Michel S Makaroun

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The impact of a systemwide policy for emergent off-hours venous duplex ultrasound studies
    Rabih A Chaer
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 24:388-92. 2010
  2. doi request reprint One year outcomes of the United States regulatory trial of the Endurant Stent Graft System
    Michel S Makaroun
    Division of Vascular Surgery, UPMC Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 54:601-8. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms: results of the phase II multicenter trial of the GORE TAG thoracic endoprosthesis
    Michel S Makaroun
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop, Ste A 1011, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 41:1-9. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Angiographic lesion characteristics can predict adverse outcomes after carotid artery stenting
    Shariq Sayeed
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 299 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 47:81-7. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Predictors and outcomes of restenosis following tibial artery endovascular interventions for critical limb ischemia
    Naveed U Saqib
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 57:692-9. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of gender and age on outcomes of tibial artery endovascular interventions in critical limb ischemia
    Natalie Domenick
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 26:937-45. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Endovascular interventions for TASC II D femoropopliteal lesions
    Donald T Baril
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Penn 15232, USA
    J Vasc Surg 51:1406-12. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Impact of endovascular options on lower extremity revascularization in young patients
    Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 56:703-13.e1-3. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Duplex criteria for determination of in-stent stenosis after angioplasty and stenting of the superficial femoral artery
    Donald T Baril
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 49:133-8; discussion 139. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Prior endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair provides no survival benefits when the aneurysm ruptures
    Jae Sung Cho
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 52:1127-34. 2010

Detail Information

Publications92

  1. doi request reprint The impact of a systemwide policy for emergent off-hours venous duplex ultrasound studies
    Rabih A Chaer
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 24:388-92. 2010
    ..We evaluated the impact of an after-hours policy regulating venous duplex ultrasound (VDU) for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) diagnosis on resource utilization and patient care...
  2. doi request reprint One year outcomes of the United States regulatory trial of the Endurant Stent Graft System
    Michel S Makaroun
    Division of Vascular Surgery, UPMC Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 54:601-8. 2011
    ..To report the 1-year outcomes of the United States (US) regulatory trial of the Endurant Stent Graft System (Medtronic Vascular), a new device for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms: results of the phase II multicenter trial of the GORE TAG thoracic endoprosthesis
    Michel S Makaroun
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop, Ste A 1011, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 41:1-9. 2005
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Angiographic lesion characteristics can predict adverse outcomes after carotid artery stenting
    Shariq Sayeed
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 299 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 47:81-7. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to determine if certain angiographic lesion characteristics were predictive of higher risks of adverse outcomes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Predictors and outcomes of restenosis following tibial artery endovascular interventions for critical limb ischemia
    Naveed U Saqib
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 57:692-9. 2013
    ..Restenosis following tibial artery endovascular interventions (TAEIs) is thought to be benign but is not well characterized. This study examines the consequences and predictors of recurrent stenosis of TAEIs for critical limb ischemia...
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of gender and age on outcomes of tibial artery endovascular interventions in critical limb ischemia
    Natalie Domenick
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 26:937-45. 2012
    ..This study reports on the outcomes of tibial artery endovascular intervention (TAEI) by age and gender in patients treated for critical limb ischemia...
  7. doi request reprint Endovascular interventions for TASC II D femoropopliteal lesions
    Donald T Baril
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Penn 15232, USA
    J Vasc Surg 51:1406-12. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of endovascular interventions on TransAtlantic InterSociety (TASC) II D femoropopliteal occlusive disease...
  8. doi request reprint Impact of endovascular options on lower extremity revascularization in young patients
    Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 56:703-13.e1-3. 2012
    ..This study assessed outcomes of revascularization strategies in young patients with premature arterial disease...
  9. doi request reprint Duplex criteria for determination of in-stent stenosis after angioplasty and stenting of the superficial femoral artery
    Donald T Baril
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 49:133-8; discussion 139. 2009
    ..Duplex ultrasound (DU) criteria for SFA in-stent stenosis and correlation with angiographic data remain poorly defined. This study evaluated SFA-specific DU criteria for the assessment of SFA in-stent stenosis...
