Frans L . Moll

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Department of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands b Imperial College, London, UK University Hospital Innsbruck, Austria Azienda Ospedaliera di Perugia, Italy Hôpital Cardiologique, CHRU de Lille, Lille, France f St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK g St George’s Vascular Institute, London, UK Yale University School of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the mechanism of action of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) using an 810-nm diode laser. METHODS We compared intermittent and continuous delivery of laser energy and studied the absorption of laser light by blood, intravascular temperatures in ex vivo human vein segments using an(More)
BACKGROUND The molecular regulation for the transition from stable to vulnerable plaque remains to be elucidated. Heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) and its metabolites have been implicated in the cytoprotective defense against oxidative injury in atherogenesis. In this study, we sought to assess the role of HO-1 in the progression toward plaque instability in carotid(More)
An arterioureteral fistula (AUF) is a rare but life-threatening condition bordering on the expertise of the urologist, vascular surgeon, and interventional radiologist. We reviewed published cases in order to better recognize and treat patients with an AUF. Of all 139 patients, 13% died of an AUF-related cause; in this group, only 22% of the fistulas were(More)
BACKGROUND Identification of patients at risk for primary and secondary manifestations of atherosclerotic disease progression is based mainly on established risk factors. The atherosclerotic plaque composition is thought to be an important determinant of acute cardiovascular events, but no prospective studies have been performed. The objective of the(More)
BACKGROUND A considerable number of patients with acute type B aortic dissection (ABAD) treated with medical management alone will exhibit aortic enlargement during follow-up, which could lead to aortic aneurysm and rupture. The purpose of this study was to investigate predictors of aortic expansion among ABAD patients enrolled in the International Registry(More)
Phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCD) is a fulminant condition of acute massive venous thrombosis that may result in major amputation or death unless treated in an early phase. Guidelines for treatment are still not clearly documented. As a consequence, physicians might have limited knowledge of this potential life-threatening condition and its clinical course.(More)
OBJECTIVE To update mortality rates and long-term survival of patients admitted to the hospital with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and to study prognostic factors associated with mortality. DESIGN Retrospective follow-up. MATERIALS 309 patients (274 men, 35 women, average age 71) admitted to the hospital between January 1980 and January 1994(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate changes in brain perfusion computed tomographic (CT) parameters after revascularization of unilateral symptomatic carotid artery stenosis and to determine whether pretreatment perfusion CT parameters can be used to predict changes in cerebral hemodynamics after treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was medical(More)
OBJECTIVE Thoracic aneurysm preoperative imaging is performed using static techniques without consideration of normal aortic dynamics. Improved understanding of the native aortic environment into which thoracic endografts are placed may aid in device selection. It is unclear what comprises normal thoracic aortic pulsatility. We studied these phenomena(More)