Active Tobacco Use in Patients with Claudication Does Not Affect Outcomes Following Endovascular Interventions
With the advent of endovascular procedures, the indications for intervention in claudicants have become less strict. Many interventionalists, however, will not intervene on patients with life style limiting claudication unless they have discontinued tobacco use. Many patients are unable to comply with this goal and there is little published evidence to suggest that continued tobacco use results in poorer outcomes. We sought to determine if it is justified to deny this group of patients endovascular, potentially life style improving, procedures based upon their outcomes. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ian Schlieder, Michele Richard, Alpen Nacar, Rebecca Rieger, Amy Bethge, Soundarapandian Vijayakumar, Alan Dietzek Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Neurocognitive changes after carotid revascularization according to perfusion parameters: a meta-analysis of current literature
The objective was to undertake a systematic literature review and perform a meta-analysis to assess the effects of cerebral perfusion changes in cognitive and functional status. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Xiaoqiang Zhang, Hao Ma, Lin Li, Junjie Zou, Yuanyong Jiao, Xiwei Zhang, HongYu Yang Tags: General Review Source Type: research

Outpatient Telemedicine Program in Vascular Surgery Reduces Patient Travel Time, Cost, and Environmental Pollutant Emissions
We analyze the impact of outpatient telemedicine services on the travel burden of vascular surgery patients with regards to distance, time, and cost, as well as the emission of environmental pollutants. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Shannon Paquette, Judith C. Lin, Detroit Michigan Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

The role of delirium and other risk factors on mortality in elderly patients with critical limb ischemia undergoing major lower limb amputation
Delirium in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) is associated with increased mortality. The main goal of this study was to investigate the association between delirium and mortality in patients undergoing major lower limb amputation for CLI. In addition, other risk factors associated with mortality were analysed. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: J.P. Roijers, C.J. Hopmans, T.L. Janssen, P.G.H. Mulder, M.G. Buimer, G.H. Ho, H.G.W. de Groot, E.J. Veen, L. van der Laan Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair on Zone 2 Landing for Type B Aortic Dissection
Although thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is an effective treatment for both complicated and uncomplicated type B aortic dissection (TBAD), the occurrence of retrograde type A aortic dissection (RTAD) after TEVAR could be a disastrous complication. The aim of this study was to examine the safety of zone 2 TEVAR in the treatment of acute and subacute TBAD. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Shuhei Miura, Yoshihiko Kurimoto, Ryushi Maruyama, Takuya Wada, Mitsuhiko Konno, Yutaka Iba, Eiichiro Hatta, Akira Yamada Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

The use of antithrombotics is not beneficial for conservative management of spontaneous isolated dissection of superior mesenteric artery: A meta-analysis
This study aimed to conduct a meta-analysis, including a single-arm study, comparing the resolution rate of conservative management with versus without antithrombotics for symptomatic and asymptomatic SID-SMA. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sanghyun Ahn, Hyejin Mo, Ahram Han, Sang-Il Min, Seung-Kee Min, Jongwon Ha, Chang-Hyun Lee, Myoung-jin Jang, In Mok Jung Tags: General Review Source Type: research

