Dr. Louis Messina
Dr. Louis Messina
Surgery - Vascular
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Surgery - Vascular
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I am located at
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester , MA 01655
505 Parnussus M # 488
San Francisco , CA 941430001
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I was educated and trained at
Medical / Graduate School
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Tetrahydrobiopterin, -arginine and vitamin C act synergistically to decrease oxidant stress and increase nitric oxide that increases blood flow recovery after hindlimb ischemia in the rat.
Mol. Med., 18:1221-30 (2012)
A randomized comparison of a 3-week and 6-week vascular surgery simulation course on junior surgical residents' performance of an end-to-side anastomosis.
J. Vasc. Surg., Dec;56(6):1771-81 (2012)
Derivation and validation of a practical risk score for prediction of mortality after open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms in a U.S. regional cohort and comparison to existing scoring systems.
J. Vasc. Surg., Nov (2012)
Tetrahydrobiopterin, L-arginine and vitamin C actsynergistically to decrease oxidative stress, increase nitricoxide and improve blood flow after induction of hindlimbischemia in the rat.
Mol. Med., 18:676-84 (2012)
ApoE suppresses atherosclerosis by reducing lipid accumulation in circulating monocytes and the expression of inflammatory molecules on monocytes and vascular endothelium.
Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol., Feb;32(2):264-72 (2012)
Phase 2 clinical trial of a recombinant adeno-associated viral vector expressing Î±1-antitrypsin: interim results.
Hum. Gene Ther., Oct;22(10):1239-47 (2011)
Ruptured AAA: open surgical management.
Semin Vasc Surg., Dec;23(4):200-5 (2010)
Surgeon case volume, not institution case volume, is the primary determinant of in-hospital mortality after elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
J. Vasc. Surg., Mar;53(3):591-599.e2 (2011)
National trends in utilization and postprocedure outcomes for carotid artery revascularization 2005 to 2007.
J. Vasc. Surg., Feb;53(2):307-15 (2011)
Oral tetrahydrobiopterin improves the beneficial effect of adenoviral-mediated eNOS gene transfer after induction of hindlimb ischemia.
Mol. Ther., Aug;18(8):1482-9 (2010)
Local arterial nanoparticle delivery of siRNA for NOX2 knockdown to prevent restenosis in an atherosclerotic rat model.
Gene Ther., Oct;17(10):1279-87 (2010)
Failure to achieve clinical improvement despite graft patency in patients undergoing infrainguinal lower extremity bypass for critical limb ischemia.
J. Vasc. Surg., Jun;51(6):1419-24 (2010)
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein induces apoptosis in endothelial progenitor cells by inactivating the phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt pathway.
J. Vasc. Res., 47(6):519-30 (2010)
Endothelial nitric oxide synthase affects both early and late collateral arterial adaptation and blood flow recovery after induction of hind limb ischemia in mice.
J. Vasc. Surg., Jan;51(1):165-73 (2010)
Recovery from hind limb ischemia is less effective in type 2 than in type 1 diabetic mice: roles of endothelial nitric oxide synthase and endothelial progenitor cells.
J. Vasc. Surg., Dec;50(6):1412-22 (2009)
Regenerative medicine in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease.
J. Cell. Biochem., Nov;108(4):753-61 (2009)
Peripheral arterial interventions: trends in market share and outcomes by specialty, 1998-2005.
J. Vasc. Surg., Nov;50(5):1071-8 (2009)
Endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms in the United States (2001-2006): a significant survival benefit over open repair is independently associated with increased institutional volume.
J. Vasc. Surg., Apr;49(4):817-26 (2009)
Endovascular treatment of renal artery aneurysm secondary to fibromuscular dysplasia: a case report.
Ann Vasc Surg., 23(4):536.e9-12 (2009 Jul-Aug)
Cellular and molecular mechanism regulating blood flow recovery in acute versus gradual femoral artery occlusion are distinct in the mouse.
J. Vasc. Surg., Dec;48(6):1546-58 (2008)
Carotid artery stenting has increased rates of postprocedure stroke, death, and resource utilization than does carotid endarterectomy in the United States, 2005.
