A F Aburahma

Summary

Affiliation: Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The role of carotid duplex ultrasound in evaluating plaque morphology: potential use in selecting patients for carotid stenting
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, USA
    J Endovasc Surg 6:59-65. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Early postsurgical carotid restenosis: redo surgery versus angioplasty/stenting
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 9:566-72. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Carotid plaque ultrasonic heterogeneity and severity of stenosis
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, USA
    Stroke 33:1772-5. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Prospective randomized study of carotid endarterectomy with polytetrafluoroethylene versus collagen-impregnated Dacron (Hemashield) patching: perioperative (30-day) results
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    J Vasc Surg 35:125-30. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Comparative study of operative treatment and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty/stenting for recurrent carotid disease
    A F Aburahma
    Vascular Laboratory, The Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, USA
    J Vasc Surg 34:831-8. 2001
  6. pmc Iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis: conventional therapy versus lysis and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Charleston Area Medical Center, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia 25304, USA
    Ann Surg 233:752-60. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Redo carotid endarterectomy versus primary carotid endarterectomy
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Charleston Area Medical Center, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, WV, USA
    Stroke 32:2787-92. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Perioperative and late stroke rates of carotid endarterectomy contralateral to carotid artery occlusion : results from a randomized trial
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV, USA
    Stroke 31:1566-71. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Carotid-subclavian bypass grafting with polytetrafluoroethylene grafts for symptomatic subclavian artery stenosis or occlusion: a 20-year experience
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    J Vasc Surg 32:411-8; discussion 418-9. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Effort subclavian vein thrombosis: evolution of management
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Charleston Area Medical Center, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 7:302-8. 2000

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. ncbi request reprint The role of carotid duplex ultrasound in evaluating plaque morphology: potential use in selecting patients for carotid stenting
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, USA
    J Endovasc Surg 6:59-65. 1999
    ..To study the role of duplex ultrasonography in evaluating plaque morphology and its correlation to neurological symptoms and cerebral infarctions on computed tomographic scans...
  2. ncbi request reprint Early postsurgical carotid restenosis: redo surgery versus angioplasty/stenting
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 9:566-72. 2002
    ..To compare the results of balloon angioplasty/stenting (BA/S) versus redo surgery in patients with early carotid restenosis...
  3. ncbi request reprint Carotid plaque ultrasonic heterogeneity and severity of stenosis
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, USA
    Stroke 33:1772-5. 2002
    ..Several studies have reported on the correlation of ultrasonic carotid plaque morphology, cerebrovascular symptoms, and intraplaque hemorrhage. This study correlates ultrasonic carotid plaque morphology with the degree of carotid stenosis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prospective randomized study of carotid endarterectomy with polytetrafluoroethylene versus collagen-impregnated Dacron (Hemashield) patching: perioperative (30-day) results
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    J Vasc Surg 35:125-30. 2002
    ..Therefore, many surgeons are using collagen-impregnated Dacron patching (Hemashield [HP]). This study is the first prospective randomized trial comparing CEA with PTFE patching versus HP patching...
  5. ncbi request reprint Comparative study of operative treatment and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty/stenting for recurrent carotid disease
    A F Aburahma
    Vascular Laboratory, The Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, USA
    J Vasc Surg 34:831-8. 2001
    ..This study is a nonrandomized parallel comparison of the outcome for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA)/stenting for recurrent carotid artery stenosis (RCS)...
  6. pmc Iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis: conventional therapy versus lysis and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Charleston Area Medical Center, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia 25304, USA
    Ann Surg 233:752-60. 2001
    ..To compare conventional treatment (heparin and warfarin) of iliofemoral venous thrombosis with multimodality treatment (lysis and stenting)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Redo carotid endarterectomy versus primary carotid endarterectomy
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Charleston Area Medical Center, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, WV, USA
    Stroke 32:2787-92. 2001
    ..This study compares the early and late results of reoperations versus primary CEA...
  8. ncbi request reprint Perioperative and late stroke rates of carotid endarterectomy contralateral to carotid artery occlusion : results from a randomized trial
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV, USA
    Stroke 31:1566-71. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze the results of surgery in patients with contralateral carotid artery occlusion in a randomized trial in which randomization was done according to the method of closure...
