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AIMS The Endeavor I study was the first clinical study evaluating the safety and feasibility of the Endeavor stent system in the treatment of symptomatic coronary artery disease. The Endeavor Stent System comprises a new cytostatic, antiproliferative and immunosuppressive agent in the same class of drugs as sirolimus, (ABT-578), a phosphorylcholine(More)
The Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stent (ZES; Medtronic Vascular, Santa Rosa, CA) has been found to provide event-free clinical outcomes to 2 years for the treatment of symptomatic CAD by suppressing neointimal proliferation of the target lesion. The clinical outcomes of patients treated with the Endeavor ZES were evaluated at 4 years after implantation. One(More)
BACKGROUND Restenosis after conventional stenting is almost exclusively caused by neointimal hyperplasia. Beta-particle-emitting radioactive stents decrease in-stent neointimal hyperplasia at 6-month follow-up. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the 1-year outcome of (32)P radioactive stents with an initial activity of 6 to 12 microCi using serial(More)
BACKGROUND This study represents the Heart Center Rotterdam's contribution to the Isostents for Restenosis Intervention Study, a nonrandomized multicenter trial evaluating the safety and feasibility of the radioactive Isostent in patients with single coronary artery disease. Restenosis after stent implantation is primarily caused by neointimal hyperplasia.(More)
Administration of amiodarone (600 to 1,600 mg/day) to 28 patients during long-term digoxin therapy (0.25 +/- 0.05 mg/day) increased serum digoxin level from 0.97 +/- 0.45 to 1.98 +/- 0.84 ng/ml (p less than 0.001). Gastrointestinal side effects occurred in nine patients, central nervous system reactions occurred in five and cardiovascular reactions occurred(More)
BACKGROUND This prospective study investigated the association between preprocedural biomarker levels and incident major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in complex patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with sirolimus-eluting stenting. HYPOTHESIS Lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]), interleukin-10 (IL-10), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the mechanism of restenosis after balloon angioplasty. DESIGN Prospective study. PATIENTS 13 patients treated with balloon angioplasty. INTERVENTIONS 111 coronary subsegments (2 mm each) were analysed after balloon angioplasty and at a six month follow up using three dimensional intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). MAIN OUTCOME(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine whether the plasma levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) or tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) were altered in patients with a history of symptomatic in-stent restenosis (ISR). METHODS AND RESULTS A group of 158 patients with a history of ISR were compared with 128 symptom-free patients. Plasma(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This survey aimed to document practices of Canadian radiation oncologists performing gynecologic brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix and to determine what the effect of the phasing-out of LDR after-loading systems from the commercial market is having on practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 26-item questionnaire was developed to(More)