Predictors of new-onset peripheral artery disease Comment on Krause et al., p. 403 - 410.
PMID: 27594390 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Espinola-Klein C, Weisser G Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Nailfold capillaroscopy microscopy - an interdisciplinary appraisal.
r O Abstract Nailfold capillaroscopy is a method of great diagnostic value in the differential diagnosis of primary versus secondary Raynaud´s phenomenon, of systemic sclerosis versus other so called connective tissue diseases and of additional diagnostic value in other entities. Rheumatologists, dermatologists, and angiologists in Germany have convened in an interdisciplinary working group in which they synergistically combined their expertise to develop a common nomenclature and standards for the technical performance of nailfold capillary microscopy. The article gives an overview of historical and technic...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Klein-Weigel PF, Sunderkötter C, Sander O Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Influence of a high-intensity interval training session on peripheral and central blood pressure at rest and during stress testing in healthy individuals.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity is known to reduce arterial pressure (BP). In a previous investigation, we could prove that even a single bout of moderate-intensity continuous exercise (MICE) causes a prolonged reduction in BP. Whether high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has a favourable influence on BP, and therefore may be followed subjects and methods by a prolonged BP reduction, should be examined on the basis of blood pressure response after exercise and during a subsequent stress test. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 39 healthy men (aged 34 ± 8 years, BMI 24 ± 2), peripheral an...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Ketelhut S, Milatz F, Heise W, Ketelhut RG Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Surgical and endovascular hybrid approach in peripheral arterial disease of the lower limbs.
CONCLUSIONS: The hybrid approach is a major alternative in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease in multilevel disease and comorbid patients, with low complication and mortality rates and a high limb-salvage rate. PMID: 27594393 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Grandjean A, Iglesias K, Dubuis C, Déglise S, Corpataux JM, Saucy F Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Targeting Interleukin-6 in the treatment of giant cell arteritis: hope or hype?
PMID: 27594394 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Czihal M Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

From the Societies.
PMID: 27594395 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Zeller T Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Panta rhei: Everything flows - flow is everything Comment on Buschmann et al, p. 317 - 324.
PMID: 27428493 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Hoefer IE Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of ischaemic stroke patients - new evidence and old challenges.
Abstract An overwhelming benefit from endovascular treatment of ischaemic stroke could be shown in recent clinical trials, making it the new evidence-based standard of care for ischaemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion. To provide all eligible stroke patients with this therapy at any time, stroke networks and hospitals should streamline their workflow to rapidly image, select, and treat stroke patients. Interdisciplinary cooperation is vital for effective emergency endovascular stroke treatment, which is one of the most complex multidisciplinary functions a hospital can undertake. PMID: 27428494 [PubMed ...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Gerber J, Puetz V, Bodechtel U, Kitzler H, von Kummer R, Linn J Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Pelvic congestion syndrome and left renal compression syndrome - clinical features and therapeutic approaches.
Abstract Knowledge of the anatomy of the pelvic, gonadal and renal veins is important to understand pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) and left renal vein compression syndrome (LRCS), which is also known as the nutcracker syndrome. LRCS is related to PCS and to the presence of vulvar, vaginal and pudendal varicose veins. The diagnosis of the two syndromes is difficult, and usually achieved with CT- or phlebography. The gold standard is the intravenous pressure measurement using conventional phlebography. The definition of PCS is described as pelvic pain, aggravated in the standing position and lasting for more than ...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeanneret C, Beier K, von Weymarn A, Traber J Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Management of lymphoedema.
This report provides an overview of the management of lymphoedema. PMID: 27428496 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Yüksel A, Gürbüz O, Velioğlu Y, Kumtepe G, Şenol S Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Direct oral factor Xa inhibitors for the prevention of non-central nervous systemic embolism patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation - a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: As a drug class, direct oral factor Xa inhibitors do not reduce the incidence of non-central nervous systemic embolism (or ischaemic stroke) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Selecting drugs for the prevention of non-central nervous systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation should be based on individual drug efficacy data, rather than class data. PMID: 27428497 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Gandara V, Vazquez F, Gandara E Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Toe elevation manoeuvre to assess venous reflux in comparison to manual calf compression and release.
