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A transoral noninvasive procedure in the oropharynx using local anesthesia was applied to detect flow in the vertebral arteries with a bidirectional continuous-wave Doppler ultrasound system. Common carotid artery compression was used to identify the vertebral artery. Flow direction, amplitude of flow signals, diastolic flow, and reaction of flow on common(More)
The patency of the external carotid artery (ECA) and internal carotid artery (ICA) in the presence of an occlusion of the common carotid artery (CCA) was evaluated in 7 patients with a symptomatic CCA occlusion by the combined application of cerebrovascular Doppler examination (cv-Doppler) based on continuous-wave equipment and sequential(More)
BACKGROUND Fast-track rehabilitation programs have resulted in a decrease in mortality and morbidity after major surgical procedures, e. g., in colorectal surgery. It is not known whether fast-track rehabilitation can safely be applied in major vascular surgery. METHOD 35 patients (mainly ASA III) who underwent open aorto-iliac reconstruction (21 for(More)
92 patients with fibromuscular hyperplasia (FMH) seen at the University Hospital Zurich were studied. Renovascular FMH was the most frequent manifestation of the disease (89%). FMH of the cerebral arteries was seen in 26%. The intestinal and subclavian arteries were involved in 9% each and the iliac arteries in 5% of the patients. In 2 patients each FMH of(More)
Subcortical and early cortical median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) were examined in 26 patients in hypoxic coma. The amplitude ratio between the negative slope of the scalp response and the following positive trough was determined. The latency difference between the major negative component recorded from the upper neck, N14, and the initial(More)
The administration of ethacrynic acid and frusemide to healthy volunteers was regularly followed by the excretion of hyaline casts, without any concomitant proteinuria. Hydrochlorothiazide and chlorthalidone did not themselves induce cylindruria but augmented that provoked by acidifying agents. It was shown by the indirect immunofluorescence method that the(More)
A computer-controlled 14-channel pulsed Doppler ultrasound instrument was used as a noninvasive means to evaluate instantaneous velocity profiles and flow in the comlon carotid arteries of 22 healthy persons and in 22 patients. Of the later, 13 had severe obstructions of the extracranial portion of the carotid artery, four had obstruction of the(More)