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    Christopher Owens, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address4150 Clement St
    San Francisco CA 94121
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      Indiana UniversityM.D.School of Medicine1998

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      1. Grenon SM, Owens CD, Alley H, Perez S, Whooley MA, Neylan TC, Aschbacher K, Gasper WJ, Hilton JF, Cohen BE. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Is Associated With Worse Endothelial Function Among Veterans. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016; 5(3). PMID: 27009621.
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      2. Zhu C, Haraldsson H, Faraji F, Owens C, Gasper W, Ahn S, Liu J, Laub G, Hope MD, Saloner D. Isotropic 3D black blood MRI of abdominal aortic aneurysm wall and intraluminal thrombus. Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Jan; 34(1):18-25. PMID: 26471514.
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      3. Maltz JS, Tison GH, Alley HF, Budinger TF, Owens CD, Olgin J. Measurement of brachial artery endothelial function using a standard blood pressure cuff. Physiol Meas. 2015 Nov; 36(11):2247-68. PMID: 26393958.
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      4. Grenon SM, Owens CD, Nosova EV, Hughes-Fulford M, Alley HF, Chong K, Perez S, Yen PK, Boscardin J, Hellmann J, Spite M, Conte MS. Short-Term, High-Dose Fish Oil Supplementation Increases the Production of Omega-3 Fatty Acid-Derived Mediators in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease (the OMEGA-PAD I Trial). J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Aug; 4(8):e002034. PMID: 26296857; PMCID: PMC4599461.
      5. Nosova EV, Bartel K, Chong KC, Alley HF, Conte MS, Owens CD, Grenon SM. Analysis of nutritional habits and intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids in veterans with peripheral arterial disease. Vasc Med. 2015 Oct; 20(5):432-8. PMID: 26129736.
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      6. Hope MD, Gasper WJ, Rapp J, Owens CD, Haraldsson H, Saloner D. Vascular inflammation in a growing iliac artery aneurysm. Clin Nucl Med. 2015 Jun; 40(6):e323-4. PMID: 25674872.
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      7. Weinstein S, Mabray MC, Aslam R, Hope T, Yee J, Owens C. Intraoperative sonography during carotid endarterectomy: normal appearance and spectrum of complications. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 May; 34(5):885-94. PMID: 25911722.
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      8. Alley H, Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Grenon SM. Ultrasound assessment of endothelial-dependent flow-mediated vasodilation of the brachial artery in clinical research. J Vis Exp. 2014; (92):e52070. PMID: 25406739; PMCID: PMC4353419.
      9. Chong KC, Owens CD, Park M, Alley HF, Boscardin WJ, Conte MS, Gasper WJ, Grenon SM. Relationship between kidney disease and endothelial function in peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Dec; 60(6):1605-11. PMID: 25441679; PMCID: PMC4254442 [Available on 12/01/15].
      10. Walker JP, Nosova E, Sigovan M, Rapp J, Grenon MS, Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Saloner DA. Ferumoxytol-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography is a feasible method for the clinical evaluation of lower extremity arterial disease. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 29(1):63-8. PMID: 25269682.
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      11. Nosova EV, Chong KC, Alley HF, Harris WS, Boscardin WJ, Conte MS, Owens CD, Grenon SM. Clinical correlates of red blood cell omega-3 fatty acid content in male veterans with peripheral arterial disease. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Nov; 60(5):1325-31. PMID: 24953895; PMCID: PMC4253902.
      12. Walker JP, Hiramoto JS, Gasper WJ, Auyang P, Conte MS, Rapp JH, Lovett DH, Owens CD. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with mortality and adverse vascular access outcomes in patients with end-stage renal disease. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jul; 60(1):176-83. PMID: 24582700; PMCID: PMC4074433.
      13. Nosova EV, Yen P, Chong KC, Alley HF, Stock EO, Quinn A, Hellmann J, Conte MS, Owens CD, Spite M, Grenon SM. Short-term physical inactivity impairs vascular function. J Surg Res. 2014 Aug; 190(2):672-82. PMID: 24630521; PMCID: PMC4096607.
