Fred W Rushton

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The authors sought to evaluate the dialyzing surfaces important for peritoneal dialysis. They reasoned that the most definitive way to evaluate whether any of the gut and associated membranes contributed to transport was to see if transport changed when they were removed. Paired studies measuring rates of peritoneal uptake of glucose, urea, and inulin were(More)
Penetrating abdominal trauma with injury to the aorta and vena cava usually requires emergent intervention and is frequently lethal. Formation of a chronic aortocaval fistula (ACF) is an uncommon late complication of these injuries. We report a case of an ACF presenting 17 years after a gunshot wound to the abdomen, with progressive congestive heart failure(More)
Successful preoperative diagnosis of aortoenteric fistula is often difficult. Clinical findings, roentgenography, angiography, and endoscopy have been used in diagnosis with only partial success. Newer techniques of gallium citrate Ga 67 scanning, ultrasonography, and computed tomographic (CT) scanning have been used in recent years to establish the(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), initially developed for the treatment of degenerative aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta, has been applied to the entire spectrum of descending thoracic aortic pathology in both the elective and emergent settings. This single center study evaluates the effectiveness of TEVAR for the treatment(More)
BACKGROUND The LifeSite Hemodialysis Access System is a subcutaneous access device designed to maximize blood flow while minimizing access-related complications. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of the LifeSite System to a similar but transcutaneous access device, the Tesio-Cath Hemodialysis Catheter. METHODS The study was(More)
Extended length of time from injury to definitive vascular repair is considered to be a predictor of amputation in patients with popliteal artery injuries. In an urban trauma center with a rural catchment area, logistical issues frequently result in treatment delays, which may affect limb salvage after vascular trauma. We examined how known risk factors(More)
PURPOSE To compare the performance and safety of a fully subcutaneous vascular access device, the LifeSite hemodialysis access system, versus a tunneled hemodialysis catheter, the Tesio-Cath, at 1 year after implantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-eight patients who required hemodialysis received implantation of the LifeSite device or a Tesio-Cath(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinical obesity is an epidemic problem in the United States. The impact of this disease upon traumatic lower extremity vascular injuries (LEVI) is as yet undefined. We hypothesized that clinical obesity adversely affects outcome in patients with traumatic LEVI. METHODS All adult patients admitted over a 5-year period with a traumatic LEVI were(More)