Low Volume Hospitals Are Not Associated with Inferior Outcomes After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
This study aimed to assess hospital volume ’s impact on outcomes in patients undergoing TEVAR. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Noora Alhajri, Kanhua Yin, Satinderjit Locham, Michael Ou, Mahmoud Malas Source Type: research

Discussion
Dr Sam Tyagi (Lexington, Ky): I ’d like to thank the authors on a very excellent manuscript and presentation and for the Society for providing me an opportunity to discuss the scientific work. With the proliferation of endovascular technology, we are now able to repair more aneurysms with ever improving outcomes. The not so obvi ous disadvantage of treating the majority of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) by endovascular means is that we don’t have much human tissue to study in the lab. We understand bits and pieces of aneurysm pathophysiology, but are very far from the full picture. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 26, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Long-term Outcomes after FEVAR for Juxtarenal Aortic Aneurysm
Fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (FEVAR) for juxtarenal aortic aneurysm (jAAA) disease is safe and effective with good short- and mid-term outcomes. Durability issues focus mainly on proximal and distal seal as well as target vessel (TV) instability, and long-term data is scarce. In previous publications we have reported short-term outcomes after FEVAR while comparing early- and late-experience patient groups, as well as long-term results for the early cohort. In this series we provide long-term outcome in the late experience cohort treated with FEVAR in Vascular Center Malm ö. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: M. Sveinsson, B. Sonesson, T. Kristmundsson, N. Dias, T. Resch Source Type: research

Contemporary Management and Natural History of Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery
Aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is the most common congenital anomaly of the aortic arch. There is a paucity of literature regarding the management of these patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate contemporary management strategies and natural history of ARSA in these patients. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Siwei Dong, Abdul Q. Alarhayem, Garrett Meier, David M. Hardy, Sean P. Lyden, Behzad S. Farivar Source Type: research

A 73-year-old woman with delayed intra-abdominal and systemic sepsis following complicated aortobifemoral bypass
A 73-year-old, independently living woman transferred urgently after presentation to an outside institution with passage of blood and surgical staples per rectum. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen confirmed an abdominal abscess cavity. She received broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics, and percutaneous drainage of the abscess prior to transfer. Her history was significant for aortobifemoral bypass graft (ABFG) for lifestyle-limiting claudication 4 years previously, complicated by colon ischemia treated with left hemicolectomy, colostomy, and a Hartmann pouch. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Luis Cajas-Monson, Myung Park, Manju Kalra Tags: Vascular Images Source Type: research

To walk or not to walk: That is the question
Intermittent claudication (IC) is the most common symptom of peripheral artery disease, affecting>10 million people in the United States alone. Along with the quantifiable medical morbidities, IC takes a significant toll on the quality of life of a patient and is the most common reason these patients present to vascular surgeons.1 The IC patient mantra taught to our trainee vascular surgeons is that one should “avoid procedures on patients with intermittent claudication.” The reasoning for this advice is sound: access issues, embolization, dissection, and a myriad of other complications can arise when treati...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Anahita Dua Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research

FEVAR and BEVAR: The new standard for comparison – Defining what is possible
The authors describe an incredible experience of fenestrated (FEVAR) and branched (BEVAR) grafts for the treatment of complex perivisceral and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) from four institutions spanning 12  years.1 Although the data were analyzed retrospectively, they were collected prospectively using defined criteria and accepted reporting standards. The procedural technical success rate was 93% among the 596 patients and the overall perioperative mortality rate was 5% with the individual complicat ions rates all less than 15% (renal, 13%; pulmonary, 8%; cardiac, 7%; spinal cord ischemia [SCI], 8%). (S...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Thomas S. Huber Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research

Let's be honest, the perception is real
Societal confidence in medical research is critical to ensuring public health and advances in healthcare. Industry generously funds the research and development necessary for new therapies, devices, and innovations. Educational events that are industry sponsored allow for the dissemination of new knowledge and training for open and endovascular techniques to vascular surgery trainees. However, any perceived or real conflicts of interest (COIs) between individual physicians and industry, specifically financial or gift related, can erode this sacred trust. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Ruth L. Bush Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research

The inferiority of a virtual subinternship compared with in-person training
The virtual subinternship (VSI) was born of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 For the 2020-2021 academic year, the American Association of Medical Colleges strictly limited medical student travel.2 The importance of a subinternship rotation has been well established.3-6 To supplant the experience of a sub-intern while respecting travel restrictions, the VSI was created. Although I commend the adaptability of the authors of this paper for constructing the VSI curriculum and executing virtual rotations, I believe that because of the inherent limitations of the virtual training paradigm, particularly for subinterns, it...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Krystal C. Maloni, Keith D. Calligaro Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research

