Hans G. W. de Groot

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OBJECTIVE The construction of an autogenous radial-cephalic direct wrist arteriovenous fistula (RCAVF) is the primary and best option for vascular access for hemodialysis. However, 10%-24% of RCAVFs thrombose directly after operation or do not function adequately due to failure of maturation. In case of poor arterial and/or poor venous vessels for(More)
A total of 144 evaluable patients with breast cancer were enrolled in a multicenter, randomized, prospective study to establish the role of delayed shoulder exercises on wound drainage and shoulder function after axillary lymph node dissection. Patients in group 1 (n = 78) started active shoulder exercises 1 day postoperatively. Patients in group 2 (n = 66)(More)
PURPOSE We performed a retrospective study on hemodialysis fistulae in patients aged 75 years and older. METHODS Dialysis records of 2 hospitals were searched for patients of 75 years and older who had primary autologous radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulae (RCAVFs) and brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistulae (BCAVFs). Outcome measures were primary,(More)
OBJECTIVE Long-term results of precuffed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) grafts used for peripheral bypass surgery are lacking. The aim of this study was to obtain the long-term outcomes of precuffed ePTFE grafts compared with autologous saphenous vein (ASV) grafts used in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to evaluate early results of a precuffed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) Distaflo® Mini-Cuff Bypass Graft versus autologous saphenous vein (ASV) grafting in patients with peripheral arterial obstructive disease (PAOD). METHODS This retrospective single-center study analyzed 42 patients who received a femorocrural bypass(More)
This study was designed to retrospectively analyze outcomes of axillofemoral bypass (AxFB) operations performed in patients with severe comorbidities. All patients (n = 45) who received an AxFB between 1990 and 2005 for aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD, n = 35) or infectious aortic disease (IAD, n = 10) were included. Information on patency of the bypass(More)
INTRODUCTION Optimal management of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in the elderly is not straightforward. We evaluated treatment results of elderly patients with asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm that met the treatment criteria in our clinic. METHODS Hospital charts between January 2005-December 2012 were reviewed of all patients 70 years and(More)
INTRODUCTION The graft of choice in lower limb bypass surgery is the autologous saphenous vein (ASV). However, a prosthetic graft is needed in the absence of an ASV. In such situations, we used an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) pre-cuffed Dynaflo graft as supragenicular bypass or Distaflo graft as infragenicular or femorocrural bypass. In respect(More)
AIM We compared the outcomes of 56 patients with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) who underwent either open repair or emergency endovascular aneurysm repair (eEVAR) in a general hospital. It seems feasible that the availability of eEVAR for treatment of RAAA could lead to a decrease in hospital mortality. METHODS We analyzed all admitted(More)
AIM A large amount of Zenith endovascular stent complications is due to problems with the leg extensions. This kind of complication has never been reported in literature. The aim of this study was to monitor the complications of endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR) performed with the Zenith endovascular graft occurred in the Amphia Ziekenhuis in(More)