Trends and Determinants of Readmissions to Another Facility Following Endovascular Aortic Repair
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has become the procedure of choice for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). It has been previously reported that significant percentage of patients were being readmitted to another hospital following complications after EVAR. We aimed to evaluate trends and clinical predictors of readmission to another (secondary)hospital following index EVAR. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Anahita Dua, Pavel Kibrik, Luka Pocivavsek, Omar Morcos, Benjamin Lind, Brandon Sumpio, Christopher Latz, Cheong J. Lee Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Retrospective Analysis and Systematic Review of Isolated Traumatic Dissections of the Celiac Artery
Isolated dissections of the celiac artery after blunt trauma are rarely described. This retrospective analysis and systematic review analyzes epidemiology, radiological examinations, patterns of injuries, therapeutic measures, clinical courses, and outcomes. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jens Birkl, Thomas Kahl, Henry Thielemann, Sven Mutze, Leonie Goelz Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

The Impact Of The Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion On Vascular Surgery
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion increased Medicaid eligibility such that all adults with an income level up to 138% of the federal poverty threshold in 2014 qualified for Medicaid benefits. Prior studies have shown that the ACA Medicaid expansion was associated with increased access to care. The impact of the ACA Medicaid expansion on patients undergoing complex care for major vascular pathology has not been evaluated (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Emanuel Eguia, Marshall S. Baker, Carlos Bechara, Murray Shames, Paul C. Kuo Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Emergency aortic control for pedicle screw misplacement during spinal fixation
In this report, we describe the case of a 26-year-old man with traumatic vertebral fracture and subsequent spinal cord injury who underwent posterior vertebral fixation at our Trauma Center.The neurosurgical procedure was complicated by the misplacement of a spinal pedicle screw, which almost penetrated the descending thoracic aorta. In order to avoid a possibly fatal bleeding, we safely removed the pedicle screw with the help of a prophylactic proximal compliant aortic balloon ready to be inflated in case of haemorrhage. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Nicola Monzio-Compagnoni, Paolo Aseni, Federico Romani Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Discharge to a Post-Acute Care Facility after Emergent Femoral Artery Repair is Not Protective Against Wound Complications
Access site complication is the most common adverse event after endovascular intervention, and when emergent operative repair of the common femoral artery (CFA) is needed, patient morbidity can be significantly increased. The intent of this project was to identify predictors of wound events after emergent operative repair of the CFA due to an access site complication. It was hypothesized that patients discharged to a facility would benefit from an ongoing relationship with healthcare professionals as evidenced by more consistent follow-up and lower wound complication rates. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Joseph Anderson, Ryan King, Thomas Brothers, Jacob Robison, Ravi Veeraswamy, Mathew Wooster, Rupak Mukherjee, Jean Marie Ruddy Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Endovenous Laser Ablation with and Without Concomitant Phlebectomy for the Treatment of Varicose Veins: A Retrospective Analysis of 954 Limbs
This study aims to compare the need for additional sclerotherapy during follow-up after EVLA with and without concomitant phlebectomy. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yohei Kawai, Masayuki Sugimoto, Kiyoshi Aikawa, Kimihiro Komori Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Nationwide Analysis of Intact Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in Portugal from 2000 to 2015
Results on the management of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) from Mediterranean countries are scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate trends in rate of and mortality after repair of intact AAA (iAAA) in Portugal. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Marina Dias-Neto, Kevin Mani, Adelino Leite-Moreira, Alberto Freitas, S érgio Sampaio Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Three-Dimensional Printing to Guide the Application of Modified Prefenestrated Stent Grafts to Treat Aortic Arch Disease
The aim of this study was to summarize the experience and outcomes of total endovascular repair of aortic arch disease using three-dimensional (3D) printing to guide the application of modified prefenestrated/branched stent grafts. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yuanhao Tong, Yi Qin, Tong Yu, Min Zhou, Chen Liu, Changjian Liu, Xiaoqiang Li, Zhao Liu Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

