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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647626/smoking-cessation-rates-amongst-patients-undergoing-vascular-surgery-in-a-canadian-center
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S M McHugh, N Eisenberg, J Montbriand, G Roche-Nagle
INTRODUCTION: Smoking is the single most important modifiable risk factor for patients with vascular disease. The aim of this study was to determine prevalence of smoking and cessation rates amongst patients undergoing vascular surgery in a Canadian centre. METHODS: As part of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI), a prospectively maintained database was used to identify the patents undergoing vascular surgery between 2010 and 2013. Smoking prevalence data was collated pre-procedure, post-procedure, and at year follow up post intervention at a median of 13 months (Mean = 14...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583737/development-of-a-validated-model-to-predict-30-day-stroke-and-1-year-survival-after-carotid-endarterectomy-for-asymptomatic-stenosis-using-the-vascular-quality-initiative
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Randall R DeMartino, Benjamin S Brooke, Dan Neal, Adam W Beck, Mark F Conrad, Shipra Arya, Sapan Desai, Faisal Aziz, Patrick Ryan, Jack L Cronenwett, Larry W Kraiss
OBJECTIVE: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been shown to be an effective treatment for patients with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis when perioperative stroke rates are low and patients survive long enough to benefit from the intervention. Our objective was to develop and to validate a simple risk prediction model for 30-day stroke and 1-year mortality to guide optimal selection of patients for CEA. METHODS: Asymptomatic patients undergoing first-time elective CEA within the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) from 2010 to 2015 were selected...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559173/surgeon-not-institution-case-volume-is-associated-with-limb-outcomes-after-lower-extremity-bypass-for-critical-limb-ischemia-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
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Lily E Johnston, Margaret C Tracci, John A Kern, Kenneth J Cherry, Irving L Kron, Gilbert R Upchurch, William P Robinson
OBJECTIVE: Studies from large administrative databases have demonstrated associations between institutional case volume and outcomes after lower extremity bypass (LEB). We hypothesized that increased institutional and surgeon volume would be associated with improved outcomes after LEB. Using a national, prospectively collected clinical database, the objective of this study was to determine the effects of both surgeon and institutional volume on outcomes after LEB. METHODS: The Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) was queried to identify all LEBs for critical limb ischemia or claudication between 2004 and 2014...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522329/smoking-habits-of-patients-undergoing-treatment-for-intermittent-claudication-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative-vqi
#4
Joshua Gabel, Brice Jabo, Sheela Patel, Sharon Kiang, Christian Bianchi, Jason Chiriano, Theodore Teruya, Ahmed M Abou-Zamzam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502551/variation-in-hospital-costs-and-reimbursement-for-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-a-vascular-quality-initiative-pilot-project
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Gary W Lemmon, Dan Neal, Randall R DeMartino, Joseph R Schneider, Tej Singh, Larry Kraiss, Salvatore Scali, Apostolos Tassiopoulos, Andrew Hoel, Jack L Cronenwett
OBJECTIVE: Comparing costs between centers is difficult because of the heterogeneity of vascular procedures contained in broad diagnosis-related group (DRG) billing categories. The purpose of this pilot project was to develop a mechanism to merge Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) clinical data with hospital billing data to allow more accurate cost and reimbursement comparison for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) procedures across centers. METHODS: Eighteen VQI centers volunteered to submit UB04 billing data for 782 primary, elective infrarenal EVAR procedures performed by 108 surgeons in 2014...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479423/treating-peripheral-artery-disease-in-the-wake-of-rising-costs-and-protracted-length-of-stay
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Grace J Wang, Benjamin M Jackson, Paul J Foley, Scott M Damrauer, Venkat Kalapatapu, Michael A Golden, Ronald M Fairman
OBJECTIVE: There has been growing scrutiny in the treatment of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) due to the utilization of resources to manage this complex patient population. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors associated with prolonged length of stay (LOS>7 days) following lower extremity bypass using data from the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) as well as to define the additional costs incurred due to prolonged LOS in our health system. METHODS: Summary statistics were performed of patients undergoing lower extremity bypass from 2010-2015...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450103/regional-variation-in-outcomes-for-lower-extremity-vascular-disease-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
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Peter A Soden, Sara L Zettervall, Katie E Shean, Ageliki G Vouyouka, Philip P Goodney, Joseph L Mills, John W Hallett, Marc L Schermerhorn
