Corrigendum to ‘Editor's Choice – European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2020 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Vascular Graft and Endograft Infections’ [European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 59/3 (2020) 339 –384]
The authors regret there were mistakes in Table  12 concerning adjusted risk estimation for surgical site infections of the lower limbs. The authors would like to thank Dr Tresson and colleagues for their careful reading and to apologise for any inconvenience. Table 12 should be read as below: (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Nabil Chakf é, Holger Diener, Anne Lejay, Ojan Assadian, Xavier Berard, Jocelyne Caillon, Inge Fourneau, Andor W.J.M. Glaudemans, Igor Koncar, Jes Lindholt, Germano Melissano, Ben R. Saleem, Eric Senneville, Riemer H.J.A. Slart, Zoltan Szeberin, Maarit V Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

The VASCUNET Manifesto on Data Privacy Compliant Real World Evidence
Between 1997 and today, the history of the VASCUNET collaboration1 has been accompanied by various milestones of the digital revolution. In 1998, when only 1% of European inhabitants used the internet, a company known for the most popular search engine was founded in a garage in California, USA. Subsequently, the increasing data exchange between the European Union (EU) and the US led to the “Safe Harbour” agreement in 2000. While in 1993 only 3% of the world's information was stored digitally, this proportion increased to 96% in 2007. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Tobias M üller, Maarit Venermo, Martin Altreuther, Zoltán Szeberin, Jonathan R. Boyle, Kevin Mani Tags: Edutorial Source Type: research

Successful Endovascular Treatment of a Subclavian Arteriovenous Fistula
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Maonan Han, Yi Yang Tags: Coup D ’Oeil Source Type: research

Hybridising the Armamentarium: Exploring New Approaches to Arteriovenous Graft Repair
This issue of the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery features a retrospective review from Go et  al.,1 which compared the outcomes of open and hybrid repair of fully thrombosed arteriovenous grafts (AVGs). AVG failure from intimal hyperplasia and stenosis of the venous anastomosis is a common and frustrating experience for haemodialysis patients and their surgeons alike. A great deal of effor t has been made to elucidate the best surveillance and repair techniques to assess graft patency and to salvage thrombosed AVGs. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: David Jiang, Ross Milner Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

Should Vascular Surgeons Be Leading or Supporting Players in Oncovascular Surgery?
Vascular surgeons are an important resource for bleeding control and vessel reconstruction, especially in larger hospitals performing major surgery.1 With the increasing subspecialisation of surgery, an ability to repair and reconstruct major vascular structures is highly appreciated by non-vascular colleagues. Technically, vascular surgeons performing open surgery are well suited to the role, as they are used to operating in all the extremities, abdomen, retroperitoneum, and neck, and many have cardiothoracic training. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Pirkka Vikatmaa Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

Has Endovascular Aortic Repair Reached a State of Perfection or is There Still Work to be Done?
In this issue, Becquemin et  al.1 demonstrate promising long term results using the Endurant stent graft in a multicentre French single arm post-market registry, with a Kaplan–Meier five year freedom from type IA endoleaks and secondary endovascular procedures of 94.5 ± 1.7% and 90.4 ± 2.6%, respectively. Proponents o f endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) may use this study as another example that EVAR has almost reached a state of perfection. However, we should still be aware of a few areas of concern and improvement. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Cornelis G. Vos, Jean-Paul P.M. de Vries Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

For Debate: The Indication for Elective Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Should Be Reviewed
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) still results in around 3000 deaths in the UK every year.1 Aneurysm rupture can be prevented by planned intervention either by open aortic surgery or endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). However, not all large AAAs rupture; although opinions vary, it is estimated that between 1.5 and 3 people need to undergo elective AAA repair to prevent one death from rupture. Thus much elective aortic surgery is undertaken on people whose aneurysm would never have ruptured. They are exposed to the hazards of aortic intervention and reduced quality-of-life post-operatively for up to six months. (Source: Eu...
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jonothan J. Earnshaw Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Don't Miss the Follow Up
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Lucie Salomon du Mont, Simon Rinckenbach Tags: Coup D ’Oeil Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Procedural Outcomes in Patients With Proximal Common Carotid or Innominate Artery Disease With or Without Tandem Ipsilateral Internal Carotid Artery Disease
To establish 30 day and mid term outcomes in patients treated for significant stenoses affecting the proximal common carotid artery (CCA) or innominate artery (IA) with/without tandem disease of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery (ICA). (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Vaux Robertson, Federica Poli, Athanasios Saratzis, Pip Divall, A. Ross Naylor Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research

