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PURPOSE To determine the imaging characteristics of infected aortic aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS Review of records of patients with surgical and/or microbiologic proof of infected aortic aneurysm obtained over a 25-year period revealed 31 aneurysms in 29 patients. This study included 21 men and eight women (mean age, 70 years). One radiologist(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess expansion rate of common iliac artery aneurysms (CIAAs) and define outcomes after open repair (OR) and endovascular repair (EVAR). METHODS Clinical data of 438 patients with 715 CIAAs treated between 1986 and 2005 were retrospectively reviewed. Size, presentations, treatments, and outcomes were recorded. Kaplan-Meier method with(More)
OBJECTIVE Infected aortic aneurysms are rare, difficult to treat, and associated with significant morbidity. The purpose of this study was to review the management and results of patients with infected aortic aneurysms and identify clinical variables associated with poor outcome. METHODS The clinical data and early and late outcomes of 43 patients treated(More)
PURPOSE Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV (EDS-IV) results from abnormal procollagen III synthesis and leads to arterial, intestinal, and uterine rupture. The purpose of this study was to review the spectrum, management, and clinical outcome of EDS-IV patients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 31 patients (15 male and 16 female) with(More)
Treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia has evolved during the last 2 decades. Endovascular treatment has first emerged as an alternative to bypass in the elderly or higher-risk patient, but has become the primary modality of treatment in most patients with suitable lesions, independent of their surgical risk. Open mesenteric revascularization with bypass(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the results of surgery for hospitalized cases of aneurysms in the United States, thereby providing a standard of comparison for new techniques proposed to treat aneurysms. METHODS Data on hospitalized aneurysm cases were collected from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, a comprehensive database of(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of treatment of nonhealing heel ulcers and gangrene and to define those variables that are associated with success. METHODS A multi-institutional review was undertaken at four university or university-affiliated hospitals of all patients with wounds of the heel and arterial(More)
PURPOSE The clinical success and patency of central and peripheral venous stents in patients with symptomatic venous obstruction (SVO) were assessed. METHODS The records of patients with SVO treated with venous stents from 1992 to 1999 were reviewed. Demographic and procedural variables were analyzed to determine their effect on clinical success, primary(More)
PURPOSE Neurofibromatosis type I (NF-I) is an autosomal dominant disorder affecting one in 3000 individuals. Vascular abnormalities are a well-recognized manifestation of NF-I. The purpose of this study is to review the spectrum, management, and clinical outcome of patients with vascular abnormalities and NF-I. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 31(More)
OBJECTIVE Outcomes of open (OR) and endovascular revascularization (ER) for chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) were analyzed with respect to clinical risk stratification. METHODS The data of 229 consecutive patients treated for CMI with OR (146 patients/265 vessels) or ER (83 patients/105 vessels) between 1991 and 2005 were reviewed. Patients were(More)