Outcomes After One Stage Versus Two Stage Open Repair of Type II Thoraco-abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.
CONCLUSION: Open two stage repair may be recommended as a treatment option for type II TAAAs if anatomically feasible, as it has a lower mortality and similar complication rates to one stage repair. PMID: 30420261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - November 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Gombert A, Kirner L, Ketting S, Rückbeil MV, Mees B, Barbati ME, Keschenau PR, Kalder J, Schurink GW, Kotelis D, Jacobs MJ Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Iliofemoral Stenting for Post-thrombotic Syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: Endovenous stenting has the potential to be effective and has a low risk of peri-operative complications. The quality of evidence to support this treatment is very low. Endovenous iliofemoral stenting should be considered a treatment option for PTS with iliofemoral obstruction. PMID: 30414801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - November 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Qiu P, Zha B, Xu A, Wang W, Zhan Y, Zhu X, Yuan X Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Optimal Antiplatelet Therapy in Moderate to Severe Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature.
CONCLUSIONS: This comprehensive review outlines an evidence based approach to antiplatelet therapy in carotid stenosis patients. Future trials should randomise such patients to receive different antiplatelet regimens to assess their efficacy and safety and to optimise peri-procedural and long-term preventive treatment in this patient cohort. PMID: 30414802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - November 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Murphy SJX, Naylor AR, Ricco JB, Sillesen H, Kakkos S, Halliday A, de Borst GJ, Vega de Ceniga M, Hamilton G, McCabe DJH Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Mid-term Results of a Novel Dedicated Venous Stent for the Treatment of Chronic Thoracic Central Vein Obstruction of Benign Aetiology.
CONCLUSION: Endovascular treatment of benign TCVO with the novel dedicated venous stent was safe and effective in relieving obstructive symptoms with excellent one year patency rates. PMID: 30404722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - November 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Tan GM, Chi KWK, Yan BPY Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

A Stent Graft Visualised Through an Infected Haemodialysis Graft Pseudoaneurysm.
PMID: 30401515 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - November 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Papadoulas SI, Kakkos SK Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

The Safari for Adequate Landing Zones in EVAR Continues: Bilateral Use of Cook Zenith Iliac Branch Devices.
cos F PMID: 30396716 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Álvarez Marcos F Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Traumatic Deviation of the Popliteal Artery.
PMID: 30396717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Baudry A, Haupert G Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

A Randomised Clinical Trial of Buffered Tumescent Local Anaesthesia During Endothermal Ablation for Superficial Venous Incompetence.
CONCLUSION: Buffered TLA offers a significantly lower peri-procedural pain experience for patients undergoing EVTA and should replace current tumescent formulae. PMID: 30392525 [PubMed - in process] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Nandhra S, Wallace T, El-Sheikha J, Leung C, Carradice D, Chetter I Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Endovascular Treatment of a Carotid Pseudoaneurysm Following Endarterectomy.
PMID: 30393061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Pagliariccio G, Carbonari L Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Adherence to Prescribed Drugs Among 65-74  Year Old Men Diagnosed with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm or Peripheral Arterial Disease in a Screening Trial: A VIVA Substudy.
CONCLUSION: In a vascular screening trial, six of every 10 non-users initiated preventive treatment; among these, the adherence rate was 57-60%. Among users at baseline, the five year adherence to antiplatelet and statin treatment exceeded 80%. The effectiveness of screening initiatives might be improved by measures to improve the fulfilment of preventive medication. PMID: 30393062 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Qvist I, Søgaard R, Lindholt JS, Lorentzen V, Hallas J, Frost L Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Infrainguinal Bypass Following Failed Endovascular Intervention Compared With Primary Bypass: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Meta-analysis of the existing literature comparing primary bypass with bypass following failed endovascular intervention shows worse one year amputation free survival and worse primary patency in those patients who undergo bypass after failed endovascular intervention. There is also a trend towards higher rates of early graft occlusion, although these results were not statistically significant. These conclusions are limited by observational study design, inconsistent patient selection, and significant heterogeneity between studies. PMID: 30393063 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Hossain S, Leblanc D, Farber A, Power AH, DeRose G, Duncan A, Dubois L Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Limb Salvage by Open Surgical Revascularisation in Acute Ischaemia due to Thrombosed Popliteal Artery Aneurysm.
CONCLUSION: Rapid open surgical revascularisation in patients with acute limb ischaemia due to a thrombosed popliteal artery aneurysm results in good long-term limb salvage rates, especially Rutherford category IIa and IIb acute ischaemia. Revascularisation may be attempted in clinically severe cases not fulfilling all criteria to be classified as category III. Such patients may, in fact, be borderline between IIb and III. Despite poor runoff, good bypass patency rates and low rates of claudication can be achieved. PMID: 30393064 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jungi S, Kuemmerli C, Kissling P, Weiss S, Becker D, Schmidli J, Wyss TR Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Is TEVAR a Safe Approach for the Treatment of Mycotic Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms?
PMID: 30391045 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Lepidi S Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

