Print Issue: April 01, 2007

Outpatient Stenting Is Safe And Effective

SEATTLE—Outpatient percutaneous renal artery stenting (PRAS) can be safely performed with few major complications, according to a Canadian study presented here at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Sevelamer May Lower Death Risk

A study of new hemodialysis patients revealed that those treated with the phosphate binder sevelamer had a significantly lower death rate than those treated with calcium-containing phosphate binders.

One in 10 Have An ESRD History

Nearly 10% of U.S. adults have a family history of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and these individuals may be at increased risk of developing kidney disease themselves, a study says.

Non-Surgical Varicocele Repair Works

SEATTLE—Non-surgical transcatheter retrograde sclerotherapy of male varicocele is highly effective and enables more rapid recovery than surgery, researchers reported here at the Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting.

Investing in Good Corporate Citizens

For decades, banks managing pensions and other institutions have practiced “social investing,” picking stocks in companies that meet ethical criteria. In the 1970s, some public pensions shunned IBM because the company did business in apartheid-era South Africa.

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