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Press Clippings

CIRSE 2016 was featured in numerous Spanish online media outlets

 

Los radiólogos defienden uso de embolización prostática para evitar cirugía” (Radiologists use prostate embolisation to avoid surgery)

Interventional radiologists presented positive effects of treating benign prostatic hyperplasia with embolisation, a minimally-invasive procedure recently introduced to Spanish hospitals. Spanish Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (SERVEI) presented good results of a study that involved 630 patients and showed a success rate of over 80% within the first three years after the treatment.

 

Especialistas en Radiología Intervencionista organizan una 'wiki-maratón' para incorporar contenidos a Wikipedia (Interventional Radiology specialists organize a ‘wiki-marathon’, learn how to edit content on Wikipedia)

Over 30 Interventional Radiology specialists participated in a session on Wikipedia content editing at CIRSE 2016 in Barcelona. Physicians learned how to add and edit content regarding their medical specialties on Wikipedia, the biggest online encyclopedia. This initiative is a first step in creating a working group within the Spanish Society of Vascular and interventional Radiology (SERVEI)  which aims at providing citizens with accurate information on medical concepts and techniques.

 

La embolización prostática afianza sus resultados a largo plazo y empieza a realizarse en España (Prostate embolization shows good long-term results, put in practice in Spain)

Positive effects of prostate embolisation have been presented at CIRSE2016, annual conference for Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiologists in Barcelona. According to Dr. Elena Escalante, Interventional Radiologist and a CIRSE 2016 Local Committee member, prostate embolisation proved to be a good alternative to a surgery in treating benign prostate hyperplasia in patients who initially cannot undergo a resection surgery.

 

España empieza a apostar por la embolización prostática (Spain starts betting on prostate embolization)

In the future, prostate embolisation should be introduced in many hospital centres in Spain, said Dr. Marta Burrel, member of the Spanish Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. A study with 630 patients showed a positive effect of prostate embolization and a success rate of over 80% in the first three years after the procedure. Prostate embolisatioon is a minimally-invasive surgery for treating benign prostate hyperplasia. This study has been presented during the annual CIRSE conference for Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology in Barcelona. 

 

CIRSE 2014 was featured in numerous other media outlets, including

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"The A Team that can save diabetics from amputation - So why aren't there more of them all over Britain?

A key part to their approach is using interventional radiology (IR) to help unblock the damaged arteries and help restore blood supply to the stricken limb. [...] Professor Edmonds, who highlighted Steuart's case at the recent Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe conference in Glasgow, wants to see more specialist units across the country to reduce the alarming number of people who lose limbs to diabetic foot."

"Amputations for people with diabetes could be reduced with faster referrals

Many people are now being helped through IR, a cutting edge medical specialty, where interventional radiologists use a range of imaging techniques. These include x-rays, computerised tomography scans (CAT scans) and ultrasound to guide small wires and catheters through blood vessels and other pathways in order to administer treatment. In people with diabetes it is a potentially limb-saving technique which can be used to widen and unblock arteries." (Diabetes Wellness News, October 2014)


Delays in revascularisation of diabetic foot in the UK directly relate to legs being lost to amputation. Early referral to interventionists is of critical importance and interventional radiologists must prioritise the revascularisation of diabetic foot patients to help save legs, a UK multidisciplinary panel recommended. - See more at: http://www.cxvascular.com/in-features/interventional-news---features/multidisciplinary-panel-recommends-early-revascularisation-of-diabetic-foot-to-save-legs#sthash.mpdAKmeD.dpuf

"Delays in revascularisation of diabetic foot in the UK directly relate to legs being lost to amputation. Early referral to interventionists is of critical importance and interventional radiologists must prioritise the revascularisation of diabetic foot patients to help save legs, a UK multidisciplinary panel recommended." (Interventional News, Nov. 4th, 2014)
 

"The CIRSE conference will see medical experts from around the globe flock to Glasgow to share knowledge and discuss developments which could change millions of lives." (The Scottish Sun, Sept. 15th, 2014)
 


 

 

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"New Medical advances save diabetic patient’s feet

In Scotland more tan 2,000 diabetes patients have had amputations, but Dr. Iain Robertson, a leading expert in interventional radiology (IR), says that such techniques are now making a massive difference." (Sundaypost.com September 28th, 2014)

 

“This is an important congress, representing a critical area of medicine, and we’re looking forward to playing our part in allowing the outstanding line up of speakers to impart their knowledge in a profesional and productive learning environment.” (Conference News, Sept. 4th, 2014)

"(…) Interventional Radiology is performed using only local anesthetic and sometimes sedation in 9 out of 10 cases. Eight out of 10 procedures require skin incisions of less tan 5 mm and 8 out of 10 patients can return home the same day." (Aunt Minnie Europe, Oct. 2014)
 

"Medical experts from across the globe will flock to Glasgow this month for the world’s largest intervnetional radiology congress. The event from CIRSE (the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe) aims to raise awareness and understanding of interventional radiology (IR) and its benefits. The congress is held in a different host country each year, with this year’s taking place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)." (People Make Glasgow, Sept. 3rd, 2014)

 

 

For more information on CIRSE-related press clippings, please contact Helen Hemblade at hemblade@cirse.org