  9. ncbi request reprint Carotid-subclavian bypass grafting with polytetrafluoroethylene grafts for symptomatic subclavian artery stenosis or occlusion: a 20-year experience
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    J Vasc Surg 32:411-8; discussion 418-9. 2000
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  10. ncbi request reprint Effort subclavian vein thrombosis: evolution of management
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Charleston Area Medical Center, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 7:302-8. 2000
    ..To analyze changes in the management of effort subclavian vein thrombosis at our institution...
  11. ncbi request reprint Endovascular caval interruption in pregnant patients with deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremity
    A F Aburahma
    Vascular Laboratory and the Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, USA
    J Vasc Surg 33:375-8. 2001
    ..The use of inferior vena cava filters in pregnancy has only been described as case reports in the English medical literature; therefore, this study reviews our experience on this subject...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prospective controlled study of carotid endarterectomy with hemashield patch: is it thrombogenic?
    A F Aburahma
    Vascular Laboratory, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, 3100 MacCorkle Ave, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    Vasc Surg 35:167-74. 2001
    ..This raises the question as to whether this patch is thrombogenic in this location. Therefore, a randomized controlled trial comparing this patch with other patches (PTFE or vein) is warranted...
  13. ncbi request reprint Selecting patients for combined femorofemoral bypass grafting and iliac balloon angioplasty and stenting for bilateral iliac disease
    A F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston Division, USA
    J Vasc Surg 33:S93-9. 2001
    ..Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty/stenting of stenoses of 5 cm or more fail to support FFB grafting in most patients; therefore, their combination should be questioned...
  14. ncbi request reprint Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms: our early experience
    A F Aburahma
    Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Vascular Laboratory, Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, USA
    W V Med J 97:244-9. 2001
    ..We implanted the first device in the Tri-State area at the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) on Feb. 6, 2000, and this study reviews our early experiences with 15 patients utilizing these two devices at CAMC...
  15. ncbi request reprint A study of 510 carotid endarterectomies and a review of the recent carotid endarterectomy trials
    A F Aburahma
    Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center West Virginia University, Charleston Division, Vascular Laboratory, Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, USA
    W V Med J 97:197-200. 2001
    ..However, as shown in this study, CEA (using PTFE or vein patch closure) is a safe, effective, and well-established tool in the treatment of stroke in the 21st century...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of carotid endarterectomy with modified polytetrafluoroethylene (ACUSEAL) patching: early and late results
    Ali F Aburahma
    Robert C Byrd Health Science Center, West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center, USA
    J Vasc Surg 41:789-93. 2005
    ..This is the first study of CEA using a new hemostatic modified PTFE patch (GORE-TEX) analyzing the early and late outcomes...
  17. ncbi request reprint Computed tomography versus color duplex ultrasound for surveillance of abdominal aortic stent-grafts
    Ali F Aburahma
    Vascular Center of Excellence and Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia 25304, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 12:568-73. 2005
    ..To compare the ability of computed tomography (CT) and color duplex ultrasound (CDUS) to detect endoleak and accurately measure aortic aneurysm diameters after endovascular repair...
  18. ncbi request reprint Complications of diagnostic carotid/cerebral arteriography when performed by a vascular surgeon
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 40:189-95. 2006
    ..011). Carotid/cerebral arteriography can be done safely by experienced vascular surgeons with minimal perioperative complications that compare favorably with what has been reported in the radiology literature...
  19. ncbi request reprint Natural history of carotid artery occlusion contralateral to carotid endarterectomy
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV, USA
    J Vasc Surg 44:62-6. 2006
    ..This study analyzes the natural history of patients with carotid artery occlusion contralateral to CEA, specifically assessing long-term neurologic events occurring in the hemisphere associated with the occluded carotid artery...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prospective randomized trial of ACUSEAL (Gore-Tex) versus Hemashield-Finesse patching during carotid endarterectomy: early results
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    J Vasc Surg 45:881-4. 2007
    ..Recently, we reported a satisfactory hemostasis time using the new hemostatic PTFE patch (ACUSEAL by Gore). This study is the first prospective randomized trial comparing the ACUSEAL patch with the HP Finesse patch...
