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Endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has emerged as a promising, less invasive alternative to conventional open surgery for the treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). In the last 20 years, the application rate of EVAR and its clinical results have significantly improved thanks to the evolution of stent-grafts and endovascular delivery(More)
OBJECTIVE To retrospectively compare a single center's immediate and mid-term outcomes of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm open and endovascular repair (EVAR) for two patient groups-hemodynamically stable and unstable patients-in the same time period. METHODS Patients presenting at our center with confirmed rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm(More)
BACKGROUND Case and single center reports have documented the feasibility and suggested the effectiveness of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAAs), but the role and value of such treatment remain controversial. OBJECTIVE To clarify these we examined a collected experience with use of EVAR for RAAA treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of the Adamkiewicz artery (AKA) detection by multidetector computed tomography (CT) data analysis without the need of a dedicated workstation, using low-cost hardware and the freeware OsiriX. METHODS CT scans of 67 patients undergoing a thoracic or thoraco-abdominal aortic procedure between April 2006 and August 2008(More)
This paper reports a HPLC method to detect unchanged and glucuronide derivatives of ciclopirox olamine (a substituted 2-pyridone antimycotic) and gives pharmacokinetics in rabbits after i.v. and intravaginal administration. The HPLC method utilizes a RP 18 reverse phase column, a mobile phase of water and acetonitrile (60/40), a flux of 1 ml/min and(More)
AIM Endovascular repair has surpassed open surgical treatment as the most common procedure in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), yet its applicability remains limited to those with aortoiliac anatomy suitable for the introduction and deployment of the devices. The current study was performed to assess the safety and efficacy of INCRAFT® (Cordis(More)
Experiments were performed to analyze the possible effect of the immunomodulating agent Pidotimod (3-L-pyroglutamyl-L-thiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid) on mouse Natural Killer (NK) cell activity and glucocorticoid hormone(GCH)-induced thymocyte apoptosis. The results indicate that in vivo treatment with Pidotimod (200 mg/Kg ip for 5 days) causes a significant(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate long-term results in patients undergoing elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) using the Talent LPS endograft to treat abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS Fifty patients (49 men; median age 72 years, range 54-89) were treated electively between 1997 and 2001 with the Talent LPS endograft chosen for various anatomical(More)
This is a report of a prospective study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Medtronic AneuRx stent-graft. Patients with an infrarenal aneurysm with a proximal neck length of greater than 10 mm and a neck diameter not greater than 26 mm and iliac artery diameters of at least 6 mm were accepted for endovascular repair using the Medtronic AneuRx modular(More)