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Albanese Erminia - - 2010
OBJECT: Vasospasm is one of the leading causes of morbidity and death following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Many patients suffer devastating strokes despite the best medical therapy. Endovascular treatment is the last line of defense for cases of medically refractory vasospasm. The authors present a series of patients who were ...
Jim Jeffrey - - 2010
To compare the long-term outcomes of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) using the Talent endograft for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with large and small aortic necks. Data on 156 patients (142 men; mean age 74.1 years, range 41-89) with adequate preoperative imaging were obtained from the prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter Talent eLPS ...
Block Tomas A - - 2010
Acute thromboembolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) is associated with high mortality. Recent advances in diagnostics and surgical techniques may affect outcome. Through the Swedish Vascular Registry (Swedvasc), 121 open and 42 endovascular revascularizations of the SMA at 28 hospitals during 1999 to 2006 were identified. Patient medical ...
O'Brien Noel - - 2010
To describe our experience with the use of custom-designed branched or fenestrated endoprostheses incorporating an inverted contralateral limb in the bifurcated component. Retrospective analysis was performed of a prospectively maintained database of all patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair using modular branched or fenestrated devices at a university teaching hospital between ...
Cao P - - 2011
Randomised trials have failed to demonstrate benefit from early surgical repair of small abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) compared with surveillance. This study aimed to compare results after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) or surveillance in AAA <5.5 cm. Patients (50-79 years) with AAA of 4.1-5.4 cm were randomly assigned, in ...
Brossier J - - 2010
To assess causative pathogens and surgical outcomes in patients with primary infected aorto-iliac aneurysms at our institution. Retrospective study of patients treated at a university hospital between 1992 and 2009. We identified 26 patients (median age, 63 years) with primary infected aneurysms on the aorta (descending thoracic, n = 2; thoraco-abdominal, n = 3; ...
Zhang J - - 2010
We evaluated the results of endovascular management of patients with mid-basilar artery aneurysm (mBAA). During a seven year period, 14 patients (mean age 39.6 years, male/female ratio 1:1) with mBAA were treated with endovascular techniques at our institute. Pretreatment clinical grades were determined using the Hunt-Hess scale. Outcome was evaluated ...
Fonseca Rodrigo - - 2010
The utilization of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) in suitable patients has resulted in decreased perioperative morbidity and mortality. Octogenarians as a subgroup have been more readily offered EVAR, as it is less invasive, and therefore presumably better tolerated than conventional open aortic repair. The purpose of this study ...
Lee Han-Chung - - 2010
Acute subarachnoid haemorrhage still has high mortality and morbidity despite the use of modern standard treatment. In Taiwan, complementary therapies of Chinese medicine are usually used to treat stroke patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of complementary therapies of Chinese medicine on patients with acute ...
Peppelenbosch A G - - 2010
Spinal cord ischemia after open surgical repair for rAAA is a rare event. We estimated the current incidence and tried to identify risk factors. We also report a new case. Group A consisted of 10 reports on open repair for rAAA from 1980 until 2009. Only series of ≥100 patients ...
Hoshina K - - 2010
To verify the usefulness and limitation of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). A total of 112 consecutive patients, who underwent EVAR to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms, were examined retrospectively. Of these, 33 patients were assigned to the IVUS group because of renal failure, a suspected allergy to ...
Kienz P - - 2010
The continuous development of endografts allows the treatment of complex aneurysms including the renovisceral and thoracoabdominal aortic segment with fenestrated and branched systems. Long-term follow-up studies of the endovascular method do not exist so far. The intention of this retrospective study is to analyse the long-term benefit of this technique. ...
O'Hare A M - - 2010
The HydroCoil is an expansile hydrogel coil designed to produce a greater degree of volumetric packing within cerebral aneurysms when compared with bare platinum coils. This increased packing is, in turn, believed to decrease the risk of recurrence within aneurysms and hence the risk of their rupture in the long ...
Al-Tamimi Yahia Z - - 2010
There has been a rapid change from predominantly surgical to endovascular treatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms giving the opportunity to assess change in patient outcome during this transition. We identified and followed 139 patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) treated in the year prior to (group 1) and following (group 2) ...
Hoffmann Beatrice - - 2011
Background The aims of this study were to examine the association between emergency department (ED) providers' experience with bedside ultrasound after achieving credentialing for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) sonography, and their successful visualisation rate of the abdominal aorta among consecutive patients who presented asymptomatically but with risk factors for AAA. ...
Brown L C LC Vascular Surgery Research Group, Imperial College, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK. - - 2010
It is uncertain which baseline factors are associated with graft-related complications and reinterventions after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in patients with a large abdominal aortic aneurysm. Patients randomized to elective EVAR in EVAR Trial 1 or 2 were followed for serious graft-related complications (type 2 endoleaks excluded) and reinterventions. Cox ...
Ronsivalle Salvatore - - 2010
To evaluate the reduction in type II endoleak risk after introducing a new prevention method, "thrombization" or clotting of the aneurysm sac, during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) versus the standard EVAR technique. From September 1999 to December 2008, 469 consecutive patients underwent EVAR for AAA at our institution. In 2003, ...
Ghotbi R - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to report the outcome of EVAR using EXCLUDER endoprosthesis (W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz.) with low-porosity polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in the medium term. We reviewed a 10-year-experience with this device to document the outcome of 100 consecutive elective EVARs with Excluder-Device performed at ...
Jones Claire - - 2010
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) exposes patients to radiation during the procedure and in subsequent follow-up. The study goal was to calculate the radiation dose in our unit and compare it against other published data and national guidelines. All EVAR procedures were identified from a prospectively maintained database. Radiation dose, screening ...
Krajcer Z - - 2010
A totally percutaneous approach to endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (PEVAR) has been shown in multiple reports to be feasible, but carries attendant risks that appear to increase with increasing sheath size. We report our methods and sequential PEVAR case experience using a new delivery system having an integrated 19Fr ...
Cho Jae-Sung - - 2010
It has been proposed that prior endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (EVAR) confers protective effects in the setting of ruptured AAA (rAAA). This study was conducted to compare outcomes of rAAA repairs in patients with and without prior EVAR. A retrospective review identified 18 patients with (group 1) and ...
Tadlock Matthew D - - 2010
This study compared damage control measures (DCM), including operative techniques (DCO) and resuscitative measures (DCR), with standard treatment (ST) for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA). Historical cohort study methodology was used to evaluate outcomes for rAAA repairs related to DCM or ST over a 74-month period at a level I ...
Czerny Martin - - 2010
This study evaluated long-term results of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for atherosclerotic aneurysms involving descending aorta. One hundred thirteen patients underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair for this indication from 1996 to 2009. Mean follow-up was 54 ± 38 months (5-144 months). In-hospital mortality, neurologic injury, need for rerouting, occurrence of ...
Houbballah Rabih - - 2010
The principal aim of this study was to demonstrate that significant sac retraction (SSR) was a predictive marker of durable success after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). If verified, follow-up (FU) of patients with SSR may become unnecessary. In addition, the clinical features of the patients and aneurysms were analyzed to ...
Jun P P Departments of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, 94143-0628, - - 2010
CV following aneurysmal SAH is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. We review our experiences using PTA and IA verapamil infusion for treating medically refractory cases. We performed a retrospective review of patients with SAH admitted from July 2003 to January 2008. Of 546 patients admitted within 72 hours ...
Brechtel K - - 2010
The endovascular treatment of femoro-popliteal PAD is still challenging. The number of endovascular procedures in this vessel segment has increased over the past years. Despite new technologies, the outcome of endovascular therapy in terms of durability is still weak. In the meantime, the latest developments are progressing, such as the ...
Killer Monika - - 2010
To better understand the development of hydrocephalus of different origins, we evaluated cytokine and growth factor concentration in cerebrospinal fluid from patients with hydrocephalus. CSF was collected from patients developing hydrocephalus following hemorrhage (n = 15), patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (n = 10), and following the embolization of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (n = 9). Myelography ...
Hughes G Chad - - 2010
Most studies of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) published since the technology gained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in March 2005 have included multiple applications including dissection, trauma, and "hybrid" approaches, all of which are currently "off-label." However, little post-approval data exist for the only FDA-approved application, namely ...
Ramakrishna Rohan - - 2010
The sequelae of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) include vasospasm and hydrocephalus. To assess whether intraventricular tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) results in less vasospasm, fewer angioplasties, or fewer cerebrospinal fluid shunting procedures. 41 patients (tPA group, Hunt and Hess 3, 4, 5) from 2007 to 2008 received intraventricular tPA and lumbar ...
Kawaguchi Masahiko - - 2010
Sympathetic activation after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) can induce tachycardia as well as cardiac and brain injury. We examined the effects of beta1 receptor antagonist landiolol on hemodynamics and the levels of tissue injury markers in patients with SAH. Fifty-six SAH patients undergoing intracranial aneurysm surgery with tachycardia (>or=90 beats per ...
Patterson Benjamin O BO St George's Vascular Institute, London, United Kingdom. - - 2010
Improving the safety of elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair has become an imperative. Five well-described risk-scoring systems developed on open aneurysm repair (OR) were tested on a multicenter contemporary sample of patients undergoing endovascular repair of AAA (EVR) to determine if they predicted 30-day morbidity and mortality. The Glasgow ...
Karamanakos Petros Nikolaos - - 2010
The International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) concluded that "there is currently no reason to doubt that the reduction of dependent survival or death after endovascular coiling seen in all patients in the ISAT cohort should not be valid in the elderly". We feel that this generalization requires further investigation to ...
Bobadilla Joseph L - - 2010
The presence of an endoleak after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (EVAR) may predispose to sac expansion and potential sac rupture. The incidence of endoleak after AAA repair can be as high as 20% to 30%. We investigated whether warfarin anticoagulation was an independent risk factor for endoleak after ...
