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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 ...
Bergqvist D - - 2008
AIM: To analyze time trends in invasive treatment of renovascular disease in one country. METHODS: Data have been analyzed from registrations in the Swedish Vascular Registry. RESULTS: Invasive treatment for renovascular disease contributes around 1% of all vascular surgery within the Swedish Vascular Registry. Over the twenty-year period 1987-2006 the ...
Forauer Andrew R - - 2008
PURPOSE: To examine prospectively the effects of balloon inflation time on the technical success of balloon angioplasty in dialysis access venous stenosis and on postintervention primary patency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study design was approved by the institution's Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects, and informed consent was obtained. ...
Fawzy Mohamed Eid - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although the immediate and intermediate-term results of balloon angioplasty (BA) for patients with aortic coarctation (AC) have been encouraging, there is paucity of data on long-term follow-up results. This study evaluated the long-term (up to 22 years) follow-up results of BA in adolescent and adult patients with ...
Hasanadka Ravishankar - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Endovascular revascularization of the femoral-politeal arterial segment has gained acceptance despite lower patency than surgical bypass due to lower morbidity. Choosing patients that are ideal candidates for endovascular therapy remains controversial. We have assessed hemodynamic factors that might predict longer primary patency after endovascular therapy. METHODS: Ninety-nine limbs were ...
Heider Peter - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate prospectively the microcirculation after angioplasty and its improvement with additional Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) therapy assessed by transcutaneous pressure of oxygen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 45 patients with intermittent claudication eligible for angioplasty were enrolled in a prospective randomised controlled clinical trial. Patients ...
Husmann Marc - - 2008
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is associated with systemic impaired flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and increased risk for cardiovascular events. Decreased FMD may be caused by a decrease in arterial shear stress due to claudication and inflammation due to muscle ischemia and reperfusion. We assumed that endovascular revascularization of lower limb arterial ...
Baril Donald T - - 2008
To evaluate outcomes of endovascular interventions on femoropopliteal occlusive disease and determine predictors of restenosis of Trans Atlantic Inter-Societal Consensus (TASC) II B and C lesions. All patients undergoing endovascular interventions for femoropopliteal occlusive disease between May 2003 and July 2007 were reviewed. Patient demographics, pre- and post-procedure ankle-brachial indices ...
Chang Eugene Hanyoung - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: We propose a novel technique for peritonsillar abscess (PTA) drainage in which the patient is lying in the Trendelenburg position. We provide evidence that this novel technique is relatively safe and effective in PTA drainage. METHODS: We queried otolaryngology training programs in regard to techniques of PTA drainage after ...
Gray Richard J - - 2008
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and feasibility of cryoplasty as the initial balloon treatment for dialysis access venous stenoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with grafts (n = 18) or arteriovenous fistulas (n = 2) were enrolled in an institutional review board-approved prospective study. Patients with high venous dialysis pressures ...
Keo H - - 2008
Abciximab, a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonist has been shown to improve patency and clinical outcome in patients undergoing endovascular recanalization of femoro-popliteal occlusions. However, data on abciximab therapy in complex peripheral catheter interventions of lower limbs are quite limited. The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical and ...
Davies Mark G - - 2008
Endoluminal therapy for superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusive disease for claudication is commonplace, but the implications of tibial vessel runoff on long-term outcomes of these interventions in patients with claudication are unclear. Runoff is known to negatively affect graft patency, but no data are available on the impact of runoff ...
Lee Richard W - - 2008
Percutaneous interventions for symptomatic chronic mesenteric arterial atherosclerosis are rapidly gaining popularity. This study evaluates the long-term anatomic and functional outcomes of endovascular therapy for chronic atherosclerotic occlusive mesenteric arterial disease at a tertiary referral academic medical center. A retrospective analysis of records from patients who underwent endovascular mesenteric arterial ...
Zerbib P - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to evaluate and compare short- and long-term outcomes of percutaneous angioplasty and open revascularization for chronic intestinal ischemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-nine consecutive patients undergoing percutaneous angioplasty (n = 14) or open revascularization (n = 15) for chronic intestinal ischemia were prospectively studied ...
Samson Russell H - - 2008
Long-term patency remains a significant hurdle in the minimally invasive treatment of arteriosclerosis in the superficial femoral (SFA) and popliteal arteries. CryoPlasty therapy (PolarCath, Boston Scientific Corp, Natick, Mass) is a novel approach designed to significantly reduce injury, elastic recoil, neointimal hyperplasia, and constrictive remodeling. The technique combines the dilatation ...
