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Seminars in Vascular Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818261/contemporary-medical-therapies-of-atherosclerotic-carotid-artery-disease
#1
REVIEW
Suk F Cheng, Martin M Brown
Contemporary medical therapy consists of identification and treatment of all patient-modifiable vascular risk factors. Specific atherosclerotic disease therapies are designed to reduce the risk of thrombosis, and the disease progression in order to reduce the risk of future cardiovascular events. Contemporary medical management emphasizes the need to support the patient in achieving lifestyle modifications and to adjust medication to achieve individualized target values for specific quantifiable risk factors...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818260/transcranial-doppler-monitoring-for-microemboli-a-marker-of-a-high-risk-carotid-plaque
#2
REVIEW
J David Spence
In the United States, 90% of carotid intervention is being performed for asymptomatic carotid stenosis, even though 90% of patients would be better treated with intensive medical therapy. This is being justified by comparing risks of stroke or death with medical therapy during clinical trials completed decades ago (approximately 2% per year) with risks of intervention with carotid artery stenting (CAS) versus carotid endarterectomy in recent trials that did not have a medical arm. Such extrapolations are, simply put, invalid...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818259/imaging-of-the-high-risk-carotid-plaque-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#3
REVIEW
William S Kerwin, Zach Miller, Chun Yuan
The emergence of the concept of high-risk atherosclerotic plaque has led to considerable interest in noninvasive imaging techniques to identify high-risk features before clinical sequelae. For plaques in the carotid arteries, magnetic resonance imaging has undergone considerable histologic validation to link imaging features to indicators of plaque instability, including plaque burden, intraplaque hemorrhage, fibrous cap disruption, lipid rich necrotic core, and calcification. Recently introduced imaging technologies, especially those focused on three-dimensional imaging sequences, are now poised for integration into the clinical workup of patients with suspected carotid atherosclerosis...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818258/imaging-of-high-risk-carotid-plaques-ultrasound
#4
REVIEW
Rafael S Cires-Drouet, Mahvash Mozafarian, Amir Ali, Siddhartha Sikdar, Brajesh K Lal
Duplex ultrasonography has a well-established role in the assessment of the degree of stenosis caused by carotid atherosclerosis. This assessment is derived from Doppler velocity changes induced by the narrowing lumen of the artery. New research into the mechanisms for plaque rupture and atheroembolic stroke indicates that the degree of narrowing is an imperfect predictor of stroke risk, and that other factors, such as plaque composition and remodeling and biomechanical forces acting on the plaque, can play a role...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818257/high-risk-carotid-plaque-lessons-learned-from-histopathology
#5
REVIEW
Frank D Kolodgie, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Hiroyoshi Mori, Maria E Romero, Hugh H Trout, Aloke V Finn, Renu Virmani
The pathophysiology and natural history of atherosclerotic carotid disease is predicated on a more extensive knowledge of lesion progression gained in the studies conducted in the coronary arteries, and these will be reviewed. While the precise sequence of lesion progression leading to carotid plaque vulnerability and cerebrovascular events remain less well understood, specific early and more advanced progressive lesion morphologies associated with stroke risk have been characterized. Of late, there has been a conscious effort for stroke prevention in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients to move beyond luminal stenosis as the only guidance to predict future cerebrovascular events...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818256/will-mesh-covered-stents-help-reduce-stroke-associated-with-carotid-stent-angioplasty
#6
REVIEW
Carly N Richards, Peter A Schneider
Carotid stent angioplasty (CAS) has been shown to protect patient from future stroke long-term efficacy similar to carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The risk of minor stroke in the perioperative period is higher than with CEA and not related to cerebral protection during the CAS procedure since a significant portion of the neurologic events occur between 1 and 30 days following stent deployment. This observation suggests mechanisms integral to the stent itself may be pertinent such as plaque embolization thru the stent struts may occur...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818255/clinical-need-design-and-goals-for-the-carotid-revascularization-and-medical-management-for-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-trial
#7
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Brajesh K Lal, James F Meschia, Thomas G Brott
