Esteban Ambrad-Chalela

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BACKGROUND Although 90% of patients with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS) experience "excellent" or "good" results after thoracic outlet decompression, recurrent symptoms may develop in certain patients. METHODS This is a retrospective review of patients with NTOS who developed recurrent symptoms of upper extremity/shoulder/neck pain, weakness(More)
FTIR-ATR analysis has shown that the 4-step process for preclotting polyester vascular grafts results in a uniform and reproducible fibrin coating of the polyester fibers. Western blot analyses have shown that FN and VEGF are also present in this fibrin coating. FTIR-ATR analyses of explanted grafts indicate that, while the in vivo healing of these(More)
Patent right and left limbs of an aortobifemoral knitted polyester graft and a patent left femoropopliteal graft, both implanted for 14 years, were removed 40 hr postmortem from a 63-year-old man. Healing studies were performed, using routine and immunocytochemistry staining scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) on(More)
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