Clinical Experience and Management of Squat-Induced Lower Extremity Arterial Ischemia
We present a case and subsequent surgical management of a 47-year-old male who experienced acute limb ischemia secondary to thrombosis of a popliteal artery aneurysm (PAA), who was found to have bilateral PAES and PAAs. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - August 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Author Block Jesse Chait, Sareh Rajaee Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Single-Stage Vascular Repair and Tissue Cover in Complex Ankle Injuries
We present our experience with six vascular injuries with associated tissue loss. There were 3 male and 3 female patients (age range: 4-60  years). Minimum follow-up was for 12 months. All patients survived with satisfactory coverage of the defect. There was one partial necrosis treated conservatively. Satisfactory limb function was observed in all patients. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - August 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Essam Taman, Almetwaly Ragab, Walied khereba, Khaled Attia, Elghareeb Osman Alshafey, Sulaiman S. Shoab Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

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Single Stage Vascular Repair & Tissue Cover In Complex Ankle Injuries
We present our experience with six vascular injuries with associated tissue loss. There were 3 males and 3 females (age range 4-60 yrs). Minimum follow up was for 12 months.All patients survived with satisfactory coverage of the defect. There was one partial necrosis treated conservatively. Satisfactory limb function was observed in all patients. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - August 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Essam Taman, Almetwaly Ragab, Walied khereba, Khaled Attia, Elghareeb Osman Alshafey, Sulaiman S. Shoab Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

One-Year Readmission after Open and Endovascular Revascularization for Critical Limb Ischemia (Invited Commentary)
Outcomes research has become a staple of the surgical literature in recent years for a number of reasons. Administrative databases contain years of data on numerous patients leading to improved statistical power and an easier ability to draw statistically significant conclusions. Access to the databases is simple and straightforward. Finally, researchers simply need an idea and a hypothesis to test, which is easily accomplished with the help of a statistician. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Christopher J. Abularrage Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Isthmic Aortic False Aneurysm Post-Patch Coarctation Aortoplasty: A Hybrid Solution
We report a case of a 57-year-old female with dextrocardia and a solitary kidney. A patch aortoplasty for isthmic aortic coarctation repair was performed 40  years before when she was admitted to our department for dyspnea. Computed tomography scan showed a giant and saccular 10-cm diameter patch false aneurysm. The ascending aortic diameter was 34 mm and the echocardiography confirmed a severe aortic regurgitation of a bicuspid aortic valve. We decid ed to perform a 2-step approach: biologic aortic valve and ascending aorta replacement with total debranching of the epiaortic vessels and thoracic endovascular ane...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Attilio Cotroneo, Gian Luca Martinelli, David Barill à, Marco Diena Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Natural History, Diagnosis, and Management of Type II Endoleaks after Endovascular Aortic Repair: Review and Update
Endoleaks (ELs), defined as continued perfusion of the aneurysm sac despite stent-graft deployment, are the most common adverse event after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) and account for most of the reinterventions. Type 2 EL (T2EL), caused by backflow of collateral arteries into the aneurysm sac, are the most frequently encountered and may account for the need for secondary interventions after EVAR in up to 40% of the cases. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging may be better able to quantify and characterize low-flow T2EL as compared with computed tomography angiography. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mario D ’Oria, Davide Mastrorilli, Barbara Ziani Tags: General Review Source Type: research

Total Endovascular Repair of Post-Trauma Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm and Secondary Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Clavicular fracture or sternoclavicular luxation is observed in 10% of all polytrauma patients and is frequently associated with concomitant intrathoracic life-threatening injuries. Posterior sternoclavicular luxation is well known to induce underlying great vessels damage. The gold standard treatment usually is a combined orthopedic and cardiovascular surgical procedure associating vascular repair, clavicular open reduction, and internal fixation. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: S ébastien Colombier, Grégoire Girod, Lars Niclauss, Daniel Danzer, Eric Eeckhout, Salah Dine Qanadli, Dominique Delay Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Treatment of a Proximal Giant Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm in Preview Open Repair of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Sandwich Technique with Valiant Navion Evo Thoracic Endograft ®
We treated a 73-year-old female patient with a giant thoracic proximal aortic aneurysm above a previous multibranched thoracoabdominal graft without a distal neck for a standard endovascular approach. A procedure with sandwich technique was performed using the new Valiant Navion Evo Thoracic Endograft ® to preserve visceral graft. Postoperative angio-computed tomography scan demonstrated the correct position of the endoprosthesis without any leakage with patency of visceral graft. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Emanuele Gatta, Paolo Berretta, Gabriele Pagliariccio, Giulia Gironi, Luciano Carbonari Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Potential Application of Diffusion-Weighted Whole-Body Imaging with Background Body Signal Suppression for Disease Activity Assessment in Takayasu Arteritis —In Search of the “Golden Mean”: Case Report
The case report describes our first experience of “diffusion-weighted whole-body imaging with background body signal suppression” (DWIBS) application for disease activity assessment in a young female patient with Takayasu arteritis (TA). Despite the normal level of inflammatory markers, clinical signs of disease recurrence were present. In our case, DWIBS did not only help to identify the disease recurrence in the patient with false-negative inflammatory markers but also revealed new foci involved in the TA process. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Lazar Davidovic, Viktoriya Tsay Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

