Outcomes and Durability of EVAR in Octogenarians
The objective of this study is to compare the outcomes of octogenarians after elective EVAR to their younger counterparts, a question that can be answered by a long-term, institutional data set. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Emily Lagergren, Deena Chihade, Henry Zhan, Sebastian Perez, Luke Brewster, Shipra Arya, William D. Jordan, Yazan Duwayri Source Type: research

A Regional Experience with Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with a History of Neck Radiation
This study uses a regional quality database to compare perioperative outcomes of CEA in patients with and without a history of neck radiation (RAD and NORAD, respectively). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Laura T. Boitano, Emel A. Ergul, Adam Tanious, James C. Iannuzzi, Michol A. Cooper, David H. Stone, W. Darrin Clouse, Mark F. Conrad Source Type: research

Endobronchial Forceps-Assisted Removal of Gianturco Z-Stents From the Right Atrium
Endovascular treatment of malignant intrahepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) stenosis involves venoplasty and stenting. Intravascular migration is a complication associated with stents. This technical report describes the retrieval of migrated intracardiac Gianturco Z-stents using rigid endobronchial forceps. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jacob Saied Ghannam, Jacob Bundy, Ravi N. Srinivasa, Nishant Patel, Michael Cline, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Tibioperoneal Arterial Trunk Entrapment Caused By A Fibular Osteochondroma
Osteochondromas or exostoses are the most common benign tumours of the bone, appearing during the growth period. The involvement of lower extremities is common, particularly metaphyseal structures of the femur and humerus and around the knee joint. However, the incidence of the development of the tumor at the proximal fibula is rare. Most common signs and symptoms of the disease are pain, pulsatile mass, limb swelling, neurologic sequalae, bursa formation with subsequent bursitis and impairment of the developmental growth. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Christos Argyriou, Georgios Drosos, Stylianos Tottas, Kalliopi-Maria Tasopoulou, Ioannis Kougioumtzis, George S. Georgiadis Source Type: research

Defining Types and Determining Risk Factors for Vascular Surgery Readmissions
This study aims to investigate the risk factors for and appropriately categorize the various types of vascular surgery readmissions. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Rami O. Tadros, C. Y. Maximilian Png, Ignatius H. Lau, Ageliki G. Vouyouka, Lucia Qian, Michael L. Marin, Peter L. Faries Source Type: research

Combined Type III and Type II Endoleak after EVAR. Presentation of two Cases and Literature Review
Although endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a feasible option for high risk patients resulting in lower perioperative mortality when compared with open repair, the need for re-intervention and long-term follow-up affects its use. The aim of the current report is to present two cases of patients with Type IIIa endoleak from limb disconnection (one patient with double-bilateral endoleak) combined with a late Type II endoleak and symptomatic sac growth treated in our department. We also perform a literature review about Type III endoleaks and their treatment options. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Panagiotis G. Theodoridis, Dimitrios N. Staramos, Nikolaos Ptochis, Constantinos H. Davos, Ilias Dodos, Nikolaos Iatrou, Anastasios G. Potouridis, Vasilios Argitis, Pavlos Antoniadis, Konstantinos Dervisis Source Type: research

Evidence for Cerebral Embolic Prevention in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) and Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR)
This study aims to assess the efficacy for EPD and CDF uses in TAVI and TEVAR. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Hoi Tung Lam, Joy Melody Kwong, Pak Lun Lam, Wai Lok Yeung, Yiu Che Chan Source Type: research

Carotid Artery Entrapment By Hyoid Bone - A Rare Cause of Recurrent Strokes in a Young Patient
We report a case of recurrent strokes in a 32 year-old woman due to an elongated hyoid bone causing thrombus formation in her right internal carotid artery (ICA) resulting in recurrent embolic strokes confirmed on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Anastasia Plotkin, Matthew G. Bartley, Kathryn E. Bowser, Jeniann A. Yi, Gregory A. Magee Source Type: research

