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

Management of distal aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery by percutaneous ultrasound-guided Onyx injection: A case report.
CONCLUSION: Ultrasound-guided Onyx injection of superior mesenteric artery aneurysm is a feasible, effective, and cost-saving technique that can be used when endovascular approach is not possible or has failed. PMID: 33028161 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - October 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Simoncini F, Mastrorilli D, Mezzetto L, Angrisano A, Scorsone L, Bergamaschi G, Veraldi GF Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Take a look a little bit over: Femoral valve and lower limb venous disease.
PMID: 33019913 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - October 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Bissacco D, Lomazzi C, Trimarchi S Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Brazilian vascular surgeons experience during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
CONCLUSION: The COVID pandemic has greatly affected healthcare providers around the world. At the time of this survey, Brazilian vascular surgeons are reporting low anxiety levels during this time and are using mostly active coping mechanisms. PMID: 33019914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - October 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Malgor RD, Sobreira ML, Mouawad NJ, Johnson AP, Wohlauer MV, Coogan SM, Cuff RF, Coleman DM, Sheahan MG, Woo K, Shalhub S Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Malnutrition provides important long-term prognostic information in patients undergoing endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Malnutrition has been shown to be associated with survival in a variety of diseases. Our aim is to evaluate the prognostic value of objective nutritional indexes indicating malnutrition, in patients underwent endovascular aortic replacement. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 149 consecutive patients who underwent technically successful endovascular aortic replacement operation between October 2010 and August 2019. Objective nutritional indexes, prognostic nutritional index, geriatric nutritional risk index and controlling nutritional status, scores were calculated using the preoperati...
Source: Vascular - September 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Demir AR, Celik O, Uygur B, Somuncu MU, Bayram M, Yilmaz E, Avci Y, Sevinc S, Tasbulak O, Bulut U, Ersoy B, Erturk M Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Caval pseudoaneurysms following complex inferior vena cava filter removal: Clinical significance and patient outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: Radiographically detectable caval pseudoaneurysm and extravasation is not uncommon in complex inferior vena cava filter retrieval and, despite being considered a major complication by Society of Interventional Radiology guidelines, can often be managed without stenting or other invasive treatment. PMID: 32998667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - September 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Hadied MO, Hieromnimon M, Kapke J, Nijahawan K, Ha TV, Navuluri R, Ahmed O Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Dyeless iliac vein stenting.
CONCLUSION: Results of our study show no significant difference in stent thrombosis between the intravascular ultrasound-only and intravascular ultrasound plus venogram cohorts. This concludes that using intravascular ultrasound alone is safe for iliac vein stenting. PMID: 32990527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - September 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ahmed T, Chait J, Kibrik P, Alsheekh A, Ostrozshynskyy Y, Hingorani A, Ascher E Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

C-C Motif Chemokine 8 promotes angiogenesis in vascular endothelial cells.
CONCLUSIONS: C-C Motif Chemokine 8 could promote both in vitro and in vivo angiogenesis. C-C motif chemokine receptor 2 played an important role in the activation of C-C Motif Chemokine 8 and extracellular regulated MAP kinase 1/2 signalling pathway was involved in this mechanism. PMID: 32972333 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - September 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Xue S, Tang H, Zhao G, Shen Y, Yang EY, Fu W, Shi Z, Tang X, Guo D Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Endograft platform does not influence aortic neck dilatation after infrarenal endovascular aneurysm repair with primary endostapling.
This study assesses whether varying skeleton/fixation platforms affect neck-related outcomes after primary endostapling with Heli-FX EndoAnchors at EVAR. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a prospective database of infrarenal EVAR undertaken at a single centre. Chimney-EVAR, secondary cases were excluded. Primary outcomes analysed included neck diameter evolution from pre-EVAR to latest imaging follow-up, including a comparison of stent platforms to see if there was any outcome difference between those using stainless steel or nitinol, as also freedom from type I endoleakage and migration. Secondary outcomes assessed ...
