Natalie T. Do

Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California, United States

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Publications (5)6.02 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: This study was conducted to determine the effect of ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous access for percutaneous endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (PEVAR) on conversion to open repair by femoral cutdown. We also sought to identify other risk factors associated with failure of percutaneous access and conversion to femoral cutdowns. This is a single-center, retrospective review of 101 patients who underwent PEVAR between January 1, 2005 and July 31, 2009 (56 months). Risk factors that were evaluated for unsuccessful PEVAR included gender, age (≤65 and ≥66 years), US-guided percutaneous access, mechanical failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm size, and the following comorbidities: diabetes, hypertension, vessel calcification, and obesity (body mass index: ≥30 kg/m(2)). There were 10 (9.9%) conversions from percutaneous to femoral cutdown, yielding a success rate of 90.1% for a total percutaneous approach. Each converted patient had one groin converted, resulting in a cutdown rate per groin of 10/202 (5%). There were no 30-day mortalities. Univariate analysis showed that hypertension (P = 0.261), age ≥66 years (P = 0.741), current smoking history (P = 0.649), past smoking history (P = .093), diabetes (P = 0.908), vessel calcification (P = 0.8281), and body mass index ≥30 kg/m(2) (P = 0.052) did not significantly predict conversion to endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). Mechanical failure significantly predicted conversion to cutdown EVAR (P = 0.0002), whereas US-guided percutaneous access influenced successful PEVAR (P = 0.030). Multivariate analysis showed that mechanical failure significantly predicted conversion to cutdown EVAR (P = 0.003) and US-guided percutaneous access influenced successful PEVAR (P = 0.040) after adjusting for smoking history and obesity. PEVAR is a viable option for aortic aneurysm repair that may be improved with US-guided percutaneous access by reducing the rate of femoral cutdowns.
    Full-text · Article · Apr 2012 · Annals of Vascular Surgery
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    Full-text · Article · Jun 2011 · Journal of Vascular Surgery
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    ABSTRACT: Retrograde superior mesenteric artery stenting (ROMS) represents a significant development in the treatment of acute mesenteric ischemia. Compared to traditional surgical mesenteric bypass, ROMS is a less invasive technique that avoids many complications associated with emergent mesenteric bypass. This case report illustrates that retrograde superior mesenteric artery (SMA) stenting is an option for the treatment of acute mesenteric ischemia for patients in extremis.
    Full-text · Article · Aug 2010 · Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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    ABSTRACT: Les fistules artério-veineuses (FAV) ilio-iliaques sont des complications rares de la discectomie lombaire. Le traitement endovasculaire de telles fistules est actuellement en vogue en chirurgie vasculaire. Ce cas clinique rapporte l'exclusion endovasculaire d’une FAV ilio-iliaque chez un patient de 51 ans. Ce patient présentait une insuffisance cardiaque à haut débit et une ascite. La FAV fut découverte 7 ans après une discectomie lombaire. L’angioscanner (CT) montrait un faux-anévrysme de l’artère iliaque primitive droite communiquant avec la veine iliaque primitive gauche. La fistule fut réparée en utilisant une endoprothèse couverte bifurquée Gore Excluder. Les angio-CT effectués aux 6ème et 10ème mois confirmaient l’exclusion de la FAV. Le traitement endovasculaire des FAV est une méthode sûre et efficace de prise en charge des FAV ilio-iliaques.
    No preview · Article · May 2010 · Annales de Chirurgie Vasculaire
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    ABSTRACT: Ilio-iliac arteriovenous (AV) fistula is a rare complication after lumbar diskectomy. Endovascular repair of such fistulas is a growing trend in vascular surgery. This is a case report of an endovascular exclusion of an ilio-iliac AV fistula in a 51-year-old male. This man presented with high-output congestive heart failure and ascites. The AV fistula was discovered 17 years after a lumbar diskectomy. Computed topography (CT) revealed a right common iliac artery pseudoaneurysm connecting to the left common iliac vein. The fistula was repaired using a bifurcated Gore Excluder endograft. There were follow-up CT scans at 6 and 10 months confirming exclusion of the AV fistula. Endovascular AV fistula repair offers a safe, effective method for managing ilio-iliac AV fistulas.
    Full-text · Article · Feb 2010 · Annals of Vascular Surgery

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21 Citations
6.02 Total Impact Points


  • 2010-2012
    • Western University of Health Sciences
      • College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
      Pomona, California, United States