  21. ncbi request reprint Carotid duplex velocity criteria revisited for the diagnosis of carotid in-stent restenosis
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center, WV 25304, USA
    Vascular 15:119-25. 2007
    ..The currently used carotid DUS velocity criteria overestimated the incidence of in-stent restenosis. We propose new velocity criteria for the ICA PSV of > 155 cm/s to define > or = 30% in-stent restenosis...
  22. ncbi request reprint Angioplasty and stenting versus carotid-subclavian bypass for the treatment of isolated subclavian artery disease
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Vascular Laboratory, and Vascular Center of Excellence, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia 25304, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 14:698-704. 2007
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Prospective randomized trial of ACUSEAL (Gore-Tex) vs Finesse (Hemashield) patching during carotid endarterectomy: long-term outcome
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV
    J Vasc Surg 48:99-103. 2008
    ..This study examined the long-term clinical outcome and incidence of restenosis after carotid endarterectomy using the new ACUSEAL (Gore-Tex) patching vs Hemashield Finesse (Boston Scientific Corp, Natick, Mass) patching...
  24. doi request reprint Optimal carotid duplex velocity criteria for defining the severity of carotid in-stent restenosis
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    J Vasc Surg 48:589-94. 2008
    ..This prospective study will further define the optimal velocities in detecting various severities of in-stent restenosis: >or=30%, >or=50%, and 80% to 99%...
  25. ncbi request reprint Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms using 3 commercially available devices: midterm results
    Ali F Aburahma
    Vascular Center of Excellence and Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia 25304, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 11:641-8. 2004
    ..To report the early and midterm results of 3 commercially available stent-grafts for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) exclusion...
  26. ncbi request reprint Treatment of asymptomatic carotid stenosis with contralateral carotid occlusion
    Ali F Aburahma
    Vascular Center of Excellence, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
    Adv Surg 38:247-65. 2004
  27. ncbi request reprint Patch closure improves results with carotid endarterectomy
    Ali F Aburahma
    Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, USA
    Semin Vasc Surg 17:243-52. 2004
    ..We also conclude that for those who like to preserve the saphenous vein, the preferential use of polytetrafluoroethylene or Dacron Hemashield Finesse patching may be appropriate...
  28. ncbi request reprint Regarding "Prospective randomized study of carotid endarterectomy with PTFE versus collagen impregnated Dacron (Hemashield) patching: perioperative (30-day) results"
    Ali F Aburahma
    J Vasc Surg 35:405. 2002
  29. ncbi request reprint Prospective controlled study of the natural history of asymptomatic 60% to 69% carotid stenosis according to ultrasonic plaque morphology
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, USA
    J Vasc Surg 36:437-42. 2002
    ..This study analyzes the natural history of 60% to 69% ACS according to ultrasonic plaque morphology and its implication on treatment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Endovascular intervention for stenosis following carotid stent-supported angioplasty--a case report
    Mark C Bates
    Circulatory Dynamics Laboratory, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston Division, Charleston, WV, USA
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 36:393-6. 2002
    ..This is a case report of late progressive restenosis, which raises concerns about long-term patency of CSSA in patients with aggressive postendarterectomy recurrence...
  31. ncbi request reprint Restenting for subclavian in-stent restenosis with symptomatic recurrent coronary-subclavian steal
    Mark C Bates
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 9:676-9. 2002
    ..To determine whether restenting for recurrent coronary-subclavian syndrome is technically feasible, provides durable results, and is a reasonable alternative to surgery...
  32. pmc Prospective randomized trial of carotid endarterectomy with polytetrafluoroethylene versus collagen-impregnated dacron (Hemashield) patching: late follow-up
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert A Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, 3100 MacCorkle Avenue, Suite 603, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    Ann Surg 237:885-92; discussion 892-3. 2003
    ..To compare the late clinical outcome and incidence of recurrent stenosis after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) versus Hemashield patching...
