Endarterectomy For Isolated Atherosclerotic Lesions Of The Politeal Artery
In the endovascular era, angioplasty has grown a large place in the treatment of peripheral artery disease. Few studies have been focused in short atherosclerotic lesions of the popliteal artery itself, which remain for many surgeons a critical zone for the technical approach decision. We herein describe simple techniques of popliteal endarterectomy for the treatment of short popliteal occlusive disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Antoine Gaudin, J érémie Jayet, Victor Decaix, Jean Michel Davaine, Thibault Couture, Julien Gaudric, Laurent Chiche, Fabien Koskas Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Timing of thoracic outlet decompression following thrombolysis for primary upper extremity deep venous thrombosis. A systematic review
The optimal timing of decompression surgery following thrombolysis in patients with primary upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) is still a matter of debate. This systematic review compares the safety and efficacy of early intervention versus postponed intervention in patients with primary UEDVT. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: R.J.C.M.F. de Kleijn, L. Schropp, J. Westerink, G.J. De Borst, B.J. Petri Tags: General Review Source Type: research

The role of routine ultrasound surveillance after in-situ infrainguinal peripheral vein-bypass for critical limb threatening ischaemia
To evaluate systematic duplex ultrasound (DUS) surveillance of patients treated with in situ great saphenous vein bypass (ISSVB) due to critical limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Lasse Fisker, Jonas Eiberg, Henrik Sillesen, Martin Lawaetz Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Directional Atherectomy of the Common Femoral Artery: Complications and outcomes
We present our initial experience using DA and suggest changes that may, based on our practice, improve outcomes. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Picazo Fernando, Kwok CH Ricky, Hockley Joseph A, Garbowski Marek W, Samuelson Shaun, Jansen Shirley J Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Aortic transection following blunt abdominal trauma in a child.
We present a case of a 14-year-old boy who sustained a partial transection of the infrarenal aorta with a lumbar chance fracture and small bowel injury following a motor vehicle accident. Repair was performed with bowel resection followed by Dacron graft interposition. We reviewed the literature on BAAI in children with a focus on the method of repair of these injuries. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Shivik Patel, Claudie McArthur Sheahan, Danielle D. Fontenot, Malachi Gerard Sheahan Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Malignant Transformation of Non-healing Ulcer - Basal Cell Carcinoma
We discuss the rare case of a 72 year old female with a history of a non-healing lower extremity ulcer that was biopsied revealing malignant transformation to basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Although basal cell carcinoma is the most common malignancy worldwide, malignant transformation of non-healing wounds are more often associated with squamous cell carcinoma. Current literature estimates the rate of BCC arising from venous stasis ulcer to occur between 1.5-15%. When diagnosed early, BCC can have cure rates of up to 95%. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Michael Nicoara, Kevin Bain, Ronak Patel, Omkaar Jaikaran, Anil Hingorani, Enrico Asher Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Iliac Remote Endarterectomy To Restore Circulation In A Patient With Infected Aorto-femoral And Axillo-bifemoral Bypasses
We report a case of a patient who underwent a two-stage operation that included a right obturator bypass with left iliac remote endarterectomy followed by removal of an infected previously failed, aorto-right-femoral and right axillo-bifemoral bypass reconstructions. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Kenneth R. Nakazawa, Melissa Baldwin, Shivani Kumar, David J. Finlay Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Occlusion of the Celiac Artery During Endovascular Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair is Associated with Increased Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality
Some studies suggest celiac artery coverage during elective endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair is safe given sufficient collateralization of visceral organ perfusion from the superior mesenteric artery. However, there is concern that celiac artery coverage may lead to increased risk of foregut or spinal cord ischemia with an attendant increased risk of mortality. We sought to investigate rates of bowel ischemia, spinal cord ischemia and 30-day mortality associated with celiac artery coverage during TEVAR and complex EVAR. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ryan W. King, Ryan Gedney, Jean Marie Ruddy, Elizabeth A. Genovese, Thomas E. Brothers, Ravi K. Veeraswamy, Mathew D. Wooster Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Arterial reconstruction for patients with chronic limb ischemia improves ambulatory function and health related quality of life
Arterial reconstruction (AR) for limb ischemia may improve ambulatory function (AF) and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). However, the efficacy of AR in terms of HR-QoL varies in studies, probably because of cohort differences in disease severity, hemodynamic outcomes, and observation duration. We assessed HR-QoL for patients with various severities of ischemia in a 3-year observational study (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Tadahiro Sasajima, Yumi Sasajima, Kohhei Akazawa, Yukihiro Saito Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

