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Mimics trial finds higher patency for Veryan helical stent over straight...

Results from Veryan’s Mimics randomised controlled trial have been published in the latest issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. Use of the BioMimics 3D helical...

Terumo acquires Sequent Medical

Terumo Corporation has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Sequent Medical, known for its WEB aneurysm embolization device. The purchase price...

Veniti announces 1,000th patient treated with Vici Venous Stent

Physicians have now treated over 1,000 patients with the Vici Venous Stent. The product received CE mark in October 2013 and was first implanted...

Ask4UFE launches new and improved US website for women with uterine...

Ask4UFE.com, a website created to educate women about fibroid treatment options including uterine fibroid embolization, recently relaunched making it easier for patients to find...

Ablation of small renal cancer associated with “significantly lower costs” than...

For older patients with small (T1a) renal cancer, percutaneous ablation is associated with much lower costs than partial or radical nephrectomy, both at the...

Selective Internal Radiation Therapy using SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres

This animated Mode of Action video provides a narrative look at Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) using SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres. SIRT is a...

NICE provides positive guidance on use of GreenLight XPS laser therapy...

Boston Scientific has announced that its GreenLight XPS laser therapy system, used for the treatment of prostatic enlargement, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, received...

CE mark granted to Gore Excluder conformable AAA prosthesis

Gore has received CE mark for its Excluder conformable abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) device, a product designed for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms...

Constantinos T Sofocleous

“As interventional radiology is established as a free standing specialty, an international outreach effort to establish guidelines for different interventional treatments is certainly needed,”...

Phase III trial of regorafenib meets primary endpoint in patients with...

Bayer has announced that a phase III trial evaluating its oncology compound Stivarga (regorafenib) tablets for the treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma...

Prostatic artery embolization set to “dramatically increase” in Brazil

In March 2016, the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicina (Conselho Federal de Medicina CFM), the authority in charge of professional regulation and medical licensing...

Be the competitor: Interventional radiology’s growing role in peripheral interventions

Scott Trerotola, Stanley Baum professor of Radiology and chief, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA, discussed how competition improves...

Immunotherapy could transform systemic power of locoregional IO treatments

Many physicians now believe that immunotherapy is a disruptive field in cancer medicine. Interventional oncology can either “snooze and lose” as one prominent interventional...

SIRveNIB Asia-Pacific liver cancer study completes enrolment

The Asia-Pacific Hepatocellular Carcinoma Trials Group (AHCC) protocol 06 SIRveNIB randomised controlled study of SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres versus sorafenib in the treatment of...

FDA streamlines “compassionate use” application process

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised its efforts to streamline the “compassionate use” process, used by physicians to access investigational drugs...

US Senate introduces legislation to streamline Medicare beneficiary access to breakthrough...

A new bill introduced to the US Senate by Senator Dan Coats seeks to address the gap between the US Food and Drug Administration...

Modern day stroke intervention: a person is not a programme

Embolectomy for stroke with emergent large vessel occlusion is highly stressful, even for the most experienced interventionalists. It involves working in hostile anatomy, time...

Fusion imaging and virtual navigation devices among the “most important and...

We are organising the first World Meeting on Fusion Imaging and Augmented Reality for Interventional Procedures within the well-known Interventional Radiology Sans Frontiéres( IOSF)...

Key findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis of thermal ablation...

Our research has led us to believe that percutaneous image-guided ablation of small renal tumours may be considered safer than surgical nephrectomy and equally...

Establishing standardised training, education and certification for stroke interventionists should be...

It goes without saying that every physician who performs mechanical thrombectomy in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke must be well trained and has...

Understanding emulsions could help make the ideal cocktail for conventional transarterial...

Considering the many advantages of conventional transarterial chemoembolization (cTACE) and its continued widespread use across the globe, we may want to try, one more...

Key clinical questions I would like to see answered in the...

Therapies in deep venous thrombosis (DVT) have been slow to advance over the past 50 years. Recently, growing awareness and improvements in tools and...

Sympatholysis might help treat excessive sweating: Can it also stop arrhythmias?

An interventional radiology solution of ethanol sympatholysis might help treat more than just primary hyperhidrosis—it could stop associated arrhythmias, but these are very early...

No real guidelines for manufacturers of protective garments

There needs to be clear and valid information on every garment that enables comparative decision-making for interventionists. This is desirable as a voluntary initiative...

Immunoembolization for treatment of metastatic uveal melanoma

Immunoembolization was developed for the treatment of this disease in hopes of both providing local control for the hepatic metastases and delaying onset of...

Meta-analysis data needs to be handled “with care”

The level of evidence for data obtained through registries is usually regarded as low. This level is unlikely to be improved by combining data...

Embolotherapy course gains widespread interest as embolization “still underused” in Latin...

