Fausto Biancari

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Angiosome-targeted Lower Limb Revascularization for Ischemic Foot Wounds: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    F Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland Electronic address
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 47:517-22. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Outcome of patients with esophageal perforations: a multicenter study
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, PL 21, 90029, Oulu, Finland
    World J Surg 38:902-9. 2014
  3. doi request reprint CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores for prediction of immediate and late stroke after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland Electronic address
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:1304-11. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of the prevalence, incidence and natural history of critical limb ischemia
    F Biancari
    Department of Surgery Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 54:663-9. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Current treatment and outcome of esophageal perforations in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of 75 studies
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, P O Box 21, 90029 Oulu, Finland
    World J Surg 37:1051-9. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Pooled estimates of immediate and late outcome of mitral valve surgery in octogenarians: a meta-analysis and meta-regression
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 27:213-9. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography in patients with suspected abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture
    F Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 45:227-30. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Postoperative stroke in patients on oral anticoagulation undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 45:360-8. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Red blood cell transfusion is associated with troponin release after elective off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:1901-7. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Individual surgeon's impact on the risk of re-exploration for excessive bleeding after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 26:550-6. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Angiosome-targeted Lower Limb Revascularization for Ischemic Foot Wounds: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    F Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland Electronic address
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 47:517-22. 2014
    ..The efficacy of angiosome-targeted revascularization to achieve healing of ischemic tissue lesions of the foot and limb salvage is controversial. This issue has been investigated in this meta-analysis...
  2. doi request reprint Outcome of patients with esophageal perforations: a multicenter study
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, PL 21, 90029, Oulu, Finland
    World J Surg 38:902-9. 2014
    ..Recent studies have suggested that stent-grafting may improve the treatment outcome of patients with esophageal perforation, but evidence on this is still lacking...
  3. doi request reprint CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores for prediction of immediate and late stroke after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland Electronic address
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 22:1304-11. 2013
    ..We evaluated the value of CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores in predicting immediate and late stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of the prevalence, incidence and natural history of critical limb ischemia
    F Biancari
    Department of Surgery Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 54:663-9. 2013
    ..Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a significant morbid condition among the elderly. The epidemiology and natural history of this condition are poorly defined...
  5. doi request reprint Current treatment and outcome of esophageal perforations in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of 75 studies
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, P O Box 21, 90029 Oulu, Finland
    World J Surg 37:1051-9. 2013
    ..The current prognosis of esophageal perforation and the efficacy of available treatment methods are not well defined...
  6. doi request reprint Pooled estimates of immediate and late outcome of mitral valve surgery in octogenarians: a meta-analysis and meta-regression
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 27:213-9. 2013
    ..The authors evaluated the outcome of patients≥80 years undergoing mitral valve (MV) surgery...
  7. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography in patients with suspected abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture
    F Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 45:227-30. 2013
    ..This study was planned to evaluate the accuracy of computed tomography angiography (CTA) for suspected rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)...
  8. doi request reprint Postoperative stroke in patients on oral anticoagulation undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 45:360-8. 2011
    ..Patients on long-term warfarin treatment have an inherent high risk of stroke and here we aimed to identify the determinants of postoperative stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in these patients...
  9. doi request reprint Red blood cell transfusion is associated with troponin release after elective off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:1901-7. 2012
    ..Increased troponin levels after coronary artery bypass surgery are associated with increased risk of early and late mortality. We hypothesized that perioperative blood transfusion is associated with increased postoperative troponin release...
  10. doi request reprint Individual surgeon's impact on the risk of re-exploration for excessive bleeding after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 26:550-6. 2012
    ..Excessive bleeding requiring re-exploration is a severe complication that may affect the outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting. The authors hypothesized that surgeon performance may contribute significantly to such a complication...
  11. doi request reprint Validation of EuroSCORE II in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1930-5. 2012
    ..Herein we evaluated its discriminatory ability in predicting the immediate and late outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  12. ncbi request reprint End-stage renal disease and critical limb ischemia: a deadly combination?
