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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, ...
Mayer Thomas E - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Despite improved patient outcomes because of intraarterial fibrinolysis, vertebrobasilar thromboembolism remains a fatal disease with a death rate of more than 50%. The outcome depends on the success of recanalization. Fibrinolysis achieves recanalization in only 50%-70% of the cases. Therefore, we investigated the feasibility of using a ...
Wolosker Nelson - - 2005
PURPOSE: To study the results including long-term follow-up obtained with endovascular treatment of patients with intermittent claudication who did not experience clinical improvement with conservative treatment. METHODS: From January 1992 to January 2002, 62 of 1380 patients (4.5%) with intermittent claudication underwent endovascular treatment and were followed up for up ...
Raithel D - - 2005
AIM: The aim of this study was to deal with complications that can be managed by vascular surgery. METHODS: From March 2000 through May 2004, 171 patients (112 male, 59 female, mean age 66.2 years) underwent carotid artery stenting (CAS). Of these 171 interventions, 154 were CAS with percutaneous trasluminal ...
Maeda Kiyosumi - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the initial clinical success and long-term patency rates of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) using a venous approach for dysfunctional Brescia-Cimino fistula and to identify factors that may affect initial success and long-term patency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 99 PTA procedures were performed in retrograde fassion ...
Eckert Bernd - - 2005
A combined therapy of local recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) fibrinolysis and intravenous Abciximab platelet inhibition with additional percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA)/stenting may improve recanalization and neurological outcome in patients with acute vertebrobasilar occlusion. Combined FAST therapy consisted on intravenous bolus of Abciximab (0.25 mg/kg) followed by a 12-hour infusion ...
Ramaswami Ganesh - - 2005
The aim of our pilot study was to determine the usefulness of rapid, high-pressure, intermittent pneumatic calf and foot compression (IPCFC) in patients with stable intermittent claudication, with reference to the end points of improvement in initial claudication distance (ICD) (distance at which patient feels pain or discomfort in the ...
Galaria Irfan I - - 2005
Percutaneous transluminal intervention for atherosclerotic iliac occlusive disease is now commonplace. We examine the long-term outcomes of TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) A and B lesions. We performed a retrospective anonymous analysis of records from patients who underwent iliac artery angioplasty with or without stenting between January 1990 and June 1999. ...
Koyama Yasushi - - 2005
PURPOSE: To investigate whether two-phase contrast material-enhanced computed tomographic (CT) findings serve as predictors of changes in left ventricular (LV) function and wall thickness (WT) after acute myocardial infarction (MI) and successful angioplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ethics committee approval and informed consent were obtained. In 58 patients (51 men and ...
Balzer Jörn O - - 2006
We report the primary and long-term outcome of patients with selected TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) C or D lesions of the iliac arteries after percutaneous interventional reconstruction. Between 1999 and 2001, 89 patients with peripheral arterial disease categorized as TASC C (n=37) and D (n=52) underwent percutaneous interventional reconstruction and ...
Trisnohadi Hanafi B - - 2005
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Angio-Seal device in achieving rapid hemostasis of the access site after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared with manual compression. METHODS: From December 2002 to November 2003, the device was used in 88 nonconsecutive patients underwent PCI, their age was 58 +/- 9 ...
Caselli A - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To monitor transcutaneous oxygen tension (TcPO2) after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in diabetic patients with ischaemic foot ulcers. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Twenty-three diabetic patients with ischaemic foot ulcers who underwent successful revascularization by PTA (SR group) were retrospectively selected. Twenty diabetic patients who underwent unsuccessful revascularization (UR group) ...
Faglia E - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of peripheral angioplasty (PTA) as the first-choice revascularisation procedure in diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). DESIGN: Prospective study. METHODS: PTA was employed as first choice revascularisation in a consecutive series of diabetic patients hospitalized for CLI between January 1999 and December 2003. RESULTS: ...
Kudo Toshifumi - - 2005
To determine the efficacy, safety, and long-term results, including continued clinical improvement and limb salvage, of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). From August 1993 to March 2004, 138 limbs in 111 patients with CLI (rest pain in 62 [45%] and ulcer/gangrene in 76 [55%]) ...
Marks Michael P - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Angioplasty and stent placement have been reported for the treatment of intracranial stenosis. This study was undertaken to assess the efficacy and long-term clinical outcome of angioplasty without stent placement for patients with symptomatic intracranial stenosis. METHODS: A retrospective study was done to evaluate 36 patients with ...
Mousa Albeir - - 2005
Percutaneous transluminal methods of revascularization for chronic limb ischemia have traditionally been used as an adjunctive or secondary mode of treatment. This study examines the outcomes of patients treated via endovascular methods as the primary form of treatment. The records of 66 patients (average age, 71.3 years; range, 53 to ...
Atar Eli - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Elderly patients with extensive infrainguinal peripheral vascular disease and critical chronic limb ischemia (CCLI) are poor surgical candidates. Our purpose was to evaluate angiographic and clinical results of popliteal, infrapopliteal, and multi-level disease percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in such patients. DESIGN: Retrospective study of angiographic and clinical files in ...
