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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706473/procedural-and-perioperative-results-in-patients-treated-with-fenestrated-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-planned-by-automated-software-in-a-physician-sponsored-investigational-device-exemption-trial-of-physician-modified-endografts
#1
Benjamin W Starnes, Billi Tatum, Niten Singh
OBJECTIVE: Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) has been used successfully to treat patients with juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (JAAAs). Barriers to wide adoption of FEVAR include complexity in planning of fenestration locations on endografts. The purpose of this study was to validate the use of automated planning software to design fenestrated endografts and to treat patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms. METHODS: Patients with JAAA who were not candidates for open repair were enrolled into the automated planning arm of an ongoing investigational device exemption clinical trial and treated with FEVAR...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704105/branched-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-with-branch-access-through-a-transapical-left-ventricular-approach
#2
Amir Helmy, Pedro Catarino, John Dunning, Paul Hayes, Serena Goon, Andrew Winterbottom
Branched thoracic aortic aneurysm repair requires arterial access from above the diaphragm in order to insert the visceral branches. This is routinely performed from the subclavian, axillary or carotid arteries and less commonly direct thoracic aorta puncture. The left ventricular apex is an alternative access route which is commonly used for percutaneous aortic valve replacement and rarely used for EVAR, FEVAR and TEVAR access. Here we describe two patients for which the left ventricular apex was the most suitable available access to the visceral branches during a branched thoracic aortic aneurysm repair...
April 27, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701420/lumbar-cerebrospinal-fluid-drainage-in-endovascular-aortic-repair-reference-centre-experience
#3
Ana Margarida Martins, Marisa Silva, Maria de Lurdes Castro, Ana Ferro
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord ischemia (SCI) and the resulting paraplegia are one of the most feared postoperative complications after thoraco-abdominal aortic surgery, with an incidence 4,3-8,0% after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), increasing patients morbi-mortality. Lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage catheter is recommended as preventive measure in high risk patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency and safety of CSF drainage catheter as preventive or therapeutic measure in endovascular aortic repair (EAR)...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701416/co-existence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-with-urologic-neoplasm-which-should-be-treated-first-in-the-endovascular-era
#4
José Oliveiar-Pinto, Nilo Mosquera, José Vidoedo, Sérgio Moreira-Sampaio, José Teixeira
INTRODUCTION: Prevalence of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) with concomitant malignancy rounds 3-13%. Considering only urological neoplasms the prevalence is around 3.6%. Survival at 5 years of bladder carcinoma without extravesical invasion (stage II) rounds 63%. Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR), due to its minimally invasive profile, is an option for treatment of AAA prior to urological surgery as it does not require laparotomy not conditioning the delay of oncologic surgery. METHODS: Male, 62 years old...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686541/decision-uncertainty-and-value-of-further-research-a-case-study-in-fenestrated-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-for-complex-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#5
Oriana Ciani, David Epstein, Claire Rothery, Rod S Taylor, Mark Sculpher
Background: Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (fEVAR) is a new approach for complex abdominal aortic aneurysms, limited to a few specialist centers, with limited evidence base. We developed a cost-effectiveness decision model of fEVAR compared to open surgical repair (OSR) to investigate the likely direction of costs and benefits and inform further research projects on this technology. Methods: A systematic review with meta-analysis and a four-state Markov model were used to estimate the cost-effectiveness of fEVAR versus OSR...
2018: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685659/a-technique-of-chimney-nellix-for-the-management-of-type-1a-endoleak-after-evar
#6
Simon Z Joseph, C H Ricky Kwok, Joseph A Hockley, Marek W Garbowski, John Ferguson, Shaun Samuelson, Shirley J Jansen
This report presents 3 procedures with visceral "chimney stenting" in conjunction with an endovascular aneurysm sealing (EVAS) device, known as chEVAS, for treatment of type 1a endoleak. It includes the first published chEVAS in a patient with previous fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR). Cases include an 80-year-old man 8 years after FEVAR for a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA); an 85-year-old woman 9 months after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for a ruptured infrarenal AAA; and an 84-year-old woman 3 months after EVAR for a symptomatic infrarenal AAA...
May 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665666/-early-results-of-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-thoracoabdominal-pathologies
#7
J C Zhu, X C Dai, Y D Luo, H L Fan, Z Feng, Y W Zhang, F G Hu
Objective: To evaluate the early results of fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (FEVAR) using physician-modified stent grafts (PMSGs) for the treatment of patients with thoracoabdominal pathologies. Methods: Nineteen consecutive patients who underwent FEVAR using PMSGs between April 2012 and September 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. The modality of FEVAR technique was assessed, perioperative clinical data was recorded and the early results were evaluated. Results: Indications were thoracoabdominal aortic pathologies, including juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (JAAA) ( n =12), chronic thoracoabdominal aortic dissection with aneurysmal dilatation ( n =3), thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) ( n =1), infrarenal AAA with an accessory renal artery in the segment of the aneurysmal neck ( n =2) and type Ⅰ endoleak after EVAR for AAA( n =1)...
