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PURPOSE To evaluate our experience of limb salvage with bare nitinol stent enabled recanalization of long length occlusions of superficial femoral artery (SFA) and adjacent proximal popliteal artery (PPA) in diabetic patients. METHODS A total of 573 patients underwent 842 lower limb interventions from August 2006 to September 2008 at our institute. A(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and safety of cutting balloon angioplasty (CBA) versus high-pressure balloon angioplasty (HPBA) for the treatment of hemodialysis autogenous fistula stenoses resistant to conventional percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective, randomized clinical trial involving patients with(More)
Gastroduodenal artery aneurysms are rare. Common causes include blunt trauma, pancreatitis, infection, autoimmune disorders, vascular intervention and surgery. We report 2 patients with gastroduodenal artery aneurysms, the first being an idiopathic true aneurysm and the next, a pseudoaneurysm resulting from pancreatitis. Diagnoses were made by computed(More)
Intraoperative colonic irrigation followed by one-stage resection is gaining popularity as the optimal surgical treatment for left-sided colonic obstruction. However, its efficacy and potential hazards have not been adequately tested in obstruction due to colonic cancer. We analyzed the early results of 23 consecutive patients with obstructive left-sided(More)
INTRODUCTION We conducted this prospective randomised cross-over study to evaluate the effect of closed system (CS) versus open system (OS) endotracheal suctioning on heart rate (HR), mean arterial pressure (MAP), respiratory rate (RR), oxygen saturation (SpO2) and electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm of patients on mechanical ventilation. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Polyurethane grafts, promoted for their self-sealing properties and low complication rates, were recently introduced for hemodialysis access. We review our experience with this graft material to determine its complication and patency rates. Between January 1995 and December 1999, 118 patients, 75 female and 43 male, with a mean age of 51 years, had a total(More)
A retrospective analysis of the treatment of 70 patients with obstructed left colonic cancer was undertaken in order to assess whether staged or primary resection was more appropriate. Thirty-four patients had initial colostomy and staged resection (group 1) while 36 patients were treated by primary resection and immediate anastomosis following(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) in the treatment of lower-limb venous ulcers secondary to venous reflux. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-four of 139 patients referred for EVLT from January 2004 to August 2007 had nonhealing venous ulcers. Preprocedural duplex ultrasound (US) was performed to document saphenous venous reflux(More)
The successful engraftment of a renal transplant is dependent on multiple factors, immunological factors being of major importance. Specifically, histocompatibility, lymphocytotoxic antibodies and pretransplant blood transfusions have been shown to play a major role in determining graft outcome in renal transplant recipients receiving(More)
INTRODUCTION Amputation of the severely ischaemic leg is often done when limb salvage is not possible or the patient is not fit enough for it. It is therefore important to determine the natural history of these amputees as our understanding of this will have significant impact on decision making. The aim of this study was to determine the early and late(More)