The removal of all proximal aneurysmal aortic tissue does not affect anastomotic degeneration after open juxtarenal aortic aneurysm repair
This study sought to compare perioperative and long-term outcomes of two different approaches to treatment of JRAAs. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - August 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Linda J. Wang, Gregory H. Tsougranis, Adam Tanious, David C. Chang, W. Darrin Clouse, Matthew J. Eagleton, Mark F. Conrad Source Type: research

A novel team Familiarity Score for operating teams is a predictor of length of a procedure —A retrospective Bayesian analysis
The aim of our retrospective study was to assess whether a novel team Familiarity Score (FS) is associated with the length of procedure (LOP), postoperative length of stay (LOS), and complication rate after vascular procedures. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - August 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Katarzyna Powezka, Pasha Normahani, Nigel J. Standfield, Usman Jaffer Source Type: research

Congenital superior mesenteric artery aneurysm in a 6-week-old infant presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding
We present the case of a congenital idiopathic aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery in a 6-week-old infant who presented with gastrointestinal bleeding. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - August 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Lakshmipriya Subbaraj, Florencia Beleniski, Jesse Courtier, Shant Vartanian, Amar Nijagal Source Type: research

Axillary-bifemoral and axillary-unifemoral artery grafts have similar perioperative outcomes and patency
It has been suggested that more bypass outflow targets for bypass grafts improve patency and outcomes. Our objective was to examine this in a multicenter contemporary series of axillary to femoral artery grafts. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - August 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Scott Hardouin, Thomas W. Cheng, Alik Farber, Jeffrey A. Kalish, Douglas W. Jones, Mahmoud B. Malas, Denis Rybin, Brad S. Oriel, Lenee M. Plauche, Jeffrey J. Siracuse Source Type: research

TEMPORARY REMOVAL: Use of a balloon-expandable sheath for transfemoral complex endovascular aortic repair
Available online July 26, 2019The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated.The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/article-withdrawal. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Courtney L. Furlough, Andrew W. Hoel Source Type: research

Patient information sources when facing repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm
Shared medical decision making is most important when there are competing options for repair such as in treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). We sought to understand the sources of patients' pre-existing knowledge about AAA to better inform treating physicians about patients' needs for preoperative counseling. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Peter B. Anderson, Zachary J. Wanken, Jennifer L. Perri, Jesse A. Columbo, Ravinder Kang, Emily L. Spangler, Karina Newhall, Benjamin S. Brooke, Hasan Dosluoglu, Eugene S. Lee, Joseph D. Raffetto, Peter K. Henke, Gale L. Tang, Leila Mureebe, Panagiotis Ko Source Type: research

Mitochondrial transplantation ameliorates acute limb  ischemia
Acute limb ischemia (ALI), the most challenging form of ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in skeletal muscle tissue, leads to decreased skeletal muscle viability and limb function. Mitochondrial injury has been shown to play a key role in skeletal muscle IRI. In previous studies, we have demonstrated that mitochondrial transplantation (MT) is an efficacious therapeutic strategy to replace or to augment mitochondria damaged by IRI, allowing enhanced muscle viability and function in cardiac tissue. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Arzoo Orfany, Carlos Gal án Arriola, Ilias P. Doulamis, Alvise Guariento, Giovanna Ramirez-Barbieri, Kamila Moskowitzova, Borami Shin, David Blitzer, Caitlyn Rogers, Pedro J. del Nido, James D. McCully Source Type: research

A multi-institutional experience in vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome diagnosis
We describe a multi-institutional experience in the diagnosis of vEDS from 2000 to  2015. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sherene Shalhub, Peter H. Byers, Kelli L. Hicks, Dawn M. Coleman, Frank M. Davis, Giovanni De Caridi, K. Nicole Weaver, Erin M. Miller, Marc L. Schermerhorn, Katie Shean, Gustavo Oderich, Mauricio Ribeiro, Cole Nishikawa, Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, Christian Source Type: research

