Volume 5 - Issue 3 - May/June 2008

<sup>1</sup>Eugene K. Soh, MD and <sup>2</sup>Mark A. Turco, MD

Drug-eluting stents (DES) were designed to prevent neointimal proliferation via the controlled release of antiproliferative agents. Two such DES have been approved for use in the United States. The sirolimus-eluting Cypher stent (SES, Cordis… | Read More

<sup>1</sup>William J. Ennis, DO, MBA, <sup>2</sup>Martin Borhani, MD, <sup>3</sup>Patricio Meneses, PhD

Introduction Since approximately 70% of wounds treated at outpatient wound centers in the United States are lower extremity venous ulcerations, we will use a leg ulcer as case study for the purposes of this article. A 65-year-old Caucasian female… | Read More

<sup>1</sup>Barry Weinstock, MD, <sup>2</sup>Dan Dulas, MD

Introduction Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a manifestation of atherosclerosis that results in compromised functional capacity and an impaired quality of life for the affected individual.1,2 There are many risk factors for PAD, including… | Read More

Kumaran Chinnappan, MD, Mahalingam Sivakumar, MD, FACS, H. T. Girishkumar, MD, FACS

Background The arteriovenous (AV) fistula is regarded as the vascular access of choice for hemodialysis (HD) because of its superior patency and low complication rates. Even so, this type of vascular access can result in severe complications, among… | Read More

§Brian Haney, MD, †Edward Bergen, DO, Eric Shry, MD

Introduction Takayasu arteritis is a rare, chronic vasculitis of unknown etiology that predominantly affects young Asian women. The chronic inflammation causes progressive transmural fibrosis of the large arteries, primarily the aorta and its major… | Read More

Jacques Busquet, MD, Thierry Watrin, MD, Stéphane Verdeille, MD, Liliana Henao, MD, Jérôme Kusmierek, MD, Daniel Charlon, MD

Introduction The natural history of undetected abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) includes ischemic complications that may affect peripheral limb or organ circulation. Distal embolization or thrombosis is the usual pathological process related to… | Read More

Frank J. Criado

More than half of all abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs performed in the U.S. today are being done endovascularly. In other words, stent-graft intervention has already replaced the old open-surgery standard. Undeniably, this represents a… | Read More