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Philipsen T E - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to analyse the anatomical patterns of the above knee great saphenous vein (GSV) and its tributaries in limbs with varicose veins in view of potential suitability for endovenous treatment. METHODS: Limbs of a consecutive series of new patients with varicose veins presenting ...
Mutirangura Pramook - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Stem cell therapy has been proposed to enhance the salvage of critically ischemic limbs. OBJECTIVE: Assess the efficacy and safety of the implantation of non-mobilized peripheral blood angiogenic cell precursors (NMPB-ACPs) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) who were poor candidates for standard revascularization treatment options. MATERIAL AND ...
Deguchi Juno - - 2009
To analyze the outcome after surgery for critical limb ischemia (CLI) due to tibial artery occlusion in patients with systemic scleroderma. The medical records of scleroderma patients with CLI due to tibial artery occlusion were reviewed with respect to demographic data and perioperative variables. Eight patients were identified at The ...
Alexandrescu V - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to assess the patency, the clinical success and the limb-salvage rates of combined subintimal (SA) coupled to endoluminal angioplasty (EA) as the initial treatment of ischaemic inferior-limb ulcers in diabetic patients and to study the influence of other concurrent factors in the tissue-healing process. MATERIALS AND ...
Bosiers M - - 2009
The application of percutaneous techniques for the treatment of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) has gained widespread interest over the last decade. Together with the development of new endovascular tools and with an increasing operator experience, the minimal invasive percutaneous therapy became first line therapy at many institutions. Patients with ...
Klomp H M - - 2009
The use of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been advocated for the management of ischemic pain and the prevention of amputations in patients with inoperable critical limb ischemia (CLI), although data on benefit are conflicting. Several reports described apparently differential treatment effects in subgroups. The purpose of this study was ...
Johannesson, Anton
The current prevalence of persons amputated at transmetatarsal level or higher in Sweden can be estimated to be between 5000 and 5500 persons (approx. 0.06 % of the population). The majority of these are patients with vascular disease (≈ 80%). In Sweden between 1000 and1100 new amputees can be expect ...
Wilks Daniel James - - 2009
BACKGROUND: We describe the previously unreported use of isolated limb infusion (ILI) to treat extensive, bilateral plantar warts in a 54-year-old female. The warts had covered the weight-bearing surfaces of both feet for 10 years and had failed to respond to all previous treatments. METHODS: A standard ILI technique was ...
Ottaviani Giulia - - 2009
As the number of osteosarcoma survivors increases, the impact of quality of life and function needs to be addressed. Limb salvage is the preferred treatment when patients have treatment options; yet, the questionable long-term durability and complications of prostheses, combined with ambiguous function, leave some doubt regarding the best clinical ...
Hagberg Kerstin - - 2009
Treatment with osseointegrated transfemoral prostheses has been shown to improve quality of life. The treatment has been performed in Sweden since 1990 and consists of two surgical procedures followed by rehabilitation. During the first years, the rehabilitation process was not standardized. In 1999, a treatment protocol called OPRA (Osseointegrated Prostheses ...
Lister S A - - 2009
Coxofemoral denervation has success rates of 90-96% reported retrospectively for palliative treatment of hip dysplasia. The aim of this study was to objectively evaluate ground reaction forces (GRF) in dysplastic dogs after unilateral denervation. Unilateral coxofemoral denervation was performed by means of a previously reported technique on 10 dogs with ...
Ribeiro Emmanuel - - 2009
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a systemic vasculitis whose severe forms are treated with glucocorticoids and cyclophosphamide. Refractory patients are exposed to many complications, notably accelerated atherosclerosis. We report a case report of 71-year-old man followed for polyarteritis nodosa refractory to glucocorticoids and cyclosphosphamide. Systemic vasculitis relapses are followed to accelerated ...
