Federico Ponzio

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PURPOSE To report the outcome of an Italian multicenter trial of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) exclusion using the Stentor device. METHODS Between April 1995 and July 1996, 66 patients (63 men; average age 69 years, range 53 to 84) with infrarenal AAAs meeting the inclusion criteria were enrolled. The average diameter of the aneurysm was(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CE) for symptomatic left internal carotid artery (LICA) stenosis have greater risk of cognitive decline than patients with asymptomatic LICA disease or right internal carotid artery (RICA) disease. DESIGN Observational. SETTING Vascular surgery day hospital. PARTICIPANTS The(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of cognitive decline in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CE) for left internal carotid artery (ICA) (LICA) disease before or after the occurrence of ischemic symptoms has not been fully elucidated. We evaluated whether patients undergoing CE for symptomatic LICA stenosis have greater risk of cognitive decline than patients(More)
The advantages of performing carotid endarterectomy in the awake patient, perioperative analgesia, circulatory parameters, plasma cortisol and PRL response to surgery have been evaluated. Ten patients were submitted to general anaesthesia and ten patients to superficial and deep cervical block. The Authors conclude that, although the number of patients(More)
The authors report their clinical experience of 15 cases of femoro-popliteal by-pass with PTFE; all patients underwent postoperative anti-platelet therapy, in 8 cases with ASA and dipyridamole, in 7 with indobufene in accordance with a double blind randomized work. The Authors report the results of a one year follow-up. They deal with patency duration(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study was to evaluate the results of endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in patients considered not suitable for traditional open surgical repair because of the high anesthesiological risk. METHODS We have retrospectively evaluated the result of the endovascular treatment of 11 patients with AAA of more than 6 cm(More)