Navigation Links
Renal artery stenting falls short in large randomized trial
Date:4/1/2008

CHICAGO, Ill. (April 1, 2008) The largest-ever randomized study to evaluate the effectiveness of catheter-based interventions in patients with narrowing of the renal artery has shown that angioplasty and stenting offer no benefit over medical therapy. Among patients who completed one year of follow-up, there were no differences in the change in kidney function, blood pressure control or the rates of major cardiovascular illness, according to the Angioplasty and Stenting for Renal Artery Lesions (ASTRAL) trial.

The ASTRAL trial is being reported today in a Late-Breaking Clinical Trials session at the SCAI Annual Scientific Sessions in Partnership with ACC i2 Summit (SCAI-ACCi2) in Chicago. SCAI-ACCi2 is a scientific meeting for practicing cardiovascular interventionalists sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

The study also found that 3 percent of patients who underwent renal artery intervention experienced a serious procedural complication, including poorly positioned stents and perforation and dissection of the renal artery.

For 15 years weve had the wherewithal to fix renal artery stenosis and restore patency of the renal artery, said Philip A. Kalra, MD, a consultant nephrologist at Hope Hospital, Salford, and lecturer at the University of Manchester, both in the United Kingdom. Thousands of patients have had this procedure, but no one has ever demonstrated any benefit in randomized control trial testing.

About 7 percent of people over age 65and about 10 percent of people with chronic kidney disease who eventually need dialysishave narrowing, or stenosis, of the renal artery. There are several links between renal artery stenosis and cardiovascular disease. For example, in nine out of 10 cases renal artery stenosis is caused by the build-up of atherosclerotic plaque. Many patients with renal artery stenosis also have
'/>"/>

Contact: Kathy Boyd David
pr@scai.org
717-422-1181
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Renal Assist Device reduces risk of death from acute kidney failure
2. Statement by Robert D. Foreman, President of The Kidney Care Council, Regarding the HHS Report to Congress A Design for a Bundled End Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System
3. PLC Systems Files IDE Supplement to Begin Pivotal Study of RenalGuard(TM) and Provides Update on Planned Development Timeline
4. PLC Systems Receives CE Mark Approval for RenalGuard(TM)
5. UT Southwestern: Patients with mild Cushing syndrome may benefit from adrenalectomy
6. Follow-up imaging of benign-appearing incidental adrenal masses is unnecessary
7. Renal Solutions, Inc. Announces Acquisition by Fresenius Medical Care
8. Serum carcinoembryonic antigen level can reflect adrenal adenoma
9. FDA Approves MIRCERA(R): First Renal Anemia Treatment with Monthly Maintenance Dosing
10. PLC Medical Systems to Display RenalGuard(TM) During Renal Week 2007
11. Nephrologists summarize new renal research during public policy news briefing at Renal Week
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/25/2014)... Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Current osteoporosis ... younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, ... to prevent fractures, we need tools that help ... injuries so that we can target these at-risk ... Crandall, professor of medicine in the division of ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 At a time ... among parents and athletes at all levels, the ... change the current discussion where two powerful messages are ... therapies that result in full recoveries every day. , ... based in fact and research, UPMC and the Concussion ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Medical Solutions , the nation’s ... announce that our co-founder and CFO, Scott Anderson, ... 100 for 2014. Anderson was also named to ... in the staffing industry,” in 2013.     , Under ... staffing company in the U.S., was named a ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. ... three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists say ... President Barack Obama on Friday appointed an Ebola "czar" ... infected two Dallas nurses who cared for a Liberian man ... Hospital. But the U.S. cases are miniscule in the ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Va. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... Innovation , which is dedicated to distribute health ... of healthcare delivery worldwide announced the development of ... which patients expect when receiving healthcare. These are ... for patient-centered care: “providing care that is respectful ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk 2Health News:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable 2Health News:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable 3Health News:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable 4Health News:Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100 2Health News:Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100 3Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 2Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 3Health News:The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation Announces Release of Guiding Principles for Patient Experience-Centered Care 2
... be more appropriate to de-stress oneself, than going to a gym ... to tone up my body but it didn't work. Then I ... well. Finally, I put on my dancing shoes and I haven't ... here. ,Learning various dance forms like merengue, cha cha, ...
... Association (ADA) has warned that the diabetes threat is greater ... type 2 diabetes among middle aged Americans has doubled over ... obesity, the ADA said. ,An estimated two-thirds of ... world can now expect many more people to succumb to ...
... According to a report published in Ethnicity & Disease ... patients suffering from congestive heart// failures. ,Scientists ... on 23 African American who were admitted in New ... a mix of men and women with an average ...
... today welcomed the decision by the Tasmanian Government to ban ... and to not allow the// sale of fruit-flavoured cigarettes in ... a good example to the other States and Territories. ... Haikerwal said. ,“It removes another health hazard from ...
... stress experienced by children may hamper their brain. This ... disorder (PTSD), the component of the brain responsible for ... Chidlren finds it difficult to deal with stress and ... children in the study also had higher blood levels ...
... China's Yunnan Province, which has a large number of ... treatment //to more HIV/AIDS victims this year with traditional ... meeting that ended Friday, Yang Hongsheng, deputy chief of ... build more infrastructures, bringing the number of TCM AIDS ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Dance to De-stress 2Health News:Diabetes Threat Greater Than Feared 2Health News:Child Brain Likely To Be Harmed By Stress 2
(Date:10/25/2014)... , Oct. 24, 2014  The National Association ... latest results achieved by Kentucky,s ... The National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) ... point of sale and helps flag meth offenders ... often set up NPLEx "watch lists" that notify ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... HOUSTON , Oct. 24, 2014   Metanome, ... of comprehensive metagenomic services and data analysis, was the ... Mass ) Phase I/II clinical trial of SER ... with recurrent Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). ... of Seres Health,s R&D and clinical programs. Such genomic ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Research ... addition of the  "Global and Chinese Acne ... their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) ... Industry Report 2014 is a professional and ... the global acne medication industry with a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kentucky's NPLEx Technology Making Significant Progress 2Metanome Selected as Metagenomics Provider for Seres Health Clinical Trial 2Global and Chinese Acne Medication Industry Report 2014 2Global and Chinese Acne Medication Industry Report 2014 3
... , a medical device company developing intelligent cardiovascular diagnostic imaging ... an award of nearly $862,000 as part of the ... conjunction with the award, InfraReDx has committed to create 32 ... Tax Incentive Program was established in 2008 as part of ...
... 2010 A new study that reviews more than ... of health information technology (HIT) and electronic communications on ... suggest that simple electronic reminders are an effective and ... that show how HIT can be leveraged to more ...
Cached Medicine Technology:InfraReDx Awarded 2010 Tax Incentive From Massachusetts Life Sciences Center 2New CVS Caremark Study Finds Health Information Technology May Help Promote Adherence, But More Information and Direction Needed 2New CVS Caremark Study Finds Health Information Technology May Help Promote Adherence, But More Information and Direction Needed 3
More than 200 key diagnostic and treatment tables culled from Tierney's Current Medical Diagnostics and Treatment 2003....
Information on diagnosis and management of 500 common or important medical and surgical disorders....
Athouritative, on the spot answers for acute care and consultations....
The workhorse electric system....
Medicine Products: