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Cho Sung Ki - - 2006
To determine the efficacy and outcome of percutaneous treatment in restoring the function of failed native arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) where pulse-spray pharmacomechanical thrombolysis was used as the primary mode of therapy. From June 2001 to July 2005, 14 patients who had thrombosis of native AVFs underwent percutaneous restoration following 20 ...
Marenzi Giancarlo - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing primary angioplasty are at high risk for contrast-medium-induced nephropathy because of hemodynamic instability, the need for a high volume of contrast medium, and the lack of effective prophylaxis. We investigated the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine for the prevention of contrast-medium-induced nephropathy in patients undergoing primary ...
Aarts F - - 2006
We retrospectively reviewed our experience with subintimal angioplasty for chronic limb ischemia. Hospital records and films of all subintimal angioplasty procedures performed between October 2002 and December 2004 were reviewed and analyzed for demographic data, clinical data, and comorbid condition status. Thirty-nine subintimal angioplasties were performed in 37 patients (65% ...
Heerinckx C - - 2006
AIM: The aim of this paper was to evaluate the mid-term results of remote endarterectomy and balloon-expandable, radially reinforced ePTFE endograft uplining of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) for long occlusions. METHODS: One hundred and two limbs in 92 patients were included in this prospective, multicenter study. Indications were disabling ...
Abahji T N - - 2006
AIM: The aim of this study was to analyze the intermediate results of selective stenting of superficial femoral artery (SFA) lesions after a suboptimal balloon angioplasty result. METHODS: We analyzed 70 consecutive patients with claudication or critical limb ischemia due to peripheral arterial occlusive disease who underwent stent implantation of ...
Kudo Toshifumi - - 2006
Our objective was to evaluate the impact of the ipsilateral superficial femoral artery (SFA) on percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of the iliac arteries. From 1993 to 2005, 183 iliac lesions (179 stenoses, 4 occlusions; 37 common, 35 external, and 111 both iliac arteries) in 127 patients with disabling claudication [94 ...
Schillinger Martin - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Because stent implantation for disease of the superficial femoral artery has been associated with high rates of late clinical failure, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is preferred for endovascular treatment, and stenting is recommended only in the event of suboptimal technical results. We evaluated whether primary implantation of a self-expanding nitinol ...
Song H-H - - 2006
AIM: To report our experience of the salvage of non-maturing Brescia-Cimino dialysis fistulae by percutaneous intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two patients (15 men, 68%; mean age: 58 years range: 42-79) with non-maturing Brescia-Cimino fistulae were treated by percutaneous angioplasty. Fistulae were created a mean of 2.7 months (range, 1-13 months) ...
Przewlocki Tadeusz - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous angioplasty (PTA) is widely used in the treatment of subclavian/innominate artery obstruction, but factors of long-term PTA outcome are poorly understood. Our aim was to evaluate the efficiency of PTA on symptom resolution and identify determinants of long-term outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-six lesions were treated in 75 ...
te Riele Wouter W - - 2006
PURPOSE: To report the midterm results of endovascular recanalization of chronic long-segment (> 5 cm) occlusions of the inferior vena cava (IVC) with stent placement. METHODS: Nine patients (5 men; median age 30 years, range 14-58) with disabling complaints for more than 6 months caused by IVC occlusions were treated ...
Dick Petra - - 2006
PURPOSE: To evaluate immediate and midterm clinical outcomes after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of deep femoral artery stenosis in patients with chronically occluded superficial femoral arteries (SFA) and to report the results of a systematic review of the literature in this field. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 55 ...
Cho Sung Ki - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience with subintimal angioplasty (SA) for treatment of chronic lower limb ischemia (CLLI) and to assess its effectiveness and durability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From April 2003 through June 2005, we treated 40 limbs in 36 patients with CLLI by SA. Balloons with or without secondary stent ...
Treiman Gerald S - - 2006
To assess the long-term patency and clinical success of subintimal angioplasty in patients with limb-threatening ischemia. From 1999 through 2004, 29 patients with superficial femoral artery (SFA) or popliteal artery occlusion and rest pain or tissue loss underwent subintimal angioplasty. Patients had subintimal wire placement followed by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty ...
Haider Syed N - - 2006
Infrainguinal angioplasty provides a minimally invasive alternative to bypass surgery in patients with critical ischemia. This study aimed to determine the 2-year patency, limb salvage, and survival rates in patients who underwent infrainguinal angioplasty in a unit where angioplasty is used preferentially whenever possible for critical ischemia. A total of ...
Bosiers Marc - - 2006
Endovascular strategies for the treatment of critical infrageniculate peripheral arterial occlusive disease exist and are becoming the primary methodology for such lesions at many centers. Although technically feasible for experienced operators, the evidence to support this strategy for below the knee (BTK) interventions is still evolving. We studied the 6-month ...
De Roeck A - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term results of recanalization with primary stenting for long and complex iliac artery occlusions. DESIGN: Retrospective non-randomized study. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2004, 38 patients underwent recanalization of an occluded iliac artery with subsequent stenting for TASC B lesions in 12 patients, TASC C in 10 ...