Use of a balloon-expandable sheath for transfemoral complex endovascular aortic repair
We describe our use of a balloon-expandable sheath to accommodate the multiple accesses needed for bridging stent placement during FEVAR in patients with highly calcified, tortuous, or small-diameter access vessels. We used this sheath for successful completion of FEVAR in 15 patients with challenging iliofemoral disease. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Courtney L. Furlough, Andrew W. Hoel Source Type: research

A systematic review and meta-analysis of endovascular and surgical revascularization techniques in acute limb ischemia
The initial treatment of patients with acute limb ischemia (ALI) remains undefined. The aim of this article was to compare the safety and effectiveness of catheter-driven thrombolysis (CDT) with surgical revascularization and evaluate the various fibrinolytic agents, endovascular, and pharmacochemical approaches that aim for thrombectomy. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Emile B. Veenstra, Maarten J. van der Laan, Clark J. Zeebregts, Erik-Jan de Heide, Matthijs Kater, Reinoud P.H. Bokkers Source Type: research

Factors influencing credentialing of interventionists in the CREST-2 trial
The Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial (CREST-2) is a pair of randomized trials assessing the relative efficacy of carotid revascularization in the setting of intensive medical management (IMM) in patients with asymptomatic high-grade atherosclerotic stenosis. One of the trials assesses IMM with or without carotid artery stenting (CAS). Given the low risk of stroke in nonrevascularized patients receiving IMM, it is essential that there be low periprocedural risk of stroke for CAS if it is to show incremental benefit. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Brajesh K. Lal, James F. Meschia, Gary S. Roubin, Brian Jankowitz, Donald Heck, Tudor Jovin, Christopher J. White, Kenneth Rosenfield, Barry Katzen, Guilherme Dabus, William Gray, Jon Matsumura, L. Nelson Hopkins, Sothear Luke, Jashank Sharma, Jenifer H. Source Type: research

Invited commentary
Over the past decade, remarkable progress has been achieved for the open and endovascular management of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). However, curative pharmacologic treatments for this condition are still  lacking, highlighting a need for improved knowledge of the mechanisms involved in development and progression of aneurysmal disease. One pathologic hallmark of AAA development is inflammatory cell infiltration, specifically macrophage inflammation, contributing to vascular remodeling and aortic w all weakening. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Frank M. Davis, Katherine A. Gallagher Tags: From bench to bedside Source Type: research

A word of caution: Clearly not all type I and III endoleaks are alike
In this paper by Swerdlow and colleagues,1 the authors retrospectively study their Zenith Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft (ZFEN; Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) population to document that 60% (31/52) of patients had evidence of either a type I or type III endoleak after implantation of all device components. Twelve patients (39%) underwent further intervention at the index procedure, whereas three endoleaks resolved spontaneously before completion. Therefore, their study group was made up of 28 patients leaving the operating room with a type I or type III endoleak on completion angiography. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Gilbert R. Upchurch Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research

Ushering in the new wave of complex thoracic endovascular aortic repair
The evolution of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has rapidly accelerated in recent years because of increased clinical demand and enthusiasm for endovascular solutions for an increasingly challenging group of thoracic aortic diseases, including those involving the aortic arch and ascending aorta. The momentum for this new wave of complex TEVAR represents, in part, a byproduct of what has been learned by interventionalists and industry alike in the field of complex endovascular aneurysm repair, such as improvements in our understanding of endovascular repair failure mechanisms, advanced procedural techniques, en...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Brant W. Ullery Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research

Born to be tortuous
Splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs) are the most common form of visceral artery aneurysm. Indications for treatment of asymptomatic SAAs usually include diameter>20  mm or rapid enlargement. SAA treatment has evolved from open surgical repair, with or without splenectomy, to endovascular management. Endovascular management, including SAA embolization and SAA exclusion, has thus gained widespread acceptance, essentially because of its high technical success rat es along with its significant improvements in morbidity and mortality compared with open surgical repair. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Anne Lejay, Salome Kuntz, Nabil Chakf é Tags: Vascular images Source Type: research

