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August 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Dayong Hu, Changbin Li, Liping Sun, Chunyu Zhou, Xinhua Li, Zisheng Ai, Jie Tang, Ai Peng
OBJECTIVE: With the growing need for reliable and durable upper arm hemodialysis access, we sought to compare the performance of a novel modified nontransposed brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistula (mNT-BBAVF) with that of the more traditional brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (BCAVF). METHODS: Briefly, to construct an mNT-BBAVF, an incision is made on the ulnar side of the elbow. The brachial artery and basilic vein are then isolated, and a side-to-side anastomosis is performed without transposition of the basilic vein...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Thomas G Brott, Robert W Hobson, George Howard, Gary S Roubin, Wayne M Clark, William Brooks, Ariane Mackey, Michael D Hill, Pierre P Leimgruber, Alice J Sheffet, Virginia J Howard, Wesley S Moore, Jenifer H Voeks, L Nelson Hopkins, Donald E Cutlip, David J Cohen, Jeffrey J Popma, Robert D Ferguson, Stanley N Cohen, Joseph L Blackshear, Frank L Silver, J P Mohr, Brajesh K Lal, James F Meschia
BACKGROUND: Carotid-artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy are both options for treating carotid-artery stenosis, an important cause of stroke. METHODS: We randomly assigned patients with symptomatic or asymptomatic carotid stenosis to undergo carotid-artery stenting or carotid endarterectomy. The primary composite end point was stroke, myocardial infarction, or death from any cause during the periprocedural period or any ipsilateral stroke within 4 years after randomization...
July 1, 2010: New England Journal of Medicine
Ahsan T Ali, Mario Rueda, Sarasijhaa Desikan, Mohammed M Moursi, Ruosu An, Horace Spencer, Steven Rueda, John F Eidt
OBJECTIVE: Multiple catheterizations and procedures on the femoral arteries can increase the risk of infection and eventual destruction of the overlying skin and subcutaneous tissue. Without adequate tissue coverage, vascular structures are exposed and, thus, vulnerable to disruption. This can lead to loss of limb and/or life and carries a significant mortality. We hypothesized that gracilis muscle flap (GMF) was a reliable adjunct in providing healthy tissue coverage for a complex surgical problem...
May 14, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
P Boisrenoult, S Lustig, P Bonneviale, E Leray, G Versier, P Neyret, P Rosset, D Saragaglia
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of associated vascular lesions in biligamentous cruciate injuries of the knee ranges from 16 to 64%, with a mean rate of 30%. Treatment of ischemic vascular lesions associated with ligaments injury is well established, comprising emergency arterial vascular repair, most of the times combined to external fixation. In the absence of clinical symptoms of vascular lesion, some authors recommend systematically performing arteriography, while others advocate selectively prescribing this examination in doubtful clinical situations...
December 2009: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Gabriele Piffaretti, Matteo Tozzi, Chiara Lomazzi, Nicola Rivolta, Roberto Caronno, Domenico Laganà, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Patrizio Castelli
OBJECTIVES: The continued advances in imaging and stent/stent-graft technology have considerably expanded the indications for endovascular approach also in vascular trauma. We report our institutional experience with endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial injuries after blunt trauma. METHODS: Between January 2000 and June 2006 out of a series of 81 patients, 10 male patients (mean age of 50+/-14 years) with peripheral arterial injuries were managed endovascularly...
September 2007: Injury
Helen L Steele, Amandeep Singh
BACKGROUND: Popliteal artery injury can occur in up to one-third of patients with knee dislocation. Delay in the diagnosis of popliteal artery injury is the leading cause of amputation in this limb-threatening injury. OBJECTIVES: To remind emergency physicians to consider popliteal artery injury in any pulseless lower extremity, even in cases of spontaneous reduction of the knee dislocation before evaluation by medical personnel. CASE REPORT: We present a case of popliteal artery injury and occult knee dislocation in which the diagnoses were delayed for hours by incorrectly attributing the absence of posterior tibial and dorsalis pedis pulses to compartment syndrome...
March 2012: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Martin Teraa, Michael S Conte, Frans L Moll, Marianne C Verhaar
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February 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
Bauer E Sumpio, Rachael O Forsythe, Kenneth R Ziegler, Jeff G van Baal, Mauri J A Lepantalo, Robert J Hinchliffe
Vascular surgery has seen a revolutionary transformation in its approach to peripheral vascular disease over the last 2 decades, fueled by technological innovation and a willingness by the field to adopt these changes. However, the underlying pathology behind critical limb ischemia and the significant rate of unhealed wounds and secondary amputations despite apparently successful revascularization needs to be addressed. In seeking to improve outcomes, it may be beneficial to examine our approach to vascular disease at the fundamental level of anatomy, the angiosome, to better dictate reperfusion strategies beyond a simple determination of open vs endovascular procedure...
September 2013: Journal of Vascular Surgery
F Biancari, T Juvonen
OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of angiosome-targeted revascularization to achieve healing of ischemic tissue lesions of the foot and limb salvage is controversial. This issue has been investigated in this meta-analysis. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of data on angiosome-targeted lower limb revascularization for ischemic tissue lesions of the foot were performed. RESULTS: Nine studies reported on data of interest...
