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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073669/reoperation-rates-after-open-and-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repairs
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Conor F Hynes, Kendal M Endicott, Sina Iranmanesh, Richard L Amdur, Robyn Macsata
OBJECTIVE: This study compared reoperation rates associated with open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (OR) outcomes vs endovascular AAA repair (EVAR). METHODS: A retrospective review of the Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Project data was performed with inclusion criteria defined as all patients who underwent AAA repair from October 1, 2007, to October 1, 2013. The primary outcome was the incidence of reoperations. Reoperations included subsequent OR or EVAR procedures performed on the abdominal aorta or iliac arteries, surgical treatment of temporally related bowel obstruction, as well as treatment of abdominal or groin wound complications ≤6 months and treatment of bowel or lower limb ischemia ≤10 days...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073668/drug-eluting-stenting-for-femoropopliteal-lesions-followed-by-cilostazol-treatment-reduces-stent-restenosis-in-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease
#2
Kan Zen, Mitsuyoshi Takahara, Osamu Iida, Yoshimitsu Soga, Daizo Kawasaki, Shinsuke Nanto, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Satoaki Matoba
BACKGROUND: Cilostazol improves clinical endovascular therapy outcomes for femoropopliteal (FP) lesions in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease, but whether it also has clinical benefits for patients after drug-eluting stent implantation remains unclear. METHODS: This study is a subanalysis of the ZilvEr PTX for tHe Femoral ArterY and Proximal Popliteal ArteRy (ZEPHYR) study, a prospective multicenter study investigating FP lesions treated with the Zilver (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) paclitaxel-eluting stent...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073667/enlargement-of-aortic-arch-vessels-after-surgical-repair-of-type-a-aortic-dissection
#3
Takashi Yamauchi, Suguru Kubota, Toshihiro Ohata, Kosei Hasegawa, Hideki Ueda
BACKGROUND: Information on the growth rate of the diameter of the residual dissected supra-aortic trunk after surgical repair of type A aortic dissection is limited. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 95 consecutive postsurgical patients with type A aortic dissection (acute, 91; chronic, 4) between 2005 and 2016 who were followed up with computed tomography. The diameter of the residual dissected supra-aortic trunk was measured by axial images and multiplanar reformatting, and the growth rate was calculated...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073666/standard-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-in-patients-with-wide-infrarenal-aneurysm-necks-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-adverse-events
#4
Nelson F G Oliveira, Frederico M Bastos Gonçalves, Marie Josee Van Rijn, Quirina de Ruiter, Sanne Hoeks, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Joost A van Herwaarden, Hence J M Verhagen
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has progressively expanded to treat more challenging anatomies. Although EVAR in patients with wide infrarenal necks has been reported with acceptable results, there is still controversy regarding the longer-term outcomes. Our aim is to determine the impact of infrarenal neck diameter on midterm outcome following EVAR with a single endograft with suprarenal fixation. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was designed using data from a prospective multicenter database...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073665/predictive-ability-of-the-society-for-vascular-surgery-wound-ischemia-and-foot-infection-wifi-classification-system-after-first-time-lower-extremity-revascularizations
#5
Jeremy D Darling, John C McCallum, Peter A Soden, Raul J Guzman, Mark C Wyers, Allen D Hamdan, Hence J Verhagen, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Wound, Ischemia and foot Infection (WIfI) classification system was proposed to predict 1-year amputation risk and potential benefit from revascularization. Our goal was to evaluate the predictive ability of this scale in a real-world selection of patients undergoing a first-time lower extremity revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). METHODS: From 2005 to 2014, 1336 limbs underwent a first-time lower extremity revascularization for CLTI, of which 992 had sufficient data to classify all three WIfI components (wound, ischemia, and foot infection)...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041805/basilic-elevation-transposition-may-improve-the-clinical-outcomes-for-superficialization-of-basilic-arteriovenous-fistula-veins
#6
Shouwen Wang, Michele S Wang, William C Jennings
OBJECTIVE: Basilic vein arteriovenous fistulas are an important and common option for hemodialysis access and require superficialization before use. Various superficialization techniques have been employed, such as basilic tunnel transposition (BTT), basilic elevation, and basilic elevation transposition (BET). Each technique may have advantages and disadvantages, and there have been few reports directly comparing the outcomes of these techniques. This report compares the clinical outcomes of BET vs BTT performed by a single operator and discusses some technical considerations derived from this study and the literature...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041804/endovascular-treatment-of-the-common-femoral-artery-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
