from traveling to the heart and lungsare a treatment option for those individuals who can't take blood- thinning drugs or who develop clots d
'/>"/>

Contact: Ellen Acconcia
eacconcia@sirweb.org
703-460-5582
Society of Interventional Radiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners
2. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 24, 2008
3. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac
4. The American Society of Human Genetics hosts 58th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
5. American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008
6. Penn State researcher wins Entomological Society of America award
7. Biophysical Society selects 2009 Distinguished Service, Emily M. Gray and Society Fellow recipients
8. 156th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami
9. Soil Science Society of America presents 2008 fellows
10. Soil Science Society of America presents awards in Houston
11. EPA teams with National Geographic Society and World Resources Institute to map ecosystem services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/2/2015)... Md. , April 2, 2015 At ... Salt Lake City , the American College ... of five new directors to its Board.  Members of ... the ACMG and for forming and advancing its policies ... medical genetics profession. "It,s an eventful time ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... 2, 2015 Fingerprint Cards (FPC) ... FPC1025 from the distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), ... 2015 although the major part of the shipments will ... used by smartphone manufacturers in China ... in the communicated revenue guidance of + 1 000 MSEK ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... BOSTON , April 1, 2015   Medisafe ... 1.5 million users across iOS and ... has begun integrating biofeedback into the platform to allow ... health outcomes. For the first time, patients will be ... missing a dose impacts important biometrics, such as glucose ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 2American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 3American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 4American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 5American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 6American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 7American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 8Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 110 Million 2Medisafe Announces Launch of Biometric Integration, Enabling Patients to Stay Adherent to Their Meds and See Tangible Health Results 2
... Md. Counterfeit and adulterated food and drugs and ... as key themes of the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) ... Toronto, Canada, more than 300 people from 26 countries ... all countries need to grapple with the worldwide proliferation ...
... likely to occur. Life is all about ... a senior scientist at Indiana University,s Kinsey Institute for ... the IU College of Arts and Sciences, Department of ... and low food intake, rates of early pregnancy loss ...
... DURHAM, N.C. -- Spotted hyenas may not be smarter ... outperform the primates on cooperative problem-solving tests. Captive ... tug two ropes in unison to earn a food ... no training. Experienced hyenas even helped inexperienced partners do ...
Cached Biology News:Global public health the focus of scientific conference 2Studies examine how living conditions impact reproductive health 2Hyenas cooperate, problem-solve better than primates 2Hyenas cooperate, problem-solve better than primates 3
(Date:4/16/2015)... 2015  In recognition of World Hemophilia Day, Biogen ... to illuminate more than 15 prominent landmarks red throughout ... Zakim Bridge and Prudential Tower, Chicago,s ... Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Denver,s Coors ... April 17, and coincide with hemophilia community events in a ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... , April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Bioenterprise Corporation is pleased ... office in Charlottetown , PEI.  Bioenterprise ... Edward Island ADAPT Council for the commercialization of agricultural ... to working with PEI ADAPT.  They have been at ... than a decade," explains Dave Smardon , President ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... , April 16, 2015  AnaptysBio, Inc., ... of therapeutic antibodies, today announced the advancement ... program into IND-enabling studies. The Company,s anti-IL-36R ... treatment for generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP), an ... medical need. ANB019 is wholly owned within AnaptysBio,s ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... , April 16, 2015  EMD Serono today ... Darmstadt, Germany , appointed ... Head of Global Clinical Development.  Dr. Reicin brings ... experience in Oncology and Immunology. She is an ... served as a Vice President in various capacities ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biogen Shines A Light On Hemophilia Community By Illuminating U.S. Landmarks Red On World Hemophlia Day 2Biogen Shines A Light On Hemophilia Community By Illuminating U.S. Landmarks Red On World Hemophlia Day 3Biogen Shines A Light On Hemophilia Community By Illuminating U.S. Landmarks Red On World Hemophlia Day 4Bioenterprise Corporation Expands into the Maritimes 2AnaptysBio Advances First-In-Class Anti-IL-36 Receptor Antibody Program To Treat Orphan Inflammatory Disease 2Alise Reicin Joins the Biopharmaceutical Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany as Head of Global Clinical Development 2Alise Reicin Joins the Biopharmaceutical Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany as Head of Global Clinical Development 3
... on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, ... - OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("OncoGenex" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2009 and ... , The following consolidated results reflect the operations of OncoGenex ...
... , , LOS ANGELES, ... million to an 82 year-old Chinese female immigrant who suffered Stevens-Johnson ... that the Defendant, an osteopathic physician and registered pharmacist, prescribed it ... that she did not have gout. The doctor claimed that ...
... PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP ) ... announced today that its financial results for the second quarter of ... , PharmAthene management will be hosting a conference call ... is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, ...
Cached Biology Technology:OncoGenex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2OncoGenex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 3OncoGenex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 4OncoGenex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 5OncoGenex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 6OncoGenex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 7The Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer Wins 6+ Million Dollar Verdict 2PharmAthene to Host Second Quarter 2009 Conference Call and Webcast on Thursday, August 13, 2009 2
Human peripheral blood PBMCs, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Peripheral Blood PBMC and T Cells...
Umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Umbilical Cord Blood MNCs and T Cells...
Umbilical cord blood basophils, For immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
Umbilical cord blood CD4+ T cells, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Umbilical Cord Blood MNCs and T Cells...
Biology Products: