New Devices Less Effective In Thwarting Brain Aneurysm Recurrence, University of Cincinnati Study
2/22/2008 8:36:28 AM
CINCINNATI—A retrospective analysis of 100 patients suffering from a ruptured brain aneurysm has found that expensive new coiling devices are no more effective than bare platinum coils at preventing aneurysms from recurring. A team of researchers from the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and University Hospital, led by Andrew Ringer, MD, evaluated the risk of intracranial aneurysm recurrence after endovascular treatment with each of three different kinds of coils.
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