Inferior vena cava filter resulting in perforation and massive retroperitoneal hematoma presenting as acute onset of lower extremity weakness
We present a case of a 62-year-old man who developed abdominal pain and right lower extremity weakness two weeks after treatment of a pulmonary embolism with IVC filter placement and anticoagulation. A CT scan revealed a large right-sided retroperitoneal hematoma with active extravasation from the IVC filter struts that had perforated the IVC wall. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Gregory A. Magee, Matthew G. Bartley, Anastasia Plotkin, Jeniann A. Yi, Natalia O. Glebova Source Type: research

Outcomes following lower extremity revascularization for treatment of critical limb ischemia with tissue loss in patients with chronic immune mediated inflammatory disease
To evaluate outcomes following lower extremity revascularization for critical limb ischemia with tissue loss in patients with chronic immune mediated inflammatory disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Monica S. O ’Brien-Irr, Maciej L. Dryjski, H. Hasan Dosluoglu, Sherif Shalaby, Gregory Cherr, Mariel Rivero, Dimitrios Kuoduomas, Linda M. Harris Source Type: research

Endovascular Repair of Anomalous Splenic Artery Aneurysm with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
We report a case of a 45-year-old female with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with a splenic artery aneurysm of anomalous origin from the superior mesenteric artery. This is the first time to report of using an endovascular approach to treat splenic artery aneurysm combined with systemic lupus erythematosus. Endovascular repair the of aneurysm was conducted using a covered stent and multiple coils to exclude both the aneurysm and total splenic artery embolization for treating thrombocytopenia, and this approach was determined to be safe and effective for yielding short-term results. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Qiu Peng, Zhu Huagang Source Type: research

A challenging case of intracardiac leiomyomatosis accompanied by Pseudo-Meigs syndrome originating from uterine leiomyoma
Pseudo-Meigs syndrome is an unusual condition involving pelvic tumors, excluding ovarian fibroma, and is associated with ascites and hydrothorax. Pseudo-Meigs syndrome originating from uterine leiomyoma is an even rarer condition. Intravenous leiomyomatosis originating from uterine tumors, which extend from the inferior vena cava to the right heart chambers, is also extremely rare. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jung Hee Kim, Jong Hyun Baek Source Type: research

Length of Stay Following Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) Depends on Indication and Acuity
Length of stay (LOS) is a commonly used metric to optimize value in medical care. While pathways have been developed for some procedures in vascular surgery to reduce length of stay (LOS), they do not yet exist for TEVAR. The purpose of this study is to identify and define the risk factors for prolonged LOS in patients undergoing TEVAR to facilitate pathway development. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Nathan Belkin, Benjamin M. Jackson, Paul J. Foley, Scott M. Damrauer, Venkat Kalapatapu, Michael A. Golden, Ronald M. Fairman, Rachel R. Kelz, Grace J. Wang Source Type: research

Clinical features and management of “phlebitis-like abnormal reaction” after cyanoacrylate closure for the treatment of incompetent saphenous veins
The objective of our study is to investigate the clinical features of PLAR after cyanoacrylate closure and to report its management. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Insoo Park, Min Ho Jeong, Chan Jin Park, Woo il Park, Dong Wook Park, Jin Hyun Joh Source Type: research

Safety and effectiveness of suture-mediated arterial closure device in hepatocellular carcinoma patients that underwent drug-eluting beads transarterial chemoembolization
Assess the safety and effectiveness of a suture-mediated closure device, Perclose Proglide ® (Abbott Vascular, Redwood City, CA), in patients with liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma who underwent transarterial liver chemoembolization with drug-eluting beads. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Bruna De Fina, Felipe Nasser, Rafael N. Cavalcante, Carlos A. Campos, Francisco L. Galastri, Breno B. Affonso, Nelson Wolosker, Marco A. Perin Source Type: research

Outcomes of a Polytetrafluoroethylene Hybrid Vascular Graft with Preloaded Nitinol Stent at the Venous Outflow for Dialysis Vascular Access
To evaluate outcomes and patency of arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) created using Gore hybrid vascular grafts in hemodialysis patients with limited venous outflow or challenging anatomy. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Peiman Habibollahi, Mark P. Mantel, Trish Rosenberry, David B. Leeser, Timothy W.I. Clark Source Type: research

