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PURPOSE We evaluated the technical success and clinical efficacy of stent-graft implantation for the emergency management of acute hepatic artery bleeding. METHODS Between January 2010 and July 2013, 24 patients with hemorrhage from the hepatic artery were scheduled for emergency implantation of balloon expandable stent-grafts. The primary study endpoints(More)
PURPOSE To compare retrospectively angiographical and clinical results in patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt (TIPS) using BMS or VSG. MATERIALS AND METHODS From February 2001 to January 2010, 245 patients underwent TIPS. From those, 174 patients matched the inclusion criteria with elective procedures and institutional(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the pattern of recanalization and specific inflammatory reaction after superselective embolization with four commercially available spherical embolic agents of different sizes in the mini pig kidney model. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 40 mini pigs, the lower poles of both kidneys were superselectively embolized with Embozene, Embosphere,(More)
PURPOSE Purpose of this study was to evaluate the frequency, probability, and factors associated with expulsion of submucosal fibroids after uterine artery embolization (UAE) in addition to the technical and clinical results at 1-year follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS We determined the preinterventional volume of each dominant submucosal fibroid using the(More)
PURPOSE To analyze irreversible electroporation (IRE) of the pig kidney with involvement of the renal pelvis. MATERIALS AND METHODS IRE of renal tissue including the pelvis was performed in 10 kidneys in five pigs. Three study groups were defined: group I (two applicators with parallel configuration; n = 11), group II (three applicators with triangular(More)
We sought to describe and compare material specific inflammatory and foreign body reactions after porcine liver embolization with spherical embolic agents. In 40 animals, superselective liver embolization was performed with four different spherical embolic agents of various sizes: 40-120 microm (Embozene, Embosphere), and 100-300 microm, 500-700 microm, and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the immunohistochemical inflammatory reaction after porcine renal embolization with the new spherical embolic agent Embozene and to compare it with other spherical embolic agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS After superselective porcine renal embolization (40 pigs) with different sizes of embolic agents (Embozene, Embosphere, Bead Block,(More)
PURPOSE The compatibility of family and profession is especially difficult for employees in medical professions because of shift work and overtime. It seems that in the future women are going to represent the majority of medical professionals in Germany. Hence, with the forthcoming lack of physicians in Germany social aspects will also play a greater role(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate therapeutic lymphangiography and computed tomography (CT)-guided sclerotherapy for the treatment of refractory inguinal, pelvic, abdominal, and thoracic lymphatic leakage. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2008 and April 2011, 18 patients with refractory lymphatic leakage were treated with therapeutic lymphangiography.(More)
To evaluate embolotherapy for the emergency management of acute bleeding from intercostal arteries. Between October 2003 and August 2012, 19 consecutive patients with hemorrhage from intercostal arteries were scheduled for emergency embolization. The primary study endpoints were technical and clinical success, which were defined as angiographic cessation of(More)