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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the limb salvage rate in patients undergoing thrombectomy for HIV related peripheral arterial thrombosis. METHODS A prospective review of patients with HIV related peripheral arterial thrombosis managed at the Durban Metropolitan Vascular Service in Kwazulu-Natal South Africa over a 5-year (1998-2003) period. All patients underwent(More)
AIM To evaluate the role of routine computerised cerebral tomography (CCT) in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) following transient ischaemic attach (TIA). METHOD A retrospective review was carried out of data collected on patients with TIA who were managed at the Durban Metropolitan Vascular Service over an 11-year period. All patients(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective analysis of operatively managed brachial artery injuries spanning a five-year period from January 2003 to December 2007. METHODS The medical records of all patients who had operative management of brachial artery injuries were reviewed. Demographic data, mechanism of injury, pathology of injury, associated injuries, duration of(More)
This study represents a prospective audit comparing carotid artery stenting (CAS) with carotid endarterectomy (CEA), performed by a single surgical team. Between January 2005 and December 2008, 440 patients were referred; 177 had CAS and 263 CEA. Selection of procedure was individualised and contra-indications for CAS included internal carotid artery (ICA)(More)
AIM To determine the mean carotid artery stump pressure (SP) at which patients develop neurological changes while undergoing awake carotid artery endarterectomy (CEA) under cervical block anaesthesia (CBA). METHODS A prospective analysis was carried out of patients undergoing awake CEA under CBA between February 2004 and April 2007. All patients had mean(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the influence of diabetes mellitus on early morbidity and mortality following a femoro-popliteal bypass. METHODS Clinical data on patients subjected to a prosthetic above-the-knee femoro-popliteal bypass for atherothrombotic disease over a four-year period in the Durban Metropolitan Vascular Service were culled from a prospectively(More)
Gunshot wounds may result in intimal arterial injury without breach of the arterial wall integrity. Haemorrhage, haematoma and a pulse deficit are therefore not always found. We report on two cases of lower extremity gunshot wounds with temporal variations in the clinical and radiological assessment of the pedal pulses. In both cases surgical exploration(More)
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