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Lower limb claudication

Samuel L Chen, Matthew D Whealon, Nii-Kabu Kabutey, Isabella J Kuo, Roy M Fujitani
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August 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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
Christophe Colas-Ribas, Isabelle Signolet, Samir Henni, Mathieu Feuillloy, Frédéric Gagnadoux, Pierre Abraham
The prevalence of pulmonary disease in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) has not been extensively studied. Recent evidence has shown that ∼20% of the patients have an atypical chest transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcpO2) pattern during exercise, which suggests walking-induced hypoxemia. The main objectives of this study were to: (1) describe in a retrospective way the characteristics of the patients suffering from claudication, who attended a treadmill testing in our laboratory, (2) assess the prevalence of known or unknown pulmonary disease...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Peter A Soden, Sara L Zettervall, Thomas Curran, Ageliki G Vouyouka, Philip P Goodney, Joseph L Mills, John W Hallett, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Prior studies on the cause and effect of surgical variation have been limited by utilization of administrative data. The Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI), a robust national clinical registry, provides anatomic and perioperative details allowing a more robust analysis of variation in surgical practice. METHODS: The VQI was used to identify all patients undergoing infrainguinal open bypass or endovascular intervention from 2009 to 2014. Asymptomatic patients were excluded...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Sandeep Aggarwal, Randy D Moore, Ross Arena, Brenda Marra, Amanda McBride, Brea Lamb, Billie-Jean Martin, James Stone
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is the result of atherosclerosis in the lower limb arteries, which can give rise to intermittent claudication (IC), limb ulceration, infections, and, in some circumstances, amputation. As a result of PAD, patients are frequently limited in both walking duration and speed. These ambulatory deficits impact both functional capacity and quality of life. The prevalence of PAD is increasing, and patients with this diagnosis have high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. A comprehensive approach is required to improve outcomes in patients with PAD and include tobacco cessation, pharmacologic management of metabolic fitness, risk-factor modification, and exercise training...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Simon Vui Vun, Michelle D Miller, Christopher L Delaney, Richard B Allan, J Ian Spark
OBJECTIVE: Supervised exercise is currently recommended for the first-line treatment of intermittent claudication based on improvement in walking capacity. However, the promotion of skeletal muscle atrophy by repetitive ischemia-reperfusion caused by treadmill-based programs remains a concern. Because preservation of skeletal muscle mass (SMM) and lean mass (LM) is integral to functional capacity and longevity, this study measured the effect of standard treadmill-based supervised exercise on SMM and regional lower limb LM in patients with intermittent claudication...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Peter A Soden, Sara L Zettervall, Katie E Shean, Sarah E Deery, Jeffrey A Kalish, Christopher T Healey, Nikhil Kansal, Marc L Schermerhorn
BACKGROUND: Isolated common femoral endarterectomy was recently reported to have a 30-day mortality of 3.4%. The effect of adjunctive femoral endarterectomy at the time of lower extremity bypass is not well described, and therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine its associated perioperative and long-term risk. METHODS: Vascular Study Group of New England registry data were used to identify patients undergoing initial lower extremity bypass from 2003 to 2015...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
G Roditi, A Christie, S Chandramohan
AIM: To prospectively compare the performance of extracellular space contrast agents (ECSCAs) versus a blood-pool contrast agent (BPCA) for a comprehensive lower-limb magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) protocol in patients with either claudication or critical ischaemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with claudication underwent lower-limb magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) (dynamic crural, three-station bolus chase, and infra-inguinal high resolution) using a triphasic injection method with both a ECSCA and BPCA to allow intra-individual comparison, and 30 patients with critical ischaemia were scanned with either a ECSCA or BPCA...
September 11, 2016: Clinical Radiology
Fay Crawford, Karen Welch, Alina Andras, Francesca M Chappell
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the lower limb is common, with prevalence of both symptomatic and asymptomatic disease estimated at 13% in the over 50 age group. Symptomatic PAD affects about 5% of individuals in Western populations between the ages of 55 and 74 years. The most common initial symptom of PAD is muscle pain on exercise that is relieved by rest and is attributed to reduced lower limb blood flow due to atherosclerotic disease (intermittent claudication). The ankle brachial index (ABI) is widely used by a variety of healthcare professionals, including specialist nurses, physicians, surgeons and podiatrists working in primary and secondary care settings, to assess signs and symptoms of PAD...
September 14, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Anouk Grandjean, Katia Iglesias, Céline Dubuis, Sébastien Déglise, Jean-Marc Corpataux, François Saucy
BACKGROUND: Multilevel peripheral arterial disease is frequently observed in patients with intermittent claudication or critical limb ischemia. This report evaluates the efficacy of one-stage hybrid revascularization in patients with multilevel arterial peripheral disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospective database included all consecutive patients treated by a hybrid approach for a multilevel arterial peripheral disease. The primary outcome was the patency rate at 6 months and 1 year...
