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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447108/split-bolus-intravenous-contrast-material-injection-vs-single-bolus-injection-in-patients-following-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-repair-evar
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Johannes Boos, Vassilios Raptopoulos, Alexander Brook, Olga R Brook
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility and accuracy of a split-bolus contrast injection CTA (SB-CTA) compared to a single-bolus injection CTA (SI-CTA) protocol of post-EVAR patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this IRB-approved study, patients who underwent SB-CTA and SI-CTA after EVAR were evaluated. Attenuation and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) of vessels and parenchymal organs were assessed. Subjective enhancement of vessels, quality of 3D reconstructions, and enhancement phase of parenchymal organs were assessed by two independent readers...
April 26, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442183/assessment-of-competence-in-evar-stent-graft-sizing-and-selection
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M Strøm, L Lönn, B Bech, T V Schroeder, L Konge
OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to develop a test of competence in endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) stent graft sizing and selection; to examine the test for evidence of validity; and to explore the experience required for the task. METHODS: The test was developed based on a literature review resulting in 22 anatomical assessment points and a graft selection. Validity evidence was explored in an international cross sectional study. Twenty-two consultants with varying levels of experience in the field (novices, intermediates, and experts) were presented with computed tomography angiography of the aortic vessels from three patients...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438400/arteriotomy-closure-devices-in-evar-tevar-and-tavr-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-clinical-trials-and-cohort-studies
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B P Vierhout, R A Pol, M El Moumni, C J Zeebregts
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac and vascular surgery benefit from percutaneous interventions. Arteriotomy closure devices (ACDs) enable minimally invasive access to the common femoral artery (CFA). The objective of this review was to assess the differences between ACDs and surgical cut down (SCD) of the CFA regarding the number of complications, duration of surgery (DOS), and hospital length of stay (HLOS). DESIGN: A systematic literature search with predefined search terms was performed using MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library (2000-2016)...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436300/ten-year-single-centre-experience-with-type-ii-endoleaks-intervention-versus-observation
#4
Ikram-Ul Haq, Arun Kelay, Meryl Davis, Jocelyn Brookes, Tara M Mastracci, Jason Constantinou
Our objective was to determine the relative merits of intervention or observation of type II endoleaks (T2Ls). A retrospective analysis was performed on 386 infra-renal endovascular aneurysm repair (IR-EVAR) patients from 2006 to 2015. Annual surveillance imaging of patients undergoing EVAR at our centre were analysed, and all endoleaks were subjected to a multidisciplinary team meeting for consideration and treatment. In the 10-year time frame, 386 patients (79.5±8.7 years) underwent an IR-EVAR. Eighty-one patients (21...
April 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434700/incidence-etiology-and-management-of-type-iii-endoleak-after-endovascular-aortic-repair
#5
Geert Maleux, Lien Poorteman, Annouschka Laenen, Bertrand Saint-Lèbes, Sabrina Houthoofd, Inge Fourneau, Hervé Rousseau
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to retrospectively assess the incidence, etiology, and management of type III endoleaks in a large cohort of patients treated with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in two European university centers. METHODS: From 1995 until 2014, 965 EVAR procedures were performed with use of first- and second-generation (n = 79) or third-generation (n = 886) endografts. Radiologic follow-up was performed with computed tomography and abdominal plain film examinations in accordance with the European Collaborators on Stent/graft Techniques for aortic Aneurysm Repair (EUROSTAR) scheme...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422344/use-of-blood-pool-agents-with-steady-state-mri-to-assess-the-vascular-system
#6
Avnesh S Thakor, John Chung, Premal Patel, Anthony Chan, Amdad Ahmed, Graeme McNeil, David M Liu, Bruce Forster, Darren Klass
Over the past two decades there have been significant advances in the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess the vascular system. New imaging sequences and improvements in magnet design have enabled the creation of higher spatial resolution images. MRI is now a viable alternative imaging modality when compared to both invasive angiography and computed tomographic angiography. The use of blood pool agents has further facilitated the use of MR angiography (MRA); their high molecular weight allows for lower doses of contrast medium administration while their prolonged presence in the blood stream allows for repeated high-quality volumetric imaging of both the arterial and venous circulation...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416191/assessment-of-international-outcomes-of-intact-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-over-9-years
