Navigation Links
'Paradigm shift' in how physicians treat peripheral artery disease
Date:10/5/2010

A balloon angioplasty device that sucks up dangerous plaque debris could trigger a "paradigm shift" in how physicians treat peripheral artery disease, researchers write in the current issue of Endovascular Today.

"We will see a shift in how we treat lesions," write Dr. Robert Dieter of Loyola University Health System and Dr. Aravinda Nanjundappa of West Virginia University.

In two clinical trials totaling 123 patients, the device had a success rate of 97 percent to 99 percent and consistently outperformed filter devices typically used to capture debris particles, Dieter and Nanjundappa write.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the device, Proteus, made by Angioslide, for angioplasties that treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the legs. PAD is caused by clogged arteries that restrict blood flow to the legs. Symptoms include painful cramping in the hips, thighs or calves when walking, climbing stairs or exercising. Advanced PAD can cause gangrene or even lead to limb loss.

A balloon angioplasty is among the standard treatments for PAD. A physician inserts a catheter in an artery and guides it to the blockage, then opens the artery by inflating a balloon at the tip of the catheter. The physician typically deploys a stent to keep the artery open.

Inflating the balloon can knock loose particles of plaque, which travel down the leg. A large particle can block blood flow, a condition called distal embolization. In the most severe cases, distal embolizations can require leg amputation or even be fatal.

Until now, some physicians have used a filter device to prevent debris from escaping. However, the filter can damage the artery, and can be difficult to deploy. Moreover the FDA has not approved filter devices for use in leg arteries. Using filters for PAD procedures, although routine, must be done "off label."

