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

Higher Long-Term Mortality with Carotid Artery Stenting in Asymptomatic Male Compared with 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 artery 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: Young Erben, Yupeng Li, Joao A. Da Rocha-Franco, Rabih G. Tawk, Kevin M. Barrett, William D. Freeman, Michelle Lin, David Miller, Adam W. Beck, Salvatore T. Scali, Houssam Farres, Thomas G. Brott, James F. Meschia, Albert G. Hakaim Tags: Clinical Research 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 (IVC) reconstruction. We analyzed patency and complication rates after IVC reconstruction using Palmaz stents. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Louis-Xavier Barrette, Shaun W. McLaughlin, Ansar Z. Vance, Scott O. Trerotola, Michael C. Soulen, Deepak Sudheendra, Mandeep Dagli, Jonas W. Redmond, Timothy W.I. Clark Tags: Clinical Research 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

Lower Extremity Fibro-Adipose Vascular Anomaly —Case Report
This article describes the first case of FAVA reported in Portugal successfully treated with surgery. A 9-year-old female was admitted complaining of a painful mass in the right leg. The MRI scan showed the presence of a 5  × 4 × 4 cm mass in the right leg consistent with FAVA located in the peroneus longus muscle. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Joana Ferreira, Juan Carlos L ópez Gutiérrez, Alexandre Carneiro, Pedro Pinto Sousa, Sandrina Braga, João Correia Simões, Celso Carrilho, Amílcar Mesquita Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

HIV-Associated Aortitis Causing Rapid Development of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
We present the case of a 68-year-old female with HIV, being treated with antiretrovirals, who presented with a symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm. The aneurysm developed within one week. The patient underwent endovascular aneurysm repair, and her aneurysm completely resolved on follow-up computed tomography imaging 16  months later. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ashley Rosenberg, Pamela Bailey, Margaret Rigamer, Mark Levy Tags: Case Report 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

Venous Leg Ulceration Healing Following Perforated Vein Ablation Is Not Dependent On the Type Of Minimally Invasive Therapy
Venous leg ulceration (VLU) represents the most severe form of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Following VLU non-invasive treatment failure, minimally invasive endovascular chemical (ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy [UGFS]) and thermal ablation (endovenous laser therapy [EVLT] or radiofrequency ablation [RFA]) targeting incompetent veins is recommended. Current guidelines suggest ablation of incompetent perforating veins (IPV); however, the ideal treatment modality is unknown. We hypothesize that like incompetent great saphenous vein (GSV) therpaies, VLU healing is equivalent across minimally invasive IPV treatment...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Katherine M. Reitz, Eric Hager Source Type: research

Impacts of A Limb Preservation Service On The Incidence Of Major Amputations For All Indications At A Level I Trauma Center
Multidisciplinary limb preservation services (LPS) have improved the care of patients with limb-threatening vascular disease. However, the impact of an LPS on major amputations for non-vascular etiologies is unknown. We sought to characterize the trends in major amputations performed at a level I trauma center following the institution of an LPS. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jake F. Hemingway, Rachel Hoffman, Benjamin W. Starnes, Elina Quiroga, Nam T. Tran, Niten Singh Source Type: research

Treatment and Outcomes Of Aortic Graft Infections: A Single Center Experience
Aortic graft infections (AGI) are a devastating complication requiring explant of infected prosthesis and complex reconstruction. Herein we review surgical management and outcomes of patients with AGI after infrarenal aortic surgery. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Amanda Filiberto, Javariah Fatima, Craig Elder, Salvatore Scali, Thomas Huber Source Type: research

Online Ratings for Vascular Interventional Providers Varies By Physician Specialty
Practice patterns vary significantly across the United States and there is significant overlap among vascular interventional proceduralists in many parts of the country. At the same time, patient/consumer reviews have become more impactful for physicians who perform vascular procedures. We hypothesized that there are differences in online reviews based on specialty. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Zachary J. Wanken, John B. Rode, Sarah Y. Bessen, Peter B. Anderson, J Aaron Barnes, Mark Eid, Philip P. Goodney Source Type: research

Underrepresentation of Vascular Surgery In Twitter-based Clinical Discussions On The Management Of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Increasingly, the social medial platform Twitter is used for discussion among physicians on a broad range of topics. Physicians have begun concerted efforts to use these platforms for specialty-specific branding and promotion to other physicians. There has been a trend in sharing de-identified clinical vignettes to further these goals (figure 1). We analyzed a year of clinical vignettes relating to peripheral arterial disease (PAD) management, and assess the participation of vascular surgery (VS), and the discussion of open vascular reconstruction. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Reid A. Ravin, Daniel K. Han, Kassandra Carrion, Nicole Ilonzo, Peter L. Faries Source Type: research

Real-world Usage of The Wavelinq EndoAVF System
Dependent on existing deep to superficial perforating venous branches, the WavelinQ EndoAVF System is a novel technique used to create an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) between ulnar or radial veins and concomitant arteries for dialysis access. We sought to examine a single center ’s success rates and short-term follow-up using this device. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Mark S. Zemela, Hataka R. Minami, Alejandro Alvarez, Matthew R. Smeds Source Type: research