First/Preliminary Experience of Gore Viabahn Balloon-Expandable Endoprosthesis as Bridging Stent in Fenestrated and Branched Endovascular Aortic Repair
The aim of this study is to evaluate the preliminary outcomes of the Gore ® Viabahn® balloon-expandable endoprosthesis (VBX) as bridging stent for fenestrated/branched aortic endograft. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Enrico Gallitto, Gianluca Faggioli, Rodolfo Pini, Chiara Mascoli, Alessia Sonetto, Mohammad Abualhin, Antonino Logiacco, Jean-Baptiste Ricco, Mauro Gargiulo Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

One-Year Readmission after Open and Endovascular Revascularization for Critical Limb Ischemia
Outcomes research has become a staple of the surgical literature in recent years for a number of reasons. Administrative databases contain years of data on numerous patients leading to improved statistical power and an easier ability to draw statistically significant conclusions. Access to the databases is simple and straightforward. Finally, researchers simply need an idea and a hypothesis to test, which is easily accomplished with the help of a statistician. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Christopher J. Abularrage Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

Treatment of a proximal giant thoracic aortic aneurysm in preview open repair of ATAA, Sandwich technique with Valiant Navion Evo Thoracic Endograft ®
We treated a 73-year-old female patient with a giant thoracic proximal aortic aneurysm above a previous multibranched thoracoabdominal graft without a distal neck for a standard endovascular approach. A procedure with sandwich technique was performed using the new Valiant Navion Evo Thoracic Endograft ® to preserve visceral graft. Postoperative angio-CT scan demonstrated the correct position of the endoprosthesis without any leakage with patency of visceral graft. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Emanuele Gatta, Berretta Paolo, Pagliariccio Gabriele, Gironi Giulia, Carbonari Luciano Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Percutaneous Continuous Irrigation and Drainage for Infected Obturator Bypass Graft
The treatment for obturator bypass graft infection has been rarely reported and is a surgical challenge because it is difficult to debride infected tissue around the graft located in the deep route and to ensure an alternative revascularization route in patients with a history of inguinal infection. Percutaneous continuous irrigation and drainage is an effective and less-invasive definitive therapy for obturator bypass graft infection. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mamoru Hamuro, Shuji Setozaki, Kenji Yamamoto, Senri Miwa, Sakae Enomoto Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Isthmic Aortic False Aneurysm Post-Patch Coartaction Aortoplasty: A Hybrid Solution
We report a case of a female 57 years old with dextrocardia and a solitary kidney. A patch aortoplasty for isthmic aortic coartaction repair was performed 40 years before she was admitted to our department for dyspnoea. CT scan showed a giant and saccular 10 cm diameter patch false aneurysm. The ascending aortic diameter was 34 mm and the echocardiography confirmed a severe aortic regurgitation of a bicuspid aortic valveWe decide to perform a two-step approach: biologic aortic valve and ascending aorta replacement with total debranching of the epiaortic vessels and TEVAR for complete false aneurysm exclusion. (Source: Anna...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Attilio Cotroneo, Gian Luca Martinelli, David Barill à, Marco Diena Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Successful repair of a vasculopathic aneurysmal brachial artery in a patient with type 1 neurofibromatosis
We report a challenging case of a woman with NF1, who presented with spontaneous rupture of a brachial aneurysm around her right elbow, on a background of previous debulking and soft tissue reconstructive surgery in the same arm. She underwent successful delayed reconstruction of the brachial artery using an autologous great saphenous vein graft. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Cristina Balanescu, Ranjeet Brar, Nicholas Evans, Janice Tsui, Ben Lindsey, Anthie Papadopoulou, Jocelyn Brookes, Chung Sim Lim, George Hamilton Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Total endovascular repair of post-trauma ascending aortic pseudo-aneurysm and secondary superior vena cava syndrome.
Clavicular fracture or sterno-clavicular luxation are observed in 10% of all polytrauma patients and are frequently associated with concomitant intra-thoracic life-threatening injuries. Posterior sterno-clavicular luxation is well known to induce underlying great vessels damage. The gold standard treatment usually is a combined orthopedic and cardiovascular surgical procedure associating vascular repair, clavicular open reduction and internal fixation. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: S. Colombier, G. Girod, L. Niclauss, D. Danzer, E. Eeckhout, S.D. Qanadli, D. Delay Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Potential application of diffusion - weighted whole body imaging with background body signal suppression for disease activity assessment in Takayasu arteritis – in search of the “golden mean”: case report
The case report describes our first experience of “diffusion-weighted whole-body imaging with background body signal suppression” (DWIBS) application for disease activity assessment at young female with Takayasu arteritis (TA). Despite the normal level of inflammatory markers, clinical signs of disease recurrence were present. In our case, DWIB S did not only help to identify the disease recurrence at patient with false-negative inflammatory markers, but also revealed new foci involved in the TA process. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Lazar Davidovic, Viktoriya Tsay Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

