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The authors describe a new variant of the popliteal artery across the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle. Therefore a new more simple classification is proposed: type I-III. A further differentiation in subgroups as Ia, IIa according to Insua has no clinical value. A posterior approach to the popliteal artery gives a detailed view of the anatomic(More)
In consecutive series with 1740 aorto-iliac reconstructions (1970-1989) 32 patients (1.8%) with postoperative ischemic colitis have been registered. In a retrospective follow-up (1970-1983, group I, n = 1121) the incidence of this postoperative complication (ischemic colitis grade C) reached to 0.7%. In a further prospective follow-up (group II, 1984-1989,(More)
Ulcerations and intraplaque hemorrhages are thought to play an important role in the development of neurological deficits in carotid artery stenoses. To assess the ability of duplex scanning to predict plaque morphology we compared different sonographic criteria (plaque border, plaque density, plaque structure) with the morphological findings in 169(More)
600 mg of bezafibrate daily were administered to 13 well controlled diabetics with hyperlipidaemia for 12 weeks. Placebo was given before and after the treatment period. Compared with pretreatment placebo, bezafibrate reduced triglycerides (between 37 and 47%) and cholesterol (between 12 and 19%) significantly. Blood glucose levels during treatment were(More)
Carotid artery insufficiency is caused by an abnormal kinked or coiled internal carotid artery in 15-20 per cent of symptomatic patients. Surgical correction should be considered if other causes for the neurological signs are excluded, a pronounced kinked or coiled area is demonstrated and if there is not a severe neurological deficit. As well as(More)
The effect of bezafibrate (200 mg t.i.d.) on renal and, to some degree, on muscular function was studied in nine patients with primary hyperlipoproteinemia. No signs of a reduction in creatinine excretion or an increase in muscular proteins could be found serving as a possible explanation for the slight increase in serum creatinine observed in a bezafibrate(More)