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BACKGROUND Two randomized trials have shown better outcomes with elective endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms than with conventional open repair in the first month after the procedure. We investigated whether this advantage is sustained beyond the perioperative period. METHODS We conducted a multicenter, randomized trial comparing open(More)
OBJECTIVE to assess whether volume, in addition to diameter, measurements facilitate decision-making after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). MATERIAL/METHODS patients (n = 82) with an immediately post-EVAR, and at least one follow-up (3-60 months), computed tomographic angiogram (CTA) were studied. The actual and all preceding proportional sac size(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe our experience in the diagnosis and treatment of haematoma of the rectus abdominis. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. SUBJECTS 40 patients treated between 1976 and 1991 for haematoma of the rectus abdominis muscle. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Correct diagnosis and treatment of the(More)
PURPOSE To identify in-hospital and follow-up outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for aortobronchial fistula (ABF) and aortoesophageal fistula (AEF). METHODS The authors reviewed all published cases of ABF and AEF undergoing TEVAR indexed in the MEDLINE, Cochrane Library CENTRAL, and EMBASE databases. After removal of duplicates, 850(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse cardiac events are common after vascular surgery. We hypothesized that perioperative statin therapy would improve postoperative outcomes. METHODS In this double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we randomly assigned patients who had not previously been treated with a statin to receive, in addition to a beta-blocker, either 80 mg of(More)
PURPOSE To utilize dynamic computed tomographic angiography (CTA) on pre- and postoperative endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) patients to characterize cardiac-induced aortic motion within the aneurysm neck, an essential EVAR sealing zone. METHODS Electrocardiographically-gated CTA datasets were acquired utilizing a 64-slice Philips Brilliance CT scanner(More)
PURPOSE To utilize 40-slice electrocardiographically (ECG)-gated cine computed tomographic angiography (CTA) to characterize normal aortic motion during the cardiac cycle at relevant anatomical landmarks in preoperative abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients. METHODS In 10 consecutive preoperative AAA patients (10 men; mean age 78.8 years, range 69-86),(More)
PURPOSE To compare diagnostic accuracy between contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) and computed tomographic (CT) angiography to detect changes in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) size and endoleaks during follow-up after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between May 2006 and December 2008, 83 patients were consecutively enrolled for(More)
OBJECTIVES The European C3 module of the Global Registry for Endovascular Aortic Treatment (GREAT) provides "real-world" outcomes for the new C3 Gore Excluder stent-graft, and evaluates the new deployment mechanism. This report presents the 1-year results from 400 patients enrolled in this registry. METHODS Between August 2010 and December 2012, 400(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate pulsatility and movement along the ascending thoracic aorta using dynamic electrocardiographically-gated 64-slice cine computed tomographic angiography (CTA). METHODS Diameter and area change and center of mass (COM) movement of the ascending thoracic aorta was determined per cardiac cycle in 15 patients at surgically relevant(More)