CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Editor
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by ZymoGenetics
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
VESSEL UPDATE: CAROTID
Mechanisms of failure and current requirements for preclinical analyses.
By Alan R. Pelton, PhD, and Roy K. Greenberg, MD
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
A review of the limitations and therapeutic options available for treating this challenging segment.
By John H. Rundback, MD, and Luis Rodriguez, Jr, MD
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
A limb salvage case using a scoring balloon device.
By Erin H. Murphy, MD, and Frank R. Arko, MD
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
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
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.