Myriam Ammi's research while affiliated with University of Angers and other places

Publications (57)

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Background: To evaluate the quality of life of surgically treated patients for TOS. Methods: A prospective observational study including patients treated surgically for TOS, on 2018. Two standardized questionnaires: Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and the Short-Form 12 (SF-12) were used. The SF-12 consists of a phy...
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Various regional anesthesia (RA) techniques were shown to reduce pain after lung surgery, but controversies remain regarding the best technique to use to improve recovery. In this observational prospective study, the aim was to assess the efficacy of an RA strategy depending on the surgical approach. Patients who underwent lung surgery were include...
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The stent-assisted balloon-induced intimal disruption and relamination in aortic dissection or STABILISE concept is a novel endovascular strategy in Type A and Type B dissections. We report a case of Type A aortic dissection repair combining, first, an open thoracic aortic surgery with an elephant trunk procedure and, second, an endovascular treatm...
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Background We aimed to determine whether video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) was associated with better short-term outcomes compared to open approach and to determine factors affecting long term survival after lobectomy in patients with history of head and neck carcinoma (HNC). Methods We performed a retrospective monocentric analysis of consec...
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Objective The chimney technique (ChEVAR) allows for proximal landing zone extension for endovascular repair of complex aortic aneurysms. The aim of the present study was to assess ChEVAR national outcomes in French university hospital centres. Methods All centres were contacted and entered data into a computerised online database on a voluntary ba...
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Objective: To compare the different techniques for the treatment of carotid restenosis after carotid artery endarterectomy (CAE). Methods: Among 1218 carotid surgeries carried out in our center between January 2010 and November 2017, 45 procedures were performed for carotid restenosis after CAE, including 11 by iterative conventional surgery and...
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Objective: To report the results of conventional surgery for renal artery aneurysms (RAA) in our center. Material and methods: We retrospectively reviewed the files of all the patients operated for RAA between 2009 and 2018 in our center. We collected demographic, biological (renal function), morphological (CT-scan), and functional (ultrasound e...
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Background: The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is increasing in low-income countries. Various questionnaires to estimate walking capacity in patients are available in multiple languages but they are not suitable for illiterate patients. Objective: The walking estimated limitation stated by history (WELSH) tool aims at rating individual wa...
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Background In case of acute thrombosis, lower limb bypasses can, in certain cases, be cleared by local intra-arterial fibrinolysis (LIF). The aim of this study is to evaluate the secondary patency of thrombosed bypasses after fibrinolysis. Methods This retrospective study includes all patients hospitalized for thrombosed bypasses of the lower limb...
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Purpose: To determine any difference between bare metal stents (BMS) and balloon-expandable covered stents in the treatment of innominate artery atheromatous lesions. Materials and methods: A multicenter retrospective study involving 13 university hospitals in France collected 93 patients (mean age 63.2±11.1 years; 57 men) treated over a 10-year...
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Objective: Determining the maximum walking time (MWT) using the treadmill test is the gold standard method for evaluating walking capacity and treatment effect in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). However, self reported functional disability is important when assessing quality of life. Changes in the Walking Estimated Limitation Cal...
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Background: Exercise oximetry allows operator-independent recordings of microvascular blood flow impairments during exercise and can be used during upper arm provocative maneuvers. Objective: To study the test-retest reliability of upper-limb oximetry during the Roos test in patients with suspected thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). Materials and Meth...
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Background The prevalence of exercise-induced ischemia in the asymptomatic limb of patients with unilateral claudication based on history and treadmill evaluation, and with unilateral ipsilateral peripheral artery disease (i.e ankle-to-brachial systolic pressure index <0.90) is unknown. Methods We detected exercise-induced ischemia in the asymptom...
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We read with interest the recent article by Vriens et al. published in Diabetic Medicine [1]. The authors question the screening tools used to test for the presence of peripheral artery disease in people with diabetic foot ulcers. This is important because the complications of diabetes limit all commonly used, non‐invasive, bedside tests for periph...
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Objective: This study aims to compare the structural and mitochondrial alterations between muscle segments affected by exercise-induced ischemia and segments of the same muscle without ischemia, in the same subject. Methods: In a prospective analysis, 34 patients presenting either peripheral arterial disease or chronic coronary syndrome without...
