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Femoral-popliteal disease

Roberto Gandini, Costantino Del Giudice
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous catheter-delivered ultrasound energy to improve local paclitaxel delivery effects in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) treated for femoral-popliteal arterial disease. BACKGROUND: Treatment of patients with CLI continues to be the greatest challenge in peripheral artery disease; in particular, treatment of femoral-popliteal chronic total occlusion is characterized by poor primary patency...
October 24, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
M Satheesh Kumar, Ayush Lohiya, Viviktha Ramesh, Priyamadhaba Behera, Sarika Palepu, S A Rizwan
OBJECTIVES: To compare pulse oximetry and Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) with duplex ultrasonography as reference standard to determine the diagnostic accuracy for screening asymptomatic PVD in type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2012 at tertiary hospital in Madurai among diabetic patients attending the medicine outpatient department (OPD). Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients, asymptomatic with regards to symptoms and signs of PVD, aged above 40 years were included...
August 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Raghu L Motaganahalli, Matthew R Smeds, Michael P Harlander-Locke, Peter F Lawrence, Naoki Fujimura, Randall R DeMartino, Giovanni De Caridi, Alberto Munoz, Sherene Shalhub, Susanna H Shin, Kwame S Amankwah, Hugh A Gelabert, David A Rigberg, Jeffrey J Siracuse, Alik Farber, E Sebastian Debus, Christian Behrendt, Jin H Joh, Naveed U Saqib, Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw, Catherine M Wittgen
BACKGROUND: Adventitial cystic disease (ACD) is an unusual arteriopathy; case reports and small series constitute the available literature regarding treatment. We sought to examine the presentation, contemporary management, and long-term outcomes using a multi-institutional database. METHODS: Using a standardized database, 14 institutions retrospectively collected demographics, comorbidities, presentation/symptoms, imaging, treatment, and follow-up data on consecutive patients treated for ACD during a 10-year period, using Society for Vascular Surgery reporting standards for limb ischemia...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Trisha Roy, Garry Liu, Noor Shaikh, Andrew D Dueck, Graham A Wright
PURPOSE: To test and validate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences for peripheral artery lesion characterization and relate the MRI characteristics to the amount of force required for a guidewire to puncture peripheral chronic total occlusions (CTOs) as a surrogate for immediate failure of endovascular therapy. METHODS: Diseased superficial femoral, popliteal, and tibial artery segments containing 55 atherosclerotic lesions were excised from the amputated limbs of 7 patients with critical limb ischemia...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Ríona Ní Ghriallais, Kevin Heraty, Bob Smouse, Martin Burke, Paul Gilson, Mark Bruzzi
PURPOSE: To quantify the deformation behavior of the diseased femoropopliteal segment and assess the change to deformation behavior due to various stent placements. METHODS: The length and curvature changes of 6 femoropopliteal segments (the right and left superficial femoral and popliteal arteries) from 3 cadavers were measured in 3-dimensional space based on rotational angiography image data in straight leg and flexed hip/knee (50°/90°) positions before and after placement of nitinol stents of varying type (EverFlex, Misago, and BioMimics 3D) and length (60, 100, and 200 mm) in different locations along the arteries...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
K J Williams, A Babber, R Ravikumar, A H Davies
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is common and symptoms can be debilitating and lethal. Risk management, exercise, radiological and surgical intervention are all valuable therapies, but morbidity and mortality rates from this disease are increasing. Circulatory enhancement can be achieved using simple medical electronic devices, with claims of minimal adverse side effects. The evidence for these is variable, prompting a review of the available literature. METHODS: Embase and Medline were interrogated for full text articles in humans and written in English...
