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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912007/adventitial-adipogenic-degeneration-is-an-unidentified-contributor-to-aortic-wall-weakening-in-the-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#1
Stefan A Doderer, Gabor Gäbel, Vivianne B C Kokje, Bernd H Northoff, Lesca M Holdt, Jaap F Hamming, Jan H N Lindeman
OBJECTIVE: The processes driving human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) progression are not fully understood. Although antiinflammatory and proteolytic strategies effectively quench aneurysm progression in preclinical models, so far all clinical interventions failed. These observations hint at an incomplete understanding of the processes involved in AAA progression and rupture. Interestingly, strong clinical and molecular associations exist between popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) and AAAs; however, PAAs have an extremely low propensity to rupture...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912006/predictors-of-late-aortic-intervention-in-patients-with-medically-treated-type-b-aortic-dissection
#2
Samuel I Schwartz, Christopher Durham, W Darrin Clouse, Virendra I Patel, R Todd Lancaster, Richard P Cambria, Mark F Conrad
BACKGROUND: Patients with medically managed type B aortic dissection (TBAD) have a high incidence of aorta-related complications over time. Whereas early thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) to seal the entry tear can promote aortic remodeling and prevent late aneurysm formation, there are sparse data as to which patients will benefit from such therapy. The goal of this study was to identify clinical and anatomic factors that are associated with the need for subsequent aortic intervention in patients who present with uncomplicated TBAD...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912005/proximal-radial-artery-arteriovenous-fistula-for-hemodialysis-vascular-access
#3
William C Jennings, Alexandros Mallios, Nasir Mushtaq
OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed our experience with proximal radial artery-based arteriovenous fistulas (PRA-AVFs) for hemodialysis vascular access, evaluating characteristics of the patients, functional patency, risk of steal syndrome, survival of the patient, and technical considerations. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed our database of consecutive patients, identifying those individuals with a PRA-AVF created during a 12-year period. In addition to physical examination, all patients underwent ultrasound vessel mapping by the operating surgeon, identifying the PRA-AVF configuration and outflow target most likely to succeed...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899569/on-the-influence-of-wall-calcification-and-intraluminal-thrombus-on-prediction-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-rupture
#4
Hilary E Barrett, Eoghan M Cunnane, Hena Hidayat, Julie M O'Brien, Michael A Moloney, Eamon G Kavanagh, Michael T Walsh
OBJECTIVE: Parameters other than maximum diameter that predict rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) may be helpful for risk-benefit analysis in individual patients. The aim of this study was to characterize the biomechanical-structural characteristics associated with AAA walls to better identify the related mechanistic variables required for an accurate prediction of rupture risk. METHODS: Anterior AAA wall (n = 40) and intraluminal thrombus (ILT; n = 114) samples were acquired from 18 patients undergoing open surgical repair...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899568/long-term-survival-after-acute-kidney-injury-following-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#5
Hamid Jalalzadeh, Reza Indrakusuma, Liffert Vogt, Sytse C van Beek, Anco C Vahl, Willem Wisselink, Mark J W Koelemay, Ron Balm
OBJECTIVE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major complication of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA). Severe AKI is associated with high morbidity and mortality in the short term. The objective of this study was to determine the association between AKI after RAAA repair and long-term survival. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing RAAA repair in three hospitals between 2004 and 2011. Outcomes were long-term survival after RAAA repair, incidence of postoperative AKI, and chronic dialysis rates...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893490/partial-renal-coverage-in-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-causes-unfavorable-renal-flow-patterns-in-an-infrarenal-aneurysm-model
#6
Lennart van de Velde, Esmé J Donselaar, Erik Groot Jebbink, Johannes T Boersen, Guillaume P R Lajoinie, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Clark J Zeebregts, Michel Versluis, Michel M P J Reijnen
OBJECTIVE: To achieve an optimal sealing zone during endovascular aneurysm repair, the intended positioning of the proximal end of the endograft fabric should be as close as possible to the most caudal edge of the renal arteries. Some endografts exhibit a small offset between the radiopaque markers and the proximal fabric edge. Unintended partial renal artery coverage may thus occur. This study investigated the consequences of partial coverage on renal flow patterns and wall shear stress (WSS)...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893489/review-of-aspirin-and-clopidogrel-resistance-in-peripheral-arterial-disease
#7
REVIEW
Mina Guirgis, Peter Thompson, Shirley Jansen