Rules of engagement: The delicate dance between vascular surgeons, industrial partners, and patient outcomes
In 1953, Michael E. DeBakey performed the first carotid endarterectomy successfully. It would be almost 60  years until a new technique disrupted the carotid world with as much furor. In 2012, transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) burst onto the scene. With its minimally invasive, hybrid appeal and equivalency to carotid endarterectomy stroke risk, TCAR quickly won the hearts of many vascular sur geons. The update of TCAR technology was rapid, increasing dramatically at 15% annually, with a real jolt coming in 2016 when the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services allowed coverage for TCAR under the existing...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Anahita Dua Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research

Shhhhhh … AHPs can improve charge capture and reimbursement for evaluation and management services even in the global service package
If you know anyone who still doubts the value of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) in vascular surgery, please make sure they read this manuscript.1 The authors show that using specially designed templates AHPs at the Cleveland Clinic improved charge capture of evaluation and management services by 77%. Resultant reimbursement increased by 65%. Improved documentation afforded by the templates and trained AHPs also resulted in the case mix index decreasing by 5.6% and the mortality index by 25%. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Russell H. Samson Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research

What are the right questions? If it were easy, someone would have done it already
The authors retrospectively compared the outcomes after femoropopliteal plain balloon angioplasty and selective use of bare metal stents in a single-center contemporary series (2009-2014) to those observed in the BASIL 1 (Bypass vs Angioplasty in Severe Ischaemia of the Leg; 1999-2004) trial.1 (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Thomas G. Lynch Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research

Clopidogrel resistance in dual antiplatelet therapy after carotid stenting
We read with great interest the article by Ghamraoui et  al1 reporting about their favorable experience with the use of ticagrelor as part of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in 67 patients undergoing transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR). (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Daniela Mazzaccaro, Marco Ranucci, Giovanni Nano Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The impact of alcohol on the levels of sex hormones and risk of developing abdominal aortic aneurysm
This report examined the association between levels of sex hormones, such as total testosterone, estradiol, progesterone, luteinizing hormone, and sex hormone binding globulin, with the occurrence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in elderly men.1 Within this study, multiple variables were accounted for, such as smoking status, history of coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and kidney failure. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Amir Reza Akbari, Mohammad Farooq, Waleed Anwar H. Mufti, Maira Malik Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Reply
We thank Akbari et  al for their insightful comments on our recently published article.1 The impact of alcohol on circulating levels of sex hormones in elderly men is of interest in itself and in extent to its possible association with the development of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Christina Villard, Rebecka Hultgren Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Increased rates of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm during the COVID-19 pandemic
A significant reduction in arterial case volume entry has been reported by Natarajan et  al in their recent article.1 Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in the general population and follow-up of patients with small AAA have been postponed.2 The downstream consequences of delaying and reducing vascular visits and procedures remain undetermined. We have analyzed the reasons for the increased number of operations for ruptured AAA during the pandemic period (March 2020-April 2021) in our hospital, which is the only tertiary referral center in the province of Pavia (Lombardy) with 545,000 inhabitants. (Source: ...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Antonio Bozzani, Vittorio Arici, Giulia Ticozzelli, Mila Maria Franciscone, Antonio V. Sterpetti, Franco Ragni Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Reply
Paraskevas et  al in their Letter to the Editor1 postulate the potential of preoperative statin use to reduce incidence of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing open or endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. We did examine statin therapy in our analyses. As noted, there was relatively homo geneous and high usage of statins (around 70%) across the study groups, and similar frequencies of statin exposure in patients with and without postoperative AKI. We did not observe a significant association of preoperative statin therapy in our univariate or multivariate analysis. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Zdenek Novak, Ahmed Zaky, Emily L. Spangler, Adam W. Beck Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Statin use and renal function after aortic aneurysm repair procedures
Novak et  al1 investigated the factors associated with the development of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing elective aortic aneurysm repair. They demonstrated that low preoperative hemoglobin values, a low preoperative estimated glomerular filtration rate, an increased procedura l time, an increased total number of transfusions, and higher amounts of contrast agent use were associated with the development of postoperative AKI in patients undergoing aortic aneurysm repair. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Kosmas I. Paraskevas, Frank J. Veith, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease and the Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
A prospective cohort study was performed at visit 1 (1987-1989) and a cross-sectional cohort study was performed at visit 5 (2011-2013) from four U.S. communities (Washington County, Md; suburban Minneapolis, Minn; Jackson, Miss; Forsyth County, NC) in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: C.W. Hicks, A. Al-Qunaibet, N. Ding, L. Kwak, A.R. Folsom, H. Tanaka Tags: Patients with peripheral vascular disease should undergo screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms Source Type: research