    F Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Scand J Surg 101:138-43. 2012
    ..This study was planned to evaluate the prognostic impact of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in patients with critical leg ischemia (CLI) undergoing infrainguinal revascularization...
  13. doi request reprint Impact of ascending aortic wall thickness and atherosclerosis on the intermediate survival after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:e94-9. 2012
    ..We investigated the prognostic impact of atherosclerosis and wall thickness of the ascending aorta in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  14. doi request reprint Benefits and risks of using clopidogrel before coronary artery bypass surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials and observational studies
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:665-675.e4. 2012
    ..The benefits and risks associated with the use of clopidogrel before coronary artery bypass grafting are controversial, and these were investigated in the present meta-analysis...
  15. pmc Estimating the risk of complications related to re-exploration for bleeding after adult cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:50-5. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of re-exploration for bleeding after cardiac surgery on the immediate postoperative outcome...
  16. ncbi request reprint EuroSCORE predicts immediate and late outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University, Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:57-61. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate EuroSCORE in predicting the 12-year outcome of patients who underwent on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)...
  17. doi request reprint Need for late lower limb revascularization and major amputation after coronary artery bypass surgery
    F Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 35:596-602. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to estimate the need for late lower limb revascularization and/or major amputation after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Spyder aortic connector system in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:254-7. 2007
    ..The Spyder aortic connector (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) is a new, promising connector device and its safety and efficacy have been evaluated in this study...
  19. doi request reprint Contemporary results after surgical repair of type A aortic dissection in patients aged 80 years and older: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:1058-63. 2011
    ..This issue has been investigated in the present meta-analysis of observational studies...
  20. ncbi request reprint Staged endovascular stent-grafting and surgical treatment of a secondary aortoduodenal fistula
    F Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, P O Box 21, 90229 Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 31:42-3. 2006
    ..Forty days after stent-grafting, Tc-99m-HMPAO labelled leukocyte scanning failed to identify leukocyte infiltration of the graft and there were no clinical signs of infection. At 8-month follow up, the patient was asymptomatic...
  21. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of randomised trials comparing the effectiveness of miniaturised versus conventional cardiopulmonary bypass in adult cardiac surgery
    F Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Heart 95:964-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this meta-analysis is to summarise the results of prospective, randomised studies comparing miniaturised (Mini-CPB) versus conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (C-CPB)...
  22. doi request reprint Outcome after open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients>80 years old: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, P O Box 21, 90029, Oulu, Finland
    World J Surg 35:1662-70. 2011
    ..This issue has been investigated in the present meta-analysis of observational studies...
  23. doi request reprint Meta-analysis on the use of the Heartstring anastomotic device to prevent stroke in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:1236-40. 2011
    ..In this meta-analysis, we sought to determine the efficacy of the Heartstring proximal anastomotic device to reduce the risk of postoperative stroke after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary function and immediate and late outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery
    J Nissinen
    Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Vaasa Central Hospital, Vaasa, Finland
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 51:915-21. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether pulmonary function as assessed by spirometry affects the immediate and late outcome after isolated coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Risk-scoring method for prediction of 30-day postoperative outcome after infrainguinal surgical revascularization for critical lower-limb ischemia: a Finnvasc registry study
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, P O Box 21, 90029, Oulu, Finland
    World J Surg 31:217-25; discussion 226-7. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to develop a risk-scoring method for prediction of immediate postoperative outcome after infrainguinal surgical revascularization for critical limb ischemia...
  26. ncbi request reprint Predictors of diseased ascending aorta in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Heart Surg Forum 9:E857-60. 2006
    ..To identify the preoperative risk factors associated with increased prevalence of atherosclerotic lesions of the ascending aorta among patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB)...
  27. doi request reprint Immediate and intermediate outcome after off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with unstable angina pectoris
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1147-52. 2008
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  28. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of randomized trials on the efficacy of vascular closure devices after diagnostic angiography and angioplasty
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Am Heart J 159:518-31. 2010
    ..The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of vascular closure devices (VCDs)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary embolism after off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery as detected by computed tomography
    Jarmo Lahtinen
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, P O Box 21, 90029 Oulu, Finland
    Am J Surg 192:396-8. 2006
    ..The incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) after coronary artery bypass surgery is ill defined...
