R. T. Gregory

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The incidence rate of treated end-stage renal disease in the united states is 180 per million and continues to rise at a rate of 7.8% per year. Arteriovenous hemodialysis access (AV access) creation and maintenance are two of the most difficult issues associated with the management of patients on hemodialysis. The 1-year complication rate of a primary(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was the demonstration of the value of color duplex ultrasound (CDU) scanning in the detection of type I endoleak (T1EL) and type II endoleak (T2EL), the correlation of Doppler scan waveform pattern to endoleak persistence or seal, and the description of the natural history of endoleak. METHODS The study was a(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of a color duplex ultrasound scan (CDU) to a computerized axial tomography scan (CT) in the diagnosis of endoleaks after stent graft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. METHODS The Endovascular Aneurysm Clinical Trial Core Laboratory records were reviewed from 117 concurrent CDU and CT(More)
Over the 48-month period from January 1983 through December 1986, 51 single-lumen (SL) and 94 double-lumen (DL) indwelling central venous (Hickman) catheters were placed in 118 patients with malignant disease. We reviewed these cases retrospectively to determine the types and frequency of complications requiring catheter removal. The catheters were in place(More)
The severely mangled extremity presents a challenge in appropriate surgical management. Very few objective data were found about this problem. To clarify the situation, criteria for a "mangled extremity' were defined, a multidisciplined approach employed, and a retrospective graduated grading system developed. Sixty consecutive trauma patients with severely(More)
Renal carcinoma (RCA) presenting in association with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is extremely rare, with only sporadic case reports previously described. The management of six cases of AAA and concomitant RCA presenting to a single institution from March, 1991 through December, 1993 was reviewed and management options considered. AAAs ranged in size(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of primary closure (PC) versus expanded polytetrafluoroethylene patch graft angioplasty (PGA) on the incidence of recurrent stenosis (> 50% lumen diameter narrowing) after carotid endarterectomy (CEA), 87 patients undergoing 100 consecutive CEA were prospectively randomized into two groups. METHODS Forty-four patients(More)
The development of steal syndrome distal to an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) created for hemodialysis access remains a significant clinical problem. This study was undertaken to determine the role of intraoperative noninvasive testing in the prediction and management of steal syndrome following arteriovenous fistula creation. First, in order to determine a(More)
Symptomatic carotid dissection following repair of a proximal aortic arch dissection has been successfully diagnosed by noninvasive ultrasonic duplex scanning. Angiographic confirmation, follow-up examinations by duplex scanner, and conservative management with heparin anticoagulation and tight blood pressure control are discussed. The differing etiologies(More)