Effect of Statins on Total Mortality in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
The aim was to summarise the evidence from published epidemiological studies investigating the efficacy of statin therapy on long term survival in patients after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Øyvind Risum, Irene Sandven, Jon O. Sundhagen, Michael Abdelnoor Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research

Comparable Patency of Open and Hybrid Treatment of Venous Anastomotic Lesions in Thrombosed Haemodialysis Grafts
This study aimed to describe outcomes after hybrid intervention compared with open revision (patch venoplasty or jump bypass) of the VA in thrombosed AVGs. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Catherine Go, Rohan Kulkarni, Jason K. Wagner, Rabih A. Chaer, Mohammad H. Eslami, Michael J. Singh, Michel S. Makaroun, Efthymios D. Avgerinos Source Type: research

A Simplified Technique for Surgical Treatment of Saccular Venous Aneurysms
Popliteal venous aneurysms (PVAs) are rare but frequently prone to causing life threatening pulmonary embolism. A 46 year old man, treated with a prolonged course of oral anticoagulation therapy for massive pulmonary embolism (negative for thrombophilia), was found to have a 38  mm diameter saccular PVA. No evidence of aneurysm thrombosis was detected. Owing to the risk of recurrence, surgical correction was proposed. As traditional vein clamping and running suture carries a risk of developing shrinkage and the longitudinal suture line may be irregular, a stapled aneurysm orrhaphy was considered. (Source: European Jou...
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Efrem Civilini, Stefano Brizzi Tags: Jugaar Source Type: research

A Challenging Proximal Aortic Arch Endovascular Repair
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Elie Girsowicz, Oren Steinmetz Tags: Coup D ’Oeil Source Type: research

Hybrid Aortic Arch Surgery for Symptomatic Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jean-Michel Davaine, Laurent Genser Tags: Coup D ’Oeil Source Type: research

Unmet Needs in Cryopreserved Arterial Allograft Implantation for Peripheral Vascular Graft Infections
Cryopreserved arterial allografts (CAA) have been described as a valuable alternative reconstruction material in vascular infections, offering resistance to infection, reduced operation time, and better compatibility. Up to an 18% early rupture and occlusion rate has been reported in aortic procedures.1 However, peripheral graft infections (PGI) have their own specificities. Controversy remains over the optimal conduit when autologous superficial veins are not available, as seen in the recent ESVS guidelines which list CAA among eligible materials without prioritisation. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Abdel R. Tatar, Lucie Derycke, Frederic Cochennec, Asma Jaziri, Pascal Desgranges, Joseph Touma Tags: Research letter Source Type: research

Effects of Left Renal Vein Ligation During Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair on Renal Function
Left renal vein (LRV) ligation is performed during open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair to facilitate proximal anastomosis. Its impact on short, medium, and long term renal function has not been investigated in detail using appropriately validated endpoints. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Kamashi Pandirajan, Emmanuel Katsogridakis, David Sidloff, Robert D. Sayers, Matthew J. Bown, Athanasios Saratzis Source Type: research

National Diagnostic Reference Levels for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair and Optimisation Strategies
The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has highlighted the large number of medical specialties using fluoroscopy outside imaging departments without programmes of radiation protection (RP) for patients and staff. Vascular surgery is one of these specialties and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is one of the most challenging procedures requiring RP guidance and optimisation actions. The recent European Directive on Basic Safety Standards requires the use and regular update of diagnostic reference levels (DRL) for interventional procedures. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Rodrigo Rial, Eliseo Va ñó, Maria L. Del Río-Solá, José M. Fernández, Roberto M. Sánchez, Lino A. Camblor Santervás, Sergi Bellmunt, Estrella Blanco, Mehdi El Amrani Joutey, Elena González Cañas, Francisco J. Gomez Palones, Jose A. González Faj Source Type: research

Long Term Benefits of EVAR in the Modern Era: The Importance of Looking at Stent Graft Durability without Forgetting the Right Pathophysiology
Endovascular repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) treatment has gained progressive acceptance owing to better peri-operative outcomes than open aortic repair (OAR). However, concerns exist regarding stent graft durability and loss of benefits over the long run. The meta-analysis by Antoniou et  al. confirmed that although the hazard of all cause and aneurysm related death within six months of surgery was significantly lower after EVAR, with further follow up the pooled hazard estimate moved in favour of OAR. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sandro Lepidi, Mario D'Oria Tags: Research Letter: For Debate Source Type: research

