Ankle-brachial index measurement: Skill cannot be taken for granted Comment on Chaudru et al, p. 37 - 41 and Monti et al, p. 43 - 48.
PMID: 26986703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Caspary L Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Endovascular-first strategy for acute and subacute limb ischaemia: Potential benefits of a pure mechanical thrombectomy approach Comment on Stanek et al, p. 49 - 56.
PMID: 26986704 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Lichtenberg MK, Stahlhoff WF Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Gender differences in patients with carotid stenosis.
ipper S Abstract This overview analyses gender differences in prevalence, epidemiology, risk factors and therapy in patients with carotid stenosis in a systematic review. Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of death in Western society, where about 20% of cases are triggered by a carotid stenosis or occlusion, which occurs more frequently in men than in women. The stroke-protective effect of carotid endarterectomy is greater in men. Men have lower peri-procedural stroke and death rates. Particularly men with carotid stenosis and a life expectancy of at least 5 years benefit from surgical treatment. Also, the recurre...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Stoberock K, Debus ES, Gülsen A, Günther D, Larena-Avellaneda A, Eifert S, Wipper S Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Inflammatory diseases of the aorta.
Abstract Inflammatory aortic diseases may occur with and without dilatation and are complicated by obstruction, rupture and dissection. Infections originate from periaortic foci or septicaemia and tend to result in the rapid development of aneurysms. Large vessel vasculitis due to Takayasu arteritis in younger and giant cell arteritis (GCA) in older patients is located in all layers of the aortic wall and prevails in the thoracic section. GCA patients are prone to developing aortic complications in the late course of disease. In Behçet's disease, aneurysms may have an unusual morphology and localisation. Th...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Caspary L Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Predicting the prevalence of peripheral arterial diseases: modelling and validation in different cohorts.
CONCLUSIONS: The developed model yielded a moderate usefulness for predicting the prevalence of PAD in general population. PMID: 26986707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhan Y, Zhuang J, Dong Y, Xu H, Hu D, Yu J Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Knowledge about ankle-brachial index procedure among residents: being experienced is beneficial but is not enough.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study confirms that experienced residents have significantly better ABI procedure knowledge than inexperienced residents. However, none of them are able to perform the entire ABI procedure without any mistake with regard to current guidelines. It is important that training be given to residents in medical schools in order to improve their ABI procedure knowledge. PMID: 26986708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Chaudru S, de Müllenheim PY, Le Faucheur A, Jaquinandi V, Kaladji A, Mahe G Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Accuracy of in-patients ankle-brachial index measurement by medical students.
CONCLUSIONS: A nine day training program on ABI measurement is not sufficient for inexperienced medical students to achieve an acceptable diagnostic accuracy in detecting PAD in at risk populations. PMID: 26986709 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Monti M, Calanca L, Alatri A, Mazzolai L Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy in the treatment of acute and subacute occlusions of the peripheral arteries and bypasses.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective single-centre study was to analyse the immediate results, failures and complications of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy using the Rotarex catheter in the treatment of acute and subacute occlusions of peripheral arteries and bypasses, as well as to evaluate long-term outcomes of this method. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with acute (duration of symptoms 14 days and
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Stanek F, Ouhrabkova R, Prochazka D Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Paroxysmal finger haematoma - a benign acrosyndrome occurring in middle-aged women.
CONCLUSIONS: PFH is a benign phenomenon, frequently found in middle-aged women, to be classified among the vascular acrosyndromes. Patients seeking medical evaluation for this disorder should be reassured. PMID: 26986711 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Carpentier PH, Maricq HR, Biro C, Jiguet M, Seinturier C Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Risk factors for superficial vein thrombosis in patients with primary chronic venous disease.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with primary CVD, SVT was significantly associated with female gender. In men, older age, smoking and positive family history of VTE were relevant SVT risk factors. In women, risk factors were older age, BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 and positive family history of VTE. Compared with C0 - C3 clinical classes, CVI significantly increases the risk of SVT. PMID: 26986712 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Musil D, Kaletova M, Herman J Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Coil embolization of a posterior circumflex humeral aneurysm in a volleyball player.
PMID: 26986713 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Tao M, Eisenberg N, Jaskolka J, Roche-Nagle G Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Pushing the limits of endovascular intervention: favourable results of recent intracranial trials.
PMID: 26986714 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Papke K, Reinecke H Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

From the societies.
PMID: 26986715 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Ring A Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Comment on Gasbarro et al., page 451 - 457 A randomised trial in carotid surgery: great evidence, and the next steps forward.
PMID: 26515217 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - November 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Goodney P Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Exercise rehabilitation for peripheral artery disease: An exercise physiology perspective with special emphasis on the emerging trend of home-based exercise.
