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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146096/ten-year-review-of-isolated-spontaneous-mesenteric-arterial-dissections
#1
Courtney E Morgan, Neel A Mansukhani, Mark K Eskandari, Heron E Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: Isolated spontaneous dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and celiac artery (CA) remains a rare condition; however, it has been increasingly noted incidentally on diagnostic imaging. The purpose of this study was to examine the natural history and outcomes of patients presenting with isolated spontaneous mesenteric artery dissection (SMAD). We hypothesized that most SMADs can be treated nonoperatively. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective review of patients presenting with the diagnosis of SMAD between 2006 and 2016...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141787/the-five-things-we-all-need-to-know-about-macra-and-alternative-payment-systems-to-compete-and-flourish
#2
REVIEW
Michael C Dalsing
Changes in how patient care will be reimbursed in the future are being determined right now. The law has changed to eliminate the past method of fee for service funded by the sustainable growth rate formula to payment based on quality. You need to know how the system functions to prevent a 4% reduction in Medicare reimbursement in 2019. You need to know this now because data collected today in 2017 will determine your rate for 2019. This review provides you knowledge of how the system has changed, what is required of you right now to be successful, and how you can succeed in the future...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141786/intraluminal-thrombus-is-associated-with-early-rupture-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#3
Stephen J Haller, Jeffrey D Crawford, Katherine M Courchaine, Colin J Bohannan, Gregory J Landry, Gregory L Moneta, Amir F Azarbal, Sandra Rugonyi
BACKGROUND: The implications of intraluminal thrombus (ILT) in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are currently unclear. Previous studies have demonstrated that ILT provides a biomechanical advantage by decreasing wall stress, whereas other studies have associated ILT with aortic wall weakening. It is further unclear why some aneurysms rupture at much smaller diameters than others. In this study, we sought to explore the association between ILT and risk of AAA rupture, particularly in small aneurysms...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122422/comparison-of-open-surgical-techniques-for-repair-of-types-iii-and-iv-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#4
Muhammad A Rana, Peter Gloviczki, Audra A Duncan, Manju Kalra, Kevin L Greason, Gustavo S Oderich, Stephen S Cha, Thomas C Bower
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare outcomes after repair of type III and type IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by three different open surgical techniques at a tertiary care institution. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent elective repair of type III and type IV TAAAs at our institution between 1999 and 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into three groups according to surgical technique: clamp and sew (CS), left-sided heart bypass (LHB), and visceral branching (VB) followed by aortic reconstruction...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122421/evaluating-strategies-for-reducing-scattered-radiation-in-fixed-imaging-hybrid-operating-suites
#5
Claire Miller, Daniel Kendrick, Andrew Shevitz, Ann Kim, Henry Baele, David Jordan, Vikram S Kashyap
OBJECTIVE: High-resolution fixed C-arm fluoroscopic systems allow high-quality endovascular imaging but come at a cost of greater scatter radiation generation and increased occupational exposure for surgeons. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of two methods in reducing scattered radiation exposure. METHODS: There were 164 endovascular cases analyzed in three phases. In phase 1 (P1), baseline radiation exposure was calculated. In phase 2 (P2), staff used real-time radiation dose monitoring (dosimetry badges [RaySafe; Unfors, Hopkinton, Mass])...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103932/incidence-and-prognostic-factors-related-to-major-adverse-cerebrovascular-events-in-patients-with-complex-aortic-diseases-treated-by-the-chimney-technique
#6
Michel J Bosiers, Kenneth Tran, Jason T Lee, Konstantinos P Donas, Frank J Veith, Giovanni Torsello, Felice Pecoraro, Konstantinos Stavroulakis
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with the chimney technique (ch-EVAR) has been used for the treatment of aortic aneurysms as an alternative approach to fenestrated endografting or open repair. Nonetheless, the need for an upper extremity arterial access may contribute to a higher risk for periprocedural cerebrovascular events. This study reports on the perioperative cerebral and major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) after ch-EVAR. METHODS: The PERICLES registry (PERformance of the chImney technique for the treatment of Complex aortic pathoLogiES) is an international, retrospective multicenter study evaluating the performance of ch-EVAR for the treatment of complex aortic pathologies...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103931/timely-thrombectomy-can-improve-patency-of-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistulas
#7
Mu-Yang Hsieh, Lin Lin, Tsung-Yan Chen, Dao-Ming Chen, Ming-Hsien Lee, Yung-Fang Shen, Chung-Wei Yang, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Chih-Cheng Wu, Kuan-Yu Hung
