Miriam Gibson

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The common femoral artery is commonly used as arterial access for a wide range of radiological and cardiological procedures. Pseudoaneurysm formation is the most common arterial complication of femoral artery catheterization, and is diagnosed using colour Doppler ultrasound. Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection has replaced ultrasound-guided compression as(More)
We present a 5-year experience of pelvic arterial embolisation at two centres in the UK, and emphasise the role of interventional radiology in the treatment of obstetric and gynaecological haemorrhage. A total of 31 women underwent pelvic embolization:19 patients had complete medical records, and of these, two women had antepartum haemorrhage, 12 women had(More)
OBJECTIVE to determine complications and patency following angioplasty (PTA) and stenting of aorto-iliac stenoses. SETTING District General Hospital in U.K. DESIGN prospective observational study. PATIENTS AND METHODS between December 1994 and June 2000, 50 patients (38 men), median age 64 (41-89) years underwent aorto-iliac stenting. A total of 61(More)
The insertion and management of long-term venous catheters have long been the province of anaesthetists, intensive care physicians and surgeons. Radiologists are taking an increasing role in the insertion of central venous catheters (CVCs) because of their familiarity with the imaging equipment and their ability to manipulate catheters and guide-wires. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Subintimal angioplasty has been proposed for the treatment of long segment occlusive disease and for patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) with significant co-morbidity. There is no consensus as to short- and long-term patency. We present our experience with this technique. METHODS Between 1995 and 2000, 43 consecutive patients (48(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this work was to investigate thin section CT image enhancement of subtle areas of decreased attenuation of the lung parenchyma in suspected airways disease. METHOD Forty-seven consecutive patients with chronic sputum production underwent pulmonary function tests and high resolution CT (HRCT). Single section inspiratory (INSP),(More)
INTRODUCTION Retrograde transpopliteal angioplasty (PA) is a potentially useful alternative technique for endovascular treatment of infra-inguinal arterial disease when antegrade transfemoral puncture (FA) is technically not possible or appropriate. This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of PA compared with FA during a 5-year period. PATIENTS AND(More)
Intestinal lymphangiectasia is a well-recognized complication of the Fontan procedure, occurring in up to 24% of patients. Because of the loss of chylous fluid into the gut lumen, protein-losing enteropathy results as well as lymphopenia and hypogammaglobulinaemia. In some cases, dilated lymphatics in the intestinal serosa or mesentery also rupture, causing(More)
We present a case where during accidental puncture of the profunda femoris artery the plastic coating of a hydrophilic guidewire was stripped off against the bevel of a metal needle. This lay coiled in the profunda femoris artery. It was retrieved using an Amplatz gooseneck snare from an ipsilateral antegrade common femoral artery puncture.