June 25, 2008
Past studies have raised concerns that drug-eluting stents, in comparison to bare-metal stents, may contribute to stent thromboses. This observational study of approximately 60,000 Medicare patients did not support this finding, and found no increased risk of death or ST-elevation myocardial infarction for patients receiving drug-eluting stents.
August 1, 2007
Do inpatient hospitals providing a select number of services produce improved outcomes through specialization, or do the apparent benefits of these specialty hospitals result from a selection of healthier patients? In addressing this question, this ...
May 1, 2001
From 1988 to 1999, staff at Duke University Medical Center designed and conducted a randomized controlled clinical trial to evaluate the nonmedical outcomes for patients with coronary artery disease who received either coronary artery bypass graft surgery or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.