How should aortic remodelling be defined?
We read with great interest the study of Kazimierczak et al. Dealing with effects of Extended PETTICOAT Technique on aortic remodelling in patients with acute type 3B (AT3B) dissection.1 As the authors mentioned, the aneurysmatic process on going from conventional follow-up is a serious problem about complicated AT3B or Stanford type B (STB) dissections.To decrease this process, Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) is being used. The main arguement to assess the efficiency of this technique is aortic remodelling. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Orhan Gokalp, Nihan Karakas Yesilkaya, Yuksel Besir, Hasan Iner, Gamze Gokalp, Levent Yilik, Ali Gurbuz Source Type: research

Spinal cord ischemia rescue after hybrid total arch repair with frozen elephant trunk: A case report
In this report, we describe a case of spinal cord ischemia resulting in paralysis following frozen elephant trunk repair. Our spinal cord ischemia protocol was implemented and rescued the patient from paraplegia. We report a dedicated spinal cord ischemia protocol that can rescue patients from paraplegia following hybrid arch repair with frozen elephant trunk. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Alexander D. Leung, Peter B. Bartline, Charles W. Acher, Dai Yamanouchi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Higher Long-Term Mortality with Carotid Artery Stenting in Asymptomatic Male Compared to Female Patients in the Southeastern Vascular Study Group
To review the sex differences among symptomatic and asymptomatic patients treated with carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid stenting (CAS) in the Southeastern Vascular Study Group (SEVSG), a regional quality group of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Erben Y, Li Y, Da Rocha-Franco JA, Tawk RG, Barrett KM, Freeman WD, Lin M, Miller D, Farres H, Brott TG, Meschia JF, Hakaim AG Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Retroperitoneal hematoma caused by suprarenal stent perforation two years after Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft implantation.
We report a case of symptomatic retroperitoneal hematoma due to aortic perforation by free flow barbs of Ovation Prime stent graft. The patient was successfully treated by celiac trunk embolization and aortic cuff placement. The patient was discharge with no further treatment. At 3 months follow-up, no complications were detected. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrea Siani, Stefano Bartoli, Federico Accrocca, Tommaso Castrucci, Gianluca Smedile, Roberto Gabrielli Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Light-induced amaurosis – a case report and brief literature review.
Light induced amaurosis is a rare manifestation of symptomatic carotid artery disease. Unlike amaurosis fugax, which is often attributed to embolic phenomenon associated with carotid artery disease, light induced amaurosis has been associated with reduced perfusion to the eye, secondary to carotid artery disease, leading to retinal ischemia. The case described here is that of a 67-year-old male with bilateral vision loss in response to bright light. Imaging revealed severe internal carotid stenosis on the right and occlusion of the internal carotid artery on the left. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jason Tsai, Bala Ramanan, J. Gregory Modrall, Paul W. Hurd, Shirling Tsai Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