Source: Vascular - September 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Chaudhuri A, Badawy A Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Outcome of AngioJet mechanical thrombus aspiration in the treatment of acute lower extremities deep venous thrombosis.
CONCLUSION: AngioJet thrombectomy has stronger clearance ability for acute lower extremity deep venous thrombosis leading to significant reduction in the consumption of hospital resources, total dose of thrombolytic agents, and infusion time, thereby preventing adverse bleeding events, but patients with renal insufficiency should be careful. Ideal short-term and medium-term efficacy and safety are certain. PMID: 32957848 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - September 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Xu Y, Wang X, Shang D, Liu J, Chen W, Han X Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Direct kidney injury or lower extremity ischemia induced indirect kidney injury: Which one is more harmful for kidneys?
CONCLUSIONS: This study has identified that lower extremity ischemia induces remote kidney damage with similar features to kidney injury, occurring after direct kidney ischemia-reperfusion. PMID: 32962558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - September 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Eygi B, Gokalp O, Kiray M, Iscan S, Gokalp G, Demirbas B, Yesilkaya N, Iner H, Gür MS, Besir Y, Yilik L, Gurbuz A Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Characteristics and outcomes of patients with peripheral artery disease undergoing endovascular revascularization: A community hospital perspective.
Abstract BACKGROUND: There are limited data on outcomes for patients with peripheral artery disease undergoing endovascular revascularization by multi-disciplinary teams in a community hospital setting. METHODS: From January 2015 through December 2015, we assembled a multi-disciplinary program comprised of cardiologists, surgeons, radiologists, nurses, and administrative staff for managing patients with peripheral artery disease undergoing endovascular revascularization. Demographic, procedural, and outcomes data were collected with use of a template from the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Init...
Source: Vascular - September 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Michael Gharacholou S, Li Z, Uy JJ, Eckstein LH, Flock CR, Senger JL, Gutierrez JFT, Chapman SC Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Clinical validation of 2D perfusion angiography using Syngo iFlow software during peripheral arterial interventions.
CONCLUSION: In this retrospective study, time density curve parameters (time of arrival and area under the curve), measured in the lower leg, showed a limited significant association with two classification systems for peripheral arterial disease. Future prospective studies to determine the clinical relevance of this 2D perfusion angiography method should focus on standardisation of angiography protocols and comparison of pre- and post-intervention parameters. PMID: 32951560 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - September 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Verschuur AS, Groot Jebbink E, Lo-A-Njoe PE, van Weel V Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Progress in the study of cancer-associated venous thromboembolism.
CONCLUSION: Since thrombocytopenia, thrombosis recurrence, and bleeding are common in tumor patients, the selection of anticoagulants in this circumstance is a considerable challenge for clinicians. PMID: 32951561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - September 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yao Y, Xu Q Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Effectiveness of continuous unsupervised exercise therapy after above-knee femoropopliteal bypass.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study suggested superior long-term outcomes, including graft patency and freedom from major adverse cardiovascular events, with unsupervised exercise therapy after open bypass than with the usual therapy. Unsupervised exercise therapy may be recommended for the patients after open bypass. PMID: 32951562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - September 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Kobayashi T, Hamamoto M, Okazaki T, Honma T, Iba K, Takakuwa T, Harada T, Takahashi S Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Prognostic value of myeloperoxidase in patients with peripheral artery disease.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The involvement of myeloperoxidase in the production of dysfunctional high-density lipoproteins and oxidised biomolecules leads to oxidative stress in the blood vessel endothelium. This prospective cohort study aimed to examine the prognostic value of myeloperoxidase in patients with peripheral artery disease in relation to major adverse cardiac events (MACEs), target lesion revascularisation, and major adverse limb events (MALEs) and its association with multi-bed vascular disease, which is defined as any combination of the following: peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease. ...
Source: Vascular - September 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Schahab N, Mansuroglu S, Schaefer C, Fimmers R, Nickenig G, Tiyerili V Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Two-year follow-up of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds in severe infra-popliteal arterial disease.