September 17, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Iu I Kazakov, I B Lukin, N Iu Sokolova, M A Strakhov
Analysed herein are both immediate and remote results of surgical treatment of 93 patients presenting with chronic atherosclerotic occlusion of the femoral-popliteal-tibial segment in the stage of critical ischaemia. The patients were subjected to autovenous femoropopliteal bypass grafting to the isolated arterial segment or balloon angioplasty with stenting of the superficial femoral artery. While choosing the method of arterial reconstruction we assessed concomitant diseases, primarily lesions of the coronary and cerebral circulation...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
Monika Herten, Giovanni B Torsello, Eva Schönefeld, Stefan Stahlhoff
Peripheral arterial disease, particularly critical limb ischemia, is an area with urgent need for optimized therapies because, to date, vascular interventions often have limited life spans. In spite of initial encouraging technical success after femoropopliteal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or stenting, postprocedural restenosis remains the major problem. The challenging idea behind the drug-coated balloon (DCB) concept is the biological modification of the injury response after balloon dilatation. Antiproliferative drugs administered via DCBs or drug-eluting stents are able to suppress neointimal hyperplasia, the main cause of restenosis...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
R P E Boezeman, B P Becx, D A F van den Heuvel, Ç Ünlü, J A Vos, J P P M de Vries
OBJECTIVE: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) non-invasively determines tissue oxygen saturation (Sto2) in muscle tissue. Its application to monitor real time hemodynamic changes during percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and Sto2 changes in feet 4 weeks after PTA was evaluated. METHODS: This study included 14 patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI, six patients Rutherford classification Stage IV, two patients Stage V, and six patients Stage VI). In patients with arterial ulcers, NIRS optodes were placed near the ulcer of the diseased foot (Optode 1), and at the same spot at the contralateral foot (Optode 2)...
September 7, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Robert Ward, Joie Dunn, Leonardo Clavijo, David Shavelle, Vincent Rowe, Karen Woo
OBJECTIVES: Patients presenting to a public hospital with critical limb ischemia (CLI) typically have advanced disease with significant co-morbidities. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of revascularization on one year amputation rate of CLI patients presenting to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, classified according to the SVS WIfI. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who presented to a public hospital with CLI from February 2010 to July 2014 was performed...
August 18, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
P Maga, M Sanak, J Jawien, B Rewerska, M Maga, A Wachsmann, M Koziej, I Gregorczyk-Maga, R Nizankowski
The aim of our study was to determine if the generation of thromboxane is altered in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease following percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) during a one year follow-up period. In this study, 175 patients diagnosed with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) and demonstrating short-distance claudication or ischemic rest pain, requiring PTA in either the iliac, femoral, or popliteal arteries, were enrolled. The excretion of 11-dehydro thromboxane B2 (TXB2) was measured in urine samples by high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and recalculated based on the creatinine concentration...
June 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Timothy W I Clark, Micah M Watts, Tak W Kwan
PURPOSE: To report preliminary experience with femoropopliteal revascularization using a completely transpedal/transtibial approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three patients with Rutherford 3-4 disease underwent revascularization of TASC C/D lesions using a pedal/tibial artery as the only site of arterial access. RESULTS: One patient with a chronic superficial femoral artery occlusion had continuity achieved to the common femoral artery using a dedicated reentry device and stenting; in a second patient, an occluded popliteal artery stent was successfully revised with an endograft; and in a third patient with morbid obesity, a chronic SFA occlusion was successfully stented...
July 20, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Eva-Elina Buschmann, Michele Brix, Lulu Li, Janke Doreen, Andreas Zietzer, Meijing Li, Ivo Buschmann, Philipp Hillmeister
BACKGROUND: External counterpulsation therapy enhances blood flow and was shown to improve endothelial function and quality of life in coronary artery disease patients. However, high pressures of up to 300 mmHg may lead to malperfusion of the ischaemic limb. To improve the clinical outcome of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), we adjusted external counterpulsation and developed a novel non-invasive approach termed individual shear rate therapy (ISRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present study, 14 patients with a Fontaine stage IIb and femoral-popliteal PAD underwent 30 hours of ISRT over 5 weeks...
2016: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Sreekumar Madassery, Ulku C Turba, Bulent Arslan
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a devastating medical problem that may lead to significant life alterations for patients, from simply limiting their daily activities to potential loss of limbs and eventual demise. Superficial femoral and popliteal arteries are significantly common locations for PVD sequelae to present itself, and owing to their length and mobile nature, treatment of these segments are quite challenging. Indications for PVD treatment include lifestyle-limiting claudication that is not responding to medical management, ischemic rest pain, nonhealing ulcers, and lower extremity gangrene...
