Anwar Zaitoun

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Both endoscopic ultrasound- (EUS-) guided tissue sampling techniques, fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and Trucut biopsy, have advantages and limitations. The aim of this study was to develop a strategy of combining these two EUS-guided sampling techniques in order to maximize the diagnostic accuracy and minimize duplication. (More)
Two million Americans use cocaine on a regular basis. Sixty-nine percent of cocaine in the United States is adulterated with levamisole, a veterinary antihelminthic drug. In 2008, the first cases of levamisole-induced agranulocytosis and vasculopathy associated with adulterated cocaine were reported in the southwestern United States. Since then, reports of(More)
Black patients have a higher prevalence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) than white patients, and also tend to have a greater extent and severity of disease, and poorer outcomes. The association of race with quality of health (QOH) after peripheral vascular intervention (PVI), however, is less well-known. In our study, we hypothesized that after PVI,(More)
OBJECTIVES CENTRAL was a prospective, multicenter, 100 patient study designed to evaluate the ability of a recanalization catheter system to cross chronic total occlusions (CTOs) of the superficial femoral artery while staying within the central vessel lumen. METHODS The primary endpoint was the successful crossing of a CTO (≥90% of the length) with the(More)
Vascular Disease Management® October 2017 E1 Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects more than 12 million patients in the United States and more than 200 million patients worldwide. Current PAD management, including antiplatelet agents, statins, smoking cessation, and supervised exercise programs, aims to improve the patient’s quality of life and prevent(More)
Vascular Disease Management® Volume 14, No. 10, October 2017 E218 Lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects at least 8.5 million Americans above the age of 40 years. Earlier studies have suggested that PAD is more common in men, but recent reports have shown that the prevalence of PAD in women is at least the same as in men, if not higher.(More)
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