CONCLUSIONS: At 24 months, our study found that patients with predominantly advanced infra-popliteal PAD who were treated with Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold reported improved clinical status and a low and durable rate of clinically driven target vessel failure extending out to 24 months. PMID: 32921290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - September 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Dia A, Venturini JM, Kalathiya RJ, Besser S, Estrada JR, Friant J, Paul J, Blair JE, Nathan S, Shah AP Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Application of an extracorporeal prefenestrated stent graft in endovascular repair of ascending aorta and aortic arch lesions.
CONCLUSION: Prefenestrated stent grafting is a feasible treatment option for repairing an entry tear in the ascending aorta. PMID: 32921291 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - September 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Wang L, Bai L, Zhang Y, Liu J, Li X Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Comparison of drug-coated balloon angioplasty versus uncoated balloon angioplasty in treatment of total occlusions with severe femoropopliteal lesions: An additional analysis from the AcoArt I study.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Femoropopliteal chronic total occlusions are challenging to treat, and evidence of the effectiveness of drug-coated balloon angioplasty for long femoropopliteal chronic total occlusion lesions is limited. We compared the midterm outcomes of drug-coated balloon angioplasty versus plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA) for femoropopliteal chronic total occlusions. METHODS: In total, 95 patients from the AcoArt I trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01850056) with ≥5-cm femoropopliteal chronic total occlusion lesions were enrolled in this post-hoc subset analysis (drug-coated balloon, n&...
Source: Vascular - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sun G, Liu J, Jia S, Zhang J, Zhuang B, Jia X, Fu W, Wu D, Wang F, Zhao Y, Guo P, Bi W, Wang S, Guo W, AcoArt I Trial Investigators Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Multi-stage open surgical and endovascular treatment of progressive aortic degeneration in a patient with Marfan syndrome.
We present a challenging case of progressive aortic degeneration in a patient with Marfan syndrome treated with multi-staged open surgical and endovascular procedures. PMID: 32883184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - September 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Cook JR, Desmarais TJ, Jim J Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Endovascular aortic repair with the Gore Excluder Conformable endograft in severe neck angulation: Preliminary experience and technical aspects.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Endovascular procedures are now the standard of care for endovascular aortic aneurysm repair but treatment of hostile proximal neck anatomy is still challenging. New endografts were brought to the market specifically designed to accommodate severe neck angulation. Authors describe a preliminary experience and early results using the Gore Excluder Conformable endograft (W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz) and its active control system in severe neck angulation with a standardized technical approach to achieve precise deployment in this hostile anatomy. METHODS: From June 2019 to ...
Source: Vascular - August 31, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Bonvini S, Tasselli S, Raunig I, Wassermann V, Piazza M, Antonello M Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair with incidental finding of an extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma of the organ of Zuckerkandl.
CONCLUSIONS: Concomitant pheochromocytomas and abdominal aortic aneurysms are rare, with a small number described in the literature. We describe the case of a simultaneous EAP of the organ of Zuckerkandl and AAA repair. This case demonstrates that these lesions can be safely resected in the same setting as AAA repair. PMID: 32838691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - August 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Gonzalez K, Singh MJ Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Comparison of paclitaxel-coated balloon angioplasty with femoropopliteal bypass surgery in treating femoropopliteal lesions.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare drug (paclitaxel)-coated balloon angioplasty with femoropopliteal bypass surgery in the treatment of femoropopliteal lesions. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed between January 2015 and January 2019, covering a four-year period. All subjects who underwent femoropopliteal bypass surgery and drug-coated balloon angioplasty over a four-year period were evaluated. The subjects' demographic characteristics, lesion characteristics, treatment outcomes and disease-free survival were collected. Subjects were divided into the femoropopliteal bypass group (Group A) and the drug-c...
Source: Vascular - August 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Kavala AA, Kuserli Y, Turkyilmaz S Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Prediction, pattern recognition and modelling of complications post-endovascular infra renal aneurysm repair by artificial intelligence.
