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Volume 4 - Issue 1 - Jan/Feb 2007

January 2007 Issue 1 Volume 4

Editor's Corner
Frank J. Criado, MD
At the dawn of a new year, it should come as no surprise that yet a further update on the status of carotid stenting (CAS) is warranted. Developments of the past several months appear to have triggered (or quickened the pace of) changes in the caroti…
Case Study and Review
Michael Wilhelm, MD, Charles Andersen, MD, Scott Steele, MD
Introduction Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States with an annual incidence of 700,000, resulting in 150,000 deaths.1 Extracranial atherosclerotic disease of the carotid arteries and aortic arch vessels account for more than…
Clinical Images
Subhash Banerjee, MD, Michael Cho, MD, *Shubam Gupta, MD, Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD
A 66-year-old man presented with lifestyle-limiting, severe bilateral buttock and thigh claudication (Fontaine class IIb). Only resting ankle-brachial indices (ABI) were obtained at presentation and were normal (0.93 right and 0.91 left). Diagnostic…
Clinical Review
Charles T. Burke, MD
Introduction Since the introduction of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) in 1978,1 endovascular management for renovascular disease has become the standard of care with the number of renal artery interventions performed increasing an…
Original Contribution
Mitchell J. Silver, DO, Charles Botti, Jr, MD
Introduction The use of fluoroscopic imaging continues to increase during medical procedures. Fluoroscopic imaging plays a fundamental role in the diagnostic and treatment of cardiac and vascular disease. The cumulative operator and/or staff occupati…
Original Contribution
Carlo A. Dall’Olmo, MD, Allan L. Ippolito, MD, John M. McIlduff, MD, Wayne K. Kinning, MD, Gregory J. Fortin, MD, Scott A. Garner, MD, Robert G. Molnar, MD, Russell W. Becker, DO, David B. Wilson, MD, Fernando Jara, MD, Frederick Armenti, MD, Anup Sud, MD, Brenda S. Buckle, ANP, BC, Joanne E. Drago, RVT, Ann M. Innskeep, RVT
Introduction The validity, cost effectiveness and benefits of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in population-based studies have been clearly established.1–6 A number of large population-based, randomized screening trials have reported…
Original Contribution
Daniel Clair, MD
The EPics 1 study reported by Dall’Olmo et al,1 in this issue of Vascular Disease Management reports on one surgical group’s evaluation of patients age 60 and older, both male and female, with a history of surgical, coronary revascularization invited…
Original Contribution
Michael B. DeYoung, DO, Timothy Logan, DO, Julie Burnham, DO, Samer Kazziha, MD
Introduction Carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) is a less invasive alternative to conventional carotid endarterectomy (CEA). CEA remains the mainstay for treatment of obstructive carotid artery disease (CAD) based on randomized trials conducted w…
Original Contribution
Alkiviadis Kalliakmanis, MD, Dimitrios Petratos, MD, John Ignantiadis, MD, Nikolaos Gerostathopoulos, MD
Introduction Digital ischemia in the upper extremity, with ulceration and gangrene due to primary or secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon, may be a difficult problem for the hand surgeon to solve. Ischemic pain, numbness, cold intolerance and disabling sym…
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