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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Help The Joe Niekro Foundation and the Minnesota Twins raise money for Brain Aneurysm Research at Mayo Clinic!

Sunday, August 21, 2011
Twins vs Yankees
1:10 PM Game
For Ticket Information CLICK HERE

Can’t make it to the game? No Problem! You can still donate by texting!
Text to the word STRIKEOUT to 20222 to make a $10 donation
Donation amount will be added to your monthly cell phone bill

Friday, June 17, 2011

100 Days of Giving: Aneurysms, Fibromuscular Dysplasia & Fuzzy Friends

There is a great website that allows you to create your own foundation and give to your favorite charities. GiveBack tracks all your charity donations for tax purposes. I do find that at the end of the year I am shuffling through drawers etc trying to find tax receipts- (Yes, it would be easy to keep them in one file- but when you have some receipts coming through the mail, some on line, some in person- it is much easier to stuff them in the junk drawer and deal with them later) What I really like about this program is that is allows you to give by shopping on line, a portion of the sales goes to your foundation and you decide where and how the money is used. Take a look and see if GiveBack is right for you. Join me in the 100 days of giving- it is easy to do. Click on link below and get started!

Today I gave to Mayo Clinic for Fibromuscular Dysplasia Research, Education and Support. Give to your local hospitals, give in your community.

My 100 days of giving charities have included:

The Joe Niekro Foundation for Brain Aneurysm Research
Mount Sinai Medical Center for Fibromuscular Dysplasia Education
Vascular Disease Foundation
Society of Vascular Medicine

and my local favorite: The Freeborn County Humane Society
My Beagle- Basset Odie- adopted from the Freeborn County Humane Society

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Joe Niekro Foundation is participatin in Vivint Project giving away $1,250,000 to charities.

Vivint is giving away $1.25 Million to charities. Help us win!

The Joe Niekro Foundation is participating in this project. Vivint is giving away $1,250,000 to charities.

We need to get at least a 1,000 votes BEFORE June 11 at midnight to be eligible. VOTE ONCE A DAY up to and including June 11 by first following these 4 simple steps below now and then step 5 everyday after;

(1) Click On the Orange Box  above "Endorse Now"

AND then click on the blue facebook "login" icon located in the upper right of the screen or middle left of the screen,

(2) Click the blue "Allow" button near the lower right of the new screen that popped up,

(3) Click on the small blue "Like" button on the next screen and Finally,

(4) Scroll to the bottom of the next pop-up screen and click on the orange "Endorse" button.

So its as easy as click on the link above, "login" ,"Allow","Like" and "Endorse."

(5) After you do 1 through 4, just return to your Facebook homepage everyday after up to and including June 11 and click on the link on your wall and will take 10 seconds.

Please help us fund money for brain aneurysm research!

Please invite all you Facebook Friends to this event so they too can vote and help us. This is a Facebook only vote.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fibromuscular dysplasia of bilateral Iliacs with aneurysm & thrombosis


Male, with 41 years old, healthy, claudicating on exertion since 60 days, no right femoral pulse. He is a marathon’s athlete. There is a dissection on RCI, thrombosis at origin of REI, and LEI with various aneurysms. My diagnosis is fibromuscular dysplasia with aneurysm and thrombosis. There are few cases in literature: Surg Today. 2003;33(8):639-41. Isolated Iliac Artery Aneurysm Caused by Fibromuscular Dysplasia: Report of a Case J Vasc Surg 2004;40:1032-6.) Spontaneous dissection and rupture of common iliac artery in a patient with fibromuscular dysplasia: A case report and review of the literature on iliac artery dissections secondary to fibromuscular dysplasia I think that is a challenge case, because his age, bilateral disease, sub-occlusion of RII, occlusion of REI and dissection on RCI.

Contributing Member:
Dino Colli, MD
Vascular Surgery
Sao Paulo