The jury is still out on optimal management of restenosis after carotid interventions
The need for surveillance and optimal management of recurrent stenosis after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) and whether carotid restenosis is associated with an increased risk of recurrent ipsilateral stroke are controversial.1-3 The recently reported Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) practice guidelines on follow-up after vascular surgery arterial procedures recommend surveillance with Duplex ultrasonography (DUS) after CEA and CAS at baseline, every 6  months for 2 years, and annually thereafter until stable (ie, until no restenosis or in-stent restenosis [ISR] has been observed ...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Kosmas I. Paraskevas, Peter Gloviczki Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

For facts sake!
“There are no facts, only interpretations!”Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: A. Ross Naylor Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Historian questions paleopathological diagnosis in a work of art
The holy physicians Cosmas and Damian (3rd century ce), on whom there is an extensive bibliography, featured in accounts of miracles written above all in Greek in the East between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Although not all of these accounts were translated into Latin, the so-called miracle of the black leg was initially drafted in this language —seemingly for the first time in Jacobus da Varagine's Golden Legend, the well-known collection of lives of saints compiled in the second half of the 13th century. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Alessandra Foscati Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Reply
The multidisciplinary reassessment of diseases of the past offers paleopathologists and historians the possibility of shedding light on the antiquity of pathological conditions.1 Although a full discussion of this specific topic would require a different venue and a lengthier format, we appreciate input and suggestions from both the scientific and literary milieux. Regarding the chronology of the miracle, we agree that it occurred after ad 526 to 530, which corresponds to the foundation of Cosmas and Damian's church in Rome. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Raffaella Bianucci, Antonio Perciaccante, Francesco Maria Galassi Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Low-fidelity simulators for the training of medical students in basic endovascular skills
We read with great interest the article by Aeckersberg et  al1 entitled “The relevance of low-fidelity virtual reality simulators compared with other learning methods in basic endovascular skills training,” published recently by the Journal of Vascular Surgery. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrea Moglia, Luca Morelli, Raffaella Berchiolli, Mauro Ferrari Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Facts, interpretations, and values
The Invited Editorial by Naylor1 begins with a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche highlighting the difference between facts and interpretations, and that difference is the key to this discussion on duplex ultrasound surveillance and management of restenosis after carotid endarterectomy and stenting. Naylor is responding to an Editorial by Paraskevas and Gloviczki,2 who reviewed the current clinical evidence and recommended routine and relatively frequent duplex ultrasound surveillance after carotid interventions, as described in the recently published Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) practice guidelines on follow-up after va...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: R. Eugene Zierler, M. Hassan Murad Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research

Endovascular Exclusion of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Simultaneous Resection of Colorectal Cancer
A retrospective review from two hospitals between 2008 and 2017 was conducted. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: G. Illuminati, G. Pizzardi, R. Pasqua, F.G. Calio, N. Chakfe, J.B. Ricco Tags: Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms with stent grafts and resection of colorectal cancer can be performed safely during the same operation Source Type: research

Lower Rate of Restenosis and Reinterventions With Covered vs Bare Metal Stents Following Innominate Artery Stenting
This multicenter retrospective study involved 13 university hospitals in France between 2006 and 2016. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: M. Ammi, S. Henni, L. Salomon Du Mont, N. Settembre, H. Loubiere, J. Sobocinski Tags: Covered stents yield better patency rates than bare-metal stents to treat innominate artery stenosis Source Type: research

Open Surgery and Endovascular Repair for Mycotic Aortic Aneurysms: Benefits Beyond Survival
A retrospective single center review was conducted at Peking University People's Hospital between 2001 and 2017. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: M.Y. Liu, Y. Jiao, Y. Yang, Q. Li, X. Zhang, W. Li, X. Zhang Tags: Endovascular repair of infected aortic aneurysms yields reasonably good long-term results Source Type: research