An updated physician workforce model predicts a shortage of vascular surgeons for the next 20 years
Concern regarding the adequacy of the vascular surgery workforce persists. We aimed to predict future vascular surgery workforce size and capacity using contemporary data on the U.S. population and number, productivity, and practice patterns of vascular surgeons. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Michael R. Go, Wendelyn M. Oslock, David P. Way, Holly E. Baselice, Robert M. Tamer, K. Craig Kent, Thomas E. Williams, Bhagwan Satiani Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Staged treatment for an unusual case of median arcuate ligament syndrome caused by compression of the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries
We report the unusual presentation of a patient with median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) and compression of both the celiac artery (CA) and the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). He underwent a staged treatment. First, a laparoscopic release of the median arcuate ligament was performed. In the second stage, due to persistent post-prandial pain, the SMA was stented resulting in complete symptom relief. Recognizing this rare anatomical presentation is very important to avoiding MALS misdiagnosis and providing the appropriate staged treatment. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Tony Shao, Naixin Kang, Hilene DeAmorim, Jorge Rey, Arash Bornak Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Predictors of major adverse limb events after open forefoot amputation in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia
Management of patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) and extensive foot necrosis presents a challenge for limb salvage. Our study evaluates preoperative risk factors that contributed to durability and efficacy of limb salvage after open transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) in patients with critical limb threatening ischemia. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Louis L. Zhang, Nllely Saldana-Ruiz, Ramsey Elsayed, David G. Armstrong, Gregory A. Magee, Aria C. Woods, Leonardo C. Clavijo, Vincent L. Rowe Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Inferior Vena Cava Reconstruction in Symptomatic Patients Using Palmaz Stents: A Retrospective Single-Center Experience
The use of stents for treating central venous occlusion is well described. Limited evidence exists related to Palmaz balloon-expandable stent use in inferior vena cava reconstruction. We analyzed patency and complication rates following inferior vena cava reconstruction using Palmaz stents. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: L.-X. Barrette, S. McLaughlin, A.Z. Vance, S.O. Trerotola, M.C. Soulen, D. Sudheendra, M.S. Dagli, J.W. Redmond, T.W.I. Clark Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Industry Compensation To  Physician Vascular Specialist Authors Of Highly Cited Aortic Aneurysm Manuscripts
Industry compensation may influence physician attitudes toward medical devices and products. Disclosure of industry compensation by authors of manuscripts is often left up to authors themselves and is not routinely audited. The purpose of this analysis was to characterize industry compensation among highly cited research studies related to AA. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Tiffany R. Bellomo, Charles Hwang, Gloria Kim, Nick Osborne, James Stanley, Matthew A. Corriere Source Type: research

An Apple A Day Keeps The Hospital Away: Food Deserts Are Associated With 30-day Readmission After Revascularization For Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia
This study hypothesized that living in a Food Desert would be associated with 30-day readmission in patients undergoing revascularization for chronic limb threatening ischemia (CLTI). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Eric Smith, Joel Ramirez, Bian Wu, Devin Zarkowsky, Warren Gasper, Michael Conte, James Iannuzzi Source Type: research

Contemporary Practices and Complications Of Surgery For Thoracic Outlet Syndrome In The United States
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) surgery is relatively rare and controversial given a wide range of outcomes. Our aims were to measure trends in utilization of TOS surgery, complications, and mortality rates in a nationally representative cohort and compare higher- versus lower-volume centers. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Elizabeth L. George, Kara A. Rothenberg, Thuy-Vy Ho, Shipra Arya, Hugh A. Gelabert, Jason T. Lee Source Type: research

Vascular Surgeons Care for Increasingly Complex Patients Despite Decreasing Reimbursements: A Decade Of Trends In Over 5 Million Patients
Clinical experience suggests that vascular surgeons care for medically complex patients. Despite increasingly intensive care, policies have led to diminishing reimbursements. We herein analyze a decade of trends in medical comorbidities of vascular patients and their relationship with outcomes and reimbursement. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Rameen S. Moridzadeh, Yas Sanaiha, Josef Madrigal, Peyman Benharash, Donald T. Baril Source Type: research

Increased Re-intervention Following Infrainguinal Revascularization For Chronic Limb-threatening Ischemia In Women
To determine if there are gender-based differences in major adverse limb events following revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI), and to identify potential causative factors. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Bian Wu, Devin Zarkowsky, Elizabeth Lancaster, Joel Ramirez, Alexander Reyzelman, Warren Gasper, Michael Conte, Jade Hiramoto Source Type: research

Peri-procedural Outcomes in Patients On Chronic Anticoagulation Undergoing Fistulograms
The management of anti-thrombotic therapy with warfarin in patients undergoing fistulograms and possible interventions is controversial and can be difficult due to lack of adequate outpatient bridging options. Our goal was to assess peri-procedural outcomes of patients with different anticoagulation management strategies undergoing fistulogram. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Lucero Paredes, Nkiruka Arinze, Denise Garofalo, Scott R. Levin, Rajendran Vilvendhan, Alik Farber, Douglas W. Jones, Jeffrey Siracuse Source Type: research

Female Sex Portends Worse Long-term Survival After Open Type I-III Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repair
Although outcomes following infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery are worse in females, sex-specific differences in outcomes following open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm(TAAA) surgery are less clear. The goal of this study was to identify sex-based disparities in short and long-term outcomes after open type I-III TAAA surgery. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Christopher A. Latz, Laura Boitano, Linda J. Wang, Elizabeth Chou, Charles DeCarlo, Anna A. Pendleton, Jahan Mohebali, Mark Conrad Source Type: research