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J Budtz-Lilly, M Venermo, S Debus, C-A Behrendt, M Altreuther, B Beiles, Z Szeberin, N Eldrup, G Danielsson, I Thomson, P Wigger, M Björck, I Loftus, K Mani
BACKGROUND: Case mix and outcomes of complex surgical procedures vary over time and between regions. This study analyses peri-operative mortality after intact abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair in 11 countries over 9 years. METHODS: Data on primary AAA repair from vascular surgery registries in 11 countries for the years 2005-2009 and 2010-2013 were analysed. Multivariate adjusted logistic regression analyses were carried out to adjust for variations in case mix...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410923/infrarenal-endograft-clamping-in-late-open-conversions-after-endovascular-abdominal-aneurysm-repair
#8
Paolo Perini, Alessandro de Troia, Tiziano Tecchio, Matteo Azzarone, Claudio Bianchini Massoni, Pierfranco Salcuni, Antonio Freyrie
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the technical aspects and outcomes of late open conversion (LOC) after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in a single center by using exclusively infrarenal clamping of the endograft as an alternative to suprarenal or supraceliac aortic clamping. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of EVAR requiring late explantation (>30 days) from January 1996 to October 2016 was performed. Patients' demographics, type of endograft, duration of implantation, reason for removal, extent of stent graft removal, type of reconstruction, 30-day mortality, postoperative complications, and long-term survival were obtained for analysis...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408090/further-evidence-that-evar-with-suprarenal-fixation-may-be-associated-with-renal-injury
#9
J R Boyle, H H Dosluoglu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399700/reply-to-another-pattern-of-chimney-evar-related-type-i-endoleak
#10
Konstantinos P Donas, Frank J Criado, Giovanni Torsello, Frank J Veith, David J Minion
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393672/radiation-awareness-for-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-the-hybrid-operating-room-an-instant-patient-risk-chart-for-daily-practice
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Quirina M de Ruiter, Crystel M Gijsberts, Constantijn E Hazenberg, Frans L Moll, Joost A van Herwaarden
PURPOSE: To determine which patient and C-arm characteristics are the strongest predictors of intraoperative patient radiation dose rates (DRs) during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) procedures and create a patient risk chart. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 74 EVAR procedures, including 16,889 X-ray runs using fixed C-arm imaging equipment. Four multivariate log-linear mixed models (with patient as a random effect) were constructed. Mean air kerma DR (DRAK, mGy/s) and the mean dose area product DR (DRDAP, mGycm(2)/s) were the outcome variables utilized for fluoroscopy as differentiated from digital subtraction angiography (DSA)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392057/trend-break-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-with-decreasing-surgical-workload
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F Lilja, K Mani, A Wanhainen
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology and management of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) has changed drastically in the past decades, with implementation of nationwide screening programs, introduction of endovascular repair (EVAR), and reduced prevalence of the disease. This report aims to assess recent trends in AAA repair epidemiology in Sweden in this context. METHODS: Primary AAA repairs registered in the nationwide Swedish Vascular Registry (Swedvasc) 1994-2014 were analyzed regarding patient characteristics, repair incidence, technique, and outcome...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392056/open-conversion-after-endovascular-abdominal-aneurysm-repair-an-8-year-single-centre-experience
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I Ben Abdallah, S El Batti, M Abou-Rjeili, J-N Fabiani, P Julia, J-M Alsac
OBJECTIVE: To report experience with open conversion (OC) after previous failed EVAR and to compare outcomes of patients undergoing elective OC with those operated on in an urgent setting. METHODS: Patients undergoing OC after EVAR between August 2008 and September 2016 were included in this retrospective and observational single institution study. Indications, demographic, anatomical, intra-operative and post-operative data were collected prospectively. Primary endpoints were 30 day and in hospital mortality...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390921/long-term-comparison-of-endovascular-and-open-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-retrospective-analysis-of-matched-cohorts-with-propensity-score
#14
Masayuki Sugimoto, Akio Koyama, Kiyoaki Niimi, Akio Kodama, Hiroshi Banno, Kimihiro Komori
