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Journal of Vascular Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342431/comparison-of-access-type-on-perioperative-outcomes-after-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#1
Jeffrey J Siracuse, Alik Farber, Jeffrey A Kalish, Douglas W Jones, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Salvatore T Scali, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) can be performed through percutaneous or surgical access. Our goal was to assess the difference in perioperative outcomes based on access type in a real-world setting. METHODS: The Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) database was queried for EVAR. Univariable analysis and multivariable analysis were used to determine the independent effect of access type. RESULTS: There were 8340 (64%) and 4747 (36%) EVAR procedures performed through percutaneous and surgical access (3395 [72%] transverse and 1352 [28%] vertical incisions)...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342430/tissue-expander-stimulated-lengthening-of-arteries-for-the-treatment-of-midaortic-syndrome-in-children
#2
Heung Bae Kim, Gabriel J Ramos-Gonzalez, Khashayar Vakili, Deborah R Stein, Michael A Ferguson, Diego Porras, James E Lock, Gulraiz Chaudry, Ahmad Alomari, Steven J Fishman
BACKGROUND: Midaortic syndrome (MAS) is a rare condition characterized by stenosis of the abdominal aorta. Patients with disease refractory to medical management will usually require either endovascular therapy or surgery with use of prosthetic graft material for bypass or patch angioplasty. We report our early experience with a novel approach using a tissue expander (TE) to lengthen the normal native arteries in children with MAS, allowing primary aortic repair without the need for prosthetic graft material...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336904/bypass-versus-endovascular-intervention-for-healing-ischemic-foot-wounds-secondary-to-tibial-arterial-disease
#3
Abhisekh Mohapatra, Jon C Henry, Efthimios D Avgerinos, Aureline Boitet, Rabih A Chaer, Michel S Makaroun, Steven A Leers, Eric S Hager
OBJECTIVE: Pedal (inframalleolar) bypass is a long-standing therapy for tibial arterial disease in patients with ischemic tissue loss. Endovascular tibial intervention is an appealing alternative with lower risks of perioperative mortality or complications. Our objective was to compare the effectiveness of these two treatment modalities with respect to patency and limb-related clinical outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients presenting between 2006 and 2013 with ischemic foot wounds and infrapopliteal arterial disease who underwent a revascularization procedure (either open surgical bypass to an inframalleolar target or endovascular tibial intervention)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336903/one-year-experience-of-a-regional-service-model-of-teleconsultation-for-planning-and-treatment-of-complex-thoracoabdominal-aortic-disease
#4
Emiliano Chisci, Gianmarco de Donato, Aaron Fargion, Giorgio Ventoruzzo, Gianbattista Parlani, Carlo Setacci, Leonardo Ercolini, Stefano Michelagnoli
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to report the methodology and 1-year experience of a regional service model of teleconsultation for planning and treatment of complex thoracoabdominal aortic disease (TAAD). METHODS: Complex TAADs without a feasible conventional surgical repair were prospectively evaluated by vascular surgeons of the same public health service (National Health System) located in a huge area of 22,994 km2 with 3.7 million inhabitants and 11 tertiary hospitals...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291906/long-term-outcome-of-endovascular-popliteal-artery-aneurysm-repair
#5
Bahar Golchehr, Clark J Zeebregts, Michel M P J Reijnen, Ignace F J Tielliu
OBJECTIVE: The position of endovascular treatment in the algorithm of popliteal artery aneurysm (PAA) repair is still a matter of debate. Although several studies have described results similar to those of open surgery, follow-up of the endovascular group has been relatively short so far. The aim of this study was to describe the long-term outcome of endovascular repair of PAA with endografts. METHODS: All patients with a PAA treated with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene stent graft between June 1998 and November 2014 in a tertiary referral center were prospectively gathered in a database and retrospectively analyzed...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291905/multiple-sites-of-vascular-dilation-or-aneurysmal-disease-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-genetic-variants-in-patients-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#6
Nicola Fiotti, Cristiano Calvagna, Giada Sgorlon, Nicola Altamura, Paola Pitacco, Francesca Zamolo, Filippo Giorgio Di Girolamo, Stefano Chiarandini, Gianni Biolo, Roberto Adovasio
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess whether functional genetic polymorphisms of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) 1, 3, 9, and 12 are associated with arterial enlargements or aneurysms of the thoracic aorta or popliteal arteries in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: The associations between MMP1 (-1607 G in/del, rs1799750), MMP3 (-1171 A in/del rs35068180), MMP9 (13-26 CA repeats around -90, rs2234681, rs917576, rs917577), and MMP12 (G/T missense variation, rs652438) polymorphisms and enlargements or aneurysms of the thoracic aorta and popliteal arteries were tested in 169 consecutive AAA patients...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290496/fucoidan-attenuates-angiotensin-ii-induced-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-through-the-inhibition-of-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-and-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
#7