Considerations Beyond Stenosis for Carotid Endarterectomy in Treating Free-Floating Thrombus of the Carotid Artery
Free-floating thrombus (FFT) of the carotid artery is an uncommon condition that can present with neurologic symptoms, often in the setting of ischemic stroke. The literature pertaining to the incidence and optimal treatment of this condition is limited. Herein we report our contemporary experience with FFT across a range of degrees of carotid stenosis. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Besher Tolaymat, Karen Irizarry, Michaella Reif, Charles B. Drucker, Brittany O. Aicher, Rajabrata Sarkar, Shahab Toursavadkohi, Thomas S. Monahan Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Towards Optimizing Risk Adjustment in the Dutch Surgical Aneurysm Audit (DSAA)
To compare hospital outcomes of aortic aneurysm surgery, casemix correction for preoperative variables is essential. Most of these variables can be deduced from mortality risk prediction models. Our aim was to identify the optimal set of preoperative variables associated with mortality in order to establish a relevant and efficient casemix model. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: N. Lijftogt, A.C. Vahl, E.M. van der Willik, V.J. Leijdekkers, M.W.J.M. Wouters, J.F. Hamming, Dutch Society of Vascular Surgery, the Steering Committee of the Dutch Surgical Aneurysm Audit and the Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Plantar Acceleration Time: A Novel technique to Evaluate Arterial Flow to the Foot
Arterial Duplex Ultrasound (DUS) and Ankle-Brachial Indices (ABI) are accepted methods for assessing lower limb arterial perfusion. However, in a significant number of diabetic patients, medial wall calcification often precludes an ABI measurement. Direct, non-invasive duplex imaging of the pedal arch in the setting of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) has not been well evaluated. While plantar arch interrogation is new to vascular ultrasound, imaging the plantar arteries appears to be a reliable angiographic technique for critical limb ischemia. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jill Sommerset, Riyad Karmy-Jones, Matthew Dally, Beejay Feliciano, Yolanda Vea, Desarom Teso Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Iliac fenestration – an alternative endovascular option for common iliac aneurysms
We report the use of manufacturer customized fenestrated iliac stent grafts to treat common iliac artery aneurysms in patients with challenging iliac anatomy, unsuitable for iliac branched devices IBDs.A 71-year-old woman presented with bilateral common iliac artery aneurysms [CIAA] measuring 44mm and 29mm and a peri-visceral abdominal aortic aneurysm [AAA]. The second patient, a 72-year old male had a 42mm CIAA and an AAA, which expanded to 50mm in short interval follow up. The contralateral internal iliac was occluded. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sebastian Mafeld, Raghuram Lakshminarayan, Cha-ney Kim, Mike Clarke, Rob Williams Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Small Saphenous Vein and Arm Vein as Bypass Grafts for Upper Extremity Ischemia
We report our experience with arm vein and SSV as a graft source in upper extremity arterial disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Patrick Nierlich, Florian Enzmann, Werner Dabernig, Julio Ellacuriaga San Martin, Fatema Akhavan, Klaus Linni, Thomas H ölzenbein Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Combination of Rotarex Thrombectomy and Drug-Coated Balloon for Treatment of Femoropopliteal Artery In-Stent Restenosis
To assess the efficacy and safety of combination of Rotarex thrombectomy and drug-coated balloon (DCB) for treatment of femoropopliteal (FP) artery in-stent restenosis (ISR). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Chuan-jun Liao, Sheng-han Song, Tan Li, Yang Zhang, Wang-de Zhang Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

What is the secondary patency of thrombosed bypasses of the lower limbs cleared by fibrinolysis in situ?
In case of acute thrombosis, lower limbs bypasses can, in certain cases, be cleared by local intra-arterial fibrinolysis (LIF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the secondary patency of thrombosed bypasses after fibrinolysis. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Tchala Kassegne, Nellie Della Schiava, Samir Henni, Patrick Feugier, Jean Picquet, Myriam Ammi Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Impact of the Supra-Aortic Trunks And Circle of Willis Patency on the Neurological Compensation During Carotid Endarterectomy
One of the most critical phases of carotid endoarterectomy is the carotid cross-clamping test which is a concrete evaluation of efficacy of collateral cerebral perfusion. Some studies revealed a strong correlation between tolerance to carotid cross-clamping and post-operative TIA/stroke complications. The aim of the study is to make a global analysis of supra-aortic trunks and Circle of Willis patency in order to predict the tolerance to carotid cross-clamping pre-operatively. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Lorenzo Gibello, Gianfranco Varetto, Flavia Spalla, Andrea Ferraris, Matteo Ripepi, Alessandra Trevisan, Fabrizio Bert, Paolo Fonio, Fabio Verzini, Pietro Rispoli Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

A network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing treatment modalities for infrapopliteal lesions in critical limb ischemia
We aimed to conduct a network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing treatment modalities for infrapopliteal lesions in critical limb ischemia. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Yang Zhou, Shaomang Lin, Zhihui Zhang, Jianbin Xiao, Wenjia Ai, Junwei Wang, Yangyong Li, Qiang Li Tags: General Review Source Type: research

