Eric Solomon Chemla

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PURPOSE To identify perioperative variables which may influence mortality of elective abdominal aneurysm repair (AAA). METHOD prospective study of patients undergoing elective AAA repair between 1986 and 1997. RESULTS Four hundred and seventy patients (438 men, 32 females) with a mean age of 69.4+/-13 years and aneurysms with a diameter of 60+/-3 mm(More)
BACKGROUND The SynerGraft model 100 (SG 100) is a decellularized bovine uereter graft developed to improve on prosthetic conduits for vascular access. Its clinical performance was compared with polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) in a prospective, pilot randomized study. METHODS Patients requiring haemodialysis with no native vein options were included.(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of complex hemodialysis access procedures among patients with central venous obstruction who were running out of access sites. Between September 2002 and December 2003 we performed a total of 640 new hemodialysis access procedures in 3 renal units. Ten of these patients presented central vein stenosis or(More)
BACKGROUND Given the high cardiac mortality of renal transplant recipients, identification of high-risk patients is important to offer appropriate treatment before transplantation. AIM To determine patients with high mortality after renal transplantation despite selection according to current criteria. METHODS Preoperative parameters were collected from(More)
BACKGROUND It is not uncommon for all usual upper limb autogenous access sites to fail, often in patients for whom neither peritoneal dialysis nor transplantation is an appropriate option. Axillary-axillary arteriovenous bypass grafts could be used as the last option before a thigh autogenous access even in case of unilateral central venous stenosis or(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular anomalies are considered a contraindication for laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. We report a successful hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic live donor nephrectomy from a donor with a double inferior vena cava. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 37-year-old woman wanted to donate a kidney to her 44-year-old boyfriend who had hypertensive(More)
Brachial artery aneurysm (BAA) is a rare condition. We describe a series of cases of BAA with arteriovenous access. Thirteen patients were retrospectively identified between January 2006 and July 2009 using a patient database. All were associated with brachio-cephalic fistulas. Mean age was 51.2 +/- 13.8 years. Twelve males (93.3%) were identified.(More)
It is essential to increase the level of awareness for the need to preserve the integrity of the venous system in the dialysis patient. Central venous stenosis is a major problem for this population, effectively excluding an affected individual from the safest and most efficacious form of vascular access—a native upper limb fistula. Amongst end-stage renal(More)
INTRODUCTION True brachial artery aneurysms are rare, typically occurring secondary to trauma. In this report, we describe two recent cases of patients who presented acutely with upper limb ischaemia due to brachial artery aneurysms. Both patients presented many years after brachiocephalic arteriovenous (AV) fistula ligation in the ipsilateral limb. (More)
End stage renal failure patients requiring long term total parenteral nutrition (TPN) often have multiple central line placements due to line infection or occlusion. Sometimes this can cause central venous stenosis or even occlusion. We present three cases in this consecutive series, in which we have successfully used arteriovenous fistulae for both(More)