Nathan P. Couch

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One hundred and twenty-four patients treated by Fogarty balloon catheter embolectomy from 1964 through 1973 were reviewed and compared to an earlier series of 82 patients treated by direct extraction during the interval from 1948 to 1963. In patients undergoing embolectomy, the incidence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) declined from 55 to 27 percent, and(More)
For 173 patients undergoing major leg amputations, the operative mortality was 13 per cent. The ratio of below-knee (BK) to above-knee (AK) amputations was approximately unity. Of the 150 patients who survived amputation, 93 were given prostheses. Amoung the latter group, 76 per cent of the unilateral AK amputees and 90 per cent of the unilateral BK(More)
Impedance plethysmography (IPG) was used to study 132 legs: 100 in normal volunteers not subjected to radiocontrast phlebography, seven in patients whose limbs were phlebographically normal, and 25 proven by phlebography to have deep venous thrombosis (DVT). There were no false positive IPG results when a maximum venous outflow of 0.2% was the discriminant.(More)