Indes Jeffrey E - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The elderly comprise a sizeable segment of patients with aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD). We analyzed outcomes in elderly patients who underwent open and endovascular procedures for AIOD. METHODS: Elderly patients with AIOD who underwent open and endovascular procedures in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS) ...
van Keulen J W - - 2010
PURPOSE: The proximal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) neck expands significantly during the cardiac cycle, both before and after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Clinical consequences of this pulsatility were anticipated but have never been reported. This study investigated whether there is a relation between stent graft migration and preoperatively measured pulsatility ...
Bisdas Theodosios - - 2010
This study investigated short-term and long-term outcomes in patients with abdominal aortic infection (mycotic aneurysm, prosthetic graft infection, aortoenteric fistula) managed by total excision of the aneurysm or the infected vascular graft and in situ aortic reconstruction with a cryopreserved arterial homograft (CAH). From January 2000 to December 2008, 110 ...
Yamamoto Takuji - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Vasospasm is one of the important factors associated with the functional prognosis after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Intracisternal administration of thrombolytic agents to dissolve subarachnoid clots may be responsible for bleeding complications. The efficacy and safety of cisternal irrigation therapy using low-dose tissue plasminogen activator were evaluated. METHODS: Sixty patients ...
Troisi Nicola - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate early and midterm results of the Endurant stent-graft in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). METHODS: From November 2007 to December 2009, 156 patients (142 men; mean age 73.6 years, range 51-90) were treated with the Endurant stent-graft at our center. More than half (106, 67.9%) ...
Sandford Rebecca M - - 2010
PURPOSE: To determine whether a pre-discharge duplex ultrasound scan detects early endoleaks that would not otherwise have been identified. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all patients undergoing elective infrarenal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) at our center. These patients underwent intraoperative completion angiography, had a duplex ultrasound scan prior ...
van Lammeren Guus W - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate initial and long-term results of secondary interventions after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with an AneuRx endoprosthesis. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2003, an AneuRx device was used primarily in 212 patients (197 men; mean age 71+/-7.0 years). Sixty-two (29%) patients (58 men; mean age 73+/-7.2 years) required a ...
Zetterling Maria - - 2010
Previous studies of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) have shown that global cerebral edema on the first computed tomography scan is associated with a more severe initial injury and is an independent predictor of poor outcome. Effects of secondary ischemic events also influence outcome after SAH. This study demonstrates that early ...
Kurz M - - 2010
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair in octogenarians compared to younger patients. In addition, a possible association between HRQOL, duration of hospitalisation and preoperative serum C-reactive protein (CRP) was studied. METHODS: 270 consecutive patients (249 ...
Proust Fran?ois - - 2010
OBJECT: The aim of the study was to assess postprocedural neurological deterioration and outcome in patients older than 70 years of age in whom treatment was managed in an interdisciplinary context. METHODS: This prospective longitudinal study included all patients 70 years of age or older treated for ruptured cerebral aneurysm ...
Al-Tamimi Yahia Z - - 2010
Delayed ischemic neurologic deficit (DIND) is a serious and poorly understood complication of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Although advances in treatment have improved prognosis for these patients, long-term clinical outcomes remain disappointing. Historically, angiographic vasospasm was thought to result in a DIND, although an increasing body of evidence suggests that this ...
Thomas Bradley G - - 2010
Proximal attachment failure, often leading to graft migration, is a severe complication of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Aortic cuffs have been used to treat proximal attachment failure with mixed results. The Zenith Renu AAA Ancillary Graft (Cook Inc, Bloomington, Ind) is available in two configurations: converter and main body extension. ...
Raper Daniel M S - - 2010
The International Subarachnoid Trial (ISAT), the largest prospective randomized study into endovascular and neurosurgical treatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms, recently reported long-term follow-up in >The Lancet Neurology. In this cohort, the risk of death at 5 years was significantly lower in the coiled group, but the proportion of survivors who ...
Yin Ming-di - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms (IAAAs) are rare but distinct clinical entities of atherosclerotic abdominal aortic aneurysms (aAAAs). In this study we report a 20-year single institution experience for IAAA and analyze their clinical features and long term outcome in comparison with aAAA. METHODS: Between 1988 and 2008, 412 cases ...
De Bruin Jorg L - - 2010
For patients with large abdominal aortic aneurysms, randomized trials have shown an initial overall survival benefit for elective endovascular repair over conventional open repair. This survival difference, however, was no longer significant in the second year after the procedure. Information regarding the comparative outcome more than 2 years after surgery ...
Walsh Stewart R - - 2010
We aimed to determine whether remote ischemic preconditioning (IP) reduces renal damage following elective open infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. Sequential common iliac clamping was used to induce remote IP in randomized patients. Urinary retinol binding protein (RBP) and albumin-creatinine ratio (ACR) were measured following induction and 3, 24, ...
Jarus-Dziedzic Katarzyna - - 2011
To examine cerebrovascular reactivity in patients after subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) during long-term follow-up, using Acetazolamide test and transcranial Doppler (TCD) monitoring of blood flow velocities (BFVs), to compare of CO(2) reactivity between patients after SAH treated with three different methods: surgical (clipping), endovasculary (coiling) and conservative. The study was performed ...
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