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First-in-Human Evaluation of a Bioabsorbable Polymer-Coated Sirolimus-Eluting Stent - The DESSOLVE I Trial - Dr. F.Ballocca

First-in-Human Evaluation of a Bioabsorbable Polymer-Coated Sirolimus-Eluting Stent - The DESSOLVE I Trial - Dr. F.Ballocca

During the last years, the use of drug-eluting stens (DES) became widespread, thanks to the markedly lower restenosis rates compared with bare-metal stents ....read more....

writed  at 23-11-2013 12:32:23

Universal Glove and Gown Use and Acquisition of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in the ICU – D.Salera

BACKGROUND
Antibiotic-resistance is associated with increased patient morbidity and mortality and considerable costs. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus. Numerous studies have shown that health care workers acquire bacteria ....read more....

writed  at 05-11-2013 01:57:01

Dabigatran versus Warfarin in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves: the RE-ALIGN trial Dr. I.Meynet

The oral direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran has proven efficacy in preventing thrombosis in patients with atrial fibrillation (RE-LY study), but its role as an alternative to warfarin in patients with prosthetic valves is still unclear. RE-ALIGN was a prospective, randomized,....read more....

writed  at 20-10-2013 23:01:29

A Randomized Trial of Colchicine for Acute Pericarditis Insight from ICAP trial. - Dr. U.Barbero

In the previous years nonrandomized trials supported the use of colchicine for the treatment and prevention of acute pericarditis, however conclusive data were still lacking regarding its use during a first attack of acute pericarditis and for the prevention of recurrent symptoms. In ....read more....

writed  at 19-10-2013 17:25:03

Randomized Trial of Preventive Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction Insight from PRAMI trial. - Dr. U.Barbero

In acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to treat the artery responsible for the infarct improves prognosis, but when there are other lesion than the infact related one the value of PCI in these arteries (preventi....read more....

writed  at 19-10-2013 17:19:08

Survival posT Tavi: the STT score. Derivation and external validation.

Introduction:Surgical risk scores have failed to accurately predict events after TAVI, stressing the need for a dedicated tool incorporating all clinical variables useful to discriminate risk of patients undergoing TAVI.

Methods:All consecutive patients undergoing....read more....

writed  at 19-10-2013 16:15:04

Cardiovascular Disease in HIV patients: From Bench to Bedside and Backwards - Dr E.Cerrato

Since 1998, when Keith Henry, in a letter to The Lancet, reported two cases of myocardial infarction in young HIV men on protease inhibitors (PIs), a large bulk of evidence, derived both from randomized trials and from observational cohorts proved the increased risk of myocardial infa....read more....

writed  at 17-10-2013 00:15:47