Percutaneous Femoropopliteal Bypass: 2-Year Results of the DETOUR System
A multicenter, international PQ Bypass DETOUR study was performed between 2015 and 2017. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: D. Scheinert, J. Savlovskis, P. Szopi ński, A. Krämer, K. Ouriel, A. Schmidt Tags: Percutaneous transvenous route to treat occlusive femoropopliteal arterial disease with stent grafts may be in the future Source Type: research

Specialty Mediated 30-Day Complications in First Rib Resection for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
A review of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database was performed from 2006 to 2017. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: R. Sorber, M.L. Weaver, J.K. Canner, B. Campbell, J.H. Black, C.W. Hicks Tags: Results of first rib resection vary by specialty Source Type: research

Patients Receiving Extracranial to Intracranial Bypass for Atherosclerotic Vessel Occlusion Today Differ Significantly From the COSS Population
A retrospective, single-center study was performed in Berlin between January 2012 and December 2019. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: L. Wessels, N. Hecht, P. Vaikoczy Tags: Extracranial to intracranial bypass might still be indicated Source Type: research

Baseline Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis in the CREST-2 Trial
A review was performed of CREST-2 (carotid revascularization and medical management for asymptomatic carotid stenosis trial) with randomization beginning in December 2014. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: R.M. Lazar, V.G. Wadley, T. Myers, M.R. Jones, D.V. Heck, W.M. Clark Tags: Carotid stenosis is associated with cognitive impairment Source Type: research

Analysis of Prognostic Factors for Postoperative Complications and Reinterventions After Open Surgical Repair and Endovascular Aneurysm Repair in Patients With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
A retrospective, single-center review was performed between 2006 and 2017. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: K. Morisaki, Y. Matsubara, S. Kurose, S. Yoshino, S. Yamashita, K. Nakayama Tags: Hostile neck endovascular aortic aneurysm repair is associated with more reinterventions and decreased 5-year survival Source Type: research

Effect of Carotid Interventions on Cognitive Function in Patients With Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: A Systematic Review
To determine the effect of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) on early (baseline vs. maximum three months) and late (baseline vs. at least five months) cognitive function in patients with exclusively asymptomatic carotid stenoses (ACS). (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: S. Ancetti, K.I. Paraskevas, G. Faggioli, A.R. Naylor Source Type: research

Multicentre Outcomes of Redo Fenestrated/Branched Endovascular Aneurysm Repair to Rescue Failed Fenestrated Endografts
To report the outcomes of redo fenestrated and/or branched endovascular aortic repair (F/BEVAR in FEVAR) to rescue previous failed FEVAR. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: A. Karelis, S. Haulon, B. Sonesson, D. Adam, T. K ölbel, G. Oderich, E. Cieri, T. Mesnard, E. Verhoeven, N. Dias, contributors Source Type: research

Association Between Metformin Prescription and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Growth and Clinical Events: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
A meta-analysis of the association between metformin prescription and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) growth and events (rupture or surgical repair) was performed. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: S. Thanigaimani, T.P. Singh, J. Unosson, J. Phie, J. Moxon, A. Wanhainen, J. Golledge Source Type: research

Thoracic Endovascular Repair for Aortic Arch Pathologies with Surgeon Modified Fenestrated Stent Grafts: A Multicentre Retrospective Study
To evaluate the outcome of thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR) for aortic arch pathologies with surgeon modified fenestrated stent grafts. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: X. Li, W. Li, X. Dai, W. Li, J. Zhang, Z. Wang, Y. Tong, Y. Chen, L. Zhang, C. Song, Q. Meng, M. Wei, Z. Liu, Q. Lu Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Increases Walking Distance in Patients With Intermittent Claudication. Results of the CIPIC Rehab Study: A Randomised Controlled Trial
To examine whether a cardiac rehabilitation programme in a community based setting for patients with intermittent claudication (IC) affects walking ability, quality of life, and changes in health behaviour. The trial investigated a cross sector cardiovascular rehabilitation programme compared with usual care for patients having non-operative management. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: M. Siercke, L.P. J ørgensen, M. Missel, L.C. Thygesen, S.P. Møller, H. Sillesen, S.K. Berg Source Type: research

