Mid-term results of TEVAR with intentional celiac artery coverage for Crawford type I thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms with the TX2 Distal Component Endograft
We report on mid-term results of TEVAR with intentional CA coverage for C-I TAAA. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Soichiro Fukushima, Takao Ohki, Yuji Kanaoka, Hiroki Ohta, Makiko Ohmori, Masamichi Momose Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Brescia-Cimino AV-fistula complicated by steal syndrome
The Brescia-Cimino arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred method of providing vascular access for hemodialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease .1 Although uncommon, the dialysis access steal syndrome (DASS) can present as a serious complication of an arteriovenous fistula, characterized by flow dynamic complications that lead to an excess perfusion of the AVF and ischemia of the hand.2 It is frequently associated with the brachial artery fistula which has an incidence rate of 5%.3 Even rarer, however, is its occurrence in the forearm, with incidence rates of 0.25-1.8%. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Brescia S, Montoya M, Bikkina R, Dardik H, Bernik T Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

In-situ composite homograft utilizing the femoral vein and the occluded superficial femoral artery after eversion endarterectomy for the management of an Ilio-femoral synthetic graft infection.
We report a patient who presented septic due to a previous ilio(common iliac)-femoral(profunda femoris) graft infection. Taking into account that the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries were occluded (no suitable target vessel, except for the distal profunda femoral) and the fact that he presented Methicilin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus positive blood cultures, the patient was scheduled for excision of the contaminated graft and in-situ reconstruction. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Nikolaos Kontopodis, Emmanouil Tavlas, Stella Lioudaki, Alexandros Kafetzakis, Alexandra Papaioannou, Christos V. Ioannou Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Primary External Stenting of an Autogenous Brachial-basilic Upper Arm Transposition
High volume shunt flow after arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis can cause high-output heart failure. We used the Frame ™ (Vascular Graft Solutions Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel) external support, a stent, to limit vein dilatation and consecutive high-volume shunt in a 62-old female who underwent brachial-basilic upper arm transposition. After maturation, the shunt was used for dialysis and showed a plateauing volume 3 mo nths after the operation. This case illustrates the safety and feasibility of this intervention when performed during AVF formation. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Christoph Kuemmerli, Dominik Habrina, Stefan Puchner, Felix Laminger, Johannes Werzowa, Sebastian Roka Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Successful Percutaneous Treatment of an Arteriovenous Malformation of the Toe
Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the toe are a rare entity. To the author ’s knowledge, there are only two published case reports, and both patients underwent amputation of the affected digits. Little is known about the optimal treatment of AVMs involving the toe. The authors present the case of a 20-year old male with a large AVM of the second toe which was successfull y treated with intraarterial sodium tetradecyl sulfate. Percutaneous treatment of these lesions is possible and should be considered prior to amputation. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Daniel L. Kirkpatrick, Aaron Frenette, Hasnain A. Hasham, Brandon Custer, Steven Lemons, Zachary Collins, Adam Alli Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Endovascular Treatment of a Ruptured Superficial Femoral Artery Aneurysm in Behcet's Disease: Case Report and Literature Review
The aim of the study was to report the endovascular repair of a ruptured superficial femoral artery (SFA) aneurysm in a young patient with Behcet's disease and review the literature. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Marianna Sallustro, GianLuca Faggioli, Stefano Ancetti, Enrico Gallitto, Vincenzo Vento, Rodolfo Pini, Mauro Gargiulo Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of a ruptured superficial femoral artery aneurysm in Behcet ’s disease: case report and literature review.
