May 2008





Popliteal Interventions

By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Editor


Sponsored by ZymoGenetics

Introducing a New Topical Hemostatic Agent

Advances in hemostasis agents and techniques can help address the unique bleeding challenges encountered in vascular surgery patients. This review discusses the first and only FDA-approved recombinant human thrombin.

By Allan Alexander, MD


Carotid Stents and Embolic Protection Devices

Mechanisms of failure and current requirements for preclinical analyses.

By Alan R. Pelton, PhD, and Roy K. Greenberg, MD


Retrieval of a Wire Lost During Central Venous Catheter Replacement

A case report using a new technique for wire retrieval and a review of the literature.

By Peter R. Bream, Jr, MD; Daithi S. Heffernan, MD, AFRCs; and Bassam Shukrallah, MD


Interventional Strategies for Atherosclerotic Popliteal Disease

A review of the limitations and therapeutic options available for treating this challenging segment.

By John H. Rundback, MD, and Luis Rodriguez, Jr, MD

Dynamic Forces in the SFA and Popliteal Artery During Knee Flexion

Consequences of stress to consider for stent durability and design.

By Frederik H.W. Jonker, MS; Felix J.V. Schlösser, MD; Frans L. Moll, MD, PhD; and Bart E. Muhs, MD, PhD

Scoring Angioplasty for Popliteal and Infrageniculate Stenosis

A limb salvage case using a scoring balloon device.

By Erin H. Murphy, MD, and Frank R. Arko, MD

Tackling Popliteal Artery Lesions

Today's devices enable lesion-specific care tailored to each patient.

By Subhash Banerjee, MD; Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD; and Tony S. Das, MD

Surgical Indications for Popliteal Artery Disease

Disease processes and anatomies best suited for open surgery.

By Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT; Pranab Das, MD; Jeffrey H. Freihage, MD; Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT, FSCAI, FACC; John P. Pacanowski, Jr, MD; and Krishna Mannava, MD

An Interview with O. William Brown, MD, JD

It has been said that the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes. O. William Brown, MD, JD, a vascular surgeon and a professor of law, would add a third certainty: If a physician practices medicine long enough in the US, he will be named in a medical malpractice suit.


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