Stefan Acosta

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Open abdomen (OA) treatment often results in difficulties in closing the abdomen. Highest closure rates are seen with the vacuum-assisted wound closure (VAWC) technique. However, we have experienced occasional failures with this technique in cases with severe visceral swelling needing longer treatment periods with open abdomen. Feasibility and short-term(More)
The purpose of this study was to characterize the outcome of attempted endovascular intervention in patients with acute embolic or thrombotic superior mesenteric artery (SMA) occlusion. The records of 21 patients during a 3-year period between 2005 and 2008 were retrieved from the in-hospital registry. The first group included 10 patients (6 women and 4(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to describe the clinical management of inadvertent arterial catheterisation after attempted central venous catheterisation. METHODS Patients referred for surgical or endovascular management for inadvertent arterial catheterisation during a 5-year period were identified from an endovascular database, providing prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE Intestinal ischaemia is a life-threatening condition with high mortality, and the lack of accurate and readily available diagnostic methods often results in delay in diagnosis and treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of different plasma biomarkers in diagnosing intestinal ischaemia. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective(More)
AIM To assess the lifetime cumulative incidence of portal venous thrombosis (PVT) in the general population. METHODS Between 1970 and 1982, 23,796 autopsies, representing 84% of all in-hospital deaths in the Malmö city population, were performed, using a standardised protocol including examination of the portal vein. PVT patients were characterised and(More)
BACKGROUND There is no accurate non-invasive method available for the diagnosis of acute thromboembolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic properties of the fibrinolytic marker D-dimer. METHODS From September 2000 to April 2003 consecutive patients aged over 50 years admitted to hospital(More)
The aim of this study was to assess cardiovascular predictors for all-cause long-term mortality in patients undergoing standard endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Consecutive patients treated with EVAR (Zenith(®) stent grafts; Cook) between May 1998 and February 2006 were prospectively enrolled in a(More)
In many studies in which the relationship between blood pressure and blood lead level has been examined, investigators have found significant--but small--associations. There was only one previous report of a significant association of blood lead with blood pressure in pregnant women. We measured blood lead level and sitting blood pressure of 1,627 women in(More)
OBJECTIVES to characterize the clinical presentation of patients with acute thrombo-embolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). DESIGN prospective study. MATERIALS twenty-four consecutive patients admitted to Blekinge County Hospital, Karlskrona, Sweden, with acute thrombo-embolic occlusion of the SMA, over a three-year period from April(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological reports on risk and prognostic factors in patients with mesenteric venous thrombosis (MVT) are scarce. METHODS Patients with MVT were identified through the inpatient and autopsy registry between 2000 and 2006 at Malmö University Hospital. RESULTS Fifty-one patients had MVT, diagnosed at autopsy in six. The highest incidence(More)