Preoperative nutritional status is independently associated with wound healing in patients undergoing open surgery for ischemic tissue loss
Vascular. 2021 Feb 21:1708538120980216. doi: 10.1177/1708538120980216. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between preoperative nutritional status and wound healing in patients undergoing surgical reconstruction for ischemic tissue loss.METHODS: The preoperative nutritional status of patients who underwent surgical reconstruction for ischemic tissue loss for the years 2011-2018 was retrospectively estimated using the Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT) score. Patients were allocated to two groups: Group I, normal nutrition or mild malnutrition (CONUT score &l...
Source: Vascular - February 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Kiyoshi Tanaka Shinichi Tanaka Jin Okazaki Shinsuke Mii Source Type: research

Preoperative nutritional status is independently associated with wound healing in patients undergoing open surgery for ischemic tissue loss
Vascular. 2021 Feb 21:1708538120980216. doi: 10.1177/1708538120980216. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between preoperative nutritional status and wound healing in patients undergoing surgical reconstruction for ischemic tissue loss.METHODS: The preoperative nutritional status of patients who underwent surgical reconstruction for ischemic tissue loss for the years 2011-2018 was retrospectively estimated using the Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT) score. Patients were allocated to two groups: Group I, normal nutrition or mild malnutrition (CONUT score &l...
Source: Vascular - February 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Kiyoshi Tanaka Shinichi Tanaka Jin Okazaki Shinsuke Mii Source Type: research

Severe contralateral carotid stenosis or occlusion drive 30-day risk after carotid endarterectomy
This study aimed to estimate the SCSO effects on early outcomes after carotid endarterectomy with selective shunting.METHODS: Between August 2011 and October 2019, a total of 617 patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy with selective shunting were analyzed. SCSO was defined as>70% luminal narrowing of the contralateral extracranial carotid stenosis or occlusion. Of these patients, 116 were categorized into an SCSO group while the rest were assigned to the non-SCSO group. Primary study outcomes were the occurrence of major adverse events, defined as stroke, all-cause mortality, and myocardial infarction during the ...
Source: Vascular - February 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Wenyan Zhao Faliang Gao Cheng Wu Deqing Peng Xiao Jin Lin Lou Weijun Sun Source Type: research

Saccular mycotic aneurysm of descending thoracic aorta secondary to vertebral hydatid disease: A rare case
CONCLUSION: It is concluded that the case was a mycotic aneurysm of the thoracic aorta secondary to vertebral hydatid disease.PMID:33596789 | DOI:10.1177/1708538121994370 (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - February 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Mohammad Mozafar Hamidreza Haghighatkhah Reza Jalili Khoshnoud Sina Zarrintan Nasser Rakhshani Ehsan Parvas Mehrdad Mozafar R Shane Tubbs Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms using self-expandable covered stent grafts: A single center retrospective study
CONCLUSIONS: Endovascular treatment of ECAAs with self-expandable covered stent grafts appears to be a safe and feasible alternative for traditional open surgery, especially in the challenging anatomy and instable physical conditions. Although cerebrovascular accidents can occur as the result of hemodynamic changes during the perioperative period, the minimal alternative can yield satisfactory midterm follow-up clinical outcomes.PMID:33596790 | DOI:10.1177/1708538121990120 (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - February 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Peixian Gao Jiaxin Qi Mo Wang Gang Li Le Yang Dianning Dong Xuejun Wu Source Type: research