The Controlling Nutritional Status Score is Significantly Associated with Complete Ulcer Healing in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia
It has been reported that the Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT) score, calculated using the serum albumin concentration, total peripheral lymphocyte count, and total cholesterol concentration, is a valuable nutritional status index. In the present study, we assessed whether the CONUT score was a significant predictor of complete ulcer healing in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Tadashi Furuyama, Sho Yamashita, Keiji Yoshiya, Shun Kurose, Shinichiro Yoshino, Ken Nakayama, Kentaro Inoue, Koichi Morisaki, Takuya Matsumoto, Masaki Mori Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Can Carotid Endarterectomy be Performed Safely within 14  days after Intravenous Thrombolysis for Acute Stroke?
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) represents a standard procedure in case of symptomatic carotid stenosis of 50 –99% within 2 weeks from onset of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) symptoms. The optimal time to perform CEA after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is still unclear. The aim of this study was to analyze the safety of CEA performed within 2 weeks from IVT. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Giuseppe Deiana, Antonio Baule, Patrizia Dalla Caneva, Genadi Genadiev Georgiev, Jorge Samuel Cabrera Morales, Antonio Manca, Stefano Camparini Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Kissing Balloon Technique for Infrapopliteal Angioplasty in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia
This study aimed to analyze the technical aspects and follow-up findings regarding patients with critical limb ischemia who underwent the kissing balloon technique (KBT). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Rodrigo Bruno Biagioni, Felipe Nasser, Roberto da Costa Amaro Junior, Marcelo Calil Burihan, Jos é Carlos Ingrund, Nelson Wolosker Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Computed Tomography Identifies Clinically Unsuspected Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis Complicating Abdominal Aortic Repair
Pancreatitis rarely complicates aortic repair. The aim of the study was to examine the role of imaging in identifying this complication and to characterize pancreatitis occuring in this setting. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Richard Tsai, Luis A. Sanchez, Motoyo Yano Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

The Position Relationship Between the Opening of the Three Branches of the Aortic Arch and the Aortic Arch Axis in Normal People
Due to the anatomical variability of the three branches of the aortic arch, interventional treatment of arch diseases becomes difficult. The aim of this study was to assess the position of three branches of the aortic arch in normal people and to provide reference data for the customization of aortic arch stents and simplified intraluminal treatment. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhenyi Zhan, Bo Li, Bailang Chen Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Nationwide analysis of intact abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in Portugal from 2000-2015
Results on the management of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) from Mediterranean countries are scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate trends in rate of and mortality after repair of intact AAA (iAAA) in Portugal. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Marina Dias-Neto, Kevin Mani, Adelino Leite-Moreira, Alberto Freitas, S érgio Sampaio Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Retroperitoneal Castleman Disease Invading Iliac Vein and Inferior Vena Cava Treated by Tumorectomy with Vascular Repair: A Case Report
We reported an extraordinary case of retroperitoneal Castleman disease, which invades wall of right iliac vein and inferior vena cava, treated successfully by tumorectomy with vascular repair. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Haocheng Ma, Qingle Li, Changshun He, Shuwei Zhang, Tao Zhang, Xiaoming Zhang Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Endovenous Laser Ablation With Versus Without Concomitant Phlebectomy for the Treatment of Varicose Veins: A Retrospective Analysis of 954 Limbs
This study aims to compare the need for additional sclerotherapy during follow-up after EVLA with versus without concomitant phlebectomy. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yohei Kawai, Masayuki Sugimoto, Kiyoshi Aikawa, Kimihiro Komori Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Real-World Outcomes of EKOS Ultrasound-Enhanced Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis for Acute Limb Ischemia
Ultrasound-enhanced catheter-directed thrombolysis (UET) using the EKOS device for acute, peripheral arterial ischemia has been purported in clinical trials to accelerate the fibrinolytic process in order to reduce treatment time and lytic dosage. We aim to describe outcomes of UET in a real-world clinical setting. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Elizabeth L. George, Benjamin Colvard, Vy-Thuy Ho, Kara A. Rothenberg, Jason T. Lee, Jordan R. Stern Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

CT identifies clinically unsuspected acute necrotizing pancreatitis complicating abdominal aortic repair
Examine the role of imaging and characterize pancreatitis complicating abdominal aortic repair. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Richard Tsai, Luis A. Sanchez, Motoyo Yano Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Predictors of primary functional maturation of autogenous radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula in a cohort of Asian patients
The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of autogenous radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (RCAVF) maturation. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Hai-Lei Li, Yiu Che Chan, Dongzhe Cui, Jingsi Liu, Mingchi Wang, Ning Li, Pearl Pai, Stephen W. Cheng Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

