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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711400/thirty-day-outcomes-after-fenestrated-endovascular-repair-are-superior-to-open-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-involving-visceral-vessels
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Prateek K Gupta, Reshma Brahmbhatt, Kelly Kempe, Shaun M Stickley, Michael J Rohrer
OBJECTIVE: Although few studies have reported outcomes after branched or fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms involving visceral vessels (AAA-Vs), no multi-institutional study has compared FEVAR with open surgery (OS) for AAA-Vs. Our objective was to compare 30-day outcomes after FEVAR vs OS for AAA-Vs. METHODS: Patients who underwent FEVAR (n = 535) and OS (n = 1207) for elective AAA-Vs were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) 2008 to 2013 database...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647195/adapting-to-a-total-endovascular-approach-for-complex-aortic-aneurysm-repair-outcomes-after-fenestrated-and-branched-endovascular-aortic-repair
#2
Jacob Budtz-Lilly, Anders Wanhainen, Jacob Eriksson, Kevin Mani
OBJECTIVE: This study reports the feasibility of adopting a total endovascular approach for the treatment of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) at a European aortic center and compares the short- and midterm results against those from large and multicenter studies. METHODS: All patients treated endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) for juxta/pararenal AAAs or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs), both elective and acute, as well as reoperations, from 2010 to 2015 were included...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638171/3d-printed-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-phantom-for-image-guided-surgical-planning-with-a-patient-specific-fenestrated-endovascular-graft-system
#3
Karen M Meess, Richard L Izzo, Maciej L Dryjski, Richard E Curl, Linda M Harris, Michael Springer, Adnan H Siddiqui, Stephen Rudin, Ciprian N Ionita
Following new trends in precision medicine, Juxatarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (JAAA) treatment has been enabled by using patient-specific fenestrated endovascular grafts. The X-ray guided procedure requires precise orientation of multiple modular endografts within the arteries confirmed via radiopaque markers. Patient-specific 3D printed phantoms could familiarize physicians with complex procedures and new devices in a risk-free simulation environment to avoid periprocedural complications and improve training...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619356/operative-and-one-year-outcomes-of-the-custom-made-fenestrated-anaconda%C3%A2-aortic-stent-graft-a-uk-multicentre-study
#4
Frances E Colgan, Peter M Bungay, Nicholas Burfitt, Andrew Hatrick, Michael J Clarke, Alun H Davies, Michael Jenkins, David Gerrard, John W Quarmby, Robin Williams
OBJECTIVES: Early and one year outcomes are presented for fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) of complex aortic aneurysmal disease with the custom-made Anaconda fenestrated stent graft in 101 patients. METHODS: Retrospective site-reported data from the first 101 elective cases (2010 to 2014) from four UK centres was studied to evaluate patient demographics, aneurysm morphology, clinical success and one year outcomes in patients undergoing fenestrated aneurysm repair with the custom-made Anaconda device...
June 12, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602114/combination-of-chimneys-and-fenestrated-endografts-in-the-treatment-of-complex-aortic-aneurysms
#5
Caroline Caradu, Julien Morin, Dominique Midy, Sandro Lepidi, Eric Ducasse
PURPOSE: To present early results of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) combined with chimney grafts in a high-volume center. METHODS: From July 2011 to July 2016, 45 patients (mean age 73.0±8.8 years; 39 men) with complex aneurysms who were poor candidates for open repair and anatomically ineligible for standard or custom-made FEVAR were treated with chimney FEVAR (chFEVAR). Eight (18%) cases were treated in emergency. In all, 130 target vessels (2...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559175/rescue-of-failed-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-using-the-fenestrated-anaconda-device
#6
Jürgen Falkensammer, Fadi Taher, Miriam Uhlmann, Kornelia Hirsch, Johannes Strassegger, Afshin Assadian
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) with a fenestrated device (FEVAR) allows an extension of the proximal sealing zone above the renal arteries to an adequate, healthier segment of the aorta. This feature makes FEVAR an option to treat patients with a diseased aortic neck or type Ia endoleak after EVAR. The aim of this investigation was to present a single-center experience with FEVAR for patients with an abdominal aortic endograft in situ compared with primary FEVAR...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483632/chimney-technique-with-the-incraft%C3%A2-aaa-stent-graft-system-to-treat-pararenal-aortic-aneurysm-in-narrowed-iliac-axes
#7
Nunzio Montelione, Pasqualino Sirignano, Wassim Mansour, Martina Formiconi, Laura Capoccia, Francesco Speziale
To report a case of pararenal aortic aneurysm (PAAA) with narrowed iliac arteries treated by the chimney technique combined with the INCRAFT(®) AAA stent graft system. A 75-year-old man was diagnosed with a 55mm PAAA. Patient was judged unfit for open repair and for standard endovascular repair (EVAR) due to its clinical and anatomical requirements. Custom-made fenestrated device (FEVAR) was excluded due to the presence of narrowed and heavily calcified iliac axes. Consequently, patient underwent auspicious endovascular aneurysm repair with the INCRAFT(®) System and chimney grafts in the superior mesenteric artery and both renal arteries...