The 6th annual Embolotherapy Course was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in November 2015 with a high attendance from Latin American interventional radiologists. The...

Intra-arterial and ablative treatments for primary liver cancer shown to be...

Charles E Ray Jr, professor and chair of the Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, assumed the office of...

European Union agrees new rules for approving medical devices and in...

The Netherlands presidency of the European Council and representatives of the European Parliament have reached a political agreement on two draft regulations for medical...

Interventional radiologists as the new “virus whisperers”

Oncolytic immunotherapy or virotherapy is not a threat to interventional oncology—on the contrary it is a “huge and urgent” opportunity, said Daniel Sze while...

CX acknowledges “huge debt” owed to endovascular pioneers affected by radiation

Since its introduction in the late 80s, endovascular therapy has become increasingly widespread and important. A mini-symposium held at the 2016 Charing Cross Symposium...

Abbott to acquire St Jude Medical

Abbott is set to acquire St Jude Medical, expanding its portfolio to cover cardiovascular markets such as atrial fibrillation, structural heart and heart failure...

VeinCLEAR catheter shows short-term success of venous closures during radiofrequency ablation

A study conducted at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK, indicates that the VeinCLEAR catheter (RF Medical) produces good results when used in radiofrequency ablation...

Cardionovum announces enrolment of first patient in MAGNIFICENT trial

Cardionovum has announced the enrolment of the first patient in the MAGNIFICENT trial—a multicentre, randomised, controlled clinical trial comparing the efficacy of the Legflow drug-coated...

First patient enrolled in SurModics IDE study of SurVeil drug-coated balloon

SurModics has announced enrolment of the first patient in an early feasibility study of its proprietary SurVeil drug-coated balloon (DCB). A press release states...

Bolton Medical completes patient enrolment of the Regeneration Clinical Trial in...

Bolton Medical has completed patient enrolment for the Regeneration Clinical Trial in Europe. This clinical trial will pave the way for final data evaluation...

FDA clears CorPath robotic system for use in peripheral vascular intervention

The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared Corindus Vascular Robotics’ CorPath system for use in peripheral vascular interventions. This is the third clearance for...

Patterns of symptomatic restenosis: less reintervention and reduced plaque burden with...

Studies have indicated that patterns of restenosis affect long-term outcomes following retreatment in the superficial femoral artery. Gary Ansel, OhioHealth/Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, USA,...

Spectranetics Names Udo Scheiner as senior vice president of international operations

Udo Scheiner has been named Spectranetics’ senior vice president of international operations, effective as of 23 March. In this role, Scheiner will report directly to Scott Drake,...

First patients enrolled in RE-COVERY DVT/PE global observational study on management...

Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the enrolment of the first patient in RE-COVERY DVT/PE, a global observational study on the management of deep vein thrombosis...

FDA proposes ban on most powdered medical gloves

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced a proposal to ban most powdered gloves in the USA. While use of these gloves is...

Silk Road Medical receives CE mark for next-generation Enroute transcarotid neuroprotection...

Silk Road Medical has been granted CE approval for its Enroute transcarotid neuroprotection system (NPS). The company has also reported the first patients have been...

Systemic thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism increases stroke risk compared with...

Although systemic thrombolysis achieves similar rates of mortality as catheter-directed intervention for the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism, it also carries “significantly increased odds...

First patients treated with Endologix Nellix in Japan

Two patients in Japan have been treated with the Nellix endovascular sealing system (EVAS, Endologix) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). These first two cases were...

First of Merit’s 2016 European ThinkRadial education courses held in Maastricht

The course, designed to provide training to interventionalists on the transradial approach, was held in Merit’s new state-of-the-art training facility in its European headquarters...

Intravascular ultrasound detects more iliofemoral lesions than X-ray venogram in clinical...

Philips’ intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) technology holds benefits for the diagnosis of iliofemoral venous obstruction, in comparison to conventional contrast-enhanced X-ray imaging, according to a...

FDA confirms Robert Califf as new commissioner

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed the appointment of Robert Califf as its 22nd commissioner, following a US Senate vote of 88...

ReCor Medical receives IDE approval for RADIANCE-HTN hypertension clinical trial

ReCor Medical has been granted US Food and Drug Administration investigational device exemption approval for the RADIANCE-HTN clinical trial. This trial will measure the...

CREST trial shows no difference between stenting and endarterectomy at 10...

Long-term follow-up results of the CREST trial show no significant difference between patients who underwent stenting and those who underwent endarterectomy with respect to...

Nipro Medical launches Cronus HP high-pressure angioplasty balloon catheter in the...

Nipro North America, a division of Nipro Medical Corporation, has launched the Cronus HP high-pressure, 0.035” over-the-wire percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon catheter. Cronus HP is...

Stenting as effective as carotid endarterectomy for prevention of strokes in...