Duarte H?ctor Alvarez - - 2009
BACKGROUND: De Marco Formula (DMF) is a novel formulation of procaine and PVP. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of DMF as an adjunctive therapy for infected ischemic diabetic foot in a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. METHODS: Adult patients, 39 male/ 79 female, were randomly assigned (59 patients/treatment ...
Smith Eimear - - 2009
PURPOSE: To examine the impact of residual limb osteomyelitis (RLO) on the rehabilitation of lower limb amputees. METHOD: Retrospective review of the case notes of patients with RLO. Information sought included details of amputation, clinical features of investigations for and management of RLO and its effect on rehabilitation. RESULTS: There ...
Bosiers Marc - - 2009
We investigated the efficacy of Xpert (Abbott Vascular, Abbott Park, IL) nitinol stents for the treatment of infrapopliteal lesions in patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI). Between May 2005 and November 2007, 94 CLI patients (70 male, mean age 73.5 years) received 134 Xpert stents in 102 limbs. Seventy-nine patients ...
Bosiers Marc - - 2009
The AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter (AngioScore, Inc., Fremont, CA) is composed of a semicompliant balloon encircled by three nitinol spiral struts providing targeted lesion scoring on balloon inflation. Between April 2005 and April 2006, procedural and follow-up data on 31 patients (mean age 76 years; 54.8% males) endovascularly treated for ...
Burdette Todd E - - 2009
Patients with major injuries to the upper limbs sometimes fail to achieve successful limb salvage. During the attempt to fashion a functional limb, multiple painful procedures may be ventured. Despite the best efforts of surgeons and therapists, a nonfunctioning or painful upper limb may remain in place for many months ...
Tozzi Matteo - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Critical limb ischemia is a chronic pathologic condition defined by the lack of blood flow in peripheral circulation. Microdialysis is a well-known and sensitive method for the early detection of tissue ischemia. The aim of the present study was to use microdialysis in order to analyse cellular metabolism changes ...
van den Bremer J - - 2009
Endovenous laser ablation (ELA) has become a standard treatment of the incompetent great saphenous vein (GSV). Our prospective audit examines the implementation of this new method in a large community hospital with special attention to obstacles, technical results, pain scores, failures and our learning curve. METHODS: Three hundred and twenty-three ...
Mendonca Derick A - - 2010
The management of vascular anomalies in upper and lower limbs is complex. The current practice at Birmingham Children's Hospital is based on a multidisciplinary approach, involving plastic surgeons, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, dermatologists and laser specialists. This study reviews the management strategies for peripheral venous malformations (VMs) and proposes a ...
Yasa Haydar - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate whether limb-salvage bypass operation improves outcomes in patients with critical infrapopliteal ischemia and poor or no distal arterial flow on angiography. METHODS: Forty-nine patients with severe tibial and peroneal occlusive disease and poor distal arterial flow on angiography were included in this prospective study. The ...
Vieira Bandeira F C - - 2008
AIM: To determine the incidence of deep vein thrombosis of lower extremities up to the seven day after major lower extremity amputation in the amputated and contralateral limbs using color Doppler ultrasound. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-eight patients (67 men) underwent major lower extremity amputation (69 above-knees and 59 below-knees). ...
El-Awady Saleh - - 2008
Corticotomy and periosteal elevation as a surgical procedure for management of chronic critical limb ischaemia is a relatively new technique. The current study aimed at assessing its safety, efficiency and cost/benefit ratio. The procedure was performed in 36patients. Preoperative documentation for age, sex, co-morbidities, ankle systolic pressure, and magnetic resonance ...
Muto Akihito - - 2010
BACKGROUND: There are few predictors of limb salvage in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). We evaluated the accuracy of correlation of skin perfusion pressure (SPP) measurements in response to vasodilation to clinical outcome. METHODS: Patients with CLI were evaluated by SPP at baseline. After injection of the vasodilator alprostadil, ...
