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To study the initial and long-term results of angioplasty and primary stenting for the treatment of chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the subclavian artery (SA). From January 1999 to February 2010, 56 patients (25 men with a mean age of 58 ± 8 years) underwent endovascular treatment for CTO of the SA. Duplex scans and arteriograms confirmed occlusion in all(More)
OBJECTIVES Internal carotid artery restenosis after carotid endarterectomy is a major postoperative event, but the clinically best suited means for diagnosis of restenosis are still debated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of color duplex sonography for detection of substantial internal carotid artery restenosis,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this article is to review our experience in surgical treatment of carotid atherosclerosis using eversion carotid endarterectomy (eCEA) in 9,897 patients performed in the last 20 years, with particular attention to diagnostic approach, surgical technique, medical therapy, and final outcome. METHODS From January 1991 to December 2010,(More)
OBJECTIVES Condition known as chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is characterized by insufficient cerebral vein drainage in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and internal jugular vein (IJV), vertebral and/or azygos veins stenoses. However, external compression on the IJV was not clearly described as a potential cause of CCSVI. We aim to(More)
PURPOSE To assess the safety of endovascular treatment of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 72 patients with CCSVI and MS (44 with relapsing remitting--RR, 4 with primary progressive, 20 with secondary progressive and 4 with benign MS) underwent percutaneous(More)
BACKGROUND To measure by Doppler sonography the blood flow volume (BFV) of the ipsilateral and contralateral extracranial internal carotid arteries (ICAs) and both vertebral arteries (VAs) before and after a carotid endarterectomy (CEA) of the ICA. We correlated the result with the degree of stenosis of the ICA. METHOD One hundred seven patients who had a(More)
Twenty-one specimens of pike-perch (Sander lucioperca) were caught in the Danube-Tisa-Danube Canal in the city area of Novi Sad for parasitological examination. The presence of nematodes in the muscles was revealed in three fish. The parasites were identified to belong to the species Eustrongylides excisus, for which the pike-perch is a paratenic host. This(More)