Theodore P Voudoukis

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study is to compare the standard bare metal stents (BMS) with the Paclitaxel-Drug Eluting Stent (DES) in the ureter of a pig model. MATERIALS AND METHODS We report on an experimental study with ten female pigs weighing between 25 and 30 kg. The stents were randomly placed in either the right or left ureter in each of(More)
PURPOSE To report the safety and efficacy of percutaneous nephrostomy and primary antegrade recanalization for treatment of iatrogenic ureteral strictures after gynecologic surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten women had symptoms suggestive of ureteral obstruction during the immediate postoperative period (5 days-1 week after surgery). Under analgesia and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the use of virtual endoscopy (VE) for the investigation of the pelvicaliceal unit and the depiction of its anatomic deformities. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two study groups were prospectively enrolled in our protocol: ten patients with nonurologic pathologies, and thus without any known deformity of the pelvicaliceal unit (group A), and five(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recent reports concerning coronary, carotid, and femoral vasculature have proposed the use of drug-eluting metal stents (MS) to improve clinical and angiographic outcomes. Based on these reports, we used paclitaxel-eluting MS within an animal renal artery lumen and compared the results with those using a bare-metal stent. MATERIALS(More)
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