      14. Owens CD. Commentary: is the drug-eluting balloon the answer to the epidemic of restenosis? J Endovasc Ther. 2014 Feb; 21(1):22-4. PMID: 24502480.
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      15. Grenon SM, Chong K, Alley H, Nosova E, Gasper W, Hiramoto J, Boscardin WJ, Owens CD. Walking disability in patients with peripheral artery disease is associated with arterial endothelial function. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Apr; 59(4):1025-34. PMID: 24423479; PMCID: PMC3966931.
      16. Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Walker JP, Alley HF, Conte MS, Grenon SM. Safety and feasibility of adjunctive dexamethasone infusion into the adventitia of the femoropopliteal artery following endovascular revascularization. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Apr; 59(4):1016-24. PMID: 24423476; PMCID: PMC4391811.
      17. Gasper WJ, Jimenez CA, Walker J, Conte MS, Seward K, Owens CD. Adventitial nab-rapamycin injection reduces porcine femoral artery luminal stenosis induced by balloon angioplasty via inhibition of medial proliferation and adventitial inflammation. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Dec; 6(6):701-9. PMID: 24221390; PMCID: PMC3888086.
      18. Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Rahman AS, Conte MS. Vein graft failure. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 61(1):203-16. PMID: 24095042; PMCID: PMC4391818 [Available on 01/01/16].
      19. Grenon SM, Owens CD, Alley H, Chong K, Yen PK, Harris W, Hughes-Fulford M, Conte MS. n-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation in peripheral artery disease: the OMEGA-PAD trial. Vasc Med. 2013 Oct; 18(5):263-74. PMID: 24052491; PMCID: PMC4074651.
      20. Grenon SM, Vittinghoff E, Owens CD, Conte MS, Whooley M, Cohen BE. Peripheral artery disease and risk of cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease: insights from the Heart and Soul Study. Vasc Med. 2013 Aug; 18(4):176-84. PMID: 23835937; PMCID: PMC4207208.
      21. Grenon SM, Conte MS, Nosova E, Alley H, Chong K, Harris WS, Vittinghoff E, Owens CD. Association between n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content of red blood cells and inflammatory biomarkers in patients with peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Nov; 58(5):1283-90. PMID: 23830313; PMCID: PMC4207080.
      22. Conte MS, Owens CD, Belkin M, Creager MA, Edwards KL, Gasper WJ, Kenagy RD, LeBoeuf RC, Sobel M, Clowes A. A single nucleotide polymorphism in the p27(Kip1) gene is associated with primary patency of lower extremity vein bypass grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2013 May; 57(5):1179-85.e1-2. PMID: 23312942; PMCID: PMC3644510.
      23. Sigovan M, Rayz V, Gasper W, Alley HF, Owens CD, Saloner D. Vascular remodeling in autogenous arterio-venous fistulas by MRI and CFD. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013 Apr; 41(4):657-68. PMID: 23188560; PMCID: PMC3606670.
      24. Owens CD. Statins and other agents for vascular inflammation. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Dec; 56(6):1799-806. PMID: 23017371.
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      25. Gasper WJ, Owens CD, Kim JM, Hills N, Belkin M, Creager MA, Conte MS. Thirty-day vein remodeling is predictive of midterm graft patency after lower extremity bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jan; 57(1):9-18. PMID: 22960020; PMCID: PMC3529790.
      26. Owens CD, Conte MS. Medical management of peripheral arterial disease: bridging the "gap"? Circulation. 2012 Sep 11; 126(11):1319-21. PMID: 22874582.
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      27. Sigovan M, Gasper W, Alley HF, Owens CD, Saloner D. USPIO-enhanced MR angiography of arteriovenous fistulas in patients with renal failure. Radiology. 2012 Nov; 265(2):584-90. PMID: 22875796; PMCID: PMC3480811.
      28. Hiramoto JS, Owens CD, Kim JM, Boscardin J, Belkin M, Creager MA, Conte MS. Sex-based differences in the inflammatory profile of peripheral artery disease and the association with primary patency of lower extremity vein bypass grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug; 56(2):387-95; discussion 395. PMID: 22633420; PMCID: PMC3408787.
