Francisco Cardoso Brochado-Neto

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BACKGROUND Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty has been used with increasing frequency in the treatment of infrainguinal arterial occlusive disease. This meta-analysis aimed to assess the middle-term outcomes after crural angioplasty in patients with chronic critical limb ischemia and compare results with a meta-analysis of popliteal-to-distal vein bypass(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the results of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and bypass graft surgery (BGS) for the treatment of infrapopliteal lesions in individuals presenting with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHOD A total of 48 infrapopliteal PTAs and 50 infrapopliteal BGS were compared retrospectively. All grafts used nonreversed saphenous vein(More)
OBJECTIVE We report a retrospective analysis of our experience in bypass vein graft surgery to lateral tarsal, medial plantar, and lateral plantar arteries for treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS Between January 1991 and February 2010, we performed 137 inframalleolar bypass graft surgeries; of these, 25 (18%) were conducted using foot(More)
BACKGROUND A previous meta-analysis reported on the mid-term outcomes of infrainguinal bypass grafts in patients with critical limb ischemia and end-stage renal disease. Given the competing interest in endovascular procedures, the results of bypass surgery must be assessed as precisely as possible for future comparison. In this study, the original(More)
The distal zone of the deep femoral artery has been used as an inflow site for femorodistal bypass grafts. Eleven such bypass grafts were performed in patients who had critical limb ischemia either to avoid a hostile groin (n=7) or because of an insufficient length of vein (n=4). The posteromedial route was used. Two of the 11 grafts had early failure and a(More)
OBJECTIVES to compare arm and saphenous veins for infrageniculate bypass grafting. DESIGN prospective non-randomised study. MATERIALS two hundred patients, of which 197 had ischaemic tissue loss or rest pain. METHODS two hundred and eleven infrageniculate vein bypass procedures using 176 greater saphenous veins and 35 arm veins. RESULTS the(More)
Bypasses to the descending genicular artery (DGA) or the medial sural artery (MSA) have been performed with acceptable rates of midterm success. The arteriographic appearance of the DGA, the MSA, and the lateral sural artery (LSA) was described and the applicability of bypass to these vessels was investigated. The arteriograms of 45 patients who had(More)
We evaluated nonreversed vein grafts in above-knee bypasses for chronic critical limb ischemia in a retrospective study with intention-to-treat analysis in patients who underwent above-knee bypass grafting. During a 4-year period, 51 patients (men, 32; women, 19; mean age = 66 years) with 53 critically ischemic lower extremities underwent above-knee(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have described acceptable results for infrapopliteal bypass surgery that uses an autogenous vein other than the greater saphenous vein but is still no reliable prediction of outcomes. The objective of this study was to use meta-analysis to assess the long-term outcomes after infrapopliteal bypass grafting done with alternate(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe bypass to perigeniculate vessels for limb salvage. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 1995 and 2009, 47 bypass procedures to perigeniculate collateral arteries were performed in 46 patients (15 women, 31 men; median age, 68 years). All patients presented with critical ischaemia (tissue loss in 87.5%,(More)