  10. doi request reprint Prior endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair provides no survival benefits when the aneurysm ruptures
    Jae Sung Cho
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 52:1127-34. 2010
    ..This study was conducted to compare outcomes of rAAA repairs in patients with and without prior EVAR...
  11. ncbi request reprint Inflow thrombosis does not adversely affect thrombolysis outcomes of symptomatic iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis
    Geetha Jeyabalan
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 54:448-53. 2011
    ..The presence of popliteal or tibial vein clot is thought to adversely affect thrombolysis for iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT). We examined the effect of inflow thrombosis on functional and anatomic outcomes...
  12. doi request reprint Treatment strategies of arterial steal after arteriovenous access
    Navyash Gupta
    Division of Vascular Surgery, North Shore University Health System, 9977 Woods Dr, Ste 355, Skokie, IL 60077, USA
    J Vasc Surg 54:162-7. 2011
    ..Multiple techniques have been described to treat ISS with varying degrees of success. This study compares the management and success associated with these techniques...
  13. pmc Outcomes of endovascular lower extremity interventions depend more on indication than physician specialty
    Justin R Wallace
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA Electronic address
    J Vasc Surg 59:376-383.e3. 2014
    ..We sought to compare outcomes between specialties performing eLEI for different indications, in a recent statewide inpatient discharge dataset...
  14. doi request reprint Cerebral reserve is decreased in elderly patients with carotid stenosis
    Rabih A Chaer
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Division of Vascular Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 52:569-74; discussion 574-5. 2010
    ..We sought to evaluate whether older patients may have compromised intracranial collaterals and cerebral reserve and be intolerant to otherwise clinically silent emboli generated during CAS...
  15. ncbi request reprint A decade of change in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the United States: Have we improved outcomes equally between men and women?
    Ellen D Dillavou
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 43:230-8; discussion 238. 2006
    ..Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair has undergone vast changes in the last decade. We reviewed a national database to evaluate the effect on utilization of services and rupture rates...
  16. ncbi request reprint Endovascular management of isolated iliac artery aneurysms
    Tamer N Boules
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 44:29-37. 2006
    ..We reviewed our experience with endovascular treatment of isolated iliac artery aneurysms (IAAs)...
  17. pmc Effect of hospital-level variation in the use of carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy on perioperative stroke and death in asymptomatic patients
    Theodore H Yuo
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 57:627-34. 2013
    ..Furthermore, use of both CEA and CAS varies geographically, suggesting possible variation in outcomes. We compared odds of PSD after CAS and CEA in asymptomatic patients to determine the impact of this variation...
  18. doi request reprint Persistent sciatic artery aneurysm treated with concomitant tibial bypass and vascular plug embolization
    Ryan M McEnaney
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 50:915-8. 2009
    ..Successful treatment was achieved via a common femoral to posterior tibial artery bypass with the great saphenous vein and vascular plug embolization of the aneurysm...
  19. doi request reprint Duplex ultrasound as the sole long-term surveillance method post-endovascular aneurysm repair: a safe alternative for stable aneurysms
    Rabih A Chaer
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 49:845-9; discussion 849-50. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of an alternative follow-up modality with color flow duplex ultrasound scanning (CDU) as the sole method of imaging...
  20. doi request reprint Five-year results of endovascular treatment with the Gore TAG device compared with open repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms
    Michel S Makaroun
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 47:912-8. 2008
    ..Report the results of a phase II multicenter, prospective trial comparing endovascular treatment of descending thoracic aneurysm (TEVAR) with the TAG device to surgical controls after 5 years of follow-up...
  21. pmc Endovascular strategies for treatment of embolizing thoracoabdominal aortic lesions
    Geetha Jeyabalan
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA Electronic address
    J Vasc Surg 59:1256-64. 2014
    ..Aortic sources of peripheral and visceral embolization remain challenging to treat. The safety of stent graft coverage continues to be debated. This study reports the outcomes of stent coverage of these complex lesions...