When Less Invasive Causes Major Sequelae: A Dramatic Evolution of An Infected Common Femoral Artery Patch
We report the case of a giant infected femoral pseudo aneurysm occurring in a 74-year old patient, previously treated with femoral artery endarterectomy with prosthetic patch closure because of mild claudication. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Valeria Silvestri, Simona Meneghini, Raffaele Grande, Antonio V. Sterpetti, Raffaele Serra, Andrea Mingoli, Paolo Sapienza Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Surgical Treatment of Cephalic Arch Stenosis through Rotation of the External Jugular Vein
We describe a new technique to treat cephalic arch stenosis. The technique which enables the cephalic arch and subclavian vein to be bypassed altogether through the rotation of the external jugular vein. It consists of 3 small incisions, thus causing minimal surgical damage. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ant ónio Norton de Matos, Paulo Almeida, Clemente Neves Sousa, Luís Loureiro, Paulo Teles, Duarte Rego, Gabriela Teixeira, Sérgio Teixeira, Inês Antunes, Daniel Mendes Tags: Selected Technique Source Type: research

Creation of arteriovenous fistulas and grafts concomitantly with endovascular correction of outflow veins - a hybrid procedure
Achieving well-functioning dialysis fistulas is a common problem in dialyzed patients, and it is mainly caused by the pathologies of vessels used for fistula creation. Hybrid therapies, combining surgical and endovascular procedures, potentially enable the creation of functional dialysis fistulas in patients with vessels that are otherwise unsuitable for vascular access. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Dariusz Szewczyk, Krzysztof Bojakowski, Dominika Kasprzak, Stanis ław Kaźmierczak, Antoni Piasecki, Piotr Andziak Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Natural history, diagnosis and management of type II endoleaks after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR): review and update.
Endoleaks (EL), defined as continued perfusion of the aneurysm sac despite stent-graft deployment, are the most common adverse event after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) and account for most of the re-interventions. Type 2 EL (T2EL), caused by backflow of collateral arteries into the aneurysm sac, are the most frequently encountered and may account for the need for secondary interventions after EVAR in up to 40% of the cases. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging may be better able to quantify and characterize low-flow T2EL as compared with computed tomography angiography. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mario D ’Oria, Davide Mastrorilli Tags: General Review Source Type: research

First/preliminary experience of Gore Viabahn balloon expandable endoprosthesis as bridging stent in fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic repair
To evaluate preliminary outcomes of the Gore ® Viabahn® Balloon Expandable Endoprosthesis (VBX) as bridging stent for fenestrated/branched aortic endograft. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Enrico Gallitto, Gianluca Faggioli, Rodolfo Pini, Chiara Mascoli, Alessia Sonetto, Mohammad Abuhallin, Antonino Logiacco A, Jean-Baptiste Ricco, Mauro Gargiulo Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Endovascular Treatment Versus Medical Therapy for Hypertensive Patients with Renal Artery Stenosis: An Updated Systematic Review
The benefit of balloon angioplasty, with or without stenting, for the treatment of patients with renal artery stenosis remains controversial. A number of randomized controlled trials have attempted to determine its efficacy but the matter remains unclear. A 2014 Cochrane Review, which combined data from eight trials, showed homogeneity amongst the trials with no significant benefit shown. This systematic review replicates the same research methods and meta-analysis while expanding it to include papers between 2014 and 2018. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Davide Piaggio, Umberto Bracale, Leandro Pecchia, Maria Donata Di Taranto, Maurizio Sodo, Umberto Marcello Bracale Tags: General Review Source Type: research

