November’s top 10 features a pilot study regarding cryoablation for the treatment of early-stage, low-risk breast tumours, as well as data indicating that the Ellipsys vascular access system (Avenu Medical/Medtronic) offers an “excellent alternative” to arteriovenous fistula creation via surgical procedures in end-stage renal disease patients. In addition, the declaration of UK interventional radiologists of why to attend British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) (8—10 December, Glasgow, United Kingdom) also attracted many readers.
A pilot study, published in the Journal of Cancer Therapy, reveals that percutaneous cryoablation of early-stage, low-risk breast cancer tumours smaller than 15mm presents a potential substitute for lumpectomy.
The Ellipsys vascular access system (Avenu Medical/Medtronic) can be used to easily and safely create durable percutaneous arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) for haemodialysis—with new, long-term data suggesting it offers an “excellent alternative” to AVF creation via surgical procedures in end-stage renal disease patients. That is according to Jeffrey Hull, an interventional radiologist and director of the Richmond Vascular Institute in Richmond, USA, who presented five-year results from the Ellipsys US pivotal trial at this year’s American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week (2–7 November 2021, virtual).
Hear from Alex Barnacle (London; British Society for Interventional Radiology [BSIR] communications chair), Peter Littler (Newcastle; the 2021 Scientific Programme Committee chair), Ian McCafferty (Birmingham; current BSIR president) and Phil Haslam (Newcastle; incoming BSIR president) about what they are most looking forward to at this year’s meeting.
Six-month outcomes from the randomised RADIANCE-HTN TRIO trial, comparing endovascular ultrasound renal denervation to a sham procedure for treatment-resistant hypertension, demonstrate the additional effects of pharmacologic intervention with maintenance of a blood pressure-lowering effect of renal denervation at six months, according to investigators.
Randomised placebo-controlled trials show consistently that renal denervation provides significant reduction in ambulatory and office blood pressure, the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis suggest.
XACT Robotics recently announced what it describes as the world’s first remote-controlled robotic instrument insertion and non-linear steering during an interventional oncology percutaneous procedure with ACE Xtend.
Fluidx Medical’s GPX embolic device has released initial results for Oncology Drug Delivery. Fluidx Medical Technology announced that a next-generation, doxorubicin-loaded GPX embolic device was featured at the recent symposium on clinical interventional oncology (CIO) conference highlighting the technology’s potential for oncology drug delivery.
The Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO) has announced the launch of the society’s first clinical trial—Ablation with confirmation of colorectal liver metastases (ACCLAIM) prospective trial for microwave ablation as a local cure. An SIO press release details that this multi-million-dollar trial is funded collectively through grants from Boston Scientific Corporation, NeuWave Medical (part of Ethicon), and Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company.
Royal Philips announced the results of a new large-scale real-world analysis of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data on the health outcomes of peripheral vascular interventions guided by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS).
Medtronic today announced findings from a new study of patient preferences for the treatment of hypertension. The findings are set to be presented during the “What’s Novel in Interventional Hypertension” session at the 33rd Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics annual meeting (TCT 2021, 4–6 November, Orlando, USA and virtual)—the yearly scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.