Volume 6 - Issue 3 - May/June 2009

Frank J. Criado
Editor-in-Chief

Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Intervention; Union Memorial Hospital/MedStar Health,
Baltimore, Maryland
frank.criado@medstar.net

The situation is a bit counter intuitive, but probably not unique: widely-acknowledged progress in diagnostic methodology, leading to…less than optimal management for some patients! Can this be true? Consider the following: patients with acute deep… | Read More

Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, Gail A. Shammas, RN, Eric J. Dippel, MD, Michael Jerin, MD

Intraprocedural Outcomes Following Distal Lower Extremity Embolization in Patients Undergoing Peripheral Percutaneous Interventions Abstract Distal embolization (DE) commonly occurs during peripheral percutaneous interventions (PPI). It is… | Read More

Allen Mark Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA

Neuropathy affects 66% of patients with diabetes mellitus, of which the most common presentation is a diffuse peripheral symmetrical polyneuropathy. Only 10–20% of patients with diabetic neuropathy are affected by pain, paresthesia, or dysesthesia… | Read More

Peter Sheehan, MD

How Prevalent is Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy is the most prevalent complication of type 2 diabetes. The 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) on lower extremity complications revealed that close to 10% of people with… | Read More

Anthony J. Comerota, MD, FACS, FACC, Nina Grewal, MD

Introduction The majority of physicians treat patients with iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT) with anticoagulation alone, despite a growing body of evidence that these patients suffer more severe postthrombotic morbidity and higher… | Read More

2Carl G.H. Dahlöf, MD, PhD, 3Lars Søndergaard, MD, 1Peter H. Hannam

Abstract During the last decade, patent foramen ovale (PFO) and intermittent or permanent right-to-left shunting of venous blood has been proposed to play a pathogenetic role in a number of disorders. This review covers the most common and… | Read More