63 e-Letters

  • Authors' Response
    David F. Kallmes

    We greatly appreciate the input by Dr. Chandra and colleagues. Our paper was a highly focused, empiric exercise to determine, based on morphology alone, the potential for endoluminal implants for treatment of aneurysms. There are myriad additional factors that, without question, will affect the appropriateness of such devices for a given aneurysm, including aneurysm rupture status, patient condition, age, tolerance of...

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  • Pipeline, aneurysms and the FDA
    Joshua A. Hirsch

    Pipeline, aneurysms and the FDA

    Response to "Estimating the proportion of intracranial aneurysms likely to be amenable to treatment with the pipeline embolization device." J Neurointerv Surg. 2011 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print]

    Ronil V. Chandra MBBS FRANZCR, Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi M.D and Joshua A Hirsch M.D

    Department of Interventional Neuroradiology/ Endovascular Neurosurgery Massachusetts Gen...

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  • Response to Ready or not! Here comes ICD-10
    Joshua A. Hirsch

    In October 2011, JNIS published our article on the implementation of the ICD-10 codes1. The final line of the paper was..." The authors favor postponing implementation of ICD-10 and prefer a focus on core issues of improving care and access. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will require all health professionals and facilities to transition to ICD-10 by October 2013. ICD- 10 is viewed as being more nuanced...

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