Geometric, Biomechanic and Haemodynamic Aortic Abnormalities Assessed by 4D Flow Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Patients Treated by TEVAR Following Blunt Traumatic Thoracic Aortic Injury
This study aimed to assess whether patients treated by TEVAR following BTAI have thoracic aortic abnormalities in geometry, stiffness, and haemodynamics. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: D. Gil-Sala, A. Guala, M.E. Garcia Reyes, M.A. Azancot, L. Dux-Santoy, N. Allegue Allegue, G. Teixido Tur à, G. Goncalves Martins, A. Ruiz Muñoz, I. Constenla García, A. Evangelista, C. Tello Díaz, I. Ferreira González, J.F. Rodríguez-Palomares, S. Source Type: research

Evolution and transformation of JVS journals
Nothing endures but change. —Heraclitus (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Peter Gloviczki, Peter F. Lawrence Tags: Editors ’ Message Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Contents
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Information for Readers
Communications regarding original articles and editorial management should be addressed to Peter Gloviczki, MD, and Peter F. Lawrence, MD, Editors, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 315, Rosemont IL 60018; telephone: 312-334-2355; fax: 312-334-2320; e-mail: JVASCSURG@vascularsociety.org. Information for authors appears in the January and July issues, at www.jvascsurg.org, and at jvs.editorialmanager.com. Authors should consult this document before submitting manuscripts to this Journal. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Events of Interest
News items of interest to the vascular surgeon must be received at least 8 weeks before the desired month of publication. Announcements published at no charge include those received from a sponsoring society of this Journal, those courses and conferences sponsored by state, regional, national, or international vascular surgical organizations, and university-sponsored continuing medical education courses. Send applicable events to Andrew O ’Brien, Journal Manager, at a.obrien@elsevier.com. All other news items selected for publication carry a charge of $60.00 US for each insertion, and the fee must accompany the reque...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Journal of Vascular Surgery – December 2021 Audiovisual Summary
Hello! My name is Peter Lawrence and I am pleased to introduce the December issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and highlight four outstanding papers which are freely available for the next 2  months. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Peter F. Lawrence Tags: Journal of Vascular Surgery – December 2021 Audiovisual Summary Source Type: research

Correction
In the November 2021 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, in the article by Hicks et  al (Hicks CW, Vavra AK, Goldsborough E 3rd, Rebuffatti M, Almeida J, Duwayri YM, et al. Current status of patient-reported outcome measures in vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg 2021;74:1689-92), the correct section is “SOCIETY FOR VASCULAR SURGERY DOCUMENT” and the following SVS Oversight Committ ee statement should have been included: (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Midterm results of endovascular versus open surgical repair for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms in low surgical risk patients
To analyse midterm outcomes of endovascular repair (EVAR) versus open surgery (OR) for treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in low surgical-risk patients. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Ernesto Arenas Azofra, Crist óbal Iglesias Iglesias, Carmen González Canga, Francisco Álvarez Marcos, Carlota Fernández Prendes, Amer Zanabili Al-Sibbai, Manuel Alonso Pérez Source Type: research

Systematic review and meta-analysis of association of prophylactic cerebrospinal fluid drainage in preventing spinal cord ischemia following TEVAR
We conducted a systemic review and meta-analysis to compare the association of prophylactic cerebrospinal fluid drainage (CSFD) versus non-CSFD in preventing spinal cord ischemia following thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for aneurysm and dissection. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhihui Zhang, Yang Zhou, Shaomang Lin, Jianbin Xiao, Wenjia Ai, Wayne W. Zhang Source Type: research

The Association of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Diameter Indexed to Patient ’s Height with Symptomatic Presentation and Mortality
Current guidelines to repair AAA is determined by AAA maximal diameter and/or its growth rate. However, many studies suggested that aneurysm diameter alone is not sufficient to predict risk of rupture or symptomatic presentation. Several investigators attempted to relate AAA diameter to body surface area in predicting rupture, but these calculations have not resulted in conclusive evidence. We sought in this analysis to introduce a novel diameter-to-height index (DHI) and test its utility in predicting symptomatic presentation including rupture, 30-day and 5-year mortality. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Maryam Ali Khan, Besma Nejim, Muhammad Faateh, Asma Mathlouthi, Afsha Aurshina, Mahmoud B. Malas Source Type: research