A Novel Approach to Limb  Salvage: Healing Transmetatarsal Amputations Without A Viable Plantar Flap
The lack of viable plantar flap in patients undergoing trans-metatarsal amputation (TMA) has been considered an indication for below knee amputation (BKA). In an effort to reduce limb loss in this patient population, we sought to review our experience with limb salvage in patients with an open, guillotine TMA. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Janell Holloway, Kimberly Lauer, Nikhil Kansal, Frederic Bongard, Ashley Miller Source Type: research

Prevalence and Outcomes Of Endovascular Infrapopliteal Interventions For Intermittent Claudication
This study seeks to evaluate the prevalence and outcomes of PVI at the infrapopliteal level for IC. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Clarence H. Mullins, Zdenek Novak, John C. Axley, Danielle C. Sutzko, Emily L. Spangler, Benjamin J. Pearce, Mark A. Patterson, Marc A. Passman, Adam W. Beck, Graeme E. McFarland Source Type: research

Upper Arm Arteriovenous Grafts Are Superior Over Forearm Arteriovenous Grafts in Upper Extremity Dialysis Access
In this study, we compared the outcomes of forearm AVGs and upper arm AVG. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Rueshil Fadia, Chyi Chyi Chong, Scott Berman, Jeffrey J. Siracuse, Denis Rybin, Wei Zhou, Tze-Woei Tan Source Type: research

Pediatric Renal Artery Stenosis: A 19 Year Experience in Management And Outcomes At A Tertiary Pediatric Hospital
Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is an uncommon cause of pediatric hypertension. Guidelines for the work up and management have not been established. The most widely reported etiology of pediatric renovascular disease has been fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD); however, other etiologies including middle aortic syndrome (MAS) and vasculitides have been described. We reviewed cases of radiologically identified pediatric RAS and describe etiologies, management, and long term clinical outcomes in our patients. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Hans K. Boggs, Sharon C. Kiang, Ahmed M. Abou-Zamzam, Paul Miller, Ellie Rickards, Roger T. Tomihama Source Type: research

Plantar Flexion Induced Entrapment of The Dorsalis Pedis Artery In A Teenaged Cross-country Runner
We describe the case of a 17-year-old female presenting with foot pain upon plantar flexion due to dorsalis pedis artery entrapment. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Leighton T. McCabe, Jason W. Stoneback, Jeniann A. Yi, William R. Hiatt, Mary K. Jesse, Max V. Wohlauer Source Type: research

Vascular Surgeons Carry an Increasing Responsibility In The Management Of Lower Extremity Vascular Trauma
There is preliminary evidence that vascular surgeons are increasingly relied on nationally to assist with the management of lower extremity vascular trauma. Current trauma center verification, however, does not require any level of vascular surgery coverage. We sought to assess practice patterns regarding vascular surgery consultation and temporal trends in the surgical management of these patients. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Siddhant Parihar, Ravi Rajani Source Type: research

Practice Patterns of Vascular Surgery's "1%"
Public attention on healthcare spending has increased focus on variation in practice patterns and overutilization of high-cost services. Mainstream news reports have revealed that a small number of providers account for a disproportionate amount of total Medicare payments. Here, we explore variation in Medicare payments among vascular surgeons, and compare practice patterns of the most highly reimbursed surgeons to the rest of the workforce. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: William W. Sheaffer, Samuel R. Money, Victor J. Davila, Ina Y. Soh, Matthew D. Breite, William M. Stone, Andrew J. Meltzer Source Type: research

Regional Market Competition Is Associated with Aneurysm Diameter At Time Of EVAR
Local market competition has been previously associated with more aggressive surgical decision making. For example, more local competition for organs is associated with acceptance of lower quality kidney offers in transplant surgery. We hypothesized that market competition would be associated with size of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) at time of elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Courtenay Holscher, M. Libby Weaver, James H. Black, Christopher Abularrage, Ying Wei Lum, Devin Zarkowsky, Caitlin Hicks Source Type: research