Reich Oleg - - 2008
AIMS: To assess the efficacy, safety, and long-term results of the balloon angioplasty of recoarctation. METHODS AND RESULTS: The angioplasty was performed in 99 consecutive patients aged 36 days to 32.6 years (median 268 days). Recoarctation to descending aorta diameter ratio increased from 0.44 (0.35/0.50) to 0.66 (0.57/0.77), P < ...
Antoniou G A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Remote endarterectomy is a minimally invasive procedure which combines open and endovascular surgery for the treatment of long segment superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusive disease. We conducted a systematic review of the medical literature to analyze the indications, technical limitations and the outcome of remote SFA endarterectomy (RSFAE). METHODS: ...
Gargiulo Mauro - - 2008
PURPOSE: To evaluate arterial patency and factors influencing outcomes after successful tibial artery angioplasty in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: From January 2005 to August 2007, a prospective single-center study was conducted involving 80 CLI patients (56 men; mean age 71.7+/-8.8 years) who underwent successful tibial artery angioplasty ...
Cotroneo Antonio R - - 2008
PURPOSE: To compare midterm results of cutting balloon angioplasty (CBA) to conventional percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for the treatment of short femoropopliteal arterial stenosis. METHODS: Between February 2004 and June 2006, 84 consecutive patients (49 men; mean age 68.5 years, range 53-89) with a total of 142 focal (<3 cm), ...
Zayed H A - - 2008
AIM: Recent studies have shown that percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) can be safely performed as a day-case procedure. Many centers consider diabetes mellitus as a contraindication to day-case PTA. In this study, the safety and efficacy of 95 day-case PTA in 66 diabetic patients with critical leg ischemia (CLI) were ...
Giles Kristina A - - 2008
Recent data suggest that percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) may be appropriate primary therapy for critical limb ischemia (CLI). However, little data are available regarding infrapopliteal angioplasty outcomes based on TransAtlantic InterSociety Consensus (TASC) classification. We report our experience with infrapopliteal angioplasty stratified by TASC lesion classification. From February 2004 to ...
Sixt S - - 2008
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is an accepted and successful treatment strategy in obstructive disease of the subclavian artery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the technical and clinical long-term outcome following endovascular therapy. We retrospectively analyzed 99 patients (mean age of 65 +/- 10 years) with 100 interventions of ...
Saxon Richard R - - 2008
PURPOSE: To compare the safety and effectiveness of the Viabahn endoprosthesis with that of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) alone in the treatment of symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affecting the superficial femoral artery (SFA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 1998 to 1999, patients with symptomatic SFA PAD were enrolled in a ...
Grady Ian - - 2008
Surgical as well as conservative treatment has been described for fibroadenomas. Both have disadvantages. A minimally invasive treatment, ultrasound-guided, vacuum-assisted percutaneous excision has been shown to facilitate the removal of all imaged evidence of benign breast lesions, including fibroadenomas up to 3 cm in diameter. This study is performed to ...
Verta Michael J - - 2008
PURPOSE: To evaluate Viabahn-assisted subintimal recanalization (VASIR) in long recanalizations of the superficial femoral artery (SFA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-eight patients (15 men, 13 women; mean age, 70.6 years +/- 11.2) were studied. Comorbidities were hypertension (n = 24), coronary disease (n = 16), and diabetes (n = 11). Presenting ...
Ishii Hideki - - 2008
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is common in patients on hemodialysis (HD). Recently, cilostazol has been reported to reduce target lesion revascularization (TLR) after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for PAD in the general population. This study aimed to clarify the effects of cilostazol administration on long-term patency after PTA in HD ...
Sarac Timur P - - 2008
Percutaneous angioplasty and stenting (PTAS) is emerging as a therapeutic option for patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia. This study evaluated patency and mortality, and their relationship between degree of vessel occlusion (stenotic or totally occluded), stent characteristics, and comorbidities in patients who were treated with PTAS of the visceral vessels ...
Lutsep Helmi L - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Mortality of 40% to 86% and good outcomes in only 13% to 21% of patients beg for treatment options for basilar occlusion. This study determined outcomes of patients with vertebrobasilar occlusion treated with mechanical embolus removal in cerebral ischemia (MERCI) retriever mechanical thrombectomy. METHODS: Patients with vertebrobasilar occlusion in ...
Pua Uei - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Lower extremity amputation prevention (LEAP) is an ongoing programme in our institution aimed at limb salvage in patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI). Patients in the LEAP programme with reconstructible anatomy on initial Doppler imaging received either bypass surgery or percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty (PTA). We describe the 1-year ...