  30. ncbi request reprint Deep pericardial sling versus lateral pericardial sutures in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    F Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 51:273-5. 2010
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Results with the Heartstring anastomotic device in patients with diseased ascending aorta
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 40:238-9. 2006
    ..The use of the Heartstring device (Guidant, Indianapolis, USA) to accomplish a proximal aortic anastomosis without aortic clamping has been suggested in such patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Lower limb ischemic complications after the use of arterial puncture closure devices
    F Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 32:504-5. 2006
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of randomized trials on the efficacy of posterior pericardiotomy in preventing atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:1158-61. 2010
    ..Its efficacy in preventing atrial fibrillation and supraventricular arrhythmias after coronary artery bypass surgery has been evaluated in the present meta-analysis...
  34. doi request reprint Elective endovascular vs. open repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients aged 80 years and older: systematic review and meta-analysis
    F Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu 90029, Finland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 42:571-6. 2011
    ..Endovascular treatment (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is thought to be of benefit, particularly in patients aged ≥80 years. This issue was investigated in the present meta-analysis...
  35. ncbi request reprint Preoperative C-reactive protein and outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:2007-12. 2003
    ..C-reactive protein (CRP) is a predictor of early and late outcome after coronary angioplasty, but there is scant data on its impact on the outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  36. ncbi request reprint ABO blood group distribution and severity of coronary artery disease among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery in Northern Finland
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Oulu, P O Box 21, Finland
    Thromb Res 108:195-6. 2002
  37. doi request reprint Open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients aged 80 years and older
    F Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Br J Surg 98:1713-8. 2011
    ..Open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) in patients aged 80 years and older may be questioned owing to the patients' high operative risk and short life expectancy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Value of the Glasgow Aneurysm Score in predicting the immediate and long-term outcome after elective open repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm
    F Biancari
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Br J Surg 90:838-44. 2003
    ..This study aimed to explore the value of the Glasgow Aneurysm Score in predicting the immediate and long-term outcome after elective open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Does angiographic severity of coronary artery disease predict postoperative outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery?
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 37:275-82. 2003
    ..It is not clear whether the severity of coronary artery disease as assessed on angiography has an impact on the postoperative outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary artery blood temperature at admission to the intensive care unit is predictive of outcome after on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    Jarmo Lahtinen
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital, University of Oulu, FI 90029 Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 38:104-12. 2004
    ..To evaluate whether pulmonary artery blood (PA) temperature on admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) is predictive of postoperative outcome after isolated on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Hypertonic saline dextran improves outcome after hypothermic circulatory arrest: a study in a surviving porcine model
    Timo Kaakinen
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:183-90. 2006
    ..Hypertonic saline dextran (HSD) has been shown to have neuroprotective properties. In the present study we have assessed its potential neuroprotective efficacy in the setting of hypothermic circulatory arrest in a surviving porcine model...
  42. doi request reprint Type II endoleak after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: effectiveness of embolization
    Terhi Nevala
    Department of Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, P O Box 50, 90029 Oulu, Finland
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 33:278-84. 2010
    ..Although the small number of patients included in this study prevents reliable comparisons between groups, the results seem to favor direct translumbar embolization in comparison to transarterial embolization...
  43. doi request reprint Risk prediction in patients undergoing elective endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Terhi Nevala
    Department of Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 44:125-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate three risk scoring methods in predicting outcome after elective endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm...
  44. ncbi request reprint Outcome after emergency repair of symptomatic, unruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: results in 42 patients and review of the literature
    Enrico Leo
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 39:91-5. 2005
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint EEG burst recovery is predictive of brain injury after experimental hypothermic circulatory arrest
    Matti Pokela
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 37:154-7. 2003
    ..To evaluate whether electroencephalography (EEG) recovery could be considered a reliable marker of brain injury after experimental hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA)...
  46. ncbi request reprint pH-stat versus alpha-stat acid-base management strategy during hypothermic circulatory arrest combined with embolic brain injury
    Sebastian Dahlbacka
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1316-25. 2005
    ..We investigated this possible adverse effect in an experimental model that combined hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) and embolic brain injury...