September 2016: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Peter A Soden, Sara L Zettervall, Klaas H J Ultee, Bruce E Landon, A James O'Malley, Philip P Goodney, Randall R DeMartino, Shipra Arya, Marc L Schermerhorn
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after coronary stenting prolongs survival by preventing both in-stent thrombosis and other cardiovascular atherothrombotic events. Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) typically have a heavy burden of unrevascularized coronary artery disease and also stand to benefit from increased atherothrombotic protection with DAPT. The potential benefit of DAPT compared with aspirin alone in patients with PAD is not well described. METHODS: We identified all patients undergoing an initial elective lower extremity revascularization (bypass or endovascular) from 2003 to 2016 in the Vascular Quality Initiative registry discharged on aspirin or aspirin plus a thienopyridine antiplatelet agent (DAPT)...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Craig M Walker, Jihad Mustapha, Thomas Zeller, Andrej Schmidt, Miguel Montero-Baker, Aravinda Nanjundappa, Marco Manzi, Luis Mariano Palena, Nelson Bernardo, Yazan Khatib, Robert Beasley, Luis Leon, Fadi A Saab, Adam R Shields, George L Adams
PURPOSE: To report a prospective, multicenter, observational study ( identifier NCT01609621) of the safety and effectiveness of tibiopedal access and retrograde crossing in the treatment of infrainguinal chronic total occlusions (CTOs). METHODS: Twelve sites around the world prospectively enrolled 197 patients (mean age 71±11 years, range 41-93; 129 men) from May 2012 to July 2013 who met the inclusion criterion of at least one CTO for which a retrograde crossing procedure was planned or became necessary...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Andrew K Roy, Phillipe Garot, Yves Louvard, Antoinette Neylon, Marco Spaziano, Fadi J Sawaya, Leticia Fernandez, Yann Roux, Raphael Blanc, Michel Piotin, Stephane Champagne, Oscar Tavolaro, Hakim Benamer, Thomas Hovasse, Bernard Chevalier, Thierry Lefèvre, Thierry Unterseeh
PURPOSE: To compare the procedure and safety outcomes of the transradial approach (TRA) with the femoral approach (FA) for treating aortoiliac and femoropopliteal stenoses and occlusions. METHODS: A single-center retrospective study was conducted involving 188 patients (mean age 66.4±10.8 years; 116 men) with lower limb claudication or critical limb ischemia who underwent aortoiliac (131, 62.4%) or femoropopliteal (79, 37.6%) interventions on 210 lesions over a 3-year period...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Ahmed Kayssi, Talal Al-Atassi, George Oreopoulos, Graham Roche-Nagle, Kong Teng Tan, Dheeraj K Rajan
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can lead to disabling ischemia and limb loss. Treatment modalities have included risk factor optimization through life-style modifications and medications, or operative approaches using both open and minimally invasive techniques, such as balloon angioplasty. Drug-eluting balloon (DEB) angioplasty has emerged as a promising alternative to uncoated balloon angioplasty for the treatment of this difficult disease process. By ballooning and coating the inside of atherosclerotic vessels with cytotoxic agents, such as paclitaxel, cellular mechanisms responsible for atherosclerosis and neointimal hyperplasia are inhibited and its devastating complications are prevented or postponed...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Susanne Regus, Werner Lang
Lower extremity pain due to acute or chronic ischemia in high performance endurance athletes is an often forgotten differential diagnosis. A variety of symptoms constitues a multi-disciplinary challenge. Intermittent claudication or acute ischemia are clinical symptoms indicative of this vascular disease. The most important basic methods of investigation are anamnesis and clinical examination. Furthermore, the determination of the ankle-brachial index (ABI) and duplexsonography should be considered. In addition, modern cross-sectional imaging techniques such as computed tomography angiography (CTA) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) are recommended...
July 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
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
Francis G Fowkes, Rachel Forster, Carol E Levin, Nadraj G Naidoo, Ambuj Roy, Chang Shu, John Spertus, Kun Fang, Luis Bechara-Zamudio, Mariella Catalano, Adriana Visona, Sigrid Nikol, John P Fletcher, Michael R Jaff, William R Hiatt, Lars Norgren
Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) is increasing in prevalence in low- and middle-income countries creating a large health care burden. Clinical management may require substantial resources but little consideration has been given to which treatments are appropriate for less advantaged countries. The aim of this review was to systematically appraise published data on the costs and effectiveness of PAD treatments used commonly in high-income countries, and for an international consensus panel to review that information and propose a hierarchy of treatments relevant to low- and middle-income countries...
July 7, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
Jeremy D Darling, John C McCallum, Peter A Soden, Yifan Meng, Mark C Wyers, Allen D Hamdan, Hence J Verhagen, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Lower Extremity Guidelines Committee has composed a new threatened lower extremity classification system that reflects the three major factors that impact amputation risk and clinical management: Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI). Our goal was to evaluate the predictive ability of this scale following any infrapopliteal endovascular intervention for critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: From 2004 to 2014, a single institution, retrospective chart review was performed at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for all patients undergoing an infrapopliteal angioplasty for CLI...
September 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Maria Ester I Mendes de Carvalho, Reynaldo Mendes de Carvalho, Amélia Pasqual Marques, Lorena Mendes de Carvalho Lucio, Antonio César Almeida de Oliveira, Osmar Pinto Neto, Antonio Balbin Villaverde, Carlos José de Lima
UNLABELLED: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of laser and LED therapies, associated with lateral decubitus position and flexion exercises of the lower limbs in patients with lumbar disk herniation (LDH). It is a randomized blinded clinical trial. Fifty-four subjects with LDH L4-L5 and L5-S1 were selected and randomly allocated into groups: laser 904 nm, placebo, and LED 945 nm. The numbers of subjects for each group that completed the treatment were 18, 13, and 18, respectively...
September 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
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