Print Issue: May 01, 2012

Nisha Alle, BS

Preventing Needless Nephrectomies Possible

SAN FRANCISCO—Percutaneous image-guided renal mass biopsy (RMB) combined with immunohistochemical (IHC) results can accurately distinguish between benign and malignant tumors, a finding that could help prevent unnecessary nephrectomies, researchers reported at the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Researchers Report Success with Lumbar HD Catheters

SAN FRANCISCO—Translumbar hemodialysis catheters (THCs) are safe and may offer an effective vascular access route for hemodialysis (HD) patients with limited venous access options, even in overweight patients, according to data presented at the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology.

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