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Intra-aortic balloon occlusion (IABO) of the thoracic aorta was attempted in 21 consecutive hemodynamically unstable patients with missile injuries of the abdomen. Retrospectively, the patients fell into three groups. Group One consisted of five patients with a cardiac rhythm but no recordable blood pressure (BP). Group Two were six patients with refractory(More)
Management of massive exsanguinating hemorrhage is a major challenge in acute trauma care. The value of military antishock trousers (MAST) in this setting is controversial. In selected instances, thoracotomy with aortic cross-clamping may be effective and often is used as the "gold standard" to which new experimental therapy is compared. Previous animal(More)
Carotid blowout is a rare fatal complication most commonly observed in head and neck cancer patients, especially after radiation therapy. Traditional surgical approaches carry extremely high morbidity and mortality rates. We present a case of acute hemorrhage from extracranial carotid artery in a 64-year-old man with history of total laryngectomy,(More)
Complete thrombotic occlusion of the arterial blood flow in the upper extremity was produced after mixture of Isovue 370 (iopamidol) and papaverine hydrochloride during routine angiography. Bolus and then continuous infusion of urokinase failed to dissolve the thrombus. The patient required a surgical thrombectomy and recovered uneventfully. This case(More)
Human umbilical cord vein allografts (HUCVAG) were prepared by sequential treatment of fresh cords with 95 percent ethanol and 1.3 percent dialdehyde starch. Twenty-six of 30 canine aortic implants of fully treated grafts were patent at the end of 8 months. Among 25 aortic interpositions of untreated and 70 percent ethanol-treated grafts, the mean survival(More)
The <i>Birth of Sandman</i> sequence in <i>Spider-Man 3</i> involved creating a human-sized character who emerges from a pile of sand in full view under a well-lit environment. The scale of the shot ranges from macro close up views of single sand grains to distant views of the entire sand pile as Sandman emerges. The sequence begins with a fully CG(More)
Use of endovascular interventions for arterial occlusive lesions continues to increase. With the evolution of the technology supporting these therapeutic measures, the results of these interventions continue to improve. In general, a comparison of techniques for revascularization of iliac occlusive diseases shows similar initial technical success rates for(More)