3D Printing to Guide the Application of Modified Pre-fenestrated Stent Grafts to Treat Aortic Arch Disease
To summarize the experience and outcomes of total endovascular repair of aortic arch disease using 3D printing to guide the application of modified pre-fenestrated/branched stent grafts. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yuanhao Tong, Yi Qin, Tong Yu, Min Zhou, Chen Liu, Changjian Liu, Xiaoqiang Li, Zhao Liu Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

The Controlling Nutritional (CONUT) score is significantly associated with complete ulcer healing in patients with critical limb ischemia
It has been reported that the Controlling Nutritional (CONUT) score, calculated using the serum albumin concentration, total peripheral lymphocyte count, and total cholesterol concentration, is a valuable nutritional status index. In the current study, we assessed whether the CONUT score was a significant predictor of complete ulcer healing in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Tadashi Furuyama, Sho Yamashita, Keiji Yoshiya, Shun Kurose, Shinichiro Yoshino, Ken Nakayama, Kentaro Inoue, Koichi Morisaki, Takuya Matsumoto, Masaki Mori Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Discharge to a Post-Acute Care Facility Following Emergent Femoral Artery Repair is not Protective Against Wound Complications
Access site complication is the most common adverse event following endovascular intervention and when emergent operative repair of the common femoral artery (CFA) is needed, patient morbidity can be significantly increased. The intent of this project was to identify predictors of wound events after emergent operative repair of the CFA due to an access site complication. It was hypothesized that patients discharged to a facility would benefit from an ongoing relationship with health care professionals as evidenced by more consistent follow-up and lower wound complication rates. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Joseph Anderson, Ryan King, Thomas Brothers, Jacob Robison, Ravi Veeraswamy, Mathew Wooster, Rupak Mukherjee, Jean Marie Ruddy Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Regional Anesthesia is Associated with Cranial Nerve Injury in Carotid Endarterectomy
Anesthesia modalities for carotid endarterectomy continue to vary nationally. We evaluated and compared short-term outcomes after carotid endarterectomy with general (GA) or regional anesthesia (RA) in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Anthony N. Grieff, Viktor Dombrovskiy, William Beckerman, Daniel Ventarola, Huong Truong, Lauren Huntress, Saum Rahimi Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Risk factors for closure failure following percutaneous transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation
The percutaneous access site of transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures is commonly closed using a preclosure technique with suture-type closure devices. We sought to evaluate the predictors and outcomes of percutaneous closure device (PCD) failure during transfemoral TAVI. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Cheol Ho Lee, Young-Guk Ko, Yeonjeong Park, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Seung Hyun Lee, Sak Lee, Hae Won Jung, Sung-Jin Hong, Chul-Min Ahn, Jung-Sun Kim, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Donghoon Choi, Myeong-Ki Hong, Yangsoo Jang Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