CONCLUSIONS: Both manoeuvres showed a good correlation with respect to reflux detection and reflux duration. The advantage of TEM is the easy and painless performance, low fatigability and independence from examiner. PMID: 27428498 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Habenicht M, Rabe E, Amsler F, Mendoza E Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Results of bypass graft surgery after prior angioplasty in critical limb ischaemia treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: Although secondary patency was better after primary BGS, the amputation-free and overall survival rates support the use of BGS after prior PTA. PMID: 27428499 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Cury MV, Brochado-Neto FC, Matielo MF, de Athayde Soares R, Sarpe AK, Sacilotto R Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Determinants of decreasing major amputation rates in Germany.
CONCLUSIONS: While substantial improvements in patients care by doctors, endovascular interventions, prescriptions of PFC and antidiabetic drugs are under discussion to reduce major amputation rates, in this approach including comprehensive data from Germany, only prescriptions of PFC and the number of below-the-knee PTA had an independent and significant impact on the reduction of major amputations. It has to be pointed out that such a statistical association does not prove any causality. PMID: 27428500 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Pütter C, Stausberg J, von Beckerath O, Reinecke H, Schäfer E, Kröger K Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Adaptation of external counterpulsation based on individual shear rate therapy improves endothelial function and claudication distance in peripheral artery disease.
Abstract BACKGROUND: External counterpulsation therapy enhances blood flow and was shown to improve endothelial function and quality of life in coronary artery disease patients. However, high pressures of up to 300 mmHg may lead to malperfusion of the ischaemic limb. To improve the clinical outcome of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), we adjusted external counterpulsation and developed a novel non-invasive approach termed individual shear rate therapy (ISRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present study, 14 patients with a Fontaine stage IIb and femoral-popliteal PAD underwent 30 hours of ISRT over...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Buschmann EE, Brix M, Li L, Doreen J, Zietzer A, Li M, Buschmann I, Hillmeister P Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Antiphospholipid antibodies and lower extremity peripheral arterial disease - a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Our systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that the prevalence of persistently elevated levels of antiphospholipid antibodies is increased in patients with lower extremity peripheral diseases when compared to healthy controls, especially in those with critical limb ischaemia. PMID: 27428502 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Gavier B, Vazquez F, Gandara E Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Transcatheter ovarian vein embolisation without renal vein stenting for pelvic venous congestion and nutcracker anatomy.
PMID: 27428503 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Perkov D, Vrkić Kirhmajer M, Novosel L, Popić Ramač J Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Endovascular or open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
PMID: 27428504 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Reinecke H, Donas KP Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

ESVM Rome 2016 - Abstracts.
Authors: PMID: 27431022 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Impact of sex and age on carotid plaque instability in asymptomatic patients-results from the Munich Vascular Biobank.
CONCLUSIONS: Asymptomatic men had in total more frequently unstable plaques in contrast to women. Thus, male sex seems to be an additional risk factor for ischemic stroke. PMID: 27351411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - June 28, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Pelisek J, Wendorff C, Wendorff H, Kuehnl A, Tsantilas P, Kallmayer M, Eckstein HH Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Outcomes and aortic remodelling after proximal thoracic endovascular aortic repair of post type B aortic dissection thoracic aneurysm.
The objective was to explore the outcomes and aortic remodelling after proximal thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in post type B aortic dissection thoracic aneurysm with a maximal diameter ≥ 5.5cm. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 34 cases of type B aortic dissection thoracic aneurysm undergoing proximal TEVAR (coverage of the primary entry and the aneurysm extent) from 2008 to 2013 were retrospectively reviewed with follow-up for at least 2 years. The primary endpoints were 30-day mortality and survival at 2 years. The secondary endpoints were major complication and re-intervention. The aortic remodelling was inves...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - June 28, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Shi Z, Yang J, Fu W, Guo D, Xu X, Chen B, Jiang J, Yang J, Zhu T, Dong Z, Wang L, Shi Y, Tang X, Yue J Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

The risk of peripheral artery disease in older adults - seven-year results of the getABI study.
CONCLUSIONS: Older adults in Germany have a PAD risk of 12.9% per seven years. Potentially modifiable traditional PAD risk factors yield high impact on PAD incidence. Novel risk factor candidates may contribute to the risk of PAD. PMID: 27351413 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - June 28, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Krause D, Burghaus I, Thiem U, Trampisch US, Trampisch M, Klaassen-Mielke R, Trampisch HJ, Diehm C, Rudolf H Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

The effect of ambient temperature on the onset of acute Stanford type B aortic dissection.