May 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401533/long-term-follow-up-of-fenestrated-endovascular-repair-for-juxtarenal-aortic-aneurysm
#8
I N Roy, A M Millen, S M Jones, S R Vallabhaneni, J R H Scurr, R G McWilliams, J A Brennan, R K Fisher
BACKGROUND: Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) is increasingly being used for juxtarenal aortic aneurysms. The aim of this study was to review long-term results and assess the importance of changing stent-graft design on outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of all patients who underwent FEVAR within a single unit over 12 years (February 2003 to December 2015). Kaplan-Meier analysis of survival, and freedom from target vessel loss, aneurysm expansion, graft-related endoleak and secondary intervention was performed...
July 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390774/surgeon-leadership-in-the-coding-billing-and-contractual-negotiations-for-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-increases-medical-center-contribution-margin-and-physician-reimbursement
#9
Francesco Aiello, Jonathan Durgin, Vijaya Daniel, Louis Messina, Danielle Doucet, Jessica Simons, James Jenkins, Andres Schanzer
BACKGROUND: Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) allows endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal and juxtarenal aneurysms previously outside the indications of use for standard devices. However, because of considerable device costs and increased procedure time, FEVAR is thought to result in financial losses for medical centers and physicians. We hypothesized that surgeon leadership in the coding, billing, and contractual negotiations for FEVAR procedures will increase medical center contribution margin (CM) and physician reimbursement...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359793/preoperative-hypoalbuminemia-is-a-risk-factor-for-early-and-late-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-endovascular-juxtarenal-and-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#10
Max Wohlauer, Corey Brier, Yuki Kuramochi, Matthew Eagleton
BACKGROUND: Advances in endovascular aneurysm repair now allow surgeons to treat high-risk patients with complex aortic aneurysms. Stringent selection criteria for repair exist from an anatomic and technical perspective; however, there is a paucity of literature examining frailty in patients being evaluated for fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic repair (FEVAR). As a marker of frailty well supported in the literature, we hypothesized that preoperative hypoalbuminemia would increase risk for short-term mortality after endovascular juxtarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair...
March 27, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359720/the-sequential-catheterization-amid-progressive-endograft-deployment-technique-for-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#11
Carlos H Timaran, Gregory A Stanley, M Shadman Baig, David E Timaran, J Gregory Modrall, Martyn Knowles
Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) is an alternative to open repair of complex aortic aneurysms. Despite promising short-term results, the technical complexities of this procedure remain a considerable challenge. The risk of technical failure with loss of visceral or renal arteries is ubiquitous even in the most experienced hands, and thus many patients with unfavorable anatomy are frequently denied FEVAR. We have adopted a new technique for FEVAR that involves retrograde brachial artery access and stepwise deployment of the endograft during target vessel catheterization, overcoming many anatomic limitations encountered from a transfemoral approach...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342523/early-experience-with-a-modified-preloaded-system-for-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-repair
#12
MULTICENTER STUDY
Blandine Maurel, Tim Resch, Rafaelle Spear, Blayne Roeder, Umberto M Bracale, Stephan Haulon, Tara M Mastracci
OBJECTIVE: Preloaded endovascular delivery systems expand the anatomic eligibility for complex aortic repair by requiring only one iliac access vessel and providing a stable platform for guiding sheaths into challenging target vessels. This article reports the lessons learned and early clinical outcomes using a modified preloaded delivery system for fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) in three aortic centers in Europe. METHODS: From October 2015 to March 2016, consecutive patients presenting with extensive aortic aneurysm treated with a modified preloaded FEVAR were prospectively enrolled from three high volume European aortic centers...
April 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341507/endovascular-aortic-repair-for-progressive-chronic-thoracoabdominal-aortic-dissections
#13
Vito Mantese, Shameem Kunhammed
BACKGROUND: Ascending and thoracic aortic dissections progress into thoracoabdominal aneurysms 20-40% of the time, due to the initial aortic injury with associated weakness of the aortic wall. The increased firmness of the intimal flap usually results in a collapsed true lumen that does not spontaneously reexpand even with progressive dilatation of the aorta. In an effort to identify a safe and effective treatment path for this complex disease process, we present 4 cases illustrating successful sequential thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (FEVAR)...