CONCLUSION: The study highlights the applicability, accuracy and reliability of artificial intelligence in the detection of adverse outcomes post-EVAR for an accurate surveillance stratification. PMID: 32829694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - August 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Kordzadeh A, Hanif MA, Ramirez MJ, Railton N, Prionidis I, Browne T Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy and safety of the PRO-glide device as a sUture-mediated ClosurE in Thoracic EndoVascular Aortic Repair in patients with previous groin intervention (from the PRODUCE-TEVAR Trial).
CONCLUSION: Pro-Glide device may be a safe and less invasive method for femoral access in patients with PGI and might not be considered as a contraindication for patients with history of PGI. PMID: 32829695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - August 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Çelik Ö, Şahin AA, Güner A, Demir AR, Uzun N, Ertürk M Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Inadequacies and pitfalls of network meta-analysis applied to femoropopliteal endovascular interventions.
PMID: 32829696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - August 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sobreira ML, Malgor RD Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Successful surgical management of a ruptured popliteal artery aneurysm with acute common peroneal nerve neuropathy: A rare case.
CONCLUSIONS: Our modified open surgical repair can relieve the compression and prevent possible "type II endoleak" without dissecting in popliteal fossa. Acute common peroneal nerve neuropathy and foot drop are reversible with immediate removal of compression and glucocorticoid therapy for patients with ruptured popliteal artery aneurysm. PMID: 32829697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - August 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Wang T, Zhao J, Yuan D Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Pathogenesis and management of superficial venous aneurysms through a case of thrombosed large great saphenous vein aneurysm.
Abstract Introduction: Superficial venous aneurysms are uncommon entities though venous Doppler has facilitated the detection of asymptomatic small aneurysms. Thromboembolic complications are rare with superficial venous aneurysms. The data regarding optimal therapy and pathogenesis of superficial venous aneurysm is sparse and is limited to isolated case reports.Methods: Here, we present an unusual case of thrombosed large great saphenous vein aneurysm which was managed with Doppler, preoperative anticoagulation and surgical excision. Results and conclusion: This paper is intended to review the current knowledge a...
Source: Vascular - August 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Aggarwal V Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Mid-term outcomes of symptomatic isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection with endovascular management.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The clinical outcomes, safety, and efficacy of endovascular management are explored for symptomatic isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection (ISMAD). METHODS: In this retrospective study, 51 consecutive patients with symptomatic ISMAD received endovascular management from three institutions between January 2011 and December 2019.These patients were categorized into group A (endovascular treatment was used as the first-line therapy) and group B(endovascular treatment was used as the second-line therapy). The general epidemiological data, clinical manifestations, first-episode symptom...
Source: Vascular - August 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Xu Y, Li X, Shang D, Liu J, Jin B, Chen W, Gao J Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Endografts with mini-cuff-augmented fenestrations for endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic and common iliac artery aneurysms.
CONCLUSION: Mini-cuff-augmented fenestrations accomplish effective fenestration sealing, despite being in aneurysmal zones, while preserving the advantages of fenestrations over cuffed branches. PMID: 32807029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - August 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Joseph G, Kota A, Thomson VS, Perla HT, Keshava SN Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Endograft type and anesthesia mode are associated with mortality of endovascular aneurysm repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
This study examines the impact of endograft type on perioperative outcomes for ruptured infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. METHOD: The targeted endovascular aneurysm repair files of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database (2012-2017) were used. Only patients treated for ruptured infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm were included. All patients requiring concomitant stenting of the visceral arteries or aneurysmal iliac arteries or open abdominal surgery were excluded. The characteristics of patients treated with the different endografts and the corresponding outcomes we...
Source: Vascular - August 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Bellamkonda KS, Yousef S, Zhang Y, Dardik A, Geirsson A, Chaar CIO Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Perioperative baseline β-blockers: An independent protective factor for post-carotid endarterectomy hypertension.
