Abderahman Chait

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Hepatic artery to portal vain fistulas were first reported in 1892. Symptoms of portal hypertension usually occur within weeks to months, once the fistula develops. Various attempts at surgical occlusion and embolization, with varying results, have been reported. This report is of a 33-yr-old woman who, 23 yrs after an automobile accident, was admitted with(More)
Complications associated with coronary stent placement have decreased in recent years. One of the complications involved with this procedure is the possibility that the stent is stripped from the delivery catheter prior to deployment and is lost systemically. This paper reports a rare complication which resulted in vascular insufficiency necessitating(More)
Phlegmasia cerulea dolens is an uncommon sequela of severe deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremities. Characterized by massive edema, arterial and venous compromise, and threats to limb and life, this clinical entity is a clear indication for thrombolytic therapy. We report an innovative approach to conventional thrombolysis via a lesser saphenous(More)
The degenerative changes of the lumbar spine in 100 patients with symptomatic low-back pain were reviewed using plain roentgenograms and computed tomographic scans in order to determine the relationship between degeneration and annular protrusion. Additionally, the lumbar spinal units of 25 fresh cadavers were roentgenographed, injected with a mixture of(More)
AIM The aim of our experimental study was to determine the effect of exogenic nitrates on certain biological parameters in relation to renal insufficiency. RESULTS Chronic treatment of rats for 5 months with varying nitrate concentrations (50, 100, 150 and 500 mg/L) induced a dose-dependent reduction in plasma concentrations of total proteins and a(More)