The Problem of Multiple Hypothesis Testing and the Assumption of Causality.
PMID: 30389298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Bellmunt-Montoya S Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Epidural Analgesia in Open Thoraco-abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
Abstract OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Epidural analgesia improves pain control and outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm procedures, while the effect of thoracic epidural analgesia on thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair is unknown. The aim of the study was to evaluate thoracic epidural analgesia effects in patients undergoing open TAAA repair in terms of pain control and clinically relevant outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of a prospectively collected database. Patients undergoing open TAAA repair between January 2009 and December 2016. RESULTS: Four hundred and fifty-nine consecuti...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Monaco F, Pieri M, Barucco G, Karprati V, Radaelli MB, De Luca M, Mattioli C, Bove T, Melissano G, Chiesa R, Landoni G, Zangrillo A Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Comparison of Outcomes After Open Surgical and Endovascular Lower Extremity Revascularisation Among End Stage Renal Disease Patients on Dialysis.
This study sought to characterise the outcomes of ER and OSR in ESRD patients treated for claudication or critical limb ischaemia (CLI). METHODS: The United States Renal Data System was used to investigate outcomes after lower extremity ER and OSR from 2005 to 2011. Primary outcomes were mortality, amputation, and peri-procedural myocardial infarction (MI). Kaplan-Meier (K-M) estimates were generated for mortality and amputation, logistic regression models for 30 day predictors, and proportional hazards models for long-term predictors. RESULTS: A total of 20,347 patients underwent OSR and ER (20.3% OSR, 79.7% ER)...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Yuo TH, Wallace JR, Fish L, Avgerinos ED, Leers SA, Al-Khoury GE, Makaroun MS, Chaer RA Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

The SPIDER Graft: A New Hybrid Device for Thoraco-abdominal Aortic Repair.
r S PMID: 30377032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Debus ES, Kölbel T, Wipper S Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

"Endovascular first" Strategies are not for Every Patient.
"Endovascular first" Strategies are not for Every Patient. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 27;: Authors: Twine CP PMID: 30377033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Twine CP Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Proposed Magnetic Resonance Imaging Criteria to Diagnose Intramural Haematoma and to Predict Aortic Healing after Acute Type B Aortic Syndrome.
CONCLUSION: This pilot study proposed three simple MRI criteria to differentiate between AD and IMH. Once prospectively and clinically validated, this could have substantial therapeutic benefits as IMH are likely to heal spontaneously. PMID: 30377034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Schwein A, Khan M, Bennett M, Chakfé N, Lumsden AB, Bismuth J, Shah DJ Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Big Data, a Big Mistake?
PMID: 30366833 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Lejay A, Chakfe N Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Pulmonary Embolism After Endovascular Aortic Repair, a Retrospective Cohort Study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study, although preliminary, suggests that silent pulmonary embolism after EVAR occurs in approximately one in 10 patients, despite routine thrombo-embolism prophylaxis. Pulmonary embolism was associated with a higher 30 day mortality risk yet it was not the cause of death in any of these patients. PMID: 30348482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Grobben RB, Frima C, Nathoe HM, Leiner T, Kwakkel-van Erp JM, van Klei WA, Peelen LM, van Herwaarden JA Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Antiplatelet Therapy for Carotid Interventions: Same Meat, Different Gravy or Unexplored Possibilities for Improvement?
PMID: 30348481 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Vos CG, de Vries JPM Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Great Saphenous Vein Diameters in Phlebological Practice in France: A Report of the DIAGRAVES Study by the French Society of Phlebology.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the distribution of the diameter of the great saphenous vein (GSV) at mid-thigh level and to investigate its association with clinical class, symptoms, and proximal extent of reflux. METHODS: Vascular physicians, members of the French Society of Phlebology, were invited to participate in a consecutive observational study in patients presenting with symptoms and/or signs of uni- or bilateral chronic venous disorders (CVDs) in previously untreated limbs (clinical class of the CEAP classification C0s - C6). Patients were included between January and March 2015. They co...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Hamel-Desnos CM, De Maeseneer M, Josnin M, Gillet JL, Allaert FA, DIAGRAVES Study Group Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Surgical Renovascular Reconstruction for Renal Artery Stenosis and Aneurysm: Long-Term Durability and Survival.
CONCLUSION: Open surgical renal arterial reconstruction was performed with low mortality, fairly low morbidity, and excellent durability. Open surgery should still be considered a therapeutic option in complex renal artery disease. PMID: 30343992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Steuer J, Bergqvist D, Björck M Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Nationwide Study on Treatment of Mycotic Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms.
CONCLUSIONS: TEVAR was often used as treatment for MTAAs, with acceptable short- and long-term survival when compared with open cohorts in the literature. IRCs are of concern and warrant follow up and long-term antibiotic treatment. PMID: 30340857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sörelius K, Wanhainen A, Wahlgren CM, Langenskiöld M, Roos H, Resch T, Vaccarino R, Arvidsson B, Gillgren P, Bilos L, Pirouzram A, Holsti M, Mani K Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