CONCLUSION: The perioperative use of β-blockers is a protective factor for post-carotid endarterectomy hypertension and contributes to stabilizing the postoperative peak systolic blood pressure three days after conventional endarterectomy. However, β-blockers might also lead to intraoperative hemodynamic depression, especially for patients with a low baseline heart rate. PMID: 32772840 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - August 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Teng L, Fang J, Zhang Y, Liu X, Qu C, Shen C Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Inferior selective crossectomy for great saphenous vein incompetence: Our experience.
Conclusionsː Inferior selective crossectomy seems to be a valid and safe option in case of both suprasaphenic valve and great saphenous vein incompetence. Duplex ultrasound evaluation, according to our protocol, allows us to identify two different saphenofemoral junction hemodynamic patterns that could predict varicose vein recurrence at mid-term. An optimal stump washing after inferior selective crossectomy, warranted by patency and large caliber saphenofemoral junction superior tributaries, seems to be the key point in preventing varicose vein recurrence in this context. However, large prospective studies regarding saph...
Source: Vascular - August 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Pagano M, Passaro G, Flore R, Tondi P Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Dynamic thiol/disulphide homeostasis metrics as a risk factor for peripheral arterial disease.
CONCLUSION: Our report is the first one in the literature investigating dynamic thiol/disulphide homeostasis metrics as a novel risk factor of oxidative stress in peripheral arterial disease. Dynamic thiol/disulphide homeostasis metrics may be used as a valuable risk factor of oxidative stress in patients with the peripheral arterial disease since it is readily available, easily calculated and relatively cheap. PMID: 32772842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - August 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Korkmaz UTK, Yuksel A, Cetinkaya A, Velioglu Y, Ucaroglu ER, Cayir MC, Kumtepe G, Borulu F, Bal C, Erdem K, Gok G, Devay SD Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Assessment of cardio-ankle vascular index in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm: An observational study.
Menteşe Ü Abstract OBJECTIVES: Arterial stiffness is associated with major adverse cardiovascular events. The aim of this study is to investigate arterial stiffness by cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: This observational and cross-sectional study involved 59 subjects with AAA and 32 healthy subjects. All subjects underwent ultrasonography examination. CAVI was measured by VaSera-1000 CAVI instrument. RESULTS: Mean abdominal aortic diameter of AAA patients and controls were 43.88 ± 9.28 mm and 20.43 &plusm...
Source: Vascular - August 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Aykan AÇ, Çetin M, Kalaycıoğlu E, Menteşe Ü Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Periprosthetic seroma occurrence after femoropopliteal bypass grafting: Surgical management after failure of non-surgical measures in relieving symptoms.
CONCLUSION: Only surgical resection of the seroma capsule produced definitive resolution of the seroma and symptoms. Thigh exploration and surgical resection can be considered as part of the management modalities of periprosthetic seroma occurring after femoropopliteal bypass especially in patients who do not respond to typical conservative measures such as elevation, compression stockings, and diuretics. PMID: 32757747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - August 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Adedigba JA, Volk AS, Roach HM Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Treatment of iliac atherosclerotic lesions using the balloon-expandable dynamic bare metal stent: One-year outcomes of the BIODYNAMIC single-center retrospective analysis.
CONCLUSION: The Dynamic balloon-expandable stent system proved to be safe and effective in a population with common iliac artery lesions. PMID: 32741310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - August 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Torsello GF, Doerr B, Donas K, Berekoven B, Torsello GB, Beropoulis E Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Cardiac rehabilitation in patients with peripheral arterial disease after revascularization.
This study enrolled 20 subjects (CR group = 10). Mean age was 60.70 (±7.13) and 63.1 (±9.17) years in CR and controls, respectively (p-value > 0.05). Fifty percent and 60% were female in CR and control group, respectively. All subjects completed 36 CR sessions without adverse events. The increase in mean distance walked during 6MWT was higher in the CR group compared to control group (63.7 m vs. 10.5 m, p = 0.043). Change in mean number of laps walked was higher in the CR group (3.5 vs. -1.1; p 
Source: Vascular - July 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sami F, Ranka S, Lippmann M, Weiford B, Hance K, Whitman B, Wright L, Donaldson S, Boyer B, Gupta K Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Secondary Relining With Focal Flaring of Novel-Generation Balloon-Expandable Covered Stents for Endovascular Treatment of Significant Diameter Mismatch in the Aorto-Iliac Territory.
