William Faught

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Pyogenic splenic abscess is a rare condition that tends to occur in patients with predisposing factors. The use of splenectomy or computed tomography-guided percutaneous drainage in 10 patients with splenic abscess is presented. In 8 of 10 cases, the diagnosis was based on abdominal computed tomography scan. Seven of 10 patients were treated with(More)
This dose-finding, placebo-controlled study evaluated the safety and efficacy of darbepoetin alfa administered every 3 weeks (Q3W) to anaemic patients receiving chemotherapy. In part A, patients (haemoglobin </=110 g/l) were randomised in a 1:4 ratio to receive 1 of 6 doses of darbepoetin alfa (4.5, 6.75, 9.0, 12.0, 13.5 and 15.0 microg/kg) or placebo Q3W(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to investigate the effect of intermittent calf compression on popliteal arterial blood flow and to see how flow is influenced by position of the subject and by arterial blood pressure at the ankle. METHODS Volume flow in the popliteal artery of subjects in the sitting and prone positions was measured with duplex(More)
PURPOSE Duplex scanning has become the standard for noninvasive evaluation of carotid arteries. However, current ultrasound criteria for internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis (16% to 49%, 50% to 79%, 80% to 99%) may not be applicable to the categories (30% to 49%, 50% to 69%, 70% to 99%) used in ongoing symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid endarterectomy(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate that results similar to high-volume academic centers can be achieved in the community setting when treating abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) using endovascular techniques, given appropriate volume and skill sets. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of 342 consecutive patients who underwent endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)(More)
BACKGROUND Uterine sarcomas are rare malignancies that resemble benign uterine leiomyomata. Uterine artery embolization is offered increasingly for treatment of uterine leiomyomata, which might lead to embolization of undiagnosed uterine sarcoma. CASE A 52-year-old woman, gravida 7, para 6, with perimenopausal menometrorrhagia was diagnosed with uterine(More)
PURPOSE Duplex ultrasonography with distal cuff deflation was used to determine the presence and size of incompetent veins and compare the results with those of air plethysmography in patients with chronic venous insufficiency. METHODS Thirty-two legs underwent a detailed study with both modalities. Sixteen legs had venous ulceration, six had stasis(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to determine whether clinical evaluation and color-flow duplex scanning (CFS) alone provide enough information for patients to undergo carotid endarterectomy (CEA) safely without preoperative cerebral angiography and to assess the appropriate role of CFS in the evaluation of extracranial carotid artery disease. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to determine the incidence of disease progression of moderate (50% to 79%) internal carotid artery stenosis in patients with symptoms, patients with nonhemispheric symptoms, and symptom-free patients and to define the risk of development of new neurologic events in each group. METHODS Over a 6-year period, 272 patients(More)