The Discord Outcome Analysis (DOA) as a Reporting Standard at Three Months and Five Years in Randomised Varicose Vein Treatment Trials.
CONCLUSIONS: A DOA demonstrated that the definition of success is reduced if deterioration in one or two domains is taken into account. A DOA should be considered as a reporting standard for comparative analyses. PMID: 30342999 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Kalodiki E, Azzam M, Schnatterbeck P, Geroulakos G, Lattimer CR Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Anti-phosphorylcholine IgM, an Anti-inflammatory Mediator, Predicts Peripheral Vein Graft Failure: A Prospective Observational Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Low levels of anti-PC IgM are associated with vein bypass graft failure. This biological mediator may be a useful marker to identify patients at higher risk, and offers the potential for novel, directed therapies for vascular inflammation and its consequences. PMID: 30343000 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sobel M, Yagi M, Moreno K, Kohler TR, Tang GL, Wijelath ES, Marshall J, Kenagy RD Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Re: "A Randomised Clinical Trial Comparing N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate, Radiofrequency Ablation and Endovenous Laser Ablation for the Treatment of Superficial Venous Incompetence: Two Year Follow up Results".
Re: "A Randomised Clinical Trial Comparing N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate, Radiofrequency Ablation and Endovenous Laser Ablation for the Treatment of Superficial Venous Incompetence: Two Year Follow up Results". Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 15;: Authors: Bissacco D, Stegher S, Calliari FM, Viani MP PMID: 30337256 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Bissacco D, Stegher S, Calliari FM, Viani MP Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

A Plumbing Principle for Vascular Surgeons.
PMID: 30327279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Coscas R Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

