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PURPOSE To develop different thrombus analogues, with mechanical properties similar to those of human fibrinous thrombus, for in-vitro aneurysm sac pressure studies. METHODS Using dynamic mechanical analysis we determined the E-modulus (/E(*)/) at 0.8, 1.0, 1.5 and 3.9 Hz of ten different human fibrinous thrombus samples. We also determined loss and(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the effect of intraluminal thrombus on pressure transmission. METHODS A saccular aneurysm was inserted into an artificial circulation system. Subsequently, the saccular aneurysm was filled with eight different human aortic aneurysm thrombus samples. Starch solution in an empty aneurysm was used as a control. A pressure sensor measured(More)
BACKGROUND Delayed graft function (DGF) remains an important complication in renal transplantation. In this multicenter study, we investigated the influence of donor and recipient factors on the occurrence of DGF and DGF's effect on long-term graft survival. METHODS A total of 547 transplanted kidney allografts, retrieved from multi-organ donors, were(More)
The Netherlands experienced an unprecedented outbreak of Q fever between 2007 and 2010. The Jeroen Bosch Hospital (JBH) in 's-Hertogenbosch is located in the centre of the epidemic area. Based on Q fever screening programmes, seroprevalence of IgG phase II antibodies to Coxiella burnetii in the JBH catchment area was 10·7% [785 tested, 84 seropositive, 95%(More)
Complete removal of an aortic endograft with suprarenal fixation is difficult. We report the use of a simple device to extract a Zenith endograft. This device is made by cutting off the tip of the cylinder of a 20-mL syringe and rounding off the edges. The main body of the graft is resheathed by advancing the cylinder cranially while keeping the graft in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Since chronic Q fever often develops insidiously, and symptoms are not always recognized at an early stage, complications are often present at the time of diagnosis. We describe complications associated with vascular chronic Q fever as found in the largest cohort of chronic Q fever patients so far. METHODS Patients with proven or probable(More)
Delirium is a common problem in elderly patients undergoing surgery. Standard delirium care is not available at all surgical wards. We determined the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of postoperative delirium among patients undergoing elective/emergency aortoiliac surgery at a surgical ward with high-standard delirium care. A prospective descriptive(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate the use of fluoroscopic roentgenographic stereophotogrammetric analysis (FRSA) for its feasibility and accuracy for measuring the three-dimensional dynamic motion of stent grafts. METHODS A digital biplane fluoroscopy setup was calibrated (Siemens Axiom Artis dBc). Stereo images were acquired of a static aortic model with a stent(More)
A 76-year-old man was referred to the Emergency Department because of collapse, epigastric pain and nausea. The patient had been diagnosed with an infrarenal aneurysm of the abdominal aorta nine years earlier. His symptoms were attributed to an aortic-duodenal fistula originating from the aneurysm. The patient died despite placement of an aortic prosthesis.(More)
Isolated inflammatory aneurysm of the common iliac artery is a rare condition. Previously reported cases presented with urologic complications owing to entrapment of the ureter in the perianeurysmal fibrosis. We report a case of a healthy young man who presented with acute abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant without urologic complications mimicking(More)