Spontaneous Retroperitoneal and Rectus Sheath Hemorrhage —Management, Risk Factors and Outcomes
A retrospective single center review was performed at the Massachusetts General Hospital between 2012 and 2017. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: J.S. Baekgaard, T.G. Eskesen, J.M. Lee, D.D. Yeh, H.M. Kaafarani, P.J. Fagenholz Tags: Spontaneous retroperitoneal and rectus sheath hematomas —treat only when intravenous contrast material extravasation is visualized on computed tomography scan Source Type: research

Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease Operative Case Volume in the Final Years of 5  + 2 and 0 + 5 Vascular Training Paradigms
A retrospective review of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education case logs between 2012 and 2018 was conducted. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: J. Phair, M.L. Carnevale, V.G. Teveris, I. Koleilat, J.E. Indes Tags: Vascular surgery fellows perform more peripheral endovascular and open cases than 0 5 vascular residents in their final years of training Source Type: research

Long-term Results of the Heparin-Bonded Viabahn Stent Graft in Femoropopliteal TASC C and D Lesions With a Covered Stent Length of Minimum 25  cm
A retrospective single center review between 2010 and 2018 was performed. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: C. Uhl, A. Dadras, F. Reichmann, T. Getz, N. Zorger, I. Toepel Tags: Heparin-bonded Viabahn stent graft yields “adequate” long-term results for long femoropopliteal artery disease—but what do we consider adequate? Source Type: research

Looking forward through the past and changing me to we in the evolution of team-based vascular care
Being president of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is the highlight of my career, not only professionally but personally for me, for my family, and for my partners in Albany. I would like to thank Michel Makaroun for his wonderful introduction, although most of it may not be true. I attended my first SVS meeting when I was 6  years old with my parents, and at that point, it was mostly a scientific spectacle; but for my father, the SVS meeting was much more important than being president of the United States. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: R. Clement Darling Tags: Presidential address Source Type: research