Shih-Hung Tsai, Jen-Chun Wang, Wen-I Liao, Yu-Juei Hsu, Chih-Yuan Lin, Min-Tser Liao, Po-Hsun Huang, Shing-Jong Lin
BACKGROUND: Rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is one of the leading causes of sudden death among the elderly. Most incidental AAAs are below the threshold for intervention at the time of detection; however, there is no evidence that commonly used cardiovascular drugs have clinical beneficial effects on AAA progression. Therefore, in addition to current cardiovascular risk-reducing treatments, an adjunctive medical therapy targeting the regulation of extracellular matrix metabolism is still required in the clinical setting...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290495/national-trends-in-open-surgical-endovascular-and-branched-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-medicare-patients
#8
Bjoern D Suckow, Philip P Goodney, Jesse A Columbo, Ravinder Kang, David H Stone, Art Sedrakyan, Jack L Cronenwett, Mark F Fillinger
BACKGROUND: Open repair effectively prevents rupture for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and is commonly studied as a metric reflecting hospital and surgeon expertise in cardiovascular care. However, given recent advances in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), such as branched-fenestrated EVAR, it is unknown how commonly open surgical repair is still used in everyday practice. METHODS: We analyzed trends in open AAA repair, EVAR, and branched-fenestrated EVAR for AAA in Medicare beneficiaries from 2003 to 2013...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290494/high-and-immeasurable-ankle-brachial-index-as-predictor-of%C3%A2-poor-amputation-free-survival-in-critical-limb-ischemia
#9
Marlon I Spreen, Hendrik Gremmels, Martin Teraa, Ralf W Sprengers, Jasper M Martens, Marianne C Verhaar, Jan J Wever, Gert J de Borst, Jan A Vos, Willem P Th M Mali, Hans van Overhagen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the prognostic value of a high or immeasurable ankle-brachial index (ABI) at baseline for major amputation and amputation-free survival (AFS) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: Data from two recent trials in patients with CLI and proven infrapopliteal arterial obstructive disease were pooled. Patients were allocated to the low (<0.7), intermediate (0.7-1.4), or high (>1.4)/immeasurable ABI subgroup...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290493/interhospital-vascular-surgery-transfers-to-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#10
Sheena K Harris, Dale G Wilson, Enjae Jung, Amir-Farzin Azarbal, Gregory J Landry, Timothy K Liem, Gregory L Moneta, Erica L Mitchell
OBJECTIVE: Interhospital transfers (IHTs) to tertiary care centers are linked to lower operative mortality in vascular surgery patients. However, IHT incurs great health care costs, and some transfers may be unnecessary or futile. In this study, we characterize the patterns of IHT at a tertiary care center to examine appropriateness of transfer for vascular surgery care. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all IHT requests made to our institution from July 2014 to October 2015...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276109/determining-patient-risk-factors-associated-with-accelerated-growth-of-popliteal-artery-aneurysms
#11
Ryan S Cousins, David J Dexter, Sadaf S Ahanchi, Brandon C Cain, Obie M Powell, Sarah B Ongstad, Niraj M Parikh, Jean M Panneton
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the natural progression of popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) and clinical variables associated with their accelerated growth. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of 224 patients with encounters between January 2008 and May 2016 and with at least one PAA was conducted. From this group, 65 asymptomatic patients had either unilateral (n = 43) or bilateral (n = 22) PAAs that were observed for at least 1 year of medical management before intervention...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276107/relationship-of-femoral-artery-ultrasound-measures-of-atherosclerosis-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#12
Simon Hsu, Dena E Rifkin, Michael H Criqui, Natalie C Suder, Pranav Garimella, Charles Ginsberg, Antoinette M Marasco, Belinda J McQuaide, Emma J Barinas-Mitchell, Matthew A Allison, Christina L Wassel, Joachim H Ix
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is strongly associated with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Detection of subclinical PAD may allow early interventions for or prevention of PAD in persons with CKD. Whether the presence of atherosclerotic plaque and femoral intima-media thickness (IMT) are associated with kidney function is unknown. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional observational study of 1029 community-living adults. We measured superficial and common femoral artery IMT and atherosclerotic plaque presence by ultrasound...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276108/sex-based-outcomes-of-lower-extremity-bypass-surgery-in-hemodialysis-patients
#13
Isibor Arhuidese, Amber Kernodle, Besma Nejim, Satinderjit Locham, Caitlin Hicks, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare conduit use and surgical outcomes of hemodialysis-dependent men and women after open lower extremity bypass surgery. METHODS: Using the United States Renal Data System, we studied all hemodialysis patients in the United States who underwent infrainguinal bypass surgery between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2011. Univariate methods (χ2, analysis of variance) were employed to compare patient and bypass characteristics between men and women...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276106/natural-history-of-the-proximal-aorta-in-patients-with-descending-thoracic-aortic-disease
#14
Paul C Tang, Paul D DiMusto, Nilto C De Oliveira, Brooks L Rademacher, Jennifer L Philip, Shahab A Akhter, Charles W Acher
