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PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that lower extremity transcutaneous oxygen (TcPO2) measurements can accurately predict severity of foot ischemia and can be used to select appropriate treatment (conservative versus operative) for patients with diabetes and tissue necrosis or ischemic rest pain. METHODS Fifty-five patients with 66 limbs were prospectively(More)
Spontaneous dissection of a visceral artery without associated aortic dissection is rare, although more cases have recently been reported because of the advancement of diagnostic techniques. The risk factors, causes, and natural history of spontaneous isolated visceral artery dissection are unclear. Treatment with open surgery, endovascular stenting, or(More)
Efficacy of subfascial endoscopic perforator vein surgery (SEPS) in assisting the healing of venous ulcers was determined. During the period June 1995 to May 1996, 19 limbs in 17 patients were treated by SEPS. Thirteen limbs had open ulcers (class 6), five limbs had healed ulcers (class 5), and one limb had severe lipodermatosclerosis (class 4). There were(More)
This article is a report on a case of a giant pseudoaneurysm of the inferior gluteal artery where important features of the diagnosis, with special mention of magnetic resonance imaging and arteriography, are discussed. Surgical therapy is the treatment of choice for these lesions. Historically, proximal arterial control has been the main dilemma in the(More)
Disaster response to mass-casualty incidents represents one of the greatest challenges to a community's emergency response system. Rescuers, field medical personnel, and regional emergency departments and hospitals must often provide care to large numbers of casualties in a setting of limited resources, inadequate communication, misinformation, damaged(More)
Eighty patients with traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta were treated. Seven patients died during the initial resuscitation. Forty-three patients underwent surgical repair using the clamp-and-sew technique; 14 patients had a heparin-bonded shunt placed, and 16 patients were repaired using cardiopulmonary bypass. An interposition Dacron graft was used in(More)
HYPOTHESIS Complications of vascular procedures performed for tumor infiltration of major vessels or for the rescue of complex tumor resections may significantly affect perioperative patient outcome and long-term patient survival rate. DESIGN AND PATIENTS Retrospective review of 39 patients undergoing major resection for malignancy between April 1980 and(More)
In our aging population, primary major amputations (AMP, below-knee or above-knee) continue to be performed despite advances in revascularization. We hypothesized that not only patient comorbidities but also the system of health-care delivery affected the treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). A prospective analysis of patients presenting(More)
PURPOSE This study was performed to determine the primary patency, foot salvage, and complication rates associated with iliac artery stent deployment. METHODS From March 1992 to May 1995, 147 iliac artery stents were deployed in 98 limbs of 72 patients for disabling claudication or limb-threatening ischemia. Procedure-related and late (> 30 days)(More)
Stenting without thrombolysis of 16 occluded iliac artery segments and one occluded infrarenal abdominal aorta was attempted in 14 patients. All patients were either considered to be prohibitive operative risks or had contraindications to thrombolytic therapy. Indications for limb reperfusion included rest pain, disabling claudication, or dry gangrene.(More)