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PURPOSE To identify perioperative variables which may influence mortality of elective abdominal aneurysm repair (AAA). METHOD prospective study of patients undergoing elective AAA repair between 1986 and 1997. RESULTS Four hundred and seventy patients (438 men, 32 females) with a mean age of 69.4+/-13 years and aneurysms with a diameter of 60+/-3 mm(More)
INTRODUCTION We reviewed our experience with limb occlusion after EVAR in order (1) to assess the clinical pattern and treatment options (2) to assess outcomes and (3) to identify predictive factors of occurrence. MATERIALS AND METHOD Between 1995 and 2005, 460 AAA patients were electively treated with a variety of commercially available stent grafts.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact on late postoperative renal function of suprarenal and infrarenal fixation of endografts used to treat infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS Retrospective analysis of 277 patients treated from 2000 to 2003 with three different endografts at two clinical centers. Five patients on dialysis for preoperative(More)
About 4000 people are diagnosed with thyroid carcinoma each year in France and as many as one in three adult patients have thyroid nodules on sonography. Nine in ten cases are differentiated (DTC). DTC may recur in the neck or metastasize very late, and final outcomes should therefore only be assessed after at least 20 years of follow-up. The goals of this(More)
Heparin and heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) stabilize FGFs which belong to heparin-binding growth factors (HBGFs) on active conformation. They also strongly potentiate their mitogenic activity on many cell types, and protect them against thermal denaturation and enzymatic degradation. In the present work we have tested two heparin-like substances(More)
The endovascular repair of a traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta - that would otherwise lead to the death of the patient - is performed by delivering a stent-graft into the vessel at the rupture location. The age range of the affected patients is large and the stent-graft will stay in the body for the remaining life. The technique is relatively new, and(More)
The learning of the shape and appearance behavior of complex anatomical structures is of growing importance in the successful use of medical imaging data. We propose a method to simultaneously learn a model of shape variation and the behavioral structure of objects in volumetric data sets. The algorithm performs a group-wise registration of a set of(More)
UNLABELLED We compared two techniques of cervical plexus blockade (CPB) for carotid endarterectomy. Cervical plexus nerve block was performed with a combination of bupivacaine and lidocaine, with injections at the C2-C3, C3-C4, and C4-C5 transverse processes in 11 patients (classical CPB) or with a single injection after localization of the cervical plexus(More)
OBJECTIVE The EUROSTAR (European Collaborators on Stent/graft techniques for aortic aneurysm repair) Registry was established in 1996 to collect data on the outcome of treatment of patients with infrarenal aortic aneurysms with endovascular repair. To date, 88 European centers of vascular surgery have contributed. The purpose of the study was to evaluate(More)
Ischemia and denervation of EDL muscle of adult rat induce a large central zone of degeneration surrounded by a thin zone of peripheral surviving muscle fibers. Muscle regeneration is a complex phenomenon in which many agents interact, such as growth factors and heparan sulfate components of the extracellular matrix. We have shown that synthetic polymers,(More)