Samadi A - - 2008
To assess mortality in people > or =75 years of age 6 months after myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock and treated by angioplasty with complete revascularisation and optimal anti-thrombotic treatment; to compare results to those of younger patients with or without shock and to analyse predictive factors for death. ...
Shemesh David - - 2008
Early failure (within 6 weeks of construction) of prosthetic arteriovenous access (AVA) is traditionally treated by surgical revision rather than endovascular intervention because it is assumed to be related to technical factors related to the surgery. This premise is not evidence based and our results for surgical thrombectomy have been ...
Amighi Jasmin - - 2008
PURPOSE: To prospectively determine, in a randomized controlled trial, whether cutting balloon angioplasty (CBA) yields superior morphologic and clinical outcomes at 6 months compared with the 6-month outcomes after conventional percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in patients with short de novo superficial femoropopliteal artery (SFA) lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study ...
Looby S - - 2008
In this study, the efficacy and safety of the Angioseal vascular closure device post antegrade puncture of the common femoral artery (CFA) for lower limb vascular interventional procedures are evaluated. A retrospective analysis of the medical records of 60 consecutive patients who were referred for interventional procedures in the superficial ...
Wu Chih-Cheng - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the technical success, safety and patency of cutting balloon angioplasty for the treatment of resistant dialysis access stenoses. BACKGROUND: Cutting balloon angioplasty has been proposed to be useful in treating resistant dialysis access stenoses. However, they are based on experience with very limited cases and formal patency ...
Rizvi Adnan Z - - 2008
Endovascular repair (EVR) is emerging as first-line treatment for patients with superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome of benign etiology, but data on its durability remain scarce. The aims of this study were to assess the efficacy and durability of EVR and compare results of EVR with open surgical reconstruction (OSR). ...
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BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular-related morbidity and mortality in patients with peripheral arterial obstructive disease remain high. We performed an international, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to investigate whether long-term administration of oral buflomedil could reduce the rate of cardiovascular events in patients with intermittent claudication. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients >40 years of ...
Björses, Katarina
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcome and patency predicting factors of kissingstent treatment for aorto iliac occlusive disease (AIOD). METHODS: Patients treated with kissingstents for AOID between 1995 and 2004 at a tertiary referral center were identified through local databases. Chart review and preoperative images were used for TASC and Fontaine classification. ...
Palchik Eugene - - 2008
Therapy for atherosclerotic occlusive subclavian arterial disease is undergoing a paradigm shift from open to endoluminal therapy. The aim of this study was to review the changing patterns of presentation and clinical outcomes based on presenting symptoms of subclavian artery revascularization. We performed a retrospective analysis of consecutive patients treated ...
Gavriel Haim - - 2008
No conclusive data are available regarding the influence of the microbial content of a peritonsillar abscess (PTA) on the development of recurrence. We conducted the current study to evaluate the effect of microbiologic growth on the recurrence rate of PTA and the need for tonsillectomy. Of 469 patients with PTA, ...
Miquelin Daniel Gustavo - - 2008
Thrombosis following stenosis of arteriovenous fistulae resulting in the loss of vascular access for hemodialysis is an important complication in patients with chronic renal failure. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is being used more frequently in the treatment of stenosis aiming at increasing the patency of arteriovenous fistulae. To evaluate the primary ...
Picchi Andrea - - 2008
We sought to investigate the effect of post-procedural abciximab on clinical outcome of patients presenting the no-reflow phenomenon after primary angioplasty. We retrospectively selected 38 patients who developed the no-reflow phenomenon after primary angioplasty: 18 received post-procedural abciximab, 20 age- and sex-matched patients who did not receive abciximab were considered ...
Piffaretti Gabriele - - 2007
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to report on the effectiveness and durability of endovascular therapy for obstructive disease of the superior mesenteric artery and celiac trunk. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our retrospective study population included nine patients (five women, four men; mean age 64 years, range 34-83 years) with ...
Castle N R - - 2007
To apply the current (2004) and the amended (2006) Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee (JRCALC) criteria for paramedic initiated thrombolysis to all patients who received thrombolytic treatment in an emergency department (ED) to determine if the amendments increase the proportion suitable for paramedic initiated thrombolysis. Retrospective descriptive analysis. The ...
Bakken Andrew M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Cryoballoon angioplasty (CP) for superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusive disease has attracted attention as an adjunct to primary high-pressure balloon angioplasty (HP) and as an alternative to primary stenting in the SFA. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review from 1999 to 2005 of patients with chronic critical ischemia because of ...
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