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Kougias Panagiotis - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Subintimal endovascular intervention has been used widely in the treatment of symptomatic superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusion. The relative effectiveness of subintimal placement of a covered stent (CS) versus balloon-only subintimal angioplasty (SIA) remains uncertain. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients with symptomatic SFA occlusions ...
Peck Michael A - - 2010
Endovascular therapy for chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) has been increasingly utilized. Early outcomes compare favorably with open mesenteric bypass--the current gold standard. The goal of this study is documentation of intermediate-term anatomic and functional outcomes of endovascular mesenteric revascularization for symptomatic CMI. This is a retrospective review of all patients ...
Conrad Mark F - - 2009
There is little documentation of the effectiveness of percutaneous balloon angioplasty (PTA) of infrapopliteal vessels for the treatment of chronic lower extremity ischemia. This study reviewed our recent experience with infrapopliteal PTA in a large series of patients to determine its effectiveness as a treatment modality. All patients undergoing primary ...
SCHWARZWALDER U - - 2009
This review summarizes new developments in revascularization and advanced techniques to treat lesions below the knee (BTK). The primary goal of endovascular therapy is the re-establishment of pulsatile, straight-line flow to the foot. This treatment results in relieving ischemic pain, healing of (neuro)ischemic ulcers, preventing limb loss, improving quality of ...
Kawamura Yoshihiro - - 2009
Although percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) has become a common therapeutic standard for peripheral artery disease (PAD), high restenosis rates in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) remain a major problem. Nitinol stent implantation is reported to reduce restenosis in SFA after PTA in the general population; however, little is known about ...
Mazari F A K - - 2010
BACKGROUND: To compare angioplasty (PTA), supervised exercise (SEP) and PTA + SEP in the treatment of intermittent claudication (IC) due to femoropopliteal disease. METHODS: Over a 6-year period, 178 patients (108 men; median age, 70 years) with femoropopliteal lesions suitable for angioplasty were randomized to PTA, SEP, or PTA + ...
Maurel Blandine - - 2009
The results of the endovascular treatment of external iliac artery lesions in patients with claudication are not well known. In the literature, very often, the studied populations are not homogenous (people with claudication and with acute ischemia) and the external iliac artery is not differentiated from the primary iliac artery. ...
Davies Mark G - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Endoluminal therapy for superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusive disease is commonplace, but the incidence and outcomes of in situ thrombosis (IST) and distal embolization (DE) have not been well defined. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of IST and DE on long-term outcomes of SFA ...
Scaffaro Leandro Armani - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: A native arteriovenous fistula (NAF) is a widely used access location for hemodialysis (HD). Monitoring of the NAF followed by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) as needed may reduce the incidence of NAF failure according to nonrandomized studies. The aim of this randomized study was to determine whether an interventional ...
Trani Carlo - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Transradial access reduces the incidence of access site complications of percutaneous revascularization procedures. However, in patients with peripheral vascular disease, the adoption of transradial approach for superficial femoral artery (SFA) angioplasty is usually prevented by the distance between the vascular access and the target lesions; thus, SFA angioplasty is ...
Behnoud Fatholah - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and prove that Aspirin as an antioxidant protects, or at least attenuates Gentamicin ototoxicity in humans. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, double-blind trial was conducted in 60 patients that completed all requirements. This study was conducted in the Department of Otolaryngology and Orthopedics, Besat Hospital, Hamadan University of ...
Li Tianxiao - - 2009
This study evaluated the feasibility and outcomes of percutaneous transhepatic balloon angioplasty (PTBA) of the hepatic vein in the management of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) secondary to hepatic venous outflow obstruction. From September 1996 to October 2008, 101 patients (52 males, 49 females) with BCS secondary to occlusion of the hepatic ...