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the growth and behavior of the ascending aorta in patients with descending thoracic aortic disease. METHODS: We examined 200 patients with descending thoracic aortic disease including acute type B dissection (n = 95), chronic type B dissection (n = 38), intramural hematoma (n = 23), and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (n = 44). Images from computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were evaluated after three-dimensional reconstruction to examine the growth rate in those with >1 year of imaging follow-up (n = 108)...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276105/grip-strength-measurement-for-frailty-assessment-in-patients-with-vascular-disease-and-associations-with-comorbidity-cardiac-risk-and-sarcopenia
#15
Thomas E Reeve, Rebecca Ur, Timothy E Craven, James H Kaan, Matthew P Goldman, Matthew S Edwards, Justin B Hurie, Gabriela Velazquez-Ramirez, Matthew A Corriere
OBJECTIVE: Frailty is associated with adverse events, length of stay, and nonhome discharge after vascular surgery. Frailty measures based on walking-based tests may be impractical or invalid for patients with walking impairment from symptoms or sequelae of vascular disease. We hypothesized that grip strength is associated with frailty, comorbidity, and cardiac risk among patients with vascular disease. METHODS: Dominant hand grip strength was measured during ambulatory clinic visits among patients with vascular disease (abdominal aortic aneurysm [AAA], carotid stenosis, and peripheral artery disease [PAD])...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273298/recruitment-and-therapeutic-application-of-macrophages-in-skeletal-muscles-after-hind-limb-ischemia
#16
Pei-Ling Hsieh, Viktoriya Rybalko, Aaron B Baker, Laura J Suggs, Roger P Farrar
OBJECTIVE: Peripheral arterial disease can cause not only ischemia but also skeletal muscle damage. It has been known that macrophages (MPs) play an important role in coordinating muscle repair; however, phenotype transition of monocyte-MP in ischemic muscle has not been well defined. Hence, the purpose of this study was to examine the temporal recruitment of MPs and to explore their therapeutic effect on ischemic muscle regeneration. METHODS: Unilateral femoral artery excision was performed on C57BL/6 mice...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273297/loss-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-autophagy-exacerbates-angiotensin-ii-associated-aortic-remodeling
#17
Azza Ramadan, Krishna K Singh, Adrian Quan, Pamela J Plant, Mohammed Al-Omran, Hwee Teoh, Subodh Verma
OBJECTIVE: The pathophysiologic processes of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and atherosclerosis often intersect. Given that anomalies in vascular smooth muscle cell (SMC) autophagy have been noted in models of atherosclerosis, we sought to evaluate the potential role that SMC autophagy may play in the initiation and progression of AAAs. METHODS: Studies were conducted in ATG7flx/flxSM22α-Cretg/+ (SMC ATG7 knockout [SMC-ATG7-KO]) and ATG7WT/WT; SM22α-Cretg/+ (SMC ATG7 wild-type [SMC-ATG7-WT]) littermates that were continuously infused with angiotensin II (Ang II; 1...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248245/outcomes-of-tibial-endovascular-intervention-in-patients-with-poor-pedal-runoff
#18
Hallie E Baer-Bositis, Taylor D Hicks, Georges M Haidar, Matthew J Sideman, Lori L Pounds, Mark G Davies
OBJECTIVE: Tibial interventions for critical limb ischemia are now commonplace. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of pedal runoff on patient-centered outcomes after tibial endovascular intervention. METHODS: A database of patients undergoing lower extremity endovascular interventions at a single urban academic medical center between 2006 and 2016 was retrospectively queried. Patients with critical ischemia (Rutherford 5 and 6) were identified. Preintervention angiograms were reviewed in all cases to assess pedal runoff...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248244/patency-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-compatibility-of-bacterial-nanocellulose-grafts-as-small-diameter-vascular-substitute
#19
Carolyn Weber, Stefanie Reinhardt, Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Max Wacker, Maria Guschlbauer, Alexandra Maul, Anja Sterner-Kock, Thorsten Wahlers, Jens Wippermann, Max Scherner
OBJECTIVE: Despite the clinical success of large-diameter vascular grafts, synthetic grafts in small-diameter vessels are of limited use because of their poor patency rates. Previous experiments of our group provided evidence for good biocompatibility of bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) as a small-vessel graft in the carotid artery in sheep. However, the patency rate of our first-generation tubes after 3 months was only 50%. To advance our concept, we now used modified second-generation tubes with diminished wall thickness and a smoother inner surface to reduce the thrombogenic potential...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248243/systemic-hypersensitivity-reaction-to-endovascular-stainless-steel-stent
#20
Junior Univers, Chandler Long, Stephen A Tonks, Michael B Freeman
Endovascular intervention has become the mainstay for treatment of most patients suffering from peripheral vascular disease. We describe a patient with a known nickel allergy who underwent placement of a stainless steel stent for aortoiliac occlusive disease. Despite our attempt to avoid a nickel-containing stent, the patient developed a diffuse rash consistent with a nickel or metal allergy. A review of stainless steel metallurgy revealed that nickel, cobalt, and titanium are frequently used to provide anticorrosive properties to stainless steel...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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