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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 16, 2006

UI Physicians Edit Textbook On Vascular Embolotherapy

A team of physicians at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics served as editors for a recently published, two-volume textbook on the current state of the art of the exciting and growing field of therapy that is helping more patients survive potentially life-threatening disorders.

The publication's title is "Vascular Embolotherapy: A Comprehensive Approach." The text focuses on endovascular embolization therapy. The technique uses digital imaging, micro-catheter technology and recently developed embolic materials. Patients with traumatic injuries of the musculoskeletal system, liver, spleen and kidneys can benefit from the treatment. Embolization is also achieving increasing importance in treating certain cancers, gynecological disorders and vascular malformations such as aneurysms.

Jafar Golzarian, M.D., a clinical professor in the UI Department of Radiology, edited the volumes. Two of his colleagues, Shiliang Sun, M.D., a clinical associate professor, and Mel Sharafuddin, M.D., a medical resident in surgery, served as the publication's co-editors. UI Hospitals and Clinics is one the nation's leading medical centers in the use of endovascular embolization therapy.

The publication will assist interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons in their daily clinical work with patients.

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