Flow Diversion: A Novel Technique In The Management Of Aneurysmal False Lumen In Chronic Type B Aortic Dissection
Persistent false lumen (FL) perfusion following TEVAR for chronic Type B aortic dissection (cTBAD) is predictive of aneurysmal degeneration and poor outcomes. Several methods exist that attempt to achieve false lumen thrombosis (e.g., coil embolization, Knickerbocker, candy-plug). In the following, we present a novel method to achieve FL thrombosis by excluding aneurysmal changes and diverting FL flow to a nearby branch vessel. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Motahar Hosseini, David N. Blitzer, Anahita Ghazi, Shahab Toursavadkohi Source Type: research

Endovascular Repair of Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Using Transfemoral Frame-Coiling Under Total Cerebral Protection
Ascending aortic pseudoaneurysms (AAP) are associated with prior cardiac surgery. Although most commonly incidental, they can present with compression or rupture. Surgery is challenging given its likely reoperative nature. Various transcatheter therapies are associated with a considerable risk for neuroembolic complications. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeanette Man, Mel J. Sharafuddin Source Type: research

Midaortic Syndrome with Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease And Venous Stasis Ulceration
A 14-year-old female with mid-aortic syndrome, aorto-iliac occlusion, two-drug hypertension, solitary kidney, and right leg hemi-hypertrophy was referred for a progressive chronic non-healing left lower extremity supra-malleolar wound. She had bilateral lower extremity claudication with vigorous exercise. Left femoral/pedal pulses were absent and ABIs reduced. CTA revealed infrarenal aorto-iliac atresia with reconstitution of the right iliac bifurcation and left CFA. She had a persistent sciatic artery associated with distal popliteal ectasia (Figure 1). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Anna M. Boniakowski, Bobby Beaulieu, Jonathan L. Eliason, Dawn Coleman Source Type: research

Comparison of Atherectomy And Balloon Angioplasty For Isolated Femoro-popliteal Revascularization
This study compares the outcomes of atherectomy to balloon angioplasty for treatment of isolated femoro-popliteal disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Arash Fereydooni, Halbert Bai, Haoran Zhuo, Yawei Zhang, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar Source Type: research

Ruptured AAA Patients Treated with EVAR Off-IFU Demonstrate Lower In-hospital Survival Than Those With On-IFU Repair
Choosing endovascular surgery to treat a rAAA patient often occurs despite concerning anatomic information. We hypothesized that rEVAR outside IFU would demonstrate in-hospital survival no different from patients treated on-IFU or with an infrarenal clamp during open repair. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Devin S. Zarkowsky, Joel L. Ramirez, Courtenay M. Holscher, Philip P. Goodney, Mahmoud B. Malas, James C. Iannuzzi, Max Wohlauer, Caitlin W. Hicks Source Type: research

Utility of The Mangled Extremity Severity Score In Predicting Amputation In Military Lower Extremity Arterial Injury
Effective amputation prediction may help inform appropriate early limb salvage efforts in military lower extremity (LE) arterial injury. The Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS) is the most commonly applied system for early amputation prediction but its utility in military trauma is unknown. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: David W. Schechtman, Thomas J. Walters, David S. Kauvar Source Type: research

The Triple Wire Technique For Delivery Of Endovascular Components In Difficult Anatomy
We describe a novel endovascular technique in which three 0.014 ” guidewires are placed in parallel through an 0.035” lumen catheter, in order to create a stiff platform to allow for delivery of 0.035” profile devices through challenging anatomy. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jordan R. Stern, Benjamin D. Colvard, Jason T. Lee, Christopher P. Cheng Source Type: research

Outcomes Following Urgent Fenestrated-Branched Endovascular Repair for Pararenal And Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms
To evaluate outcomes following urgent or emergent fenestrated-branched endovascular aortic repair (F-BEVAR) for pararenal (PRA) and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) in patients considered high-risk for open repair. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Joedd H. Biggs, Emanuel R. Tenorio, Randall R. DeMartino, Bernardo C. Mendes, Gustavo S. Oderich Source Type: research

Re-evaluating The Need for Routine Coverage Of The Left Subclavian Artery In Thoracic Blunt Aortic Injury
Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) is the treatment of choice for thoracic blunt aortic injury (TBAI) with a 20mm proximal seal zone recommended based on aneurysmal disease literature, often requiring coverage of the left subclavian artery (LSA). The aim of this study was to analyze our experience with TEVAR for TBAI and evaluate whether 20mm is required to achieve successful remodeling. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Nicolas A. Stafforini, Niten Singh, Benjamin W. Starnes, Nam T. Tran, Elina Quiroga Source Type: research