To report the endovascular repair of a ruptured superficial femoral artery aneurysm in a young patient with Behcet ’s disease and review the literature. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Marianna Sallustro, GianLuca Faggioli, Stefano Ancetti, Enrico Gallitto, Vincenzo Vento, Rodolfo Pini, Mauro Gargiulo Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Perioperative Outcomes of Lower Extremity Revascularization for Rest Pain and Tissue Loss
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the clinical manifestation of severe peripheral artery disease presenting as rest pain (RP) and tissue loss (TL). Most studies compare CLI as a homogenous group with claudication with limited database studies specifically studying these differences. We hypothesize that CLI should be stratified into RP and TL because of significant differences in disease severity, comorbidities, and outcomes. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Cynthia Tsay, Jiajun Luo, Yawei Zhang, Robert Attaran, Alan Dardik, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Perioperative outcomes of lower extremity revascularization for rest pain and tissue loss Tsay- Perioperative outcomes for rest pain v tissue loss
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the clinical manifestation of severe peripheral artery disease presenting as rest pain (RP), and tissue loss (TL). Most studies compare CLI as a homogenous group with claudication with limited database studies specifically studying these differences. We hypothesize that CLI should be stratified into RP and TL because of significant differences in disease severity, comorbidities, and outcomes. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Cynthia Tsay, Jiajun Luo, Yawei Zhang, Robert Attaran, Alan Dardik, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Evaluation of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy via the AngioJet system combined with catheter-directed thrombolysis for the treatment of symptomatic lower extremity deep venous thrombosis
Current methods of treating lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (LEDVT), such as catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) alone, or percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) alone, are accompanied by unacceptably high risks of complications. This preliminary retrospective study evaluated the efficacy of CDT combined with PMT (via the AngioJet system), relative to CDT alone, in treating LEDVT. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Shi-Wu Yin, Li-Wen Guo, Lu Bian, Ting-Miao Xiang, Sheng-Quan Pan Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Evaluation of endovascular therapy combined with bowel resection treatment on patients with Acute Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis
This retrospective study aims to investigate the effects of the endovascular and surgical strategy for treating patients with Acute Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis (AMVT). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Kai Liu, Shousheng Liu, Luan Li, Shikai Wang, Xinxin Fan, Xingjiang Wu, Guangjun Shi, Hongtao Zong Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Type A Intramural Hematoma and Retrograde Thrombosed Type A Aortic Dissection: A Single Center Experience
The aim of this study was to present our experience of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for type A intramural hematoma (TAIMH) and retrograde thrombosed type A aortic dissection (rt-TAAD) with the entry tear in the descending aorta or the abdominal aorta and discuss the outcomes. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Yen-Yu Chen, Hsu-Ting Yen, Chia-Chen Wu, David Kwan-Ru Huang Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Impact of frailty on outcomes in patients undergoing open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
In this study, we sought to evaluate whether the preoperative CFS score could be used to independently predict mortality and morbidity after elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: J. Al Shakarchi, J. Fairhead, S. Rajagopalan, A. Pherwani, A. Jaipersad Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Viabahn stent graft for the endovascular treatment of occlusive lesions in the femoropopliteal artery: A retrospective cohort study with four-year follow-up