Use of the Ovation Endograft System to Treat Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms With Hostile Anatomy
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is now the standard treatment modality for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms, and the current European Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines in this context recognise the use of polymer filled rings for achieving proximal sealing.1 The Ovation iX (Endologix, Santa Rosa, CA, USA) endograft system is an ultra low profile (ULP) device used in EVAR. It has wide ranging instructions for use (IFUs) permitting use in many hostile anatomy conditions (HACs). A case series of patients treated with this system is presented, including comparison with other infrarenal EVAR devices. (Source: Eur...
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Kersten Morgan-Bates, Arindam Chaudhuri Tags: Research letter Source Type: research

European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) Certification of Theoretical and Practical Competences in Basic Vascular Ultrasound: Validity Investigation of the Assessment Tools
The aim of this study was to gather validity evidence for the Assessment of basic Vascular Ultrasound Expertise (AVAUSE) tool, and to establish a pass/fail score for each component, to support decisions for certification. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Leizl J. Nayahangan, Ramon Vila, Jonathan Lawaetz, Jos é I. Leal Lorenzo, Kim K. Bredahl, Martin Lawaetz, Gaspar Mestres, Lise Westerlin, Steven K. Rogers, Filipe Fernandes, Elena I. Ortega, Lars Konge, Jonas Eiberg Source Type: research

Chimney Endovascular Aneurysm Repair from Below
Chimney endovascular aneurysm repair (ChEVAR) is able to repair a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (JRAAA) when open or fenestrated/branched repair are not possible. For placement of the chimney graft(s) upper extremity access is necessary, however, not all patients have a suitable aortic arch anatomy for this. A successful ChEVAR is described with a single chimney graft placed from femoral access using steerable sheath technology. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Gabriela Pilz da Cunha, Charlotte C. Lemmens, Barend M.E. Mees Tags: Jugaar Source Type: research

Multicentre Evaluation of an Extra Low Dose Protocol to Reduce Radiation Exposure in Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenting
Radiation dose in mesenteric stenting (MS) remains under evaluated. Yet, MS can lead to high levels of radiation mainly because lateral angulation is needed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of an extra low dose protocol (ELDP) to reduce radiation exposure in MS. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Nicolas Massiot, Iannis Ben Abdallah, Ambroise Duprey, S ébastien Leygnac, Olivier Corcos, Yves Castier, Salma El Batti Source Type: research

Coil Embolisation and Stent Grafting for Splenic Artery Aneurysms
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Georgios I. Karaolanis, Stylianos G. Koutsias Tags: Coup D ’Oeil Source Type: research

One Year on: Test Your Knowledge From September 2019
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Stavros Kakkos Source Type: research

Editorial Board
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Contents
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Selected Abstracts from the September Issues of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

EJVES vol. 60, issue 3 (September 2020) - Spanish Translated Abstracts
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Renal Artery Outcomes After Open Repair of Suprarenal or Type IV Thoraco-abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
The aim of this study was to evaluate the mid and long term patency of elective renal artery reconstructions during open surgical repair of suprarenal aortic aneurysms (SRAA) and type 4 thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms (T4AAA). (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Aur élien Hostalrich, Jean Porterie, Jean Segal, Benoit Lebas, Lauranne Matray, Thimothée Abaziou, Jean-Baptiste Ricco, Xavier Chaufour Source Type: research

Successful Implementation of the Exercise First Approach for Intermittent Claudication in the Netherlands is Associated with Few Lower Limb Revascularisations
A stepped care model, in which patients are primarily treated with supervised exercise therapy (SET), is recommended as the optimal strategy for intermittent claudication (IC). The aim of this study was to determine the primary treatment (SET, endovascular revascularisation [ER], or open surgery) in relation to secondary lower limb revascularisation and survival in patients with IC. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sandra C.P. Jansen, Lambertus P.J. van Nistelrooij, Marc R.M. Scheltinga, Ellen V. Rouwet, Joep A.W. Teijink, Anco C. Vahl Source Type: research

Ruptured Epiploic Artery Aneurysm Associated With Fibromuscular Dysplasia
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Iris Naudin, Nellie Della-Schiava Tags: Coup D ’Oeil Source Type: research