  47. ncbi request reprint Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate supports cerebral energy metabolism in pigs after ischemic brain injury caused by experimental particle embolization
    Timo Kaakinen
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Heart Surg Forum 9:E828-35. 2006
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate for improved outcome after hypothermic circulatory arrest in pigs
    Pekka Romsi
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, University of Oulu, Finland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:686-98. 2003
    ..The potential neuroprotective effect of fructose-1,6-bisphosphate during hypothermic circulatory arrest was evaluated in a surviving porcine model...
  49. ncbi request reprint Increase of intracranial pressure after hypothermic circulatory arrest in a chronic porcine model
    Matti Pokela
    Department of Surgery, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 36:302-7. 2002
    ..An increase in intracranial pressure has been shown to threaten the outcome of patients with ischemic or traumatic brain injury. Its impact on the outcome of pigs undergoing hypothermic circulatory arrest has been evaluated in this study...
  50. ncbi request reprint Prolonged mild hypothermia after experimental hypothermic circulatory arrest in a chronic porcine model
    Pekka Romsi
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:724-34. 2002
    ..We sought to evaluate the potential efficacy of prolonged mild hypothermia after hypothermic circulatory arrest...
  51. ncbi request reprint pH-stat versus alpha-stat perfusion strategy during experimental hypothermic circulatory arrest: a microdialysis study
    Matti Pokela
    Department of Surgery, University of Oulu, Oulu University Hospital, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1215-26. 2003
    ..In the present study, brain metabolism and outcome have been evaluated in a surviving model of experimental hypothermic circulatory arrest...
  52. doi request reprint Inferior mesenteric artery embolization before endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm: effect on type II endoleak and aneurysm shrinkage
    Terhi Nevala
    Department of Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, PO Box 50, 90029 Oulu, Finland
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 21:181-5. 2010
    ..To evaluate the value of preoperative embolization of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) before endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm...
  53. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome after isolated endarterectomy of the femoral bifurcation
    Aristotelis Kechagias
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, P O Box 21, 90029, Oulu, Finland
    World J Surg 32:51-4. 2008
    ..Long-term outcome after endarterectomy of the femoral bifurcation has not been widely investigated, and the aim of this study was to assess its late results from a community-wide perspective...
  54. ncbi request reprint Predictors of postoperative mortality after mitral valve repair: analysis of a series of 164 patients
    Jouni Heikkinen
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 39:71-7. 2005
    ..However, this procedure is associated with relevant immediate postoperative mortality. The aim of this study is to identify those preoperative variables associated with an increased risk of 30-d postoperative death...
  55. doi request reprint Finnish multicenter study on the midterm results of use of the Zenith stent-graft in the treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Terhi Nevala
    Department of Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 20:448-54. 2009
    ..To assess the midterm results of endovascular repair of abdominal aneurysm (AAA) with a Zenith stent-graft...
  56. ncbi request reprint Topical head cooling during rewarming after experimental hypothermic circulatory arrest
    Matti Pokela
    Department of Surgery, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1899-910; discussion 1910-1. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential neuroprotective effect of topical head cooling during the first 2 postoperative hours after experimental hypothermic circulatory arrest...
  57. ncbi request reprint Potential neuroprotective benefits of erythropoietin during experimental hypothermic circulatory arrest
    Pekka Romsi
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, University of Oulu, 90221 Oulu, Finland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:714-23. 2002
    ..This study was performed to evaluate the potential neuroprotective effect of erythropoietin during experimental hypothermic circulatory arrest...
  58. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome after mitral valve repair
    Jouni Heikkinen
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 39:229-36. 2005
    ..We have evaluated the long-term outcome of a consecutive series of patients who underwent mitral valve repair for regurgitation in an attempt to identify the risk factors associated with late failures...
  59. ncbi request reprint A retrospective comparative study of aortic valve replacement with St. Jude medical and medtronic-hall prostheses: a 20-year follow-up study
    Vesa Anttila
    Department of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 36:53-9. 2002
    ..To compare the long-term clinical outcome of patients who underwent aortic valve replacement with St. Jude Medical and Medtronic-Hall mechanical prostheses...
