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Gourgiotis Stavros - - 2008
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is a rare but potentially limb threatening peripheral vascular disease occurring predominantly in young adults. This study is a retrospective review of 49 limbs in 38 patients with PAES treated surgically over an 8-year period. From 1995 to 2002, 38 patients with a mean age ...
Wolf Steven L - - 2008
The aim of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is to promote use of a limb that is functionally impaired after a stroke. In one form of CIMT to treat upper limb impairment, use of the less severely affected arm is restricted for many hours each weekday over 2 consecutive weeks. The ...
Sajedi Firoozeh - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of adding homeopathic treatment to routine rehabilitation techniques on muscle tone of children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: This study was a double-blind clinical trial. Twenty-four subjects were recruited from a developmental disorders clinic in Tehran in 2004. Subjects were divided into case and ...
Yamamoto Ritsu - - 2007
Complex decongestive physiotherapy (CDP) consists of a two-phase treatment program and is the international standard therapy for lymphedema. However, this therapy is not performed at most hospitals in Japan. The subjects of the present study were 82 Japanese women with lymphedema of an extremity (median age, 64 years; range, 40-86 ...
Brosi Philippe - - 2007
Advanced age is considered a relative contraindication for surgical revascularization in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Our aim was to analyze the usefulness of endovascular and surgical revascularization in patients older than 80 years with chronic critical leg ischemia (CLI). Our hypothesis was that the clinical benefit of lower ...
Das Tony - - 2007
PURPOSE: To report the 6-month outcomes from a prospective multicenter study investigating the use of cryoplasty (cold balloon angioplasty) to treat below-knee occlusive disease in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: Between August 2004 and October 2005, 108 patients (77 men; mean age 73+/-12 years, range 41-101) with CLI ...
Bakken Andrew M - - 2007
Although aggressive endoluminal therapy for superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusive disease is commonplace, the implications of diabetes mellitus (DM) on long-term outcomes in this population are unclear. We examined the consequences of endovascular treatment of the SFA in patients with and without DM. A database of patients undergoing endovascular treatment ...
Tartari S - - 2007
Our aim was to appraise the feasibility and outcomes of subintimal angioplasty (SA) for the percutaneous revascularization of infrainguinal arterial occlusions in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). We retrospectively assessed 117 SA procedures in 109 limbs with complete infrainguinal occlusions from 105 patients with CLI. Among these, the superficial ...
Dosluoglu Hasan H - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare the outcome of patients presenting with heel ulcers or gangrene (HEEL group) with those having lesions in other parts of the foot (non-HEEL group). METHODS: Treatment and outcomes of all HEEL and non-HEEL patients between June 2001 and October 2006 were ...
Fernández-Montequín José I - - 2007
To investigate the efficacy and safety of recombinant human epidermal growth factor (rhEGF) in advanced diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) A double-blind trial was carried out to test two rhEGF dose levels in type 1 or 2 diabetes patients with Wagner's grade 3 or 4 ulcers, with high risk of amputation. ...
Lavery Lawrence A - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To separately evaluate peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) and foot ulcer and amputation history in a diabetic foot risk classification to predict foot complications. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We evaluated 1,666 diabetic patients for 27.2 +/- 4.2 months. Patients underwent a detailed foot assessment and were followed at regular ...
Sadat U - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To compare wound infection, revision rates and hospital stay after major lower limb amputation between patients receiving 24 hours versus 5 days of prophylactic antibiotics. METHODS: The outcomes of a consecutive series of 40 major lower limb amputations in patients receiving a short 24-hour course of combined prophylactic antibiotics ...
Savolainen H - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Surgical profundaplasty (SP)is used mainly as an adjunct to endovascular management of peripheral vascular disease (PAD) today. Results from earlier series of profundaplasty alone have been controversial, especially regarding its hemodynamic effect. The question is: Can profundaplasty alone still be useful? Our aim was to evaluate its role in ...
