Kristie W Johnston

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Recommended standards for analyzing and reporting on lower extremity ischemia were first published by the Journal of Vascular Surgery in 1986 after approval by the Joint Council of The Society for Vascular Surgery and the North American Chapter of the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. Many of these standards have been accepted and are used(More)
The literature on arterial aneurysms is subject to potential misinterpretation because of inconsistencies in reporting standards. The joint councils of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the North American Chapter of the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery appointed an ad hoc committee to address this issue. This communication, prepared in(More)
Evidence suggests that atherogenesis is linked to local hemodynamic factors such as wall shear stress. We investigated the velocity and wall shear stress patterns within a human right coronary artery (RCA), an important site of atherosclerotic lesion development. Emphasis was placed on evaluating the effect of flow waveform and inlet flow velocity profile(More)
Blood flow dynamics in the human right coronary artery have not been adequately quantified despite the clinical significance of coronary atherosclerosis. In this study, a technique was developed to construct a rigid flow model from a cast of a human right coronary artery. A laser photochromic method was used to characterize the velocity and wall shear(More)
The author presents an alternative statistical analysis of the results of the University of Toronto series of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of the femoral and popliteal arteries (n = 254). After recalculation of the data with the Kaplan-Meier method, the postprocedure success rate ranged from 88.8% +/- 2.0 at 1 month to 35.7% +/- 4.8 at 6(More)
This paper presents the results of a prospective study of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for the treatment of patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease and identifies the variables that are predictive of long-term success. The variables believed to be important prognostically were recorded for 984 consecutive PTAs performed between(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine, for abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery, whether a previously reported relationship between hospital case volume and mortality rate was observed in Ontario hospitals and to assess the potential impact of age on the mortality rate for elective surgery. DESIGN Population based observational study using administrative data. SETTING(More)
Decision-making in regard to elective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) requires careful assessment of factors that influence rupture risk, operative mortality, and life expectancy. Individualized consideration of these factors in each patient is essential, and the role of patient preference is of increasing importance. It is not possible or(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of patient, surgeon, and hospital factors on survival after repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and to compare them with risk factors for survival after elective AAA repair. It was hypothesized that patients operated on by high-volume surgeons with subspecialty training would(More)