CONCLUSION: Secondary relining with focal flaring of novel-generation balloon-expandable covered stents for endovascular treatment of significant diameter mismatch in the aorto-iliac territory is safe and feasible. Although mid-term results seem to be effective, longer follow-up is warranted to establish durability of the technique. PMID: 32731800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - July 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: D'Oria M, Griselli F, Mastrorilli D, Gorgatti F, Bassini S, Riccitelli F, Calvagna C, Zamolo F, Lepidi S Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy study of the wound care 360 ° SiteSeal® vascular closure device in percutaneous cardiac catheterization procedures.
Safety and efficacy study of the wound care 360° SiteSeal® vascular closure device in percutaneous cardiac catheterization procedures. Vascular. 2020 Jul 27;:1708538120934573 Authors: Sharma S, Patel N, Jeevanantham V, Gupta K, Earnest MB Abstract OBJECTIVES: Vascular access site complications after percutaneous transfemoral cardiovascular procedures remain a common cause of morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the SiteSeal® VCD for achieving hemostasis following diagnostic cardiac catheterization. METHODS: We conducted a prospective case control single center study to assess the saf...
Source: Vascular - July 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sharma S, Patel N, Jeevanantham V, Gupta K, Earnest MB Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Outcomes of rheolytic thrombectomy in phlegmasia cerulea dolens.
CONCLUSION: Rheolytic thrombectomy was less invasive and effective strategy for early stage phlegmasia cerulea dolens at creating rapid thrombus clearance to establish clinical success and facilitate more conservative management with catheter-directed thrombolysis. PMID: 32715971 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - July 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Saydam O, Serefli D Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Drug-coated balloon angioplasty for the treatment of edge stenosis after self-expanding covered stent placement for superficial femoral artery occlusive disease.
CONCLUSION: The treatment of edge stenoses using a DCB is associated with a safe one-year outcome; however, this has to be confirmed in larger prospective studies. The continuous surveillance of patients is indicated. PMID: 32703123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - July 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: van Wijck IP, Holewijn S, van Walraven LA, Reijnen MM Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Multiple duplications of the superficial femoral artery - Case report and review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: Although uncommon, recognition of a duplicated superficial femoral artery is important to avoid difficulties and complications that may arise during open or endovascular procedures. PMID: 32698701 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - July 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Kim TI, Chaar CIO, Guzman RJ, Fischer UM Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Antimalarial and cytotoxic drugs on COVID-19 and the cardiovascular burden: Literature review and lessons to be learned.
DISCUSSION: There is no convincing clinical evidence of chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin, and remdesivir use in COVID-19. As evidence of systemic inflammation is rapidly unfolding, there is a dire need to maximize our resources to find the best possible solutions to the current crisis while conclusive evidence from clinical trials emerges. PMID: 32691699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - July 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sultan S, Acharya Y Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

First-in-human experience with the sirolimus-coated balloon in ischemic peripheral arterial disease and occlusion of the common femoral artery.
PMID: 32646289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - July 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Donas KP, Bakr NA, Paripovic M Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Hallucal thenar index: A new index to detect peripheral arterial disease using laser speckle flowgraphy.
This study was performed to determine whether laser speckle flowgraphy could distinguish between subjects with and without peripheral arterial disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All subjects were classified based on clinical observations using the Rutherford classification: non-peripheral arterial disease, class 0; peripheral arterial disease group, class 2-5. Rutherford class 6 was one of the exclusion criteria. Laser speckle flowgraphy measured the beat strength of skin perfusion as an indicator of average dynamic cutaneous blood flow change synchronized with the heartbeat. The beat strength of skin perfusion indicates...
Source: Vascular - July 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Tsunekawa K, Nagai F, Kato T, Takashimizu I, Yanagisawa D, Yuzuriha S Tags: Vascular Source Type: research