Multiple Skin Fistulae after Axillofemoral Bypass
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Julien Chikande, Fabien Lareyre Tags: Coup D ’Oeil Source Type: research

Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Preserving A Right Crossed Unfused Inferior Ectopic Kidney
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Chloe Bernard, Eric Steinmetz Tags: Coup D ’Oeil Source Type: research

Recanalisation of a Superficial Temporal Artery Pseudoaneurysm after Vascular Plug Embolisation
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Borivoje Lukic, Vladimir Cvetic Tags: Coup D ’Oeil Source Type: research

The Efficacy of a Protocol of Iliac Artery and Limb Treatment During EVAR in Minimising Early and Late Iliac Occlusion
Iliac limb occlusion (ILO) is a complication of endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) and requires re-intervention in most cases. Attention to any intra-operative defect of iliac limbs and arteries may prevent ILO. The study aimed to analyse the long term effect of an intra-operative protocol of iliac limb treatment during EVAR on ILO. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrea Vacirca, Gianluca Faggioli, Rodolfo Pini, Paolo Spath, Enrico Gallitto, Chiara Mascoli, Mohammad Abualhin, Mauro Gargiulo Source Type: research

Fenestrated and Branched Thoraco-abdominal Endografting after Previous Open Abdominal Aortic Repair
Proximal para-anastomotic aneurysms, or aneurysmal degeneration of the native aorta above a previous open abdominal aortic repair (Pr-AAAs), are challenging scenarios. The aim of this study was to report the early and mid term outcomes of endovascular repair of Pr-AAAs by fenestrated and branched endovascular aneurysm repair (FB-EVAR). (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Enrico Gallitto, Jonathan Sobocinski, Chiara Mascoli, Rodolfo Pini, Cecilia Fenelli, Gianluca Faggioli, Stephan Haulon, Mauro Gargiulo Source Type: research

Scalp Arteriovenous Malformation: Double Row Purse String Suture (DROPS) Technique to Decrease Intra-operative Bleeding
Scalp arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are high flow lesions with complex vascular anatomy. Excessive bleeding is a frequent surgical complication in resection of these lesions, for which many techniques have been suggested. Percutaneous suturing of the feeding vessels along with careful blood pressure control is reported as a method to reduce intra-operative bleeding. Skin shortage is a problem during skin repair and skin graft is often needed, but this problem has not been encountered with the present technique. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Mohammad-Hadi S. Modaghegh, Jamal Jalili Tags: Jugaar Source Type: research

Essential Vascular Surgical Care in Low and Middle Income Countries: Towards the Tipping Point
We read with great interest Prendes et  al.’ s commentary1 on lower limb revascularisation in low and middle income countries (LMICs). It has become increasingly apparent that the burden of vascular diseases disproportionally affects vulnerable and LMIC populations as a result of the epidemiological transition away from infectious dis eases and towards non-communicable diseases, as a result of the rise in smoking, air pollution, obesity, diabetes, and trauma.2 Access to emergency and essential vascular surgical care, however, is grossly lacking in LMICs. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Xiya Ma, Dominique Vervoort Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Is England Getting it Right Yet? Potential Lessons for Europe
Unwarranted variation in choice of treatment modalities can be due to a lack of good evidence or insufficient application of existing evidence. Endovascular therapy for peripheral arterial occlusive disease has been adopted rapidly, despite a consistent lack of Level 1 evidence on which to base practice guidelines.1 The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT, https://gettingitrightfirsttime.co.uk) programme in the UK aims to reduce unwarranted variation to improve the quality of care and deliver efficiency and cost savings within its National Health Service. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Oliver Lyons Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

The Continued Discussion on Mechanical Intervention in the Battle Against Deep Venous Thrombosis
In this issue, Pouncey et  al. compare the long term outcome of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) after treatment of iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT) with Angiojet pharmacomechanical thrombectomy (PCDT) vs. catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT) alone.1 This is a retrospective review that included 151 limbs treated over six years. They looked at the incidence of PTS, procedural outcomes, complications, and vessel patency, and demonstrated that PCDT was associated with a reduction in treatment time and lytic dose. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Rolla Zarifa, Ross Milner Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