The position relationship between the opening of three branches of aortic arch and the aortic arch axis in normal people
To assess the position of three branches of the aortic arch in normal people, to provide reference data for the customization of aortic arch stents and simplified intraluminal treatment. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhenyi Zhan, Bo Li, Bailang Chen Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Kissing-balloon technique for infrapopliteal angioplasty in patients with critical limb ischemia
This study aimed to analyze the technical aspects and follow-up findings regarding patients with critical limb ischemia who underwent the kissing-balloon technique (KBT). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Rodrigo Bruno Biagioni, Felipe Nasser, Roberto da Costa Amaro Junior, Marcelo Calil Burihan, Jos é Carlos Ingrund, Nelson Wolosker Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Can carotid endarterectomy be performed safely within 14 days after intravenous thrombolysis for acute stroke?
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) represents a standard procedure in case of symptomatic carotid stenosis of 50-99% within 2 weeks from onset of stroke or transient ischemic symptoms (TIA). The optimal time to perform CEA after Intravenous Thrombolysis (IVT) is still unclear. The aim of this study was to analyze the safety of CEA performed within 2 weeks from IVT. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Giuseppe Deiana, Antonio Baule, Patrizia Dalla Caneva, Genadi Genadiev Georgiev, Jorge Samuel Cabrera Morales, Antonio Manca, Stefano Camparini Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Predictive Model For Pulmonary Embolism In Patients With Deep Vein Thrombosis
To develop and verify a risk predictive model/scoring system for pulmonary embolism (PE) among hospitalized patients with deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremities (LDVT). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Binliang Zhao, Bin Hao, Huimin Xu, Shyamal Premaratne, Jiantao Zhang, Le Jiao, Wenpei Zhang, Shengquan Wang, Xudong Su, Lei Sun, Jie Yao, Ying Yu, Tao Yang Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Addition of Efficiency Measures to Current Accuracy Measures in the Vascular Laboratory Can Be Used for Future Accreditation and Payment Models
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) brings with it increased regulatory requirements not traditionally addressed by standard vascular laboratory accreditation, which is based on accuracy. The new quality improvement project of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) may satisfy an improvement activity (IA) of the MACRA. We hypothesize that other IAs in the MACRA such as timeliness of test results or patient care quality performance requirements can be met by analyzing data already being collected by the vascular laboratory. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Mounir J. Haurani, Denis Kiser, Patrick S. Vaccaro, Bhagwan Satiani Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Novel Application of Custom-Made Stent Grafts with Inner Branches for Secondary Treatment After Stent Graft Migration of Previous Infrarenal Endovascular Aortic Repair
We present a novel application of custom-made stent grafts (CMSGs) with inner branches to incorporate target vessels (TVs) as an alternative to fenestrations or directional branches for secondary treatment after stent graft migration of previous infrarenal endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Mario D'Oria, Filippo Griselli, Davide Mastrorilli, Francesco Riccitelli, Filippo Gorgatti, Silvia Bassini, Cristiano Calvagna, Francesca Zamolo, Sandro Lepidi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Acute Limb Ischemia Secondary to Patent Foramen Ovale –Mediated Paradoxical Embolism: A Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature
Paradoxical embolism is the translocation of a thrombus originating in the systemic venous circulation into the arterial circulation through a cardiac defect, most commonly a patent foramen ovale (PFO). PFO exists in 15 –35% of the adult population. The most common manifestation is cerebrovascular accident; acute limb ischemia is much rarer. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jason W. Greenberg, Zackary D. Goff, Annie C. Mooser, Catherine M. Wittgen, Matthew R. Smeds Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Addition of Efficiency Measures to Current Accuracy Measures in the Vascular Lab Can Be Used For Future Accreditation and Payment Models
Medicare Accessibility and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) brings with it increased regulatory requirements not traditionally addressed by standard Vascular Labs accreditation which is based on accuracy. The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission ’s (IAC) new Quality Improvement project may satisfy an Improvement Activity (IA) of MACRA. We hypothesize that other IA in MACRA such as timeliness of test results, or patient care quality performance requirements can be met by analyzing data already being collected by vascular lab. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Mounir J. Haurani, Denis Kiser, Patrick S. Vaccaro, Bhagwan Satiani Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Is the natural anatomical evolution of type B intramural hematomas reliable to identify the patients at risk of aneurysmal progression?
The natural history of type B intramural hematomas is little-known. Aneurysmal progression or an aortic dissection occurs in 15 to 20% of the cases. The study of the natural anatomical evolution could help to identify the patients at risk of unfavorable evolution. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sonia Bolomey, Arnaud Blanchard, Pierre-Antoine Barral, Julien Mancini, David Lagier, Laurence Bal, Mariangela De Masi, Alexis Jacquier, Philippe Piquet, Marine Gaudry Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Surgery of renal artery aneurysms: A monocentric retrospective study
To report the results of conventional surgery for renal artery aneurysms (RAA) in our center. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Pierre Tesson, Gautier Haupert, Myriam Ammi, Micka ël Daligault, Xavier Papon, Bernard Enon, Jean Picquet Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Use of the gastroduodenal artery in hepatic artery reconstruction for iatrogenic hepatic artery injury during laparoscopic total gastrectomy – case report and review of the literature
We report the case of a successful hepatic artery reconstruction using the gastroduodenal artery as a transposition graft for inadvertent transection of the common hepatic artery during laparoscopic total gastrectomy. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Zoe Zhuo Xuan Tan, Jack Kian Ch ’ng Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Novel application of custom-made stent-grafts with inner branches for secondary treatment after stent-graft migration of previous infrarenal endovascular aortic repair
We present a novel application of custom-made stent-grafts (CMSGs) with inner branches to incorporate target vessels (TVs) as an alternative to fenestrations or directional branches for secondary treatment after stent-graft migration of previous infrarenal endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Mario D ’Oria, Filippo Griselli, Davide Mastrorilli, Francesco Riccitelli, Filippo Gorgatti, Silvia Bassini, Cristiano Calvagna, Francesca Zamolo, Sandro Lepidi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Caveat for vascular surgeons: lesson learned from acute onset of a rare aortic paraganglioma in a young boy
Paragangliomas (PGs) are rare neuroendocrine tumors arising from the extra-adrenal autonomic paraganglia: tiny organs formed by bundles of neuroendocrine cells derived from the embryonic neural crest and capable of catecholamines secretion. Diagnosis and treatment of aortic PGs could be a challenging issue when they present as an emergency setup (sudden abdominal pain and radiological images resembling a vascular emergency). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: D ’Alessio Ilenia, Domanin Maurizio, Bellobuono Andrea, Boni Luigi, Cassinotti Elisa, Romagnoli Silvia, Rolli Antonio, Del Gobbo Alessandro, Trimarchi Santi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Preservation of Heparin-Bonded Prosthetic Graft for Hemodialysis in the Setting of Early Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia
We report a rare case of HIT in the setting of recent heparin-bonded ePTFE arteriovenous graft placement and successful treatment of the condition with preservation of dialysis access. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Scott R. Levin, Alik Farber, Jeffrey J. Siracuse Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Surgical Management of Incidental Profunda Femoris Artery Aneurysm: A Case Report
Profunda femoris artery aneurysm is a rare vascular disorder, which is often diagnosed incidentally upon identification of synchronous aneurysms. Herein, we report the case of a 63-year-old man, presenting with a hepatic cyst, who had left profunda femoris artery and left internal iliac artery aneurysms. We performed surgical intervention, including resection of the aneurysm and reconstruction of the profunda femoris artery using a prosthetic graft. The postoperative course was uneventful, and computed tomography revealed good graft patency. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yasuo Suehiro, Hiroyuki Seo, Yuko Kubota, Shigefumi Suehiro, Hidekazu Hirai Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection with proximal embolic protection device
To report the feasibility and outcomes with the endovascular treatment of spontaneous internal carotid artery dissections (ICAD) using proximal embolic protection device (EPD). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Felice Pecoraro, Ettore Dinoto, David Pakeliani, Francesca Ferlito, Domenico Mirabella, Mario Lachat, Arduino Farina, Guido Bajardi. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