Severe contralateral carotid stenosis or occlusion drive 30-day risk after carotid endarterectomy.
This study aimed to estimate the SCSO effects on early outcomes after carotid endarterectomy with selective shunting. METHODS: Between August 2011 and October 2019, a total of 617 patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy with selective shunting were analyzed. SCSO was defined as>70% luminal narrowing of the contralateral extracranial carotid stenosis or occlusion. Of these patients, 116 were categorized into an SCSO group while the rest were assigned to the non-SCSO group. Primary study outcomes were the occurrence of major adverse events, defined as stroke, all-cause mortality, and myocardial infarction durin...
Source: Vascular - February 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhao W, Gao F, Wu C, Peng D, Jin X, Lou L, Sun W Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Saccular mycotic aneurysm of descending thoracic aorta secondary to vertebral hydatid disease: A rare case.
CONCLUSION: It is concluded that the case was a mycotic aneurysm of the thoracic aorta secondary to vertebral hydatid disease. PMID: 33596789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - February 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Mozafar M, Haghighatkhah H, Khoshnoud RJ, Zarrintan S, Rakhshani N, Parvas E, Mozafar M, Tubbs RS Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms using self-expandable covered stent grafts: A single center retrospective study.
CONCLUSIONS: Endovascular treatment of ECAAs with self-expandable covered stent grafts appears to be a safe and feasible alternative for traditional open surgery, especially in the challenging anatomy and instable physical conditions. Although cerebrovascular accidents can occur as the result of hemodynamic changes during the perioperative period, the minimal alternative can yield satisfactory midterm follow-up clinical outcomes. PMID: 33596790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - February 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Gao P, Qi J, Wang M, Li G, Yang L, Dong D, Wu X Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Pre-procedural color duplex ultrasound evaluation predicts restenosis after long-segment superficial femoral artery stenting.
CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate that pre-procedural color duplex ultrasound evaluation is helpful for the selection of appropriate candidates for superficial femoral artery stent placement. Cumulative lesion length ≥25 cm, plaque calcification, poor distal runoff, and chronic renal failure independently predicted in-stent restenosis. PMID: 33568006 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - February 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Gao M, Hua Y, Jia L, Zhao X, Liu R, Gao X, Dardik A Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Endovascular aortic repair with EndoAnchors demonstrate good mid-term outcomes in physician-initiated multicenter analysis-The PERU registry.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: We aim to describe real-world outcomes from multicenter data about the efficacy of adjunct Heli-FX EndoAnchor usage in preventing or repairing failures during infrarenal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), so-called EndoSutured-aneurysm-repair (ESAR). METHODS: The current study has been assigned an identifier (NCT04100499) at the US National Library of Medicine (https://ClinicalTrials.gov). It is an observational retrospective study of prospectively collected data from seven vascular surgery departments between June 2010 and December 2019. Patients included in the ANCHOR registry were ex...
Source: Vascular - February 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Valdivia AR, Chaudhuri A, Milner R, Pratesi G, Reijnen MM, Tinelli G, Schuurmann R, Barbante M, Babrowski TA, Pitoulias G, Tshomba Y, Gandarias C, Badawy A, de Vries JP Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Thirty-three vascular residency programs among 13 countries joining forces to improve surgical education in times of COVID-19: A survey-based assessment.
CONCLUSION: Globalization and technology provide an opportunity for international education, with the goal of building well-rounded and academic vascular surgeons. This group is just the beginning of a large collaborative group among Hispanic American countries, hoping that more residency programs will join, with the aim of breaking borders in the education of vascular surgery. PMID: 33541247 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - February 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Fabiani MA, Gonzalez-Urquijo M, Cassagne G, Dominguez A, Hinojosa-Gonzalez DE, Lozano-Balderas G, Cisneros Tinoco MÁ, Escotto Sanchez I, Esperón Percovich A, Vegas DH, Mariné Massa L, Mertens RA, Morelli L, Sepulveda Monsalve G, Sanchez Nicolat N, Pere Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Is isolated profundoplasty enough in critical limb ischemia?
PMID: 33535912 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - February 3, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Mouawad NJ Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

