Ernest J. Ferris

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Three hundred twenty-four percutaneous inferior vena caval (IVC) filters of different designs were placed in 320 patients from April 1985 through June 1992. No acute mortality or substantial morbidity was attributed to filter placement. Radiologic or pathologic follow-up data were obtained in 227 (71%) patients (230 filters); clinical follow-up data only(More)
Initial efforts to modify the stainless steel Greenfield filter for percutaneous insertion led to development of a titanium Greenfield filter, which could be inserted by use of a 12F carrier. This device functioned well as a filter but had an unacceptable 30% rate of migration, tilting, and penetration. Therefore a titanium Greenfield filter with modified(More)
PURPOSE Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) permits the detection of diffuse and focal bone marrow infiltration in the absence of osteopenia or focal osteolysis on standard metastatic bone surveys (MBSs). PATIENTS AND METHODS Both baseline MBS and MRI were available in 611 of 668 myeloma patients who were treated uniformly with a tandem autologous(More)
PURPOSE To determine if suprarenal placement of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters is associated with renal dysfunction or other complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS Case files of all patients with suprarenal vena caval filter placement since 1985 were reviewed for clinical and biochemical evidence of renal dysfunction and renal vein thrombosis. The(More)
Loin pain hematuria syndrome occurs primarily in young women and is manifested by recurrent loin pain, hematuria, and abnormal renal vasculature. This syndrome was first described in 1967 by Little in the British literature. Since that time, approximately 60 cases have been reported. In this paper, we describe a case and provide a pertinent review of the(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Electron beam computer tomography (EBCT) is increasingly being used to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD) in the asymptomatic patient. The aim of this review is to assess the current findings concerning EBCT in the diagnosis and prognostication of CAD. RECENT FINDINGS Review of the English language peer-reviewed medical literature(More)
Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are significant causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States; estimates range from 120,000 to 150,000 deaths annually. Although usually symptomatic, deep venous thrombosis can be clinically occult, in part due to incomplete obstruction or in part related to duplication, triplication, and fenestration(More)
To determine the incidence of thromboembolism in relation to thoracotomy, 77 patients undergoing pulmonary resection were prospectively studied up to 30 days postoperatively for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Overall, 20 of 77 patients (26%) had thromboembolic events during their hospitalization. Four deep venous thromboses and 1 pulmonary(More)
One hundred one LG-Medical (LGM) vena cava filters were placed in 97 patients at four institutions. Placement was a complete technical success in 90% (91 of 101). In 6% of attempts, LGM filter insertion was complicated by incomplete opening of the filter. Pulmonary embolism after filter placement was not definitely demonstrated in any patient. The(More)