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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of stenting subclavian artery pathologic lesions. Between July 1991 and December 1995, 69 patients (36 males: mean age 67 years, range 34-87 years) underwent intraluminal balloon dilatations followed by stent implantations in 70 subclavian arteries to treat primary atherosclerotic stenoses > 70%.(More)
Two hundred twenty-four consecutive patients (361 graft limbs) who underwent bypass grafting with the USCI Sauvage filamentous velour Dacron arterial prosthesis for aortoiliac occlusive disease over the 9 year period 1970 to 1979 are reviewed. Eighty-four axillofemoral (23 percent of patients), 210 aortofemoral (47 percent of patients), and 67 femorofemoral(More)
From January 1993 to May 1996, 108 patients (64 men, 44 women; mean age, 72 years; age range, 37 to 87 years) underwent 125 percutaneous transluminal angioplasties and stent implantations primarily for atherosclerotic lesions of the renal artery. Sixty-four patients underwent treatment for renovascular hypertension (two antihypertensive medications or(More)
We report the results of stenting in 17 patients who underwent treatment for total occlusions in the subclavian arteries between July 1991 and December 1995. Fourteen of the lesions were located in the left side; 15 patients had a subclavian steal syndrome. The indications for treatment were vertebrobasilar insufficiency (n = 7); arm claudication (n = 5);(More)
BACKGROUND We examine the technique of combining percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and secondary intravascular stent deployment with femorofemoral bypass graft in patients with bilateral aortoiliac occlusive disease. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. RESULTS During the 5-year period from June 1988 to October 1993, 18 patients with iliac occlusion(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of duration of untreated symptoms in children with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) on clinical and laboratory status at diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN We examined physical and laboratory data from the first physician visit for 166 untreated children with JDM. Disease activity scores (DASs) assessed skin and muscle involvement.(More)
We describe an adolescent male having sudden onset of sensorineural hearing loss. Evaluation led to the discovery of marked aortoarteritis. This patient exhibited findings of both Takayasu arteritis and Cogan syndrome. This report emphasizes the importance of ensuring a thorough systemic evaluation in individuals having sudden hearing loss.
Two types of 4 mm ID prostheses were studied in the carotid arteries of the dog. These were noncrimped polypropylene-supported filamentous velour knitted Dacron (PPSFV) and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE, Gore-Tex). Thrombus-"Free" Surface TFS) areas and patency rates were determined at the end of the implant periods. One series of implants was(More)
Directional Doppler examination of the supraorbital vessels is an effective, noninvasive method of evaluating patency of the internal carotid artery. In the presence of occlusive disease in the internal carotid artery, flow in the superficial temporal and frontal artery is reversed so that blood flows in a retrograde fashion into the orbit, providing(More)
Two children with chronic dermatomyositis who were treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) for 28 and 12 months, respectively, are reported. Both patients had received prednisone and immunosuppressive agents prior to IVIG treatments and had experienced significant side effects. Strength and functional abilities improved in both patients in a gradual(More)