Caroline C. Jadlowiec

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BACKGROUND Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery is commonly used in colorectal surgery and provides benefit in complex cases. OBJECTIVE This study examined the minimally invasive surgical trends, patient characteristics, and operative variables unique to patients undergoing hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery. DESIGN This was a retrospective medical chart(More)
INTRODUCTION Several clinical trials are currently evaluating stem cell therapy for patients with critical limb ischemia that have no other surgical or endovascular options for revascularization. However, these trials are conducted with different protocols, including use of different stem cell populations and different injection protocols, providing little(More)
BACKGROUND Despite almost 2 decades of experience with cadaveric vein, there remains a paucity of available data regarding the role of cadaveric vein in hemodialysis, specifically with regard to outcomes and patency. Observations from our own experience have suggested that cadaveric vein grafts (CVGs) provide good outcomes, particularly in patients with(More)
Neointimal hyperplasia (NIH) in bypass conduits such as veins and prosthetic grafts is an important clinical entity that limits the long-term success of vascular interventions. Although the development of NIH in the conduits shares many of the same features of NIH that develops in native arteries after injury, vascular grafts are exposed to unique(More)
BACKGROUND During vein graft adaptation to the arterial circulation, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) A expression transiently increases before becoming downregulated; however, the role of VEGF-A in venous remodeling is not clear. In addition, although VEGF-A stimulates angiogenesis and determines arterial identity in nascent arterial endothelial(More)
Although much progress has been made regarding our knowledge of stem cells and their potential applications for therapeutic angiogenesis, there has been less success with the clinical application of this knowledge to patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Patients with CLI often have chronic wounds and newer cell-based therapies for chronic wounds show(More)
OBJECTIVE Pericardial patches are commonly used in vascular surgery to close arteriotomies. The mechanism of early healing after patch implantation is still not well defined. We used a rat aortic patch model to assess pericardial patch healing and examined Ephrin-B2, a marker of arterial identity, expression within the post-implantation patch. We also(More)
Alternative therapies are currently being developed to treat patients with chronic limb ischemia who are unable to be revascularized in order to avoid amputation. Cell-based therapy using mononuclear cells is gaining attention as many clinical trials are currently underway. We review cell differentiation along with the different potential cell sources for(More)
OBJECTIVE Nogo-B mediates vascular protection and facilitates monocyte- and macrophage-dependent vascular remodeling. PirB is an alternate receptor for Nogo-B, but a role for the Nogo-PirB axis within the vascular system has not been previously reported. We examined whether Nogo-B or PirB play a role in regulating macrophage-mediated vascular remodeling and(More)
BACKGROUND Arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) are the preferred access for hemodialysis, however, there continues to be limited data guiding the surgical management of primary dialysis access creation in elderly end-stage renal disease patients. METHODS This is an 8-year retrospective institutional study evaluating the operative and clinical characteristics of(More)