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PURPOSE To develop an ex vivo human carotid artery stenting model that can be used for the quantitative analysis of risk for embolization associated with balloon angioplasty and stenting and to correlate this risk with lesion characteristics to define lesions suitable for balloon angioplasty and stenting. METHODS Specimens of carotid plaque (n = 24) were(More)
In Crohn's disease, multiple areas of small bowel stenosis are relatively common, but there are only 11 reported cases with stenosis complicated by enterolithiasis. We describe three patients with multiple strictures, enterolithiasis, and refractory iron deficiency anemia. The chronic anemia was severe, requiring multiple transfusions in two patients. One(More)
BACKGROUND Total graft excision with in situ or extra-anatomic revascularization is considered mandatory to treat infection involving the body of aortic grafts. We present a series of nine patients with this complication and such severe comorbid medical illnesses or markedly hostile abdomens that traditional treatments were precluded. In these patients(More)
PURPOSE This report describes our experience with endovascular repair of aortic and iliac anastomotic aneurysms. METHODS Between June 1994 and March 1996, 12 noninfected aortic or iliac anastomotic aneurysms in 10 patients who had serious comorbid medical conditions that precluded or made difficult standard operative repair were treated using endovascular(More)
The purpose of this article is to propose both state and time-dependent preventive maintenance policy for a multi-state deteriorating system, which is equipped with inspection equipment(s) connected to a computer center. After the system being identified as state x at nd through computation by the computer center after inspection (or measurement) via(More)
The study monitored physiological parameter changes after 120-min of simulated driving. Blood pressures, heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV) and palm temperatures were measured using an ANSWatch(®) monitor. Subjects were divided into two groups (A & B). Both groups performed 2-hour driving, but group B additionally took a 15-min exercise break.(More)
PURPOSE Incomplete endovascular graft exclusion of an abdominal aortic aneurysm results in an endoleak. To better understand the pathogenesis, significance, and fate of endoleaks, we analyzed our experience with endovascular aneurysm repair. METHODS Between November 1992 and May 1997, 47 aneurysms were treated. In a phase I study, patients received either(More)