  60. doi request reprint Changing risk of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 8:40-4. 2009
    ..The results of this study suggest that improved perioperative care as well as changes in operative strategy are positively faced with the increased burden of comorbidities and operative risk of patients currently undergoing CABG...
  61. ncbi request reprint Predicting immediate and late outcome after surgery for mitral valve regurgitation with EuroSCORE
    Jouni Heikkinen
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Heart Valve Dis 16:116-21. 2007
    ..As evidence also suggests its value in heart valve surgery, this issue was investigated in a series of patients who underwent surgery for mitral valve regurgitation...
  62. ncbi request reprint Prospective, randomized study on the use of the cardica PAS-port aortic connector system in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    Jarmo Lahtinen
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Heart Surg Forum 9:E568-71. 2006
    ..Cardica PAS-Port is a new aortic connector whose preliminary clinical results seem promising. The safety and efficacy of this aortic connector device have been evaluated in this prospective, randomized study...
  63. ncbi request reprint Predictors of development of anastomotic femoral pseudoaneurysms after aortobifemoral reconstruction for abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Kari Ylönen
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Oulu, P O Box 21, 90029 Oulu, Finland
    Am J Surg 187:83-7. 2004
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Postoperative atrial fibrillation is a major cause of stroke after on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    Jarmo Lahtinen
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1241-4. 2004
    ..These issues have been investigated in a consecutive series of patients who have undergone on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (ONCAB)...
  65. ncbi request reprint Apotransferrin, C1-esterase inhibitor, and alpha 1-acid glycoprotein for cerebral protection during experimental hypothermic circulatory arrest
    Janne Heikkinen
    Department of Surgery, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 38:178-86. 2004
    ..Apotransferrin (Apo-Tf), alpha 1-acid glycoprotein (AGP), and C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH) have been herein evaluated as potential beneficial agents in reducing the ischemia-reperfusion injury in a surviving model of HCA...
  66. doi request reprint Limits of infrainguinal bypass surgery for critical leg ischemia in high-risk patients (Finnvasc score 3-4)
    Aristotelis Kechagias
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Vasc Surg 26:213-8. 2012
    ....
  67. doi request reprint Preoperative haemodynamic parameters and the immediate outcome after open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Salvatore Giordano
    Department of Surgery, Vaasa Central Hospital, 65130 Vaasa, Finland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:491-3. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of preoperative cardiac function and haemodynamic parameters on the immediate outcome after repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Fatal complications after use of the Symmetry Aortic Connector in coronary artery bypass surgery
    Jarmo Lahtinen
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1817-9. 2004
    ..The second patient died of ascending aortic dissection, the tear of which was likely to have originated from the proximal anastomotic site...
  69. ncbi request reprint Postoperative stroke after off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:169-73. 2007
    ..The value of off-pump over conventional coronary artery bypass surgery in reducing the risk of postoperative stroke is controversial. This issue has been evaluated in light of our recent clinical experience...
  70. ncbi request reprint Leukocyte filter enhances neutrophil activation during combined aortic valve and coronary artery bypass surgery
    Juha K Koskenkari
    Division of Intensive Care, Department of Anesthesiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Heart Surg Forum 9:E693-9. 2006
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Aprotinin to improve cerebral outcome after hypothermic circulatory arrest: a study in a surviving porcine model
    Janne Heikkinen
    Department of Surgery, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Heart Surg Forum 9:E719-24. 2006
    ..There is evidence that aprotinin has neuroprotective effects during ischemia. We planned this study to evaluate its potential neuroprotective efficacy during hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA)...
  72. doi request reprint The use of statins and fate of small abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Martti Mosorin
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, PO Box 21, 90029 Oulu, Finland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:578-81. 2008
    ..012, RR 0.34, 95% CI 0.14-0.78). The use of statins seems to slightly decrease the AAA growth rate and to significantly improve freedom from aneurysm repair and rupture...
