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OBJECTIVES Differentiating total occlusion from tight stenosis of the internal carotid artery is crucial with regard to treatment and prognosis. At our institution, the diagnosis of carotid stenosis is based on duplex scanning. In cases of occlusion, duplex is not reliable, and angiography is performed, thereby increasing morbidity. We tried to determine(More)
Blunt trauma to the common iliac artery is rather rare. Moreover, seatbelt injuries to the common iliac artery have not yet been reported. This article presents two cases of seatbelt injury involving the common iliac artery. A deceleration-type mechanism is suggested as the primary cause of injury, resulting in the production of an intimal flap. The(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of synthetic patch angioplasty during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been advocated to reduce restenosis, stroke, and death, but the type of material used is still being debated. This study compared rate of restenosis, neurologic events, and perioperative death in patients undergoing CEA with primary closure versus polyester urethane(More)
BACKGROUND Different approaches have been attempted in both prophylaxis and treatment of recurrent inguinal lymphoceles; however, to date none have been consistently effective. We hereby report our preliminary experience with mapping of the lymphatic leakage followed by ligation of these mapped vessels for resolution of a recurrent inguinal lymphocele. (More)
Human carotid plaque components interact directly with circulating blood elements and thus they might affect each other. We determined plaque paraoxonase1 (PON1) hydrolytic-catalytic activity and compared plaque and blood levels of lipids, HDL, PON1, and HbA1c, as well as plaque-oxidized lipids in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Human carotid plaques(More)
BACKGROUND The sandwich technique is an endovascular off-the-shelf solution for patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs). In a sandwich configuration, the chimney stent runs in the middle of a space created by two or three aortic endografts. METHODS All patients with TAAAs who were treated with the sandwich technique were included in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Intermittent pneumatic mechanical compression is commonly applied to obviate venous stasis in patients with increased risk of thromboembolism. Aviafit is a small battery-operated intermittent compression device using a patented mechanical, non-pneumatic technology. Our objective was to examine its ability to prevent venous stasis. MATERIALS(More)
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the most severe manifestation of peripheral artery occlusive disease. Without timely diagnosis and revascularization, patients with CLI are at risk of devastating complications including loss of limb and life. Therapeutic goals in treating patients with CLI include reducing cardiovascular risk factors, relieving ischemic(More)