miR-100 alleviates the inflammatory damage and apoptosis of H2O2-induced human umbilical vein endothelial cells via inactivation of Notch signaling by targeting MMP9.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study demonstrated that miR-100 reduced the inflammatory damage and apoptosis of H2O2-induced human umbilical vein endothelial cells via inactivation of Notch signaling by targeting matrix metalloproteinase. These findings suggested that miR-100 might be a novel therapeutic target for the prevention of thromboangiitis obliterans. PMID: 33530884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - February 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Wang C, Zhang Y, Jiang Z, Bai H, Du Z Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Internal valvuloplasty combined with sleeve wrapping in the treatment of severe deep venous incompetence: A case report.
CONCLUSION: Internal valvuloplasty combined with sleeve wrapping is feasible in the treatment of severe deep venous incompetence with good short-term results. PMID: 33530885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - February 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Wu Y, Wei L, Gao X, Qi Y, Tong Z, Gu Y, Hua Y, Wang L, Wang W, Guo L Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Successful treatment of chronic type B aortic dissection complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulopathy with recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin after thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
CONCLUSIONS: We successfully treated a patient with chronic type B aortic dissection with a large intimal tear complicated by postoperative disseminated intravascular coagulopathy using TEVAR followed by rhTM administration. rhTM may be considered in patients with large intimal tear and false lumen. PMID: 33522457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - January 31, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Iida Y, Asano R, Hachiya T Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of DOACs in patients with peripheral arterial disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in patients with peripheral arterial disease are not completely understood. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to explore the effects of DOACs in this population. METHODS: We systematically searched the PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science till April 2020 for relevant randomized controlled trials and observational studies, with no linguistic restrictions. The efficacy outcomes were cardiovascular death, stroke, myocardial infraction, major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), acute limb ischemia, amputation, and t...
Source: Vascular - January 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhang YS, Chen JH, Mei T, Li S, Lu YM Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

The initial experience and response of vascular surgeons in Michigan during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conclusions: Facilities in Southeast Michigan have served as the frontline of the pandemic in the Midwest and in order to cope with the surge, rapid, and in some cases, complete restructuring of care was mandatory to effect change and attempt to deal with the emerging crisis. We describe the initial experience and response of 4 large vascular surgery health systems in Michigan to COVID-19. PMID: 33504279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - January 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Mouawad NJ, Lin JC, Coleman DM, Simmons J, Kabbani LS, Cuff RF, Mansour MA Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

The modified frailty index-11 predicts medium-term outcomes after endovascular revascularisation for chronic limb threatening ischaemia in Asian patients.
ng TY Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the utility of frailty, as defined by the modified Frailty Index-1 1 (mFI-11) on predicting outcomes following endovascular revascularisation in Asian patients with chronic limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI). METHODS: CLTI patients who underwent endovascular revascularisation between January 2015 and March 2017 were included. Patients were retrospectively scored using the mFI-11 to categorise frailty as low, medium or high risk. Observed outcomes included 30-day complication rate and unplanned readmissions, 1-, 6- and 12-month mortality, and ambulation status a...
Source: Vascular - January 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Soon SX, D'Çruz R, Yap CJ, Tay WL, Chng SP, Choke ET, Chong TT, Wong TH, Tang TY Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Extended thoracic endovascular aortic repair for residual aortic dissection after type A aortic dissection repair.
CONCLUSIONS: The short-term outcomes of extended TEVAR for residual chronic type B aortic dissection after TAAD repair were acceptable without perioperative SCI. Aggressive descending thoracic aorta coverage may prevent aortic events, and extended TEVAR may be a preemptive treatment for the downstream aorta. Mid- to long-term results should be clarified. PMID: 33478338 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - January 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Iida Y, Hachiya T, Asano R, Inoue S, Fujii S, Sawa S, Shimizu H Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Atherectomy plus drug-coated balloon versus drug-coated balloon only for treatment of femoropopliteal artery lesions: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To compare the safety and efficiency of atherectomy plus drug-coated balloon with drug-coated balloon only for the treatment of femoropopliteal artery lesions. METHODS: This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed and reported following the requirement of the PRISMA. EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Cochrane library were queried from January 2000 to June 2020 to identify eligible literature. The modified Downs and Black checklist was used to assess the quality of included studies. Outcome measures included bail-out stenting, distal embolization, perforation, hematoma, primary patency at 12&...
Source: Vascular - January 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Lin F, Wang H, Ding W, Chen G, Zhang Z Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

