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BACKGROUND Visceral artery aneurysms are an uncommon but important form of abdominal vascular disease. This study reviews a contemporary experience with special emphasis on newer methods of diagnosis and treatment. METHODS From 1980 to 1994, 37 patients were diagnosed with 46 visceral artery aneurysms. These consisted of 22 splenic, 10 hepatic, 4 superior(More)
BACKGROUND The ankle brachial index (ABI) is a noninvasive, reliable measure of lower-extremity ischemia. However, the relationship between ABI and lower-extremity function has not been well studied. OBJECTIVE To describe the association between the ABI and lower-extremity function. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING 3 academic medical centers in(More)
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is feasible, but is associated with a unique set of risks. A comparison of Excluder endograft deployment with femoral artery cutdown (FAC) versus percutaneous femoral access (PFA) for treatment of infrarenal AAA was undertaken. METHODS A single-institution, controlled, retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate compliance, side effects, and safety associated with prolonged administration of doxycycline in patients with small asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). A secondary goal was to determine how treatment with doxycycline influences circulating levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9)(More)
OBJECTIVES Vascular surgeons have increasingly become proficient in carotid artery stenting (CAS) as an alternative treatment modality for cervical carotid artery occlusive disease. We analyzed our early and late outcomes of CAS over the last 8 years. METHODS We report a single-center retrospective review of 388 carotid bifurcation lesions treated with(More)
OBJECTIVE: Individuals with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have a 3- to 6-fold increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke compared to those without PAD. We documented physician-reported practice behavior, knowledge, and attitudes regarding atherosclerotic risk factor reduction in patients with PAD. DESIGN: National physician survey.(More)
Associations between hemostatic and inflammatory markers relative to the ankle brachial index (ABI), an indicator of the presence and severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), are not fully understood. We studied relations among selected hemostatic factors, inflammatory markers, and the ankle brachial index (ABI) in patients with and without peripheral(More)
PURPOSE To review several cases of stent-graft infection with respective outcomes to identify clinical presentations and responses to treatment options. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors performed a single-center retrospective review of all secondary endograft infections from January 2000 to June 2007. Infections were identified from an institutional(More)
BACKGROUND An aortic aneurysm is defined as a 50% or greater increase in diameter compared with normal levels or the level of the left renal vein. However, normal diameters for many aortic segments are not known, and the aortic segment at the left renal vein may be enlarged. The purpose of this study was to determine normal diameters of the thoracic and(More)
BACKGROUND We determined whether statin use (versus nonuse) is associated with superior lower-extremity functioning independently of cholesterol levels and other confounders in patients with and without peripheral arterial disease. METHODS AND RESULTS Participants included 392 men and women with an ankle brachial index (ABI) <0.90 and 249 with ABI 0.90 to(More)