Wilson Samuel - - 2006
The outcomes of medical management of peripheral vascular disease localized to the superficial femoral artery (SFA) were compared with those obtained by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) with or without stenting in a review of selected studies. The natural history of localized SFA disease is favorable, with major amputation rates less ...
Aksoy M - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the closure device Angioseal. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All consecutive patients, who underwent a therapeutic radiological intervention using the femoral artery approach from January 2001 to January 2005 in the Service of Vascular Surgery, Henri Mondor Hospital, ...
Laird John R - - 2006
PURPOSE: To report the findings from a multicenter study of patients treated with cryoplasty who were then followed for an average of > 2 years post-treatment. METHODS: Extended clinical follow-up was obtained for 70 patients (45 men; mean age 70.5 +/- 8.8 years) who originally received cryoplasty therapy to treat ...
Levit Rebecca D - - 2006
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the natural history of high-grade (>50%) asymptomatic central venous stenosis (CVS) in hemodialysis patients and the outcome of serial treatment of CVS with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The institutional review board granted exemption for this retrospective study, the need for informed consent was ...
Rand T - - 2006
PURPOSE: To determine the primary success and short-term patency of stent application as a primary treatment modality for high-grade lesions of the infrapopliteal arteries compared with treatment with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in critical limb ischemia in a randomized prospective study. METHODS: Endovascular therapy was performed on 95 lesions in ...
Leville Christopher D - - 2006
The preferential use of endovascular techniques to treat complex aortoiliac disease has increased in recent years. The purpose of this study was to review the outcomes and durability of recanalization, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, and stenting for iliac occlusions based on the patient's TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) stratification. Between 1998 and ...
Woo Edward Y - - 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of angioplasty and stenting for symptomatic innominate-subclavian lesions by review of records of symptomatic patients undergoing angioplasty and stenting of high-grade lesions (>80%) of the innominate and subclavian arteries. Follow-up consisted of history (symptoms) and physical examination (pulses ...
Toya Naoki - - 2006
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of regular duplex ultrasonography in the management of graft arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis. METHODS: Between March 1997 and December 2004, we prospectively studied consecutive patients who underwent polytetrafluoroethylene graft arteriovenous (AV) fistulae in the upper extremity with a subsequent regular duplex ultrasound examination for the ...
Devalia K - - 2006
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine long-term results following successful remote superficial femoral endarterectomy (RSFE). METHODS: RSFE is a minimally invasive technique of revascularising the superficial femoral artery. A single incision was made over the origin of the superficial femoral artery. The endarterectomy was carried out in ...
Janjua K S - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the outcome of secondary open pyeloplasty is compromised by previous retrograde balloon dilation. METHODS: Patients undergoing secondary open pyeloplasty after retrograde balloon dilation (n = 25) were compared with a similar group undergoing primary open pyeloplasty (n = 25) at the same institution. Patients were assessed ...
Karkos Christos D - - 2005
PURPOSE: To determine the feasibility of synchronous superficial venous surgery and on-table subintimal angioplasty in the treatment of venous ulcers with arterial compromise. METHODS: Between January 1992 and December 2004, 9 patients (8 women; median age 83 years, range 72-92) underwent the synchronous procedure. No patient had deep venous reflux; ...
Laxdal E - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of clinical risk factors, plasma homocysteine and haemostatic variables on the results after endovascular treatment of symptomatic atherosclerosis of the common iliac artery. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENTS AND METHOD: The study included 139 technically successful interventions in 103 patients. Technical success ...
Miyahara T - - 2005
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term results of combined iliac endovascular intervention and infrainguinal surgical revascularization. METHODS: A retrospective review of 39 infrainguinal bypasses combined with iliac endovascular intervention in 35 patients over a 16-year period was performed (Combined group). These results were compared to ...
Molinari Gionata - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The transradial approach to coronary interventions has been accepted as a safe and effective alternative to the femoral approach due to fewer access site complications and improved patient comfort. In the present study we aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of transradial procedure in the elderly. METHODS: We ...
Vesely Thomas M - - 2005
PURPOSE: To compare the effectiveness and safety of use of the peripheral cutting balloon (PCB) versus standard percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for the treatment of hemodialysis-related stenoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, randomized multicenter clinical trial included 340 patients with stenotic or thrombosed hemodialysis grafts who were randomized to receive ...
Shatsky Josh B - - 2005
PURPOSE: The present study sought to evaluate the performance of the Arrow-Trerotola Percutaneous Thrombolytic Device (PTD) in the treatment of native fistula thrombosis in a U. S. hemodialysis population. Specifically, the technical success, clinical success, complication rate and type, primary and secondary patency rates, effect of adjunctive thrombolytic therapy, and ...
Dörffler-Melly Janine - - 2005
To prospectively evaluate the safety and effectiveness of adjunctive administration of abciximab observed within 30 days and at 6 months after randomization in patients undergoing endovascular revascularization of long-segment femoropopliteal occlusions. The study was approved by the local ethical committee, and patients gave written informed consent. In a prospective, double-blind, ...