OBJECTIVE: Aspirin resistance (AR) and clopidogrel resistance (CR) are terms used to describe a reduction in the medication's efficacy in inhibiting platelet aggregation despite regular dosing. This review gives context to the clinical role and implications of antiplatelet resistance in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS: A review of English-language literature on AR and CR in PAD involving human subjects using PubMed and MEDLINE databases was performed in April 2017...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888759/impact-of-iliac-artery-anatomy-on-the-outcome-of-fenestrated-and-branched-endovascular-aortic-repair
#8
Enrico Gallitto, Mauro Gargiulo, Gianluca Faggioli, Rodolfo Pini, Chiara Mascoli, Antonio Freyrie, Stefano Ancetti, Andrea Stella
OBJECTIVE: Fenestrated and branched endovascular aneurysm repair (FB-EVAR) is a valid option to treat juxtarenal and pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysms and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Because successful deployment depends on complex maneuvers, hostile iliac artery anatomy (HIA) can prejudice the FB-EVAR outcome. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of HIA on FB-EVAR outcome. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, all patients undergoing FB-EVAR were prospectively categorized according to iliac anatomy (friendly iliac artery anatomy [FIA] or HIA)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874320/exercise-training-for-intermittent-claudication
#9
Mary M McDermott
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to provide an overview of evidence regarding exercise therapies for patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: This manuscript summarizes the content of a lecture delivered as part of the 2016 Crawford Critical Issues Symposium. RESULTS: Multiple randomized clinical trials demonstrate that supervised treadmill exercise significantly improves treadmill walking performance in people with PAD and intermittent claudication symptoms...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870682/association-of-arterial-calcification-with-chronic-limb-ischemia-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
#10
Sara L Zettervall, Andre P Marshall, Paul Fleser, Raul J Guzman
OBJECTIVE: Arterial calcification is associated with an increased risk of limb events, including amputation. The association between calcification in lower extremity arteries and the severity of ischemia, however, has not been assessed. We thus sought to determine whether the extent of peripheral artery calcification (PAC) was correlated with Rutherford chronic ischemia categories and hypothesized that it could independently contribute to worsening limb status. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients presenting with symptomatic peripheral artery disease who underwent evaluation by contrast and noncontrast computed tomography scan of the lower extremities as part of their assessment...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870681/the-association-of-venous-thromboembolism-chemoprophylaxis-timing-on-venous-thromboembolism-after-major-vascular-surgery
#11
Danielle C Sutzko, Patrick E Georgoff, Andrea T Obi, Mark A Healy, Nicholas H Osborne
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is reported to occur in up to 33% of patients undergoing major vascular surgery. Despite this high incidence, patients inconsistently receive timely VTE chemoprophylaxis. The true incidence of VTE among patients receiving delayed VTE chemoprophylaxis is unknown. We sought to identify the association of VTE chemoprophylaxis timing on VTE risk, postoperative transfusion rates, and 30-day mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing major open vascular surgery...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865981/randomized-clinical-trial-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-high-risk-groin-wounds-in-lower-extremity-revascularization
#12
Kevin Lee, Patrick B Murphy, Matthew V Ingves, Audra Duncan, Guy DeRose, Luc Dubois, Thomas L Forbes, Adam Power
OBJECTIVE: The surgical site infection (SSI) rate in vascular surgery after groin incision for lower extremity revascularization can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. This trial was designed to study the effect of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on SSI in closed groin wounds after lower extremity revascularization in patients at high risk for SSI. METHODS: A single-center, randomized, controlled trial was performed at an academic tertiary medical center...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865980/aneurysm-sac-expansion-is-independently-associated-with-late-mortality-in-patients-treated-with-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
#13
Sarah E Deery, Emel A Ergul, Marc L Schermerhorn, Jeffrey J Siracuse, Andres Schanzer, Philip P Goodney, Richard P Cambria, Virendra I Patel
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysms can exhibit variations in sac behavior ranging from complete regression to expansion. We evaluated the impact of sac behavior at 1-year follow-up on late survival. METHODS: We used the Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE) registry from 2003 to 2011 to identify EVAR patients with 1-year computed tomography follow-up. Aneurysm sac enlargement ≥5 mm (sac expansion) and decrease ≥5 mm (sac regression) were defined per Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865979/comparison-of-30-day-readmission-rates-and-risk-factors-between-carotid-artery-stenting-and-endarterectomy
#14
Hanaa Dakour Aridi, Satinderjit Locham, Besma Nejim, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the rates, reasons, and risk factors of 30-day readmission, both planned and unplanned, after carotid revascularization as well as to evaluate major outcomes associated with those readmissions. METHODS: Using the Premier Healthcare database, we retrospectively identified patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) between 2009 and 2015. The primary outcome was 30-day all-cause readmission...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865978/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-variations-in-branching-patterns-of-the-adult-aortic-arch