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Objectif L’angioscanner joue un rôle clé dans le diagnostic des anévrysmes aortiques infectés, cependant sa sensibilité reste faible (67 %). L’apport diagnostique de la TEP au 18F-FDG et de la scintigraphie aux leucocytes marqués a déjà été démontré. L’objectif de ce travail était de comparer les performances diagnostiques de la TEP au 18F-FDG et d...
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Background: In diabetic patients, arterial stiffness may impair compressibility of vessels and result in higher ankle to brachial index (ABI) than in non-diabetic subjects. Methods: We studied 1972 non-diabetic and 601 diabetic patients, with suspected peripheral artery disease, Exercise transcutaneous oxygen pressure (Ex-tcpO2), expressed in DR...
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Background: Exercise transcutaneous oximetry (Ex-tcPO2) is used to argue for the vascular origin of lower limb pain, especially at the proximal level, where the diagnosis of peripheral artery disease can be difficult. This study analyzed the principal indications, mean results, and limitations of Ex-tcPO2, as well as the relationship between the a...
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BACKGROUND: This study is to assess the applicability and performance of the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in the diagnosis of exercise-induced arterial endofibrosis (EIAE). METHODS: NIRS was measured on each thigh, in 12 highly trained asymptomatic cyclists (controls) and 14 EIAE patients highly trained competition cyclists. All patients had...
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Background: Pectoralis minor compression syndrome (PMCS) is a compression of the neurovascular structures in the sub-pectoral tunnel and remains underestimated in the management of patients with thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). Its underdiagnosis may be responsible for incomplete or failed treatment. The aim of the study was to evaluate the frequen...
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Background: Exercise transcutaneous oximetry (Ex-tcPO2) is a non-invasive test for exercise-induced buttock ischemia. Prior study defined Ex-tcPO2 normal/abnormal cut-offs against arteriography but no external validation was available. The aims of this study were therefore to (1) determine the diagnostic performance of Ex-tcPO2 against CTA; (2) de...
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Background: Recent data have outlined a link between hypogammaglobulinemia (HGG) and infection risk and suggested that HGG correction may decrease post-transplant infections. Methods: We analyzed the risk factors of HGG and the relationship between HGG and the risk of severe infection in a cohort of 318 kidney transplant recipients (KTR) who wer...
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A 49-year-old woman was treated for right kidney stones using flexible ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy. She was readmitted 2 weeks after the treatment with complaints of walking difficulties. On neurologic examination, it was found that she had a bilateral proprioceptive dysfunction. Spinal MRI revealed an intramedullary lesion at the T10-T11 le...
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Objectives: Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice of end stage renal failure. However vascular surgical complications can compromise the functional prognosis of the transplant or even be life threatening in the short term. Since few data are available in the literature, the objective of this study was to evaluate the vascular surgical c...
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The aim of this study was to identify predictive factors of urolithiasis etiology for acute renal colic (ARC) during pregnancy. We performed a retrospective review of all pregnant women hospitalized for an ARC between January 2007 and October 2012 in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of a University Hospital. Univariate and multivariate r...
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Intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP) is a protrusion of the lateral and/or median prostatic lobes into the bladder lumen. IPP can be estimated by suprapubic ultrasound. A literature search was conducted in Pubmed/MEDLINE database using the following keywords: intravesical prostatic protrusion; benign prostatic enlargement; treatment outcome; ult...
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This study evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation (TPTNS) in the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) after failure of a first-line anticholinergic treatment. We performed a prospective observational study and included all patients treated in a single center for OAB persisting after first-line...
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Local recurrence (LR) after radical nephrectomy (RN) for kidney cancer is uncommon. Our objectives were to analyse characteristics and therapeutic options of LR after RN and to identify survival prognostic factors. From a multi-institutional retrospective database, we identified 72 patients who experienced LR after RN. Mean time to LR was 26.5 ± 3....
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Ureteral stent placement is a key urologic procedure used to manage ureteral obstructions. It is usually performed under general anesthesia (GA) with its inherent risks. The objective was to evaluate safety, feasibility and tolerance of ureteral stent placement under local anesthesia (LA) in women. From January 2010 to January 2013, we prospectivel...