CONCLUSIONS: In general, low ambient temperature was significantly associated with ABAD presentations in comparison with high temperature. The effects of cold were delayed by two weeks and persisted for a few days. PMID: 27351414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - June 28, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Li Y, Ji C, Zhang J, Han Y Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Mesenchymal tumour of the inferior vena cava.
CONCLUSIONS: In general, low ambient temperature was significantly associated with ABAD presentations in comparison with high temperature. The effects of cold were delayed by two weeks and persisted for a few days. PMID: 27351415 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - June 28, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Mouawad NJ, Go MR, Bloomston M, Starr J Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Angioplasty with drug coated balloons for the treatment of infrainguinal peripheral artery disease.
Abstract Restenosis or re-occlusion after femoropopliteal angioplasty or stent implantation is the main limitation of endovascular treatment strategies for peripheral artery disease. Within the last years, balloon catheters with anti-proliferative drug coating on the balloon surface have shown to be associated with higher patency rates compared to plain balloon angioplasty. Thus, drug-coated balloons were gradually adopted in many interventional centres for the treatment of femoropopliteal obstructions. The current review summarises the existing evidence for drug-coated balloons in the infrainguinal vessels and th...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - June 28, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Werner M Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Vascular puncture site complications - diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis.
Abstract The numbers of endovascular procedures have been noted to substantially increase over the past two decades. Besides all the technical advances and the increasing skills of more and more trained interventionists, the vascular access site still offers the possibilities and carries the risk of access site complications, which have not been changed dramatically over the past years. Guidelines on the vascular puncture procedure itself are lacking. Complications at different vascular access sites presentclinically different, require different diagnostic work up and therapy. The aim of the following review is to...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - June 28, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Mlekusch W, Mlekusch I, Sabeti-Sandor S Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Predictors of periprocedural complications of carotid artery stenting - a multivariate analysis of a single-centre experience.
The objective of this study was to analyse our 5-year experience performing CAS. Secondarily, we sought to determine independent risk factors which predict periprocedural complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 146 patients who underwent 153 CAS procedures were analysed. The majority of patients (123, 84.2%) had symptomatic carotid stenosis. Demographic and interventional data, angiographic lesion characteristics, and periprocedural complications were recorded. Using univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses, risk factors associated with adverse clinical outcomes were determined. RESULTS: P...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - June 28, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Vatan MB, Acar BA, Aksoy M, Can Y, Varım C, Agac MT, Kilic H, Tatli E, Gunduz H, Akdemir R Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension - a diagnostic and therapeutic update.
This article reviews the current diagnostic approach and discusses the therapeutic options in this particular form of pulmonary hypertension. Every patient with CTEPH should undergo an evaluation in a specialised centre with experience in pulmonary arterial endarteriectomy (PEA) as the potentially curative surgical technique. Partly unresolved questions regard the status of the recently described percutaneous transluminal pulmonary angioplasty and the best medical treatment in patients with inoperable or recurrent/persistent pulmonary hypertension after PEA. PMID: 27128884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: ...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - May 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Stricker H Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Cyanoacrylate adhesive in the treatment of saphenous vein incompetence Comment on Çalık et al, page 241 - 246.
Cyanoacrylate adhesive in the treatment of saphenous vein incompetence Comment on Çalık et al, page 241 - 246. Vasa. 2016 May;45(3):193-194 Authors: Rabe E PMID: 27129064 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - May 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Rabe E Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Raynaud's phenomenon and digital ischaemia - pharmacologic approach and alternative treatment options.
Abstract The primary goal of therapy is to reduce the frequency and intensity of Raynaud's attacks and to minimize the related morbidity rather than to cure the underlying condition. Treatment strategies depend on whether Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is primary or secondary. All patients should be instructed about general measures to maintain body warmth and to avoid triggers of RP attacks. Pharmacologic intervention can be useful for patients with severe and frequent RP episodes that impair the patient's quality of life. Calcium channel blockers are currently the most prescribed and studied medications for this purp...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - May 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Linnemann B, Erbe M Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Treatment of acute lower limb ischaemia.