The polytetrafluoroethylene-covered Viabahn stent may be effective for the endovascular treatment of patients with femoropopliteal artery occlusive lesions. However, the long-term efficacy of Viabahn stent remains unclear. The aim of the study was to evaluate the long-term patency of Viabahn stent grafts in patients with occlusive lesions in the femoropopliteal artery. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Qihong Ni, Shuofei Yang, Guanhua Xue, Zhaoxiong Zhou, Lan Zhang, Meng Ye Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Fibrinogen, Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte rate and Platelet-to-Neutrophil Rate as Novel Acute Phase Indicators in Patients with Thromboangiitis obliterans
The acute exacerbations and progressive deterioration seen in thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) have been related to poor clinical outcomes. Here, we have studied the association of laboratory biomarkers with the acute phase of TAO (AP-TAO). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Bichen Ren, Man Duan, Zhuo Liu, Dejun Xu, Jianming Zhang, Jianing Wang, Xiaochen Geng, Shuyue Yang, Dongmei Han, Jianshi Du Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Treatment of superior mesenteric vein thrombus by catheter-directed thrombolysis
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) greatly improves the diagnosis of superior mesenteric vein (SMV) thrombosis (1), which presents as the unspecific symptom of abdominal pain. Prothrombotic states or thrombophilia and local intra-abdominal infections are major causes of SMV thrombosis (2). A 37-year-old Chinese woman was diagnosed with SMV and portal vein thrombosis. The patient was initially given 40 mg of heparin sodium every 12 h and 800,000 U/day of urokinase using SMA angiography. The abdominal pain was not relieved after treatment. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhiwei Gao, Libo Yin, Yifeng Pan, Bing Chen Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Intraosseous arteriovenous malformations in the extremities managed with coils and absolute ethanol treatment
To assess treatment methods, interim results, and complications of coils and absolute ethanol in managing extremity intraosseous arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) via direct puncture approach. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Xi-tao Yang, Li-xin Su, Xin-dong Fan Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Intravascular leiomyomatosis extending to right atrium: a rare caused syncope
Intravascular leiomyomatosis (IVL) is a variant of leiomyoma characterized by intravascular proliferation of a histologically benign smooth muscle tumor extending beyond the uterus into distant great vessels or the heart. It is a rare disease and results in death. Here, we reported the case of 48-year-old, otherwise well woman, who presented to the emergency department with syncope. Pulmonary CT demonstrated a large low-density shadow originating from the inferior vena cava (IVC) extending into the right atrium (RA). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Yingjiang Xu, Xiujuan Gao, Chao Yang, Jianyong Liu, Bi Jin, Dan Shang Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Iatrogenic interval gangrene of the thigh
Interval gangrene of the thigh is an extremely rare complication in vascular surgery. Most cases have reported interval gangrene of the calf as a consequence of a distal bypass procedure,1-6 with little documentation of interval thigh gangrene occurring after endovascular intervention.7 The present case suggests that in the process of placing multiple-level covered and bare metal stents in the iliac, superficial femoral, and popliteal arteries, interval gangrene of the thigh must be considered as a potential, albeit rare, complication. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Flynn S, Montoya M, Bikkina R, Hammond BJ, Dardik H, Bernik T Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Comparison of different thawing protocols in human cryopreserved venous grafts
The aim of our study was to assess the impact of different thawing protocols on morphological changes arising in cryopreserved human saphenous vein grafts. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Miroslav Špaček, Pavel Měřička, Libor Janoušek, Markéta Dalecká, Aleš Benda, Otakar Krs, Dáša Slížová, Rudolf Špunda, Jan Hrubý, Ivan Matia, Barbora Honegrová, Jaroslav Lindner Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Percutaneous Venous Angioplasty in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency
I read with interest the randomized controlled trial (RCT) by Napoli et al. titled "Percutaneous Venous Angioplasty in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency: A Randomized Wait List Control Study ”. (1) (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Alessandro Rasman Source Type: research

