Jim A. Reekers

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BACKGROUND Little is known about the efficacy and safety of renal artery stenting in patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS) and impaired renal function. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and safety of stent placement in patients with ARAS and impaired renal function. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. Randomization was centralized(More)
The objective of this study was to summarize outcomes of subintimal angioplasty (SA) for peripheral arterial occlusive disease. The Cochrane Library, Medline and Embase databases were searched to perform a systematic review of the literature from 1966 through May 2007 on outcomes of SA for peripheral arterial occlusive disease of the infrainguinal vessels.(More)
Percutaneous intentional extraluminal recanalisation (PIER) of the femoropopliteal artery is a new catheter technique to overcome long chronic occlusions. This technique was applied to 40 long chronic occlusions of the femoropopliteal segment. The mean length of the superficial femoral artery (SEA) occlusions was 16.9 cm, the mean length of the popliteal(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize the evidence on short-, mid-, and long-term results up to 5 years of uterine artery embolization in comparison to surgery. STUDY DESIGN We searched the CENTRAL, MEDLINE and EMBASE databases for randomized clinical trials comparing uterine artery embolization with hysterectomy/myomectomy in premenopausal women with heavy menstrual(More)
PURPOSE Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is an emerging treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroid tumors. This study was performed to evaluate the periprocedural results of the UAE procedure and identify risk factors for technical failure, fever after UAE, pain, and other complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS As part of a multicenter, randomized trial to(More)
CONTEXT Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is an increasingly attractive imaging modality for assessing lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD). OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy of CTA compared with intra-arterial digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in differentiating extent of disease in patients with PAD. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes for uterine artery embolization (UAE) and hysterectomy up to 24 months after the intervention in terms of mental and physical health, urinary and defecatory function, and overall patient satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ethics committee approval and informed consent were(More)
OBJECTIVE This was a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the safety of uterine artery embolization (UAE) compared with hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-eight Dutch hospitals recruited 177 patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids and menorrhagia who were eligible for hysterectomy. Patients were randomized to UAE (n = 88) or hysterectomy (n = 89). In(More)
BACKGROUND Since 1995 uterine artery embolization has been described as an alternative for hysterectomy in patients with symptomatic fibroids. Many studies including several randomized controlled trials established uterine artery embolization as a valuable treatment. These randomized controlled trials reported outcomes in terms of health-related quality of(More)
This study was designed to summarize the evidence on clinical outcomes and complications of prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). We searched Medline and Embase for PAE trials of patients with BPH upto November 2013. Two reviewers independently checked the inclusion and exclusion criteria and performed(More)