Mark A. Gooden

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BACKGROUND Myointimal thickening and microvessel ingrowth are commonly observed in vein graft stenosis, which complicates a third of infrainguinal bypass procedures. But a direct correlation between these two features has not been established. Our purpose was to analyze the relationship between neovascularity and intimal thickness in human vein grafts. (More)
BACKGROUND The extent of tissue loss amenable to primary healing after revascularization is unknown. Salvage of limbs with large soft-tissue defects with exposed tendon, joint, or bone lies beyond the limits of conventional techniques. We report our results using free tissue transfer as an adjunct to lower extremity vascular reconstruction in patients with(More)
There were no significant differences between family practice and internal medicine residents in the proportion of total diagnoses that were reasonable (72 percent and 77 percent, respectively) and unreasonable (14 percent and 15 percent, respectively) or average number of consultations requested per examination (.15 and .16, respectively). There was a(More)
We report the case of a 71-year-old man who had interval gangrene of his calf with subsequent vein graft blowout 3 months after undergoing a femoral-to-dorsalis pedis saphenous vein bypass grafting procedure. To provide wound coverage, restore vascular continuity, and preserve functional ambulation, a flow-through radial forearm fasciocutaneous free flap(More)
Family physicians and general practitioners see the majority of patients with uncomplicated rheumatic disease, yet information on database collection and clinical judgment in such practices is limited. Trained patients with uncomplicated rheumatic disease (standardized patients) were used to evaluate these abilities in 26 family physicians at the University(More)
The training of professionals in rheumatologic care requires review and study. To improve teaching methods, 6 patients with stable rheumatic disease were trained to evaluate and teach medical students by using themselves as models for musculoskeletal examinations. Checklists for scoring performance and content were developed. Criteria established to give(More)
BACKGROUND The cause of intrinsic vein graft stenosis, which develops in at least 20% of infrainguinal autogenous bypass grafts during the intermediate follow-up interval, is unknown. We performed standard duplex surveillance of all lower extremity bypass grafts and evaluated the potential of comorbid patient risk factors that might predict development of(More)
This case report highlights the course of two healthy unrelated children with an encephalopathy characterised by dyskinesia, seizures, hemiparesis and behavioural change associated with recent human parvovirus B19 infection. The cases are compared with a previously described case of childhood chorea encephalopathy associated with human parvovirus B19(More)
UNLABELLED Arterial restenosis has been attributed to a hyperproliferative smooth muscle cell response. Paradoxically, studies of human coronary atherectomy and vein graft stenotic lesions have demonstrated a relatively low nuclear proliferative rate with the majority of the neointimal mass consisting of extracellular matrix. The purpose of the present(More)
PURPOSE Modified anastomotic techniques utilizing autogenous vein-cuffs or patches have been devised with the hope of improving prosthetic graft patency. The mechanisms of the presumed improvement in patched anastomoses have never been elucidated and remain speculative. We characterized the healing response of the Taylor vein patch in prosthetic(More)