“Squid-Capture” modified in situ stent-graft fenestration technique for recurrent abdominal aortic occlusive disease after collapse of balloon-expandable stent
We present a case of an 85-year-old woman with bilateral limb-threatening ischemia caused by acute-on-chronic occlusion of the infrarenal aorta. The patient once underwent endovascular recanalization using nitinol and stainless-steel bare-metal stent implantation; however, the stainless-steel stent collapsed 3 months later. In the second endovascular therapy, “Squid-Capture” modified in situ stent-graft fenestration technique followed by stent-in-stent implantation with stent-graft and bare-metal stent was successfully applied, and it can be regarded as a promising treatment option for the repair of abdominal a...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Shohei Mizushima, Takahiko Mine, Masahiro Fujii, Yohei Iseki, Dai Nishina, Ryuzo Bessho, Shin-ichiro Kumita Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Acute Limb Ischemia Secondary to Patent Foramen Ovale-Mediated Paradoxical Embolism: Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature
Paradoxical embolism is the translocation of a thrombus originating in the systemic venous circulation into the arterial circulation through a cardiac defect, most commonly a patent foramen ovale (PFO). PFO exists in 15-35% of the adult population. The most common manifestation is cerebrovascular accident; acute limb ischemia is much rarer. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - January 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jason W. Greenberg, Zackary D. Goff, Annie C. Mooser, Catherine M. Wittgen, Matthew R. Smeds Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Clinical Frail Scale: a potential predictor for outcomes in patients undergoing open abdominal aortic aneurysm?
The innovative study by Al Shakarchi et al reports findings from a retrospective analysis demonstrating preoperative Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) score may help predict a vast array of short-term outcomes after elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair1. We have some comments. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - December 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Liang Sun, Qiaoyu Han, Yi Feng Source Type: research