Franz Jason R - - 2008
Our purpose was to demonstrate the ability of an actively controlled partial body weight support (PBWS) system to provide gait synchronized support during the stance period of a single lower extremity while examining the affect of such a support condition on gait asymmetry. Using an instrumented treadmill and a motion ...
Mojallal Ali - - 2008
Localized and circumferential atrophies of the lower extremities have been difficult to treat with few simple autologous solutions available. The aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy of fat grafting in lower limb atrophies. There were 20 patients (17 females and 3 males) at an average age of ...
Alexandrescu Vlad-Adrian - - 2008
PURPOSE: To evaluate the technical and clinical outcomes of primary subintimal (SA) and endoluminal angioplasty (EA) guided by an angiosome model of revascularization in diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) and Wagner grade 1-4 foot ulcers. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of 98 diabetic CLI patients (68 men; ...
Matielo Marcelo Fernando - - 2008
Patients undergoing amputation of the lower limb due to peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are at risk of developing deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Few studies in the research literature report the incidence of DVT during the early postoperative period or the risk factors for the development of DVT in the amputation ...
Thompson Robert W - - 2008
Competitive athletes are subject to several neurovascular conditions that can affect the upper extremity. These conditions are relatively rare and can be difficult to recognize but are quite important because they can seriously limit athletic performance and may even have limb-threatening consequences. The purpose of this article is to review ...
McKinsey James F - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Endovascular options for the treatment of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease are typified with diminished patency. A novel alternative to standard angioplasty and stent is the excision of the obstructing arterial plaque using a minimally invasive technique, the Silverhawk Atherectomy device. METHODS: A prospective database was maintained of SilverHawk ...
Nishibe T - - 2008
AIM: We investigated whether parameters of air plethysmography (APG) were correlated with types of superficial venous reflux as categorized by ascending venography in patients with primary varicose veins. METHODS: Two hundred and eight limbs with primary varicose veins in 135 patients were evaluated by both APG and ascending venography. Venous ...
Walles Thorsten - - 2009
Immediate and short-term results of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) for primary hyperhidrosis are good. Adverse effects have been identified clearly and are supposed to decrease with time. In this institutional report, the long-term results of ETS with regard to efficacy, side effects and patient satisfaction are presented. Fifteen patients were ...
Boda Zoltan - - 2009
No effective blood-flow enhancement therapies are available for patients with severe peripheral arterial disease (SPAD), thus amputation remains the only option for relief of rest pain or gangrene. Autologous bone marrow-derived stem cell therapy (ABMSCT) is an emerging modality to induce angiogenesis from endothelial progenitors. A total of 5 patients ...
Matoba Satoaki - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Angiogenic cell therapy by intramuscular injection of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells was first attempted in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) with critical limb ischemia, and the feasibility was shown by a randomized controlled Therapeutic Angiogenesis by Cell Transplantation (TACT) study. METHODS AND RESULTS: The present study was ...
Ansel Gary M - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: The study evaluated long-term limb salvage and survival of an endovascular approach that incorporates mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) in the management of arterial thrombosis. BACKGROUND: Acute limb ischemia is associated with a high risk of amputation and death. Previous reports from the United States (U.S.) of surgical and nonsurgical treatments ...
Huang Kuo-Chin - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Vibrio necrotizing soft-tissue infection (VNSTI) is characterized by rapidly progressing soft-tissue necrosis and fulminant septicemia in the at-risk host. Despite advancing antibiotic and infection control practices, VNSTI is still a highly lethal and disabling disease. By evaluating prognostic factors for fatality and major amputation in VNSTI patients, this study ...
Basu Narendra Nath - - 2008
The aim of this current retrospective study was to assess postoperative mobility one year after above knee (AKA) or below knee amputation (BKA) in a district general hospital. Data on patient demographics, diabetic status, risks for peripheral vascular disease, mortality and mobility at one year were recorded from the vascular ...
