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OBJECTIVES to evaluate the prevalence and the possible causes of spinal cord ischaemia (SCI) following endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR). Differences in the incidence of this complication between endovascular treatment and published series following conventional treatment were assessed. DESIGN analysis of patients enrolled in the EUROSTAR(More)
BACKGROUND The Eurostar project is a multicentred database of the outcome of endovascular repair of infra-renal aortic aneurysms. From 1996 to March, 2002, 113 European centres of vascular surgery have contributed. The purpose of this article is to review the medium term (up to 7 years) results of endovascular aneurysm repair as reported to Eurostar. (More)
OBJECTIVE Outcome of treatment of patients with ruptured or symptomatic non-ruptured aneurysm (rAAA and snrAAA), preferentially treated by emergency endovascular repair was assessed. The outcome was compared with a historical group of patients treated by open repair. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two groups of patients presenting with acute symptomatic AAA were(More)
OBJECTIVE The EUROSTAR (European Collaborators on Stent/graft techniques for aortic aneurysm repair) Registry was established in 1996 to collect data on the outcome of treatment of patients with infrarenal aortic aneurysms with endovascular repair. To date, 88 European centers of vascular surgery have contributed. The purpose of the study was to evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence, risk factors, and consequences of endoleaks after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. METHODS Data on 2463 patients were collected from 87 European centers and recorded in a central database. Preoperative data were compared for patients with collateral retrograde perfusion(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to determine the effect of the preoperative diameter of abdominal aortic aneurysms on the midterm outcome after endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHOD The data for 4392 patients who had undergone EVAR were analyzed. Patients were enrolled over 6 years to June 2002 in the EUROSTAR database. Outcomes were(More)
OBJECTIVES Although small, the risk of rupture after EVAR remains a major concern. The aim of this study was to identify mechanisms of late aneurysm rupture after endovascular repair. METHODS Patients who suffered a proven aneurysm rupture after EVAR were identified from the EUROSTAR (European Collaborators on Stent-graft Techniques for Abdominal Aortic(More)
BACKGROUND Personality and psychiatric disorders are reported to be more common in dyspeptic patients with severe complaints, but it remains unclear whether this association exists for patients with mild and moderate dyspepsia. AIM To study the association between dyspeptic symptom severity and psychopathology, major life events and coping ability in(More)
PURPOSE Aim was to evaluate the accuracy of computed tomography colonography (CTC) for detection of colorectal neoplasia in a Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) positive screening population. METHODS In three different institutions, consecutive FOBT positives underwent CTC after laxative free iodine tagging bowel preparation followed by colonoscopy with(More)