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An Injectable Shear-thinning Biomaterial for Endovascular Embolization

Written by Christopher Johnson, PhD, Emory University, 2020 Edited by ­Savannah Fletcher, MD, PGY-1 Definitions Shear thinning biomaterial (STB): This paper expands upon previous investigations of a biocompatible biomaterial made of porcine gelatin and silicon nanoparticles that spontaneously form a hydrogel upon mixing, due to electrostatic interactions between the two Read more…

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Radiation Exposure of Patients and Interventional Radiologists during Prostatic Artery Embolization: A Prospective Single-Operator Study

Intro Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an exceedingly common condition, estimated to affect greater than 50% of men over the age of 60. Typical patient concerns involve the lower urinary tract and include pain, incontinence, urgency, and a weak stream. In severe cases, the compression of the urethra by the prostate Read more…

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Multicenter Phase II Clinical Trial of Sorafenib Combined with TACE for Advanced Stage HCC (STAB Study)

PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of combination therapy (TACE + sorafenib) in patients with advanced stage HCC. STUDY DESIGN Open-label, non-randomized, single-arm multicenter phase II clinical trial. The primary endpoint was defined as the rate of completion of the treatment protocol (i.e., 2 months duration of sorafenib following Read more…