June 2016: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
O Zizi, B Benfor, H Jiber, A Bouarhroum
Thromboembolic events in chronic inflammatory bowel diseases are rare and predominated by venous damage. Arterial thromboembolic events are extremely uncommon. We are reporting the case of a 50-year-old male patient with an 8-year history of ulcerative colitis, who presented a recurring severe lower limb ischemia during hospital stay for exacerbation of his inflammatory bowel disease. During the first visit, the patient underwent a balloon thromboembolectomy via femoral approach, with fasciotomy of the leg...
July 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
L Bélaye, D Lurel, F Ezelin, F Cassin, J Lutin, J A Porcène, P Helissey, A Blanchet-Deverly
UNLABELLED: Peripheral arterial disease of the lower limbs is a serious condition because of its local and general prognosis. OBJECTIVES: To identify the localization of peripheral arterial disease, associated risk factors, topography and features of the disease in Guadeloupe. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A descriptive non-interventional study was performed in Guadeloupe located in French West Indies from March to June 2014. Data for all patients, who underwent Doppler ultrasound of the lower limb in a vascular outpatient clinic and in the University Hospital in Guadeloupe for known or suspected peripheral arterial disease were included...
July 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck, Koen Keirse, Thomas Zeller, Herman Schroë, Juan Diaz-Cartelle
PURPOSE: To report the 12-month results of the MAJESTIC clinical study of the self-expanding Eluvia paclitaxel-eluting stent in the treatment of femoropopliteal lesions. METHODS: The prospective, single-arm, multicenter trial ( identifier NCT01820637) enrolled 57 patients (mean age 69±9 years; 47 men) with chronic lower limb ischemia referable to de novo or restenotic lesions in the native superficial femoral and/or proximal popliteal arteries...
October 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Ze-Yang Ding, Guan-Nan Jin, Xi Ai, Li-Yan Li, Ping Zheng, Yan Guan, Qi Wang, Zhi-Wei Zhang, Jun Yang
Aneurysm or pseudoaneurysm formation is one of the vascular complications of Behcet disease. At present, the optimal treatment for the disease has not been established.The authors report a case of vasculo-Behcet disease (v-BD) with recurrent pseudoaneurysms in the left infrainguinal arteries (common femoral artery, superficial femoral artery, and popliteal artery), as well as thrombosis in the popliteal vein and posterior tibial vein. The patient underwent 3 rounds of surgery, but developed a new pseudoaneurysm several months after each surgery...
May 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sudheer Arava, Gaurav Pratap Singh Gahlot, Rakesh Deepak, Mehar Chand Sharma, Devajit Nath, Singh Ashok
Angiomyomatous hamartoma (AMH) is a rare disease with predisposition for inguinal and femoral lymph nodes. Histologically, it is characterized by replacement of lymph nodal parenchyma with irregularly distributed thick walled blood vessels, haphazardly arranged smooth muscle cells, variable amount of fat and fibrous tissue in a sclerotic lymphatic stroma. Few cases have also been reported in popliteal and sub - mandibular location. The exact pathogenesis is still not known. Although this entity is very rare, its recognition is important in discriminating it from other benign and malignant vascular lesions of lymph nodes...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
T S Maldonado, G G Westin, O Jazaeri, M Mewissen, M M P J Reijnen, A J Dwivedi, H E Garrett, A Dias Perera, T Shimshak, V Mantese, C J Smolock, Z M Arthurs
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Aorto-bifemoral bypass remains the gold standard for treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD) in patients with advanced (TASC D) lesions, but has significant associated morbidity and mortality. Treatment with a unibody stent-graft positioned at the aortic bifurcation is a potential endovascular option for the treatment of AIOD. The current study examines the safety, efficacy, and early patency rates of the Endologix AFX unibody stent-graft for treatment of AIOD...
July 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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