  22. doi request reprint Contemporary results of open repair of ruptured abdominal aortoiliac aneurysms: effect of surgeon volume on mortality
    Jae Sung Cho
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 48:10-7; discussion 17-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate contemporary results of ruptured aortoiliac aneurysms (RAAA) and identify the role of surgeons' annual aortic volume and other prognostic indicators for early outcome...
  23. pmc Patterns of femoropopliteal recurrence after routine and selective stenting endoluminal therapy
    Misaki M Kiguchi
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 57:37-43. 2013
    ..This study determined the incidence and characteristics of recurrent disease after femoropopliteal angioplasty, following either selective or routine stenting of diseased site(s)...
  24. doi request reprint Endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm does not confer survival benefits over open repair
    Naveed Saqib
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 56:614-9. 2012
    ..This study is a single-center propensity score comparing early and midterm outcomes between open surgical repair (OSR) and endovascular repair of rAAA (REVAR)...
  25. doi request reprint Vascular wall invasion in neurofibromatosis-induced aortic rupture
    John L Falcone
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 44:52-5. 2010
    ..We present a case of a 49-year-old female with NF-1 and spontaneous rupture of the infrarenal aorta caused by invasion of a neurofibroma and treated with endovascular stent grafting...
  26. ncbi request reprint Endovascular therapy of thoracic aneurysms: Gore TAG trial results
    Jae Sung Cho
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Semin Vasc Surg 19:18-24. 2006
    ..Through clinical trials, the safety and efficacy of the Gore TAG endoprosthesis were proven and shown to be superior to those of open surgical repair. This article details the device and results of these trials...
  27. doi request reprint Delayed open conversions after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 55:1562-9.e1. 2012
    ..Most are simple catheter-based procedures, but in some instances, open conversions (OCs) are required and carry a worse outcome. We reviewed our experience to characterize these OCs...
  28. ncbi request reprint Carotid artery stenting in octogenarians is associated with increased adverse outcomes
    Stephen F Stanziale
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 43:297-304. 2006
    ..We sought to evaluate our single institution experience with octogenarians and whether they have an increased incidence of major complications with carotid artery stenting...
  29. doi request reprint Predictors of morbidity and mortality with endovascular and open thoracic aneurysm repair
    Ellen D Dillavou
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 48:1114-9; discussion 1119-20. 2008
    ..Open and endovascular thoracic aneurysm repairs are associated with significant complications including paraplegia, stroke, vascular insufficiency, and death. Predictors of adverse outcomes are not well-defined in this patient population...
  30. ncbi request reprint Late failure after endovascular repair of descending thoracic aneurysms
    Rabih A Chaer
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Semin Vasc Surg 22:81-6. 2009
    ..This review describes the currently available published long-term results and describes some of the anecdotally reported modes of late failure associated with the technique...
  31. ncbi request reprint Can computed tomography scan findings predict "impending'' aneurysm rupture?
    Tamer N Boules
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Division of Vascular Surgery, PA 15213, USA
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 40:41-7. 2006
    ..Although they should be taken seriously, CT signs of "impending rupture'' alone are poor predictors of short-term aortic aneurysm rupture, and alternative terminology is needed until better predictors can be identified...
  32. doi request reprint Comparison of modern open infrarenal and pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair on early outcomes and renal dysfunction at one year
    Geetha Jeyabalan
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 54:654-9. 2011
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes of internal carotid artery dissection
    Atul S Rao
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 54:370-4; discussion 375. 2011
    ..The natural history of acute carotid artery dissection is poorly characterized. The purpose of this study is to report on single institutional long-term outcomes...
  34. ncbi request reprint Late abdominal aortic aneurysm enlargement after endovascular repair with the Excluder device
    Jae Sung Cho
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian University Hospital A1011, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 39:1236-41; discussion 2141-2. 2004
    ..The Excluder endograft has been associated with less sac regression than some other stent grafts. Long-term follow-up has not been reported...
  35. ncbi request reprint Determining in-stent stenosis of carotid arteries by duplex ultrasound criteria
    Stephen F Stanziale
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 12:346-53. 2005
    ..To develop customized duplex ultrasound criteria for assessment of in-stent restenosis in the carotid arteries...