  73. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary function and immediate outcome of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement
    Juha Nissinen
    Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Vaasa Central Hospital, Vaasa, Finland
    J Heart Valve Dis 18:374-9. 2009
    ..The study aim was to evaluate whether pulmonary function, as assessed by spirometry, affects immediate outcome after aortic valve replacement (AVR)...
  74. ncbi request reprint Leukocyte depleting filter attenuates myocardial injury during elective coronary artery bypass surgery
    Juha Koskenkari
    Division of Intensive Care, Department of Anesthesiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 39:358-68. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate in a prospective, randomized study, the value of leukocyte depleting filter in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass surgery...
  75. ncbi request reprint Preoperative C-reactive protein is predictive of long-term outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Olli Pekka Kangasniemi
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, P O Box 21, 90029 Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:983-5. 2006
    ..Increased levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are associated with the presence and severity of atherosclerosis, and with increased risk of coronary events as well as of cardiac events after coronary percutaneous intervention...
  76. doi request reprint Miniaturized versus conventional cardiopulmonary bypass in high-risk patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
    Simo Pekka Koivisto
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vaasa Central Hospital, Vaasa, Finland
    Perfusion 25:65-70. 2010
    ....
  77. doi request reprint Is it possible to improve the accuracy of EuroSCORE?
    Juha Nissinen
    Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Vaasa Central Hospital, Vaasa, Finland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:799-804. 2009
    ..We derived a new risk-scoring method by modifying some of the risk factors included in the EuroSCORE algorithm...
  78. doi request reprint Outcome of symptomatic, unruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms after endovascular repair with the Zenith stent-graft system
    Terhi Nevala
    Department of Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 42:178-81. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of a consecutive series of patients who underwent endovascular repair for symptomatic, unruptured AAA...
  79. doi request reprint EuroSCORE predicts health-related quality of life after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Pertti Loponen
    Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Vaasa Central Hospital, 65100 Vaasa, Finland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:564-8. 2008
    ..7% of patients with EuroSCORE 0-3 and 30.1% of patients with a score >3 (P=0.006) improved clinically. The present study showed that the EuroSCORE also predicts long-term HRQoL after CABG...
  80. doi request reprint Safe time limits of aortic cross-clamping and cardiopulmonary bypass in adult cardiac surgery
    Juha Nissinen
    Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Vaasa Central Hospital, Vaasa, Finland
    Perfusion 24:297-305. 2009
    ..We evaluated the impact of aortic cross-clamping time (XCT) and cardiopulmonary bypass time (CPBT) on the immediate and late outcome after adult cardiac surgery and attempted to identify their safe time limits...
  81. ncbi request reprint Glasgow Aneurysm Score in patients undergoing elective open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: a Finnvasc study
    F Biancari
    Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Finland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 26:612-7. 2003
    ..To use Finnvasc to determine whether the Glasgow Aneurysm Score predicts postoperative outcome after open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)...
  82. ncbi request reprint Baseline oxygen delivery is associated with an increased risk of severe postoperative complications after elective open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm
    E Leo
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Department of Surgery, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 46:279-84. 2005
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Risk-scoring methods in predicting the immediate outcome after emergency open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Enrico Leo
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, St Camillo Forlanini Hospital, Via Portuense 332, 00149 Rome, Italy
    Am J Surg 192:19-23. 2006
    ..Prediction of immediate postoperative death in this condition assumes obvious relevance because it may be helpful in preoperative risk stratification...
  84. doi request reprint Does the use of carbon dioxide field flooding during heart valve surgery prevent postoperative cerebrovascular complications?
    Salvatore Giordano
    Department of Surgery, Vaasa Central Hospital, 65130 Vaasa, Finland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:323-6. 2009
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Glasgow Aneurysm Score predicts survival after endovascular stenting of abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients from the EUROSTAR registry
    F Biancari
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Br J Surg 93:191-4. 2006
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint Strategies for spinal cord protection during descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic surgery: Up-to-date experimental and clinical results -- a review
    Tatu Juvonen
    Department of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 36:136-60. 2002
  87. ncbi request reprint Ten-year outcome of patients with very small abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, PO Box 22, 90221 Oulu, Finland
    Am J Surg 183:53-5. 2002
    ..The long-term fate of very small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is not well known...
