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Pseudoaneurysms are common vascular abnormalities that represent a disruption in arterial wall continuity. Some complications associated with pseudoaneurysms develop unpredictably and carry high morbidity and mortality rates. The advent of new radiologic techniques with a greater sensitivity for asymptomatic disease has allowed more frequent diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Localized inflammation is a physiological protective response which is generally tightly controlled by the body at the site of injury. Loss of this local control or an overly activated response results in an exaggerated systemic response which is clinically identified as systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Compensatory mechanisms are(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (PDPN) in a population-based sample and to estimate its severity and impact. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A cross-sectional descriptive study consisting of two phases: phase 1, a postal survey to patients with type 2 diabetes (an initial screening questionnaire including one(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of hepatic artery percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in the treatment of hepatic artery stenosis (HAS). MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of all cases of HAS documented by angiography from January 1995 to June 2003 at the authors' institution. Management was evaluated and long-term(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to examine factors predictive of success or failure after percutaneous angioplasty (PTA) and stenting (S) of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and to compare the results of PTA/S with a contemporary group of patients treated with femoropopliteal bypass. METHODS A database of patients undergoing PTA and/or S(More)
INTRODUCTION Central (superior vena cava, brachiocephalic, or subclavian) venous stenoses are a major impediment to long-term arteriovenous access in the upper extremities. The optimal management of these stenoses is still undecided. The purpose of this study was to determine the outcomes of primary angioplasty (PTA) vs primary stenting (PTS) in a dialysis(More)
In recent years, there have been considerable developments in the application of EEG and event related potential technology to the diagnosis and assessment of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhotic patients. A review of the literature on this subject is reported. The visually interpreted EEG is only of benefit in the late stages of hepatic encephalopathy. EEG(More)
BACKGROUND To develop an evidence base for using antipsychotic medications for schizophrenia in children and adolescents. METHOD Data sources were identified in PsychINFO (1872-2003), MEDLINE (1966-2003), and articles in reference lists. Study selection criteria: (1) treatment with antipsychotics; (2) ages were between 5 and 18 years; (3) sample diagnosed(More)
Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease. Despite medical and surgical advances, vascular and nonvascular complications remain common post transplantation, occurring in 12%-20% of patients (Kobayashi K, Censullo ML, Rossman LL, et al: Radiographics 27:1109-1130, 2007; Orons PD, Zajko AB: Radiol Clin North Am 33:461-471,(More)