The value of 18F-FDG-PET-CT in the management of infective native aortic aneurysms.
CONCLUSION: The literature on 18F-FDF-PET/CT for diagnosing infective native aortic aneurysms is scarce. However, there might be a role for 18F-FDF-PET/CT in the management of the disease, in particular for patients with clinical suspicion of INAA without convincing findings on CT. SUVmax values ranging from 4.5 to 6.5 could be guiding and suggestive of metabolic activity in agreement of INAA. However, further conclusions on its usefulness, robustness and specific SUVmax values are premature, and a definitive cut-off value is probably not attainable. PMID: 33461432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - January 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Hannsberger D, Heinola I, di Summa PG, Sörelius K Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Investigation of the diagnostic and prognostic value of miR-637 in atherosclerosis.
PMID: 33461433 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - January 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Lareyre F, Raffort J Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

The feasibility of low iodine dynamic CT angiography with test bolus for evaluation of lower extremity peripheral artery disease.
This study aims to determine if low iodine dynamic computed tomography angiography performed after a fixed delay or test bolus acquisition demonstrates high concordance with clinical computed tomography angiography (using a routine amount of iodinated contrast) to display lower extremity peripheral arterial disease. METHODS: After informed consent, low iodine dynamic computed tomography angiography examination (using either a fixed delay or test bolus) using 50 ml of iodine contrast media was performed. A subsequent clinical computed tomography angiography using standard iodine dose (115 or 145 ml) serve...
Source: Vascular - January 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Inoue A, Vrtiska TJ, Lee YS, Vasconcelos RN, Weber NM, Halaweish AF, Duba I, Williamson EE, Leng S, McCollough CH, Fletcher JG Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Clinical features and management strategy of symptomatic spontaneous isolated celiac artery dissection.
CONCLUSION: Most symptomatic SICAD have a tendency to persistent disease stability after conservative treatment. Risk factors for failed conservative treatment were length of dissection and branch involvement. Furthermore, endovascular treatment was associated with a high technical success and persistent disease stability rate, which might be reserved for patients with failed conservative treatment. PMID: 33435814 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - January 12, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Gao X, Xie W, Shang D, Liu J, Jin B, Xu YJ Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Increased serum level of high sensitivity troponin T even prior to surgery can predict adverse events during carotid endarterectomy.
, Molnár T Abstract OBJECTIVES: Perioperative stress affects the outcome of carotid endarterectomy performed under regional anesthesia. Here we aimed to explore the temporal profile of the stress marker cortisol and its relationship to high-sensitivity troponin-T, matrix metalloproteinase-9, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1, and S100B as an indicator of blood-brain barrier alteration in the systemic circulation. METHODS: Prospective part of the study: a total of 31 patients with significant carotid stenosis scheduled for carotid endarterectomy in regional anesthesia were enrolled. Follow-up part...
Source: Vascular - January 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Nagy B, Engblom E, Matas M, Maróti P, Kőszegi T, Menyhei G, Lantos J, Szabó P, Molnár T Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Critical limb ischemia patients clinically improving with medical treatment have lower neutrophil-to-lymphocyte and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratios.
ay H, Mete EM, Aka SA Abstract OBJECTIVES: Inflammation is a component in the pathogenesis of critical limb ischemia. We aimed to assess how inflammation affects response to treatment in patients treated for critical limb ischemia using neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocytes ratios (PLR) as markers of inflammation. METHODS: Patients in a single tertiary cardiovascular center with critical limb ischemia unsuitable for surgical or interventional revascularization were retrospectively identified. Data were collected on medical history for risk factors, previous surgical or endovascular revasc...