#7
Jeffrey J Siracuse, Kathryn Van Orden, Jeffrey A Kalish, Mohammad H Eslami, Marc L Schermerhorn, Virendra I Patel, Denis Rybin, Alik Farber
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular interventions of the common femoral (CFA) and deep (DFA) femoral arteries are becoming more common. However, there is very little published data for guidance. Our objective was to analyze practice patterns and outcomes from these interventions. METHODS: The Vascular Quality Initiative (2010-2015) was queried for all endovascular interventions of the CFA and DFA. Cases that were emergent or for acute limb ischemia were excluded. Those with isolated CFA with or without DFA treatment were analyzed...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034587/factors-that-affect-cost-and-clinical-outcome-of-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#8
Monica S O'Brien-Irr, Linda M Harris, Hasan H Dosluoglu, Gregory S Cherr, Mariel Rivero, Sonya Noor, G Richard Curl, Maciej L Dryjski
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effect of indication for use (IFU), additional graft components, and percutaneous closure of endovascular aortic repair (PEVAR) on clinical outcomes and cost of endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). METHODS: Clinical and financial data were obtained for all elective EVARs completed at a university-affiliated medical center between January 2012 and June 2013. Data were analyzed by χ(2), Student t-test for independent samples, and Kaplan-Meier survival...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034586/discussion
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December 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034585/maximal-aortic-diameter-affects-outcome-after-endovascular-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#10
Ying Huang, Peter Gloviczki, Audra A Duncan, Manju Kalra, Gustavo S Oderich, Mark D Fleming, William S Harmsen, Thomas C Bower
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether maximal aortic diameter affects outcome after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: Clinical data of patients undergoing EVAR between 1997 and 2011 for nonruptured asymptomatic AAAs in a tertiary center were reviewed. Patients were classified according to diameter of AAA: group 1, <5.0 cm; group 2, 5.0 to 5.4 cm; group 3, 5.5 to 5.9 cm; and group 4, ≥6...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034584/percutaneous-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-in-morbidly-obese-patients
#11
Jason A Chin, Laura Skrip, Bauer E Sumpio, Jonathan A Cardella, Jeffrey E Indes, Timur P Sarac, Alan Dardik, Cassius I Ochoa Chaar
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with percutaneous femoral access (PEVAR) has several potential advantages. Morbidly obese (MO) patients present unique anatomical challenges and have not been specifically studied. This study examines the trends in the use of PEVAR and its surgical outcomes compared with open femoral cutdown (CEVAR) in MO patients. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program files for the years 2005 to 2013 were reviewed...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034583/differential-hypertensive-protease-expression-in-the-thoracic-versus-abdominal-aorta
#12
Jean Marie Ruddy, Adam W Akerman, Denise Kimbrough, Elizabeth K Nadeau, Robert E Stroud, Rupak Mukherjee, John S Ikonomidis, Jeffrey A Jones
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN), which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, can drive pathologic remodeling of the macro- and microcirculation. Patterns of aortic pathology differ, however, suggesting regional heterogeneity of the pressure-sensitive protease systems triggering extracellular matrix remodeling in the thoracic (TA) and abdominal aortas (AA). This study tested the hypothesis that the expression of two major protease systems (matrix metalloproteinases [MMPs] and cathepsins) in the TA and AA would be differentially affected with HTN...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027805/variations-in-outcomes-of-hemodialysis-vascular-access-by-race-ethnicity-in-the-elderly
#13
Karen Woo, Laura Gascue, Dana P Goldman, John A Romley
OBJECTIVE: Prevalence of end-stage renal disease, modality of treatment, and type of hemodialysis vascular access used varies widely by race/ethnicity in the United States, but outcomes of hemodialysis vascular access by race/ethnicity are poorly described. The objective of this study is to evaluate variations in outcomes of hemodialysis vascular access in the elderly by race/ethnicity. METHODS: Medicare outpatient, inpatient, and carrier files were queried from 2006 to 2011 for beneficiaries that were age ≥66 years and dialysis-dependent at time of index fistula/graft creation, qualified for Medicare by age only, and were continuously enrolled in Medicare 12 months before and after index fistula/graft creation...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024851/deficiency-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-protects-against-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-by-regulating-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-akt-signaling
#14
Shuai Zhang, Xiaoyu Kan, Yulin Li, Ping Li, Congcong Zhang, Guang Li, Jie Du, Bin You
