Vera Wealleans

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AIMS In symptomatic patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), computed tomographic angiography (CTA) improves patient selection for invasive coronary angiography (ICA) compared with functional testing. The impact of measuring fractional flow reserve by CTA (FFRCT) is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS At 11 sites, 584 patients with new onset chest(More)
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BACKGROUND The erosion of the early mortality advantage of elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) compared with open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm remains without a satisfactory explanation. METHODS An individual-patient data meta-analysis of four multicentre randomized trials of EVAR versus open repair was conducted to a prespecified analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary aim of this pilot observational study was to assess the reduction in wound depth and area achieved with a new negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system in diabetic patients with foot ulcers and post-amputation wounds. Secondary aims were to assess pain levels, extent of exudate removal, and ease of use of the system for both the(More)
AIMS To investigate whether aneurysm shape and extent, which indicate whether a patient with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) is eligible for endovascular repair (EVAR), influence the outcome of both EVAR and open surgical repair. METHODS AND RESULTS The influence of six morphological parameters (maximum aortic diameter, aneurysm neck diameter,(More)
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