J. Vasc. Surg., Dec;48(6):1442-50, 1450.e1 (2008)
Regionalization of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: evidence of a shift to high-volume centers in the endovascular era.
J. Vasc. Surg., Jul;48(1):29-36 (2008)
Elucidating the genetic basis of peripheral arterial disease: identification of a quantitative trait locus that determines the phenotypic response to experimental hindlimb ischemia.
Circulation., Mar;117(9):1127-9 (2008)
Carotid endarterectomy was performed with lower stroke and death rates than carotid artery stenting in the United States in 2003 and 2004.
J. Vasc. Surg., Dec;46(6):1112-1118 (2007)
Risk factors for premature peripheral vascular disease: results for the National Health and Nutritional Survey, 1999-2002.
J. Vasc. Surg., Aug;44(2):319-24; discussion 324-5 (2006)
Chlamydia pneumoniae burden in carotid arteries is associated with upregulation of plaque interleukin-6 and elevated C-reactive protein in serum.
Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol., Dec;25(12):2648-53 (2005)
Optimization of adenovirus-mediated endothelial nitric oxide synthase delivery in rat hindlimb ischemia.
Gene Ther., Nov;12(22):1640-50 (2005)
Endothelial expression of constitutively active Notch4 elicits reversible arteriovenous malformations in adult mice.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., Jul;102(28):9884-9 (2005)
Visceral Artery Aneurysms.
Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med., Jun;7(2):109-117 (2005)
Stent-graft repair of a splenic artery aneurysm.
J. Vasc. Surg., May;41(5):897 (2005)
The effect of gradual or acute arterial occlusion on skeletal muscle blood flow, arteriogenesis, and inflammation in rat hindlimb ischemia.
J. Vasc. Surg., Feb;41(2):312-20 (2005)
Combination treatment of venous thoracic outlet syndrome: open surgical decompression and intraoperative angioplasty.
J. Vasc. Surg., Oct;40(4):599-603 (2004)
The incidence of iliac aneurysms in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms: comparison of four centers in Europe and the USA.
VASA., May;33(2):68-71 (2004)
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and graft thrombosis following endovascular aneurysm repair.
J. Endovasc. Ther., Dec;10(6):1087-90 (2003)
Development of a branched stent-graft for endovascular repair of aortic arch aneurysms.
J. Endovasc. Ther., Oct;10(5):940-5 (2003)
Modular branched stent graft for endovascular repair of aortic arch aneurysm and dissection.
J. Vasc. Surg., Oct;38(4):859-63 (2003)
Branched endovascular repair of aortic arch aneurysm with a modular stent-graft system.
J. Vasc. Surg., Oct;38(4):855 (2003)
Overexpression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase increases skeletal muscle blood flow and oxygenation in severe rat hind limb ischemia.
J. Vasc. Surg., Oct;38(4):820-6 (2003)
Is cross-femoral bypass grafting a disadvantage of aortomonoiliac endovascular aortic aneurysm repair?
J. Vasc. Surg., Oct;38(4):753-7 (2003)
Quality of life, impotence, and activity level in a randomized trial of immediate repair versus surveillance of small abdominal aortic aneurysm.
J. Vasc. Surg., Oct;38(4):745-52 (2003)
Surgical management of subclavian-vein effort thrombosis as a result of thoracic outlet compression.
J. Vasc. Surg., Nov;28(5):777-86 (1998)
Femoral artery exposure for endovascular aneurysm repair through oblique incisions.
J Endovasc Surg., Aug;5(3):259-60 (1998)
Innominate artery reconstruction: over 3 decades of experience.
Ann. Surg., Sep;228(3):402-10 (1998)
Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: getting out of trouble.
Cardiovasc Surg., Jun;6(3):232-9 (1998)
In situ autogenous reconstruction of the thoracoabdominal aorta and branches for treatment of an infected thoracoabdominal aortobifemoral bypass graft.
J. Vasc. Surg., May;27(5):977-80 (1998)
Reoperation for recurrent chronic visceral ischemia.
J. Vasc. Surg., Feb;27(2):276-84; discussion 284-6 (1998)
Improved retroviral transduction efficiency of vascular cells in vitro and in vivo during clinically relevant incubation periods using centrifugation to increase viral titers.