Abstract Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a significant medical concern that is highly prevalent, costly, and deadly. Additionally, patients with PAD have significant impairments in functional independence and health-related quality of life due to leg symptoms and ambulatory dysfunction. Exercise therapy is a primary treatment for patients with PAD, as ambulatory outcome measures improve following a program of exercise rehabilitation. This review describes the outcomes that improve with exercise, the potential mechanisms for improved leg symptoms, key exercise program considerations for training patients with PA...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - November 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Gardner AW Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Vascular compression syndromes.
Abstract Dealing with vascular compression syndromes is one of the most challenging tasks in Vascular Medicine practice. This heterogeneous group of disorders is characterised by external compression of primarily healthy arteries and/or veins as well as accompanying nerval structures, carrying the risk of subsequent structural vessel wall and nerve damage. Vascular compression syndromes may severely impair health-related quality of life in affected individuals who are typically young and otherwise healthy. The diagnostic approach has not been standardised for any of the vascular compression syndromes. Moreover, so...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - November 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Czihal M, Banafsche R, Hoffmann U, Koeppel T Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Low serum testosterone and increased diastolic ocular perfusion pressure: a risk for retinal microvasculature.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest an independent, protective effect of testosterone on the retinal vasculature where an apparent vasodilatory response in the retinal resistance microvessels was observed in white men. PMID: 26515220 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - November 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Malan NT, Smith W, von Känel R, Hamer M, Schutte AE, Malan L Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Normal values for intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery - an update following a novel risk factor profiling.
CONCLUSIONS: Age and gender-specific normal values for IMT are lower than reported in former studies after additionally accounting for novel cardiovascular risk factors. The still widely regarded upper IMT limit of 1 mm must be strictly regarded as obsolete. PMID: 26515221 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - November 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Randrianarisoa E, Rietig R, Jacob S, Blumenstock G, Haering HU, Rittig K, Balletshofer B Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Absorbable suture material in carotid surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: In carotid surgery, the use of absorbable suture material seems to be safe and effective and with a general lower complications rate compared to the use of non-absorbable materials. PMID: 26515222 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - November 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Gasbarro V, Traina L, Mascoli F, Coscia V, Buffone G, Grande R, Fugetto F, Butrico L, de Franciscis S, Serra R Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Regional differences of vasodilatation and vasomotion response to local heating in human cutaneous microcirculation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the vasodilatation and vasomotion response to local heating in the cutaneous microcirculation of the ankle, dorsum of foot and forearm. Recently, it has been suggested that this response differs between the forearm and the leg. PROBANDS AND METHODS: Twenty-nine young healthy adults were recruited. They underwent measurement by laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) in three sites of the body (ankle, dorsum of foot, forearm). Percentage change of the median flow of the skin before and after provocation and normalised perfusion flow to maximal dilation (cutaneou...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - November 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Balaz D, Komornikova A, Kruzliak P, Sabaka P, Gaspar L, Zulli A, Kucera M, Zvonicek V, Sabo J, Ambrozy E, Dukat A Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Endovascular stent-graft treatment for graft-vein anastomotic stenosis in haemodialysis patients with arteriovenous grafts.
CONCLUSIONS: Our data can help to improve outcomes in haemodialysis patients treated with stent-grafts for venous anastomosis of an arteriovenous graft. PMID: 26515224 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - November 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Lin CH, Chen YY, Chua CH, Lu MJ Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation provides effective analgesia during the administration of tumescent local anaesthesia for endovenous laser ablation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Tumescent anaesthesia (TA) is an important but sometimes very painful step during endovenous thermal ablation of incompetent veins. The aim of this study was to examine whether the use of fixed 50% nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture (N2O/O2), also called equimolar mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide, reduces pain during the application of TA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of incompetent saphenous veins were included. Thirty consecutive patients inhaled N2O/O2 during the application of TA. Thirty consecutive patients received TA alone (controls). Pati...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - November 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Meier TO, Jacomella V, Clemens RK, Amann-Vesti B Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Infective aortic aneurysm caused by Leclercia adecarboxylata.
PMID: 26515226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - November 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Papacharalampous G, Galyfos G, Geropapas G, Stamatatos I, Kerasidis S, Maltezos C Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Childhood tobacco smoke exposure - A silent risk für atherosclerosis plaque in adulthood.
Childhood tobacco smoke exposure - A silent risk für atherosclerosis plaque in adulthood. Vasa. 2015 Nov;44(6):484 Authors: Valentin ML, Thalhammer C PMID: 26515227 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - November 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Valentin ML, Thalhammer C Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Vorwort.
