Pierfrancesco Frosini

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Internal carotid pseudo-occlusion (ICP) is a pathology of difficult diagnostic evaluation and treatment in the group of extracranial carotid diseases. The authors report the results of 24 ICP(S) surgically treated in the last five years. No perioperative death was reported. The neurological morbility rate was as low as 4% (1/24), which is quite a good(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate our experience in the hybrid simultaneous treatment (open and endovascular) of acute thrombosis of prosthetic grafts for hemodialysis. METHODS Between January 2011 and June 2013, 23 patients with acute thrombosis of a prosthetic graft for hemodialysis were urgently treated with a hybrid simultaneous treatment(More)
Successful hybrid treatment of the total symptomatic acute occlusion of a common carotid artery (CCA) concomitant to ipsilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis has only been described once in the literature to date. The management of this anatomic distribution of disease can be a challenge both to plan and perform. The aim of this paper is to report(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies demonstrated that early recoil is frequently observed in patients undergoing balloon angioplasty. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of intra-arterial administration of iloprost (Endoprost®, Italfarmaco S.p.A., Milan, Italy) on early elastic recoil after balloon angioplasty of below-the-knee (BTK) vessels in(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of pedal arch status and direct-angiosome revascularization (DAR) on clinical outcomes in diabetic patients with foot wounds undergoing endovascular revascularization. METHODS Between January 2014 and June 2015, 93 diabetic patients with foot wounds underwent endovascular revascularization of at(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of carbon-coated self- expandable stents in the revascularization of atherosclerotic iliac artery lesions. METHODS Between January 2012 and June 2016 54 carbon-coated self-expandable stents (Easy HiFlype and Easy Flype; manufactured by CID S.p.A., a member of Alvimedica Group,(More)
Vascular calcifications usually affect the arteries, while central vein calcifications are rare. A 45-year-old hemodialysis patient underwent a chest CT scan before central vein catheterization required for arteriovenous access thrombosis, in July 2011. He was on hemodialysis since 1995 and from 2005 on warfarin treatment because of repeated thrombosis and(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study was to evaluate the early and mid-term outcomes of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) in hemodialysis patients with recurrent stenosis of arteriovenous fistula and previously treated with plain balloon angioplasty (PBA). METHODS Between July 2013 and June 2016 38 hemodialysis patients with recurrent stenosis of arteriovenous fistula(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the outcomes of three different types of native arteriovenous fistula (AVF), the distal (D: radial-cephalic), middle-arm (MA: radial-cephalic) and proximal (P: brachial-cephalic) AVF access creation for hemodialysis patients in a single center. METHODS An 8-year retrospective review, from 2006 to 2014, was conducted at a single(More)
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