Regarding “A systematic review and meta-analysis of one-stage versus two-stage brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistula creation”
We read with great interest a systematic review and meta-analysis of one-stage vs two-stage brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistula creation published in the July 2018 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery.1 The review authors found an insignificant difference in all but one of their defined primary outcomes (2-year primary patency). They present the results of their significant finding (2-year primary patency) in a forest plot (Fig  2 in the review authors' paper). We would like to make the following remarks on the methodology of the study. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: George A. Antoniou, George S. Georgiadis Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Reply
We sincerely thank Drs Antoniou and Georgiadis for their interest in our recently published study titled “A systematic review and meta-analysis of one-stage versus two-stage brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistula creation”1 and acknowledge their expertise in meta-analyses as evidenced by their own publications. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ian Jun Yan Wee, Ismail Heyder Mohamed, Amit Patel, Andrew M.T.L. Choong Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Radiofrequency Ablation Increases the Incidence of Endothermal Heat-Induced Thrombosis
Endovenous thermal ablation has become the procedure of choice in the treatment of superficial venous reflux disease. The current armamentarium of devices and techniques aimed at the elimination of saphenous reflux offers surgeons and interventionalists a variety of treatment options; however, there is a lack of data comparing the safety of these products. The most concerning complication after endovenous thermal ablation is endothermal heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT) because of the risk of progression to deep venous thrombosis. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jesse Chait, Pavel Kibrik, Ahmad Alsheekh, Yuriy Ostrozhynskyy, Natalie Marks, Sareh Rajaee, Anil Hingorani, Enrico Ascher Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Various Approaches to Open Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal
We present outcomes of various approaches to six cases of open IVC filter retrieval. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Khalil Qato, Allan Conway, Daniel Zarif, Olga Fatakhova, Gary Giangola, Alfio Carroccio Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Delayed Diagnosis of Popliteal Artery Injury After Total Knee Replacement
Popliteal artery injuries after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are reported to be rare events. Limb loss from these injuries is thought to be even more uncommon. The occurrence and diagnosis of ischemia that develops slowly after intraoperative arterial injury have been reported only anecdotally. This event is more common than has been reported and often leads to a devastating outcome and litigation. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Paul E. Collier, Timothy Hanlon Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Percutaneous Access of the Superior Vena Cava in Patients With Bilateral Jugular-Subclavian Vein Occlusion Using Wire-Target Access for Placement of Tunneled Hemodialysis Catheters
The purpose of this study was to present the use of “wire-target” access at the jugular-subclavian vein junction for performing percutaneous superior vena cava (SVC) access in patients with bilateral jugular-subclavian vein occlusion requiring tunneled hemodialysis catheter placement, thereby avoiding groin access use. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Patrick C. Bonasso, Brendan Jones, Lakshmikumar Pillai Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Ultrasound-Guided (Pioneer) and Outback Re-entry Devices at the Infrapopliteal Level
Infrapopliteal artery chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are now routinely crossed with wires in an antegrade or retrograde fashion. Luminal re-entry devices have been used in the femoropopliteal and iliac CTOs. Ultrasound-guided re-entry (Pioneer; Philips Healthcare, Best, The Netherlands) at the infrapopliteal level has not been reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of ultrasound-guided and Outback (Cordis, Milpitas, Calif) re-entry devices used to assist targeted re-entry in treating CTOs at the infrapopliteal level. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Elias N. Fakhoury, Mariel Rivero, Sikandar Z. Khan, Gregory S. Cherr, Linda M. Harris, Maciej L. Dryjski, Hasan H. Dosluoglu Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Variations in the Management of Vascular Claudication in a Tertiary Care Center
Multiple societal guidelines recommend medical optimization and exercise therapy for patients with claudication before lower extremity revascularization (LER). However, the application of those guidelines in practice remains unknown. Our hypothesis is that vascular surgeons (VSs) are more adherent to guidelines compared with other specialists (OSs) treating claudication. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Cassius Ochoa Chaar, Navid Gholitabar, Mara DeTrani, Saman Jorshery, Tanner Kim, Haoran Zhuo, Yawei Zhang, Alan Dardik Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Vascular Exposure for Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Identifying Risk Factors for Complications
This study examined multiple variables and characteristics of patients undergoing ALIF to identify potential risk factors for complications. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: William G. Wert, Shivprasad Nikam, David Mariner, Melissa Obmann, Boyoung Song, William Sellers, Kendra Davis, Haiyan Sun Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Risk Factors for Acute Kidney Injury After Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis for Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis
Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (PMT) is an established treatment for acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in selected patients. Despite significant clinical success, hemolysis may lead to acute kidney injury (AKI) with unknown longer term implications. Our aim was to characterize the rate of AKI after PMT and to identify patients at highest risk. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Karim M. Salem, Zein Saadeddin, Catherine Go, Mohammad H. Eslami, Eric Hager, Georges Al- Khoury, Rabih A. Chaer, Efthymios D. Avgerinos Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Endovascular Repair of Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Presenting With Hemoptysis