A clinical trial has found no significant differences between the use of carotid-artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy over a period of five years for...

First two patients treated in study of Peregrine system for renal...

The first two patients in the European Peregrine system post-market study have been treated by Wojtek Wojakowski and Mariusz Hochul in Poland, Ablative Solutions...

ArtVentive announce enrolment in OCCLUDE post-market study of the EOS embolisation...

ArtVentive Medical has announced enrolment in the ongoing OCCLUDE post-market surveillance study. This study aims to further the use of the EOS endoluminal occlusion...

Absorb bioresorbable stent achieves 95.5% primary patency at 12 months

A 12-month update on a study investigating the use of the Absorb drug-eluting scaffold (Abbott) in below-the-knee arteries (ABSORB BTK) indicates that bioresorbable vascular...

Cook Medical issues global recall of select lots of central venous...

Cook Medical has initiated a voluntary recall of 360 specific lots of single lumen central venous catheters and pressure monitoring sets and trays due...

Cardiovascular Systems reports LIBERTY 360° demographic data in late-breaking presentation at...

Cardiovascular Systems has presented baseline demographic data from its LIBERTY 360° post-marked study in a late-breaking presentation at the 28th International Symposium on Endovascular...

ZILVERPASS randomised trial compares Zilver PTX and bypass surgery in complex...

Preliminary results of a randomised controlled trial comparing the use of the Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent (Cook Medical) and bypass grafts in long femoropopliteal...

Vascular and podiatric societies collaborate to produce guidelines for diabetic foot...

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) collaboratively have published their first-ever...

Primary endpoint data from NEAT study announced at Leipzig Interventional Course...

Primary endpoint data from a prospective, multicentre clinical study evaluating the everlinQ endoAVF system have been announced by TVA Medical. The system is designed to...

Intact Vascular presents positive data from TOBA-BTK study at LINC 2016

Positive six-month results from Intact Vascular’s TOBA-BTK (Tack Optimised Balloon Angioplasty—Below-the-Knee) clinical study have been reported at LINC 2016. The data were presented by...

Radial access “safe and well tolerated” across range of peripheral vascular...

A single-centre, retrospective study published online in December 2015 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), set out to review the safety...

Contego Medical to commercialise Paladin carotid post-dilation balloon in Europe

The Paladin carotid post-dilation balloon (Contego Medical) is to be commercialised in Europe. This device, according to a press release, is the first angioplasty...

Medtronic launches OsteoCool radiofrequency ablation system in the US

Medtronic is to launch the OsteoCool radiofrequency ablation system for surgeons who treat patients with painful spinal metastases. The system has been granted US...

First implant completed in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm clinical study

The first US implant of the Gore Excluder thoracoabdominal branch endoprosthesis has taken place during a clinical study of the treatment of aortic aneurysms...

Medtronic IN.PACT Admiral DEB granted CE mark for treatment of AV...

The IN.PACT Admiral drug-eluting balloon (DEB) has been granted CE mark for arteriovenous (AV) access to help maintain haemodialysis access in patients with end-stage...

Vivasure granted CE mark for world’s first fully bioabsorbable percutaneous closure...

Vivasure Medical has been granted CE mark approval for its fully bioabsorbable percutaneous vascular closure device for large-bore femoral arteriotomies. According to Vivasure, this...

Vascular Dynamics’ MobiusHD system receives CE mark for the treatment of...

The MobiusHD minimally invasive system from Vascular Dynamics has been granted CE mark approval for the treatment of resistant hypertension. “Receiving CE mark approval for...

Argon Medical Devices acquires three technologies from Rex Medical

Argon Medical Devices has completed the acquisition of three vascular products from Rex Medical. The OptionELITE retrievable vena cava filter, Cleaner rotational thrombectomy system,...

AdvaMed, MITA & MDMA applaud congress for passage of the medical...

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) have applauded the US...

Medtronic to manufacture IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon at new high-tech facility

Medtronic will manufacture the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) at a new facility in Galway, Ireland. According...

Gabriel Bartal

“In the early days, I used to have to cut a 7F plastic tube, make side holes, send it off for sterilisation and shape...

Intra-arterial stem cell therapy “an emerging modality” for stroke patients

There have been five human studies using the intra-arterial route for delivery of a range of different bone marrow-derived stem cells. All have shown...

We “still await” the ideal venous stent, despite rapid development in...

Today, venous stenting plays an important role in the treatment of deep venous pathologies. The current indications for the use of venous stents include...

In clinical practice, prostate artery embolization “still in its infancy”

Maurizio Grosso, director, Radiology, S Croce Hospital, Cuneo, Italy, tells Interventional News about the preliminary data being collected in the Italian prostate artery embolization...

Lindsay Machan

“Interventional radiologists should not be cavalier about protecting ideas, but focusing on maximising rewards has sidelined more ideas than it has helped individual inventors....

