The Diabetic Foot

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The Diabetic Foot John M. Giurini Introduction It is currently believed that there are 23.6 million diabetic patients in the United States: 17.9 million diagnosed and another 5.7 million undiagnosed….

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Venous Bypass

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Venous Bypass Peter Gloviczki Introduction Reconstruction of the occluded iliofemoral vein or the inferior vena cava (IVC) may be required in patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) or occasionally in…

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Thoracic Aortic Transection

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Thoracic Aortic Transection Himanshu J. Patel G. Michael Deeb Anatomy, Natural History, and Clinical Presentation Blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) is the second leading cause of death from vehicular trauma….

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Vena Cava Filter Placement

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Vena Cava Filter Placement John E. Rectenwald Venkataramu N. Krishnamurthy Introduction Venous thromboembolic disease occurs in an estimated 400,000 to 600,000 U.S. residents each year, resulting in 50,000 to 200,000…

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Embolectomy

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Embolectomy Peter Henke Overview, Epidemiology, and Brief Pathophysiology Acute limb ischemia (ALI), for which embolectomy remains a standard therapy, is one of the most common vascular emergencies that surgeons encounter….

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Anterior and Posterior Colporrhaphy

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Anterior and Posterior Colporrhaphy Dionysios K. Veronikis Cystocele The biggest imitator of anterior complex, combined vaginal segment defects is a cystocele. Genital prolapse and especially the anterior vaginal segment remains…

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