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BACKGROUND Acute leg ischaemia is both life threatening and limb threatening. This audit was designed to determine the incidence and outcome of acute leg ischaemia in a single county. METHODS Using multisource data collection for a 1-year interval in 1994 all patients with acute leg ischaemia were identified prospectively using hospital and general(More)
Peripheral thrombolysis has become established in the last decade as an alternative method of treatment for acute limb ischaemia. New techniques of accelerated thrombolysis have expanded the indications to include almost all affected patients. Attention to detail and avoidance of known pitfalls, together with close cooperation between vascular surgeon and(More)
Low dose intra-arterial thrombolysis is too slow for many patients with severe acute limb ischaemia. Accelerated thrombolysis with high dose bolus t-PA was used in a consecutive series of 43 patients. Complete or clinically useful lysis was achieved in 39 patients, with a median duration of 7 h. Lysis occurred in 46% in under 4 h. Fifty-six per cent of(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral thrombolysis is advocated by some as the best initial treatment for acute leg ischaemia; but this may not be true for elderly patients. This study reviewed the management of acute leg ischaemia in patients aged over 75 years. METHODS Over a 5-year interval, 91 events of acute leg ischaemia in 84 patients were managed in a single(More)
The cost of attempting limb salvage in patients who presented with acute lower limb ischaemia was recorded prospectively for 20 months. Seventy-five patients were admitted during the study; 45 were treated primarily by radiological intervention and 18 had primary surgery. The remainder were treated conservatively. Patients who had primary surgery required(More)
Acute thrombosis in native arterio-venous fistulae (AVF) results in considerable patient morbidity. Interventional radiology (IR) comprising thrombolysis and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is well established in the management of thrombosed polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts. However its role in thrombosed AVF is uncertain. We looked(More)
One hundred and twenty-seven intravenous urograms of patients with acute epididymitis were evaluated during a period of 9 years. The majority of these patients had normal urograms. A tuberculous renal lesion was found in only one case. Twenty-seven patients had prostatic enlargement and 10 of these were under 50 years of age. Other abnormalities which were(More)
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