Bert C. Eikelboom

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BACKGROUND Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is a safe, simple, and successful treatment for intermittent claudication caused by iliac-artery occlusive disease. Primary stent placement has been proposed as more effective than PTA. We compared the technical results and clinical outcomes of two treatment strategies-primary placement of a stent(More)
PURPOSE To assess accuracy of contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) angiography as compared with three-dimensional (3D) time-of-flight (TOF) MR angiography and reference digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in diagnosis of carotid artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Enhanced and 3D TOF MR angiography and DSA were performed in 51(More)
PURPOSE To define the impact of spiral computed tomographic angiography (CTA) with image reconstruction on graft selection for Transfemoral Endovascular Aneurysm Management (TEAM) by comparing it to conventional computed tomography (CT) and contrast arteriography. METHODS Twenty-one candidates for TEAM were included. The diameters of the superior and(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether computed tomographic (CT) angiography can be used to accurately quantify carotid stenoses and differentiate severe stenoses from occlusions. MATERIALS AND METHODS CT angiography was used to evaluate 50 carotid arteries in 27 patients who were referred for surgical evaluation after diagnosis of carotid stenosis and who had(More)
OBJECTIVES to assess size changes of the proximal aortic neck after endograft placement. METHODS since 1994, 54 consecutive patients have undergone abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair with the Endovascular Technologies (EVT) endograft. The study group comprised the 33 patients who had completed at least six months of the prospective follow-up protocol.(More)
In patients with common carotid artery (CCA) occlusion, successful vascular reconstruction can be performed if there is a patent internal or external carotid distal to the occlusion. Preoperative selection of suitable candidates is often difficult because of the inability to visualize patent distal vessels with conventional angiography. In reviewing 24(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess efficacy of transfemoral endovascular aneurysm management (TEAM) during mid-term follow-up. DESIGN Prospective multicentre study. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 26 patients treated by a Tube Endograft, the pre- and postoperative contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) images were reviewed in a blinded fashion.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Carotid endarterectomy has been shown to be beneficial in symptomatic patients with a severe stenosis (70% to 99%) of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is the standard of reference in the diagnosis of carotid artery stenosis but has a relatively high complication rate. In a diagnostic study we(More)
AIMS To determine whether the new technique of CT-angiography was accurate in displaying the complex anatomy of the aorta and its major branches. METHODS Seventeen patients with a variety of aortic pathology were examined. Using a spiral CT-scanner a volumetric scan was made during injection of 150 cc of i.v. contrast. Depending on the chosen CT(More)
PURPOSE We sought to determine the efficacy of antiplatelet therapy and oral anticoagulants in maintaining graft patency and preventing ischemic complications in patients after infrainguinal bypass surgery. METHODS We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of aspirin with or without other antiplatelet therapy and oral anticoagulants(More)