The Value of Sigmoidoscopy to Detect Colonic Ischaemia After Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
CONCLUSIONS: Sigmoidoscopy increases the likelihood of correctly identifying the presence or absence of transmural CI, especially in patients with a moderate clinical suspicion for CI after RAAA repair. PMID: 30318394 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jalalzadeh H, van Schaik TG, Duin JJ, Indrakusuma R, van Beek SC, Vahl AC, Wisselink W, Balm R, Koelemay MJW Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Current Options and Recommendations for the Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Pathologies Involving the Aortic Arch: An Expert Consensus Document of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) & the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS).
Current Options and Recommendations for the Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Pathologies Involving the Aortic Arch: An Expert Consensus Document of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) & the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS). Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 11;: Authors: Czerny M, Schmidli J, Adler S, van den Berg JC, Bertoglio L, Carrel T, Chiesa R, Clough RE, Eberle B, Etz C, Grabenwöger M, Haulon S, Jakob H, Kari FA, Mestres CA, Pacini D, Resch T, Rylski B, Schoenhoff F, Shrestha M, von Tengg-Kobligk H, Tsagakis K, Wyss TR, Document Reviewers, Chakfe N, Debus S, de...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Czerny M, Schmidli J, Adler S, van den Berg JC, Bertoglio L, Carrel T, Chiesa R, Clough RE, Eberle B, Etz C, Grabenwöger M, Haulon S, Jakob H, Kari FA, Mestres CA, Pacini D, Resch T, Rylski B, Schoenhoff F, Shrestha M, von Tengg-Kobligk H, Tsagakis K, Wy Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Simultaneous Multi-Supra-Aortic Artery Bypass Successfully Implemented in 17 Patients with Type I Takayasu Arteritis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Type I Takayasu arteritis is common in Chinese patients and usually leads to cerebral ischaemia. There are limited data regarding simultaneous multi-supra-aortic artery (SMSAA) bypass in patients with type I Takayasu arteritis. The present study shares experience of using this method. METHODS: Seventeen patients with Takayasu arteritis who received SMSAA bypass from June 2012 to March 2016 were included in this analysis. Demographic features and basic information were recorded. Follow up results, including major complications, patency rates, and survival rates, were also obtained. The EQ-5...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Chen ZG, Chen YX, Diao YP, Wu ZY, Yan S, Ma L, Liu CW, Li YJ Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Endovascular Treatment of Patients with Isolated Mesenteric Artery Dissection Aneurysm: Bare Stents Alone Versus Stent Assisted Coiling.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the outcomes of endovascular treatment with bare stents alone versus stent assisted coiling in isolated mesenteric artery dissection (IMAD) aneurysms. METHODS: Patients with an IMAD aneurysm who underwent endovascular stenting between February 2010 and February 2017 at one of three institutions were included in this study. Data regarding technical success, procedure time, symptom resolution, complications, changes in IMAD aneurysm, and stent patency were recorded. RESULTS: A total of 38 patients (35 men) were included, 27 treated with bare stents alone and...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jia Z, Su H, Chen W, Ni G, Qi C, Gu J Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Volume Based Resuscitation and Intestinal Microcirculation after Ischaemia/Reperfusion Injury: Results of an Exploratory Aortic Clamping Study in Pigs.
e CJC Abstract OBJECTIVES: In the presence of ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) induced endothelial injury, volume administration may not correlate with increased microcirculation. The aim of this study was to evaluate intestinal microcirculation after standardised sequential volume loading in an animal model of I/R injury following supracoeliac aortic clamping. METHODS: This was a prospective exploratory pilot animal study. Intestinal I/R injury was induced in eight pigs during experimental thoraco-abdominal aortic repair. After 6 h of I/R, microcirculatory blood flow (mFlux, measured in the ileum using direc...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Behem CR, Graessler MF, Pinnschmidt HO, Duprée A, Sandhu HK, Debus ES, Wipper SH, Trepte CJC Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

The Importance of Patency of Tibial Run Off Arteries on Clinical Outcomes  After Stenting for Chronic Total Occlusions in the Superficial Femoro-popliteal Artery.
The Importance of Patency of Tibial Run Off Arteries on Clinical Outcomes After Stenting for Chronic Total Occlusions in the Superficial Femoro-popliteal Artery. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 08;: Authors: Watanabe Y, Hozawa K, Hiroyoshi K, Naganuma T, Ishiguro H, Nakamura S Abstract OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The aim was to evaluate the impact of patent tibial arteries on stenting for chronic total occlusions (CTO) in superficial femoropopliteal artery (SFA) lesions. Additionally, the efficacy of additive tibial percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) was evaluated. METHODS: A total of ...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Watanabe Y, Hozawa K, Hiroyoshi K, Naganuma T, Ishiguro H, Nakamura S Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