Source: Vascular - January 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Erdoğan SB, Selçuk ÜN, Baştopçu M, Arslanhan G, Çakmak AY, Kuplay H, Mete EM, Aka SA Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Alterations of serum levels of plasminogen, TNF- α, and IDO in granulomatosis with polyangiitis patients.
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, we demonstrate the alteration of soluble factors, which play an important role in the pathogenesis of GPA and their relationship with the clinical manifestations of the disease. Our main results confirm the associations of increased secretory TNF-α and some clinical manifestations, and we describe for the first time decreased serum plasminogen levels and their association with renal involvement. PMID: 33427113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - January 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Kyurkchiev D, Yoneva T, Yordanova A, Kurteva E, Vasilev G, Zdravkova Y, Sheytanov I, Rashkov R, Ivanova-Todorova E Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Study on the predictive effect of fibrinogen on vascular calcification.
CONCLUSIONS: Fibrinogen is more predictive than high-density lipoprotein and lipoprotein in patients with arteriosclerosis. PMID: 33427123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - January 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhang J, Yang Y, Zhang H, Gao P, Zhang Z, Fu W, Zheng L, Zhao Y Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T gene polymorphism and peripheral arterial disease: A meta-analysis.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Peripheral arterial disease is one common vascular disease most caused by atherosclerosis. As with stroke and coronary heart disease, peripheral arterial disease is one clinical type of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with many unmeasured environmental and genetic components. MTHFR C677T polymorphism is associated with the increased risk of ischemic stroke and coronary heart disease. MTHFR C677T polymorphism is associated with decreasing enzyme activity and increasing homocysteine levels. Meta-analysis of studies had demonstrated an association between elevated plasma homocysteine lev...
Source: Vascular - December 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Liu F, Du J, Nie M, Fu J, Sun J Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Establishment and effect evaluation of an aortic dissection model induced by different doses of β-aminopropionitrile in rats.
CONCLUSIONS: An aortic dissection model with a high incidence and low mortality was successfully and stably developed with 0.08% β-aminopropionitrile. This model will enable further studies investigating aortic dissection pathogenesis and drug therapy. Magnetic resonance imaging may be a reliable technique for imaging the aorta in rats. PMID: 33357159 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Lv X, Hu Y, Chen X, Chen X, Chen L, Lin Y, Hou Y Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Effectiveness of combined superficial femoral artery endovascular therapy with popliteal-to-distal bypass: A paradigm shift in surgical open bypass for chronic limb-threatening ischemia.
CONCLUSIONS: Combined superficial femoral artery endovascular therapy with popliteal-to-distal bypass may be a promising approach for patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia because of durable patency, acceptable wound healing, and good limb salvage. PMID: 33349196 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Kobayashi T, Hamamoto M, Okazaki T, Hasegawa M, Fujiwara T, Takahashi S Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

The effectiveness of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy in the treatment of acute thromboembolic occlusions of lower extremity.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy as the initial thrombus removal method in the treatment of acute lower extremity ischemia. METHODS: The patients with acute lower limb ischemia who underwent percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy between August 2016 and February 2018 were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were diagnosed by clinical examination and computed tomography angiography. The percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy was performed as the initial thrombus removal method, followed by anticoagulation therapy. The patients were followed up by clini...
Source: Vascular - December 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Liu L, Zhang X, Huang M, Li J, Zhao Z, Huang J Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

