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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)
PURPOSE We used (31)P magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as a means of quantifying abnormalities in calf muscle oxygenation and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) turnover in peripheral vascular disease (PVD). METHODS Eleven male patients with PVD (mean age, 65 years; range, 55-76 years) and nine male control subjects of(More)
BACKGROUND Radiation-induced angiosarcoma (RA) is a well-recognized complication of breast conservation therapy (BCT). METHODS Over a 12-year period, 14 patients with a median age of 68 years were identified retrospectively. The median latency from BCT to onset of RA was 81 months. The incomplete excision rate (complete histologic margin taken to be > 10(More)
EUROSTAR (EUROpean collaborators on Stent-graft Techniques for abdominal aortic Aneurysm Repair) was established for the purpose of combining and studying data on endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, EUROSTAR is independent of any commercial interest and has as its ultimate goal an independent, scientifically reliable assessment of(More)
OBJECTIVE Perianeurysmal fibrosis (PAF) with involvement of neighbouring viscera can render open repair of inflammatory aneurysms technically difficult and therefore hazardous. For this reason, endovascular repair (EVAR) has been advocated as the preferred approach for this condition. EVAR is known to induce a systemic inflammatory response in patients but(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether freedom from endoleak after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR) is a reliable guide to freedom from persistent or recurrent pressurisation of the aneurysm sac (endotension) and therefore freedom from risk of rupture. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of 55 patients followed for more than 3 months after(More)
BACKGROUND The Eurostar project is a multicentred database of the outcome of endovascular repair of infra-renal aortic aneurysms. From 1996 to March, 2002, 113 European centres of vascular surgery have contributed. The purpose of this article is to review the medium term (up to 7 years) results of endovascular aneurysm repair as reported to Eurostar. (More)
PURPOSE To report the incidence of delayed complications following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair and the relationship of these sequelae to morphological changes in the sac and endograft. METHODS Twenty-six AAA patients treated with Vanguard endografts had completed > or = 1-year follow-up. Postoperative angiograms and spiral computed(More)
OBJECTIVES the aim of this study was to assess the relationship between patient factors, the anatomy of the proximal aneurysm neck; the type of endovascular graft; and the consequences of graft/neck size mismatch and the occurrence of proximal endoleak. Design multicentre clinical study. MATERIALS of a total of 2194 patients, 2146 underwent successful(More)