Readmission and Re-intervention are Better Measures of EVAR Quality
Gray et al. 1 report a large dataset of 31  892 elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs over an 8-year period from the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) database in England. They explore the relationship between case volume and outcomes for patients undergoing open surgical repair (OSR) or endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for in frarenal AAA. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Aminder A. Singh, Jonathan R. Boyle Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Brachial Artery Shotgun Injury
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Marina Stevanov, Maximilian Brueckner Tags: Coup D ’Oeil Source Type: research

Erratum to “Re Mid to Long Term Outcomes in Management of Spontaneous Isolated Coeliac Artery Dissection” [European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 60 (1) (2020) 151 –152]
The publisher regrets that the author list has been published incorrectly. The author list should have been: (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: So Hyun Kang, Hyung Sub Park, Taeseung Lee Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Game, SET, and Match?
Jansen et  al. report on putative health benefits following a broad implementation of supervised exercise therapy (SET) as a primary treatment approach for intermittent claudication (IC) in the Netherlands.1 All the healthcare professionals that orchestrated such a countrywide implementation of this guidelin e-recommended treatment are to be congratulated for their important achievement.2 They thereby “walked the talk” that has been part of IC treatment discussions for ages. The main findings were that the proportion of patients offered SET as a first line treatment increased substantially and reach ed an ...
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Joakim Nordanstig, Maria B äck Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

Non-Invasive Cerebral Autoregulation Monitoring During Awake Carotid Endarterectomy Identifies Clinically Significant Brain Ischaemia
The aim was to evaluate the potential of near infrared spectrometry (NIRS) monitoring enhanced by autoregulation parameters to detect clamp ischaemia during awake carotid endarterectomy (CEA). (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Julian Zipfel, Sebastian J. Bantle, Harry Magunia, Christian Schlensak, Felix Neunhoeffer, Martin U. Schuhmann, Mario Lescan Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Shotgun Injury to Brachial Artery
(Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Marina Stevanov, Maximilian Br ückner Tags: Coup D ’Oeil Source Type: research

Hyperspectral Imaging of the Carotid Artery Subject to Endarterectomy
With regard to vessel wall remodelling, the adventitia has received considerable attention in recent years. The outermost layer of the vessel wall not only contains a heterogenous population of cells, but also an adrenergic nervous system, a lymphatic network, and a specialised microvasculature. By supplying blood and oxygen to the vessel wall, these microvascular vasa vasorum represent the highway for oxygen and nutrient supply to the media and intima.1 Experimental and clinical studies have demonstrated that intimal, medial, and adventitial remodelling occurs in response to revascularisation procedures. (Source: European...
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Robert Sucher, Elisabeth Sucher, Hannes K öhler, Till Schönherr, Ines Gockel, Daniela Branzan Tags: Research letter Source Type: research

Centralization of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair - We Can No Longer Ignore the Benefits!
Aortic aneurysms are almost always symptom-free. Primum non nocere - if we want our patients to benefit from aneurysm surgery, the associated therapeutic risks have to be limited. Prophylactic aneurysm repair is not without hazard, and the risks can be related to patient selection, but also operator and institutional experience. It is thus of utmost importance to determine the optimal organization for the care of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Particularly relevant but also controversial are the aforementioned issues of surgical volume and centralisation. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Anders Wanhainen, Stephan Haulon, Philippe Kolh Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

EJVES on the Rise Again, and the Annual Meeting Becomes the ESVS Month
Since late June, the 2019 Journal Citation Report by Clarivate analytics is out. The European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVES) has reached, for the first time ever, a Journal Impact Factor (JIF) above 5: the EJVES 2019 JIF is 5.328. This means, on average, that each EJVES paper published in 2017 or 2018 was cited more than 5 times in 2019. This represents a stunning increase by 46% compared with the 2018 JIF and has the EJVES now ranking 8 out of 210 surgical specialty journals (2018: 28 out of 203). (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Florian Dick, Martin Bj örck, Stéphan Haulon Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

The Effect of Geometric Graft Modification on Arteriovenous Graft Patency in Haemodialysis Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) are the second best option for haemodialysis access when native arteriovenous fistulae placement is not possible, because they have a lower patency owing to neointimal hyperplasia at the venous anastomosis. This review aimed to evaluate the effect of geometric graft modification to the graft –vein interface on AVG patency. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Pamir Sawo, Andrew Moufarrej, Marije Sloff, Maarten G. Snoeijs, Tammo Delhaas, Jan H.M. Tordoir, Barend M.E. Mees Source Type: research