Usefulness of the Clavien-Dindo Classification to rate complications after carotid endarterectomy and its implications in patient prognosis
Our primary objective was to test if the C-D-C is also applicable for the assessment of carotid surgery and how well it correlates with patient prognosis in the mid-term follow-up. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Gabriel-Cristian Inaraja-P érez, María Júlvez-Blancas Source Type: research

Intraoperative Heparin Use during Upper Extremity Arteriovenous Access Creation Does not Affect Outcomes
There is conflicting data about the effect of heparin use on perioperative outcomes during upper extremity arteriovenous (AV) access creation. Our goal was to assess the effect of the use and degree of intraoperative heparin on perioperative outcomes after AV access creation. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Stephen J. Raulli, Thomas W. Cheng, Alik Farber, Mohammad H. Eslami, Jeffrey A. Kalish, Douglas W. Jones, Denis V. Rybin, Matthew Nuhn, Amitabh Guatam, Jeffrey J. Siracuse Source Type: research

Endovascular retrograde reconstruction of the left renal artery through the false lumen of a post-dissection thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm-a case report
Post-dissection aneurysm is an indication for intervention due to high risk of rupture. However, the reconstruction of visceral branches involved in this disease, especially which are perfused by false lumen is a tough and challenging task. We here describe a case of successful total endovascular repair via retrograde reconstruction of the left renal artery through the false lumen of a post-dissection thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (pdTAAA). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Senhao Jia, Hongpeng Zhang, Guoyi Sun, Yangyang Ge, Lijun Wang, Wei Guo Source Type: research

Emergency endovascular management of a symptomatic pseudoaneurysm of the left subclavian artery ostium using a combination of an abdominal aortic stent-graft extension cuff and a periscope stent-graft
We present the emergency endovascular management of a symptomatic pseudoaneurysm of the left subclavian artery ostium which was presumably secondary to an atherosclerotic plaque rupture. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Diego Caicedo Vald és, Christos D. Karkos, Juan Carlos Moy Petersen, Julia Requena Fernández, Rodrigo Fernández González Source Type: research

Popliteal Angiosarcoma After Bypass With Autologous Saphenous Vein
Angiosarcoma(AS) is a type of malignancy within sarcomas affecting soft tissue and bone. It presents a very heterogeneous distribution in the human body, and it can appear in multiple locations, from breast to liver or skin. The incidence of this type of tumour is low1; however, it is aggressive, and requires an early diagnosis in order to initiate the treatment as soon as possible.In the present article, we report the case of a male patient who was diagnosed with epithelioid angiosarcoma of popliteal artery after an aneurysm popliteal surgery, as well as its treatment and evolution. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jose Manuel Villaescusa Catalan, Iv án García Martín, María Luisa Cagigal Cobo Source Type: research

Claims Variability in Charges and Payments for Common Open and Endovascular Procedures
Cost effectiveness in health care is being increasingly scrutinized. Data regarding claims variability for vascular operations are lacking. Herein we aim to describe variability in charges and payments for aortoiliac (AI) and infrainguinal (II) revascularizations. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeniann A. Yi, Michael Bronsert, Natalia O. Glebova Source Type: research

Safety and Effectiveness of Retrograde Arterial Access for Endovascular Treatment of Critical Limb Ischemia
and Objectives: Retrograde arterial access (RA) of the popliteal, tibial or pedal arteries may facilitate endovascular treatment of complex infrainguinal lesions in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Here, we assess the safety and efficacy of this technique. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jordan R. Stern, Danielle E. Cafasso, Peter H. Connolly, Sharif H. Ellozy, Darren B. Schneider, Andrew J. Meltzer Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Ipsilateral Limb Ischemia in Patients Undergoing Femoral Cannulation Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
This study examines our institutional experience with femoral VA ECMO and the development of ipsilateral limb ischemia. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Patricia Yau, Yu Xia, Saadat Shariff, William A. Jakobleff, Stephen Forest, Evan C. Lipsitz, Larry A. Scher, Karan Garg Source Type: research

