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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Stein, A; Montens, HP; Steppich, B; Busch, G; Brandl, R; Ott, I 
Title:
Circulating endothelial progenitor cells decrease in patients after endarterectomy. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) contribute to vascular regeneration. Since surgical injury and burns induce a pro-inflammatory and proangiogenic response, we investigated the effect of vascular injury with minimal surgical trauma after endarterectomy on the number of circulating EPC and systemic inflammatory changes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-five patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease were included in the study. Venous blood samples were taken before and 1 day after...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
J Vasc Surg 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
48 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
1217-22 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0741-5214 
TUM Institution:
I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik; chirurgie