PMID: 26364652 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Zeller T Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Themenübersicht.
Themenübersicht. Vasa. 2015 Sep;44 Suppl 88:2-9 Authors: PMID: 26364653 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Abstracts.
Authors: PMID: 26364654 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Autorenverzeichnis.
Authors: PMID: 26364655 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Inhaltsverzeichnis.
Authors: PMID: 26364656 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Endovascular revascularization in patients with acute obstructive mesenteric ischemia.
PMID: 26317251 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Maleux G Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Moving beyond the "LDL hypothesis".
Moving beyond the "LDL hypothesis". Vasa. 2015 Sep;44(5):333-40 Authors: Werner C, Laufs U Abstract SUMMARY: The term "LDL hypothesis" is frequently used to describe the association of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol, LDL-C) and cardiovascular (CV) events. Recent data from genetic studies prove a causal relation between serum LDL-C and CV events. These data are in agreement with mechanistic molecular studies and epidemiology. New randomised clinical trial data show that LDL-C lowering with statins and a non-statin drug, ezetimibe, reduces CV events. We therefor...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Werner C, Laufs U Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Markers of arterial stiffness in peripheral arterial disease.
Abstract Increased arterial stiffness results from reduced elasticity of the arterial wall and is an independent predictor for cardiovascular risk. The gold standard for assessment of arterial stiffness is the carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity. Other parameters such as central aortic pulse pressure and aortic augmentation index are indirect, surrogate markers of arterial stiffness, but provide additional information on the characteristics of wave reflection. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is characterised by its association with systolic hypertension, increased arterial stiffness, disturbed wave reflexion and...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Husmann M, Jacomella V, Thalhammer C, Amann-Vesti BR Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Abdominal aortic aneurysm, arterial stiffening and the role of the intraluminal thrombus.
CONCLUSIONS: Haemodynamic properties of the aorta are affected by the presence of ILT in patients with AAA that is not explained by aortic size. Alternatively, these findings could be explained by associations between ILT and properties of the left ventricle. PMID: 26317254 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Lyck Hansen M, Dahl Thomsen M, Melholt Rasmussen L, Lindholt JS Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Comparison of two devices for measuring exercise transcutaneous oxygen pressures in patients with claudication.
CONCLUSIONS: Haemodynamic properties of the aorta are affected by the presence of ILT in patients with AAA that is not explained by aortic size. Alternatively, these findings could be explained by associations between ILT and properties of the left ventricle. PMID: 26317255 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Urban M, Fouasson-Chailloux A, Signolet I, Colas Ribas C, Feuilloy M, Abraham P Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Outcome of endovascular revascularisation in patients with acute obstructive mesenteric ischaemia - a single-centre experience.
CONCLUSIONS: Endovascular revascularisation with CDT in combination with AT is feasible, with a technical success rate of 38.5 % (n = 5). Endovascular revascularisation was beneficial for 46.2 % (n = 6) of the patients, who clinically improved following the intervention. The need for secondary explorative laparotomy was rather low, with 38.5 % (n = 5) of the patients. The 30-day-mortality remains high with 30.8 %. PMID: 26317256 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Puippe GD, Suesstrunk J, Nocito A, Pfiffner R, Glenck M, Pfammatter T Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

A prospective multicentre study on the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors and claudication symptoms in patients with peripheral artery disease (the IDOMENEO study).
CONCLUSIONS: Haemodynamic properties of the aorta are affected by the presence of ILT in patients with AAA that is not explained by aortic size. Alternatively, these findings could be explained by associations between ILT and properties of the left ventricle. PMID: 26317257 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Cimminiello C, Arpaia G, Polo Friz H, Boracchi P, Marano G, Spezzigu G, Visonà A Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

The influence of continuous local wound infusion on postoperative pain in patients undergoing transfemoral amputation.
CONCLUSIONS: Continuous postoperative wound infusion with a local anaesthetic in combination with a standard pain management protocol can reduce both stump pain and opiate intake in patients who have undergone transfemoral amputation. Phantom pain was not significantly affected. PMID: 26317258 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Uhl C, Betz T, Rupp A, Steinbauer M, Töpel I Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Rapid diameter expansion of aortic aneurysm after human immunodeficiency virus infection.
PMID: 26317259 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Kotsis T, Louizos LA, Mylonas S, Pappas E, Despoina K, Plemenou Matrona F Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Percutaneous thrombin embolisation of an iatrogenic pseudoaneurysm of the subclavian artery with neuroprotection in a critically ill patient.
PMID: 26317260 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Lorenz E, Herold J, Udelnow A, Pech M, Pech M, Halloul Z Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Intravascular fasciitis of the common femoral vein.