Endovascular Creation of Arteriovenous Fistulae for Hemodialysis Access with a 4 Fr Device: Clinical Experience from the EASE Study
To describe our clinical experience in using a system with a 4 Fr catheter profile for endovascular creation of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) in hemodialysis patients. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Todd L. Berland, Jason Clement, Joseph Griffin, Gregory G. Westin, Adrian Ebner Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Surveillance and Management of Troponin Elevation after Vascular Surgery
To implement a quality improvement initiative of postoperative troponin surveillance algorithm aimed at intensifying medical management after vascular surgery. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mrinal Shukla, Peter W. Callas, Julie A. Lahiri, Matthew J. Alef, Friederike K. Keating, Andrew C. Stanley, Georg Steinthorsson, David J. Schneider, Daniel J. Bertges Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Prediction of Survival After 48 Hours of Intensive Unit Care Following Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – Multicentric Study for External Validation of a New Prediction Score for 30-Day Mortality
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) remains a critical life-threatening condition. We aimed to evaluate rAAA management in our centre focusing on predictors of mortality at 48 hours of intensive care unit (ICU) and to develop a new mortality prediction score considering data at 48 hours post-procedure. External validation of the modified score with patient data from independent Vascular Surgery Centres was subsequently pursued. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Andreia Coelho, Miguel Lobo, J. Pedro Brand ão, Clara Nogueira, Erik Tournoij, Vincent Jongkind, Otmar Wikkeling, Alba Mendez Fernández, Jorge Fernández Noya, Jacinta Campos, Rita Augusto, Nuno Coelho, Ana Carolina Semião, João Pedro Ribeiro, Alexand Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Investigation of the incidence of perioperative pulmonary embolism in patients with below-knee deep venous thrombosis following lower extremity fracture and evaluation of retrievable inferior vena cava filter deployment in these patients
To investigate and compare the incidence of perioperative pulmonary embolism (PE) in trauma patients with below-knee deep vein thrombosis (BKDVT) and with above-knee DVT(AKDVT) who need major orthopedic surgery and evaluate the usage of inferior vena cava IVC filters in these cases with BKDVT. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ye Pan, Jiacai Mei, Lei Wang, Mingzhe Shao, Jian Zhang, Haisheng Wu, Jun Zhao Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Single-stage Treatment of Angiojet Rheolytic Thrombectomy and Stenting for Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome with Secondary Acute Iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis
We sought to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of single-stage endovascular treatment with Angiojet rheolytic thrombectomy followed by stenting for iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS) with secondary acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Yuefeng Zhu, Lubin Li, Zhenjie Liu, Xiujun Cai Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

External Iliac Artery to Tibial Arteries Vein Graft for Inaccessible Femoral Artery
We report our experience with external iliac artery to the infrapopliteal vessels vein grafts when the endovascular treatment fails. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Paolo Sapienza, Andrea Mingoli, Antonio V. Sterpetti, Paolo Rubino, Daniele Crocetti, Raffaele Grande, Ciro Ferrer, Raffaele Serra, Elvira Tartaglia Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