Clinical Experience with Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft in Complex Revascularizations Demonstrates Safety and Efficacy
Arterial revascularizations can present significant challenges when vessels are disadvantaged and advances in technology present the surgeon with innovative opportunities. There are a number of publications using the GORE ® Hybrid Vascular Graft (GHVG), and we have been using this device in arterial revascularizations since it came to market. The aim of this study is therefore to present a large single center experience using the GHVG. This series presents patients with complex revascularizations in multiple vascula r beds. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - December 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: John J. Nguyen-Lee, M. Mujeeb Zubair, Vishwanath Chegireddy, Halim Yammine, Matthew E. Bennett, Alan B. Lumsden, Carlos F. Bechara, Jean Bismuth Tags: General Review Source Type: research

Antibiotics and Percutaneous Drainage for Treating Stent-Graft Infection after EVAR
Artificial graft infection is one of the most serious complications following EVAR. The gold standard includes the excision of the infected endograft, debridement, and reconstruction. However, these methods are not always the best option for every patient. The authors present the case of a 75-year-old man who was diagnosed with a stent-graft infection following EVAR. A course of antibiotics was administered, and percutaneous drainage was effectively performed twice in succession. After 18 months, the patient was admitted again due to the infection re-occurring. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - December 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Feng Zhu, Xiaohu Ge, Hongbo Ci, Sheng Guan Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A hybrid technique to treat iliofemoral lesions using a covered stent associated with open femoral repair
To describe a hybrid approach for complex iliofemoral lesions and report short-term and mid-term results. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - December 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: C ôme Bosse, Jean-Pierre Becquemin, Joseph Touma, Pascal Desgranges, Frédéric Cochennec Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Pathophysiological Remarks from the Takayasu Midaortic Syndrome
The interesting case reported by Sugawara et  al.1 concerning with a case of Takayasu midaortic syndrome (TAS) merits some pathophysiological remarks. A TAS can often complicate with an acute heart failure, differently from the congenital aortic coarctation (AC), outside the neonatal period. This adverse event follows a cascade of pathologica l mechanisms, starting from an increase in cardiac afterload, because of 2 main concomitant anatomopathological conditions: a widely reduced peripheral arterial network and a decreased arterial compliance, both features of Takayasu disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - December 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Luca Roncati, Graziana Gallo, Giuditta Bernardelli, Antonio Manenti, Alberto Farinetti Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

The Influence of Preoperative Anemia on Clinical Outcomes After Infrainguinal Bypass Surgery
This study aimed to further understand the influence of anemia in patients undergoing surgical revascularization for lower limb ischemia. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - December 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sandip Nandhra, Luke Boylan, James Prentis, Craig Nesbitt, the Northern Vascular Centre Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Endovascular and Surgical Management of Subclavian Artery Occlusive Disease: Early and Long-Term Outcomes
The aim of the study was to report early and late outcomes of surgical and endovascular management of subclavian artery atherosclerotic disease (SAAD). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - December 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mohamed Benhammamia, Daniela Mazzaccaro, Malek Ben Mrad, Raouf Denguir, Giovanni Nano Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Pathophysiological Remarks from the Takayasu Mid-Aortic Syndrome
The interesting case reported by Sugawara et al. concerning with a case of Takayasu mid-aortic syndrome (TAS) merits some pathophysiological remarks.1 A TAS can often complicate with an acute heart failure, differently from the congenital aortic coarctation (AC), outside the neonatal period. This adverse event follows a cascade of pathological mechanisms, starting from an increase in cardiac afterload, due to two main concomitant anatomo-pathological conditions: a widely reduced peripheral arterial network and a decreased arterial compliance, both features of Takayasu disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - December 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Luca Roncati, Antonio Manenti, Graziana Gallo, Giuditta Bernardelli, Alberto Farinetti Source Type: research