Journal publications

Beirne C, Hynes N, Sultan S. Six years' experience with prostaglandin I2 infusion in elective open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: a parallel group observational study in a tertiary referral vascular center. Ann Vasc Surg. 2008 Nov;22(6):750-5. PMID: 18992665

Beirne C, Martin F, Hynes N, Sultan S. Five years' experience of transverse groin incision for femoral artery access in arterial reconstructive surgery: parallel observational longitudinal group comparison study. Vascular. 2008 Jul-Aug;16(4):207-12. PMID: 18845101

Heneghan H, Sultan S. Homocysteine, the Cholesterol of the 21st Century. Impact of Hyperhomocysteinemia on Patency and Amputation-Free Survival After Intervention for Critical Limb Ischemia. J Endovasc Ther 2008 Aug;15(4):399-407.PMID: 18729558 15:399-407.

Sultan S, Esan O, Fahy A. Nonoperative active management of critical limb ischemia: initial experience using a sequential compression biomechanical device for limb salvage. Vascular. 2008 May-Jun;16(3):130-9.PMID: 18674461

Tawfick WA, Hynes N, Sultan S. Implementation of the Continuous AutoTransfusion System (C.A.T.S) in open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: an observational comparative cohort study. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2008 Feb-Mar;42(1):32-9.

Sen S, Conroy S, Hynes SO, McMahon J, O’Doherty A, Bartlett JS, Akhtar Y, Adegbola T, Connolly CE, Sultan S, Barry F, Katusic ZS, O'Brien T. Gene delivery to the vasculature mediated by low-titre adeno-associated virus serotypes 1 and 5. J Gene Med. 2008 Feb;10(2):143-51. PMID: 18067196

Abstract Publications

G Colleran, H Heneghan, J Ni Mhuirceartaigh, CA Mc Keon, S Sultan. Does the risk of Re-Amputation Justify Initial Trans-metatarsal Foot amputation (ITMA) over initial Digital Amputation (IDA)? A comparative longitudinal 5 years logistical study of ITMA Vs IDA for critical limb ischaemia (CLI) post revascularisation. Irish J Med Sci. 2008; 177(S7): S241

International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET 2009. January 18-22, 2009, Hollywood, Florida. Best of ISET Abstracts: Hynes N, Sultan S. Is EVAR Cost Effective in High Risk Patients If Performed in High Deliberate Practice Centers? A Systematic Review. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2008; 19 (12): 1808.

Tawfick W, Sultan S. Tibial balloon angioplasty (TBA)vs cool eximer laser assisted angioplasty (CELA) in management of infragenicular tibial arterial occlusion in critical lower limb ischaemia (CLI): an observational parallel group comparative study.  J Cardiovasc Surg 2008:49(3); S22-23.

Hoary M, Sultan S. Advances in Ablation of the greater saphenous vein in the 21st Century: Development of an Endovenous Upward Perforate Invaginate (EUPIN) stripping device and procedure based on best medical practice. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S103

Lally C, Hynes N, Sultan S. Preclinical Medical Device Testing and the Potential of Non-Invasive Imaging Carotid Artery Intervention In High-risk Patients: Vascular 2008 16 (2) S103

Hynes N, Sultan S. Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS) Under Neuro-protection, Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) And Best Medical Therapy (BMT) for symptomatic patients with low Grey Scale Median (GSM). Vascular 2008 16 (2) S108:

Sultan S. Contemporary Trends in Carotid Intervention: the 21st Century Approach to Carotid Endarterectomy, Carotid Artery Stenting under Neuro Protection and Optimal Medical Treatment Vascular 2008 16 (2) S108:

Sultan S. Hynes N. Subintimal Angioplasty (SIA) vs. Bypass surgery (BS) in TASC C and D lesions in the femoro-popliteal segment. Randomization of CLI Patients according to plaque echolucency. A 5-year prospective study. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S108-109:

Heneghan HM, Sultan S. Prevalence and Correlation of Hyperhomocysteinemia to Amputation Free Survival (AFS), Major Adverse Events (MAE) and Mortality after Intervention for Critical Lower Limb Ischaemia (CLI) in Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). Vascular 2008 16 (2) S111:

