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To define the epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathology, presentation, and management of tuberculous mycotic aneurysm of the aorta (TBAA) in the therapeutic era, we reviewed all of the cases reported in the English language literature from 1945 to the present. To the 39 cases in the published literature, we add two cases of our own. Although it is exceedingly(More)
INTRODUCTION Steal syndrome is a potentially grave complication of upper extremity hemoaccess (HA) in patients with renal failure. To determine the incidence and risk factors for steal in these patients at the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, a tertiary care centre for vascular surgery and dialysis, we reviewed data from patients requiring hemodialysis(More)
BACKGROUND This guideline focuses on antithrombotic drug therapies for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as for the relief of lower-extremity symptoms and critical ischemia in persons with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS The methods of this guideline follow those described in Methodology for the Development of(More)
Renal artery disease is an important cause of both renal failure and hypertension. Duplex ultrasound is a reliable noninvasive method for classifying the severity of renal artery lesions and can be repeated to follow the course of the disease over time. The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in kidney size associated with various degrees of(More)
RATIONALE Prosthetic heart valves designed to be implanted percutaneously must be loaded within delivery catheters whose diameter can be as low as 18 F (6 mm). This mandatory crimping of the devices may result in deleterious damages to the tissues used for valve manufacturing. As bovine and porcine pericardial tissue are currently given preference because(More)
Flaxseed contains ω-3 fatty acids, lignans, and fiber that together may provide benefits to patients with cardiovascular disease. Animal work identified that patients with peripheral artery disease may particularly benefit from dietary supplementation with flaxseed. Hypertension is commonly associated with peripheral artery disease. The purpose of the study(More)
OBJECTIVE Peripheral artery disease (PAD) results from a decrease in blood flow to the limbs due to the presence of atherosclerotic plaque. It has been reported that isoflavones isolated from soybeans reduce arterial stiffness, a component of atherosclerotic disease. This study examined the effect of consuming whole legumes (non-soy) on arterial function in(More)
BACKGROUND Sex-based differences in outcomes for the treatment of carotid arterial disease remains a controversial topic. The main objective of this study was to determine if gender differences influence 30-day stroke and mortality rates after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in a large series of patients. METHODS This is a retrospective study of all patients(More)
The aim of this study was to report the five-year incidence of incisional hernia after vascular repair of abdominal aortic occlusive (AOD) and aneurysmal disease (AAA), and to determine the factors associated with the development of this complication. Consecutive patients who underwent AAA and AOD at the University of Manitoba, Canada, between January 1999(More)