Shahin Hassan - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Regular access monitoring is recommended to detect and treat access stenosis in order to prevent access thrombosis and failure. METHODS: In 1999, we instituted monthly access blood flow monitoring using the ultrasound dilution technique (UDT). In a sequential observational trial, 222 patients were studied for the impact of UDT ...
Black James H JH - - 2005
Although lower-extremity bypass grafting has been the gold standard for infrainguinal revascularization, endovascular therapies have been increasingly applied to avoid operative morbidities. This study addresses the initial results of an implementation of infrainguinal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) performed by vascular surgeons to treat lower-extremity ischemia. From January 2002 to July ...
Smeets Luuk - - 2005
The purpose of this study was to compare the perioperative and long-term results of initial successful remote iliac artery endarterectomies (RIAEs) with converted procedures. From April 1994 to September 2003, 63 remote endarterectomies of the external and/or common iliac artery were planned in 62 patients (41 males, 42 procedures). The ...
Hermiller James - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The StarClose Vascular Closure System (Abbott Vascular Devices, Redwood City, California) utilizes a small, flexible nitinol clip to complete a circumferential, extravascular closure of the femoral arteriotomy site. The StarClose is an investigational device in the United States, limited by Federal law to investigational use. The StarClose is CE ...
Landis Mark S - - 2005
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy and durability of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA)/stent placement for treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patients treated from January 1986 to August 2003 was conducted. Twenty-nine patients (mean age, 62 years) were treated for clinical symptoms consistent with ...
Yoon Woong - - 2005
PURPOSE: To retrospectively review the outcome after angioplasty in patients with symptomatic, high-grade middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis refractory to medical therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval to perform angioplasty procedures for MCA stenosis was obtained, and written informed consent was obtained from each patient or the patient's ...
Smith B M - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: Subintimal angioplasty has been proposed for the treatment of long segment occlusive disease and for patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) with significant co-morbidity. There is no consensus as to short- and long-term patency. We present our experience with this technique. METHODS: Between 1995 and 2000, 43 consecutive patients ...
Moray G - - 2005
Vascular complications are the major cause of morbidity and mortality after liver transplantation, particularly in pediatric patients, owing to their smaller vascular diameters. Between September 2001 and June 2004, among 21 (16 boys and 5 girls) pediatric liver transplantations of mean age 8.3 +/- 5.1 years, hepatic arterial thrombosis (HAT) ...
Duc Sylvain R - - 2005
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy and safety of a new rotational catheter for percutaneous removal of fresh and organized thrombi in the femoropopliteal artery. METHODS: Forty-one limbs in 38 patients (age 56--90 years, mean 75.6 years) with acute, subacute or chronic femoropopliteal occlusions of 1--180 days' duration (mean 31.6 days) ...
Kudo Toshifumi - - 2005
To review our 11-year experience of iliac angioplasty with selective stenting and to evaluate the safety, short- and long-term patency, clinical success rates, and predictive risk factors in patients with iliac artery occlusive disease. From August 1993 to November 2004, 151 iliac lesions (149 stenoses, 2 occlusions) in 104 patients ...
Jacqueminet S - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes of severe ischemic diabetic foot ulcers for which percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) was considered as the first-line vascular procedure. Factors associated with successful PTA were sought. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In 32 consecutive diabetic patients with foot ulcers and severe limb ischemia, PTA was performed ...
van Tongeren R B - - 2005
AIM: Endovascular brachytherapy (EBT) has been proposed as a method to prevent restenosis. We performed a prospective randomised multicenter study to determine its efficacy for prophylaxis of restenosis after femoropopliteal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). METHODS: Patients with symptomatic stenotic or totally occluding lesions in the femoropopliteal artery were randomised to ...
Lee D H - - 2005
To evaluate the safety of adjuvant intravenous use of abciximab in balloon angioplasty for symptomatic middle cerebral artery stenosis. Seven patients with symptomatic stenosis at the main trunk (n=5), or proximal post-trifurcation portion (n=2) of the middle cerebral artery, were enrolled in the study. A bolus dose of abciximab (0.15 ...
Park Kwang Bo - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: We wanted to evaluate the mid-term therapeutic results of percutaneous transhepatic balloon angioplasty for portal vein stenosis after liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 1996 to Feb 2005, 420 patients underwent liver transplantation. Percutaneous transhepatic angioplasty of the portal vein was attempted in six patients. The patients presented ...
Fagerlin Angela - - 2005
BACKGROUND: People's treatment decisions are often influenced by anecdotal rather than statistical information. This can lead to patients making decisions based on others' experiences rather than on evidence-based medicine. OBJECTIVE: . To test whether the use of a quiz or pictograph decreases people's reliance on anecdotal information. DESIGN: . Two ...
Muradin Galied S R - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of our study were to assess the influence of varying outcome criteria on the success rate at 12 months after percutaneous intervention for peripheral arterial disease and to suggest a reporting method that can be used in studies that report results of interventions as measured by parameters ...
Hoh Brian L - - 2005
Cerebral vasospasm is still one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality from subarachnoid hemorrhage. Vasospasm refractory to medical management can be treated with endovascular therapies, such as transluminal balloon angioplasty or infusion of intra-arterial vasodilating agents. In our review of clinical series reported in the English language literature, ...
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