BACKGROUND: Increased focus has been placed on perioperative and long-term outcomes in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD), both for purposes of quality improvement and for assessment of performance at a surgeon and institutional level. This study evaluates regional variation in outcomes after treatment for PAD within the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). By describing the variation in practice patterns and outcomes across regions, we hope that each regionally based quality group can select which areas are most important for them to focus on as they will have access to their regional data to compare...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411696/first-10-month-results-of-the-vascular-quality-initiative-varicose-vein-registry
#8
Andrea T Obi, Danielle C Sutzko, Jose I Almeida, Lowell Kabnick, Jack L Cronenwett, Nicholas H Osborne, Brajesh K Lal, Thomas W Wakefield
OBJECTIVE: The Vascular Quality Initiative Varicose Vein Registry (VQI VVR) represents a new Patient Safety Organization database launched in January 2015 as a collaborative effort between the American Venous Forum and the Society for Vascular Surgery. This study was undertaken to identify real-world trends among treatment choices and outcomes of varicose vein patients. METHODS: Registry data prospectively captured anatomic, procedural, and outcome data for patients with C2 or more severe disease undergoing intervention for venous varicosities from January to November 2015...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366307/early-extubation-is-associated-with-reduced-length-of-stay-and-improved-outcomes-after-elective-aortic-surgery-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
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Ramoncito A David, Benjamin S Brooke, Kristine T Hanson, Philip P Goodney, Elizabeth A Genovese, Donald T Baril, Peter Gloviczki, Randall R DeMartino
OBJECTIVE: Timing of extubation after open aortic procedures varies across hospitals. This study was designed to examine extubation timing and determine its effect on length of stay (LOS) and respiratory complications after elective open aortic surgery. METHODS: We studied extubation timing for 7171 patients undergoing elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (2687 [37.5%]) or suprainguinal bypass for aortoiliac occlusive disease (4484 [62.5%]) from October 2010 to April 2015 in hospitals participating in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI)...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359719/regional-variation-in-patient-selection-and-treatment-for-carotid-artery-disease-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
#10
Katie E Shean, John C McCallum, Peter A Soden, Sarah E Deery, Joseph R Schneider, Brian W Nolan, Caron B Rockman, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies involving large administrative data sets have revealed regional variation in the demographics of patients selected for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) but lacked clinical granularity. This study aimed to evaluate regional variation in patient selection and operative technique for carotid artery revascularization using a detailed clinical registry. METHODS: All patients who underwent CEA or CAS from 2009 to 2015 were identified in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI)...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323231/carotid-endarterectomy-in-the-southern-california-vascular-outcomes-improvement-collaborative
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Kaelan Chan, Ahmed Abouzamzam, Karen Woo
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the variation in practice patterns and associated outcomes for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) within the Southern California Vascular Outcomes Improvement Collaborative (So Cal VOICe), a regional quality group of the Vascular Quality Initiative. METHODS: All cases entered in the CEA registry by the So Cal VOICe were included in the study. RESULTS: From September 2010 through September 2015, 1,110 CEA cases were entered by 9 centers in the So Cal VOICe...
March 18, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288889/cardiac-stress-testing-during-workup-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-is-not-associated-with-improved-patient-outcomes
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Benjamin S Brooke, Mark R Sarfati, Yingying Zhang, Yue Zhang, Angela P Presson, Tom H Greene, Larry W Kraiss
BACKGROUND: Cardiac stress testing (CST) is commonly used to help determine whether patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are better candidates for open versus endovascular repair, although it is unknown whether the use of CST achieves its goal of optimizing patient selection and postoperative outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 3,635 patients in the Vascular Quality Initiative database (2010-2012) with an AAA ≥ 5.0 cm who were candidates for either open or endovascular AAA repair...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274551/editor-s-choice-carotid-stenosis-treatment-variation-in-international-practice-patterns
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M Venermo, G Wang, A Sedrakyan, J Mao, N Eldrup, R DeMartino, K Mani, M Altreuther, B Beiles, G Menyhei, G Danielsson, I Thomson, G Heller, C Setacci, M Björck, J Cronenwett
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to determine current practice for the treatment of carotid stenosis among 12 countries participating in the International Consortium of Vascular Registries (ICVR). METHODS: Data from the United States Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) and the Vascunet registry collaboration (including 10 registries in Europe and Australasia) were used. Variation in treatment modality of asymptomatic versus symptomatic patients was analysed between countries and among centres within each country...
