Stavros Spiliopoulos

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PURPOSE To present the 3-year angiographic and clinical results of a prospective registry investigating the performance of sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs) versus bare metal stents (BMSs) for critical limb ischemia (CLI) treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS A single-center double-arm prospective registry included patients with CLI who underwent infrapopliteal(More)
To evaluate the clinical results of the use of biodegradable oesophageal stents in malignant strictures. Eleven patients were included in this prospective analysis in which a woven polydioxanone biodegradable oesophageal stent was used. The inclusion criterion was that the patient underwent neoadjuvant treatment or radical radiotherapy after the stent(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the immediate and long-term results of cryoplasty versus conventional balloon angioplasty in the femoropopliteal artery of diabetic patients. Fifty diabetic patients (41 men, mean age 68 years) were randomized to cryoplasty (group CRYO; 24 patients with 31 lesions) or conventional balloon angioplasty (group COBA;(More)
PURPOSE To present a large single-center retrospective study investigating the safety and efficacy of the StarClose extravascular closure device in achieving hemostasis after antegrade or retrograde femoral artery catheterization during peripheral angioplasty procedures. METHODS Between January 2004 and October 2009, 1213 StarClose devices were implanted(More)
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a limband life-threatening condition with a yearly incidence of around 220 new cases per million population. Infrapopliteal arterial occlusive disease, with or without concomitant inflow disease, is a leading source of CLI [1]. Especially in patients with diabetes, the risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is 3to 4-fold(More)
PURPOSE To report the long-term outcomes of a single-center prospective study investigating primary placement of everolimus-eluting metal stents for recanalization of long infrapopliteal lesions compared to a matched historical control group treated with plain balloon angioplasty and provisional placement of bare metal stents in a bailout manner. METHODS(More)
To investigate the percutaneous endovascular management of visceral aneurysms (VA) and visceral pseudoaneurysms (VPA) treated in three European interventional radiology departments. Patient archives from the department’s databases were examined and retrospectively analyzed. Patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2010 with VA and/or VPA, confirmed by computed(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the incidence, anatomical location, and clinical impact of fractures and/or compression of infrapopliteal balloon-expandable metal stents implanted for critical limb ischemia (CLI) treatment. METHODS This prospective study included 63 CLI patients (45 men; mean age 71.3+/-9.5 years) who had been treated with infrapopliteal(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of the infrainguinal use of the AngioJet rheolytic mechanical thrombectomy system (Possis Medical, Minneapolis, Minn) for the treatment of acute infrainguinal thromboembolism occurring during lower limb revascularization procedures. METHODS For the interval between January 2000 and January(More)
PURPOSE To report a Bayesian network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing bare metal stents (BMS), paclitaxel-coated balloons (PCBs), and drug-eluting stents (DES) with balloon angioplasty (BA) or with each other in the infrapopliteal arteries. METHODS Sixteen RCTs comprising 1805 patients with 1-year median follow-up were(More)