Reagan W Quan

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Superficialization of arteriovenous fistulae allows for improved dialysis access allowing for prolonged utilization and more efficient dialysis treatment. Multiple methods are described for superficializing arteriovenous fistulae, and minimizing the surgical intervention is advantageous for patient recovery and potentially improved outcomes. We describe a(More)
BACKGROUND The management of venous trauma remains controversial. Critics of venous repair have cited an increased incidence of associated venous thromboembolic events with this management. We analyzed the current treatment of wartime venous injuries in United States military personnel in an effort to answer this question. METHODS From December 1, 2001,(More)
BACKGROUND The use of prosthetic grafts for reconstruction of military vascular trauma has been consistently discouraged. In the current conflict, however, the signature wound involves multiple extremities with significant loss of soft tissue and potential autogenous venous conduits. We reviewed the experience with the use of prosthetic grafts for the(More)
The management of venous trauma continues to be debated. Historically, ligation of injured veins is the most common modality of surgical treatment. In the past half-century, additional techniques have been used, including primary repair, interposition graft, and occasionally endovascular techniques. Venous repair, whether in the acute or chronic setting, is(More)
Functional popliteal entrapment syndrome (FPES) was first described by Rignault and colleagues in 1985 (Int. Angiol. 1985;4:341-343). This syndrome results from compression of the popliteal artery by a hypertrophied medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle with no other identifiable anatomical abnormality. The incidence, significance, natural history, and(More)
Recent combat casualties have stimulated a reassessment of the principles of management of high-risk extremity injuries with a normal vascular examination. Rapid evacuations have presented numerous U.S. soldiers to our service for evaluation in the early postinjury period. The objective of this single-institution report is to analyze the application of(More)
This article describes our approach and evidence-based evaluation of popliteal entrapment syndrome. Included is a technical description of our use of preoperative intravascular ultrasound for diagnosis and operative planning in combination with our utilization of intraoperative duplex ultrasound. This evidence-based, methodical approach enables not only the(More)
Traumatic hemorrhage and vascular injury management have been concerns for both civilian and military physicians. During the 20th century, advances in technique allowed surgeons to focus on vascular repair, restoration of perfusion, limb salvage, and life preservation. Military surgeons such as Makins, DeBakey, Hughes, Rich, and others made significant(More)
The battlefield has provided a multitude of advancements in the management of hemorrhage and vascular repair. Basic understanding of the anatomy and exposures of lower extremity injuries is essential to any surgeon caring for these patients. The techniques of repair and potential adjunctive measures (eg, shunts) available should always be considered when(More)
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