Michael D Hold

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The long-term efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for treatment of occlusive lesions involving arteries below the knee was evaluated in 168 consecutive patients. The procedure was preceded by intraarterial thrombolysis in 33 patients with failing femorodistal grafts. Indications were disabling claudication in 40 cases (24%), acute(More)
The goal of this study was to evaluate the recognition rate, learning potential and amount of time needed to complete a report with the Philips speech recognition system SP 6000 (Philips, Best, The Netherlands). Four radiologists dictated reports of interventional radiology, MRI examinations of the musculoskeletal system and CT examinations of the thorax(More)
Perforated diverticulitis is a much feared complication of diverticular disease and requires immediate surgical therapy to limit the incipient peritonitis and its sequelae. The ensuing surgical approach which could best irradicate the septic focus as well as restore normal intestinal continuity with less morbidity and mortality has been a matter of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE s: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of two supportive therapies, conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) and arteriovenous CO(2) removal (AVCO(2)R), during treatment of severe smoke/burn injury-induced ARDS. DESIGN Sheep were exposed to a smoke/burn injury (lethal dose causing death in 40% of animals); lung tissue and(More)
Between 1.1.1985 and 1.1.1988, 158 patients were referred because of acute deep venous thrombosis. They were 82 women (median age 48.5) and 76 men (median age 56.5). On admission, 4 patients had already a pulmonary embolism in 3 others embolism occurred during hospitalisation. The segment involved was the isolated iliac in 10, iliofemoral in 53, isolated(More)
As demonstrated in many studies ischemic brain injury causes microcirculatory disturbances which is reflected in changes in the rheological behavior of blood. This is caused by multifactorial interaction between blood cells and damaged endothelium in the capillary network with release of tissue metabolites and by-products of cellular injury with resulting(More)
The primary products and the rate of the reaction of methyl radicals with oxygen atoms in the gas phase at room temperature have been studied using three different experimental arrangements: (A) laser flash photolysis to produce CH3 and O from the precursors CH3I and SO2 (the educts and the products were detected by quantitative FTIR spectroscopy); (B) the(More)
The surgical treatment of the “Thoracic Outlet Syndrome”, an abnormal narrowing between first rib and clavicle, is the transaxillary resection of the first rib (Roos, 1966). Clinical symptoms range from acute axillary vein thrombosis to obliteration or aneurysm of the subclavian artery. The first rib should always be resected with its periosteal covering to(More)