OBJECTIVE: It is known that T lymphocytes are activated in human abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). γδT cells, as a subset of T cells, play a role in many inflammation-related diseases. However, whether γδT cells participate in the formation of AAA remains unknown. In this study, we explored the role of γδT cells in AAA lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using the porcine pancreatic elastase-induced AAA model, we found that knock out of γδT cells significantly attenuated AAA formation...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024850/volume-of-subclinical-embolic-infarct-correlates-to-long-term-cognitive-changes-after-carotid-revascularization
#15
Wei Zhou, Brittanie D Baughman, Salil Soman, Max Wintermark, Laura C Lazzeroni, Elizabeth Hitchner, Jyoti Bhat, Allyson Rosen
OBJECTIVE: Carotid intervention is safe and effective in stroke prevention in appropriately selected patients. Despite minimal neurologic complications, procedure-related subclinical microemboli are common and their cognitive effects are largely unknown. In this prospective longitudinal study, we sought to determine long-term cognitive effects of embolic infarcts. METHODS: The study recruited 119 patients including 46% symptomatic patients who underwent carotid revascularization...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024849/diminished-force-production-and-mitochondrial-respiratory-deficits-are-strain-dependent-myopathies-of-subacute-limb-ischemia
#16
Cameron A Schmidt, Terence E Ryan, Chien-Te Lin, Melissa M R Inigo, Tom D Green, Jeffrey J Brault, Espen E Spangenburg, Joseph M McClung
OBJECTIVE: Reduced skeletal muscle mitochondrial function might be a contributing mechanism to the myopathy and activity based limitations that typically plague patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). We hypothesized that mitochondrial dysfunction, myofiber atrophy, and muscle contractile deficits are inherently determined by the genetic background of regenerating ischemic mouse skeletal muscle, similar to how patient genetics affect the distribution of disease severity with clinical PAD...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017584/feasibility-of-three-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-angiography-fluoroscopy-image-fusion-technique-in-guiding-complex-endovascular-aortic-procedures-in-patients-with-renal-insufficiency
#17
Adeline Schwein, Ponraj Chinnadurai, Dipan J Shah, Alan B Lumsden, Carlos F Bechara, Jean Bismuth
OBJECTIVE: Three-dimensional image fusion of preoperative computed tomography (CT) angiography with fluoroscopy using intraoperative noncontrast cone-beam CT (CBCT) has been shown to improve endovascular procedures by reducing procedure length, radiation dose, and contrast media volume. However, patients with a contraindication to CT angiography (renal insufficiency, iodinated contrast allergy) may not benefit from this image fusion technique. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and fluoroscopy image fusion using noncontrast CBCT as a guidance tool during complex endovascular aortic procedures, especially in patients with renal insufficiency...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017586/operative-variables-are-better-predictors-of-postdischarge-infections-and-unplanned-readmissions-in-vascular-surgery-patients-than-patient-characteristics
#18
Caitlin W Hicks, Michael Bronsert, Karl E Hammermeister, William G Henderson, Douglas R Gibula, James H Black, Natalia O Glebova
OBJECTIVE: Although postoperative readmissions are frequent in vascular surgery patients, the reasons for these readmissions are not well characterized, and effective approaches to their reduction are unknown. Our aim was to analyze the reasons for vascular surgery readmissions and to report potential areas for focused efforts aimed at readmission reduction. METHODS: The 2012 to 2013 American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) data set was queried for vascular surgery patients...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017585/evaluation-of-the-stromal-vascular-fraction-of-adipose-tissue%C3%A2-as-the-basis-for-a-stem-cell-based-tissue-engineered-vascular-graft
#19
Jeffrey T Krawiec, Han-Tsung Liao, LaiYee Lily Kwan, Antonio D'Amore, Justin S Weinbaum, J Peter Rubin, William R Wagner, David A Vorp
OBJECTIVE: One of the rate-limiting barriers within the field of vascular tissue engineering is the lengthy fabrication time associated with expanding appropriate cell types in culture. One particularly attractive cell type for this purpose is the adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell (AD-MSC), which is abundant and easily harvested from liposuction procedures. Even this cell type has its drawbacks, however, including the required culture period for expansion, which could pose risks of cellular transformation or contamination...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017583/three-dimensional-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-improves-endoleak-detection-and-classification-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
#20
Christopher Lowe, Abeera Abbas, Steven Rogers, Lee Smith, Jonathan Ghosh, Charles McCollum
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional contrast-enhanced ultrasound (3D-CEUS) is a novel technology allowing surgeons to view duplex ultrasound images in three dimensions with ultrasound contrast highlighting blood flow in endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). It potentially reduces the need for computed tomography angiography (CTA) and catheter angiography. This study compares 3D-CEUS with both CTA and the final vascular multidisciplinary team (MDT) diagnosis using all available imaging...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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