Sleeve Fistulectomy: A Novel Hybrid Technique to Manage the Degenerative Arteriovenous Fistula
We describe 5 patients receiving hemodialysis through large degenerative brachiocephalic AVFs who underwent successful revision and avoided the need for a temporary dialysis catheter. A hybrid approach using open surgical technique with both endovascular and laparoscopic tools provides an opportunity to maintain patency and restore function by combining modern surgical tools. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mohammed Al-Musawi, Oliver Fackelmayer, Charles J. Fox Tags: Selected Technique Source Type: research

Wanting Everything
I look at the walls of the room. A large card taped to the wall reads “Get Well Soon”. Right next to it, multiple photographs of her: a mother dancing at her daughter’s wedding, a middle-aged woman playing with her puppy, a grandmother lifting her grandbaby up in the air. I see her smile, the shiny eyes and the happiness on that face. Life! My eyes then focus on what is going on in the room. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Faisal Aziz Source Type: research

Reply to Ramdass et  al., “Use of the Dorsal Vein of the Hand for Arteriovenous Fistula Creation”
We are very grateful that Ramdass et  al. informed us of their interesting and novel article1 and gave us many valuable suggestions about our published article.2 In addition, we sincerely praise their achievement. We unfortunately were not aware of their article until now and were, thus, unable to cite their research, even though we s earched for previous reports very carefully. As the authors mentioned, their technique of using the ‘Distal-to-Snuff Box Site’ for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation with the cephalic vein and radial artery is certainly the most peripheral site in the upper limb. (Source: A...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Tsuyoshi Takashima, Yasunori Nonaka, Makoto Fukuda, Shuichi Rikitake, Motoaki Miyazono, Yuji Ikeda, Kazuhisa Rikitake Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Peroperative Intravascular Ultrasound for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair versus Peroperative Angiography: A Pilot Study in Fit Patients with Favorable Anatomy
The aim of this study was to compare intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) assistance for endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) to standard assistance by angiography. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Giulio Illuminati, Maria Antonietta Pacil è, Gianluca Ceccanei, Massimo Ruggeri, Giuseppe La Torre, Jean-Baptiste Ricco Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Analysis of subjective and objective screening techniques as predictors of safety for radial artery intervention.
There is no current accepted standard in safety evaluation for radial artery intervention. We sought to compare the accuracy of various subjective and objective screening techniques in predicting safety for radial artery intervention. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sharon C. Kiang, Arian J. Nasiri, Ryan R. Strilaeff, Vinoy S. Prasad, Aditya S. Bharadwaj, Paul A. Miller, Ahmed M. Abou-Zamzam, Roger T. Tomihama Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

An Alternative Approach to Carotid Endarterectomy in the High Carotid Bifurcation
We present a high transverse neck incision with subplatysmal flaps as an alternative to the standard surgical exposure of the carotid bifurcation to facilitate CEA in patients with HCB. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ashley Farhat-Sabet, Brittany O. Aicher, Besher Tolaymat, Vladimir Coca-Soliz, Khanjan H. Nagarsheth, Areck A. Ucuzian, Joshua E. Lubek, Shahab Toursavadkohi Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Reply to Ramdass et al., “Use of the dorsal vein of the hand for arteriovenous fistula creation”
This article is a reply to the letter. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Tsuyoshi Takashima, Yasunori Nonaka, Makoto Fukuda, Shuichi Rikitake, Motoaki Miyazono, Kazuhisa Rikitake, Yuji Ikeda Source Type: research

Use of the dorsal vein of the hand for arteriovenous fistula creation
We read with great interest the very interesting and novel technique described by Takashima et al. on creation of an arteriovenous fistula using the dorsal vein of the hand by transposition of the dorsal metacarpal vein and anastomosing to the radial artery (RDAVF). [1] (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Michael J. Ramdass, Dale Maharaj Source Type: research

Peroperative Intravascular Ultrasound for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair vs. Peroperative Angiography: A pilot study in fit patients with favorable anatomy.
The aim of this study was to compare intravascular-ultrasound (IVUS) assistance for Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) to standard assistance by angiography. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Giulio Illuminati, Maria Antonietta Pacil è, Gianluca Ceccanei, Massimo Ruggeri, Giuseppe La Torre, Jean-Baptiste Ricco Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Outcomes of local and regional anesthesia for superficialization of brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistulas
Superficialization, the second stage of a two-stage brachio-basilic arteriovenous fistula (BB-AVF), can be performed under local (LA), regional (RA), or general anesthesia (GA). Given the numerous comorbidities in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), our preference is to use RA or LA when feasible. Our goal was to review the success rate of RA and LA, need for conversion to GA, and cardiac morbidity and mortality for BB-AVF superficialization. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Cl éa Marsh, Janell Holloway, Sohail Sareh, Nikhil Kansal, Nina Bowens, Ashkan Moazzez, Vadim Tokhner, Christian de Virgilio, Mark Archie Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Caval Reconstruction with Undersized Ringed Graft after Resection of Inferior Vena Cava Leiomyosarcoma
The objective of this study is to examine outcomes after IVC reconstruction and determine optimal graft sizing. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Joe L. Pantoja, Rhusheet P. Patel, Donald T. Baril, William Quinones-Baldrich, Peter F. Lawrence, Karen Woo Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

An Original Bailout Solution for Renal Artery Dissection after Fenestrated/Branched EVAR
Renal artery (RA) dissection may occur during endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal aneurysms. The aim of this paper is to report the use of kissing coronary stents in the renal bifurcation as a bailout solution for dissection after fenestraded/branched endovascular aortic repair (F/B-EVAR). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Alice Lopes, Miguel Lemos Gomes, Ryan Melo, Pedro Amorim, Gon çalo Sobrinho, Luís Mendes Pedro Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Adverse Cardiac Events and Mortality in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia
Both surgical and endovascular treatment in elderly patients with critical limb ischemia are associated with high mortality rates. Patients with critical limb ischemia are at increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events and subsequent cardiovascular death. Little is known about the incidence and consequences of these adverse events. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of adverse cardiac events on mortality in patients with critical limb ischemia undergoing surgical or endovascular treatment. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: J.P. Roijers, Y.S. Rakk é, C.J. Hopmans, M.G. Buimer, G.H. Ho, H.G.W. de Groot, E.J. Veen, J. Vos, P.G.H. Mulder, L. van der Laan Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