  36. ncbi request reprint Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for traumatic aortic transection
    Michael R Go
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 46:928-33. 2007
    ..Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is effective but remains controversial in these often-young patients. We reviewed our experience in acute and subacute treatment of these injuries with TEVAR...
  37. doi request reprint Delayed paraplegia 10 months after endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm
    Jae Sung Cho
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15241, USA
    J Vasc Surg 47:625-8. 2008
    ..Ten months later, he presented with hypotension, and permanent paraplegia developed...
  38. ncbi request reprint Contemporary results of open repair of ruptured descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms
    Joel E Barbato
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 45:667-76. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of open repair for ruptured descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (RDTAA)...
  39. doi request reprint Endografts with suprarenal fixation do not perform better than those with infrarenal fixation in the treatment of patients with short straight proximal aortic necks
    Eric S Hager
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 55:1242-6. 2012
    ..5 cm)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Predictors of diffuse renal microembolization following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Tamer N Boules
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Vascular 15:18-23. 2007
    ..Renal microembolization is an uncommon but distinct radiographic finding that is more associated with significant neck thrombus than fixation level...
  41. ncbi request reprint Sac behavior after aneurysm treatment with the Gore Excluder low-permeability aortic endoprosthesis: 12-month comparison to the original Excluder device
    Shan E Ali Haider
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 44:694-700. 2006
    ..In July 2004, the device was modified to decrease graft permeability. This study evaluated the efficacy of the new Excluder Low-Permeability Device (ELPD) at 1 year and compared it with the OGE and the Cook Zenith device (ZEN)...
  42. doi request reprint Endovascular repair of 2 iliac pseudoaneurysms and arteriovenous fistula following spine surgery
    Misaki Kiguchi
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 44:126-30. 2010
    ..To describe endovascular repair of traumatic iliac pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistula (AVF) following spinal surgery...
  43. ncbi request reprint Towards a noninvasive method for determination of patient-specific wall strength distribution in abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Jonathan P Vande Geest
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 34:1098-106. 2006
    ..Coupling this model with our stress analysis technique may provide a more accurate means to estimate patient-specific rupture potential of AAA...
  44. doi request reprint Pharmacomechanical thrombectomy for iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis: an alternative in patients with contraindications to thrombolysis
    Atul S Rao
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 50:1092-8. 2009
    ..This study reports the use of pharmacomechanical thrombectomy (PMT) in patients with contraindications to thrombolysis...
  45. ncbi request reprint Is abdominal aortic aneurysm repair appropriate in oxygen-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients?
    Christopher N Compton
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 42:650-3. 2005
    ..We reviewed our experience with AAA repair in oxygen-dependent patients to determine whether operative risk and expected long-term survival justify surgical intervention...
  46. doi request reprint What is the clinical utility of a 6-month computed tomography in the follow-up of endovascular aneurysm repair patients?
    Michael R Go
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 47:1181-6; discussion 1186-7. 2008
    ..The utility of a 6-month CT, with its associated radiation exposure and contrast toxicity, obtained after a normal result at 1-month CT has not been established...
  47. doi request reprint Endovascular repair of multiple infrageniculate aneurysms in a patient with vascular type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
    Natalie Domenick
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 54:848-50. 2011
    ..We describe the case of a 33-year-old woman with vascular type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome who developed metachronous tibial artery aneurysms that were sequentially treated with endovascular means...
  48. ncbi request reprint Is neck dilatation after endovascular aneurysm repair graft dependent? Results of 4 US Phase II trials
    Ellen D Dillavou
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 39:47-54. 2005
    ..Neck dilation of 3 mm or more appears to be one risk factor for migration and late proximal endoleak...
  49. ncbi request reprint Color-flow duplex ultrasound scan versus computed tomographic scan in the surveillance of endovascular aneurysm repair
    Kathleen G Raman
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 38:645-51. 2003
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Current indications for carotid angioplasty and stenting
    Rabih A Chaer
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 20:239-44. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article is to review the current evidence supporting the application of carotid angioplasty and stenting in certain subsets of patients and the relative contraindications for its use...