Prior clinical trials produced evidence-based treatment recommendations for patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis that may not be appropriate for clinical decision-making today. High-quality patient outcomes data to allow informed decision making regarding the optimal management of high-grade asymptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis is lacking. The results of the Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study were published in 1995 based on a randomized patient enrollment in the 1990s. Outcomes after endarterectomy, stenting, and medical treatment for these patients have all improved in the subsequent 2 decades...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818254/medical-treatment-strategies-to-reduce-perioperative-morbidity-and-mortality-after-carotid-surgery
#8
REVIEW
A Ross Naylor
There is a paucity of high-quality evidence regarding what constitutes "optimal medical therapy" for the purposes of reducing morbidity/mortality after carotid endarterectomy (CEA). All patients should be prescribed antiplatelet therapy. Low-dose aspirin (75 to 325 mg) should be continued throughout the perioperative period and there is no evidence that higher doses confer additional benefit. There is emerging evidence that early implementation of dual antiplatelet therapy in recently symptomatic patients (aspirin 75 mg plus clopidogrel 75 mg) can reduce recurrent cerebral events before CEA and that dual antiplatelet therapy will significantly reduce stroke due to early postoperative carotid thrombosis...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818253/introduction-evolution-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-disease-therapies
#9
EDITORIAL
Thomas S Hatsukami
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779790/management-of-renal-dysfunction-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-role-of-pretransplantation-hemodialysis-and-outcomes-after-liver-transplantation
#10
REVIEW
Ashok Thorat, Long-Bin Jeng
Patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) who develop hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) have very high mortality rates. For patients with HRS type I, median survival without specific therapy is only 2 weeks. Due to worsening clinical condition in such patients secondary to uremia and hepatic disease, some form of renal replacement therapy (RRT), either intermittent hemodialysis IHD or continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVHD), must be instituted. However, the literature regarding the survival benefits of the hemodialysis for the worsening renal failure in liver cirrhotic patients remains limited...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779789/dialysis-access-associated-steal-syndromes
#11
REVIEW
Indrani Sen, Ramesh K Tripathi
Symptomatic hand ischemia has been reported in occur in up to 20% of patients undergoing upper-extremity dialysis access procedures, and is a common cause of postoperative steal in the patient with end-stage renal disease. The majority of dialysis access steal syndromes do not require operative intervention, but severe ischemia associated with muscle paralysis can progress to limb amputation if left untreated. In this review, patient risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnostic techniques, and management options for patients with dialysis access steal syndromes are discussed...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779788/transjugular-venous-approach-for-endovascular-intervention-in-upper-extremity-dialysis-access-fistulae-and-grafts
#12
REVIEW
Hector Ferral, Marc J Alonzo
A transjugular venous access is an alternative approach for endovascular intervention in upper-extremity dialysis arteriovenous fistulae and grafts. The transjugular access is recommended for patients who have an unfavorable anatomy for the direct arm access approach. Ultrasound evaluation of the arteriovenous access is essential before intervention and includes evaluation of the inflow artery and outflow vein diameters, arteriovenous anastomosis, and the entire outflow vein, specifically looking into potential problem areas...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779787/effect-of-statins-on-survival-in-patients-undergoing-dialysis-access-for-end-stage-renal-disease
#13
Paola De Rango, Basso Parente, Luca Farchioni, Enrico Cieri, Beatrice Fiorucci, Selena Pelliccia, Alessandra Manzone, Gioele Simonte, Massimo Lenti
The benefit of statin therapy in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease remains uncertain. Randomized trials have questioned the efficacy of the drug in improving outcomes for on-dialysis populations, and many patients with end-stage renal disease are not currently taking statins. This study aimed to investigate the impact of statin use on survival of patients with vascular access performed at a vascular center for chronic dialysis. Consecutive end-stage renal disease patients admitted for vascular access surgery in 2006 to 2013 were reviewed...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779786/lack-of-evidence-for-use-of-heparin-bonded-grafts-in-access-surgery-a-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
M K Lazarides, C Argyriou, G A Antoniou, E Georgakarakos, G S Georgiadis
