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Charles Rob, Alfred Nobel and Aphrodite: the development of surgery for venous thromboembolism.
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PMID:  8049945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Charles Rob and the vascular surgeons at Strong Memorial Hospital have made significant contributions to the development of venology. Their impact on the surgical treatment of venous thromboembolism is emphasized. The technique for thrombectomy with temporary arteriovenous fistula is described. In a prospective randomized study from Sweden iliac vein patency was found in 76% of the operated group and 35% of the conservatively treated group after 6 months, and 77% versus 30%, respectively, after 5 years. A patent femoropopliteal vein with competent valves was found in 52% of the surgically treated patients compared with 26% of those treated conservatively after 6 months, and 36% versus 11%, respectively, after 5 years. Thrombectomy with temporary arteriovenous fistula is the author's method of choice to treat patients with acute iliofemoral venous thrombosis if the history of swelling of the thigh indicating iliac vein obstruction is less than 7 days' duration and the activity expectancy of the patient is more than 10 years.
B Eklöf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Clinical Trial; Historical Article; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular surgery (London, England)     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0967-2109     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-08     Completed Date:  1994-09-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308765     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-94     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Straub Clinic and Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / history
Femoral Vein
History, 20th Century
History, Ancient
Iliac Vein
New York
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology
Thrombectomy / adverse effects,  history*
Thromboembolism / surgery*
Thrombophlebitis / surgery
Thrombosis / surgery
Vascular Patency / physiology
Vascular Surgical Procedures / history
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
C Rob; A Nobel; Aphrodite

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