Paclitaxel-coated Peripheral Arterial Devices Are Associated with Reduced Mortality In Younger Patients
Paclitaxel-coated devices have been linked to a possible risk of increased mortality. Our objective was to compare patient age on the outcomes of treatment with paclitaxel vs uncoated-devices to analyze long-term mortality. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Alexander H. King, Ravi N. Ambani, Jones P. Thomas, Saideep Bose, Karem C. Harth, Virginia L. Wong, Jae S. Cho, Vikram S. Kashyap, Norman H. Kumins Source Type: research

Effects of Continued Dual Antiplatelet Therapy On Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events After Carotid Artery Stenting
Current guidelines recommend dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for at least one month after Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS). The effects of maintained dual antiplatelet therapy after CAS have yet to be examined. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Nathan Belkin, Benjamin M. Jackson, Paul J. Foley, Scott M. Damrauer, Ronald M. Fairman, Grace J. Wang Source Type: research

Endovascular Embolization Techniques in A Swine Model Of Fatal Uncontrolled Solid Organ Hemorrhage And Coagulopathy
Endovascular embolization is increasingly used in traumatic hemorrhage and other applications. No endovascular-capable translational models exist and coagulopathy ’s effect on embolization techniques is unknown. We developed a coagulation-adaptable solid organ hemorrhage model for investigation of embolization techniques. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: David S. Kauvar, David W. Schechtman, Sarah B. Thomas, Rodolfo J. DeGuzman, Irene A. Polykratis, Malcolm D. Prince, Bijan S. Kheirabadi, Michael A. Dubick Source Type: research

Ascending Lumbar Vein Angioplasty and Stenting to Improve Lower Extremity Venous Drainage in the Setting of Ipsilateral Common Iliac Vein Occlusion
Iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis(IFDVT) can result in the post-thrombotic syndrome(PTS) with catheter directed thrombolysis(CDT) aiming to reduce the development and/or severity of PTS. After reduction of thrombus burden with thrombolysis any underlying anatomic venous abnormalities should be addressed. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Hunter Ray, Stuart Harlin Source Type: research

Hybrid Endovascular and Open Surgical Approach To An Acute Type-A Aortic Dissection In A Pregnant Female With Marfan Syndrome
Acute aortic dissection can represent one of the most complex diseases treated by vascular surgeons. Presented is a 39-year-old female with Marfan Syndrome and previous aortic interventions with acute type-A aortic dissection complicated by visceral and cerebral malperfusion. The case was further complicated by twin pregnancy, active anticoagulation for mechanical aortic valve, ectopia lentis syndrome of the right eye and TIA involving the left eye, and rupture of the remaining native ascending aorta requiring cardiopulmonary bypass and hypothermic circulatory arrest with a 26-week twin pregnancy. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Spencer Hansen, John Eidt, Charles Roberts Source Type: research

Pharmacologic Therapy Is Not Associated with Stroke Prevention In Patients With Isolated Blunt Vertebral Artery Injury
This study seeks to evaluate the efficacy of medical therapy in preventing strokes for isolated VAI. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Amit Pujari, Christopher R. Ramos, Jonathan Nguyen, Ravi R. Rajani, Jaime Benarroch-Gampel Source Type: research

An Endovascular First Approach for Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease Is Safe: Prior Endovascular Intervention Not Associated With Inferior Outcomes After Aortofemoral Bypass
While prior endovascular intervention is a risk factor for inferior outcomes after infrainguinal bypass, there are few studies evaluating the effect of prior aortoiliac endovascular intervention (AIEI) on outcomes after aortofemoral bypass (AFB). We sought to determine if prior AIEI was predictive of adverse events after AFB. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Charles Decarlo, Christopher Latz, Laura T. Boitano, Jahan Mohebali, Samuel I. Schwartz, Matthew J. Eagleton, W. Darrin Clouse, Mark F. Conrad Source Type: research

Non-operative and Delayed Operative Management Of Severe Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis
Although intervention is generally the standard of care for severe asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, conservative management may be appropriate in a subset of patients. Our goal was to assess reasons for and outcomes of non-operative/delayed operative management of asymptomatic severe carotid stenosis. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Dylan Dominguez, Scott Levin, Thomas Cheng, Alik Farber, Douglas Jones, Jeffrey Kalish, Jeffrey Siracuse Source Type: research