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INTRODUCTION Since the 1980s, stent implantation has evolved as an important therapeutic strategy for coarctation of the aorta. However, available data is frequently flawed by short follow-up, lack of adequate follow-up imaging, and retrospective nature of data collection. METHODS Data was prospectively collected using a multicenter registry congenital(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the results of the sacrospinous colpopexy procedure for the treatment of vault prolapse following hysterectomy and marked uterovaginal prolapse. DESIGN A prospective study of all patients undergoing sacrospinous colpopexy for vault and marked uterovaginal prolapse between December 1991 and December 1992. SETTING Kent and Canterbury(More)
OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that X-ray fused with magnetic resonance imaging (XFM) roadmaps might permit direct antegrade crossing and delivery of a ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure device and thereby reduce procedure time and radiation exposure. BACKGROUND Percutaneous device closure of membranous VSD is cumbersome and time-consuming. The procedure(More)
BACKGROUND Balloon-expandable stents (Johnson and Johnson Interventional Systems) have been in use for congenital heart disease since late 1989. They have made possible treatment in previously untreatable branch pulmonary artery stenoses and systemic venous stenosis. The purpose of this report is to detail the results and intermediate-term follow-up of(More)
This study retrospectively compared 34 women who had a sacrospinous hysteropexy and 36 who had a vaginal hysterectomy and sacrospinous fixation for symptomatic uterine prolapse. All women underwent independent review and examination, with a mean follow-up of 36 months in the hysterectomy group and 26 months in the hysteropexy group. The subjective success(More)
BACKGROUND Real-time MR imaging (rtMRI) is now technically capable of guiding catheter-based cardiovascular interventions. Compared with x-ray, rtMRI offers superior tissue imaging in any orientation without ionizing radiation. Translation to clinical trials has awaited the availability of clinical-grade catheter devices that are both MRI visible and safe.(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to close ventricular septal defects (VSDs) directly through the chest wall using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance, without cardiopulmonary bypass, sternotomy, or radiation exposure. BACKGROUND Surgical, percutaneous, and hybrid management of VSD each have limitations and known morbidity. METHODS Percutaneous(More)
OBJECTIVES This report summarizes our experience with the use of occluding spring coils to close the small patent ductus arteriosus. BACKGROUND Several patent ductus arteriosus occluders (most notably the Rashkind device) have been developed and studied. Occluding spring coils have been used to close abnormal vessels and vascular connections. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess construct validity of the Patient Global Impression scales (Severity [PGI-S], Bother [PGI-B] and Improvement [PGI-I]) for symptoms of detrusor overactivity (DO). DESIGN Secondary analysis of a randomised trial of onabotulinum toxin A. SETTING Eight UK urogynaecology departments. POPULATION A total of 240 women with DO refractory to(More)