April 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259576/female-sex-independently-predicts-mortality-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-intact-descending-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms
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Sarah E Deery, Katie E Shean, Grace J Wang, James H Black, Gilbert R Upchurch, Kristina A Giles, Virendra I Patel, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Whereas sex differences in the pathogenesis, presentation, and outcomes of repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms are well studied, less is known about sex differences after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). The goal of this study was to evaluate the association between sex and morbidity and mortality after TEVAR. METHODS: A retrospective review of all TEVARs in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) registry from 2011 to 2015 was conducted, excluding those with dissection, trauma, and rupture...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259574/a-comparison-of-results-of-carotid-endarterectomy-in-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians-to-younger-patients-from-the-mid-america-vascular-study-group-and-the-society-for-vascular-surgery-vascular-quality-initiative
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Joseph R Schneider, Cheryl R Jackson, Irene B Helenowski, Michael J Verta, Julia B Wilkinson, Stanley Kim, Andrew W Hoel
OBJECTIVE: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) reduces stroke risk in selected patients. However, CEA risk profile may be different in older patients. We compared characteristics and outcomes of octogenarians and nonagenarians with those of younger patients. METHODS: Deidentified data from CEA patients were obtained from the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) database. Prior CEA, carotid artery stent, or combined CEA and coronary artery bypass were excluded, yielding 7390 CEAs in octogenarians and nonagenarians (≥80 years of age) and 35,303 CEAs in younger patients (<80 years of age)...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222991/perioperative-clopidogrel-is-associated-with-increased-bleeding-and-blood-transfusion-at-the-time-of-lower-extremity-bypass
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Douglas W Jones, Marc L Schermerhorn, Benjamin S Brooke, Mark F Conrad, Philip P Goodney, Mark C Wyers, David H Stone
OBJECTIVE: Controversy persists surrounding the perceived bleeding risk associated with perioperative clopidogrel use in patients undergoing lower extremity bypass (LEB). The purpose of this study was to examine the LEB bleeding risk and clinical sequelae associated with clopidogrel. METHODS: All LEBs in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) from 2008 to 2014 were studied. The exposure was perioperative clopidogrel. Primary outcomes were blood transfusion, estimated blood loss ≥500 mL, and reoperation for bleeding...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222989/a-pilot-study-for-long-term-outcome-assessment-after-aortic%C3%A2-aneurysm-repair-using-vascular-quality-initiative-data%C3%A2-matched-to-medicare-claims
#17
Andrew W Hoel, Adrienne E Faerber, Kayla O Moore, Niveditta Ramkumar, Benjamin S Brooke, Salvatore T Scali, Art Sedrakyan, Philip P Goodney
OBJECTIVE: Accurate and complete long-term postoperative outcome data are critical to improving value in health care delivery. The Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) is an important tool to achieve this goal in vascular surgery. To improve on the capture of long-term outcomes after vascular surgery procedures for patients in the VQI, we sought to match VQI data to Medicare claims for comprehensive capture of major clinical outcomes in the first several years after vascular procedures...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216362/endovascular-aneurysm-repair-patients-who-are-lost-to-follow-up-have-worse-outcomes
#18
Caitlin W Hicks, Devin S Zarkowsky, Ian C Bostock, David H Stone, James H Black, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Philip P Goodney, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: Society for Vascular Surgery practice guidelines recommend 1- and 12-month follow-up with computed tomography imaging for the year after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). We describe the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of EVAR patients who are lost to follow-up (LTF). METHODS: All patients undergoing elective EVAR in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) data set (January 2003-December 2015) were stratified according to long-term follow-up method (in-person vs phone call vs LTF)...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216355/innovative-postmarket-device-evaluation-using-a-quality-registry-to-monitor-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-in-the-treatment-of-aortic-dissection
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Adam W Beck, Joseph V Lombardi, Dorothy B Abel, J Pablo Morales, Danica Marinac-Dabic, Grace Wang, Ali Azizzadeh, John Kern, Mark Fillinger, Rodney White, Jack L Cronenwett, Richard P Cambria
OBJECTIVE: United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-mandated postapproval studies have long been a mainstay of the continued evaluation of high-risk medical devices after initial marketing approval; however, these studies often present challenges related to patient/physician recruitment and retention. Retrospective single-center studies also do not fully represent the spectrum of real-world performance nor are they likely to have a sufficiently large enough sample size to detect important signals...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190720/endarterectomy-versus-stenting-in-patients-with-prior-ipsilateral-carotid-artery-stenting
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Isibor J Arhuidese, Besma Nejim, Susruth Chavali, Satinderjit Locham, Tammam Obeid, Caitlin W Hicks, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: In-stent restenosis is a recognized complication of carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS), and it is associated with an increased risk of stroke. Few case series have reported outcomes separately following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and CAS for the treatment of in-stent restenosis. In this study, we perform an evaluation of redo-CAS vs CEA in a large contemporary cohort of patients who underwent prior ipsilateral CAS. METHODS: We studied all patients in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) database, who underwent CEA or CAS between January 1, 2003, and April 30, 2016, after prior ipsilateral CAS...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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