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Ultrasound-Guided Gas Sclerotherapy

Apr 06, 2017

Ultrasound-guided gas sclerotherapy (UGGS) is a new method for sclerosing varicose veins. The objective of this method is to increase sclerosant contact with the venous endothelium to obtain the best sclerosing effect, achieved by a depletion of… | Read More

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The Peripheral RegIstry of Endovascular Clinical OutcoMEs (The PRIME Registry): Interim Analysis of the First 328 Subjects with Critical Limb Ischemia

Mar 15, 2017

Subjects with critical limb ischemia (CLI) have high 1-year amputation and mortality rates.The clinical profile and outcomes of CLI subjects were characterized using the PRIME registry and compared with previous literature to highlight the… | Read More

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Acute Results of Directional Atherectomy for the Treatment of Claudication and Critical Limb Ischemia in the DEFINITIVE LE Study

Feb 08, 2017

This study assesses the acute safety of directional atherectomy for endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease in infrainguinal arteries. | Read More

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Renal Denervation in Patients With Resistant Arterial Hypertension: a Single-Center Cohort Study and Learning Curve

Aug 07, 2016

The authors evaluate the effect of percutaneous renal denervation in patients with resistant arterial hypertension in a prospective, single-center cohort study. The results showed a drop in office systolic blood pressure measurements.  | Read More

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Review of Surgical Treatment of Popliteal Artery Injury: Outcomes of Open vs Endovascular Repair

Aug 07, 2016

The authors examine outcomes of surgical and endovascular repair of popliteal artery injury and find that endovascular repair is increasingly being used. | Read More

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Sequential Pneumatic Compression Biomechanical Home Therapy Device in the Management of Critical Lower Limb Ischemia for No-Option Patients

Jul 05, 2016

The authors conducted a study to determine the efficacy of sequential pneumatic compression therapy in patients with CLI between 2005 and 2015, where patients were commenced on a 12-week treatment protocol. Sustained clinical improvement was 68% at… | Read More

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Reducing Amputation Rates in Critical Limb Ischemia Patients Via a Limb Salvage Program: A Retrospective Analysis

May 02, 2016

This retrospective analysis demonstrates that the implementation of a comprehensive limb salvage program can lead to increased angiographic assessment and endovascular treatment of high-risk CLI patients, preventing unnecessary major amputations… | Read More

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The Effect of Subclinical Hypothyroidism on Blood Pressure

Mar 01, 2016

The results of this study suggest that patients with subclinical hypothyroidism are at higher risk of hypertension and dyslipidemia as compared to controls. | Read More

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Impact of Family History on Reintervention Rate During Follow-up After Aneurysm Repair

Jan 26, 2016

The authors aim to determine whether, in a group of patients with an established familial pattern of aortic disease, there is a risk of development of new aneurysm in the follow-up period, and whether this risk differs from that of patients without… | Read More

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Role of Nitinol Stent Fractures in the Development of In-Stent Restenosis in the Superficial Femoral Artery

Dec 30, 2015

Stent fractures in the SFA play a modest role in the development of in-stent restenosis. In this study, a majority of patients with in-stent restenosis did not have stent fracture. | Read More