Commentary: AVS-D-19-00299R2 One-year Readmission after Open and Endovascular Revascularization for Critical Limb Ischemia
Outcomes research has become a staple of the surgical literature in recent years for a number of reasons. Administrative databases contain years of data on numerous patients leading to improved statistical power and an easier ability to draw statistically significant conclusions. Access to the databases is simple and straightforward. Finally, researchers simply need an idea and a hypothesis to test, which is easily accomplished with the help of a statistician. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Chris Abularrage Source Type: research

One-year Readmission after Open and Endovascular Revascularization for Critical Limb Ischemia
This study examines readmissions and repeat inpatient revascularization and major amputation up to one year after initial open and endovascular lower extremity revascularization. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar, Navid Gholitabar, Philip Goodney, Alan Dardik, Marwan S. Abougergi Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

The Effects of Case Timing and Care Team Composition on Hospital Operating Room Costs For Endovascular Procedures
This report details an analysis of routine endovascular procedures performed with dedicated vascular support staff during daytime hours compared to similar cases performed after hours with general operating room staff. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Becca Ur, Timothy Craven, Joshua Hirsch, Matthew Corriere, Matthew Edwards, Justin B. Hurie Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Use of Numerical Simulation to Predict Iliac Complications During Placement of an Aortic Stent Graft
During endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), complex iliac anatomy, is a source of complications such as unintentional coverage of the hypogastric artery. The aim of our study was to evaluate ability to predict coverage of the hypogastric artery using a biomechanical model simulating arterial deformations caused by the delivery system. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Anne Daoudal, Juliette Gindre, Florent Lalys, Moundji Kafi, Claire Dupont, Antoine Lucas, Pascal Haigron, Adrien Kaladji Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Factors associated to arterial stiffness in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease
To identify the clinical factors associated with arterial stiffness in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Antonio Henrique Germano-Soares, Breno Quintela Farah, Alu ísio Andrade Lima, Wagner Ribeiro Domingues, Bruno Remígio Cavalcante, Marília de Almeida Correia, Nelson Wolosker, Gabriel Grizzo Cucato, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

