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PURPOSE To retrospectively compare primary patency and reintervention rates, clinical outcome, and improvement in hepatic dysfunction (Child-Pugh score) in patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) using bare stents or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stents. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
A 68-year-old woman presenting with gastrointestinal bleeding (hematocrit 19.3%) and in a critical clinical condition (American Society of Anesthesiologists grade 4) from a giant superior mesenteric artery pseudoaneurysm (196.0 × 131.4 mm) underwent emergency endovascular treatment. The arterial tear supplying the pseudoaneurysm was excluded using a 5.0 mm(More)
The efficacy of the “one-step” technique using two different metallic stents (Wallstent and Ultraflex) and associated rate of complications was studied in 87 patients with jaundice secondary to malignant biliary obstruction, with bilirubin level less than 15 mg/dl and Bismuth type 1 or 2 strictures. The study group, composed of 40 men and 47 women with a(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the efficacy of planned combined subintimal arterial flossing with antegrade–retrograde intervention (SAFARI) to obtain the precise recanalization of the patent portion of a distal runoff vessel in critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients presenting long occlusions involving the popliteal trifurcation. Four patients at(More)
OBJECTIVES In an attempt to reduce post-operative events we investigated a new therapeutic strategy consisting of a simultaneous hybrid revascularization by carotid artery stenting (CAS), immediately followed by an on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). BACKGROUND Preventing stroke and cardiovascular events after coronary artery revascularization in(More)
PURPOSE To report our preliminary experience with multi-slice spiral CT coronary angiography of the coronary arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS 50 volunteers (mean age 61 years, range 45-72) with baseline heart rates below 70 bpm underwent multi-detector row CT coronary angiography (GE Light Speed Plus, 140 kVp, 270 mA, 1.25-mm collimation, 0.5-second(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy and safety of the Outback device in patients with a chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the superficial femoral artery and evaluate its impact on fluoroscopy and procedural times. MATERIALS AND METHODS From October 2006 to March 2007, 52 patients affected by TASC II-D superficial femoral artery CTO were treated with subintimal(More)
A 51-year-old man with an 8-year history of hypertension (170/115 mmHg with two drugs) and altered renal function (5.6 mg/dl serum creatinine, 101 mg/dl BUN) was referred to our Department to evaluate the renal arteries and rule out renovascular hypertension. Doppler ultrasound and magnetic resonance angiography revealed significant bilateral renal artery(More)
We evaluated the long-term results of recanalization with primary stenting for patients with long and complex iliac artery occlusions. This was a retrospective nonrandomised study. Between 1995 and 1999, 138 patients underwent recanalization of an occluded iliac artery with subsequent stenting. Patency results were calculated using Kaplan–Meier analysis.(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe the long-term outcomes of 510 diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) and an active foot ulcer or gangrene, seen at the University Hospital of Rome Tor Vergata, a tertiary care clinic. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS These patients were seen between November 2002 and November 2007 (mean follow-up 20 +/- 13 months [range 1-66(More)