In  vitro Evidence of Improved Antimicrobial Efficacy of Silver and Triclosan Containing Vascular Grafts Compared with Rifampicin Soaked Grafts.
CONCLUSION: For all microorganisms tested, the Synergy graft combining silver with triclosan demonstrated a more sustainable and efficient seven day antimicrobial activity than the rifampicin soaked graft. The emergence of rifampicin resistant mutants suggests preference for a Synergy graft over a graft soaked in rifampicin, to prevent or treat an infection when a biological solution is not feasible. PMID: 30301647 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Berard X, Puges M, Pinaquy JB, Cazanave C, Stecken L, Bordenave L, Pereyre S, M'Zali F Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Outcomes of Chimney Technique for Preservation of the Left Subclavian Artery in Type B Aortic Dissection.
CONCLUSION: Short and mid-term outcomes in the present study demonstrate that the chimney technique is safe and feasible for preservation of the LSA in patients with TBAD, but the durability of chimney stent needs to be evaluated carefully and immediate type Ia endoleak is a concern. PMID: 30297205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ding H, Liu Y, Xie N, Fan R, Luo S, Huang W, Li J, Zhu Y, Hu B, Xue L, Luo J Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Danish Trends in Major Amputation After Vascular Reconstruction in Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease 2002-2014.
lt JS Abstract INTRODUCTION: Contemporary information on major amputations after revascularisation in Denmark is sparse. This population based national study aimed to determine outcomes following revascularisation for PAD and to identify predictors of major amputation after revascularisation, including geographical variation. METHODS: Data on patients with PAD undergoing revascularisation (endovascular, open, and hybrid procedures) from 2002 to 2014 were obtained from the Danish Vascular Registry and linked with information from population based healthcare and administrative databases. Cox proportional hazard...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Londero LS, Høgh A, Houlind K, Lindholt JS Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Acute Mesenteric Ischaemia and Coralliform Aorta.
PMID: 30293886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ben Abdallah I, Cerceau P Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Long-term Survival and Risk Analysis in 136 Consecutive Patients With Type B Aortic Dissection Presenting to a Single Centre Over an 11 Year Period.
CONCLUSIONS: Active management of patients with type B aortic dissection results in good long-term survival even in the presence of features traditionally associated with adverse outcomes. All patients require close lifetime surveillance as aortic events continue to occur during follow up even after endografting. PMID: 30293887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Clough RE, Barillà D, Delsart P, Ledieu G, Spear R, Crichton S, Mounier Vehier C, Peacock J, Sobocinski J, Haulon S Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Management of Limb Thrombosis After Endovascular Aneurysm Repair: An Endovascular Solution for an Endovascular Problem.
PMID: 30293888 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Chaudhuri A Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Correcting for Body Surface Area Identifies the True Prevalence of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Screened Women.
CONCLUSION: The results suggest the purported male predominance in AAA prevalence is primarily an artefact of body size differences. When aortic size is adjusted for body surface area there is only a modest sex difference in AAA prevalence. This observation has potential implications in the context of the ongoing discussion regarding AAA screening in women. PMID: 30293889 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jones GT, Sandiford P, Hill GB, Williams MJA, Khashram M, Tilyard MW, Hammond-Tooke GD, Krysa J, van Rij AM Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Corrigendum to 'Pre-operative Color Doppler Ultrasonography Predicts Endovenous Heat Induced Thrombosis After Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation' [European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 56/1 (2018) 94-100].
Corrigendum to 'Pre-operative Color Doppler Ultrasonography Predicts Endovenous Heat Induced Thrombosis After Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation' [European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 56/1 (2018) 94-100]. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 03;: Authors: Lomazzi C, Grassi V, Segreti S, Cova M, Bissacco D, Bush RL, Trimarchi S PMID: 30292580 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Lomazzi C, Grassi V, Segreti S, Cova M, Bissacco D, Bush RL, Trimarchi S Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

A bare covered stent.
PMID: 30287205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Elens M Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Thrombosis in a Massive Varix.
PMID: 30287206 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Bedi HS Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Venous Leg Ulcer Clinical Practice Guidelines: What is AGREEd?
CONCLUSION: Four CPGs were considered of adequate quality for clinical use. Consolidation of efforts to drive high quality, comprehensive VLU CPGs is necessary to reduce the number of and heterogeneity seen in currently published guidelines. Elements of methodological quality are lacking and a structured approach with use of checklists and CPG creation tools, such as AGREE II or others, may bolster rigour in future VLU CPGs. PMID: 30287207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Tan MKH, Luo R, Onida S, Maccatrozzo S, Davies AH Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Site and Burden of Lower Limb Atherosclerosis Predicts Long-term Mortality in a Cohort of Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease.
This study included all patients undergoing a lower limb arterial duplex over a period of 20 months. The site and burden of atherosclerosis within the lower limb was determined using the well validated Bollinger score. Patient demographic data were also collated. The primary outcome measure was all cause mortality. RESULTS: A total of 678 patients were included (median age 74 years). The overall median follow up period was 69.9 months. Of these, 307 patients reached the primary end point, which was death. Independent predictors of all cause mortality included total Bollinger score (odds ratio [OR] 1.11, 95% confidence...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Tern PJW, Kujawiak I, Saha P, Berrett TB, Chowdhury MM, Coughlin PA Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Nonagenarians will be the Future Challenge for Vascular Specialists.
PMID: 30287209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - October 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Venermo M Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Fever of Unknown Origin due to a Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm First Diagnosed with Bone 99mTc Scintigraphy.
PMID: 30279059 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - September 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Papadoulas SI, Kakkos SK Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Commentary on "Do Integrated Systems of Stroke Care Improve Symptom to Surgery Times in Patients With Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis? A Decision Tree Analysis".
Commentary on "Do Integrated Systems of Stroke Care Improve Symptom to Surgery Times in Patients With Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis? A Decision Tree Analysis". Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Sep 26;: Authors: Cairols MA PMID: 30268760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - September 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Cairols MA Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research