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Introduction Intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP) is a protrusion of the lateral and/or median prostatic lobes into the bladder lumen. IPP can be estimated by suprapubic ultrasound. Methods A literature search was conducted in Pubmed/MEDLINE database using the following keywords: intravesical prostatic protrusion; benign prostatic enlargement;...
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Objective: To assess the effect of neoadjuvant targeted molecular therapies (TMTs) on size and level of inferior vena cava tumor thrombi and to evaluate their impact on surgical management. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 14 patients treated for a clear cell renal cell carcinoma with inferior vena cava thrombi by neoadjuvant TMT...

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... However, the literature on treatment of RJAAA by CHE-VAR is scarce with also mixed collectives [7,11]. Therefore, therapeutic decision-making of RJAAAs is challenging. ...
... Another retrospective single-center study comparing different techniques of endovascular treatment vs. open surgery for ICA restenosis after TEA has not shown significant differences in a 1-year follow-up in terms of overall survival, survival without recurrent restenosis, and survival without reintervention for DCB (n = 18), bare balloon (n = 7), and CAS (n = 9) vs. open surgery (Lutonix, Becton Dickinson) [110]. Moreover, no significant differences among the three endovascular techniques were observed; however, because of the small number of cases, this result has limited validity. ...
... [1,2] In contrast, a pseudoaneurysm arises from the disruption of the arterial wall continuity and represents a perfused hematoma contained solely by the adventitia and perivascular tissues. These tissues usually wield sufficient compressive force to decrease the bleeding from the site of the lesion, allowing reactive fibrosis to occur and encapsulate the hemorrhage [3][4][5][6]. It may involve both the extraparenchymal or the intraparenchymal renal artery, as well as its branches [7,8]. ...
... PMEC affects male and female individuals equally and is primarily located in the trachea and bronchus [1]. Only 5% of PMEC cases are classified as high-grade, with the majority (95%) classified as low-grade [6]. Low-grade tumors often occur in young patients, whereas high-grade tumors are more likely to be observed in older patients [7]. ...
... Similarly, aiming to simplify the WELSH, and to remain as pragmatic as possible, the scoring of the WELSH was defined arbitrarily and built to be easily memorized and to be calculated by mental calculation by the users. We previously demonstrated that the WELSH correlated to measured walking impairment in a small group [12]. The main objective of the present study was to assess the usability of the WELSH by non-expert users, its applicability in the community and in a large group and estimate whether it could be used even in people with low level of literacy to estimate MWD. ...
... There have been some case series addressing stent placement for the IA stenotic lesions. 7,14,15) However, symptoms in the majority of previous case series were hemodynamic compromise such as upper limb claudication or upper limb arterial pressure asymmetry while some are even without any clinical symptoms. The treatment indications were varied. ...
... It is a lower extremity occlusive disease, and its clinical symptoms are not obvious. PAD is an important indicator of thrombotic diseases of arteriosclerosis [5]. Statistics reveal that more than 40% of PAD patients suffer from DM, and DM is the strongest threat factor for PAD. ...
... While more data are available on the validity of these specific questionnaires, experience regarding the power to detect changes due to treatment is only scarcely available. It is limited to examine the effect of supervised exercise therapy (EQ-5D-3L) [27] or lower limb revascularization (EQ-5D-3L, WELCH) [28,29]. No data on the change of quality of life or walking capacity assessed by these two PROMs is known regarding the effect of cilostazol treatment. ...
... Patients treated with covered stents for innominate artery stenosis were found to have lower rates of restenosis and less re-interventions compared to bare-metal stents [3]. Covered stents deployed in children with carotid pseudoaneurysms also resulted in low long-term rates of adverse events and outcomes [4]. ...
... Digital arterial photo-plethysmography (A-PPG) can be used to estimate inflow changes during attitudinal maneuvers but the changes in pulse amplitude that define inflow impairment remain debated (Gergoudis and Barnes, 1980;Geven et al., 2006;Adam et al., 2018). Transcutaneous oxygen pressure (PtcO2) can estimate oxygen delivery to oxygen consumption mismatch to the forearm (Henni et al., 2019;Abraham et al., 2020) in patients with suspected TOS. We recently showed that the "Ca + Pra" maneuver (a slight modification of the Roos test) allowed quantifiable measurement of the degree of inflow impairment with A-PPG (Hersant et al., 2021), while A-PPG is otherwise a semi-quantitative technique (Moco et al., 2018). ...