March 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557587/fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-repair-and-clinical-trial-devices-for-complex-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#8
Clayton J Brinster, Ross Milner
Endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has revolutionized the treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), with consistently low reported perioperative morbidity and mortality. Universal applicability of EVAR to treat AAA is hindered by several specific anatomic constraints, however, and many patients cannot be treated with commercially available stent grafts within the device specific instructions for use. Treatment of these complex pararenal aneurysms is increasingly accomplished by extension of EVAR into the visceral segment of the abdominal aorta with branches or fenestrations that allow perfusion of the visceral and renal arteries...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557586/flexible-robotic-catheters-in-the-visceral-segment-of-the-aorta-advantages-and-limitations
#9
Mimi M Li, Mohamad S Hamady, Colin D Bicknell, Celia V Riga
Flexible robotic catheters are an emerging technology which provide an elegant solution to the challenges of conventional endovascular intervention. Originally developed for interventional cardiology and electrophysiology procedures, remotely steerable robotic catheters such as the Magellan system enable greater precision and enhanced stability during target vessel navigation. These technical advantages facilitate improved treatment of disease in the arterial tree, as well as allowing execution of otherwise unfeasible procedures...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501401/one-year-outcomes-of-101-begraft-stent-grafts-used-as-bridging-stents-in-fenestrated-endovascular-repairs
#10
Rafaelle Spear, Jonathan Sobocinski, Adrien Hertault, Matthieu Delloye, Richard Azzauiu, Dominique Fabre, Stéphan Haulon
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes of the second generation BeGraft balloon expandable covered stent Graft System (Bentley InnoMed, Hechingen, Germany) implanted as bridging stent grafts during fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (FEVAR) of complex aneurysms. DESIGN: This was a single centre prospective study including all consecutive patients treated by FEVAR performed with second generation BeGraft stent grafts as bridging stents. METHODS: Demographics of patients, diameter and length of the bridging stent grafts, technical success, re-interventions, occlusions, post-operative events, and imaging (Cone Beam CT and/or CT scan, and contrast enhanced ultrasound) were prospectively collected in an electronic database...
April 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395428/institutional-experience-with-the-zenith-fenestrated-aortic-stent-graft
#11
S Keisin Wang, Ashley R Gutwein, Alok K Gupta, Gary W Lemmon, Alan P Sawchuk, Raghu L Motaganahalli, Michael P Murphy, Andres Fajardo
OBJECTIVE: The Zenith Fenestrated (ZFEN; Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) aortic stent graft system was approved for commercial use by the Food and Drug Administration in April 2012. We report our single-center experience of 100 consecutive patients treated with the ZFEN platform from October 2012 to March 2017. METHODS: A retrospective review of our prospectively maintained fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) database at a tertiary care academic institution located in the Midwest United States was performed for descriptive analysis...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395427/computed-tomography-angiography-fluoroscopy-image-fusion-allows-visceral-vessel-cannulation-without-angiography-during-fenestrated-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
#12
Adeline Schwein, Ponraj Chinnadurai, Greg Behler, Alan B Lumsden, Jean Bismuth, Carlos F Bechara
BACKGROUND: Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) is an evolving technique to treat juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Catheterization of visceral and renal vessels after the deployment of the fenestrated main body device is often challenging, usually requiring additional fluoroscopy and multiple digital subtraction angiograms. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical utility and accuracy of a computed tomography angiography (CTA)-fluoroscopy image fusion technique in guiding visceral vessel cannulation during FEVAR...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349373/lower-extremity-compartment-syndrome-after-elective-percutaneous-fenestrated-endovascular-repair-of-an-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#13
John F Charitable, Thomas S Maldonado
Ischemic complications after fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR) can result in significant morbidity and mortality. We present a case of a 65-year-old man who underwent a FEVAR complicated by bilateral lower extremity compartment syndrome requiring four-compartment fasciotomies. This ischemic complication was likely caused by sheath occlusion because the patient had no evidence of arterial injury or distal plaque embolization. This case highlights the importance of careful postoperative monitoring after FEVAR, because the larger sheaths required can be occlusive and result in lower extremity ischemia, even for relatively short cases...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235384/technique-for-fenestrated-stent-graft-implantation-as-a-proximal-extension-to-a-previous-fenestrated-endovascular-repair-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#14
Konstantinos Spanos, Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Franziska Heidemann, Fiona Rohlffs, Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Eike Sebastian Debus, Tilo Kölbel
PURPOSE: To describe planning and a technique for fenestrated endovascular repair of a large Crawford type IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm after previous 2-fenestration endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR). TECHNIQUE: The first FEVAR procedure performed at another center implanted a standard Zenith device with 2 fenestrations and 1 scallop for a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. The diameter of the Crawford type IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm had progressed from 68 to 75 mm within a year after the FEVAR...
