Saami K Yazdani

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AIMS The Genous™ Bio-engineered R™ stent (GS) aims to promote vascular healing by capture of circulatory endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) to the surface of the stent struts, resulting in accelerated re-endothelialization. Here, we assessed the function of the GS in comparison to bare-metal stent (BMS), when exposed to the human and animal circulation. (More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine whether in vivo bifurcation geometric factors would permit prediction of the risk of atherosclerosis. It is worldwide accepted that low or oscillatory wall shear stress (WSS) is a robust hemodynamic factor in the development of atherosclerotic plaque and has a strong correlation with the local site of plaque(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sacroplasty is not as routinely performed as vertebroplasty, possibly due to technical challenges and the paucity of data regarding subsequent outcomes. The first goal of the present investigation was to describe a technique for sacroplasty that facilitates safe needle placement and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) extrusion. The second(More)
Critical to the detection of vulnerable plaques (VPs) is quantification of their mechanical properties. On the basis of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) echograms and strain images, E. I. Céspedes, C. L. de Korte CL and A. F. van der Steen (Ultrasound Med Biol 2000;26:385-396) proposed an elasticity-palpography technique (E-PT) to estimate the apparent(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Novel stratagems to improve the efficacy of platinum coils in occluding cerebral aneurysms have primarily involved coating coils with materials thought likely to provoke more desirable histologic reactions. No investigations to date, however, have evaluated the utility of gold or vitronectin coatings, despite known endovascular(More)
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