SVC port catheter tip confirmation: quantified formula for intravascular catheter length versus anatomic landmark reference
Adequate tip location is crucial for intravenous port implantation because it can minimize catheter-related complications. Adequate tip location cannot be observed directly and needs to be confirmed by imaging tools. A quantified intravascular catheter length formula has been proposed and we attempt to compare its clinical effectiveness with anatomic landmark references. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ching-Yang Wu, Jui-Ying Fu, Ching-Feng Wu, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Chi-Tsung Wen, Chia-Hui Cheng, Yun-Hen Liu, Po-Jen Ko Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Large diameter ( ≥29 mm) proximal aortic necks are associated with increased complication rates after endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm
To investigate the impact of proximal aortic diameter on outcome after endovascular repair (EVAR) of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: George Kouvelos, Konstantinos Spanos, Petroula Nana, Stylianos Koutsias, Nikolaos Rousas, Athanasios Giannoukas, Miltiadis Matsagkas Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Anticoagulant Effect of Standard Dose Heparin During Peripheral Endovascular Intervention
The objective of this clinical study was to investigate the anticoagulant effect of standard fixed dose of heparin during endovascular intervention in the lower extremity arteries. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Emelie Nissborg, Carl-Magnus Wahlgren Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Design of The PReferences for Open Versus Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (PROVE-AAA) Trial
With the introduction of EVAR more than twenty years ago, patients with AAA were presented with a new option for a treatment wherein they left the hospital in days rather than weeks, and recovered back to their usual activities in weeks rather than months. However, with these new opportunities came new challenges, such as the concept of an intraluminally repaired aortic aneurysm as a “chronic disease” which requires surveillance, and potentially have complications from endoleaks, limb thrombosis, or delayed rupture requiring further testing and costly interventions. With these choices emerges an opportunity to ...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jesse A. Columbo, Ravinder Kang, Emily L. Spangler, Karina Newhall, Benjamin S. Brooke, Hasan Dosluoglu, Eugene S. Lee, Joseph D. Raffetto, Peter K. Henke, Gale S. Tang, Leila Mureebe, Panagoitis Kougias, Jason Johanning, Shipra Arya, Salvatore T. Scali, Tags: General Review Source Type: research

The Effect of Left Renal Vein Division on Renal Function following Open Abdominal Aortic Surgery using Propensity Score Matching Analysis
Open surgery of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) or aortic iliac occlusive disease (AIOD) sometimes require left renal vein division (LRVD) to gain adequate exposure of the abdominal aorta. The aim of this study is the effect of LRVD on the postoperative renal function using propensity score matching (PSM). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Byeoung-Hoon Chung, Ji-Hee Kang, Seon-Hee Heo, Yang-Jin Park, Young-Wook Kim, Shin-Young Woo, Dong-Ik Kim Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Early Results of Duplex Guided Trans-Radial Artery Fistuloplasties
This study aims to evaluate the short-term complications of using the radial artery as an access for BAM procedures and fisutloplasties. Trans-radial access was used preferentially with multiple lesions in the AVF that were difficult to access with a single venous puncture. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ahmad Alsheekh, Anil Hingorani, Afsha Aurshina, Pavel Kibrik, Jesse Chait, Enrico Ascher Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Guidewire loop dissection technique for filter strut endothelialization
Complex inferior vena cava (IVC) filter retrieval was usually in need of advanced techniques. Filter strut endothelialization without tilt of the filter was still one of the challenges. Therefore, we would like to describe the guidewire loop dissection technique, which required no extra equipment, to solve the problem. A 53-year-old male had IVC filter for 8 months. Venogram showed no tilt of the apex and endothelialization of struts. The hook was snared but the filter cannot be retrieved. A fine guidewire was then advanced and formed a loop between the strut and caval wall. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Chenyang Qiu, Yangyan He, Yilang Xiang, Ziheng Wu, Qianqian Zhu, Hongkun Zhang, Xiaohui Wang Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Repair of Isolated Innominate Artery Pathology with a Modified Endovascular Graft
We report a series of three cases of successful management of innominate artery injuries using an off-label, modified Zenith ESLE stent graft (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN). Two patients presented with pseudoaneurysms after attempted central venous catheterization, and one patient developed a tracheo-innominate fistula. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Brent Safran, Karan Garg, Larry Scher, Saadat Shariff, Evan Lipsitz Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Recurrent Superior Mesenteric Artery Stent Fracture
Ostial stenosis of the Superior Mesenteric Artery (SMA) is usually a benign finding due to the significant collateralization inherent with visceral vessels. There is a subset of patient ’s however with significant atherosclerotic disease leading to insitu thrombosis and subsequent mesenteric ischemia requiring intervention. Over the last twenty years, management of mesenteric ischemia - acute or chronic, has transitioned from an open embolectomy or bypass, to an endovascular firs t approach involving angioplasty and stenting. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: J. Eli Robins, Zane Young, Roan J. Glocker, Michael C. Stoner, Adam J. Doyle Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