February 2018: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221957/endovascular-repair-of-complex-juxtarenal-aortic-aneurysm-using-a-combined-fenestrated-endograft-and-chimney-technique
#15
REVIEW
Zaher Fanari, Nilesh J Goswami
Chimney EVAR (CHEVAR) and Fenestrated EVAR (FEVAR) are two options for management of very complex abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). While some anatomical factors may favor one strategy over the other, there are some cases where the anatomical challenges may require using a hybrid approach. We are reporting the case of an 84-year-old male with a 6.8×5.7cm infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm that arises immediately below the level of the renal arteries and extends down to just above the iliac bifurcation with occluded celiac and inferior mesenteric arteries and severe bilateral renal artery stenosis with caudally oriented right renal and cranially oriented left renal artery...
November 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217447/early-experience-with-fenestrated-endovascular-compared-to-open-repair-of-complex-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-in-a-high-volume-open-aortic-center
#16
Sarah E Deery, Robert T Lancaster, Anna M Gubala, Thomas F X O'Donnell, Christopher J Kwolek, Mark F Conrad, Richard P Cambria, Virendra I Patel
BACKGROUND: Early data suggest that fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) is feasible but may have higher morbidity and unclear durability compared to open surgical repair (OSR) of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (CAAAs). We compared the early experience following elective FEVAR to traditional OSR of CAAA in a high-volume open aortic center. METHODS: All patients undergoing FEVAR and OSR for elective CAAA from 1/2010-7/2015 were identified. Univariate, multivariable logistic, and Cox hazards modeling were used to compare perioperative and intermediate outcomes...
April 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054934/radiation-induced-dna-damage-in-operators-performing-endovascular-aortic-repair
#17
Tamer El-Sayed, Ashish S Patel, Jun S Cho, James A Kelly, Francesca E Ludwinski, Prakash Saha, Oliver T Lyons, Alberto Smith, Bijan Modarai
BACKGROUND: Radiation exposure during fluoroscopically guided interventions such as endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) is a growing concern for operators. This study aimed to measure DNA damage/repair markers in operators perfoming EVAR. METHODS: Expression of the DNA damage/repair marker, γ-H2AX and DNA damage response marker, phosphorylated ataxia telangiectasia mutated (pATM), were quantified in circulating lymphocytes in operators during the peri-operative period of endovascular (infrarenal, branched, and fenestrated) and open aortic repair using flow cytometry...
December 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017806/implementation-of-a-bundled-protocol-significantly-reduces-risk-of-spinal-cord-ischemia-after-branched-or-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-repair
#18
Salvatore T Scali, Moses Kim, Paul Kubilis, Robert J Feezor, Kristina A Giles, Brittney Miller, Javairiah Fatima, Thomas S Huber, Scott A Berceli, Martin Back, Adam W Beck
OBJECTIVE: Spinal cord ischemia (SCI) is a devastating complication after branched or fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (B/FEVAR) for thoracoabdominal aortic disease. The purpose of this analysis was to describe the impact of a bundled clinical care protocol designed to reduce the risk of SCI in this population of patients. METHODS: A bundled SCI prevention protocol including cerebrospinal fluid drainage, blood pressure parameters, transfusion goals, and pharmacologic adjuncts (steroids, naloxone) was initiated in May 2015...
February 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922688/medium-term-outcomes-of-fenestrated-endovascular-repair-of-juxtarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#19
Timothy P Shiraev, Trevor M Y Kwok, Steven R Dubenec
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysms pose a substantial clinical burden, and a significant proportion are not anatomically suitable for open repair or standard endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), instead requiring fenestrated EVAR (fEVAR). We sought to compare clinical outcomes and trends over time in patients undergoing fEVAR in Australia. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing fEVAR at a tertiary referral centre between 2010 and 2015, including outcomes and complications, both as inpatients and after discharge...
September 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895448/anatomical-applicability-of-endovascular-aneurysm-sealing-techniques-in-a-consecutive-cohort-of-fenestrated-endovascular-aneurysm-repairs
#20
Iain N Roy, Menatalla Gharib, Sebastian Zerwes, Rudolf Jakob, Francesco Torella, Richard G McWilliams, Robert K Fisher
PURPOSE: To determine how many endovascular aneurysm sealing (EVAS) procedures with/without off-label use of chimneys (ChEVAS) could have been performed in a cohort of patients who had undergone fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR). METHODS: Sixty patients (median age 76.3 years; 54 men) who underwent FEVAR in our institution between 2013 and 2015 were selected for the study. The median aneurysm diameter was 62.0 mm (interquartile range 59.3, 69.0). Preoperative computed tomography angiograms (CTA) were anonymized and sent to 2 physicians with experience of more than 40 ChEVAS interventions...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
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