“We are helping surgeons operate on sicker patients”

Daniel B Brown, professor of Radiology and director, Interventional Oncology, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, USA, puts together a 2015 checklist on the latest portal...

Gao-Jun Teng

In the future, will interventional radiology be a subspecialty of radiology, or surgery? asks Gao-Jun Teng, professor of Radiology, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing,...

Stentoplasty: An “exciting frontier” in spinal augmentation

Stentoplasty, or vertebral body stenting, represents the next step in the evolution of cement spinal augmentation where a stent is placed within the vertebral...

Establishing trust and communicating with “difficult” cancer patients and families

With the US shift in practice model and the advent of the “Information Age”, interventional oncologists need to communicate with their patients more frequently...

Is all heat the same and does catheter design matter?

By Mark S Whiteley Since the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines for the treatment of varicose veins was published in July...

Leave nothing behind: Bioresorbable devices are an “exciting prospect” for the...

Andrew Holden, associate professor of Radiology, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, presented data on the developments in bioresorbable technology at the Charing Cross...

Bien Soo Tan

Bien Soo Tan, senior consultant, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, and chairman of the Asia Pacific Congress of Cardiovascular and Interventional...

James B Spies

The evolution of embolization over the past decade has been remarkable and it has fundamentally changed our field, James B Spies, professor of Radiology,...

“The introduction of angioplasty was the beginning of interventional radiology as...

In the historic 50th anniversary year of the first angioplasty performed by Charles Dotter in 1964, Duncan Ettles, consultant Radiologist Hull and East Yorkshire...

Francisco Cesar Carnevale

Francisco Cesar Carnevale tells Interventional News why prostatic artery embolization is an amazing procedure and why more needs to be done for paediatric interventional...

Uterine artery embolization “fertility-enhancing” for women with symptomatic fibroids

One of the pioneers of uterine artery embolization, Bruce McLucas, tells Interventional News: “We used to say that we should not perform uterine artery...

Drug-eluting devices for the superficial femoral artery–why and when to treat?

While a large number of physicians are now convinced that drug elution represents a step forward from angioplasty and bare metal stenting in the...

Liz Kenny

Internationally-renowned radiation oncologist, Liz Kenny, a longstanding supporter of interventional radiology, shares her views in Interventional News. Kenny, who is senior radiation oncologist at...

Iain Robertson

Iain Robertson is the current president of the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and is the co-author of Interventional radiology: a survival guide,...

Knowing the long-term benefits of renal denervation is a priority

By Jan Staessen Hypertension affects an estimated 20% to 30% of the world’s adult population.1 Despite the availability of numerous safe and effective pharmacological therapies,...

Chuck Ray

Chuck Ray is a professor and vice chair of radiology at University of Colorado, Colorado, USA. He has served as a Lieutenant Colonel in...

Scott Goodwin

Scott Goodwin spoke to Interventional News about his aims as the next president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), his role in pioneering...

Luigi Solbiati

“Refusing an interventional oncology procedure if it is not clinically or technically indicated, or if it is exceedingly risky, should not be perceived as...

Kyung J Cho

Kyung J Cho, William Martel Professor, Department of Radiology, Vascular/Interventional Radiology, University of Michigan Health Systems, USA, was awarded the 2012 SIR Gold Medal...

Anna Maria Belli

A former president of the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and current vice president of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe...

Riccardo Lencioni

As a former football referee, Riccardo Lencioni tells Interventional News readers how important it is to respect the rules —how important it is to...

Timothy P Murphy

The most interesting developments in interventional radiology at this moment are: the expanding role for interventional radiologists in acute stroke care, the opportunities afforded...

James F Benenati

James F Benenati, medical director of the Noninvasive Vascular Lab, Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, has recently taken up the presidency of the Society...

Jan Peregrin

Jan Peregrin, CIRSE president 2009, told Interventional News that the miniaturisation of interventional devices hold great promise and that this will allow many clincial...

David Kessel

The new president of the British Society of Interventional Radiology, David Kessel, told Interventional News how interventional radiology has a growing role in major...

Malgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska

Poland’s most senior interventional radiologist, and president of ECR 2010, told Interventional News how she felt when she joined a male-dominated field, why she...

Ernst-Peter Strecker

Professor Ernst-Peter Strecker invented his first bare metal stent in around 1985. He was also one of the first to implant a stent in...

Brian Stainken

Interventional News’ Co-Editor-in-Chief, and new president of the Society of Interventional Radiology, Brian Stainken, on "organising the aisles" of the interventional superstore, and the...

Afshin Gangi

Professor Afshin Gangi is a well-respected interventional radiologist from the University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. He recently spoke to Interventional News about his career...

Peter Gaines

Interventional News talks to Peter Gaines, current President of the British Society of International Radiology (BSIR), about the important issues facing IR today, how...