James C Meek

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Intercostal pulmonary hernia is a rare finding in surgical practice. The hernia presents as an elastic expansion on the outer surface of the chest wall that is usually easily reducible. The protrusion increases in size during expiration and decreases, or disappears, during inspiration. Usually there are no other symptoms. We describe a man who developed a(More)
PURPOSE To determine the "real cost" of conventional transarterial chemoembolization in the treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Comprehensive cost data for performance of conventional transarterial chemoembolization were calculated from a retrospective review of records of 50 consecutive outpatient(More)
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are rare lesions with significant clinical complications. These lesions are commonly seen in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (formerly Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome). Interventional radiologists are a key part of the treatment team in this complex disease, and a thorough understanding of the disease(More)
I N AN EARLIER experiment s in which human subjects were exposed to bizarre patterns of angular acceleration in the "slow rotation room" (SRR), the syndrome of "canal sickness" was defined. The main symptoms characterizing this syndrome were headache, malaise, nausea, and apathy, associated with pallor, sweating, and often vomiting. Since these symptoms are(More)
AIM To report our preliminary experience with a new generation aspiration catheter in the treatment of symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS A retrospective database search for pulmonary artery embolectomy since introduction of the Pronto .035" and XL extraction catheter (Vascular Solutions, Minneapolis, MN) at our institution in 10/2009 was(More)
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