Olivier H. J. Koning

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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)
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)
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)
We report 2 patients with symptomatic aortic aneurysm and serologic evidence of acute Q fever with positive Coxiella burnetii PCR in blood/tissue. This suggests a role for acute Q fever in aneurysm progression. Diagnostic testing for Q fever infection in patients with symptomatic aneurysms in Q fever areas is recommended.
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 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)
OBJECTIVE The relation between endoleak and aneurysm sac pressure is not completely clear. This review evaluates the effect of endoleaks on aneurysm sac pressure and summarizes the present knowledge regarding aneurysm sac pressure after EVAR. METHODS A systematic search of literature was carried out using MEDLINE, EMBASE and Web of Science. Studies were(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)
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)
PURPOSE To evaluate in an in vitro model the feasibility and accuracy of Roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis (RSA) versus computed tomography (CT) for the ability to detect stent-graft migration. METHODS An aortic model was constructed from a 22-mm-diameter Plexiglas tube with 6-mm polytetrafluoroethylene inlays to mimic the renal arteries. Six(More)