Kölbel Tilo - - 2009
PURPOSE:To evaluate patency and clinical outcome in patients treated with endovascular recanalization and stent placement for chronic iliac vein occlusions. METHODS:During a 14-year period (1994-2008), 59 (38 women; median age 39 years) of 62 patients with chronic occlusion of the iliac vein segment in 66 limbs were successfully treated with ...
Ah Chong A K - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To define the role of bypass surgery and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty to manage critical limb ischaemia due to infrainguinal arterial occlusive disease. DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS: Consecutive patients treated for critical limb ischaemia, for whom data were prospectively collected in those who underwent: (i) ...
Bryniarski Leszek - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Recanalisation for coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) is associated with high rates of restenosis and reocclusion. The use of intracoronary ultrasound (ICUS) may improve immediate and long-term outcomes following recanalisation. To our knowledge, no study has examined the use of ICUS-guided balloon angioplasty in CTO. AIM: To compare the ...
Wong S Chiu - - 2009
This trial compared the performance of a novel bioabsorbable vascular closure device (VCD) versus manual compression (MC) for access site hemostasis in patients undergoing percutaneous trans-femoral coronary or peripheral procedures. From a patient's perspective, access site management after percutaneous procedures remains challenging. Patients enrolled in this multicenter, nonblinded trial underwent ...
Thatipelli M R - - 2010
AIM: To describe the outcomes of treating patients with angioplasty who are older than 40 years with symptomatic/labile/refractory hypertension (HTN). METHODS: Between 1999 and 2005, 28 patients underwent angioplasty for renal fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). Patients were excluded if they had concomitant atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (n = 4) or less ...
Antoniou G A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of simultaneous combined endovascular and open lower extremity arterial reconstruction. DESIGN: Case series study with retrospective analysis of prospectively collected non-randomised data. METHODS: Patients were divided into three groups: group 1 and group 2 included patients who underwent endovascular reconstruction proximal and distal ...
Miller Gregg A - - 2009
PURPOSE: To establish a standardized approach for the maturation of non-maturing arteriovenous fistulae. METHODS: Consecutive patients (n=122) with non-maturing fistulae presented to our outpatient vascular access center for percutaneous interventions to assist in maturation. The techniques used included flow rerouting, competing branch vein elimination, staged balloon angioplasty, and limited controlled ...
Gandini R - - 2009
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety and efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) using a novel balloon designed for below-the-knee (BTK) indications. METHODS: The authors have prospectively collected baseline, periprocedural and mid-term data of all consecutive patients ...
Giovanetti Federica - - 2009
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of serum lipid subfraction concentrations on arterial patency after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in patients with infrainguinal peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD). METHODS: From January 2007 to June 2008, a prospective study was conducted involving 39 patients (29 men; mean age 68.6+/-10.0 years) with infrainguinal ...
Kirveskari Pentti - - 2009
The purpose of the present study was to test the effect of elimination of occlusal interferences on the incidence of requests for treatment of symptoms in the head and cervicobrachial region. One hundred and twelve females 45 years of age or under, were randomly divided into a treatment group (n ...
Setacci C - - 2009
AIM: The aim of this prospective study was to assess the clinical effectiveness and related midterm patency of subintimal angioplasty (SAP) in patients suffering from critical limb ischaemia (CLI) in a single tertiary care university centre. The secondary aim was to evaluate the safety and clinical effectiveness of using a ...
Tuka Vladimir - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There are controversial data about vascular access stenosis surveillance by ultrasonography. The definition of stenosis significance varies among centres. We performed a retrospective study to describe short-term outcomes of borderline asymptomatic stenoses defined by precise criteria and to determine possible risk factors of stenosis progression. METHODS: We studied the ...
Acosta S - - 2009
The purpose of this study was to characterize the outcome of attempted endovascular intervention in patients with acute embolic or thrombotic superior mesenteric artery (SMA) occlusion. The records of 21 patients during a 3-year period between 2005 and 2008 were retrieved from the in-hospital registry. The first group included 10 ...
