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The purpose of this article was to review and update the current status of carotid artery stent placement in the world. Surveys of major interventional centers in Europe, North and South America, and Asia were initially completed in June 1997. Subsequent updates from these 24 centers in addition to 29 new centers have been obtained to bring up to date the(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective review tests the hypothesis that including selective splenic arteriography and embolization in the algorithm of a previously existing nonoperative management (NOM) strategy will result in higher rates of successful NOM in patients with blunt splenic injury. METHODS All patients with blunt splenic injuries documented by(More)
Our purpose was to review the current status of carotid artery stent placement throughout the world. Surveys were sent to major interventional centers in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Information from peer-reviewed journals was also included and supplemented the survey. The survey asked various questions regarding the patients enrolled,(More)
The purpose of this paper is to contrast the performance of self-expanding and balloon-expandable stents. While both approaches to stenting have proven to be successful in treating a wide range of vascular disease, there are significant differences in the philosophy behind and properties of the two types of stents. Many of these differences, such as(More)
Based upon recent and old medical literature, with the exception of high surgical risk symptomatic patients, there remains much debate on how to manage extracranial carotid arterial disease, whether by surgical or endovascular intervention or by medical therapy alone. A review of the various global current carotid artery stent and endarterectomy registries(More)
The purpose of this article is to review and update the current status of carotid artery stent placement in the world. Surveys to major interventional centers in Europe, North and South America, and Asia were initially completed in June 1997. Subsequent information from these 24 centers in addition to 12 new centers has been obtained to update the(More)
PURPOSE To study the feasibility and safety of endovascular stenting of cervical carotid artery stenosis. METHODS Between April 1994 and May 1997, 108 consecutive patients (58 men; mean age 70.1 years) with > or = 70% carotid stenosis were treated with percutaneous stent implantation under a protocol that featured independent neurological review.(More)
Palmaz balloon-expandable intraluminal stents (BEISs) were used to treat vena caval and adjacent central venous obstructions that failed to respond to conventional balloon angioplasty. An initial series included seven patients: five had superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome due to a malignant neoplasm and/or radiation therapy, one had dialysis access-related(More)
PURPOSE To assess the wall apposition of 3 distal protection filters used in carotid artery stenting (CAS) for cerebral protection and quantify the effect on the in vitro capture efficiency of the filters under simulated physiological flow conditions. METHODS The 3 distal protection filters (Angioguard XP, FilterWire EZ, and RX Accunet) were deployed in(More)