Christopher T Hunnicutt

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BACKGROUND Utilization of bridging vein harvesting (BVH) of saphenous vein grafts (SVG) for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) results in large wounds with great potential for pain and infection. Endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH) may significantly reduce the morbidity associated with SVG harvesting. METHODS A prospective database of 200 matched(More)
PURPOSE To study selective use of antibiotic-impregnated catheters in children at increased risk of venous catheter-related infections (CRIs). MATERIALS AND METHODS From December 2008 to June 2009, 428 peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) were placed by the interventional radiology service of a large metropolitan children's hospital. This(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Femoral artery injuries are known complications of percutaneous vascular closure devices (VCDs). We studied the incidence of delayed femoral artery angiographic irregularities after neurointerventional procedures in which the EXOSEAL extravascular closure device was used for femoral arterial puncture closure. METHODS Adult patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To assess Onyx (Covidien, Irvine, California, United States) efficacy as a preoperative embolic agent for neoplasms of the head, neck, and spine, and to compare angiographic and histologic evidence of tumor penetration as predictors of intraoperative blood loss. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of preoperative Onyx(More)
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