March 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335059/retrospective-evaluation-of-percutaneous-access-for-tevar-and-evar-time-to-make-it-the-standard-approach
#14
Rohit Philip Thomas, Tobias Kowald, Bernhard Schmuck, Osama Eldergash, Andreas Klausen, Valentin Dikov, Jerry Easo, Ajay Chavan
Introduction To evaluate the safety of percutaneous endovascular aortic repair and the relationship of access site characteristics to complications Materials and Methods All patients undergoing percutaneous TEVAR, EVAR and FEVAR procedures from January 2010 to May 2016 were retrospectively analysed for incidence of complications and their relationship to various access site characteristics like access artery size, degree of vessel calcification, skin to artery distance and sheath to artery ratio. Hemostasis occurring within 15 min after suture closure with or without manual compression was defined as primary hemostasis...
April 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285957/comparison-of-renal-outcomes-in-patients-treated-by-zenith-%C3%A2-fenestrated-and-zenith-%C3%A2-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-stent-grafts-in-us-prospective-pivotal-trials
#15
L R de Souza, G S Oderich, M A Farber, S Haulon, P V Banga, A H Pereira, P Gloviczki, S C Textor, F Jia
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Fenestrated endovascular repair (FEVAR) has been used to treat complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The risk of renal function deterioration compared with infrarenal endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has not been determined. METHODS: Patients with preserved renal function (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] > 45 mL/minute) enrolled in two prospective, non-randomised studies evaluating Zenith fenestrated and AAA stent grafts were matched (1:2) by propensity scores for age, sex, hypertension, diabetes, and pre-operative eGFR...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238921/geometric-alteration-of-renal-arteries-after-fenestrated-grafting-and-the-impact-on-renal-function
#16
Jiale Ou, Yiu-Che Chan, Crystal Yin-Tung Chan, Stephen W K Cheng
BACKGROUND: This study aims to investigate the degree of geometric change on renal arteries and its impact on renal function after fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (fEVAR). METHODS: Twenty-five patients with fEVAR were included. There were 47 renal arteries target vessels, and 43 of these (22 left and 21 right vessels) stented successfully. Their preoperative and first postoperative follow-up computed tomography (CT) images were reconstructed using the Aquarius workstation (TeraRecon, San Mateo, CA, USA)...
May 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216359/fenestrated-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-among-octogenarians-at-high-and-standard-risk-for-open-repair
#17
David E Timaran, Martyn Knowles, Tarik Ali, Carlos H Timaran
BACKGROUND: Octogenarians with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms are at higher risk of death and morbidity after open repair. Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) is an alternative to open repair for high-risk patients, such as octogenarians. The aim of this study was to evaluate perioperative and midterm outcomes of FEVAR among octogenarians at high and standard risk for open repair. METHODS: During a 2-year period, 85 patients (68 men [78%] and 17 women [22%]) underwent FEVAR using Zenith (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Grafts (70%), Zenith p-Branch (7%), and fenestrated custom-made devices (22%)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205454/graft-complexity-related-outcomes-of-fenestrated-endografting-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#18
Kyriakos Oikonomou, Piotr Kasprzak, Wilma Schierling, Reinhard Kopp, Karin Pfister
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) and compare early and midterm results in relation to stent-graft complexity. METHODS: Between August 2006 and December 2014, 141 consecutive patients (mean age 72±7.6 years, range 50-89; 120 men) were treated electively with FEVAR for short-neck, juxtarenal, or suprarenal aortic aneurysms. Forty-five patients treated with stent-grafts featuring renal-only fenestrations were assigned to group A, while 96 patients receiving additional fenestrations for the superior mesenteric and/or celiac arteries were assigned to group B...
April 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139092/the-role-of-learning-in-health-technology-assessments-an-empirical-assessment-of-endovascular-aneurysm-repairs-in-german-hospitals
#19
Yauheniya Varabyova, Carl Rudolf Blankart, Jonas Schreyögg
Changes in performance due to learning may dynamically influence the results of a technology evaluation through the change in effectiveness and costs. In this study, we estimate the effect of learning using the example of two minimally invasive treatments of abdominal aortic aneurysms: endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and fenestrated EVAR (fEVAR). The analysis is based on the administrative data of over 40,000 patients admitted with unruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm to more than 500 different hospitals over the years 2006 to 2013...
February 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125784/incidence-and-clinical-significance-of-renal-infarct-after-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#20
Lauren M B Burke, Jesse M Conyers, Charles T Burke, Robert Dixon, Hyeon Yu, Jeremy Kim, Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, Mark A Farber, Ari J Isaacson
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence and clinical significance of renal infarcts after fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients who underwent FEVAR with unenhanced and contrast-enhanced CT angiography during a 4-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Two staff radiologists reviewed pre- and post-FEVAR CT examinations for the presence of renal infarcts. Pre- and postoperative serum creatinine levels were examined to determine statistical significance...
April 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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