  33. pmc Natural history of > or =60% asymptomatic carotid stenosis in patients with contralateral carotid occlusion
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, Of West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    Ann Surg 238:551-61; discussion 561-2. 2003
    ..Our prospective study analyzed the natural history of > or =60% ACS in patients with contralateral carotid occlusion (CCO)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Lysis/balloon angioplasty versus thrombectomy/ open patch angioplasty of failed femoropopliteal polytetrafluoroethylene bypass grafts
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, USA
    J Vasc Surg 35:307-15. 2002
    ..None of these studies have compared the results of lysis/PTA versus thrombectomy/open patch repair for failed above-knee polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) FPGs...
  35. ncbi request reprint Natural history of carotid artery stenosis contralateral to endarterectomy: results from two randomized prospective trials
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center, 3100 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Ste 603, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    J Vasc Surg 38:1154-61. 2003
    ..A few nonrandomized studies have reported the natural history of carotid artery stenosis (CAS) contralateral to carotid endarterectomy (CEA). This study analyzed this condition with data from two randomized prospective trials...
  36. ncbi request reprint Angioplasty/stenting of the superior mesenteric artery and celiac trunk: early and late outcomes
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 10:1046-53. 2003
    ..To analyze the early results and durability of angioplasty/stenting of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and celiac trunk (CT)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Successful urgent endovascular surgery for symptomatic subclavian artery aneurysmal compression of the trachea
    Mark C Bates
    Cardiovascular Research Charleston Area Medical Center Research Institute, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 64:291-5. 2005
    ..Technical and clinical success was achieved with the stent graft deployment and this seems to be a reasonable alternative to surgery in such patients...
  38. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous transfemoral endovascular repair of popliteal artery aneurysms
    Ali F Aburahma
    General and Pediatric Surgery Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, USA
    W V Med J 104:18-21. 2008
    ..The other two patients had a successful early outcome (30 days), but long-term follow-up is still lacking...
  39. ncbi request reprint An update on endovascular therapy of the lower extremities
    Mark C Bates
    Vascular Center of Excellence, and the Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia 25304, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 11:II107-127. 2004
    ..We review in this article the status of percutaneous endovascular techniques for the treatment of lower extremity vascular occlusive disease...
  40. ncbi request reprint Primary iliac stenting versus transluminal angioplasty with selective stenting
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    J Vasc Surg 46:965-970. 2007
    ..The preferential use of primary iliac stenting vs selective stenting is controversial. This study compares the early and late clinical outcomes of primary vs selective iliac stenting at our institution...
  41. ncbi request reprint Clinical implications of power Doppler three-dimensional ultrasonography
    Ali F Aburahma
    Vascular Center of Excellence, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV, USA
    Vascular 12:293-300. 2004
    ..Power Doppler ultrasonography is capable of defining the severity or extent of vascular disease, particularly in differentiating subtotal from total arterial occlusion...
  42. ncbi request reprint Complications of diagnostic arteriography performed by a vascular surgeon in a recent series of 558 patients
    Ali F Aburahma
    Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia, University, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    Vascular 15:92-7. 2007
    ..It was determined that diagnostic arteriography can be done safely by experienced vascular surgeons with low complication rates that compare favorably with what was published by interventional radiologists...
  43. ncbi request reprint Fate of endoleaks detected by CT angiography and missed by color duplex ultrasound in endovascular grafts for abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Ali F Aburahma
    Vascular Center of Excellence, Department of Surgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia 25304, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 13:490-5. 2006
    ..To analyze the clinical implications of endoleaks documented by computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and missed by color duplex ultrasound (CDU)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting perioperative mortality and wound-related complications following major lower extremity amputations
    Patrick A Stone
    Department of Surgery, West Virginia University Charleston Division, Charleston, WV 25304, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 20:209-16. 2006
    ..Wound-healing problems are frequently encountered and must be minimized to facilitate early mobilization and hospital discharge...
  45. ncbi request reprint Femoral pseudoaneurysms
    Patrick A Stone
    Vascular Surgery Department, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 40:109-17. 2006
    ..This article reviews the history and available literature on the subject, in conjunction with the experience of a center that performs over 10,000 cannulation procedures annually...