      29. Johnston PC, Vartanian SM, Runge SJ, Hiramoto JS, Eichler CM, Owens CD, Schneider DB, Conte MS. Risk factors for clinical failure after stent graft treatment for femoropopliteal occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Oct; 56(4):998-1006, 1007.e1; discussion 1006-7. PMID: 22633429.
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      30. Owens CD, Kim JM, Hevelone ND, Gasper WJ, Belkin M, Creager MA, Conte MS. An integrated biochemical prediction model of all-cause mortality in patients undergoing lower extremity bypass surgery for advanced peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Sep; 56(3):686-95. PMID: 22554422; PMCID: PMC3413780.
      31. Grenon SM, Aguado-Zuniga J, Hatton JP, Owens CD, Conte MS, Hughes-Fulford M. Effects of fatty acids on endothelial cells: inflammation and monocyte adhesion. J Surg Res. 2012 Sep; 177(1):e35-43. PMID: 22572621; PMCID: PMC3756552.
      32. Gasper WJ, Runge SJ, Owens CD. Management of infrapopliteal peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2012 Apr; 14(2):136-48. PMID: 22249766.
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      33. Oka RK, Conte MS, Owens CD, Rapp J, Fung G, Alley HF, Giacomini JC, Myers J, Mohler ER. Efficacy of optimal long-term management of multiple cardiovascular risk factors (CVD) on walking and quality of life in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD): protocol for randomized controlled trial. Vasc Med. 2012 Feb; 17(1):17-28. PMID: 22363015; PMCID: PMC3405920.
      34. Pillai PS, Leeson S, Porter TF, Owens CD, Kim JM, Conte MS, Serhan CN, Gelman S. Chemical mediators of inflammation and resolution in post-operative abdominal aortic aneurysm patients. Inflammation. 2012 Feb; 35(1):98-113. PMID: 21286796; PMCID: PMC3123666.
      35. Dubin R, Owens C, Gasper W, Ganz P, Johansen K. Associations of endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness with intradialytic hypotension and hypertension. Hemodial Int. 2011 Jul; 15(3):350-8. PMID: 21658174; PMCID: PMC3143472.
      36. Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Conte MS. Assessing drug elution technologies in the superficial femoral artery. Panminerva Med. 2011 Mar; 53(1):37-49. PMID: 21346703.
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      37. Owens CD, Wake N, Kim JM, Hentschel D, Conte MS, Schanzer A. Endothelial function predicts positive arterial-venous fistula remodeling in subjects with stage IV and V chronic kidney disease. J Vasc Access. 2010 Oct-Dec; 11(4):329-34. PMID: 21038305; PMCID: PMC3164886.
      38. Ho KJ, Spite M, Owens CD, Lancero H, Kroemer AH, Pande R, Creager MA, Serhan CN, Conte MS. Aspirin-triggered lipoxin and resolvin E1 modulate vascular smooth muscle phenotype and correlate with peripheral atherosclerosis. Am J Pathol. 2010 Oct; 177(4):2116-23. PMID: 20709806; PMCID: PMC2947304.
      39. Owens CD. JAK2 V617F mutation, mesenteric vein thrombosis, and myeloproliferative disorders. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Jul; 52(1):205-7. PMID: 20434300.
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      40. Rybicki FJ, Mitsouras D, Owens CD, Whitmore A, Gerhard-Herman M, Wake N, Cai T, Zhou Q, Conte MS, Creager MA, Mulkern RV. Multi-contrast high spatial resolution black blood inner volume three-dimensional fast spin echo MR imaging in peripheral vein bypass grafts. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Aug; 26(6):683-91. PMID: 20333469; PMCID: PMC4431652.
      41. Owens CD, Kim JM, Hevelone ND, Hamdan A, Raffetto JD, Creager MA, Conte MS. Novel adipokines, high molecular weight adiponectin and resistin, are associated with outcomes following lower extremity revascularization with autogenous vein. J Vasc Surg. 2010 May; 51(5):1152-9. PMID: 20223619; PMCID: PMC2860673.
      42. Monahan TS, Owens CD. Risk factors for lower-extremity vein graft failure. Semin Vasc Surg. 2009 Dec; 22(4):216-26. PMID: 20006801.