An Original Bailout Solution For Renal Artery Dissection After Fenestrated / Branched Evar
Renal artery (RA) dissection may occur during endovascular treatment of thoraco-abdominal aneurysms. The aim of this paper is to report the use of kissing coronary stents in the renal bifurcation as a bailout solution for dissection after F/B-EVAR. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Alice Lopes, Miguel Lemos Gomes, Ryan Melo, Pedro Amorim, Gon çalo Sobrinho, Luís Mendes Pedro Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Paneled Saphenous Vein Grafts compared to Internal Jugular Vein Grafts in Venous Reconstruction after Pancreaticoduodenectomy
The objective of this study is to compare outcomes between the paneled saphenous vein graft (SVG) and internal jugular vein graft (IJVG) in portomesenteric venous reconstructions after pancreaticoduodenectomy. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Joe L. Pantoja, Kevin Chang, Peter A. Pellionisz, Karen Woo, Steven M. Farley Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Utilization of Carbon Dioxide Angiography and Percutaneous Balloon Angioplasty for Treatment of Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis
We present our institutional experience of endovascular management for TRAS using CO2 digital subtraction angiography (CO2-DSA) and balloon angioplasty to manage failing renal transplants. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Bima J. Hasjim, Roy M. Fujitani, Samuel L. Chen, Carlos Donayre, Isabella J. Kuo, Aamir Raza, Uttam Reddy, Hirohito Ichii, Nii-Kabu Kabutey Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

A Systematic Review and Updated Metaanalysis for Carotid Near-Occlusion
Carotid near-occlusion (CNO) is distal luminal collapse of the internal carotid artery beyond a tight stenosis. CNO is a relatively rare condition accounting for 3% in symptomatic carotid stenosis and about 20% in severe ( ≥70%) symptomatic stenosis. The optimal treatment for CNO remains controversial. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Song Xue, Xiao Tang, Gefei Zhao, Hanfei Tang, Liang Cai, Weiguo Fu, Wei Zhang, Ethan Yibo Yang, Daqiao Guo Tags: General Review Source Type: research

Early Post-EVAR Rupture in a Patient with Early Type II Endoleak: A Borderline Treatment
The detection of type II endoleak one month after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is usually neglected or considered benign. Aim of this report is to present a case of post-EVAR rupture, due to type II endoleak, and discuss on pathophysiology and differential diagnosis. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Christiana Anastasiadou, Sotiris Giannakakis, Anastasios Papapetrou, George Galyfos, George Kastrisios, Chrisostomos Maltezos Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Decreased Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Size following EVAR in Patients with CT Evidence of Subclinical Thoracic Aortic Dissection
This study evaluates the relationship between aneurysm sac regression after EVAR and the presence of morphological features in the thoracic aorta that can be associated with a subclinical aortic dissection, termed dissection morphology in this study. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Grace H. Miner, Ella Taubenfeld, Rami O. Tadros, Daniel K. Han, Michael L. Marin Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

A Systematic Review and Updated Meta-analysis for Carotid Near-Occlusion
Carotid near-occlusion (CNO) is distal luminal collapse of the internal carotid artery beyond a tight stenosis. CNO is a relatively rare condition accounting for 3% in symptomatic carotid stenosis and about 20% in severe ( ≥70%) symptomatic stenosis. The optimal treatment for CNO remains controversial. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Song Xue, Xiao Tang, Gefei Zhao, Hanfei Tang, Liang Cai, Weiguo Fu, Wei Zhang, Ethan Yibo Yang, Daqiao Guo Tags: General Review Source Type: research

