Boston Scientific Showcases Clinical and Economic Benefits of Endoscopy Products at Digestive Disease Week®
Promising Clinical Data to be Presented at Annual Conference

NATICK, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) will present select abstracts and clinical data analyses pertaining to key issues in gastroenterology during Digestive Disease Week (DDW®) 2014, May 4-6 in Chicago. Data presentations will include the Boston Scientific SpyGlass Direct Visualization System, the Resolution Clip and the recently FDA cleared and CE marked Expect Slimline Needle for use in Endoscopic Ultrasound-Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA) procedures.

"The added validation provided through the data in these presentations speaks to Boston Scientific's expertise in bringing valuable, innovative products and services to healthcare professionals and patients alike," said David Pierce, president, Endoscopy, Boston Scientific. "As a long-time global leader in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, we continue to offer advanced solutions for patients through our ongoing cooperation with and guidance from healthcare practitioners."

Products including the SpyGlass Direct Visualization System, WallFlex™ Stents, the Resolution Clip, and the Advanix™ Pancreatic Stent (currently undergoing premarket review by FDA and not available for sale in the U.S.),  will be available for demonstration at the Boston Scientific booth, #1138, throughout DDW. The company will also offer hands-on product demonstrations for the Expect Slimline Needle, featured in several posters at the conference. The Expect Slimline Needle collects tissue samples during EUS-FNA procedures to diagnose malignancies in organs adjacent to the gastrointestinal tract. This new product is now available globally.

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The Boston Scientific DDW booth will also feature new areas dedicated to physician and patient education and reimbursement support. The company is also introducing an area dedicated to practice efficiency to highlight its new focus on applying Lean Business Practices to help customers eliminate waste and improve the quality of care.

Schedule of Key Podium and Poster Presentations (partial listing)

Poster presentations are scheduled in the South Hall of McCormick Place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  All clinical data results are under embargo until the start of each scientific presentation and 8:00 a.m. for poster presentations.

Sunday, May 4

Diagnostic Utility of Single-User PerOral Cholangioscopy for Indeterminate Biliary Strictures in Sclerosing Cholangitis
The poster examines the diagnostic utility of single-user peroral cholangioscopy in sclerosing cholangitis.

The findings will be displayed in a poster session in Session 8115 in South Hall Su1634.

The Clinical and Financial Implications of Failed Hemostasis in Gastroduodenal Ulcer Bleeding
Dr. Shyam Varadarajulu will present on the evaluation of the clinical and cost implications of failed endoscopic hemostasis in patients with gastroduodenal ulcer bleeding. To date, no data have been available on this topic from the national perspective. Ann Roy, a member of the Boston Scientific Health Economics & Reimbursement team, was a contributor to and a co-author of this abstract. The findings will be discussed in a podium session from 2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. during Session 3545 in Su3545 South Hall S404.

Monday, May 5

EUS-Guided Liver Biopsy Provides Diagnostic Samples with Quantitative Yields Superior to Percutaneous or Transjugular Routes
This poster reports on findings from a head-to-head comparison of the tissue yield of several liver biopsy methods, including EUS-FNA, and will be available in South Hall M 1401.

A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Study on Endosonographic Fine Needle Aspiration of Pancreatic Cystic Lesions Using Standard and Nitinol Needles: Phase I Results
The poster will discuss preliminary results of the study, which is evaluating the clinical value of nitinol needles versus standard needles. The poster will be on display in South Hall Mo 1417.

About DDW
Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Jointly sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), DDW takes place May 4-6, 2014, at McCormick Place, Chicago. The meeting showcases more than 5,000 abstracts and hundreds of lectures on the latest advances in GI research, medicine and technology. More information can be found at

About Boston Scientific
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