Kirsch M - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficiency of the endovascular treatment of transverse-sigmoid sinus dural arteriovenous fistulas (TS_dAVF). METHODS: A total of 150 consecutive patients and 348 procedures were evaluated. RESULTS: Pulsatile tinnitus (81%), headache (15%), and intracranial hemorrhage (10%) were the most frequent manifestations of the ...
Husmann Marc - - 2009
PURPOSE: To report the application of a true lumen re-entry device in the bailout treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTO) of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) after failed angioplasty. METHODS: Nineteen patients (12 men; mean age 81 years, range 61-97) with 20 SFA CTOs and Rutherford category 2 to 5 ...
Rabellino Martin - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the technical success and clinical follow-up after endovascular treatment of femoropopliteal segment TASC II C and D lesions. METHODS: From July 2002 to February 2007, 234 limbs in 190 patients with femoropopliteal segment TASC II C (n = 112) and D (n = 122) lesions were treated. ...
van der Linden Edwin - - 2009
PURPOSE: To determine long-term patient satisfaction for percutaneous treatment by using sclerosing agents (sclerotherapy) and/or arterial embolization for peripherally located vascular malformations (VMs). This treatment has been described as successful; however, there is a relative paucity of published long-term results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was institutional review board ...
Kwon S H - - 2009
AIM: To assess the technical feasibility and initial success of aspiration thrombectomy as a potential alternative to lytic therapy in initial endovascular management of acute lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July 2004 to October 2007, a retrospective analysis of 27 patients (male:female 5:22; mean age ...
Kim Joon-Tae - - 2009
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is being increasingly used in the treatment of symptomatic middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis. We evaluated the long-term durability after PTA for symptomatic MCA stenosis. We analyzed consecutive patients included in our stroke database who were treated with angioplasty alone. The subjects without major periprocedural complications ...
Schumacher H Christian - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracranial cerebral atherosclerosis causes ischemic stroke in a significant number of patients. Technological advances over the past 10 years have enabled endovascular treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis. The number of patients treated with angioplasty or stent-assisted angioplasty for this condition is increasing. Given the lack of universally ...
Lepäntalo M - - 2009
Early results of a thrupass endograft in the treatment of femoral lesions are promising. Less morbidity and better cost-effectiveness are suggested to be achieved in the treatment of chronic lower limb ischaemia with endovascular treatment compared to surgical treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomised multicentre trial aimed to enroll a ...
Lauten, David J.
From 1 April – 24 September 2008, we monitored the distribution, abundance and productivity of the federally Threatened Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus) along the Oregon coast. From north to south, we surveyed and monitored plover activity at Sutton Beach, Siltcoos River estuary, the Dunes Overlook, North Tahkenitch Creek, ...
Köcher Martin - - 2010
PURPOSE: Subintimal angioplasty is becoming more frequently used treatment option for patients with long arterial occlusions or diffuse atherosclerotic changes as an alternative to surgical treatment in claudicants especially in patients with critical limb ischemia. The aim of our article is to retrospectively assess mid-term outcomes of subintimal angioplasty of ...
Guío Laura L Servicio de Medicina Interna, Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital de La Princesa, Madrid, - - 2009
To determine the characteristics of Propionibacterium acnes prosthetic valve endocarditis (PAPVE). Prospective descriptive study of 16 consecutive cases of PAPVE. Seven patients developed PAPVE early and 9 developed it late. In all those who developed PAPVE late, there was a history of mucocutaneous barrier manipulation. The delay in diagnosis was ...
Horiuchi Tetsuyoshi - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper was to analyse the outcome of the patients with acute middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion treated by open embolectomy. METHODS: A clinical chart review was retrospectively conducted for 30 patients who had MCA occlusion and were treated with open embolectomy. According to the Glasgow ...
