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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.
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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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If 15 cases were averted by the recall of the 25 million pounds of potentially contaminated beef, the Colorado system would have recovered all costs for the 5 years of start-up and operation by detecting a single outbreak (Table 3).
This study was limited by lack of data that would have enabled us to estimate attack rates from the outbreak, cases averted by the meat recall, and the benefit to society (money saved) by establishing the system.
The average cost per birth averted ranges between Rs 271 and Rs 346 with district average of Rs 309.
IUD is the least cost method for each birth averted for both MSUs.
Comparison of the district cost per birth averted of FWCs and MSUs indicate that per unit cost of IUD is cheaper in FWCs whereas per unit cost of surgery is cheaper in MSUs.
Comparing the district costs of MSUs and FWCs, all methods involve higher cost per birth averted by the MSUs than the FWCs except for IUD.
The district cost of surgery for a birth averted can be divided into two components: (i) Cost of motivation and transportation which are incurred by FWCs and MSUs and (ii) Actual cost of contraceptive surgery delivery incurred by RHS centres.
Comparison of Table 3 and Table 6 indicate that the cost per birth averted has decreased from Rs 316 to Rs 312; when adjusted for overreporting of pill and condom it decreased from Rs 325 to Rs 321.