Volume 5 - Issue 5 - Sept/Oct 2008

John L. Faul, MD and Horst Sievert, MD

Abstract Reductions in systemic vascular resistance and increased cardiac output are thought to help maintain tissue oxygen delivery during hypoxia. Here we discuss the rationale for creating arteriovenous (AV) shunts in humans and we describe… | Read More

Paul Papillion, MD, Richard Sprouse, MD, Kevin Allen, BS, Michael Greer, MD,
Christopher Lesar, MD, Luke Erdos, MD, Stewart Myers, MD, Daniel Fisher, MD

Abstract Background. Data are limited regarding the efficacy of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) for the treatment of acute lower extremity (LE) ischemia. The current study was undertaken to evaluate the results following PMT for occluded… | Read More

Marc Bosiers, MD, Koen Deloose, MD, Jurgen Verbist, MD, Patrick Peeters, MD

Although the use of stents is common in other peripheral vessels, the application of stents remains highly controversial in the infrapopliteal bed (BTK). In general, infrapopliteal stent implantation is reserved for cases with a suboptimal outcome… | Read More

Prashant Atri, MD, Navyash Gupta, MD

Following Placement of a Thoracic Aortic Endograft: Successful Treatment with Carotid Subclavian Bypass Introduction Most traumatic thoracic aortic disruptions occur in the proximal descending thoracic aorta. A significant number of patients with… | Read More

Tarun Dasari, MD, MPH, Suman Rathbun, MD, MS, Thomas Hennebry, MB, BCh, BAO

Abstract We report a case of acute renal failure secondary to bilateral renal artery stenosis (RAS) presenting with anuria and well-controlled blood pressure. Renal function improved following percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting (PTA… | Read More

Nuria Torreguitart-Mirada, MD, Jaume Juliá-Montoya, MD, Pascual Lozano-Vilardell, MD

Introduction Osteochondromas, or exostoses, are the most common form of benign bone tumor, representing about 20–50% of all benign and 10–15% of all bone tumors.1 Patients rarely develop vascular complications. In the English literature, only 106… | Read More

Frank J. Criado
Editor-in-Chief
Vascular Surgery and
Endovascular Intervention;
Union Memorial Hospital/
MedStar Health,
Baltimore, Maryland
frank.criado@medstar.net

By all accounts, leg ischemia caused by below-the-knee (BTK) arterial occlusive arterial lesions is an important and frequent form of atherosclerotic vascular disease. Until the recent past, BTK revascularization was long considered a “sacred domain… | Read More