Midterm outcome after the distal revascularization and interval ligation (DRIL) procedure.

@article{Huber2008MidtermOA,
  title={Midterm outcome after the distal revascularization and interval ligation (DRIL) procedure.},
  author={Thomas Stuart Huber and Michael P. Brown and James M. Seeger and W. Anthony Lee},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={926-32; discussion 932-3}
}
BACKGROUND The distal revascularization and interval ligation (DRIL) procedure has evolved as the optimal treatment for access-related hand ischemia despite concerns about its durability. This study was designed to review our institutional experience and objectively define its mid-term outcome. METHODS A retrospective review of all patients undergoing the DRIL procedure was performed. The diagnosis of severe hand ischemia was made based primarily upon clinical presentation, but confirmed with… CONTINUE READING