Abstract Acute lower limb ischaemia poses a major threat to limb survival. For many years surgical thromboembolectomy was the mainstay of treatment. Recent years have brought an endovascular revolution in the management of acute lower limb ischaemia. A wide range of endovascular procedures can nowadays be employed, providing results at least as good as the traditional surgical approach. This paper is an overview of currently utilised endovascular options as well as recent modifications of standard surgical techniques. PMID: 27129066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskran...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - May 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Lukasiewicz A Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Surgical management of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms.
CONCLUSIONS: Open surgery is a relatively safe method in the therapy of ECCA. Surgical repair of ECCAs can be associated with an acceptable major stroke rate and moderate minor stroke rate. Complication-free long-term outcomes can be achieved in as many as 96.9 % of patients. Aneurysmectomy with end-to-end anastomosis or bypass surgery can be implemented during open repair of ECCA. PMID: 27129067 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - May 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Skóra JP, Kurcz J, Korta K, Szyber P, Dorobisz TA, Dorobisz AT Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Radial artery pseudoaneurysms after transradial cardiac catheterisation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Although uncommon, radial artery access site complications are likely to become more frequent with the increased adoption of transradial cardiac catheterisation. There is a lack of data regarding the incidence and clinical features of radial artery pseudoaneuryms. We aimed to describe the incidence, clinical features and management of radial artery pseudoaneurysms in a high-volume transradial cardiac catheterisation centre. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a search of the Vancouver Island Health Authority medical imaging database from 1st Jan 2008 to April 2012 looking for all radial an...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - May 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Din JN, Murphy A, Chu K, Forman P, Mildenberger RD, Fretz EB, Nadra IJ, Della Siega A, Robinson SD Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

MMP-3-1612 polymorphism - a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis formation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: We investigated the association of the 5A/6A polymorphism in the promoter region at -1612 of the matrix metalloproteinase-3 gene (MMP-3-1612) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT). PATIENTS, MATERIALS AND METHODS: The distribution of the MMP-3 (-1612 5A/6A) polymorphism in the case and control groups was detected by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). Serum MMP-3 level of two groups was detected using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). HepG2 cells containing MMP-3-1612 recombinant plasmid were cultured in vitro and the MMP-3 level was defined ...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - May 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Li NX, Yu LM, Sheng YG Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

N-butyl cyanoacrylate in the treatment of venous insufficiency - the effect of embolisation with ablative polymerisation.
CONCLUSIONS: This new tumescent-free non-thermal embolisation method can be applied safely with high success rates. PMID: 27129070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - May 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Çalık ES, Arslan Ü, Ayaz F, Tort M, Yıldız Z, Aksu V, Onk OA, Limandal HK, Ekingen E, Dağ Ö, Kaygın MA, Erkut B Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Long-term follow-up after endovascular revascularisation for acute limb ischaemia - a retrospective single-centre cohort.
CONCLUSIONS: Long-term amputation-free survival after successful revascularisation for ALI is high; negative predictors are coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation. PMID: 27129071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - May 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Johner F, Clemens R, Husmann M, Thalhammer C, Seifert B, Amann-Vesti B Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Percutaneous trans-needle coil application - an alternative access to false aneurysm of the splenic artery.
PMID: 27129072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - May 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Schellhammer F, Meyer M, Oette M Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Myocardial infarction after ultrasoundguided foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins - a case report and review of the literature of a rare but serious adverse event.
PMID: 27129073 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - May 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Engelberger RP, Ney B, Clair M, Dabiri A, Alatri A, Mazzolai L, Kern P Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Stem cell therapy in end-stage cardiovascular disease: the final nail in the coffin or still some light at the end of the tunnel?
PMID: 27129074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - May 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Reinecke H, Reinecke H, Reinecke H, Reinecke H Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Statins for the prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with deep vein thrombosis Comment on San Norberto et al, p. 133 - 140.
ara E PMID: 27058793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Stevenson A, Gándara E Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Efficacy of compression for the prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome: an unsolved clinical conundrum Comment on Burgstaller et al, p. 141 - 147.
PMID: 27058794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Ten Cate-Hoek A Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Diagnosis of pregnancy-associated venous thromboembolism - position paper of the Working Group in Women's Health of the Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (GTH).
z U Abstract Pregnancy and the postpartum period are associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Over the past decade, new diagnostic algorithms have been established, combining clinical probability, laboratory testing and imaging studies for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in the non-pregnant population. However, there is no such generally accepted algorithm for the diagnosis of pregnancy-associated VTE. Studies establishing clinical prediction rules have excluded pregnant women, and prediction scores currently in use have not been prospectively valid...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Linnemann B, Bauersachs R, Rott H, Halimeh S, Zotz R, Gerhardt A, Boddenberg-Pätzold B, Toth B, Scholz U Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Treatment of pregnancy-associated venous thromboembolism - position paper from the Working Group in Women's Health of the Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (GTH).