The first commercial use of the Valiant Navion stent graft system for endovascular repair of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm.
CONCLUSIONS: Design enhancements such as a lower profile delivery system, better conformability, and a shorter tapered tip are some of the improvements to this third-generation TEVAR device. Coupled with the multiple configuration options available, this gives physicians a better tool to treat thoracic aortic pathologies in patients with challenging anatomy. The early results are encouraging, and evaluation of long-term outcomes will continue. PMID: 33345716 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Arbabi CN, Gupta N, Azizzadeh A Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Venous leg symptoms, ecchymosis, and coldness in patients with peripheral varicose vein: A multicenter assessment and validation study (VEIN-VIOLET study).
Abstract OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate peripheral varicose vein symptoms including ecchymosis and coldness by using the Venous Insufficiency Epidemiological and Economic Study-Quality of Life/Symptoms (VEINES-QoL/Sym) questionnaire. METHODS: A total of 1120 patients were enrolled to the analysis after the exclusion of 199 patients who did not match the inclusion criteria. Patients were asked to answer the VEINES-Sym questionnaire and questions about ecchymosis and coldness. Scores of ecchymosis and coldness were calculated similar to VEINES-Sym questionnaire. Classifications of peripheral varicose vein wer...
Source: Vascular - December 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yetkin E, Kutlu Karadag M, Ileri M, Atak R, Erdil N, Tekin G, Ozyasar M, Ozturk S Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Balloon-assisted maturation of autogenous arteriovenous fistulae: A randomized controlled prospective study.
CONCLUSION: BAM can play a pivotal role in helping the dialysis society meet the goals of the Fistula First Initiative, keeping in mind that this comes with an increased risk of complications. BAM should be considered only when unplanned early access to long-term dialysis is required. PMID: 33323057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Elkassaby M, Elsaadany N, Mowaphy K, Soliman M Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Expression of concern.
Authors: PMID: 33317429 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Pre-fenestration endovascular repair of aortic diseases in patients with zone 2 segment: A single-center experience.
CONCLUSION: The use of a pre-fenestration and branch stent-graft for the thoracic endovascular repair of zone 2 aortic lesions is a feasible and effective method for aortic arch branch revascularization. The risk of this surgical procedure is high, requiring significant expertise. The procedure should be conducted only in experienced centers. Durability concerns should be assessed in future studies with long-term follow-up. PMID: 33308107 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhang YJ, Bai L, Wang L, Shi HR, Liu JL, Ma FZ, Guo SP, Li XD Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Early periaortic hematoma development after EVAR in the presence of severely calcified and modestly conical-shaped aortic neck: A potential trigger for sudden aneurysm progression toward rupture.
CONCLUSIONS: The apparently "self-limiting" post-endovascular aneurysm repair CT-scan finding of periaortic hematoma may have represented a potential trigger for abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture. The possibility of developing undetected aortic lesions during endovascular aneurysm repair, specifically in the presence of potentially "at risk" anatomical conditions, should always be considered. PMID: 33308108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: De Santis F, Notari MP, Chiappa R Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Chronic total occlusion and spontaneous recanalization of the internal carotid artery: Natural history and management strategy.
CONCLUSIONS: Progression of an asymptomatic chronic total occlusion of the internal carotid artery to symptomatic is infrequent. The management algorithm of chronic total occlusion of the internal carotid artery and spontaneous recanalization of the internal carotid artery must be tailored to the patient based on symptoms, etiology of the lesion, imaging findings, surgical risk, and reliability for follow-up. PMID: 33297876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 9, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Lall A, Yavagal DR, Bornak A Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

A rare case of fibromuscular dysplasia involving multiple vascular beds.
CONCLUSION: Fibromuscular dysplasia affecting multiple vascular beds is rare but should be suspected in patients with SCAD, particularly young female patients. PMID: 33297877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 9, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Renz C, Tehrani N, Malach L, Soult M, Blecha M, Bechara CF Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Short-term outcomes of inner branches for endovascular repair of complex abdominal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.
CONCLUSIONS: Inner branches in branched endovascular aneurysm repairs offer a feasible option for the treatment of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms and TAAAs. The procedures can be completed with high technical success and with acceptable short-term branch-related reintervention rates. Further follow-up is required to determine the long-term durability of this technology. PMID: 33292087 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Silverberg D, Bar-Dayan A, Hater H, Khaitovich B, Halak M Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