Intravascular Ultrasound in Venous Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Venous thoracic outlet syndrome (vTOS) is a rare disease with no defined guidelines regarding treatment. Patients with first rib resection and anterior scalenectomy (FRRS) often have residual subclavian vein stenosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in the treatment of vTOS patients who have been surgically decompressed with FRRS. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Tanner I. Kim, Timur P. Sarac, Kristine C. Orion Source Type: research

The utility of the Agatston calcium score in predicting carotid plaque vulnerability
The utility of the Agatston calcium scoring method has been described extensively in the coronary circulation, but to date has not been investigated in the extracranial carotid domain. We sought to evaluate this calcium scoring method in its ability to predict carotid plaque vulnerability. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: William J. Yoon, Paul Crisostomo, Pegge Halandras, Carlos F. Bechara, Bernadette Aulivola Source Type: research

Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Vascular Patient Amputation Rates in Arkansas
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010 and enacted in 2013 which improved insurance coverage across America due to increasing Medicaid eligibility as well as changes to individual insurance markets. In Arkansas, this was implemented by a Medicaid expansion waiver which allowed patients to purchase insurance with funds provided by the government to subsidize premiums through the marketplace. The goal of this study was to determine the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Arkansas patients with peripheral arterial disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Julie M. Duke, Austin Porter, Saleema Karim, Kevin Sexton, Matthew R. Smeds Source Type: research

Lipedema: A Common Clinical Entity Rarely Diagnosed
Lipedema is an adipose disorder that was 1st described at the Mayo Clinic in 1940. Since then it has been a diagnosis largely lost to American physicians, and yet, it is readily recognized in most of Europe. This talk will educate attendees about Lipedema, its implications for vascular surgeons, and the distinction between lipedema, lymphedema, and obesity. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: S. Scott Tapper Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Long-Term Results of Surgical Resection of Paragangliomas; A Twenty-Year Experience
Paragangliomas (PGL) are rare tumors, representing less than 1% of all head and neck tumors. Treatment is usually determined on a case-by-case basis through factors such as size, location, malignancy, and risk to important blood vessels and nerves. Surgery is the only curative management, but can be associated with significant morbidity. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Albert G. Hakaim, John D. Casler, January F. Moore Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Review of Experience with GORE Heparin Bonded Arterio-Venous Acuseal and Propaten Graft
82 patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage V underwent 91 new heparin-bonded Acuseal or Propaten graft implantations. The Acuseal and Propaten cohorts were followed for up to 41 months to determine if there were any differences in primary or secondary patency and complications. Primary assisted patency could not be assessed because of inaccuracy of evidence. Acuseal grafts have the advantage of being able to be cannulated almost immediately because of an elastomeric membrane between the inner and outer lamina. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Arthur E. Palamara, Tammy Dorfman Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Redo Aortic Arch Reconstruction in a Takayasu's Patient
Takayasu's arteritis with an onset during a patient's teenage years carries a poor prognosis. Symptoms related to visceral or cerebral ischemia may require revascularization. Although there was some initial enthusiasm for endovascular approaches surgical reconstruction has been shown to be more durable. This case report describes a patient that required redo aortic reconstruction for cerebral ischemia. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sean D. O'Donnell, Juan F. Plate, Michael Cortelli Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Wound Care for the Vascular Surgeon: Review of Currently Available Products and How They Affect the Biochemistry of Wound Healing in Clinical Practice
The role of Vascular Surgeons in the care of chronic wounds can range from a “hands off” approach after the main arterial or venous pathology is addressed to an active one in determining the optimal dressings, antimicrobials, and adjunctive therapies. With multiple options for wound care products, choosing the best local treatment and overall management strategy is diffi cult. The rise of Wound Care Centers has further fragmented care and the role of the Vascular Surgeon can be marginalized. However, the Vascular Surgeon is in a key position to consider the essential patient clinical factors; if combined with u...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Joshua Unger, Jennifer Davies, J. Karim Ead, Robert Snyder Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