Min Pil-Ki - - 2005
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of endovascular therapy combined with immunosuppression for the treatment of arterial occlusive disease in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TA). METHODS: From January 1998 to June 2003, 25 patients (22 women; age 37.8+/-15.5 years) with TA were treated with angioplasty for symptomatic lesions or ...
Surowiec Scott M - - 2005
The objectives of this study were to examine factors predictive of success or failure after percutaneous angioplasty (PTA) and stenting (S) of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and to compare the results of PTA/S with a contemporary group of patients treated with femoropopliteal bypass. A database of patients undergoing PTA ...
Resch T - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a single centre experience of endovascular treatment of mesenteric ischemia caused by vascular occlusion. DESIGN: Retrospective study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 1995 and 2002 17 patients (12 females; mean age 61 years) with symptoms of bowel ischemia were treated endovascularly for arterial occlusion. Vessels were evaluated with ...
Krankenberg Hans - - 2005
In advanced stages of infrapopliteal peripheral arterial occlusive disease with critical ischemia of the lower limb, the efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is well established. In contrast, PTA is currently not the therapy of choice in intermittent claudication (IC). In this prospective study, patients with IC were treated percutaneously. ...
Singer-Jordan Jonathan - - 2005
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of the cutting balloon as the primary tool in percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of hemodialysis access stenoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study of symptomatic patients with stenoses of 50% or more in their hemodialysis accesses was undertaken. Provided that no contraindication to the use of ...
Cohen José E - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: The high complication rate associated with the surgical treatment of post-carotid endarterectomy restenosis has led several investigators to propose stent-assisted angioplasty as the treatment of choice for this condition. Late restenosis is very infrequent and mainly due to atherosclerotic progression. The aim of this study is to evaluate the ...
Clair Daniel G - - 2005
The purpose of this study was to assess the technical feasibility and early outcome of tibial angioplasty for a subset of patients with limb-threatening ischemia who were not candidates for bypass grafting. A retrospective analysis was conducted of 19 patients (7 male, 12 female) who underwent crural angioplasty for limb-threatening ...
Amato B - - 2005
PURPOSE: Purpose of this study was to evaluate angiographic and clinical results of popliteal, infrapopliteal, and multi-level disease percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in over-80 years old patients with chronical clitical leg ischemia. In fact such patients with extensive peripheral vascular disease and critical limb ischemia (CLI) are generally poor surgical ...
De Vries Jean-Paul P M - - 2005
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is one of the treatment options for localized obstruction of the subclavian artery. To document long-term durability of this kind of PTA we report a 10-year single-center experience in 110 patients. From January 1993 to July 2003, 110 patients (72 women; mean age, 62 +/- 10 ...
Lee David C - - 2005
Multiple studies have shown that age is a significant factor associated with suboptimal treatment for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We performed a retrospective pilot study using a chart review of patients who presented with AMI who were subsequently treated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) from November 1995 to January ...
Benedek I - - 2005
The importance of peripheral arterial diseases is revealed by statistical data, which showed a frequency of arterial diseases equal to the one of stable angina Traditional treatment of these patients was the surgical bypass, but an alternative therapy in these cases is the interventional treatment. Arguments for this option could ...
Zabakis Petros - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of external beam irradiation (EBI) for the prevention of re-stenosis due to neointimal hyperplasia, after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and stent placement of the superficial femoral artery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients with the diagnosis of superficial femoral ...
Huang Hsuan-Li - - 2005
BACKGROUND: To investigate the safety, feasibility, efficacy, and long-term patency rate of manual declotting under duplex ultrasound (US) guidance followed by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in thrombosed native arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). METHODS: Of 87 consecutive thrombosed AVFs evaluated by duplex US, 22 patients with 25 recently thrombotic events in 22 ...
Brown Jeffrey A - - 2005
OBJECT: Percutaneous balloon compression is an effective and technically simple method for treating trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Nevertheless, dysesthesias (10-20%) and masseter muscle weakness (66%) following the procedure have been noted. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of testing TN with percutaneous balloon compression aided by intraluminal ...
Davidovic L - - 2005
Surgical treatment of two female patients aged 32 and 41 years, with neurological problems causes by type I Takayasu's aortoarteritis, are presented here. Both of them were treated with by pass from ascending aorta to left common carotid and left subclavian arteries, using transsternal approach. During the follow up period ...
Valsecchi Orazio - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the safety, feasibility and efficacy of transradial coronary angioplasty in elderly (> or = 70 years) vs younger patients (< 70 years). METHODS: We studied 1125 consecutive patients submitted to transradial coronary angioplasty by a single operator. An angiography of the ...
Gallino Augusto - - 2004
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of probucol and/or of endovascular brachytherapy (EVBT) on restenosis after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of femoropopliteal arteries. METHODS: A total of 335 patients (206 men; mean age 72+/-9 years) with intermittent claudication were randomized according to a 2x2 factorial design to 1 of the 4 ...
Flørenes T - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: Reporting the long-term results of subintimal angioplasty (SA) in patients with intermittent claudication (IC). DESIGN: A prospective study. PATIENTS: One hundred and sixteen SA procedures were performed in 104 patients, from February 1997 to January 2000. METHODS: This is a prospective study of patients treated for IC with infrainguinal ...
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