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The Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft System is a trimodular endoprosthesis recently introduced for the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). It uncouples the stages of stent-graft fixation and sealing with the suprarenal fixation achieved with a long, rigid anchored stent while the sealing onto the neck is accomplished via a pair of(More)
Cholesterol crystal embolization (CCE) is a possible complication of peripheral endovascular interventions. The diagnosis of CCE is suggested by the gradual onset of peripheral cutaneous manifestations (e.g., livedo reticularis, blue toe syndrome) accompanied by progressive increases in blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels following an invasive(More)
OBJECTIVES Remote endarterectomy (RE) is a relatively minimally invasive procedure as an alternative to femoropopliteal above-knee bypass for the treatment of long-segment superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusion. The objective of this study was to report our experience and to evaluate the long-term outcome. DESIGN Single-center nonrandomized(More)
BACKGROUND Aortoenteric fistula (AEF) is a critical clinical condition, which may present with gastrointestinal hemorrhage, with or without signs of sepsis. Conventional open surgical repair is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Endovascular stent graft repair has been attempted, but recurrent infection remains of major concern. We conducted a(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcomes of endovascular stent-graft repair of major abdominal arteriovenous fistulas. METHODS The English literature was systematically searched using the MEDLINE electronic database up to January 2009. All reports on endovascular stent-graft repair of major abdominal arteriovenous fistula were considered. Our experience of(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to compare LigaSure Vessel Sealing System tonsillectomy (LT), Harmonic Scalpel tonsillectomy (HST), and cold knife tonsillectomy (CKT). STUDY DESIGN We conducted a prospective study on 161 adult patients undergoing tonsillectomy. Subjects were randomized to LT, HST, or CKT groups, and intraoperative bleeding, operative time,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of simultaneous combined endovascular and open lower extremity arterial reconstruction. DESIGN Case series study with retrospective analysis of prospectively collected non-randomised data. METHODS Patients were divided into three groups: group 1 and group 2 included patients who underwent endovascular(More)
PURPOSE To present the first case of colonic ischemia (CI) after endovascular exclusion of an aortoiliac aneurysm using an iliac branch device (IBD). CASE REPORT A 69-year-old male patient with an abdominal aortic and right common iliac artery aneurysm underwent endovascular repair with an IBD. Completion angiography demonstrated good patency in 2 of the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate the intravascular multiparameter sensor Paratrend 7 (P7) for continuous acid-base and blood gas monitoring after retrograde jugular catheterization during carotid endarterectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 11 patients with history of smoking (72.7%), coronary artery disease (72.7%), hypertension (100%),(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to record the changes in the mucosal intracellular (pHi) of the sigmoid colon during operations of the abdominal aorta, using the air tonometry method. METHODS Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and with aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD) were included in the study. The tonometric catheter was placed in(More)