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AVERT

Cardiology Atorvastatin VErsus Revascularization Treatments. A trial comparing the efficacy of aggressive lowering of cholesterol in patients at risk of future cardiovascular events (ischaemic heart disease and stable angina) to percutaneous coronary intervention.
Conclusion Atorvastatin evoked a 46% reduction in LDL-C compared to an 18% reduction with revascularization; ischaemic events were 36% lower with atorvastatin than with revascularisation; the first ischaemic event occurred after a much longer time in atorvastatin patients. Aggressive LDL-C lowering in patients with stable CAD results in a markedly reduced risk of cardiovascular events (nonfatal heart attack, bypass surgery, revascularization, and worsening angina) compared with patients receiving angioplasty followed by usual care. In AVERT, 13% of patients treated with atorvastatin suffered a cardiovascular event compared with 21% of patients receiving angioplasty and usual care.
Cardiovascular surgery Artificial Valve Endocarditis Reduction Trial. A trial comparing the St. Jude masters series valve with silver (Silzone) coated sewing cuff with the St Judes mechanical heart valve with uncoated cuff
Logistics Randomised, multicenter.
Conclusion Trial was stopped in 2000, when 807 patients had been randomised, because of an increased risk of major paravalvular leak leading to valve explant in the Silzone arm of the study.

AVERT

Cardiology
1. A clinical trial—Atorvastatin Versus Revascularization Treatments–which evaluated the efficacy of aggressive lowering of cholesterol in Pts at risk of future cardiovascular events.
2. A clinical trial–Artificial Valve Endocarditis Reduction Trial.
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There were divinations he was unprepared for, and he had at all events averted enquiry by the time Mrs.
I think, mama,' said Kate hesitating, and remarking Newman's averted face, 'you would hurt his feelings if you offered it.
Happily the prudence and address of President Barbicane averted the danger.
These are," said he, "to be averted only by such a thorough and sincere repentance as is not to be expected or hoped for from one so abandoned in his youth, and whose mind, I am afraid, is totally corrupted.
Thus cursed Zarathustra impatiently in his heart, and considered how with averted look he might slip past the black man.
The first, great white hairless face, double chin, prominent stomach, which he seemed to carry forward consciously within a strongly distended overcoat, only nodded and averted his eyes peevishly; his companion--lean, flushed cheekbones, a military red moustache below a sharp, salient nose--approached at once Sophia Antonovna, greeting her warmly.
But he was a well-bred person; he averted his gaze and moved off with short steps along the avenue, on the watch for a tramcar.
They interchanged one brief and hasty glance as Hugh went out, averted their eyes directly, and so separated.
But there are hopes that travel disruption can be averted after an offer of talks was made.
An estimated 272,000 maternal deaths were averted worldwide by contraceptive use in 2008, according to an analysis of data from 172 developing and developed countries.
1) According to one analysis, more than 65 million Americans a year would be tested under this approach, 56,940 individuals with undiagnosed HIV infection would be reached and 3,644 transmissions and infections would be averted; the cost per transmission or infection averted would come to about $237,000.
In each pair, the same woman looked directly at the child in one image and averted her gaze to the right or left in the other.