Brett Miller

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Over a 14-month period patients undergoing 144 percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty procedures were evaluated for the presence of complications at the femoral puncture site. After percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty each patient was examined by a surgeon, and then a color-flow duplex scan of the groin was obtained. On the initial scan(More)
An adductor canal catheter may facilitate early ambulation after total knee arthroplasty, but there is concern over preoperative placement since intraoperative migration of catheters may occur from surgical manipulation and result in ineffective analgesia. We hypothesized that catheter type and subcutaneous tunneling may influence tip migration for(More)
PURPOSE To present a clinical procedure that readjusts catheters to its planned positions based on pretreatment computed tomography (CT) for patients undergoing high-dose-rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy, and evaluate the magnitude and dosimetric impact of the adjustments. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients received a pretreatment verification CT (vCT)(More)
The purpose of this study was to perform comprehensive measurements and testing of a Novalis Tx linear accelerator, and to develop technical guidelines for com-missioning from the time of acceptance testing to the first clinical treatment. The Novalis Tx (NTX) linear accelerator is equipped with, among other features, a high-definition MLC (HD120 MLC) with(More)
CVS-1123, low-molecular-weight, direct thrombin inhibitor was studied in an anesthetized canine model of arterial and venous thrombosis to determine whether thrombin inhibition could reduce the incidence of occlusive thrombosis in response to vessel-wall injury. The left carotid artery (LCA) and right jugular vein (RJV) were instrumented with a flow probe,(More)
Eighty-nine endovascular procedures were performed during a 1-year period. Techniques included balloon angioplasty (n = 50), laser-assisted balloon angioplasty (n = 32), and atherectomy (n = 7). Indications were claudication (65.2%), critical ischemia (30.3%), and failing bypass (4.5%). Preoperative evaluation included a history and physical examination,(More)
This study tested the hypothesis that there is a relatively greater decrease in memory for contextual features than in memory for target information with increasing age. Young, middle-aged, and elderly adults were presented with a number of slides, each of which contained a word centered on a background composed of either a landscape/cityscape or a border(More)
The healing characteristics and morphological features of a trans-anastomotic endovascular multifilament flexible metallic stent (Wallstent, Schneider) were investigated in a canine end-to-end arterial model. Both femoral arteries of 12 conditioned mongrel dogs were exposed, then transversely divided and reanastomosed. One anastomosis was randomly chosen(More)