OBJECTIVE: The urgency with which salvage of thrombosed vascular accesses for dialysis should be attempted remains unknown. We examined the effect of a timely thrombectomy approach on vascular access outcomes for dialysis. METHODS: A before-and-after study was conducted with patients on hemodialysis who had undergone endovascular thrombectomy. A timely thrombectomy initiative (ie, salvage within 24 hours of thrombosis diagnosis) was started in July 2015 at our institution...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103930/superior-mesenteric-artery-calcification-is-associated-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-systemic-calcified-atherosclerosis-and-increased-mortality
#8
Timothy C Lin, C Michael Wright, Michael H Criqui, Matthew A Allison
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality. However, epidemiologic data are sparse regarding risk factors for superior mesenteric artery calcification (SMAC), the association between SMAC and disease in other arterial beds, or the independent contribution of SMAC to risk of mortality. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that presence and extent of SMAC are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, calcification in other arterial beds, and both cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, independent of classic risk factors and calcification in other arterial beds...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102747/endoscopic-versus-open-great-saphenous-vein-harvesting-for-femoral-to-popliteal-artery-bypass
#9
Aleem K Mirza, Kendall Stauffer, Mark D Fleming, Randall De Martino, Gustavo Oderich, Manju Kalra, Peter Gloviczki, Thomas Bower
OBJECTIVE: Conflicting data exist on outcomes of open vein harvest (OVH) and endoscopic vein harvest (EVH) for infrainguinal bypass. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between OVH and EVH in femoral to popliteal artery bypasses. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients undergoing common femoral to popliteal artery bypass with great saphenous vein between January 1997 and June 2014. Bypasses using arm or composite vein were excluded, as were those performed for popliteal artery aneurysms or trauma...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100807/predictors-of-delayed-wound-healing-after-successful-isolated-below-the-knee-endovascular-intervention-in-patients-with-ischemic-foot-ulcers
#10
Sushant Kumar Das, Yi Feng Yuan, Mao Quan Li
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the predictors of delayed wound healing and their use in risk stratification for endovascular treatment (EVT) of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) due to isolated below-the-knee lesions. METHODS: Wound healing rates were analyzed retrospectively in patients who underwent successful below-the-knee percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty for CLI with tissue loss between May 2008 and June 2013. We also analyzed the independent predictors of delayed wound healing and their use in risk stratification...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100806/comparison-of-sacrificed-healthy-aorta-during-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-using-off-the-shelf-endovascular-branched-devices-and-open-surgery
#11
Luca Bertoglio, Tommaso Cambiaghi, Ciro Ferrer, Domenico Baccellieri, Fabio Verzini, Germano Melissano, Roberto Chiesa, Yamume Tshomba
BACKGROUND: Off-the-shelf devices for branched endovascular aortic repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) have been developed to overcome the manufacturing- and logistics-related delays characteristic of device customization. Nonetheless, the structural requirements of branched endovascular aortic repair, together with the need for additional thoracic components to suit different anatomies, might lead to a large sacrifice of healthy aorta. METHODS: We enrolled 18 consecutive TAAA patients treated between 2010 and 2016 in two centers employing the off-the-shelf t-Branch (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) device (TB group)...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097044/standard-off-the-shelf-multibranched-thoracoabdominal-endograft-in-urgent-and-elective-patients-with-single-and-staged-procedures-in-a-multicenter-experience
#12
Roberto Silingardi, Stefano Gennai, Nicola Leone, Mauro Gargiulo, Gianluca Faggioli, Piergiorgio Cao, Fabio Verzini, Arnaldo Ippoliti, Nicola Tusini, Carmelo Ricci, Michele Antonello, Roberto Chiesa, Enrico Maria Marone, Nicola Mangialardi, Francesco Speziale, Gian Franco Veraldi, Stefano Bonardelli, Luigi Marcheselli
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess immediate and midterm outcomes for urgent/emergent and elective patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) treated with the first commercially available "off-the-shelf" multibranched endograft for endovascular aneurysm repair, with a single-step or a staged surgical approach. METHODS: A multicenter, nonrandomized, retrospective study was conducted of TAAA patients grouped by urgent/emergent and elective treatment with multibranched endograft for endovascular aneurysm repair at 13 Italian centers from November 2012 to August 2016...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097043/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-retrograde-type-a-dissection-and-stent-graft-induced-new-entry-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#13
Tao Ma, Zhi Hui Dong, Wei Guo Fu, Da Qiao Guo, Xin Xu, Bin Chen, Jun Hao Jiang, Jue Yang, Zhen Yu Shi, Ting Zhu, Yun Shi, Bao Hong Jiang, Xiao Yun Xu
