Pierre Maitrias

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OBJECTIVE Embolization of carotid stenotic plaques is the direct cause of stroke in nearly 20% of cases. Genetic mechanisms and especially the roles played by microRNAs in the regulation of plaque destabilization and rupture are mostly unknown. The aim of this pilot study was to compare the expression of seven microRNAs allegedly involved in plaque growth(More)
microRNAs comprise a novel class of endogenous small non-coding RNAs that have been shown to be implicated in both vascular damage and bone pathophysiology. Chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD) is characterized by vessel and bone damage secondary to progressive loss of kidney function. In this review, we will describe how several microRNAs(More)
OBJECTIVE Iliofemoral endarterectomy with external iliac artery (EIA) stent grafting can be an alternative to traditional open surgery in patients with severe iliac occlusive disease extending to the common femoral artery. We report the midterm outcomes of this approach. METHODS Between 2009 and 2015, 108 patients (76% male; median age, 63 years)(More)
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND Persistent type II endoleak (EL II) with sac enlargement after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm requires treatment to prevent rupture. Embolization is not always effective. Conversion to open repair with stent graft (SG) explantation is a high risk option. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent type II endoleaks (T2Ls) with sac enlargement after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair are still of concern in view of the potential for rupture. Current treatments (embolization and stent graft [SG] explantation) are associated with lack of efficacy or high perioperative morbidity and mortality. This study evaluated an(More)
Aneurysm formation and recurrent coarctation are common complications of coarctation repair, and various types of treatment have been described. Native aortic coarctation during adult life is rarer and can be responsible for severe complications. We report an original case of thoracic aortic aneurysm associated with native coarctation successfully treated(More)
Despite improvements in surgical techniques, performing distal anastomosis on a heavily calcified artery (HCA) remains technically challenging. Clamping lesions and arterial wall trauma while suturing can lead to immediate or delayed arterial dissection and thrombosis. These issues are generally overcome by performing an extensive search for supple arterial(More)
Closed dislocation of the knee with complete popliteal rupture is an uncommon injury. It requires prompt recognition and treatment to prevent limb loss. We describe a case of acute ischemia caused by complete knee dislocation with rupture of the popliteal artery that was successfully repaired with superficial femoral artery transposition. To the best of our(More)
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Stroke is associated with a marked disability burden and has a major economic impact; this is especially true for carotid artery stroke. Major advances in primary and secondary prevention during the last few decades have helped to tackle this public health(More)
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