The new device that Dieter used opens the artery just like a standard angiopl
'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New global report launched by the International AIDS Society recommends a new paradigm for treating injecting drug users: Seek, test, treat and retain
2. Researchers suggest new paradigm for breast cancer screening
3. Staggered radiologist work shifts improve patient care, study suggests
4. Shape-shifting robot plane offers safer alternative for maritime rescue
5. Penn study sheds light on how the brain shifts between sleep/awake states under anesthesia
6. Lexington Health Care Chooses OnShift for Nurse Scheduling and Employee Communications in all Facilities
7. The best and worst work schedules: Shift start times can impact sleep and alertness
8. Caffeine Helps Shift Workers Avoid Mistakes
9. New Finding Could Mark Shift in Alzheimers Research
10. Hospital Cost Shifting Adds to Auto Injury Claim Costs
11. Getting heavier, younger: U-M study shows generational shift in obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/3/2015)... , ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... agreement to Seattle-based Genelex to offer pharmacogenetic lab testing and precision medicine solutions ... health care costs. , Annually, more than 8.6 million adverse drug events ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... August ... ... most-visited bodybuilding and fitness site and the largest online retailer of nutritional ... Awards. BPI Sports is up for 11 awards in the following categories:, ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... Novatus, Inc. ... lifecycle management solution, as well as announced the date of its next major ... ease of contract management tasks as well as enhancements to the customer experience. ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... ... AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leader in developing and marketing innovative surgical ... on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9:45am (ET) at Le Parker Meridien in New ... may be accessed via the investor relations section of the Company’s website. , About ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... is similar to deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and helps absorb ... treat this area of the body. These are invasive procedures and very expensive for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Novation Awards Genelex First Group Purchasing Agreement for Pharmacogenetic Testing and Precision Medicine Software 2Health News:Novation Awards Genelex First Group Purchasing Agreement for Pharmacogenetic Testing and Precision Medicine Software 3Health News:BPI Sports is Nominated for 11 Different 2015 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards 2Health News:BPI Sports is Nominated for 11 Different 2015 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards 3Health News:Novatus Unveils Milestone Software Release 2Health News:AxoGen, Inc. to Present at the Wedbush Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Dr. Ava Shamban to Offer the New Double Chin Treatment Kybella 2Health News:Dr. Ava Shamban to Offer the New Double Chin Treatment Kybella 3
... Exposure to environmental levels of the industrial chemical bisphenol A, ... long-lasting harm to testicular function, according to a new study ... The Endocrine Society,s 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego. ... after exposure to BPA levels that are lower than what ...
... revelation that the chair of the board of Canada,s ... until April 2010 sends an unfortunate message to the ... states an editorial http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/doi/10.1503/cmaj.100850 in CMAJ ( ... no place for the tobacco industry on the development ...
... , ... rank search results higher when there is promoter activity behind the website. , ... (PRWEB) June 21, 2010 -- The Active ... called Active Search Results Page Ranking Technology (ASR Ranking). , , ,ASR Ranking allows ...
... fish that used to be feminized after chemicals, such as ... Treatment Plant and into Boulder Creek, are taking longer to ... process, according to a new study. The results will be ... San Diego. Although the levels of the chemicals that ...
... ... performance for the year ending March 31, 2010 in spite of the economic turmoil’s impact ... the second half of 2010 compared with the same period last year. , ... Auckland, New Zealand (Vocus) June 21, 2010 ...
... The ... 33 times greater than that reported for our accredited ambulatory surgery centers. , ... (PRWEB) June 18, 2010 ... Michael Jhung et al (JAMA 2010;303(22):2273 - 2279) correctly places emphasis on the importance ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Early-life exposure to BPA may affect testis function in adulthood 2Health News:CMAJ calls for resignation of IDRC chair Barbara McDougall 2Health News:Active Search Results Announces its New Search Engine Ranking Algorithm 2Health News:Active Search Results Announces its New Search Engine Ranking Algorithm 3Health News:Chemicals remaining after wastewater treatment change the gender of fish 2Health News:Health IT Adoption Rates Drive Orion Health Continued Global Growth 2Health News:Health IT Adoption Rates Drive Orion Health Continued Global Growth 3Health News:Health IT Adoption Rates Drive Orion Health Continued Global Growth 4Health News:Health IT Adoption Rates Drive Orion Health Continued Global Growth 5Health News:Infection Rate in Accredited Ambulatory Facilities is Lower than in Hospitals 2
(Date:8/3/2015)... YORK , Aug. 3, 2015   ... global pharmaceutical company Allergan plc is ... Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare to include ... harness ConvergeHEALTH,s OutcomesMiner analytics platform to generate real-world ... outcomes. "We look forward to expanding ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Aug. 3, 2015  Dr. Cal Robinson ... & Spine Center today, providing patients with ... chronic pain through psychological counseling and treatment programs. ... Fellowship-trained, certified medical psychologist with an extensive career ... experience ranges from assessment and treatment of behavioral ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... , Aug. 3, 2015  BioElectronics Corporation (OTC ... pain management, announced that Andrew J. Whelan , ... on his program "On Business" at 9am EDT on ... interview live, tune to: http://tunein.com/radio/Money-Matters-Boston-1120-s27548/ ... on the exceptional acceptance the company,s flagship product, ActiPatch ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare Expand Real World Evidence Collaboration with Allergan to Focus on Women's Health 2ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare Expand Real World Evidence Collaboration with Allergan to Focus on Women's Health 3ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare Expand Real World Evidence Collaboration with Allergan to Focus on Women's Health 4Orthopaedic & Spine Center Introduces New Pain Psychologist 2UpTick News Wire Radio Show Will Interview BioElectronics' CEO Andrew Whelan 2
... GSK ) confirmed today that a joint advisory committee to ... remain on the market. Committee members voted for recommendations ranging from making ... warnings and restrictions (20) to withdrawal from the U.S. market (12).   ... "Following today,s recommendations, ...
... July 14 D3 Radiation Services announced today  that the ... reduce errors in the delivery of radiation therapy--as a Practice Quality Improvement ... , , ... radiation oncology physicists can order a comprehensive audit of their beam data ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GlaxoSmithKline Statement in Response to FDA Advisory Committees' Vote on Safety of Avandia® (rosiglitazone) 2GlaxoSmithKline Statement in Response to FDA Advisory Committees' Vote on Safety of Avandia® (rosiglitazone) 3GlaxoSmithKline Statement in Response to FDA Advisory Committees' Vote on Safety of Avandia® (rosiglitazone) 4eDataAudit Receives Approval from the American Board of Radiology 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: