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Reconstruction of major arteries of lower extremities after war injuries. Long-term follow up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8698755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During 18 months' period of war in northeastern Croatia 38 wounded with injuries of lower extremity arteries were operated on in Osijek Department of Surgery demanding the use of substitute conduit for vascular reconstruction; 26 synthetic prosthesis and 12 vein grafts were applied. Ankle-brachial index and life-table method were used for the construction of the initial and cumulative limb salvage rate at 40 months. Cumulative graft patency and limb salvage rates for synthetic grafts was 87.67% +/- 6.9 and for vein grafts 91.67% +/- 8.0 respectively and did not differ significantly for both synthetic prosthesis and autologous vein grafts.
Z Lovric; V Lehner; L Kosic-Lovric; B Wertheimer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-30     Completed Date:  1996-08-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Osijek Clinical Hospital, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / injuries*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Follow-Up Studies
Leg / blood supply
Leg Injuries / epidemiology,  surgery*
Life Tables
Time Factors
Vascular Patency
Veins / transplantation
Wounds, Gunshot / epidemiology,  surgery*
Wounds, Penetrating / epidemiology,  surgery

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