Axel Thors

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BACKGROUND Patient quality outcomes are a major focus of the health care industry. It is unknown what effect involvement in graduate medical education (GME) has on patient outcomes. The purpose of this study is to begin to examine whether GME involvement in postoperative care impacts patient quality outcomes. METHODS The retrospective cohort included all(More)
Right-sided aortic arch with retroesophageal left subclavian artery and left ligamentum arteriosum is the second most common vascular ring. Aneurysms of the arch in its retroesophageal portion are rare. The surgical repair of a retroesophageal arch aneurysm poses a significant challenge because no single approach provides access to the whole arch and all of(More)
This is a report of a patient with an atrial septal defect with right-to-left shunting, flail tricuspid valve, and complete heart block secondary to blunt chest trauma after a motor vehicle accident. The patient surgically repaired with pericardial recreation of atrial septum, bioprosthetic tricuspid valve replacement, and pacemaker insertion. The patient(More)
OBJECTIVE Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is difficult to diagnose, poorly understood, and often confused with other causes of chronic pelvic pain. Thus, gonadal vein reflux, its relation to lower extremity venous insufficiency (LEVI), and treatment remains controversial to physicians and payors. We present our experience with endovascular PCS treatment(More)
PURPOSE To determine the feasibility, effects, and complications of a resorbable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter in a porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten handmade, dual-filtration level, resorbable IVC filters were produced and gas sterilized. A dual-filtration cone was constructed using polyglycolic acid polymer strands oriented in a staggered cone(More)
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