Philippe W M Cuypers

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BACKGROUND Although the initial results of endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms were promising, current evidence from controlled studies does not convincingly show a reduction in 30-day mortality relative to that achieved with open repair. METHODS We conducted a multicenter, randomized trial comparing open repair with endovascular repair in(More)
OBJECTIVE Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic disease may be associated with severe neurologic complications. The current study used the data of a multicenter registry to assess of the incidence and the risk factors for paraplegia or paraparesis and intracranial stroke. METHODS The European Collaborators on Stent/Graft Techniques for Aortic Aneurysm(More)
PURPOSE To report the initial experience with endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) in patients with ruptured or symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and to compare the results with conventional open surgery. METHODS Between May 1999 and December 2001, 24 patients (21 men; mean age 75 years, range 56-89) with ruptured or symptomatic AAA underwent EVAR(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study is to prospectively determine the incidence of inflow stenoses in dysfunctional hemodialysis access arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) and grafts (AVGs). METHODS Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) was performed of 66 dysfunctional AVFs and 35 AVGs in 56 men and 45 women (mean age, 62 years; age range, 31(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively assess three-dimensional contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) angiography for stenosis depiction in malfunctioning hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) and grafts (AVGs), as compared with digital subtraction angiography (DSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Ethical review board approval and written informed consent were(More)
OBJECTIVE Several imaging modalities are available for the evaluation of dysfunctional hemodialysis shunts. Color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) are most widely used for the detection of access stenoses, and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) of shunts has recently been introduced. To date, no(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively determine the clinical and economic consequences of replacing duplex ultrasonography (US) with contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) angiography for the initial imaging work-up of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS This randomized multicenter study was approved by the institutional(More)
BACKGROUND The European Best Practice Guidelines on Vascular Access propose magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of dysfunctional dialysis fistulae and grafts if visualization of the complete arterial inflow and outflow vessels is needed. In a prospective multi-centre study we determined the technical success rate of complete vascular access tree depiction(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord ischemia is a rare complication after open surgical repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA). The use of emergency endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (eEVAR) is increasing, and paraplegia has been observed in a few patients. The objective of this study was to assess the incidence and pathogenesis of spinal cord ischemia(More)
In patients presenting with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), a choice can be made whether or not to offer treatment (selective treatment policy). Patients with a realistic expectation of survival after surgery, identified by several available prediction models, can be offered two treatment options: conventional "open" surgical repair and(More)