A Diagnostic Prediction Model of Acute Symptomatic Portal Vein Thrombosis
To develop a diagnostic prediction model to improve identification of acute symptomatic portal vein thrombosis (PVT). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Kun Liu, Jun Chen, Kaixin Zhang, Shuo Wang, Xiaoqiang Li Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Outcomes of Infrainguinal Lower Extremity Bypass Are Superior in Kidney Transplant Recipients Than Patients with Dialysis
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) whether on dialysis therapy (DT) or who received a kidney transplant (KT) have previously shown unfavorable surgical outcomes. Little is known about the comparative efficacy and durability of lower extremity bypass (LEB) in those patients. The Vascular Quality Initiative database was explored to identify DT or KT recipients (2003 –2016) who had LEB. We included 1,714 bypass procedures; DT: 1,512 (88.2%). Primary patency (PP) at 2 year was comparable between KT and DT groups (PP [95% confidence interval {CI}]: 77.0% [69.7%–82.8%] vs. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Besma Nejim, Caitlin W. Hicks, Isibor Arhuidese, Satinderjit Locham, Hanaa Dakour-Aridi, Mahmoud Malas Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Analysis of Thirty-Day Readmission after Infrainguinal Bypass
The Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE) conducted a pilot study evaluating the feasibility of 30-day data collection in patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass (INFRA) which was subsequently expanded to include a limited number of additional sites within the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). The purpose of our study was to use these data to evaluate the incidence of 30-day readmission after infrainguinal bypass. A secondary goal of the study was to perform a critical appraisal of the data elements and definitions in the 30-day dataset. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Eric G. Bluemn, Julie M. Flahive, Alik Farber, Daniel J. Bertges, Philip P. Goodney, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Andres Schanzer, Jessica P. Simons, Vascular Study Group of New England Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Outcomes of Infrainguinal Lower Extremity Bypass are Superior in Kidney Transplant Recipients Compared to Dialysis Patients
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) whether on dialysis therapy (DTDT) or received a kidney transplant (KT) have previously shown unfavorable surgical outcomes. Little is known about the comparative efficacy and durability of lower extremity bypass (LEB) in those patients. The Vascular Quality Initiative database was explored to identify DT or KT recipients (2003-2016) who had LEB. We included 1,714 bypass procedures; DT: 1,512 (88.2%). Primary patency (PP) at 2-year was comparable between KT and DT groups [PP (95%CI): 77.0% (69.7%-82.8%) vs. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Besma Nejim, Caitlin W. Hicks, Isibor Arhuidese, Satinderjit Locham, Hanaa Dakour Aridi, Mahmoud Malas Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Analysis of Thirty-Day Readmission Following Infrainguinal Bypass
and Objectives: The Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE) conducted a pilot study evaluating the feasibility of 30-day data collection in patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass (INFRA) which was subsequently expanded to include a limited number of additional sites within the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). The purpose of our study was to use these data to evaluate the incidence of 30-day readmission following infrainguinal bypass. A secondary goal of the study was to perform a critical appraisal of the data elements and definitions in the 30-day dataset. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Eric G. Bluemn, Julie M. Flahive, Alik Farber, Daniel J. Bertges, Philip P. Goodney, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Andres Schanzer, Jessica P. Simons, Vascular Study Group of New England Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Use of the dorsal vein of the hand for arteriovenous fistula creation
A radio-cephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in the anatomical snuffbox is the most distal site of AVF in the upper limb. When the cephalic vein distal to the wrist is in poor condition or thrombosed, creating the typical radio-cephalic AVF in the distal forearm just proximal to the wrist will likely be considered. However, we have adopted an operative technique for creating a transposed radial artery-dorsal metacarpal vein AVF (RDAVF) in the anatomical snuffbox when possible in such cases. RDAVF is AVF using the most peripheral autologous vein in the upper limb. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Tsuyoshi Takashima, Yasunori Nonaka, Yui Nakashima, Eriko Nonaka, Keiichiro Matsumoto, Makoto Fukuda, Shuichi Rikitake, Motoaki Miyazono, Kazuhisa Rikitake, Yuji Ikeda Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Hemodynamic Parameters in the Human Diseased Aorta: A Systematic Review
The analysis of the correlation between blood flow and aortic pathology through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) shows promise in predicting disease progression, the effect of operative intervention, and guiding patient treatment. However, to date, there has not been a comprehensive systematic review of the published literature describing CFD in aortic diseases and their treatment. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Chi Wei Ong, Ian Wee, Nicholas Syn, Sheryl Ng, Hwa Liang Leo, Arthur Mark Richards, Andrew M.T.L. Choong Tags: General Review Source Type: research

Correlation of Glycosylated Hemoglobin Levels with Histological and Ultrasound Characteristics of the Carotid Plaque in Diabetic and Nondiabetic Patients
The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlation of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels with histological characters of atherosclerotic plaque that makes it vulnerable, as well as ultrasound (US) criteria that can contribute to the prognosis of carotid disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ilias Dodos, Sotirios Georgopoulos, Konstantinos Dodos, Olympia Konstantakopoulou, Xanthippi Grammatoglou, Konstantinos Dervisis, Christos Bakoyiannis, Christos Klonaris Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Aortic Banding to Treat Simultaneously a Type Ia Endoleak and Aortic Neck Rupture during Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Type Ia endoleak due to inadequate seal at the proximal end of the endograft is not infrequent during the initial operation. However, repeated attempts at balloon inflation or over-dilatation of the balloon can produce high axial pressures and can lead to aortic neck rupture with hemodynamic instability. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Konstantinos G. Moulakakis, John D. Kakisis, George Geroulakos Tags: Selected Technique Source Type: research