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of heparin-bonded vascular grafts to offer improved outcomes compared with standard prosthetic grafts in access surgery. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed and eight studies (seven observational studies and one randomized controlled trial) were included. The pooled 6-month and 1-year primary patency was not significantly different between heparin-bonded arteriovenous (AV) grafts and standard prosthetic AV grafts in seven studies reporting on 1,209 access procedures...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779785/symptomatic-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-in-hemodialysis-patients-mid-term-results-of-primary-stenting
#15
MULTICENTER STUDY
Mafalda Massara, Giovanni De Caridi, Antonino Alberti, Pietro Volpe, Francesco Spinelli
This clinical report details the results of endovascular treatment of symptomatic superior vena cava syndrome due to central vein stenosis or obstruction (CVSO) by stent angioplasty in patients with dialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease. A 3-year retrospective review of two institutional registries identified 25 chronic hemodialysis patients (17 men, 8 women) affected by CVSO who received endovascular treatment. The majority of the patients (n = 19) presented with symptomatic arm, breast, and facial swelling; and 6 patients presented with dialysis-access dysfunction and venous-line hypertension...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779784/drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-for-dialysis-access-fistula-stenosis
#16
REVIEW
Auréline Boitet, Ziad A Massy, Olivier Goeau-Brissonniere, Isabelle Javerliat, Marc Coggia, Raphaël Coscas
Maintaining vascular access patency represents a tremendous challenge in hemodialysis patients. Although "native" arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is currently recommended as primary vascular access, neointimal hyperplasia stenoses frequently develop, with a risk for AVF thrombosis and vascular access loss. For years, first-line treatment of AVFs stenoses has been percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, generally with high-pressure or cutting uncoated balloons. However, restenosis and reintervention rates remain incredibly high and occur, according to recent studies, in up to 60% and 70% of patients at 6 and 12 months, respectively...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779783/limb-complaints-after-autogenous-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
#17
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Mohammad Mahdi Kamyar, Mohammad Hadi Saeed Modaghegh, Gholamhossein Kazemzadeh
Placement of autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is one of the basic needs in hemodialysis patients. Although many studies have investigated the complications of AVF placement, the complaints expressed by patients have not been studied in a long-term study. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of complaints after placement of autogenous AVF in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis. This cohort study was conducted on patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing AVF placement who were referred to Imam Reza hospital in Mashhad, Iran, from January 2015 to June 2016...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779782/future-research-directions-to-improve-fistula-maturation-and-reduce-access-failure
#18
REVIEW
Haidi Hu, Sandeep Patel, Jesse J Hanisch, Jeans M Santana, Takuya Hashimoto, Hualong Bai, Tambudzai Kudze, Trenton R Foster, Jianming Guo, Bogdan Yatsula, Janice Tsui, Alan Dardik
With the increasing prevalence of end-stage renal disease, there is a growing need for hemodialysis. Arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) are the preferred type of vascular access for hemodialysis, but maturation and failure continue to present significant barriers to successful fistula use. AVF maturation integrates outward remodeling with vessel wall thickening in response to drastic hemodynamic changes in the setting of uremia, systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, and pre-existent vascular pathology. AVF can fail due to both failure to mature adequately to support hemodialysis and development of neointimal hyperplasia that narrows the AVF lumen, typically near the fistula anastomosis...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779781/vascular-access-should-be-tailored-to-the-patient
#19
REVIEW
Krzysztof Letachowicz, Przemysław Szyber, Tomasz Gołębiowski, Mariusz Kusztal, Waldemar Letachowicz, Wacław Weyde, Jerzy Garcarek, Marian Klinger
A cornerstone of hemodialysis treatment is the creation of a functional and durable dialysis vascular access. Every patient with chronic kidney disease should have a plan of renal replacement therapy and access site protection. Factors having a crucial impact on vascular access selection include age, comorbidity, vessel quality, prognosis, dialysis urgency, and surgeon's preferences. Our medical group have reviewed these factors in our patients and, based on recently published data, developed a clinical decision tree for dialysis access in the chronic kidney disease patient...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779780/introduction-hemodialysis-vascular-access-contemporary-care-and-future-directions
#20
EDITORIAL
Dennis Bandyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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