Nilesh Hasmukhbhai Patel

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PURPOSE To determine the predisposing factors to transplant renal arterial stenosis (TRAS) and assess the outcome of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) as the primary treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 831 renal allograft recipients (584 cadaveric, 247 living related) between January 1991 and December 1998, 72 had hypertension and/or renal(More)
THE membership of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Standards of Practice Committee represents experts in a broad spectrum of interventional procedures from the private and academic sectors of medicine. Generally, Standards of Practice Committee members dedicate the vast majority of their professional time to performing interventional(More)
John E. Aruny, MD, Curtis A. Lewis, MD, John F. Cardella, MD, Patricia E. Cole, PhD, MD, Andrew Davis, MD, Alain T. Drooz, MD, Clement J. Grassi, MD, Richard J. Gray, MD, James W. Husted, MD, Michael Todd Jones, MD, Timothy C. McCowan, MD, Steven G. Meranze, MD, A. Van Moore, MD, Calvin D. Neithamer, MD, Steven B. Oglevie, MD, Reed A. Omary, MD, Nilesh H.(More)
Much recent work on the use of computed tomography (CT) and transesophageal echocardiography in screening for and facilitating the diagnosis of acute thoracic aortic injury in the patient with blunt chest trauma has shown favorable results. This has led some physicians to question whether conventional thoracic aortography is still the reference standard.(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung disease is characterised by an inexorable decline in lung function, punctuated by periods of symptomatic worsening known as pulmonary exacerbations (referred to here as CFPE). Despite their clinical significance, the cause of CFPE remains undetermined. It has been suggested that an increase in bacterial density may be a(More)
PURPOSE The authors report their experience on the treatment of acute extensive iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT) due to May-Thurner syndrome using endovascular techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS During a 1-year period, 10 symptomatic women (age range, 22-52 years; mean, 35.5 years) were referred for treatment. After ascending venography, an(More)
BACKGROUND Culture-independent analysis of the respiratory secretions of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) has identified many bacterial species not previously detected using culture in this context. However, little is known about their clinical significance or persistence in CF airways. METHODS The authors characterised the viable bacterial communities in(More)
PURPOSE Analysis of preprocedural factors that may be helpful in predicting the severity of pain and nausea after hepatic arterial embolization (HAE) for liver neoplasms. MATERIALS AND METHODS During a 2-year period, 62 patients (33 men, 29 women) underwent 130 palliative lobar HAEs for unresectable liver neoplasms. The hepatic lobe was embolized with(More)
Injury of the hepatic veins or suprahepatic inferior vena cava is a rare cause of Budd-Chiari syndrome. Treatment of this syndrome has primarily involved hepatic venous decompression with a variety of portosystemic shunts. We report a case of thrombosis of the inferior vena cava after blunt injury managed with interventional radiologic techniques.
PURPOSE Currently available 4-F and 5-F peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) were investigated to evaluate their possible application for contrast medium injection using power injectors. The study was performed using an in vitro model to demonstrate the feasibility of using PICCs for contrast-enhanced diagnostic studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)