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October 18, 2006

Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents, Brachytherapy, and In-Stent Restenosis

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(15):1838-1839. doi:10.1001/jama.296.15.1838-b

To the Editor: Dr Stone and colleagues1 compared paclitaxel-eluting stents with vascular brachytherapy (VBT) for in-stent stenosis within bare-metal stents. In the “Comment” section, the authors stated, “Because of both greater acute gain and less late loss, luminal dimensions were significantly larger with paclitaxel-eluting stents compared with VBT in the injury zone, at the distal edge, and over the entire analysis segment.”