Lekston Andrzej - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Scarce data exist concerning the long-term effect of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) enhanced with intravascular gamma brachytherapy (IVBT) in patients with renovascular hypertension. METHODS: Seventy one patients aged 52 +/- 8 years with refractory renovascular hypertension were randomized to Group I (PTRA + IVBT) or Group II (PTRA). ...
Imamaki Mizuho M Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chiba University Hospital, Chiba, - - 2009
This study evaluated the usefulness of elective intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP) in high-risk off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). From October 2002 through September 2006, total of 143 patients were operated with OPCAB. These patients were divided into two groups and clinical outcomes were compared: Group E (N = 30): ...
Scalea Joseph R - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Pancreas transplant alone (PTA) is a controversial procedure. Without clearly demonstrated patient survival, recipients report improved quality of life. Nephrotoxic immunosuppression (IS) may exacerbate diabetic renal injury post-PTA. METHODS: A single institution retrospective review of patients receiving PTA over a 14-year period was completed. Patient and donor demographics, surgical ...
Bosiers Marc - - 2009
Endoluminal treatment of infrapopliteal artery lesions is a matter of controversy. Bioabsorbable stents are discussed as a means to combine mechanical prevention of vessel recoil with the advantages of long-term perspectives. The possibility of not having a permanent metallic implant could permit the occurrence of positive remodeling with lumen enlargement ...
Maldonado Francisco Jos? Medina - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between endothelial function by means of brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (BAFMD) and the clinical severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined the brachial artery diameter by ultrasound, before and after ischemia of the arm in 3 groups of participants- group A: ...
Hussey K K - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: The management of occlusive femoropopliteal disease continues to evolve and a definitive strategy remains to be defined. We examine the utility ofsubintimal angioplasty (SIA) in our institution. METHODS: A retrospective study with predefined end-points, including technical success and primary patency. RESULTS: 61 consecutive cases were identified (claudicants n=29 and ...
Toor Iqbal S - - 2008
The neutrophil count has been associated with adverse cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention. There are limited data on risk stratification of patients with advanced peripheral vascular disease (PVD) using white blood cell (WBC) subtypes. This study assessed the association of total and differential WBC counts with adverse outcome in ...
Simosa Hector F - - 2009
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) has had an expanding role as primary therapy for vein graft stenosis with variable results. The aim of this study is to identify patient and graft characteristics predictive of failure after PTA of infrainguinal vein grafts. Retrospective review from Jan 2004 to Mar 2007 of patients ...
Cohen Aenov - - 2009
To assess the primary and secondary patency rates for juxtaanastomotic stenoses, with or without superimposed thromboses, of arteriovenous hemodialysis fistulas treated with angioplasty and to compare it with National Kidney Foundation Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative treatment guidelines for stenosed and occluded arteriovenous fistulas (50% primary patency rate at 12 months). ...
Kasapis Christos - - 2009
AIMS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing routine stenting (ST) with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for symptomatic superficial femoral-popliteal artery (SFPA) disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ten trials were pooled randomizing patients to ST (n = 724 limbs) or PTA with provisional stenting (n = 718 limbs) with ...
Nael Kambiz - - 2009
PURPOSE: To assess the functional status and long-term outcomes of endovascular management for the treatment of central veno-occlusive disease in patients undergoing hemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart evaluation of 600 patients with threatened upper extremity dialysis access showed central veno-occlusive disease in 69 patients (11%; 30 women and 39 ...
Monfared Ashkan - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether bivalve inlay cartilage-perichondrium myringoplasty (BCM) is successful in closing tympanic membrane perforations in an office setting. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Adult patients with chronic perforations underwent BCM under local and topical anesthesia. Success was defined as complete closure of perforation at follow-up ...
Biskup Nataliya I - - 2008
By decreasing plaque burden, atherectomy provides an alternative to angioplasty and stenting as a means of revascularizing patients with peripheral arterial disease. A new atherectomy device (SilverHawk) has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but the results with its use are unclear. We analyzed a series of ...
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