  51. ncbi request reprint A biomechanics-based rupture potential index for abdominal aortic aneurysm risk assessment: demonstrative application
    Jonathan P Vande Geest
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Technology Drive, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1085:11-21. 2006
    ..The clinical relevance of this method for rupture assessment has yet to be validated, however, its success could aid clinicians in decision making and AAA patient management...
  52. ncbi request reprint Bradyarrhythmias during rheolytic pharmacomechanical thrombectomy for deep vein thrombosis
    Geetha Jeyabalan
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Division of Vascular Surgery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 17:416-22. 2010
    ..To explore possible mechanisms of bradycardia occurring during rheolytic pharmacomechanical thrombectomy (PMT) for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and to propose a treatment algorithm for this phenomenon...
  53. ncbi request reprint Improving aneurysm-related outcomes: nationwide benefits of endovascular repair
    Ellen D Dillavou
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Vasc Surg 43:446-51; discussion 451-2. 2006
    ..Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has changed the practice of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. We examined a national Medicare database to establish the effect of EVAR introduction into the United States...
  54. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of coiling in the treatment of endoleaks after endovascular repair
    Maureen K Sheehan
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 40:430-4. 2004
    ..We reviewed our experience with endoleak coiling to assess the degree of clinical success of this treatment...
  55. ncbi request reprint Does hostile neck anatomy preclude successful endovascular aortic aneurysm repair?
    Ellen D Dillavou
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 38:657-63. 2003
    ..Unsupported endografts with active fixation may offer certain advantages in this situation. We compared EVAR results using the Ancure (Guidant) endograft in patients with and without hostile neck anatomy...
  56. doi request reprint Synchronous and metachronous thoracic aneurysms in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Rabih A Chaer
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 56:1261-5. 2012
    ..Our goal was to quantify the incidence of TAA in patients with an AAA and assess predictive factors for its diagnosis...
  57. doi request reprint Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis for renal salvage after filter migration and renal vein thrombosis
    Misaki Kiguchi
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 53:1391-3. 2011
    ..Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis allows prompt clearance of venous outflow channels and is attractive in patients with end-organ compromise and high risk for bleeding...
  58. ncbi request reprint Thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections: endovascular treatment
    Donald T Baril
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 77:256-69. 2010
    ..Mt Sinai J Med 77:256-269, 2010. (c) 2010 Mount Sinai School of Medicine...
  59. doi request reprint Physiologic coarctation of the aorta resulting from proximal protrusion of thoracic aortic stent grafts into the arch
    Michael R Go
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 48:1007-11. 2008
    ..We describe here two cases of physiologic coarctation of the aorta caused by stent graft protrusion into the arch that were successfully treated with stent graft explantation and open aortic reconstruction...
  60. ncbi request reprint Use of endoluminal aortic stent-grafts for the repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Maureen K Sheehan
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA
    Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 17:289-96. 2005
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Endovascular graft limb occlusion
    Jonathan D Woody
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Semin Vasc Surg 17:262-7. 2004
    ..Prevention of graft limb occlusion is of paramount importance. It can only be achieved with an aggressive search for graft limb compromise and liberal use of angioplasty and/or stenting at the time of graft implantation...
  62. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical properties of ruptured versus electively repaired abdominal aortic aneurysm wall tissue
    Elena S Di Martino
    Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
    J Vasc Surg 43:570-6; discussion 576. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the biomechanical properties of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) wall tissue from patients who experienced AAA rupture with that of those who received elective repair...
  63. ncbi request reprint Five-year interim comparison of the Guidant bifurcated endograft with open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Wesley S Moore
    Division of Vascular Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Vasc Surg 38:46-55. 2003
    ..This study was undertaken to compare 1-year and 5-year results of endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with the Guidant/EVT bifurcated graft system with results of open repair...
  64. ncbi request reprint Aortoenteric fistula due to endoleak coil embolization after endovascular AAA repair
    Daniel J Bertges
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 10:130-5. 2003
    ..To report a late complication associated with embolization coils used to treat an endoleak after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair...