Wall Michael L - - 2009
We present our experience with a technique of endarterectomy for use in patients with iliofemoral occlusive disease, in which the atheromatous plug is extruded from the intact artery by external manipulation (pulsion). A retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent surgical iliofemoral pulsion endarterectomy (IFPE) in two vascular surgery units ...
Diehm N - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Endovascular therapy is a rapidly expanding option for the treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), leading to a myriad of published studies reporting on various revascularization strategies. However, these reports are often difficult to interpret and compare because they do not utilize uniform clinical endpoint definitions. Moreover, ...
Chochola M - - 2008
AIM: The injection of bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMC) into the gastrocnemius muscle has given promising results in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). In this article, we have assessed whether a less invasive procedure, i.e. intravascular BMMC infusion, could be effective in this population of patients. METHODS: A total ...
Troisi N - - 2008
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the authors' experience in below-knee revascularization in patients with critical limb ischemia, comparing long-term outcomes in primary and secondary interventions. METHODS: From January 2000 to December 2006, 140 consecutive below-knee revascularizations in patients with critical limb ischemia were performed at the ...
Choudry Umar - - 2008
The authors describe a 15-year experience with Gustilo grade IIIB fractures of the midtibia based on the type and timing of soft-tissue coverage. A retrospective chart review was performed and patient demographics, risk factors, choice and timing of coverage, fracture outcome, and limb survival data were collected. Sixty-five fractures were ...
Knorr C - - 2008
BACKGROUND: One of the biological characteristics of melanoma is the locoregional development of metastases that are difficult to treat by conventional tumour mass reduction. Locoregionally metastasised melanoma of the limb can effectively be treated by hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion (HILP). Postoperative complication rates are acceptable. Only few studies have examined ...
Bannazadeh Mohsen - - 2009
We evaluated our experience using cryopreserved cadaver vein allografts (CVGs) for infrageniculate revascularization in patients with a history of failed bypass or no suitable autogenous vein. Records of all patients who underwent lower extremity revascularization with CVG for critical limb ischemia were reviewed. Patient demographics, vessel treated, and postoperative course ...
Akinkuolie, A.A.
Objective: To determine the necessity of continuous gauze packing of abscess cavities following incision and drainage of limb abscesses. Methods: Limb abscesses managed between January, 2001 and December, 2005 were prospectively studied. The wounds were packed for the first 24hrs for heamostasis after which the limbs were randomized into two ...
Rosales Oscar R - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term limb preservation and/or healing of ulcers in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) and severe infrapopliteal atherosclerotic disease treated with drug eluting stents (DES). BACKGROUND: Percutaneous revascularization has become an effective treatment for CLI in patients with infrapopliteal atherosclerotic ...
Morse Bryan C - - 2008
For good rehabilitation candidates, the biomechanical advantages of the end weight-bearing through-knee amputation (TKAmp) compared with the above knee amputation (AKA) are well established. However, the TKAmp has been abandoned by vascular surgeons because of poor wound healing rates related to long tissue flaps and challenges to prosthetic fitting related ...
Scott Eric C - - 2008
The treatment of patients with chronic arterial occlusions involving the superficial femoral artery has changed significantly with the incorporation of subintimal angioplasty (SIA) into vascular surgery practice. To more clearly define technical feasibility, patency, and clinical outcomes of SIA, we reviewed our cumulative experience. A retrospective review of all patients ...
Flu Hans C - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Total stripping of the great saphenous vein (GSV) is a validated surgical strategy of treating patients with primary varicose veins (PVV). An often cited, but not well documented and studied, complication of total stripping is postoperative damage of the saphenous nerve (SN). OBJECTIVE: The objective was to ...
Mark V W - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether Constraint-Induced Movement therapy (CI therapy) may benefit chronic upper extremity hemiparesis in progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: Five patients with progressive MS, who had chronic upper extremity hemiparesis and evidence for learned non-use of the paretic limb in the life situation, underwent 30 hours of repetitive ...
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