Abstract Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of maternal morbidity during pregnancy and the postpartum period. However, because there is a lack of adequate study data, management strategies for pregnancy-associated VTE must be deduced from observational stu-dies and extrapolated from recommendations for non-pregnant patients. In this review, the members of the Working Group in Women's Health of the Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (GTH) have summarised the evidence that is currently available in the literature to provide a practical approach for treating pregnancy-associated VTE. Because heparins do...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Linnemann B, Scholz U, Rott H, Halimeh S, Zotz R, Gerhardt A, Toth B, Bauersachs R Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

The association between body mass index and abdominal aortic aneurysm growth: a systematic review.
Abstract Diabetes, a state of relative insulin resistance, is negatively associated with both the presence and growth abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), which could suggest a protective role of obesity against AAA presence or growth. A recent meta-analysis demonstrated a trend toward a positive, though statistically non-significant, association between body mass index (BMI) and the presence of AAA. With respect to the association between obesity and AAA growth, however, the evidence had been very limited. To determine whether obesity (or BMI) is associated with AAA growth, we reviewed currently available studies wi...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Takagi H, Umemoto T Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Molecular imaging of atherosclerotic lesions by positron emission tomography - can it meet the expectations?
Abstract Early non-invasive imaging of atherosclerosis and in particular the detection of lesions at risk with high specificity could significantly affect cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Conventional nuclear medicine approaches, in particular using autologous radiolabeled lipoproteins, can be related to histopathological findings; however, they fail to identify lesions at risk. Positron emission tomography (PET) tracers with much better physical properties have been examined, the most detailed information being available for F-18-deoxyglucose (FDG) and F-18-sodium fluoride (NaF). These two approaches are s...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Brammen L, Steiner S, Berent R, Sinzinger H Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Effects of rosuvastatin as an adjuvant treatment for deep vein thrombosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Adjuvant rosuvastatin treatment in patients diagnosed of DVT improve CRP levels and diminish PTS incidence. PMID: 27058799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: San Norberto EM, Gastambide MV, Taylor JH, García-Saiz I, Vaquero C Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Efficacy of compression stockings in preventing post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with deep venous thrombosis: a systematic review and metaanalysis.
CONCLUSIONS: At this time, it does not seem to be justifiable to entirely abandon the recommendations regarding compression stockings to prevent PTS in patients with DVT. There is evidence favoring compression stockings, but there is also evidence showing no benefit of compression stockings. PMID: 27058800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Burgstaller JM, Steurer J, Held U, Amann-Vesti B Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance angiography for acute pulmonary embolism - a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: MRA can be used for the diagnosis of acute PE. However, due to limited sensitivity, MRA cannot be used as a stand-alone test to exclude acute PE. PMID: 27058801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Li J, Feng L, Li J, Tang J Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

High on-treatment platelet reactivity and outcomes after percutaneous endovascular procedures in patients with peripheral artery disease.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with PAD, HPR did not have a significant impact on outcomes within the first year after percutaneous endovascular intervention. PMID: 27058802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Bernlochner I, Jaitner J, Fries V, Dommasch M, Mayer K, Ott I, Langwieser N, Fusaro M, Laugwitz KL, Kastrati A, Ibrahim T Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Vertebral and internal mammary artery steal syndrome in patients with hemodialysis access.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Increased flow in the subclavian artery feeding a vascular access for hemodialysis can induce steal phenomena in the vertebral (VA) and internal mammary artery (IMA). The aim of this study was to describe the hemodynamic effects of access flow on the VA and IMA in patients with native fistulas and grafts. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Peak systolic (PSV) and end diastolic (EDV) velocity measurements of the VA, IMA and carotid arteries, as well as flow volume measurements of the subclavian artery, were performed. Flow measurements at the side of the vascular access were compared with the contralat...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Thalhammer C, Clemens RK, Valentin ML, Alonso E, Segerer S, Husmann M, Amann-Vesti BR Tags: Vasa Source Type: research