Sandy McAffee-Bennett

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Intraoperative completion studies of the internal carotid artery following carotid endarterectomy are recommended to ensure technical perfection of the repair. Transit time ultrasound flowmeter does not require trained technicians, requires less time than other completion studies such as duplex ultrasonography and contrast arteriography, and is noninvasive.(More)
BACKGROUND Although several reports have documented the usefulness of a surveillance program with duplex ultrasonography (DU) to diagnose failing autologous vein bypasses, the effectiveness of DU to detect failing arterial prosthetic grafts has not been confirmed. We attempted to determine whether our program, which included DU and other noninvasive(More)
Duplex ultrasonography (DU) has been shown to be beneficial for surveillance of lower extremity vein bypasses. However, DU as part of surveillance program for prosthetic grafts is not widely accepted. The purpose of this report was to determine if DU could reliably detect failing prosthetic infrainguinal arterial bypasses and if there were differences in(More)
PURPOSE In an effort to minimize costs and patient discomfort, we determined whether duplex ultrasound (DU) could selectively replace preoperative arteriography performed in the radiology suite to diagnose failing arterial bypass grafts (FABs) constructed of autogenous vein. METHODS Between January 1, 1994, and December 31, 1996, we treated 106 FABs.(More)
Surgical management of juxtarenal aortic (JR-Ao) aneurysms and occlusive disease may include supraceliac aortic clamping, a retroperitoneal approach, or medial visceral rotation. The authors report their results using preferential direct suprarenal aortic clamping via a midline transperitoneal incision. Between July 1, 1992, and July 31, 2001, they treated(More)
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