Jeremy R Harris

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BACKGROUND Endovascular repair of blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injuries (BTAI) is common at most trauma centres, with excellent results. However, little is known regarding which injuries do not require intervention. We reviewed the natural history of untreated patients with minimal aortic injury (MAI) at our centre. METHODS We conducted a retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVE Aneurysm repair is centralized in higher volume centers resulting in reduced mortality, with longer travel distances. The purpose of this study is to explore patients' preference between local care versus longer distances and lower mortality rates. METHODS Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) measuring 4 to 5 cm and living at least a(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether endovascular repair (EVAR) offers a survival advantage over open repair (OAR) with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAA). METHODS Retrospective analysis of RAAA patients treated between 2003 and 2008. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed. RESULTS 167 patients presented with RAAA (OAR = 135, 80.8%, EVAR =(More)
PURPOSE Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAAs) continue to result in early mortality in up to 50% of patients. Additionally, it remains difficult to compare outcomes given the variability in patient comorbidities and presentation. The purpose of this study was to describe an instrument that permits the prospective analysis of outcomes after RAAA repair(More)
Significant vascular complications are rare following systemic infections with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB). This report describes a 33-year-old man who presented with a short history of abdominal discomfort and febrile episodes with no prior history of infection with TB. Ultrasound, CT scan, and aortography confirmed the presence of a pseudoaneurysm(More)
BACKGROUND Failure of endovascular repair (EVAR) of an abdominal aortic aneurysm can result in significant risk of morbidity and mortality. We review our experience with late conversions to open repair. METHODS We conducted a retrospective database review to identify all EVAR procedures performed between 1997 and 2010 and the number converted to open(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate patients undergoing elective repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and the longitudinal trends in surgical management (open repair vs endovascular aneurysm repair [EVAR]), factors associated with the choice of surgical technique, and differences in the rate of in-hospital mortality at a(More)
OBJECTIVE Prior work confirms gender-specific anatomic differences in patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair, but the clinical implications remain ill defined. The purpose of this study was to compare gender-specific early outcomes after endovascular aneurysm repair using a large international registry. METHODS Over the 2-year period ending in(More)
OBJECTIVE Juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) have predominantly been repaired using an open technique. We present a series of patients with juxtarenal AAAs and analyze multiple factors predictive of postoperative renal dysfunction. METHODS Between March 2000 and September 2011, all patients in our prospectively maintained database undergoing(More)