The Role of the Vascular Surgeon in the Treatment of Epilepsy
To evaluate the long-term impact of Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) therapy and satisfaction in adult patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Alberto Lopez, Elizabeth Ramos Duran Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Open Conversion for Failed Endovascular Repair With Sac Expansion: A Mini-Series
Multiple endovascular adjuncts exist to halt aortic sac expansion or endoleaks in patients who have undergone endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Despite the wide breadth of such available tools, persistent endograft failure may necessitate open conversion. As the EVAR population ages, endograft failures present in older patients and are increasingly more challenging. Many surgeons encounter these complications in the post-training setting. It is beneficial to communicate experiences and techniques with colleagues to better prepare the surgical community to handle these cases which inevitably will present to our emergency...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Michele L. Taubman, Abilio A. Coello, Howard E. Katzman, Ignacio Rua, Anthanassios I. Tsoukas, Libby S. Watch Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Video Presentation: Open Paravisceral Aneurysm
Aortic disease is on the top 20 leading causes of death in the United States. The open repair of abdominal aorta aneurism was first described in 1952 and since then has been the gold standard, but with the newer endovascular procedures (EVAR) being less invasive, the use has decreased. In 2011 Desai et al raised concerns that the volume of open aneurysm repair procedures now is not a conducive of an adequate vascular trainee education and that by 2020 vascular trainees are expected to do half of the OAR cases that were done in 2010. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Elizabeth Ramos Duran, Jorge Rey Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

E-Selectin/AAV Gene Therapy Promotes Wound Healing in a Critical Limb Ischemia Mouse Model
Poor wound healing in critical limb ischemia (CLI) has been attributed to impaired neovascularization and diminished reperfusion. Optimizing the wound microenvironment by priming wound tissue with adhesion molecules to enhance stem and progenitor cell homing for wound healing may revolutionize the treatment of ischemic wounds. The primary aim of this study involves testing the efficacy of adhesion molecule E-selectin on ischemic wound healing in an ischemic mouse wound model, appraising the possibility of E-selectin-based gene therapy for wound care in CLI. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Punam P. Parikh, Roberta M. Lassance-Soares, Hongwei Shao, Zhao-Jun Liu, Omaida C. Velazquez Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Validation of AAA Patient Reporting of National Administrative and Clinical Outcomes Databases
This study is designed to validate a national administrative database (Vizient, formerly known as University Health Systems Consortium) and a national clinical dataset (Vascular Quality Initiative or VQI) against prospectively collected surgical data from a robust academic clinical practice. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Suniah S. Ayub, Gilbert R. Upchurch, Thomas S. Huber, Salvatore T. Scali, Kristina A. Giles Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Intravascular Ultrasound and its Role in the Treatment of Complex Aortic Pathologies
We present a series of patients that have undergone successful endovascular aortic repair without the use of intra-arterial contrast agents by utilizing IVUS for various aortic pathologies. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Naixin Kang, Jorge Rey, Andrew Abi-Chaker, Elizabeth Ramos Duran, Stefan Kenel-Pierre, Oraya Vesvoranan Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Strategies for Radiation Reduction at a Regional Aortic Center
Hybrid operating rooms with high-resolution fixed imaging equipment have contributed to the development of complex endovascular techniques. The use of such technology increases radiation exposure to both patients and operators. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate an effective radiation reduction program at a regional aortic center. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeffrey B. Edwards, Murray Shames, Paul Armstrong, Marcelo Giarelli, Momir Predic Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Arteriovenous Access Superficialization: A New Technique and Review of Options
This report describes a new surgical technique for arteriovenous fistula superficialization and provides a brief review of each alternative above. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Danielle T. Fontenot, Adam Tanious, Yusuf M. Chauhan, Alicia M. Stafford, Karl A. Illig Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Metformin Does Not Reduce Inflammation in AAA and At-Risk Patients
The negative association between diabetes mellitus (DM) and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) have been repeatedly demonstrated in population studies but continues to be poorly understood; however, recent investigations suggest that metformin, a staple oral antihyperglycemic pharmaceutical, may be key in protection from aneurysmal disease in this population. In this investigation, we describe the role of metformin on markers of inflammation, the driver of early aneurysm formation. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: S. Keisin Wang, Linden A. Green, Ashley R. Gutwein, Natalie A. Drucker, Michael P. Murphy Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Case Series Presentation
We describe a patient with debilitating migraines, which were consistently preceded by unilateral arm swelling. Resolution of symptoms occurred only after thoracic outlet decompression. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrew M. Ai-Chaker, Elizabeth Ramos Duran, Sandra Pineda Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Role of a Vascular Surgeon in Transgender Surgery
To outline the technical aspects of female to male gender affirmation bottom surgery or phalloplasty and the role vascular surgeons are asked to play in these complex operations. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Alex Lall, Jorge Rey, Stefan Kenel-Pierre, Arash Bornak, Christopher Salgado Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Treatment of Common Iliac Arteries in Preparation for Kidney Transplant, What Is the Evidence? A 5-Year Review in One Institution
Renal transplantation remains the treatment of choice for end stage renal disease, offering vastly improved survival and morbidity compared to chronic dialysis treatment. Peripheral arterial disease is much more common in patients with chronic kidney disease compared to the general population. Unrecognized peripheral artery disease, particularly aortoiliac disease, prior to kidney transplantation can result in significant complications including renal artery stenosis, anastomosis failure, graft loss, and even limb loss. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthew J. Sanders, Jorge Rey Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