  65. ncbi request reprint Evolution of carotid stenting: indications
    Rabih A Chaer
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Semin Vasc Surg 21:59-63. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article is to review the current evidence supporting the application of the technique in certain subsets of patients, and the relative contraindications for its use...
  66. ncbi request reprint Mid-term results of a multicenter study of thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair versus open repair
    Michael R Go
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 19:124-30. 2007
    ..Follow-up in the Gore TAG pivotal trial demonstrates that aneurysm-related mortality is improved compared with open surgical repair, with similar overall mortality and reintervention rates...
  67. ncbi request reprint Endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms: techniques and clinical update
    Rabih A Chaer
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Cardiology 109:145-53. 2008
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Abdominal aortic aneurysm size regression after endovascular repair is endograft dependent
    Daniel J Bertges
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Vasc Surg 37:716-23. 2003
    ..This study was performed to determine whether abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) regression is different with various endografts after endovascular repair...
  69. ncbi request reprint Does endograft support alter the rate of aneurysm sac shrinkage after endovascular repair?
    Robert Y Rhee
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 10:411-7. 2003
    ..To test the hypothesis that stent-graft support influences sac shrinkage independent of endoleak rates after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Two-dimensional versus three-dimensional CT scan for aortic measurement
    Ellen D Dillavou
    Divisions of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 10:531-8. 2003
    ..To examine if 3-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of computed tomographic (CT) data, by imaging perpendicular to blood flow, can improve aortic diameter measurement accuracy over axial (2D) CT...
  71. ncbi request reprint Disease progression in contralateral carotid artery is common after endarterectomy
    Kathleen G Raman
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 39:52-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the progression of contralateral carotid artery disease with serial duplex ultrasound scans after CEA compared with the recurrent stenosis rate for the carotid artery ipsilateral to the CEA...
  72. ncbi request reprint Can the internal iliac artery be safely covered during endovascular repair of abdominal aortic and iliac artery aneurysms?
    Robert Y Rhee
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 16:29-36. 2002
    ..Unilateral IIA occlusion is well tolerated. We advocate that whenever bilateral IIA occlusion is necessary during endovascular aneurysm repair, one of the IIAs should be revascularized if it is not aneurysmal...
  73. doi request reprint A randomized trial of carotid artery stenting with and without cerebral protection
    Joel E Barbato
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 47:760-5. 2008
    ..There is little evidence, however, that filters are effective in preventing embolic lesions. This study examined the incidence of embolic phenomenon during carotid artery stenting with and without filter use...
  74. ncbi request reprint Superficial femoral artery aneurysms: an unusual entity?
    Fredric Jarrett
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 36:571-4. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the mode of presentation of superficial femoral artery aneurysms, their association with other arterial aneurysms, and their operative treatment...
  75. ncbi request reprint US multicenter trials of endoprostheses for the endovascular treatment of descending thoracic aneurysms
    Jae Sung Cho
    Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 43:12A-19A. 2006
  76. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a bifurcated endograft versus open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms: a reappraisal
    Michel S Makaroun
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 35:203-10. 2002
    ..The results of a multicenter trial comparing a bifurcated endograft (AB) with standard open repair (OR) were reviewed to assess the late findings of both methods of AAA treatment...
  77. ncbi request reprint Current hospital costs and medicare reimbursement for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    Daniel J Bertges
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 37:272-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze the current inpatient hospital cost and Medicare reimbursement of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) at different hospitals...
  78. ncbi request reprint Early discharge following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: Impact on patients and caregivers
    Mildred A Jones
    Department of Acute Tertiary Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Res Nurs Health 25:345-56. 2002
    ..Those problems that occur concentrate in the week following discharge, suggesting the need for closer monitoring at this time...
  79. ncbi request reprint Effect of intraluminal thrombus on wall stress in patient-specific models of abdominal aortic aneurysm
    David H J Wang
    Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 36:598-604. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to address the hypothesis that the presence of ILT alters the wall stress distribution or wall stress magnitude in AAA...
