Tuuli Hakkarainen

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PURPOSE To determine the usefulness of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in the femoropopliteal arteries in patients with claudication. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective study of 106 claudicants (71 men and 35 women, aged 41-90 years [mean, 67 years]), a total of 208 lesions in 140 limbs were treated. The patients were followed up for 12-36(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the validity of a national vascular registry. MATERIALS AND METHODS 17,465 vascular and endovascular procedures, immediate reoperations excluded, registered in the Finnvasc registry from 26 centres during the years 1991-1994. CHIEF OUTCOME MEASURES Comparison of the number of registered procedures with hospital records, comparison of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship between surgical wound bacterial colonization and the development of surgical site infection (SSI) after lower limb vascular surgery. SSI is a major problem after lower limb vascular surgery. Most SSIs in vascular surgery are caused by Staphylococcal species that are part of normal skin flora. A prospective observational(More)
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