Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2017) 40:1477 DOI 10.1007/s00270-017-1726-x LETTE R T O T HE EDI T OR Reply to: Intraprocedural Distal Embolization After Femoropopliteal Angioplasty: Is There a Role for Below-the-Knee Stents? A Statistical Analysis Point of View 1 1 1 1 • • • • Miltiadis Krokidis Tariq Ali Nicholas Hilliard Nadeem Shaida 1 1 1 • • Andrew Winterbottom Brendan Koo Teik Choon See Received: 31 May 2017 / Accepted: 19 June 2017 / Published online: 26 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2017 To the Editor, we run a univariate analysis, only CLI was associated with We read with great interest the letter entitled ‘‘Re: the likelihood of stent deployment, whereas target vessel Intraprocedural Distal Embolization after Femoropopliteal occlusion and single-vessel run-off were not. Thus, even Angioplasty: Is There a Role for Below-the-Knee Stents? a with a descriptive, univariate analysis, the results of the statistical analysis point of view’’ commenting on our paper are the same. Obviously, with a small number of recently published manuscript . We would ﬁrstly like to patients, statistical power is low, and therefore we appre- thank the authors of the letter for their comments. We need ciate the comment. to accept that after reviewing our data, the use of a mul- Compliance with Ethical standards tivariable logistic regression analysis to assess the corre- lation between the factors that were associated with stent Conﬂict of interest The authors state that they have no conﬂict of deployment was actually underpowered due to small interest. sample size and a descriptive or univariate analysis would probably have been a more suitable analysis method. References Nevertheless, this observation does not appear to change anything of what is currently stated in the paper. In fact, the 1. Krokidis M, Ali T, Hilliard N, Shaida N, Winterbottom A, Koo B, only variable that was associated with the outcome (stent See TC. Intraprocedural distal embolization after femoropopliteal deployment) was CLI, which for a small number of patients angioplasty: is there a role for below-the-knee stents? Cardiovasc is an obvious conclusion given that all six patients that Intervent Radiol. 2017;. doi:10.1007/s00270-017-1621-5 [Epub ahead of print]. received a stent suffered from CLI. This result may also be conﬁrmed with a descriptive analysis. Speciﬁcally, when & Miltiadis Krokidis email@example.com Department of Radiology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Hills Road, CB2 0QQ Cambridge, UK
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