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      43. Owens CD. Adaptive changes in autogenous vein grafts for arterial reconstruction: clinical implications. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Mar; 51(3):736-46. PMID: 19837532; PMCID: PMC2834835.
      44. Mitsouras D, Owens CD, Conte MS, Ersoy H, Creager MA, Rybicki FJ, Mulkern RV. In vivo differentiation of two vessel wall layers in lower extremity peripheral vein bypass grafts: application of high-resolution inner-volume black blood 3D FSE. Magn Reson Med. 2009 Sep; 62(3):607-15. PMID: 19449380; PMCID: PMC2745043.
      45. Owens CD, Wake N, Conte MS, Gerhard-Herman M, Beckman JA. In vivo human lower extremity saphenous vein bypass grafts manifest flow mediated vasodilation. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Nov; 50(5):1063-70. PMID: 19679424; PMCID: PMC2783575.
      46. Robinson WP, Owens CD, Nguyen LL, Chong TT, Conte MS, Belkin M. Inferior outcomes of autogenous infrainguinal bypass in Hispanics: an analysis of ethnicity, graft function, and limb salvage. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Jun; 49(6):1416-25. PMID: 19497500.
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      47. Chong T, Nguyen L, Owens CD, Conte MS, Belkin M. Suprarenal aortic cross-clamp position: a reappraisal of its effects on outcomes for open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Apr; 49(4):873-80. PMID: 19233593.
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      48. Ebaugh JL, Gagnon D, Owens CD, Conte MS, Raffetto JD. Comparison of costs of staged versus simultaneous lower extremity arterial hybrid procedures. Am J Surg. 2008 Nov; 196(5):634-40. PMID: 18954597.
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      49. Owens CD, Ho KJ, Conte MS. Risk factors for failure of lower-extremity revascularization procedures: are they different for bypass and percutaneous procedures? Semin Vasc Surg. 2008 Sep; 21(3):143-53. PMID: 18774450.
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      50. Ho KJ, Owens CD, Longo T, Sui XX, Ifantides C, Conte MS. C-reactive protein and vein graft disease: evidence for a direct effect on smooth muscle cell phenotype via modulation of PDGF receptor-beta. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Sep; 295(3):H1132-H1140. PMID: 18621860; PMCID: PMC2544486.
      51. Ho KJ, Owens CD, Johnson SR, Khwaja K, Curry MP, Pavlakis M, Mandelbrot D, Pomposelli JJ, Shah SA, Saidi RF, Ko DS, Malek S, Belcher J, Hull D, Tullius SG, Freeman RB, Pomfret EA, Whiting JF, Hanto DW, Karp SJ. Donor postextubation hypotension and age correlate with outcome after donation after cardiac death transplantation. Transplantation. 2008 Jun 15; 85(11):1588-94. PMID: 18551064.
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      52. Owens CD, Rybicki FJ, Wake N, Schanzer A, Mitsouras D, Gerhard-Herman MD, Conte MS. Early remodeling of lower extremity vein grafts: inflammation influences biomechanical adaptation. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Jun; 47(6):1235-42. PMID: 18440187; PMCID: PMC2574564.
      53. Schanzer A, Hevelone N, Owens CD, Beckman JA, Belkin M, Conte MS. Statins are independently associated with reduced mortality in patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass graft surgery for critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Apr; 47(4):774-781. PMID: 18381138.
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      54. Mitsouras D, Mulkern RV, Owens CD, Conte MS, Ersoy H, Luu TM, Whitmore AG, Creager MA, Rybicki FJ. High-resolution peripheral vein bypass graft wall studies using high sampling efficiency inner volume 3D FSE. Magn Reson Med. 2008 Mar; 59(3):650-4. PMID: 18219632.
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      55. Owens CD, Ho KJ, Conte MS. Lower extremity vein graft failure: a translational approach. Vasc Med. 2008 Feb; 13(1):63-74. PMID: 18372442.
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      56. Rybicki FJ, Mitsouras D, Owens CD, Whitmore AG, Ersoy H, Mulkern RV, Creager MA, Conte MS. Lower extremity peripheral vein bypass graft wall thickness changes demonstrated at 1 and 6 months after surgery with ultra-high spatial resolution black blood inner volume three-dimensional fast spin echo magnetic resonance imaging. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008 Jun; 24(5):529-33. PMID: 18080213.
