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Balloon angioplasty versus implantation of nitinol stents in the superficial femoral artery.
BACKGROUND Because stent implantation for disease of the superficial femoral artery has been associated with high rates of late clinical failure, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is preferredExpand
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Child-Pugh versus MELD score in predicting survival in patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
Background: In patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), prognostic scores may identify those with a poor prognosis or even those with a clear survival benefit. TheExpand
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Sustained Benefit at 2 Years of Primary Femoropopliteal Stenting Compared With Balloon Angioplasty With Optional Stenting
Background— Primary stenting with self-expanding nitinol stents of the superficial femoral artery yielded improved morphological and clinical results compared with balloon angioplasty with optionalExpand
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PTA versus Palmaz stent placement in femoropopliteal artery obstructions: a multicenter prospective randomized study.
PURPOSE To evaluate if stent placement is superior to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in the treatment of chronic symptoms in short femoropopliteal arterial lesions. MATERIALS ANDExpand
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Progressive Attenuation of Myocardial Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Expression Is a Seminal Event in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy: Restoration of Microvascular Homeostasis and Recovery of Cardiac
Background—Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by microvascular pathology and interstitial fibrosis, which leads to progressive heart failure; however, the pathogenesis of DCM remainsExpand
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Local Gene Transfer of phVEGF-2 Plasmid by Gene-Eluting Stents: An Alternative Strategy for Inhibition of Restenosis
Background—Drug-eluting stents represent a useful strategy for the prevention of restenosis using various antiproliferative drugs. These strategies share the liability of impairing endothelialExpand
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Internal iliac artery embolization before endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms: frequency, efficacy, and clinical results.
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to assess the frequency, efficacy, and incidence of adverse effects of internal iliac artery embolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 343 patients examined forExpand
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Conventional balloon angioplasty versus peripheral cutting balloon angioplasty for treatment of femoropopliteal artery in-stent restenosis: initial experience.
PURPOSE To prospectively determine whether cutting balloon angioplasty, when compared with conventional balloon angioplasty (CBA), improves morphologic and clinical outcome in patients withExpand
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Survival in patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: ePTFE‐covered stentgrafts versus bare stents
In patients with liver cirrhosis, implantation of a transjugular intrahepatic shunt (TIPS) leads to reduction of portal pressure, but not of mortality compared with other therapies. The high stenosisExpand
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Permanent transarterial embolization of neuroendocrine metastases of the liver using cyanoacrylate and lipiodol: assessment of mid- and long-term results.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to assess the results of hepatic artery embolization using N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate and ethiodized oil for the treatment of small-bowel neuroendocrine metastasesExpand
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