Tag: embolization

Embolics

Flowing on the horizon: Liquid embolics in development

To become a mainstay liquid embolic for peripheral use, an optimal product should be easy to use, have reproducible and controllable deep penetration for...

Impede embolization plug gets US FDA clearance

Shape Memory Medical announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Impede embolization plug. The device...
embolization

Evidence propels prostate artery embolization into becoming a “standard of care”...

The support of the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) signals that embolization has a unique role in the treatment of benign prostatic...

Prostatic artery embolization improves BPH symptoms nearly as much as TURP...

A randomised, open label trial that was published in the BMJ on 19 June 2018 suggests that the improvement in lower urinary tract symptoms...

Gas embolotherapy generated microbubbles could provide vehicle for cutting off blood...

Recently, scientists have explored another version of embolization, called gas embolotherapy. During this process, the blood supply of cancerous tumours is cut off using...

Guerbet acquires Occlugel and new microsphere technology for initial €3 million...

Guerbet has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a laboratory-stage technology developed by Occlugel, a French company specialised in the research...

Medtronic expands IO focus with US launch of OptiSphere embolization spheres

Medtronic announced the US launch of OptiSphere embolization spheres, a resorbable embolic platform designed for embolization of hypervascular tumours. OptiSphere offers patients an alternative treatment...

Early data show arterial embolization reduces knee pain and disability from...

Geniculate artery embolization could improve quality of life for patients with knee pain due to osteoarthritis, according to new research presented at the Society...

Clinical capabilities of Infinix-i 4D CT showcased at ECR 2018

Healthcare centres around Europe are realising a new realm of clinical efficiency with the Infinix-i 4D CT system, which seamlessly integrates interventional radiology and...

New liquid embolic agents, Squidperi 34 and 34LD, get CE mark

Balt International announced that it has received CE mark for the Squidperi 34 and 34LD liquid embolic agents. Squidperi is a non-adhesive liquid embolic agent...

Guerbet acquires IR microcatheter maker Accurate Medical

Guerbet has announced that it has entered into an agreement under which it will acquire Israeli company Accurate Medical, which specialises in the development...

Vascular plugs score over platinum coils on radiation dose in pelvic...

A prospective, randomised single-centre study that set out to compare the safety and efficacy of vascular plugs and fibred platinum coils for embolization in...

Image-guided, minimally invasive medicine revolutionises emergency care

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), in coordination with Member of the US House of Representatives (Rep.) from Utah's 4th district, Mia Love, hosted...

Randomised trial finds prostatic artery embolization “a real treatment alternative” to...

Six-month results from a prospective, randomised, non-inferiority study presented at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE; 16–20 September, Copenhagen, Denmark) reveal...

Vast majority of patients prefer radial access for embolization therapies in...

“While both radial and femoral accesses are safe and effective for transarterial liver embolization, it is clear that the patients prefer radial access,” said Marcelo Guimaraes, Charleston, USA, who was presenting on the...

Women largely unaware of uterine fibroid embolization

American women are largely unaware of uterine fibroid embolization according to results from a new nationwide poll released by the Society of Interventional Radiology...

New study uses cryoablation to target vagus nerve and obesity

A new study is underway at Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, USA, to evaluate the use of cryoablation to treat mild to moderate obesity. The clinical trial,...

Bariatric embolization: Promising results for GET LEAN study at six months

by Sumeet Patel, Azim Shaikh and Mubin Syed The GET LEAN (Gastric artery embolization trial for the lessening of appetite nonsurgically) study shows promising six-month preliminary data...

Embosphere receives US FDA de novo classification for prostatic artery embolization

Merit Medical has announced that it has received 513(f)(2) (de novo) classification from the FDA to expand indication for its Embosphere microspheres. The indication...

Study suggests uterine fibroid embolization helps restore fertility

The treatment can help restore fertility in women with uterine fibroids, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Uterine fibroids are...

Lipiodol—an effective imaging biomarker for chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma

Beyond embolization endpoints under fluoroscopic guidance, the introduction and standardisation of cone-beam CT imaging in the procedure room has allowed Lipiodol (Guerbet) to become...

High radiation dose to operator with prostatic artery embolization, until imaging...

According to our results, the physician who performs prostatic artery embolization procedures, even with a ceiling suspended shield, would reach the annual radiation limit...

Metactive announces issuance of patents on Blockstent and Ballstent embolization devices

Metactive, an early-stage company focused on developing embolization devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular and neurovascular diseases, has announced the issuance of US...

1,000-patient study indicates prostate artery embolization remains effective for years

Prostate artery embolization maintains its effectiveness for at least three years after patients undergo the therapy, according to research presented at the Society of...

US study suggests fibroid embolization “vastly underutilised” compared with hysterectomy

A large US nationwide study shows that the uterine fibroid embolization is vastly underutilised, compared to hysterectomy—especially in rural and smaller hospitals. In fact, there...

Using Y-90 to achieve bariatric artery radioembolization

Nearly 10 years have passed since Aravind Arepally et al published data from the first gastric artery chemoembolization preclinical trials for the treatment of...

Mentice releases world’s first endovascular simulation training software module for prostatic...

Mentice has announced the release of the world’s first simulation training software module for prostatic artery embolization. The software, created from real patients’ data,...

Ask4UFE launches #LoveYourUterus campaign

Ask4UFE has announced the #LoveYourUterus campaign to encourage women with painful fibroids to share their stories of health and healing. Uterine fibroids often result...

Top tips on using coils and plugs in embolization

By Rahul S Patel and Richard Tapnio Coils and plugs are among the most commonly employed tools for vessel sacrifice and aneurysmal occlusion. In practice, these tools...

Embolization can “potentially” treat chronic osteoarthritic pain

Is there a relationship between neovascularisation and pain? If so, embolization has the potential to change the way we think of treating chronic pain,...