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The use of Swan-Ganz catheters has increased tremendously since they were first introduced in 1970. Their ability to give vital hemodynamic measurements in critically ill patients makes their use invaluable when providing quality medical care. The formation of pulmonary artery (PA) pseudoaneurysm from a Swan-Ganz catheter-induced perforation of the PA is a(More)
Balloon angioplasty (PTA) and stent placement in the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) have been previously reported for the treatment of chronic [1] and acute [2] mesenteric ischemia. These studies have demonstrated favorable results, with an initial technical success rate for stenting approaching 92% and long-term clinical benefit after PTA of 89% [2].(More)
INTRODUCTION Transurethral resection of the prostate is considered the standard technique for patients with moderate or severe lower urinary tract symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Pathologically BPH is characterized by an increased proliferation of stromal and acinar cells, sustained by increased vascularization (neoangiogenesis).(More)
In this study comparing functional outcomes of renal angioplasty alone (PTRA) or angioplasty with stent placement in patients with renal artery stenosis (> or =60%) and renal insufficiency, 69 patients were treated with PTRA or stent placement. After censoring, the PTRA group included 15 patients with a mean age of 75 years, mean serum creatinine (Cr) of(More)
Thirty-five obese (Body Mass Index: BMI > 30) hypertensive (diastolic blood pressure > 100 mmHg) patients were studied for 6 months. 18 patients (10 males, mean age 52 +/- 6 years) were treated with captopril 50 mg b.i.d. (Group 1); 17 patients, matched by age, sex and BMI were treated with captopril 50 mg b.i.d. and hypocaloric diet (Group 2). During(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of magnetic resonance (MR) pyelography in patients affected by hydronephrosis due to ureteric stones, in order to identify a pyonephrotic condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the last 3 years, 315 patients, who had originally been investigated by ultrasonography, were evaluated with MR(More)
The familial trend of prostate carcinoma has been highlighted by a number of important studies in which the authors underlined the increased risk that brothers and sons of patients with this disease might be affected by prostate carcinoma. These studies also underline the importance of two significant risk factors in determining the presence of disease:(More)