Alan B. Lumsden

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PURPOSE The current standard of care for deep venous thromboembolism (DVT) is anticoagulation; however, this treatment method does not rapidly relieve clot burden or clinical symptoms. We describe a rapid and effective method of thrombus removal, with simultaneous percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) and thrombolysis. METHODS Over 26 months 20(More)
The Society for Vascular Surgery pursued development of clinical practice guidelines for the management of the left subclavian artery with thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). In formulating clinical practice guidelines, the society selected a panel of experts and conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. They used the(More)
During the period from 1975 to 1991, 41 patients with 60 visceral artery aneurysms were treated at the Affiliated Hospitals of Emory University. The total included 13 patients in whom 16 aneurysms were treated primarily by transarterial embolization. There were seven hepatic artery aneurysms, three splenic artery aneurysms, three gastroduodenal artery(More)
PURPOSE The North American Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery (NASEPS) Registry was established to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of minimally invasive endoscopic Linton operations for treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. METHODS Retrospective analysis was performed on the clinical data of 151 patients who underwent attempt at(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the risk factors and surgical management of complications caused by femoral artery catheterization in pediatric patients. METHODS From January 1986 to March 2001, the hospital records of all children who underwent operative repairs for complications caused by femoral artery catheterization were reviewed. A prospective cardiac(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical characteristics of chronic renal failure patients who developed hand ischemia in the limb carrying the dialysis angioaccess. A retrospective review of the charts of 352 patients who underwent 409 upper extremity arteriovenous access, and who were subsequently diagnosed as steal syndrome, was performed(More)
Recognizing the impact of the decision making by the dialysis access surgeon on the successful placement of autogenous arteriovenous hemodialysis access, the Society for Vascular Surgery assembled a multispecialty panel to develop practice guidelines in arteriovenous access placement and maintenance with the aim of maximizing the percentage and(More)
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) type IV results in a high incidence of vascular lesions. The extreme fragility of arteries is associated with multiple aneurysm formation, spontaneous rupture, and dissection. Surgical management of patients with this disorder is hazardous and often unrewarding. In this report we describe the difficulties encountered in the(More)
BACKGROUND Splenic artery aneurysms (SAA) are rare clinical entities that carry the risk of rupture and fatal hemorrhage. They are being detected with increased frequency and often cause a clinical dilemma, particularly when small lesions occur in compromised patients. This paper relates our experience in the management of SAA over a 14-year period. (More)
PURPOSE To present a series of carotid artery pseudoaneurysms treated successfully using an endovascular approach. METHODS From April 1995 to November 1999, 5 patients with neurological symptoms not explained by computed tomography of the head were identified by carotid angiography as having internal carotid artery (ICA) pseudoaneurysms. Three patients(More)