OBJECTIVE: Stent graft (SG)-induced new entry (SINE) and retrograde type A dissection (RTAD) are serious device-related complications occurring after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for Stanford type B aortic dissection (TBAD) and may lead to endograft-related complications including retrograde dissection and death. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and risk factors for the development of RTAD and SINE after TEVAR for TBAD and to identify the complications associated with this...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097042/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-isolated-infrarenal-aortic-stenosis-in-young-patients
#14
Spyridon Monastiriotis, Shang Loh, Apostolos Tassiopoulos, Nicos Labropoulos
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify young patients with isolated infrarenal aortic atherosclerotic stenosis and to determine the clinical characteristics and midterm results of angioplasty and stenting. METHODS: Data from patients younger than 50 years with significant infrarenal aortic stenosis and at least 1 year of follow-up were prospectively collected. Patients with coexistent suprarenal or iliofemoral disease and Takayasu arteritis were excluded...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097041/comparable-perioperative-mortality-outcomes-in-younger-patients-undergoing-elective-open-and-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#15
Nathan L Liang, Katherine M Reitz, Michel S Makaroun, Mahmoud B Malas, Edith Tzeng
BACKGROUND: Evidence for benefit of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) over open surgical repair for de novo infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in younger patients remains conflicting because of heterogeneous study populations and small sample sizes. The objective of this study was to compare perioperative and short-term outcomes for EVAR and open surgery in younger patients using a large national disease and procedure-specific data set. METHODS: We identified patients 65 years of age or younger undergoing first-time elective EVAR or open AAA repair from the Vascular Quality Initiative (2003-2014)...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079009/long-term-mortality-benefit-of-renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-in-patients-with-chronic-limb-threatening-ischemia-undergoing-vascular-intervention
#16
Thomas C F Bodewes, Jeremy D Darling, Thomas F X O'Donnell, Sarah E Deery, Katie E Shean, Murray A Mittleman, Frans L Moll, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: The beneficial effect of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors has been well-established in patients with cardiovascular disease; however, their effectiveness in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI), a selected disease-burdened population, is largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term outcomes of RAS inhibitor use in patients with CLTI undergoing a vascular intervention. METHODS: For this study, all patients with CLTI undergoing a first-time revascularization (bypass or endovascular) were analyzed at our institution between 2005 and 2014...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079008/discussion
#17
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October 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079007/ten-year-outcome-analysis-of-the-italian-excluder-registry-with-the-gore-excluder-endograft-for-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#18
Giovanni Pratesi, Gabriele Piffaretti, Fabio Verzini, Giovanni De Blasis, Patrizio Castelli, Carlo Pratesi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to report the 10-year outcomes of the multicenter Italian Excluder Registry for elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent elective EVAR using the Gore Excluder (W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz) endograft (EG) at four Italian centers between 1998 and 2006 was carried out. Follow-up consisted of duplex ultrasound scan and computed tomography performed at 1 month, 6 months, and 12 months and yearly thereafter...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079006/risk-factors-for-unplanned-readmission-and-stump-complications-after-major-lower-extremity-amputation
#19
John Phair, Charles DeCarlo, Larry Scher, Issam Koleilat, Saadat Shariff, Evan C Lipsitz, Karan Garg
OBJECTIVE: The unplanned 30-day readmission rate is a marker of quality of patient care across many disciplines. Data regarding risk factors for unplanned readmission after major lower extremity amputation (LEA) are limited. We evaluated predictors of readmission at our institution after major LEA. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all patients undergoing above-knee amputation (AKA) or below-knee amputation (BKA) between November 2009 and November 2014...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074118/an-update-on-the-incidence-of-perioperative-outcomes-after-carotid-endarterectomy-stratified-by-type-of-preprocedural-neurologic-symptom
#20
Alexander B Pothof, Emma S Zwanenburg, Sarah E Deery, Thomas F X O'Donnell, Gert J de Borst, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Perioperative complications after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) have decreased over time. Therefore, we aimed to provide an update on 30-day outcomes after CEA, stratified by type of preprocedural neurologic symptom. METHODS: We included all CEAs from the Targeted Vascular module of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP, 2011-2015) and stratified patients based on type of preprocedural neurologic symptom, that is, asymptomatic, ocular transient ischemic attack (TIA), hemispheric TIA, and stroke...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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