The Advantages of Using Intraoperative Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography for Upper Extremity Arteriovenous Malformation: A Case Report
Vascular anomaly is a general term that includes all vascular malformations, vascular tumors and other congenital vascular defects. Vascular malformation is the most common term, and it describes blood vessels that are abnormally formed at birth. Vascular malformations can develop in any part of the body. The most common location is in the lower extremities. Vascular malformations involve arteries, veins or lymphatic vessels or a combination of these. Our patient was a 22 years old man with an arteriovenous malformation in his left forearm. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Hakan Akbayrak, Ömer Faruk Çiçek, Atilla Orhan, Mustafa Büyükateş Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Streptococcus pneumoniae as a cause of mycotic and infected aneurysms in patients without respiratory features: challenging diagnoses aided by 16S PCR
Streptococcus pneumoniae is considered a rare cause of mycotic aneurysms. The microbiological diagnosis of mycotic aneurysms can be difficult and many patients have negative blood culture results. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Christopher Seet, Teresa Szyszko, Ranmith Perera, Tommaso Donati, Bijan Modarai, Sanjay Patel, Mark Tyrrell, Morad Sallam, Rachel Bell, Nicholas Price, Oliver Lyons Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Back-table modified aortic endograft deployed via “innominate bounce” technique for management of a Zone 0 Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm
This report describes a case of back-table modification of a thoracic aortic stent graft successfully deployed using an “innominate-bounce” technique. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: John M. Moriarty, Raj Shah, Anthony N. Hage, Ravi N. Srinivasa, Jamil A. Aboulhosn Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Outcome of Endovascular Approach for Management of Thoracic Aortic Thrombus
This study details experience on the use of an endovascular technique for the management of TAT with a stent graft in five cases. Four of the cases were diagnosed with aortic arch thrombus, and one was diagnosed with distal descending aortic thrombus. All patients were females with age ranging from 44 to 71 years. Arterial embolism was the main clinical finding in most cases, which involved the upper extremities (n=1) and cerebral embolism (n=3), while one patient was asymptomatic. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Reda Jamjoom, Mohammad Zagzoog, Salma Sait Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Management of iatrogenic bladder injury due to vascular surgery: case report and literature review
We report an unusual case of a 53-year-old male patient, previously undergone an extra-anatomic right-to-left ilio-femoral bypass graft (IFG), who has developed gross hematuria after 4 months. The cystoscopic examination revealed a wall injury due to the presence of the graft crossing the bladder. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Claudio Vincenzoni, Simona Sica, Marco Natola, Emilio Sacco, Angelo Totaro, Pierfrancesco Bassi, Yamume Tshomba Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Superior Mesenteric Artery Thrombosis Following Necrotizing Pancreatitis
In this report, we present a case of acute superior mesenteric artery thrombosis secondary to necrotizing pancreatitis following a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The patient was successfully treated with catheter-direct thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jesse Chait, Eric Duffy, Natalie Marks, Sareh Rajaee, Anil Hingorani, Enrico Ascher Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Aspiration Thrombectomy-Assisted Endovascular Retrieval of an Embolized Angio-Seal Device Causing Claudication
This report describes Angio-Seal polymer anchor embolization to the tibioperoneal trunk successfully retrieved using the 8-French Indigo Aspiration System. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Albert Jiao, Daryl Goldman, Jawad Hussain, Rajiv N. Srinivasa, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Joseph J. Gemmete, Ravi N. Srinivasa Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Multiple Overlapping Stent Implantation Combined with Coil Embolization for a Suprarenal Aortic Pseudoaneurysm with Impending Rupture in a Patient with Beh çet’s Disease
We report the treatment of a suprarenal abdominal aortic pseudoaneurysm in a patient with Behçet’s disease via multiple overlapping stent implantation combined with coil embolization which was performed in a subacute fashion because of impending rup ture of the pseudoaneurysm. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Yifan Liu, Tianyue Pan, Kai Hou, Zhihui Dong, Weiguo Fu Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Hemodynamic analysis to assist treatment strategies in complex visceral arterial pathologies. Case-report from pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm with superior mesenteric artery occlusion
Pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms (PDAA) with occlusion of superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are extremely rare. In the current study, we used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to analyze the hemodynamics of a patient specific PDAA with occlusion of SMA preoperatively, and then decide its treatment strategy in terms of the potential post-operative hemodynamics. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Tinghui Zheng, Da Li, Chijun Wei, Jichun Zhao, Ding Yuan Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of popliteal artery occlusion caused by ruptured supera interwoven nitinol stent
We present a case of P2 popliteal segment thrombosis secondary to Supera stent fracture. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Enrique M. San Norberto, Liliana A. Fidalgo- Domingos, Irene Garc ía-Saiz, James Taylor, Carlos Vaquero Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Endovascular Treatment of a Carotid Pseudoaneurysm Using the New Double-Layer Micromesh Stent (Roadsaver ®)
Pseudoaneurysm (PA) formation after carotid endarterctomy (CEA) is a very uncommon but dangerous complication, potentially responsible of cerebral embolism or rupture. So, the PA treatment is imperative. Until few years ago, the treatment of choice was represented by open surgical repair, with an higher mortality and morbidity rate than primary operation. Actually, the advancements in endovascular procedures allows the surgeon the possibility to recur to a less invasive approach in presence of an adequate anatomy, reducing the risk of cranial nerve injuries. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mafalda Massara, Stefano Notarstefano, Giovanni De Caridi, Raffaele Serra, Roberto Prunella, Giovanni Impedovo Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Varicose veins of the lower extremity secondary to tricuspid regurgitation
Pulsating varicose veins are a rare clinical finding and are mainly derived from tricuspid regurgitation or right heart failure. The precise causes and optimal treatment of this phenomenon have been poorly recorded in the literature. Here, we described a 56-year-old woman who presented to our medical center with the presence of bilateral varicose veins, heaviness, and edema in her lower limbs. The duplex revealed an arterial-like pulsating flow in the superficial and deep veins of the lower extremities, in addition to severe tricuspid regurgitation. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Xiangtao Li, Yaping Feng, Yong Liu, Fuxian Zhang Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Distal Extended EndoVascular Aortic Repair (DEEVAR) Petticoat: a modified technique to improve false lumen remodeling in acute type B aortic dissection
Data from the literature suggests that in patients with acute, complicated type B aortic dissection (cTBAD) initial successful treatment with Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR) is not necessarily associated with favorable remodeling of the dissected aorta during follow-up and long-term results indicate that TEVAR failed to completely suppress false lumen patency. Sealing of all relevant distal re-entries, infrarenal and/or iliac, seems to be the key issue to induce total false lumen thrombosis in abdominal aorta as well as the iliac arteries, especially in complicated patients presenting with malperfusion or com...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: A.L.C. Molinari, E. Leo, M. Ferraresi, S.A. Ferrari, A. Terzi, S. Sommaruga, G. Rossi Tags: Selected Technique Source Type: research

Conformability and Efficacy of the Zenith Spiral Z Leg Compared with the Zenith Flex Leg in Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
To compare the outcome of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) using the Zenith Spiral Z leg (ZSLE) versus the Zenith Flex leg (TFLE). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - May 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Shinichi Iwakoshi, Takahiro Nakai, Shigeo Ichihashi, Takashi Inoue, Shoji Sakaguchi, Tomoaki Hirose, Nobuoki Tabayashi, Amelia Clair Watkins, Kimihiko Kichikawa Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

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Many different patterns under a common flag: aortic pathology in HIV. Review of case reports in literature
Availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV has prolonged life expectancy of patients but has also increased the incidence of non AIDS comorbid conditions. Among these, there are cardiovascular disease, and aortic involvement has been described in HIV patients in the form of aortitis, aneurysm or dissection. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - April 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Valeria Silvestri, Gabriella D ’Ettorre, Cristian Borrazzo, Rita Mele Tags: General Review Source Type: research