Infections differ in two groups for 2 trials of Vascular Wrap

April 2008
Medical Device Daily;4/22/2008, Vol. 12 Issue 78, p2
The article reports that Angiotech Pharmaceuticals in April 2008 has suspended enrollments in the clinical trials for its Vascular Wrap device for hemodialysis in the U.S. and Europe. The move follows a report from the company's Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), which reveals an imbalance of implant site infections in one of the two study groups. As reported, enrollments will be suspended until the company has reviewed the possible causes of the infections.


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