Iris Baumgartner

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Authors/Task Force Members: Michal Tendera (Chairperson)* (Poland), Victor Aboyans (Co-Chairperson)* (France), Marie-Louise Bartelink (The Netherlands), Iris Baumgartner (Switzerland), Denis Clément (Belgium), Jean-Philippe Collet (France), Alberto Cremonesi (Italy), Marco De Carlo (Italy), Raimund Erbel (Germany), F. Gerry R. Fowkes (UK), Magda Heras(More)
PURPOSE Thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO), or Buerger's disease, a distinct form of vascular occlusive disease that afflicts the peripheral arteries of young smokers, is often characterized by an inexorable downhill course even in patients who discontinue smoking once a stage of critical limb ischemia associated with ulceration or gangrene is reached. As(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with critical limb ischaemia have a high rate of amputation and mortality. We tested the hypothesis that non-viral 1 fibroblast growth factor (NV1FGF) would improve amputation-free survival. METHODS In this phase 3 trial (EFC6145/TAMARIS), 525 patients with critical limb ischaemia unsuitable for revascularisation were enrolled from 171(More)
BACKGROUND Critical limb ischemia due to peripheral arterial occlusive disease is associated with a severely increased morbidity and mortality. There is no effective pharmacological therapy available. Injection of autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BM-MNC) is a promising therapeutic option in patients with critical limb ischemia, but(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) promotes angiogenesis and vascular permeability. The extent to which VEGF may cause tissue edema in humans has not been established. OBJECTIVE To evaluate patients undergoing VEGF gene transfer for evidence of lower-extremity edema. DESIGN Prospective consecutive case series. SETTING Hospital(More)
PURPOSE To report our experience with unilateral versus bilateral stent placement in the treatment of malignant superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). METHODS The records and films of 84 consecutive patients (69 men; mean age 64+/-10 years, range 39-79) referred for stent placement in malignant SVCS were reviewed for venous compromise, technical and clinical(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with acute pulmonary embolism, systemic thrombolysis improves right ventricular (RV) dilatation, is associated with major bleeding, and is withheld in many patients at risk. This multicenter randomized, controlled trial investigated whether ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis (USAT) is superior to anticoagulation alone(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively determine the accuracy of 1.5 Tesla (T) and 3 T magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) versus digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in the depiction of infrageniculate arteries in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective 1.5 T, 3 T MRA, and DSA comparison was used to evaluate 360(More)
Endovascular therapy is a rapidly evolving field for the treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease, and a magnitude of studies reporting on various modern revascularization concepts have been recently published. Thus, studies assessing the efficacy of endovascular therapy of peripheral arteries do not operate with uniformly defined endpoints,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study whether spontaneous dissections of the cervical internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) with and without ischemia of the brain or retina differ in the prevalence of vascular risk factors, local neurologic signs and symptoms, and stenoses and occlusions of the cerebral arteries. METHODS The authors prospectively studied 181 consecutive(More)