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Cardiology Blockade of the GP IIB/IIIA Receptor to Avoid Vascular Occlusion. A trial assessing lotrafiban in patients with a recent MI, unstable angina, TIA, ischemic stroke or peripheral vascular disease + cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease; the trial was stopped in 2000 because the IIb/IIIa group had higher mortality
Nephrology Beta Radiation for Treatment of Arterial-Venous Graft Outflow. A trial assessing brachytherapy to temporarily irradiate sites of tissue overgrowth in patients with hemodialysis graft stenoses, analogously to the brachytherapy-induced control of regrowth in restenosed coronary arteries Conclusion Vascular brachytherapy should be considered in the setting of non-thrombosed dialysis access grafts

BRAVO

Cardiology A clinical trial–Blockade of the GP IIB/IIIA Receptor to Avoid Vascular Occlusion– which evaluated lotrafiban in preventing strokes and acute MI. See GP IIB/IIIA.