End-to-side versus side-to-side anastomosis with distal vein ligation for arteriovenous fistula creation.
CONCLUSION: End-to-side technique should be used in all instances of arteriovenous fistulas creation. PMID: 33283667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: ElKassaby M, Elsayed N, Mosaad A, Soliman M Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Diagnostic value of miR-637 in patients with atherosclerosis and its predictive significance for the future cardiovascular events.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Atherosclerosis is a common vascular disease. MiR-637 has been demonstrated to be low-expressed in hypertensive patients, and atherosclerosis is closely related to hypertension. Therefore, this study speculated that miR-637 may play an important role in the development of atherosclerosis. In brief, this study examined the expression level of miR-637 in patients with atherosclerosis and further analyzed its clinical value in patients with atherosclerosis. METHODS: The expression level of miR-637 was detected in serum from 86 patients with atherosclerosis and 75 healthy controls by using qu...
Source: Vascular - December 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Xu Y, Zhao L, Liu H, Sun B, Zhao X Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Takayasu's arteritis and acute type B aortic dissection treated with a stent graft.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of TEVAR for an acute type B AD in those with TA may be problematic. The fragility of the major arteries increases the likelihood of iatrogenic periprocedural complications and long-term surveillance is essential due to significant chance of further arterial complications in type B AD occurring in TA. PMID: 33270524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Mazumdar E, White RD, Williams IM Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Asymptomatic thrombosis of extrahepatic portal vein aneurysm necessitating hybrid operative repair.
CONCLUSIONS: Altered hemodynamic appearances on Doppler ultrasound and contrast-enhanced CT may warn of impending thrombosis in portal vein aneurysms. Hybrid open and endovascular surgical repair ensures vessel patency and a durable surgical result. PMID: 33270525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - December 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Gorolay V, Nguyen D, Samra J, Neale M Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Atherectomy with balloon angioplasty compared to balloon angioplasty alone for the treatment of chronic limb threatening ischemia: A national surgical quality improvement program database analysis.
CONCLUSION: Atherectomy with balloon angioplasty of femoropopliteal disease provides a significant decrease in untreated loss of patency compared to balloon angioplasty alone. PMID: 33045944 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - October 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Lam A, Schwertner A, Katrivesis J, Fernando D, Nelson K, Abi-Jaoudeh N Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Thoracic endovascular repair for disseminated intravascular coagulation associated with chronic type B aortic dissection.
CONCLUSIONS: Endovascular repair was effective for disseminated intravascular coagulation due to chronic type B aortic dissection. PMID: 33045945 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - October 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yamamoto J, Hiraoka A, Yoshitaka H Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Hybrid endografts in 'wide neck' abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients unfit for open surgery: The Funnel Technique - Case report and review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: The Funnel Technique, taking advantage of the larger diameters of the thoracic prostheses, may easily treat abdominal aortic aneurysm cases with a wide neck. PMID: 33040696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - October 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Amico A, Russo D, Franciosi FB, Musio D, de Prisco R, Celoria G Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

The oral health status of patients with peripheral vascular disorders: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The scarcity of studies reporting on broader domains limited our ability to arrive at a conclusion regarding the oral health status of individuals with peripheral vascular disorders. Future studies ought to assess these domains in individuals with peripheral vascular disorders and controls to gain a more complete understanding of oral health and its potential association with peripheral vascular disorders. PMID: 33045941 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - October 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Almoosawy SA, McGowan M, Hijazi K, Patey R, Bachoo P, Cherukara G Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Mechanistic studies on the role of TGF- β1 in angiogenesis through EndMT.
CONCLUSION: EndMT induces angiogenesis by promoting the secretion of VEGF, and p-AKT participates in this regulation. PMID: 33035151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - October 9, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Cao SJ, Hong L, Li XQ Tags: Vascular Source Type: research