BACKGROUND: Although recent guidelines recommend EVAR for robust younger patients, we have been limiting our indication to older patients or those who are physically frail. This study compares long-term outcomes of our series of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) treated with endovascular repair (ER) and open surgery (OS), using propensity-score matching. METHODS: Between June 2007 and October 2014, 819 patients with infrarenal AAA underwent elective repair at our institution...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390918/dynamic-geometric-analysis-of-the-renal-arteries-and-aorta-following-complex-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
#15
Brant W Ullery, Ga-Young Suh, John J Kim, Jason T Lee, Ronald L Dalman, Christopher P Cheng
INTRODUCTION: Aneurysm regression and target vessel patency during early and mid-term follow-up may be related to the effect of stent graft configuration on the anatomy. We quantified geometry and remodeling of the renal arteries and aneurysm following fenestrated (F-) or snorkel/chimney (Sn-) endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHODS: 29 patients (mean age, 76.8±7.8 years) treated with F- or Sn-EVAR underwent computed tomography angiography at pre-op, post-op, and follow-up...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390913/could-preoperative-neck-anatomy-influence-follow-up-of-evar
#16
A Giménez-Gaibar, E González-Cañas, T Solanich-Valldaura, C Herranz-Pinilla, S Rioja-Artal, E Ferraz-Huguet
OBJECTIVE: Assess the clinical utility of strict CT-scan surveillance at 1, 6, 12 and 24 months after endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR). Consider whether the anatomy of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) neck (favourable/hostile) requires more imaging control. METHODS: Retrospective study 2006-2013. AAA patients who underwent EVAR with aortobiiliac endoprostheses. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Other types of devices, hybrid techniques, open surgery...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389289/pre-operative-risk-factors-predict-protracted-hospital-length-of-stay-after-elective-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Elizabeth G King, Alik Farber, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Jeffrey A Kalish, Mohammad H Eslami, Jeffrey J Siracuse
INTRODUCTION: One of the main advantages of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is shorter post-operative hospital length of stay (LOS) compared to open repair. However, patients with pre-existing conditions may be predisposed to a protracted LOS. Our aim was to identify pre-operative risk factors for prolonged post-operative LOS after elective EVAR. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database (2005-2013) was used to analyze all patients undergoing elective EVAR without adjunctive procedures...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386748/open-and-endovascular-elective-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-real-world-experience
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Daniela Mazzaccaro, Giovanni Nano, Alberto M Settembrini, Michele Carmo, Raffaello Dallatana, Simone Salvati, Giovanni Malacrida, Piergiorgio G Settembrini
PURPOSE: To present a real-world experience of the elective treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) using both open repair (OR) and endovascular repair (EVAR). METHODS: Data from patients treated consecutively between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2014 were collected retrospectively and reviewed. The primary outcomes were 30-day mortality and complication rates, freedom from reintervention, and survival in the long-term. RESULTS: We analyzed data on 1112 patients (660 EVAR, 452 OR)...
April 6, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377913/acute-type-b-aortic-dissection-in-a-patient-with-previous-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#19
Sung Hun Park, Seung-Woon Rha
Endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) was relatively safe, and became a widely performed procedure. If aortic dissection (AD) occurred in patient with previous EVAR, it could cause fatal complications like endograft collapse. Surgical treatment was limited in this situation for comorbidities and complex anatomies. Here we report a rare case of acute type B AD developed following trans-radial coronary intervention in a patient with previous EVAR of abdominal aortic aneurysm, which was treated with thoracic EVAR.
March 2017: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377909/measuring-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-with-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-reconstruction-before-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#20
Yoona Chung, Jin Hyun Joh, Ho-Chul Park
PURPOSE: Conventional computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard method for case planning for endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). However, aortography with a marking catheter is needed for measuring the actual length of an aneurysm. With advances in imaging technology, a 3-dimensional (3D) workstation can obviate the need for the aortography. The objective of this study was to determine whether a 3D workstation could obviate the need for aortography for EVAR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One vascular surgeon and 1 interventional radiologist retrospectively assessed axial CT scans and reformatted the 3D CT scans by using the iNtuition workstation (TeraRecon Inc...
March 2017: Vascular Specialist International
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