These results were presented during the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s 22nd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in Washington, D.C. I am impressed with how constant the BVS data have been to date, as the nine-month data are compelling and supportive of previously positive results, said John Ormiston, M.D., medical director at Mercy Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, and co-principal investigator for the ABSORB trial... Steroids CAN HELP Speed Pneumonia Recovery, Study Finds: – MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 – – Steroid treatment may hasten pneumonia patients’ recovery and trim their risk of complications, a fresh review suggests. The findings ‘should lead to a significant change in treatment for pneumonia,’ lead author Dr. Reed Siemieniuk, your physician and graduate college student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, stated in a university news release. ‘Corticosteroids are inexpensive and easily available around the world. Millions of patients will reap the benefits of this new evidence,’ he said. But one professional said a bit more research might be needed first. ‘With such modest – – though measurable – – effects of treatment, a large multi-middle randomized clinical trial,’ would be required to confirm the new findings and ‘probably justify a change in the typical of care,’ stated Dr.