Marc Bosiers

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BACKGROUND Endoluminal treatment of superficial femoral artery lesions is a matter of controversy. The present study was designed to investigate the impact of nitinol stenting of superficial femoral artery lesions with a maximum length of 10 cm on restenosis and clinical outcomes at 1 year. METHODS AND RESULTS Two hundred forty-four patients (168 men;(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify if carotid stent design, especially free cell area, impacts on the 30-day rates for stroke, death and TIA after carotid artery stenting (CAS). MATERIAL AND METHODS A CAS database of 3179 consecutive CAS patients was retrospectively assessed. The distribution of neurological complications were analysed for association with the(More)
PURPOSE To investigate further the safety and efficacy of the sirolimus-eluting S. M.A.R.T. Nitinol Self-expanding Stent by comparison with a bare stent in superficial femoral artery (SFA) obstructions. MATERIALS AND METHODS This randomized, double-blind study involved 57 patients (29 in the sirolimus-eluting stent group and 28 in the bare stent group)(More)
PURPOSE To review clinical outcomes of patients with chronic limb ischemia and TASC type C lesions treated with sirolimus-eluting versus bare SMART nitinol self-expanding stents. METHODS Data were obtained from a randomized, multicenter, double-blinded study conducted in 2 phases. All 93 patients had chronic limb ischemia and superficial femoral artery(More)
OBJECTIVES The study investigated the efficacy and safety of a balloon expandable, sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) in patients with symptomatic infrapopliteal arterial disease. BACKGROUND Results of infrapopliteal interventions using balloon angioplasty and/or bare stents are limited by a relatively high restenosis rate, which could be potentially improved(More)
PURPOSE To report the preliminary 3-month follow-up of a recently developed absorbable metal stent (AMS) for treatment of infrapopliteal lesions in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS Between December 2003 and January 2004, 20 patients (10 men; mean age 76 years, range 59-96) with symptomatic critical limb ischemia (CLI) due to high-grade(More)
PURPOSE To report a prospective, single-arm, multicenter clinical study evaluating the Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent for treating the above-the-knee femoropopliteal segment (NCT01094678; ). METHODS The Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent is a self-expanding nitinol stent with a polymer-free paclitaxel coating. Patients with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term efficacy and integrity of the PROTEGE EverFlex stent in superficial femoral artery (SFA) lesions in symptomatic patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS A prospective, multicenter, nonrandomized study enrolled 151 subjects (111 men; mean age 67.8 years, range 42-93) undergoing percutaneous treatment of de(More)
AIM Although the first long-term results of Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS) became available only recently, CAS has become an accepted treatment for carotid artery disease. We report CAS data up to 5 years, both late stroke rate and patency rates as observed in 4 high-volume European centers. METHODS Between February 1, 1993 and December 31, 2004, 2 172(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the 30-day clinical outcome of treatment using the Roadsaver carotid stent in non-consecutive subjects at high risk for carotid endarterectomy requiring revascularisation. METHODS AND RESULTS The CLEAR-ROAD study is a prospective, multinational, single-arm, physician-initiated study planned to include 100(More)