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PURPOSE To differentiate proxy renal cystic lesions containing protein, blood, iodine contrast or saline solutions using dual-energy CT (DECT) equipped with a new tin filter technology (TFT). MATERIALS AND METHODS 70 proxies (saline, protein, blood and contrast agent) were placed in unenhanced and contrast-enhanced kidney phantoms. DECT was performed at(More)
OBJECTIVE in diabetic patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) an inferior success rate following infrainguinal bypass surgery is quite often suggested. The aim of this retrospective analysis was, therefore, to evaluate the graft patency and, particularly, the clinical outcome at 1 year in diabetic compared with non-diabetic patients. MATERIAL AND(More)
The upper limb embolus is rarely encountered (upper limb:lower limb emboli 1:4-5). Our problem was to determine in which way the paraclinical investigations influence the operation indication. In 1992, we have seen 10 consecutive patients with an upper limb embolus. The characteristics of our patient group are the advanced age and the cardiovascular(More)
Two cases, both children, are described, in which there was a return of the electroencephalogram after a period of electrocerebral silence. One child survived for six weeks. Electroencephalographic technique and instrumentation adequately excluded non-cerebral potentials as a source of confusion in the second case. Hypothermia and drug overdosage, known to(More)
The reliability of determinations of left ventricular dimensions from digital subtraction angiocardiographies during exercise using intravenous injection of contrast material was proved in 20 patients. All angiocardiograms could be analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively only by means of the time-interval-difference (TID-) mode. Compared with other mask(More)
Using digital subtraction angiography, left ventricular function and pulmonary artery pressure at rest and during submaximal exercise (98 +/- 33 watts) were examined in 25 patients with systemic hypertension. All patients had normal coronary arteries and a normal left ventricular function at rest. Heart rate increased in all patients (from 82 +/- 14 to 134(More)
Intraoperative balloon angioplasty was performed on 17 patients and 19 arteries undergoing a concomitant vascular reconstructive procedure during the past 24 months. All angioplasties were performed with the aid of digital substraction angiography (DSA) in the operating room. The primary purpose of intraoperative angioplasty was mainly to increase outflow(More)
The usefulness and accuracy of intravenous digital subtraction angiography of the left ventricle was proved by comparison with conventional left ventricular angiocardiography. During heart catheterization two cineangiograms were performed in 20 patients at rest: one with direct injection of contrast medium into the left ventricle and the other with(More)