Christenson Jan T - - 2007
Intraaortic balloon counterpulsation is an established and efficient therapy. Limb ischemia is the most common complication. The impact of treatment duration on balloon-related complications was analyzed retrospectively in 135 patients who underwent balloon counterpulsation between 1998 and 2004. Thirty high-risk coronary patients required preoperative intraaortic balloon therapy, 41 were in ...
Rowe Vincent L - - 2007
The impact of racial background on the outcome of lower extremity revascularization is unknown because a majority of studies have a preponderance of white patients. The charts of patients between 1988 and 2004 requiring infrapopliteal lower extremity revascularization were reviewed. Life-table analyses, the Cox proportional hazards model, and log-rank test ...
Scott Eric C - - 2007
Subintimal angioplasty (SIA) is an increasingly used method of lower extremity revascularization for patients with chronic arterial occlusions. To assess the technical feasibility, safety, and 3-year outcomes of patients treated with SIA, we performed a retrospective review of our early experience. Patient information-including demographics, indications, procedures, noninvasive arterial studies, and ...
Shrivastava Chandra P - - 2007
Between January 2000 and June 2003, 70 patients (63 men and 7 women) with acute-on-chronic lower limb vascular occlusion underwent thrombolysis with 1 million units of urokinase. Forty-eight patients had unilateral and 22 had bilateral involvement; 9 had gangrenous changes. The mean age was 47 +/- 9 years, 73% were ...
DeRubertis Brian G - - 2007
Percutaneous revascularization has become increasingly utilized for the treatment of lower extremity ischemia. Patients with limb-threat have been shown to be at increased risk of failure, although the reasons for this remain unclear. This study analyzed factors associated with percutaneous treatment failure, focusing specifically on lesion characteristics and treatment complexity. ...
Kwakkel Gert - - 2008
The aim of the study was to present a systematic review of studies that investigate the effects of robot-assisted therapy on motor and functional recovery in patients with stroke. A database of articles published up to October 2006 was compiled using the following Medline key words: cerebral vascular accident, cerebral ...
Sakić Simun - - 2007
Gait pattern is a frequent problem in cerebral palsy. The aim of the investigation is the evaluation of proximal femur normalization and/or pelvis normalization after surgical correction and simultaneous operations on soft tissues of lower limbs, as well as walk analysis. From 1980. to 2000. were operated 856 patients, 476 ...
Modrall J Gregory - - 2007
The deep veins (DV) of the thigh have proven to be versatile autogenous conduits for arterial reconstruction. Harvesting DV poses a theoretical risk of compromising venous outflow of the limb, which could predispose to chronic venous morbidity. The purpose of this study was to define the late incidence of chronic ...
DeRubertis Brian G - - 2007
Catheter-based revascularization has emerged as an alternative to surgical bypass for lower extremity vascular disease and is a frequently used tool in the armamentarium of the vascular surgeon. In this study we report contemporary outcomes of 1000 percutaneous infra-inguinal interventions performed by a single vascular surgery division. We evaluated a ...
MOZAFFAR, M.
In this prospective descriptive study, all patients with acute lower limb ischemia who presented to Shohada Tajrish Hospital (STH) between July 2001 and July 2003 were analyzed and followed for 6 months. The total population of 109 patients, with no significant difference in sexual distribution had a mean age of ...
Bardet, Nathalie
The Cenomanian-Turonian interval is a key period in the evolution of squamates. They display a spectacular radiation in the marine realm, in particular on the northern and southern margins of the Mediterranean Tethys, though some taxa reached the Interior Sea of North America. Snakes probably originated in the Mediterranean Tethys ...
Mayrovitz Harvey N - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Therapy-related changes in limb volumes often are estimated using summated segmental volumes based on adjacent circumference measurements. The purposes of this study were: (1) to determine the effect of different segment lengths on calculated volume reductions after complete decongestive therapy and (2) to determine the effect of ...
Marui Akira - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Limb ischemia remains a challenge. To overcome shortcomings or limitations of gene therapy or cell transplantation, a sustained release system of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) using biodegradable gelatin hydrogel has been developed. METHODS AND RESULTS: A phase I-IIa study was performed, in which 7 patients had critical limb ...
Bosiers M - - 2007
AIM: We investigated the efficacy of Xpert (Abbott Vascular Devices) nitinol stents for the treatment of infrapopliteal lesions in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: Between May and October 2005, 47 CLI patients (35 men, mean age 73 years) received 67 Xpert stents for the treatment of 58 infrapopliteal ...
Wissgott Christian - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and performance of ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis in the treatment of acute thrombotic or embolic occlusion of the lower limb arteries. METHODS: From April 2005 to July 2006, 25 patients (15 men; mean age 64.1 years, range 37-82) presenting with acute (<14 days old) occlusions of the ...
Hughes Kakra - - 2007
Chronic ischemia of the upper extremity requiring surgical revascularization is an uncommon condition. We analyzed modes of presentation, methods of operative repair, and follow-up in all consecutive patients with chronic ischemia of the upper extremity requiring arterial bypass. Data prospectively entered into a vascular registry was retrospectively analyzed for all ...
Matoussevitch V - - 2007
Arterial groin infections in drug addicts are associated with a risk of amputation and are potentially lethal. Primary revascularization with an obturator bypass represents a potential alternative to local revision and arterial ligation alone. We report our experience with this approach. From January 1999 until December 2005 twelve drug addicts ...
McKee W M - - 2007
Radial agenesis was diagnosed in a nine-week-old boxer. An ulnocarpal arthrodesis was performed when six months of age to improve limb alignment and enable weight bearing. When the dog was 10 months old, a hinged circular fixator was applied to the limb to gradually lengthen the ulna and correct angular ...
Matia I - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To assess the outcome of cold-stored venous allografts in critically ischemic limbs in patients with no ipsilateral autogenous greater saphenous vein. DESIGN: A non-randomised, retrospective, single-center study. METHODS: From September 2000 to June 2006, 46 cold-stored venous allografts obtained during multiorgan harvest were implanted into 44 critically ischaemic limbs ...
Ikushima Ichiro - - 2008
PURPOSE: To assess the initial effect, short-term patency, and limb salvage rates of combined stent placement and high-dose prostaglandin E-1 (PGE1) drip infusion for chronic occlusion of the superficial femoral artery (SFA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 15 arteriosclerotic occlusive lesions of the SFA were treated in 11 consecutive ...
Jones Wesley B - - 2007
Studies evaluating the outcome of surgical revascularization (SR) for critical limb ischemia in patients who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have differed widely in their findings and conclusions. Differences in definitions of success are largely responsible for the varying outcomes. We developed a method of outcomes assessment that incorporates four ...
Violi F - - 2007
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a clinical setting affecting more than 5% of the population older than 60. Despite the low rate of peripheral complications and amputation, PAD is complicated by a high rate of coronary and cerebral events. For this reason, PAD is considered a marker for systemic atherosclerosis ...
Steel Maxwell W - - 2007
Much has been written about the effects of successful arterial bypass on forefoot surgery for ulceration and gangrene. This study examined the effects of the amputation site and timing on the arterial bypass graft site. We reviewed the records of all patients who had successful vascular bypass graft surgery and ...
De Maeseneer M G - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Neovascularisation at the sapheno-femoral junction (SFJ) ligation site in the groin may occur within one year after great saphenous vein (GSV) surgery. Several anatomical and prosthetic barrier techniques have been proposed to prevent this evolution. OBJECTIVE: A prospective study examined whether closing the cribriform fascia could reduce the incidence ...
Singh Rajiv - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence of fluid collections in postoperative amputee stumps and the impact on limb-fitting outcomes in patients with such collections. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation ward. PARTICIPANTS: Successive patients with amputation examined with ultrasound over 1 year. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The presence of ...
