Erik E Debing

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Two previously healthy patients were admitted for chest pain, haemoptysis and dyspnoea. Perfusion-ventilation lung scanning demonstrated pulmonary embolism. Lower extremity duplex imaging and contrast venography revealed a thrombosed popliteal vein aneurysm as the source of emboli. After immediate anticoagulant therapy, the thrombo-embolic source was(More)
Two patients with acute limb-threatening lower extremity ischaemia as a result of a thrombosed and embolizing popliteal artery aneurysm are described. Both patients were successfully treated with intra-arterial thrombolysis and subsequent elective vascular reconstruction. Thrombolysis might be an effective method to identify the underlying cause of limb(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the endogenous sex hormone levels in natural postmenopausal women and their association with the presence of internal carotid artery (ICA) atherosclerosis. DESIGN Case-control study METHODS We compared 56 patients with severe ICA atherosclerosis referred for carotid artery endarterectomy (CEA) with 56 age-matched control subjects free(More)
OBJECTIVES There is evidence that inflammation plays a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. We compared levels of inflammatory markers between patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and controls, and between patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 180 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphocutaneous fistulas occurring after vascular procedures of the lower limb are a rare, but frustrating, complication. Many treatment options exist, but may lead to inconsistent results, with infection, delayed wound healing, and prolonged hospital stay. We present a simple surgical treatment of wound closure and drainage. METHODS In this(More)
BACKGROUND Patients considered for arterial surgery, have been shown to have a high incidence of coexistent cardiac, vascular and other diseases, affecting operative risk and survival. We developed a systematic workup strategy for detecting these coexistent diseases in our vascular surgical patients, mainly based on non-invasive diagnostic techniques. (More)
Spontaneous abdominal aortic dissection is a rare entity, often with a clinically unspecific presentation. The cause of the dissection is unclear. Angiography used to be the definitive diagnostic study, but today a correct diagnosis can be achieved with CT scanning and magnetic resonance angiography. The optimal form of management for the individual patient(More)
After carotid endarterectomy under general anaesthesia, the rapid elimination of desflurane and sevoflurane may allow earlier postoperative neurological assessment than after the use of isoflurane. However, desflurane may be associated with tachycardia and hypertension and may therefore increase cardiovascular risk. We investigated haemodynamic and recovery(More)