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02 Dec 2015 - 04 Dec 2015
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Critical Care

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Anticoagulant Reversal Agents Widen AF Treatment Options

Several anticoagulant reversal agents under development may eliminate obstacles to the use of novel oral anticoagulants, according to a panel of experts. Convened at a special session of the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting, held during October 2015 in San Francisco (CA, USA), the panel... Read more

Surgical Techniques

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Image: TEB combine with SA-NT therapy dissolves blood clots (Photo courtesy of Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering).

Drug-Device Combination Could Help Treat Stroke

A novel therapeutic approach combines a temporary endovascular bypass (TEB) with clot-busting nanoparticles to restore blood flow to obstructed vessels. Developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute... Read more

Women's Health

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Silicone Gel Breast Implant Safety Remains Unclear

A new review of literature that examined health outcomes of silicone gel breast implants failed to provide clear evidence either for safety or harm. Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX, USA) and Brown University (Providence, RI, USA) reviewed studies published through June 2015... Read more


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Hundreds of Hospitals to Reimburse the US Federal Government

Four hundred fifty-seven hospitals in 43 states have agreed to pay the US Department of Justice (DOJ; Washington DC, USA) over USD 250 million for installing implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) in violation of Medicare (Baltimore, MD, USA) reimbursement protocol. Most of the settling defendants were named in a... Read more
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