#15
Patrick Popieluszko, Brandon Michael Henry, Beatrice Sanna, Wan Chin Hsieh, Karolina Saganiak, Przemysław A Pękala, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
OBJECTIVE: The aortic arch (AA) is the main conduit of the left side of the heart, providing a blood supply to the head, neck, and upper limbs. As it travels through the thorax, the pattern in which it gives off the branches to supply these structures can vary. Variations of these branching patterns have been studied; however, a study providing a comprehensive incidence of these variations has not yet been conducted. The objective of this study was to perform a meta-analysis of all the studies that report prevalence data on AA variants and to provide incidence data on the most common variants...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865977/safety-and-efficacy-of-polyurethane-vascular-grafts-for-early-hemodialysis-access
#16
John D Kakisis, Constantine Antonopoulos, George Mantas, Evaggelos Alexiou, Konstantina Katseni, George Sfyroeras, Konstantinos Moulakakis, George Geroulakos
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous grafts made of polyurethane (PU) have the advantage of early cannulation obviating the placement of a central vein catheter in patients with an acute need for long-term hemodialysis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety, efficacy and complication rate of PU vascular grafts for dialysis access in patients in whom early cannulation was performed. METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2015, 125 straight brachial-axillary grafts were placed in patients with an acute thrombosis of a previous arteriovenous access...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847664/bacterial-signatures-in-thrombus-aspirates-of-patients-with-lower-limb-arterial-and-venous-thrombosis
#17
Damir Vakhitov, Sari Tuomisto, Mika Martiskainen, Janne Korhonen, Tanja Pessi, Juha-Pekka Salenius, Velipekka Suominen, Terho Lehtimäki, Pekka J Karhunen, Niku Oksala
OBJECTIVE: Increasing data supports the role of bacterial inflammation in adverse events of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. In our previous research, DNA of bacterial species found in coronary artery thrombus aspirates and ruptured cerebral aneurysms were mostly of endodontic and periodontal origin, where Streptococcus mitis group DNA was the most common. We hypothesized that the genomes of S mitis group could be identified in thrombus aspirates of patients with lower limb arterial and deep venous thrombosis...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847663/a-current-systematic-evaluation-and-meta-analysis-of-chimney-graft-technology-in-aortic-arch-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Wael Ahmad, Spyridon Mylonas, Payman Majd, Jan Sigge Brunkwall
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide a review of the literature on the use of chimney graft (CG) technique in treating arterial diseases of the aortic arch and to extrapolate conclusions by summarizing the reported outcomes in a meta-analysis. METHODS: An extensive electronic search was made using PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Direct Databases, and the Cochrane Library. Included in this meta-analysis were all papers published up to February 2016 on endovascular chimney technique in the arch vessels with or without adjunct extra-anatomic debranching, in any language, providing data about at least one of the essential outcomes: early and late type I endoleak, 30-day mortality rate, development of perioperative stroke, patency, and retrograde aortic dissection...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847662/sarcopenia-predicts-poor-long-term-survival-in-patients-undergoing-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#19
Daniel H Newton, Candice Kim, Nathaniel Lee, Luke Wolfe, John Pfeifer, Michael Amendola
OBJECTIVE: Sarcopenia measured by decreased psoas muscle size has been used as a surrogate for frailty and correlates with adverse outcomes in both the short and long term after many major operations. Our aim was to evaluate this measure as a predictor of outcomes in patients undergoing endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHODS: Once Institutional Review Board approval was obtained, all patients who underwent EVAR from December 2010 to March 2016 at a Veterans Affairs hospital were assessed for sarcopenia by total psoas muscle area (TPA) measured on axial computed tomography scan immediately inferior to the fourth lumbar (L4) superior end plate...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847661/role-of-tgfbr1-and-tgfbr2-genetic-variants-in-marfan-syndrome
#20
Rosina De Cario, Elena Sticchi, Laura Lucarini, Monica Attanasio, Stefano Nistri, Rossella Marcucci, Guglielmina Pepe, Betti Giusti
OBJECTIVE: Genetic variants in transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) receptors type 1 (TGFBR1) and type 2 (TGFBR2) genes have been associated with different hereditary connective tissue disorders sharing thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAA/D). Mutations in both TGFBR1/2 genes have been described in patients with TAA/D and Marfan syndrome (MFS), and they are associated consistently with Loeys-Dietz syndrome. The existing literature shows discordant data resulting from mutational screening of TGFBR1/2 genes in patients with MFS...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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