PMID: 26317261 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Lee HG, Pyo JY, Park YW, Ro JY Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

The benefit of D-Dimer testing to decide on stopping anticoagulation after a first unprovoked VTE: a matter of sex or of test sensitivity?
PMID: 26317262 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Czihal M, Reinecke H Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

3. Vaskuläre Summer School 2015 - "Gefäßmedizin interaktiv" in Glashütten vom 05.06. - 07.06.2015.
3. Vaskuläre Summer School 2015 - "Gefäßmedizin interaktiv" in Glashütten vom 05.06. - 07.06.2015. Vasa. 2015 Sep;44(5):400 Authors: Schöter C PMID: 26317263 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - September 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Schöter C Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Comment on Sun et al., page 285 - 288 Ischemic preconditioning and thrombosis.
PMID: 26314354 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Kristensen SD, Ropcke DM Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Comment on Reimann et al, pages 277 - 284 Microcirculation: an early prognostic factor in the control of blood pressure.
PMID: 26314355 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Malan L, Malan NT Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Markers of preclinical atherosclerosis and their clinical relevance.
nik M Abstract The estimation of risk for atherosclerotic and cardiovascular events based only on the presence of classical risk factors is often insufficient. Therefore, efforts have been made to find markers that indicate the presence of preclinical disease in individual subjects: blood markers of atherosclerosis and preclinical deterioration of the arterial wall. Elevated levels of several inflammatory mediators have been found in subjects with atherosclerosis. Increased basal levels of cytokines, the cell adhesion molecules, selectins and acute-phase reactants such as high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP),...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Poredoš P, Kaja Ježovnik M Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Restenosis after endovascular revascularization in peripheral artery disease.
Abstract Endovascular revascularization (EVR) plays a leading role in the therapy of peripheral artery disease. The acute success rates of EVR in all anatomic territories and of all TASC lesions are excellent (> 95%). However, the occurrence of restenoses after EVR such as percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and particularly after stenting, poses a substantial limitation to the success of the procedure. Influenced by patient's comorbidities, the severity of arteriosclerotic disease, lesion length and morphology as well as the techniques and devices used for EVR, the long-term outcome of EVR deteriorates marke...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Malyar NM, Reinecke H, Freisinger E Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Favorable effect of aerobic exercise on arterial pressure and aortic pulse wave velocity during stress testing.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Increased central pulse wave velocity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The favorable influence of exercise on arterial stiffness (AS) and blood pressure (BP) has been reported exclusively at rest. The present study investigated the influence of a single bout of acute cycling on AS and BP during recovery and, moreover, during cold pressor stress testing. PROBANDS AND METHODS: 32 healthy men (33.7 ± 8 years, BMI 24 ± 2.5 kg/m²) performed a 60 minute endurance exercise on a bicycle ergometer (45 % VO2max). Before and after exercise aortic pulse wave veloc...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Milatz F, Ketelhut S, Ketelhut S, Ketelhut RG Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Local endothelial dysfunction does not affect global endothelial function.
CONCLUSIONS: Acute changes in endothelial function can be monitored by retinal vessel analysis with comparable reproducibility as FMD. Salbutamol based pulse wave analysis is currently unsuited to detect endothelial dysfunction in serial measurements. PMID: 26314359 [PubMed - in process] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Reimann M, Weiss N, Vilser W, Ziemssen T Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Localized lower extremity ischemic preconditioning prevents against local thrombus formation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has many beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. However, whether localized lower extremity IPC could be protective against the thrombogenic activity generated by lower extremity ischemia is unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 41 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to either a IPC group or a sham group. The lower extremity blood inflow was previously treated with 4 cycles of 5 min ischemia followed by 5 min of reperfusion by clamping the abdominal aortic just before ligature of the left iliac vein(LIV) in the IPC group. Rats in the sham group...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Sun Y, Sun Y, Mao P, Lu J, Li L, Lu W, Jiang Q, Jiang Q, Teng H Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Gender-based 30-day and long-term outcomes after carotid endarterectomy.
l J Abstract BACKGROUND: We analyses the effect of gender on short and long-term morbidity and mortality in carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under loco-regional anesthesia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who were entered into a prospectively compiled computerized database of unilateral, consecutive CEAs performed at our hospital from January 2000 to December 2010 were analysed. Endpoints were perioperative stroke and death, and overall long-term survival rates. Statistical analysis was used to determine the relationships between gender and outcomes after CEA. A Cox proportional hazard model was applied to determi...
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Lübke T, Ahmad W, Brunkwall J Tags: Vasa Source Type: research