A Lumped-Parameter Computational Model Shows Mild Inflow Disease Does Not Require Hybrid Revascularization During Placement of the Femorofemoral Bypass
Lower extremity steal due to the femorofemoral crossover bypass (FFB) in the presence of donor-limb inflow disease is a well-documented complication for FFB recipients. Furthermore, hybrid donor-limb inflow revascularization has rendered the FFB effective for bilateral aortoiliac lesions. Yet, no data exists to describe donor limb lesion characteristics whereby hybrid revascularization is unnecessary for prevention of donor-limb steal. We developed a computational model to identify when revascularization of the donor inflow system is ineffective for preventing donor-limb steal during placement of the femorofemoral bypass. ...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Benjamin A. Eslahpazir, Kyle W. Beggs, Timothy Q. Le Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Trends and Outcomes in the Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease Among the Elderly Population in the State of Florida
In this study, we aim to compare the recent trends in the use of endovascular therapy in elderly patients (defined as> 80yrs of age) with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the State of Florida. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Adarsh Bellur, Eduardo Rodriguez, Nirmani Karunathilake, Brian Graves, Peter R. Nelson Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Case Challenge: 70-Year Old Female Who Presented With a 3-Month Non-Healing Leg Wound
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon chronic and progressive skin disorder that can lead to severe tissue necrosis, pathergy, horrendous pain, and disfigurement if not properly and promptly diagnosed and treated. The presentation was based on previous case report on a patient with PG who initially presented with a history of a painful lower leg wound, presumed to be caused by venous disease.1 Following 3 months of appropriate systemic treatments, topical wound care, and limited progress, a dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allograft was applied to the wound. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: J. Karim Ead, Robert J. Snyder, Joshua Unger Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Common to Internal Iliac Artery Stent to Increase Collateral Flow to Lower Extremity in Context of Occluded External Iliac Artery
Iliac artery atherosclerosis is a common vascular pathology and has been treated increasingly with endovascular intervention. Described here is a case of a patient with ari extensive history of prior failed external iliac interventions facing high-morbidity procedures. The decision was made to deploy a stent in the internal iliac artery. Increased flow to the lower extremity via collaterals was achieved showing that internal iliac artery stenting can be utilized for chronic limb ischemia. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Edward C. Oh, Mila H. Ju Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

Bilateral Peripheral Vascular Disease: The Hidden Complications of Fatigue
The early diagnosis of bilateral peripheral vascular disease can be paramount in ensuring the health, wellness and quality of life of our patients. Various physical examination skills such as abdominal aorta palpation and a thorough understanding of patient history risk factors can greatly increase the level of successful detection of peripheral vascular disease. This is imperative to our success as medical providers, as nearly 12% of the United States population has developed arterial disease. Vascular recruitment and collateral formation can mitigate small amounts of arterial occlusion but certain symptoms such as interm...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - September 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Austin L. Price, Marc M. Kesselman Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research

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