  88. doi request reprint Poor late survival after surgical treatment of pleural empyema
    Reija Mikkola
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, P O Box 21, 90029, Oulu, Finland
    World J Surg 34:266-71. 2010
    ..We have evaluated the outcome of patients who underwent surgical treatment of parapneumonic pleural empyema...
  89. doi request reprint Validation of the Finnvasc score in infrainguinal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for critical lower limb ischemia
    Aristotelis Kechagias
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Vasc Surg 22:547-51. 2008
    ..9%, respectively. The Finnvasc score is a simple risk scoring method which can be useful to estimate the risk of immediate postprocedural mortality and/or major lower limb amputation also in patients undergoing infrainguinal PTA for CLI...
  90. doi request reprint Outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery with miniaturized versus conventional cardiopulmonary bypass
    R Rimpiläinen
    Department of Anesthesiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Perfusion 23:361-7. 2008
    ..The potential efficacy of Mini-CPB is expected to be more evident in high-risk patients or in complex cardiac surgery requiring much longer cardiopulmonary perfusion...
  91. doi request reprint Preoperative warfarin treatment and outcome of coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Fausto Biancari
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1139-45. 2010
    ..The aim of this case-control study was to evaluate the outcome of isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) when using a short (median, 2 days) preoperative pause in home warfarin treatment...
  92. ncbi request reprint Effects of diclofenac in the prevention of pericardial effusion after coronary artery bypass surgery. A prospective, randomized study
    M Niva
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Finland
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 43:449-53. 2002
    ..This study was planned to evaluate the efficacy of the prophylactic use of diclofenac in the prevention of pericardial effusion after coronary artery bypass surgery...
  93. ncbi request reprint Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in high-risk patients (EuroSCORE >/= 6)
    J Lahtinen
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 55:13-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to review the results of off-pump (OPCAB) versus conventional on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (CCAB) in high-risk patients...
  94. ncbi request reprint Durability of open repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm: a 15-year follow-up study
    Fausto Biancari
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, 90221 Oulu, Finland
    J Vasc Surg 35:87-93. 2002
    ..This study reviewed the long-term outcome of patients who underwent open repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs)...
  95. doi request reprint Coronary artery bypass surgery in octogenarians: long-term outcome can be better than expected
    Juha Nissinen
    Department of Surgery, Vaasa Central Hospital, Vaasa, Finland
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1119-24. 2010
    ..We have reviewed our experience with octogenarians undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting...
  96. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency endovenous obliteration versus stripping of the long saphenous vein in the management of primary varicose veins: 3-year outcome of a randomized study
    Jukka Perälä
    Department of Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Ann Vasc Surg 19:669-72. 2005
    ..According to the present results, radiofrequency endovenous obliteration of the LSV is associated with somewhat poorer short-term results compared with the stripping operation...
  97. ncbi request reprint Risk-scoring methods for prediction of postoperative stroke after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Olli Pekka Kangasniemi
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:734-5. 2006
  98. ncbi request reprint Risk of retinal microembolism after off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    A Rainio
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 48:773-9. 2007
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint Changes in natriuretic peptides, apelin and adrenomedullin after off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
    M A A Mahar
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 49:783-91. 2008
    ..The authors have evaluated the postoperative changes of natriuretic peptides, apelin and adrenomedullin after off-pump (OPCAB) and on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (CCAB) to assess the impact of these techniques on the myocardium...
  100. ncbi request reprint Determinants of mortality after hypothermic circulatory arrest in a chronic porcine model
    T Juvonen
    Department of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, University of Oulu, 90221 Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 20:803-10. 2001
    ..Beside neurological morbidity, mortality is a relevant end-point of experimental porcine model of hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) and this study was conducted to identify the determinants for postoperative death...
  101. ncbi request reprint Impact of estimated glomerular filtration rate on the 15-year outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Olli Pekka Kangasniemi
    Division of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:198-202. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) on the 15-year outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) in a community-wide population study...