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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 standardized(More)
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 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)
The rich and diverse heritage of the management of vascular injuries in the 45 independent European countries prevents the authors from revealing a uniform picture of the European experience, but some trends are clearly emerging. In countries with a low incidence of penetrating trauma and increasing use of interventional vascular procedures, the proportion(More)
The cases of bowel ischemia following aortoiliac reconstructive surgery during a 5-year period were analyzed. The incidence of the complication was 1.5%. Two of the six patients had ischemia of both small and large bowel. The various secondary operations are described. Three of the patients died. A characteristic and consistent finding was profound(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)
Forty-eight carotid endarterectomies were performed using local anaesthesia. The need for an intra-operative shunt was estimated from the development of neurological symptoms during a test clamping period of 1 min. Two patients developed symptoms during test clamping but four others developed symptoms after 11 to 20 min of clamping. The internal carotid(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)