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Solitary iliac artery aneurysms are rare, and most reports have been presented as case reports. By combining autopsy records and operating records, a total of 13 cases were found: during a 15-year period (1971 to 1985), 42,010 of the inhabitants of Malmö died (population 230,000) and 35,265 (including 9014 forensic autopsies) underwent autopsy (84%).(More)
A group of 43 adult patients with acute leukaemia (AL) were randomized to receive a double-lumen totally implantable subcutaneous port system (PORT, n=19) or a double-lumen central venous catheter (CVC, n=24) before induction chemotherapy. Six patients were excluded due to protocol violation ( n=4, CVC) and technical difficulties ( n=2, PORT). A(More)
A randomised, prospective study was performed to compare local (LA) and general anaesthesia (GA) in carotid surgery with special emphasis on complications and the need for intra-operative shunting. Fifty-six patients were randomised to LA and 55 to GA. Eight patients in the LA group required a GA for various reasons. During the same period 14 patients were(More)
In order to study permeability changes after local ischemia the cheek pouch of the hamster was everted for intravital microscopy. Macromolecular permeability was quantified as leakage of fluoroscein labelled dextran (Mw 70,000). Temporary ischemia with total circulatory arrest of the whole cheek pouch was obtained by a cuff mounted around the everted cheek(More)
OBJECTIVE The peripheral vascular resistance is an important factor determining the outcome of infrainguinal revascularizations. When measured intraoperatively, it correlates to graft patency, but to select patients to surgery a preoperative, preferably noninvasive, method is necessary. The aim of the present study is to test if parameters recorded during(More)
The clinical efficacy of the prostacyclin analogue iloprost was studied during a 2 week treatment and 6 month follow-up period in 103 patients with ischaemic ulcers who were randomised to receive active treatment or placebo. Responders were defined as those patients who achieved healing of at least one third of the ulcer area during the study period. The(More)
Environmental exposures filtered through the genetic make-up of each individual alter the transcriptional repertoire in organs central to metabolic homeostasis, thereby affecting arterial lipid accumulation, inflammation, and the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). The primary aim of the Stockholm Atherosclerosis Gene Expression (STAGE) study was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of this randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was to evaluate whether neurological deficits could be prevented with low-dose acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) as an adjunct to carotid endarterectomy. METHODS A total of 232 patients were randomized to two groups, 75 mg/d ASA starting preoperatively and continued for 6(More)
Plasma cholesterol lowering (PCL) slows and sometimes prevents progression of atherosclerosis and may even lead to regression. Little is known about how molecular processes in the atherosclerotic arterial wall respond to PCL and modify responses to atherosclerosis regression. We studied atherosclerosis regression and global gene expression responses to PCL(More)
Transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) was used in 33 patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Mean flow velocity (MCA MV) and the pulsatility index in the middle cerebral artery (MCA PI) were measured pre- and on six occasions postoperatively. The MCA MV was reduced by anaesthesia but was increased postoperatively (+43%, p less than 0.001) compared(More)