Frequency and type of interval adverse events during the waiting time to complex aortic endovascular repair
Aim of the study was to evaluate the frequency and type of adverse events that may occurs during the waiting time to complex aortic endovascular repair. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Mario D ’Oria, Anders Wanhainen, Kevin Mani, David Lindström Source Type: research

Using the Risk Analysis Index to Assess Frailty in Veteran Cohort Undergoing Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
This study applies the frailty score to the veteran aneurysm population undergoing non-emergent endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Wayne Tse, Kedar Lavingia, Michael F. Amendola Source Type: research

Identifying Gaps in Disease Knowledge among Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
This study seeks t o understand the adequacy of disease understanding in patients with PAD. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Nina Byskosh, Vivek Pamulapati, Shujun Xu, Ashley K. Vavra, Andrew W. Hoel, Lu Tian, Mary M. McDermott, Zeeshan Butt, Karen J. Ho Source Type: research

CT angiographic biomarkers help identify vulnerable carotid artery plaque
Current risk assessment for patients with carotid atherosclerosis relies primarily on measuring the degree of stenosis. More reliable risk-stratification could improve patient selection for targeted treatment. We developed and validated a model to predict major adverse neurological events (MANE; stroke, transient ischemic attack, and amaurosis fugax) incorporating a combination of plaque morphology, patient demographics, and patient clinical information. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Brajesh K. Lal, Amir A. Khan, Vikram S. Kashyap, Matthew T. Chrencik, Ajay Gupta, Alexander H. King, Jigar B. Patel, Janice Martinez-Delcid, Domingo Uceda, Sarasi Desikan, Siddhartha Sikdar, John D. Sorkin, Andrew Buckler Source Type: research

Clinical Features of Tuberculosis Pseudoaneurysm and Risk Factors for Mortality
The objective of this study was to determine the clinical features of tuberculosis aneurysms and risk factors for mortality. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Shengwu Yi, Lei Wang Source Type: research

A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials on Therapeutic Efficacy and Safety of Autologous Cell Therapy for Atherosclerosis Obliterans
The objective of this review was to assess the safety and efficacy of autologous stem cell therapy in patients with ASO. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Hongji Pu, Qun Huang, Xing Zhang, Zhaoyu Wu, Peng Qiu, Yihong Jiang, Ruihan Wang, Zhen Zhao, Zhijue Xu, Jinbao Qin, Xinwu Lu, Weimin Li Source Type: research

A systematic review and meta-analysis of real-world studies evaluating the association between beta-blocker use and postoperative adverse events of carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
To estimate the association of beta-blocker use with postoperative adverse events of CEA based on real-world data. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Jiang-Ping Gao, Ye Wu, Wei Guo, Hong-Peng Zhang Source Type: research

Predictors of type IIIa endoleak after Endovascular Aortic Repair with anatomic fixation endografts.
Concern regarding the use of anatomic fixation endografts was raised as previous data suggested increased risk of late device uncoupling and type IIIa endoleak in this setting. Some risk factors have been identified as predictors of graft failure. We aim to determine if increase in aortic tortuosity index over the time is associated with increased risk of type IIIa endoleak. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Mariano A. Castelli, Guillermo Pfund, Delfina Auza, Camila Batt ú, Julián Balestrini, Ignacio De Luca, Patricio Zaefferer Source Type: research

Impact of Tibial Bypass Conduit on Long-Term Amputation-Free Survival and Primary Patency in the Vascular Quality Initiative
Much research remains focused on tibial bypass conduit selection. We sought to describe long-term amputation-free survival (AFS) and primary patency (PP) of patients undergoing tibial bypass by conduit type and configuration across several permutations in the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Varun Dalmia, Matthew Carnevale, Patricia Friedmann, Jeffrey Indes, Evan Lipsitz, John Futchko, Issam Koleilat Source Type: research

Contemporary management of acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia: 10-year experience from a multihospital healthcare system
The objective of this study was to define predictors of post-operative morbidity, mortality, and patency loss in acute (AMI) or chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI). (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - November 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Elizabeth A. Andraska, Lillian M. Tran, Lindsey M. Haga, Allison K. Mak, Michael C. Madigan, Michel S. Makaroun, Mohammad H. Eslami, Rabih A. Chaer Source Type: research