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PURPOSE To report the 6-month angiographic results from a prospective single-center study investigating the efficacy and outcome of sirolimus-eluting stents used for bailout after infrapopliteal revascularization of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS Twenty-nine patients (21 men; mean age 68.7 years) underwent infrapopliteal(More)
PURPOSE To report the 1-year angiographic and clinical outcome from a prospective single-center study investigating the infrapopliteal application of sirolimus-eluting versus bare metal stents in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) who underwent below-the-knee endovascular revascularization. METHODS Stenting was performed as a bailout procedure for(More)
PURPOSE Filter devices are already employed for the protection of carotid, coronary and renal distal vascular bed during endovascular procedures. This is a pilot study investigating their feasibility, safety and distal emboli protection capability during recanalization of lower extremities' acute and subacute occlusions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Study(More)
Ureteral stents represent a minimally invasive alternative to preserve urinary drainage whenever ureteral patency is deteriorated or is under a significant risk to be occluded due to extrinsic or intrinsic etiologies. The ideal stent that would combine perfect long-term efficacy with no stent-related morbidity is still lacking and stent usage is associated(More)
We treated 16 patients (11 women and five men, average age 45 years), all having four-part valgus impacted fractures of the proximal humerus, with transosseous suturing. All had preoperative angiography performed 6-12 h after admission. The average impaction angle was 43 degrees , and the mean lateral displacement of the humeral head was 1.4 mm.(More)
Aneurysms of the extracranial carotid arteries (ECAA) are extremely rare. Schechter et al. [1] documented 835 cases in the literature up to 1977. One hundred and sixteen cases of ECAA have been documented in the Chinese literature since 1981, suggesting a higher prevalence of carotid aneurysmal disease in China than in the West. Four percent of all(More)
INTRODUCTION Myositis is a rare bacterial muscle infection. Involvement of the piriformis muscle has been rarely reported in the literature. In this report we describe a case of piriformis myositis due to Brucella melitensis, which to the best of our knowledge is the first such case presented in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION We report the case of a(More)
PURPOSE To report the safety and efficacy of percutaneous nephrostomy and primary antegrade recanalization for treatment of iatrogenic ureteral strictures after gynecologic surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten women had symptoms suggestive of ureteral obstruction during the immediate postoperative period (5 days-1 week after surgery). Under analgesia and(More)
INTRODUCTION Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is a rare hereditary disease. Pathogenesis of the syndrome is attributed to abnormalities in the long arm of chromosome 9 (q22.3-q31) and loss or mutations of human patched gene (PTCH1 gene). Multiple basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), odontogenic keratocysts, skeletal abnormalities, hyperkeratosis of palms and soles,(More)