Correlation of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels with histological and ultrasound characteristics of the carotid plaque in diabetic and non-diabetic patients
The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlation of HbA1c levels with histological characters of atherosclerotic plaque that make it vulnerable, as well as ultrasound criteria that can contribute to the prognosis of carotid disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ilias Dodos, Sotirios Georgopoulos, Konstantinos Dodos, Olympia Konstantakopoulou, Xanthippi Grammatoglou, Konstantinos Dervisis, Christos Bakoyiannis, Christos Klonaris Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Upper Extremity Vascular Injury in Contemporary Combat
The objective of this study is to provide a contemporary review of wartime UEVI, including epidemiologic characterization and description of early limb loss. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthew Vuoncino, Andrew J. Soo Hoo, Jigarkumar A. Patel, Paul W. White, Todd E. Rasmussen, Joseph M. White Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Remodeling after Endovascular Treatment for Thoracic Aortic Injury
Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) currently represents the gold standard of treatment for Thoracic Aortic Injury (TAI). Nevertheless, there is an ongoing debate surrounding its safety and subsequent cardiovascular effects. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Paola Vallerio, Alessandro Maloberti, Ilenia D ’Alessio, Alfredo Lista, Marisa Varrenti, Samuela Castelnuovo, Matteo Marone, Enrico Piccinelli, Guido Grassi, Bruno Palmieri, Cristina Giannattasio Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Importance of early diagnosis and care in knee dislocations associated with vascular injuries
This article highlights need of systematic vascular examination for any proven or suspected knee dislocation. It shows the importance of timely management that conditions the functional prognosis. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Victoria Teissier, Philippe Tresson, Julien Gaudric, Jean-Michel Davaine, Caroline Scemama, Mathieu Raux, Laurent Chiche, Fabien Koskas Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Surgical excision is the gold standard for a correct diagnosis of carotid paragangliomas
Bobadilla-Rosado et al1 reported, in their recent and interesting article, their retrospective experience in the surgical treatment of carotid paragangliomas, in particular bilateral ones. They describe 8 patients with bilateral laterocervical masses (16 neoplasms, of which 2 are malignant, in patients 3 and 7, respectively). There are no definitive, well-accepted, reproducible histological criteria for malignancy in carotid body tumours. The histological features include necrosis, extensive capsular or vascular invasion, increased mitotic activity, cellular atypia, loss of the well-differentiated zellbalen pattern and tum...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Antonio Bozzani, Vittorio Arici, Mauro Rossi, Chiara Spialtini, Franco Ragni Source Type: research

Outcomes of a spinal drain and intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring protocol in thoracic endovascular aortic repair
Adjuncts for early detection and treatment of spinal cord ischemia (SCI) in thoracic aortic surgery are supported by robust clinical experience in open repair. The utility of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage and neurophysiologic monitoring (NPM) in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is less clear. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the influence of a selective institutional spinal cord protection protocol using prophylactic NPM and CSF on outcomes for standard TEVAR. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: G.K. Yang, J. Misskey, K. Arsenault, J. Gagnon, M. Janusz, J. Faulds Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Aortic Banding to treat simultaneously a type Ia endoleak and aortic neck rupture during EVAR
Aim: Type Ia endoleak due to inadequate seal at the proximal end of the endograft is not infrequent during the initial operation. However, repeated attempts at balloon inflation or overdilatation of the balloon can produce high axial pressures and can lead to aortic neck rupture with hemodynamic instability. Purpose of the paper is to present a useful technique for simultaneously treating a Type Ia endoleak and aortic neck rupture during EVAR. The technique for treating a Type Ia endoleak has been described, but it was used for the first time to treat simultaneously a Type Ia endoleak and rupture of the aortic neck with ac...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Konstantinos G. Moulakakis, John Kakisis, George Geroulakos Tags: Selected Technique Source Type: research

Bilateral Traumatic Internal Carotid Artery Dissection after Crossfit Training
This report details a bilateral traumatic ICA dissection after CrossFit training treated with antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sthefano Atique Gabriel, Camila Baumann Beteli, Emanuele Aluize de Menezes, Ana Carolina Gon çalves, Gabriela Lopes Gonçalves, Jéssica Aparecida Marcinkevicius, Letícia Machado Nascimento, Rafaela Maria Capelin Pereira Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Use of the National Surgical Quality Initiative Program in Vascular Surgery Research
The National Surgical Quality Initiative Program (NSQIP) is a prospectively collected database that collects 30 day patient outcome data, and analyzes these data for risk adjusted comparisons. The purpose of this review is to determine how this database is used in vascular surgery literature. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Cynthia Wong, Haley Augustine, Asem Saleh, Faysal Naji, Jiayi Hu, Theodore Rapanos Tags: General Review Source Type: research