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      57. Schanzer A, Hevelone N, Owens CD, Belkin M, Bandyk DF, Clowes AW, Moneta GL, Conte MS. Technical factors affecting autogenous vein graft failure: observations from a large multicenter trial. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Dec; 46(6):1180-90; discussion 1190. PMID: 18154993.
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      58. Schanzer A, Hoel A, Owens CD, Wake N, Nguyen LL, Conte MS, Belkin M. Restenosis after carotid endarterectomy performed with routine intraoperative duplex ultrasonography and arterial patch closure: a contemporary series. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2007 Jun-Jul; 41(3):200-5. PMID: 17595385.
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      59. Schanzer A, Owens CD, Conte MS, Belkin M. Superficial femoral artery percutaneous intervention is an effective strategy to optimize inflow for distal origin bypass grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Apr; 45(4):740-3. PMID: 17398385.
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      60. Owens CD, Ho KJ, Kim S, Schanzer A, Lin J, Matros E, Belkin M, Conte MS. Refinement of survival prediction in patients undergoing lower extremity bypass surgery: stratification by chronic kidney disease classification. J Vasc Surg. 2007 May; 45(5):944-52. PMID: 17391900.
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      61. Owens CD, Ridker PM, Belkin M, Hamdan AD, Pomposelli F, Logerfo F, Creager MA, Conte MS. Elevated C-reactive protein levels are associated with postoperative events in patients undergoing lower extremity vein bypass surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Jan; 45(1):2-9; discussion 9. PMID: 17123769; PMCID: PMC3488442.
      62. Schanzer A, Nguyen LL, Owens CD, Schanzer H. Use of digital pressure measurements for the diagnosis of AV access-induced hand ischemia. Vasc Med. 2006 Nov; 11(4):227-31. PMID: 17390545.
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      63. Owens CD, Wake N, Jacot JG, Gerhard-Herman M, Gaccione P, Belkin M, Creager MA, Conte MS. Early biomechanical changes in lower extremity vein grafts--distinct temporal phases of remodeling and wall stiffness. J Vasc Surg. 2006 Oct; 44(4):740-6. PMID: 16926087.
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      64. Ho KJ, Owens CD, Ledbetter SM, Chew DK, Belkin M. Renal venous diversion: an unusual treatment for renal vein thrombosis. J Vasc Surg. 2006 Jun; 43(6):1283-6. PMID: 16765255.
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      65. Paul S, Owens CD, Singh H, Belkin M, Couper GS, Shekar P. Intraperitoneal HeartMate left ventricular assist device placement after endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Feb; 25(2):253-5. PMID: 16446232.
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      66. Owens CD, Belkin M. Commentary. Postcarotid endarterectomy hyperperfusion or reperfusion syndrome. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2005 Dec; 17(4):381-2. PMID: 16389439.
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      67. Owens CD, Belkin M. Thrombosis and coagulation: operative management of the anticoagulated patient. Surg Clin North Am. 2005 Dec; 85(6):1179-89, x. PMID: 16326201.
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      68. Chew DK, Nguyen LL, Owens CD, Conte MS, Whittemore AD, Gravereaux EC, Menard MT, Belkin M. Comparative analysis of autogenous infrainguinal bypass grafts in African Americans and Caucasians: the association of race with graft function and limb salvage. J Vasc Surg. 2005 Oct; 42(4):695-701. PMID: 16242557.
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      69. Chew DK, Owens CD, Belkin M, Donaldson MC, Whittemore AD, Mannick JA, Conte MS. Bypass in the absence of ipsilateral greater saphenous vein: safety and superiority of the contralateral greater saphenous vein. J Vasc Surg. 2002 Jun; 35(6):1085-92. PMID: 12042718.
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      70. Owens CD, Book BK, Sidner RA, Fineberg NA, Filo RS, Pescovitz MD. Deletion of T-cell receptor V beta families following human renal transplantation. Transplant Proc. 1997 Feb-Mar; 29(1-2):1141-2. PMID: 9123239.
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