  80. ncbi request reprint Large hepatic artery aneurysm with portal vein fistula
    Stephen F Stanziale
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Vasc Surg 43:631. 2006
  81. ncbi request reprint Can screening for genetic markers improve peripheral artery bypass patency?
    Melina R Kibbe
    Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Vasc Surg 36:1198-206. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effect of these mutations on patency of peripheral bypass procedures and preoperative and postoperative thromboembolic events...
  82. ncbi request reprint Limb interventions in patients undergoing treatment with an unsupported bifurcated aortic endograft system: a review of the Phase II EVT Trial
    Ronald M Fairman
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    J Vasc Surg 36:118-26. 2002
    ..This report represents a comprehensive retrospective review of graft limb interventions from the Phase II EVT Trial with the Endovascular Grafting System unsupported bifurcated endograft (Guidant/EVT, Menlo Park, Calif)...
  83. ncbi request reprint Nature and significance of endoleaks and endotension: summary of opinions expressed at an international conference
    Frank J Veith
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 111 E 210th Street, New York, NY 10467, USA
    J Vasc Surg 35:1029-35. 2002
    ..For the resolution of controversial issues and the determination of areas of uncertainty relating to these complications, a conference of 27 interested leaders was held on November 20, 2000...
  84. ncbi request reprint Immediate repair compared with surveillance of small abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Frank A Lederle
    Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:1437-44. 2002
    ..Whether elective surgical repair of small abdominal aortic aneurysms improves survival remains controversial...
  85. ncbi request reprint Endoleak: predictive value for aneurysm growth at 3 years
    David H Deaton
    Chesapeake Vascular, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 16:37-42. 2002
    ..Endoleak is a risk factor for aneurysm enlargement, warranting further investigation to examine the etiology of the image, but cannot be used as an endpoint for effective endovascular aneurysm treatment...
  86. ncbi request reprint Five-year report of a multicenter controlled clinical trial of open versus endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Brian G Peterson
    Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Vasc Surg 45:885-90. 2007
    ..Compare long-term results of endovascular treatment and standard open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms in a multicenter, concurrent-controlled trial...
  87. ncbi request reprint A multicenter controlled clinical trial of open versus endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Jon S Matsumura
    Northwestern University, Chicago IL 60611, USA
    J Vasc Surg 37:262-71. 2003
    ..The device is a modular bifurcated system with nitinol/expanded polytetrafluoroethylene components and a smaller profile than currently approved devices...
  88. ncbi request reprint Endovascular stent grafting versus open surgical repair of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms in low-risk patients: a multicenter comparative trial
    Joseph E Bavaria
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hospital of the Unversity of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:369-77. 2007
    ..Results are presented from the first completed multicenter trial directed at gaining approval from the US Food and Drug Administration of endovascular versus open surgical repair of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms...
  89. ncbi request reprint Does the type of endograft affect AAA volume change after endovascular aneurysm repair?
    Maarten J van der Laan
    University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Endovasc Ther 10:406-10. 2003
    ..To compare thrombus volume changes in a longitudinal study over 2 years after endovascular aneurysm repair using the Ancure and Excluder endografts...
  90. ncbi request reprint Are type II endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair endograft dependent?
    Maureen K Sheehan
    University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA
    J Vasc Surg 43:657-61. 2006
    ..We reviewed a large clinical experience with six endografts to determine the behavior of type II endoleaks and whether they are graft-specific...
  91. ncbi request reprint Gender-related differences in the tensile strength of abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Jonathan P Vande Geest
    Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Arizona, 1130 N Mountain Ave, PO Box 210119, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1085:400-2. 2006
    ..The nearly significant decrease in UTS in women versus men reported here may be important in assessing the risk of rupture in AAA. Further testing is warranted to confirm the current trends...
  92. ncbi request reprint Aortic neck morphology after endovascular repair of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms
    Heitham T Hassoun
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Vasc Surg 43:26-31. 2006
    ..However, the durability of this procedure relies on the stability of proximal and distal fixation sites. This study analyzes 3 years of computed tomography (CT) data on aortic neck morphology after endovascular DTA aneurysm repair...