An 80-year-old man presented 3  years after a mitral valve replacement for mitral insufficiency with a complaint of worsening hemoptysis during the last 1.5 months. A computed tomography scan (Fig 1) to evaluate for malignant disease demonstrated a 0.8×0.7-cm pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta, probably related to a previou s cannulation site, which was thought to be the cause of his hemoptysis. He was deemed too high risk for open surgical intervention through redo median sternotomy; therefore, an endovascular approach was sought. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Brittany C. Montross, Mariel Rivero, Hasan Dosluoglu Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Is Transcarotid Artery Revascularization Best Under Local or General Anesthesia? Results From the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative TCAR Surveillance Project
The objective of this study was to examine whether there is a difference in patient outcomes of TCAR done under LA compared with GA. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Devon T. Collins, Dipankar Mukherjee, Erica Emery, Chang Liu, Jeffery Jim Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Foley Catheter Use in Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Indwelling urinary catheters (Foley) are routinely placed before elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm but may be unnecessary and can potentially lead to adverse urinary events (AUEs). We evaluated outcomes for these with (Foley) and without (No Foley) preoperative placement. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Brittany C. Montross, Monica O'Brien-Irr, Linda M. Harris, Hasan H. Dosluoglu, Maciej L. Dryjski Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Presentation and Management of a Rare and Fatal Disease: Saccular Superior Mesenteric Artery Aneurysms
We present five cases of SMAA that were managed operatively. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sunny Sahajwani, Besher Tolaymat, Ali Khalifeh, Motahar Housseini, Rafael Santini-Dominguez, David N. Blitzer, Rajabrata Sarkar, Shahab Toursavadkohi Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Successful Repair of an Arteriovesical Fistula as a Complication After Coil Embolization for Right Hypogastric Artery Aneurysm
We describe a complicated repair of an arteriovesical fistula from a percutaneous arterial embolization for a right hypogastric artery aneurysm. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jackie Zhang, Rafael Santini Dominguez, Sunny Sahajwani, Michael Phelan, John Karwowski Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Long-term Surveillance and Management of a Degenerating Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
We report the case of an 81-year-old woman with a complex thoracoabdominal aneurysm who has undergone multiple interventions, both endovascular and open, since 2010 for continued and repeated aneurysmal degeneration. Her interventions include an initial thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in 2010 for a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm of 6.4  cm, ascending aortic aneurysm replacement in 2014, proximal extension of TEVAR and carotid-subclavian bypass in 2016, fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair in 2017, and finally a complete aortic arch replacement in 2018. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Samuel Lee, Alfio Carroccio, Allan Conway, Derek Brinster Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Aortoiliac Endarterectomy: A Modern Case Series
Aortoiliac endarterectomy (AIE) was historically the treatment of choice for aortoiliac occlusive disease. The advent of prosthetic grafts and endovascular interventions has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of AIEs being performed. Our goal was to analyze a modern series to determine the safety and efficacy of AIE in select patients. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Alykhan Lalani, Samuel Victoria, Nicolas Zea, Bruce Torrance, Marie Unruh, William Risher, Robert Batson, Larry Hollier, Malachi Sheahan Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Retrograde Open Mesenteric Stenting Should Be Considered an Initial Approach to Acute Mesenteric Ischemia
This study represents the largest single-institution experience with ROMS and aims to compare outcomes of ROMS with mesenteric bypass. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Elizabeth Andraska, Lindsey Haga, Xiaoyi Li, Efthymios Avgerinos, Michael Singh, Rabih Chaer, Michael Madigan, Mohammad Eslami Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Loss to Follow-up After Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, A  Suburban Community Teaching Practice Experience
Patient loss to follow-up (LTF) after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a recognized Achilles heel of this therapy with potential dire consequences. Previous studies have demonstrated LTF rates of ∼40% to 50% or more. We sought to find whether the LTF rate after EVAR in our suburban community patient population was similar and whether the causative factors were the same. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Einstein Juma, Caitlyn Dowling, Minje Ha, David Mann, Minha Kim, Lauren DiLello, Ian Schlieder, Dahlia Plummer, Alan Dietzek Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Endovascular Repair of Common Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm After Repeated Liver Transplantation
We describe a new endovascular approach by stent exclusion in a high-risk patient. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ali Khalifeh, Rafael Santini, Sunny Sahajwani, Shahab Toursavadkohi Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Shockwave Lithotripsy Facilitates Large-Bore Vascular Access Through Calcified Arteries
Excessive atherosclerotic calcification has been a major limitation in vascular access. Our objective was to explore the peripheral intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) system in the treatment of calcific access vessels during thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Lucyna Z. Price, Peter L. Faries, James F. McKinsey, Prakash Krishnan, Gilbert H.L. Tang, Jason C. Kovacic, Daniel K. Han, Rami O. Tadros Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research

Regional Variation in Usage of Ultrasound-Guided Access in the Vascular Quality Initiative
The objective of this study is to evaluate the regional use of ultrasound guided vascular access within the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mark D. Balceniuk, Francesco Cardelli, Brian C. Ayers, Peng Zhao, Kathleen Raman, Jennifer L. Ellis, Roan J. Glocker, Michael C. Stoner Tags: Abstract from the 2019 Eastern Vascular Society Annual Meeting Source Type: research