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The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of stent-graft placement in the management of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) and pseudoaneurysms (PAs) involving the carotid artery (CA). Twenty-two patients (16 men, 6 women) with a CA AVF (n = 5) or PA (n = 17) owing to a gunshot or stab wound, carotid endarterectomy, blunt trauma, a tumor,(More)
PURPOSE To report the technique and acute technical results associated with the PowerWire Radiofrequency (RF) Guidewire used to recanalize central vein occlusions (CVOs) after the failure of conventional endovascular techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study was conducted from January 2008 to December 2011, which identified all patients with(More)
Hypercapnia attenuates the effects of static airway pressure (Paw) on phrenic burst frequency (f) and the expiratory duration. We examined the role of carotid chemoreceptors in this response using an experimental preparation that allowed independent control of lung inflation and CO2 reflexes. Experiments were conducted in intact (n = 6) and carotid(More)
High-resolution real-time ultrasonography (5, 7.5, and 10 MHz) was used to examine the menisci of the knee in ten normal volunteers and in ten patients with knee injuries. The posterior horns of the medial and lateral menisci were easily demonstrated. Normal anatomy and pathologic changes could be imaged in the menisci, capsular ligaments, and articular(More)
Sonography is a useful modality in the diagnosis of a wide variety of knee disorders, including lesions of the articular cartilage, tendons and ligaments, menisci, synovial space, and adjacent vessels and muscles. Sonography is noninvasive, rapidly performed, widely available, readily accepted by patients, uses no ionizing radiation, and is relatively(More)
We evaluated the ability of high-resolution, real-time sonography to identify and characterize artificially produced lesions in the menisci in human cadaveric knee specimens. In total, 20 lesions created in 10 specimens from five knees were prepared and examined sonographically. Four different types of lesions were created: eight vertical concentric tears,(More)
The secundum type atrial septal defect (ASD) is a relatively common finding in the general population, occurring at a reported rate of 3.78 per 100,000 live births [1], and comprising approximately 6–10% of all congenital cardiac defects [2]. When faced with a symptomatic ASD, there are several methods of treatment available. Open surgery with occlusion of(More)
Hypercapnia attenuates the effects of static airway pressure (Paw) on phrenic burst frequency (f) and the expiratory duration (TE) in chloralose-urethan-anesthetized dogs. Surgical removal of the carotid bodies abolishes this interaction. Since halothane anesthesia in hyperoxia greatly impairs peripheral chemoreflexes, experiments were conducted to(More)
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