Sri-Ram Kesavan - - 2007
Thirty-two patients (61 limbs) with lysosomal storage disorders underwent surgery for 'carpal tunnel syndrome'. Twenty-two limbs underwent a simple decompression whereas 39 limbs underwent additional neurolysis and tenosynovectomy. Data were incomplete for six patients (12 limbs). The mean age at operation for the decompression group (11 patients) was 10.5 years ...
Geier B - - 2007
Catheter-directed intraarterial thrombolytic therapy with rt-PA has been established as an alternative to surgery in selected patients with lower limb ischemia. The purpose of this study is to evaluate its long-term results and to try to identify patient variables influencing outcome. The results of thrombolytic treatment for acute or subacute ...
Vasquez Michael A - - 2007
The goal of endovenous ablation is to reduce the symptoms associated with chronic venous insufficiency. This prospective study was designed to apply the venous clinical severity score to limbs before and after endovenous saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation and to identify risk factors associated with treatment failure. Between September 2003 and ...
Blume Peter - - 2007
This retrospective study reviewed 80 consecutive patients (mean age 62 years; range 21-91 years) who underwent 91 transmetatarsal amputations (TMAs) between 1995 and 2003. The mean follow-up was 12 +/- 1.36 months. Sixty-two TMAs healed initially (group 1), whereas 29 TMAs did not heal by 3 months (group 2). At ...
Taylor Spence M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Success after surgical revascularization of the lower extremities, traditionally defined by graft patency or limb salvage, fails to consider other intuitive measures of importance. The purpose of the study was to construct a more comprehensive definition of clinical success and to identify clinical predictors of failure. STUDY DESIGN: For ...
Kuo Hung-Chou - - 2007
We report a patient with acute intermittent porphyria who presented with progressive motor neuropathy, particularly in the upper limbs. The electrophysiological studies showed an asymmetric motor neuropathy with a prominent involvement of both the radial and left peroneal nerves. During the 1-year follow-up period, 6 courses of hematin infusion, with ...
Manyazewal Dessie
Objective: To determine how many amputations might be avoidable in Ethiopia. Patients and methods: A retrospective study was made of 110 amputations (Male 83, Female 27) performed at the Tikur Anbessa Hospital during the 12 months between May 1 - April 31, 2001- 02. Results: Upper limb amputations (ULA) were ...
Walz Patrick - - 2007
The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of the distal-revascularization-interval ligation (DRIL) technique in alleviating symptoms of ischemic steal syndrome and in preserving hemodialysis access. A retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients receiving the DRIL procedure in a 3-year period. There were 38 DRIL bypass ...
Cochennec F - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: We reviewed our experience with limb occlusion after EVAR in order (1) to assess the clinical pattern and treatment options (2) to assess outcomes and (3) to identify predictive factors of occurrence. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Between 1995 and 2005, 460 AAA patients were electively treated with a variety of ...
Huang Ying - - 2007
Popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) are rare, but thromboembolic complications may result in limb loss. To define complications and outcomes after open surgical repairs, we reviewed our experience. Clinical data of patients with PAA seen between 1985 and 2004 at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, were reviewed and outcomes in 289 patients ...
Johnson S - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: This single-centre non-blind randomised controlled trial aimed to compare clinical outcomes in terms of recovery time of standard treatment of lower limb cellulitis versus standard treatment combined with cycloidal vibration (Vibro-Pulse) therapy. METHOD: Thirty-six patients (18 per group) with lower limb cellulitis were randomised to receive either standard treatment ...
Dawson David L - - 2007
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the most severe manifestation of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Without timely recognition, appropriate diagnosis, and revascularization, patients with CLI are at risk for amputation or potentially fatal complications. The past decade has seen substantial growth in endovascular CLI therapies and options now exist for treating ...
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