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Transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) is a common complication of kidney transplantation but attempts to identify predisposing risk factors for TRAS have yielded conflicting results. In order to determine the predisposing factors for transplant (TRAS), we retrospectively reviewed the records of 29 renal allograft recipients with TRAS treated with(More)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of hybrid MR angiography by comparison with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty-one patients prospectively underwent both hybrid MR angiography and DSA. The hybrid MR angiography study consisted of(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)
PURPOSE To determine from the EUROSTAR registry the incidence of stent-graft kink, predictive factors for kinking, and the consequences of this complication on graft patency and aneurysm exclusion. METHODS From January 1994 to June 2002, 4613 patients who underwent endovascular aneurysm repair were registered in the EUROSTAR registry. Presence of kink was(More)
Intraoperative and postoperative arterial ruptures associated with 657 iliac artery balloon dilatation procedures in our department from 1981 to 2000 were prospectively collected and retrospectively analyzed. Our results showed that failure to exercise basic safety principles and the presence of heavily calcified plaque are the major predictors of iliac(More)
OBJECTIVE Hybrid interventions combining debranching of supra-aortic branch vessels with stent grafting of the aortic arch have become an attractive alternative to open repair for aortic arch pathologies. However, results in patients with dissections of the aortic arch remain unclear. We present our experience with hybrid aortic arch repair for acute and(More)
PURPOSE We reviewed our experience with carotid stenting (CS), focusing on technical evolution and results. METHODS From September 1995 to February 2000, 77 patients with 83 internal (n = 68) and common carotid artery lesions (n = 15) were selected for CS. This patient population was categorized into three consecutive periods based on patient selection,(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility of endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) on patients presenting with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in a teaching hospital, and to compare there post-operative outcomes with contemporaneous patients treated with open repair (OR). METHODS A series of consecutive of patients presenting ruptured AAA with(More)