J. Vasc. Surg., Jul;26(1):119-27 (1997)
Endothelial dysfunction in a man with disruptive mutation in oestrogen-receptor gene.
Lancet., Apr;349(9059):1146-7 (1997)
Visceral artery aneurysms.
Surg. Clin. North Am., Apr;77(2):425-42 (1997)
Induction of angiogenesis by lidocaine and basic fibroblast growth factor: a model for in vivo retroviral-mediated gene therapy.
J. Surg. Res., Feb;67(2):137-46 (1997)
Tissue plasminogen activator increases canine endothelial cell proliferation rate through a plasmin-independent, receptor-mediated mechanism.
J. Surg. Res., Nov;66(1):36-42 (1996)
Retroviral-mediated transduction of endothelial cells with the lac Z gene impairs cellular proliferation in vitro and graft endothelialization in vivo.
J. Vasc. Surg., Nov;24(5):892-9 (1996)
Systemic delivery of the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein using a new strategy of direct adenoviral-mediated gene transfer to skeletal muscle capillary endothelium in the isolated rat hindlimb.
Hum. Gene Ther., Oct;7(15):1795-802 (1996)
Uncommon splanchnic artery aneurysms: pancreaticoduodenal, gastroduodenal, superior mesenteric, inferior mesenteric, and colic.
Ann Vasc Surg., Sep;10(5):506-15 (1996)
Common splanchnic artery aneurysms: splenic, hepatic, and celiac.
Ann Vasc Surg., May;10(3):315-22 (1996)
PKH26 and 125I-PKH95: characterization and efficacy as labels for in vitro and in vivo endothelial cell localization and tracking.
J. Surg. Res., Apr;62(1):23-8 (1996)
Effects of retroviral-mediated tissue plasminogen activator gene transfer and expression on adherence and proliferation of canine endothelial cells seeded onto expanded polytetrafluoroethylene.
J. Vasc. Surg., Dec;22(6):795-803 (1995)
The role of the surgeon scientist in gene therapy.
J Invest Surg., 8(5):335-6 (1995 Sep-Oct)
Variability in measurement of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Detection and Management Veterans Administration Cooperative Study Group.
J. Vasc. Surg., Jun;21(6):945-52 (1995)
Inhibition of aortic aneurysm development in blotchy mice by beta adrenergic blockade independent of altered lysyl oxidase activity.
J. Vasc. Surg., May;21(5):792-9; discussion 799-800 (1995)
Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
J. Vasc. Surg., Apr;21(4):656-69 (1995)
Pediatric renovascular hypertension: a thirty-year experience of operative treatment.
J. Vasc. Surg., Feb;21(2):212-26; discussion 226-7 (1995)
Transplantation of lac-Z-transduced microvascular endothelial cells into the skeletal muscle capillary bed of the rat hindlimb occurs independent of the duration of femoral artery occlusion after injection of cells.
J. Surg. Res., Dec;57(6):661-6 (1994)
Clinical significance of routine imaging of iliac and calf veins by color flow duplex scanning in patients suspected of having acute lower extremity deep venous thrombosis.
Surgery., Nov;114(5):921-7 (1993)
Adhesion and incorporation of lacZ-transduced endothelial cells into the intact capillary wall in the rat.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., Dec;89(24):12018-22 (1992)
Effect of calcium on the vasoactive response of arterioles to light during fluorescent intravital microscopy of the tibialis anterior muscle of the hamster.
Microvasc. Res., Nov;44(3):274-85 (1992)
Splanchnic and cerebral vasodilatory effects of calcitonin gene-related peptide I in humans.
Ann. Surg., Oct;214(4):440-5; discussion 446-7 (1991)
Rapid and complete recovery of responsiveness to adenosine and norepinephrine by regenerating arterioles of the tibialis anterior muscle of the hamster after in situ autografting.
Circ. Res., Jun;68(6):1600-9 (1991)
Clinical characteristics and surgical management of vascular complications in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization: interventional versus diagnostic procedures.
J. Vasc. Surg., May;13(5):593-600 (1991)
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