Association of Plasma Marker of Oxidized Lipid with Histologic Plaque Instability in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
This study aims to investigate the association between plasma OxLDL and histologic plaque instability in patients with peripheral artery disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Kichun Kim, Cheong Lim, Gilhyang Kim, Jin-Haeng Chung, Young-Seok Cho, Jun Hwan Cho, Jae-Bin Seo, Woo-Young Chung, Se-Jin Oh, Jae-Sung Choi, Jun-Sung Kim, Jin Joo Park, Jung-Won Suh, Tae-Jin Youn, In-Ho Chae, Dong-Ju Choi Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

Acute thrombolysis-resistant occlusive left femoral and iliac venous thrombosis treated with mechanical thrombectomy via the ClotTriever device
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is frequently treated by anticoagulation, which helps to prevent new thrombus formation, but to restore venous flow, additional efforts might be needed. Thrombolytic agents can help clear acute thrombus, but increased bleeding risk is a concern, frequent contraindications are another. One lesser discussed potential limitation is thrombus age, which can affect efficiency of treatment. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Amit Srivastava Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Early post – EVAR rupture in a patient with early type II endoleak: A borderline treatment
The detection of type II endoleak one month after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is usually neglected or considered benign. Aim of this report is to present a case of post-EVAR rupture, due to type II endoleak, and discuss on pathophysiology and differential diagnosis. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Christiana Anastasiadou, Sotiris Giannakakis, Anastasios Papapetrou, George Galyfos, George Kastrisios, Chrisostomos Maltezos Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A Frailty-Based Risk Score Predicts Morbidity and Mortality After Elective Endovascular Repair of Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has expanded access to descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (DTAA) repair particularly for elderly and frail patients. This high-risk population has limited long-term overall survival, such that appropriate patient selection is required to optimize patient benefit and resource utilization. Our objective is to develop and validate a frailty-based, procedure-specific risk score for patients undergoing elective TEVAR for DTAA. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Donald G. Harris, Sydney L. Olson, Annalise M. Panthofer, Jon S. Matsumura, Paul D. DiMusto Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

Bilateral Carotid Patch Infection Occurring 12  years Following Endarterectomy
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the most commonly used invasive procedure for treatment of carotid stenosis. Different methods are used to close the arteriotomy including primary closure and patch repair with a graft. Prosthetic patch infection is a rare but serious complication of patch closure, and we will present a unique case of carotid patch infection (CPI) 12  years after implantation. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Fady Haddad, Mohamad-Rachad Wehbe, Caroline Hmedeh, Mouafak Homsi, Rakan Nasreddine, Jamal J. Hoballah Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

CT-Derived Pretreatment Thoracic Sarcopenia Is Associated with Late Mortality after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
Frailty, characterized by physiologic depletion, predicts postoperative morbidity and mortality in vascular surgery patients. CT-derived sarcopenia is a valuable method for objectively staging frailty preoperatively. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sydney L. Olson, Annalise M. Panthofer, Donald J. Harris, William D. Jordan, Mark A. Farber, Richard P. Cambria, Jon S. Matsumura Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research

A Novel Surgical Approach for Refractory  Secondary Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity Accompanying Micro-Arteriovenous Fistula
We report two cases of refractory lymphedema at the lower extremity caused by mAVF and incompetent perforating vein (IPV). (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Hisashi Sakuma, Shiho Watanabe, Hikaru Kono Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Early carotid endarterectomy for symptomatic stenosis of internal carotid artery in patients affected by transient ischemic attack or minor to moderate ischemic acute stroke: a single center experience
To report a single center experience with early surgical carotid revascularization in patients affected by transient ischemic attack and minor/moderate ischemic acute stroke. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ottavia Borghese, Angelo Pisani, Bertrand Lapergue, Isabelle Di Centa Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

CT-derived Pre-treatment Thoracic Sarcopenia is associated with Late Mortality After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
Frailty, characterized by physiologic depletion, predicts post-operative morbidity and mortality in vascular surgery patients. CT-derived sarcopenia is a valuable method for objectively staging frailty preoperatively. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - November 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sydney L. Olson, Annalise M. Panthofer, Donald J. Harris, William D. Jordan, Mark A. Farber, Richard P. Cambria, Jon S. Matsumura Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research