Tawfick W, Sultan S. Tibial Balloon Angioplasty (TBA) Vs Cool Eximer Laser Assisted Angioplasty (CELA) in Management of Infragenicular Tibial Arterial Occlusion in Critical Lower Limb Ischaemia (CLI): An Observational Parallel Group Comparative Study Vascular 2008 16 (2) S111-112

Sultan S. Hynes N. The Influence of Deliberate Practice Volume (DPV) on the Slope of the Learning Curve for Vascular Training in a Tertiary Referral Centre: A Prospective Analysis. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S112-113:

Hynes N, Sultan S. Paradigm Shift in Open Pararenal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in the Endovascular Era: 5-Years Experience. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S131:

Beirne C, Sultan S. The Role of Prostaglandin I2 Infusion in Elective Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S132:

Tawfick W, Sultan S. Continuous AutoTransfusion System (C.A.T.S) in Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: 9 Years Experience in a Tertiary University Vascular Center. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S132-133:

Hynes N, Sultan S. Double blinded randomized trial of thin versus ultra-thin Dacron patching in carotid endarterectomy (CEA): short-term technical and clinical outcome. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S139:

Sultan S, Hynes N. A Prospective Clinical, Economic, and Quality-of-Life Analysis Comparing Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR), Open Repair, and Best Medical Treatment in High-Risk Patients With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Suitable for EVAR: The Irish Patient Trial. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S140-141:

Sultan S, Hynes N. Aorto-Uniliac Vs Bifurcated Endovascular Aortic Repair: Technical Success, Secondary Intervention Rate and Quality-adjusted cost analysis. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S142:

Hynes N, Sultan S. Survival Rate of Octogenarians versus Younger Patients following Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in a Tertiary Referral Center. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S145:

Beirne C, Sultan S. Derivation and Validation of a Customized Risk Scoring Index for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Patients. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S145-146:

Beirne C, Sultan S. A prospective comparative study of pre-operative Duplex Ultrasound Arterial Mapping (DUAM), Digital-Subtraction Angiography (DSA) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) in Critical Lower Limb Ischaemia (CLI) prior to Endovascular Revascularization (EvR).Clinical, Technical and Economic outcome. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S147-148:

Tawfick W, Sultan S. Last Ditch Therapy in Unreconstructable Peripheral Arterial Disease in Patients with Critical Limb Ischaemia; A Four Year Experience: Vascular 2008 16 (2) S148:

Colleran G, Sultan S. Does the Stake of Re-Amputation Justify Initial Trans-metatarsal Foot amputation (ITMA) Over initial Digital Amputation (IDA)? A comparative longitudinal 5 years Logistical study of ITMA Vs IDA for critical limb ischaemia (CLI) post revascularisation. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S150-151:

Manning BJ, Sultan S. Management of Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) with decompression and Coeliac Ganglion Sympathectomy (CGS), Case Series and Literature Review. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S153-154:

Hynes N, Sultan S. Comparison of Endovenous Upward Perforate Invaginate Stripping (EUPIS), Downward Invaginate (DIS) and High-energy Endovenous LASER ablation (HE-EVLA) for Varicose Veins: Factors Influencing Complication Rate, Long-term Recurrence, Quality of Life and Cost-effectiveness. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S154-155:

Tawfick W, Sultan S. Early Results of Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2) Therapy in the Management of Refractory Non-Healing venous Ulcers (RVU); superior Role over Conventional Compression Dressings (CCD) Vascular 2008 16 (2) S156-157:

Tawfick W, Sultan S. Recombinant Activated Factor VII (rFIIa) in Critical Vascular Surgery Bleeding: Five Years Experience. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S161:

Hussan A, Sultan S. Scalenus Anterior Resection assessment by Disability of Arm Shoulder & Hand (DASH) scoring in the management of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S161-162:

Beirne C, Sultan S. Femoral artery access in arterial reconstructive surgery. How to minimize groin infection: 5 year results. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S162:

Walsh T, Sultan S. Contemporary Measures to Reduce Surgical Site Infection Rates. Vascular 2008 16 (2) S162-163:

Hynes N, Sultan S. Paradigm Shift in Management of Critical Lower Limb Ischaemia (CLI) In the 21St Century. Randomization of CLI Patients with TASC C and D Lesions to Subintimal Angioplasty (SIA) Or Bypass Surgery (BS) In Concurrence To Plaque Echolucency In The Femoro-popliteal Segment. The 5-year Irish Trial. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2008 Jan-Mar;9(1):62