May 2014: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Y Kagaya, N Ohura, H Suga, H Eto, A Takushima, K Harii
OBJECTIVES: The "tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) foot-mapping" method was developed using a non-invasive near-infrared tissue oximeter monitor to classify the foot regions as ischemic and non-ischemic areas. The purpose of this study was to evaluate StO2 foot-mapping as a reliable method to detect ischemic areas in the feet of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), and to compare the results with assessments from the angiosome model. METHODS: The foot areas of 20 CLI patients and 20 healthy controls were classified into four regions: (1) 0 ≤ StO2 < 30%, (2) 30 ≤ StO2 < 50%, (3) 50 ≤ StO2 < 70%, and (4) 70 ≤ StO2 ≤ 100% to perform StO2 foot-mapping...
April 2014: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Panagiotis Koutakis, Sara A Myers, Kim Cluff, Duy M Ha, Gleb Haynatzki, Rodney D McComb, Koji Uchida, Dimitrios Miserlis, Evlampia Papoutsi, Jason M Johanning, George P Casale, Iraklis I Pipinos
BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease (PAD), which affects an estimated 27 million people in Europe and North America, is caused by atherosclerotic plaques that limit blood flow to the legs. Chronic, repeated ischemia in the lower leg muscles of PAD patients is associated with loss of normal myofiber morphology and myofiber degradation. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that myofiber morphometrics of PAD calf muscle are significantly different from normal calf muscle and correlate with reduced calf muscle strength and walking performance...
June 1, 2015: Journal of Surgical Research
Heather Wachtel, Benjamin M Jackson, Edmund K Bartlett, Giorgos C Karakousis, Robert E Roses, Joseph E Bavaria, Douglas L Fraker
BACKGROUND: Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare tumor which presents a unique surgical challenge. We present a series of six cases of leiomyosarcoma resection performed with IVC reconstruction. METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed for patients undergoing initial operative resection of primary leiomyosarcoma with IVC reconstruction, at a tertiary care center. RESULTS: Between 2005-2013, six patients underwent resection with reconstruction...
March 2015: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Steffen K Fleck, Soenke Langner, Joerg Baldauf, Michael Kirsch, Thomas Kohlmann, Henry W S Schroeder
BACKGROUND: The incidence of traumatic craniocervical artery dissection varies in published trauma series. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of traumatic craniocervical artery injury in polytrauma patients by using standardized whole-body trauma computed tomography with adapted computed tomography angiography of the craniocervical vessels. METHODS: A total of 718 consecutive patients requiring whole-body trauma computed tomography (16-row multislice) because of the mechanism of their injury patterns and an Injury Severity Scale score greater than 16 were analyzed prospectively...
September 2011: Neurosurgery
Michael S Conte, Frank B Pomposelli, Daniel G Clair, Patrick J Geraghty, James F McKinsey, Joseph L Mills, Gregory L Moneta, M Hassan Murad, Richard J Powell, Amy B Reed, Andres Schanzer, Anton N Sidawy
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) continues to grow in global prevalence and consumes an increasing amount of resources in the United States health care system. Overall rates of intervention for PAD have been rising steadily in recent years. Changing demographics, evolution of technologies, and an expanding database of outcomes studies are primary forces influencing clinical decision making in PAD. The management of PAD is multidisciplinary, involving primary care physicians and vascular specialists with varying expertise in diagnostic and treatment modalities...
March 2015: Journal of Vascular Surgery
T M Proebstle, B J Alm, O Göckeritz, C Wenzel, T Noppeney, C Lebard, C Sessa, D Creton, O Pichot
BACKGROUND: This was a prospective study of radiofrequency segmental thermal ablation (RFA) for the treatment of incompetent varicose great saphenous veins (GSVs). The present report describes long-term follow-up at 5 years. METHODS: The 5-year follow-up of this multicentre European study included assessment of the Venous Clinical Severity Score (VCSS), and GSV occlusion and reflux on duplex imaging. RESULTS: A total of 225 patients had 295 GSVs treated by RFA, achieving an initial vein occlusion rate of 100 per cent...
February 2015: British Journal of Surgery
Kevin Casey, Jennifer Sabino, Elliot Jessie, Barry D Martin, Ian Valerio
BACKGROUND: Combat-related extremity injuries frequently require vascular repair within the combat theater before undergoing definitive reconstruction. This study examines the outcomes of early vascular repair with secondary soft-tissue extremity reconstruction over the past decade of war trauma. METHODS: War-related extremity injuries necessitating a downrange vascular procedure followed by a definitive limb reconstruction were reviewed. Patient demographics, type and location of vascular injuries, vascular intervention, and soft-tissue reconstruction procedures were examined...
January 2015: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
M Flück, R S von Allmen, C Ferrié, H Tevaearai, F Dick
OBJECTIVES: In cardiac muscle, ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury is attenuated by mitochondrial function, which may be upregulated by focal adhesion kinase (FAK). The aim of this study was to determine whether increased FAK levels reduced rhabdomyolysis in skeletal muscle too. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a translational in vivo experiment, rat lower limbs were subjected to 4 hours of ischemia followed by 24 or 72 hours of reperfusion. FAK expression was stimulated 7 days before (via somatic transfection with pCMV-driven FAK expression plasmid) and outcomes were measured against non-transfected and empty transfected controls...
March 2015: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
R M Stoekenbroek, D T Ubbink, J A Reekers, M J W Koelemay
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Arterial calcification may render the ankle-brachial index (ABI) unreliable in diabetic patients. Although guidelines recommend the toe-brachial index (TBI) for patients with falsely elevated ABI arbitrarily defined as an ABI > 1.4, arterial calcification is also common among diabetic patients with an ABI ≤ 1.4. This could result in a "falsely normalized" ABI and under-diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). We investigated whether diabetes invalidates the ABI as opposed to the TBI, and if the TBI may therefore be more suitable for detecting PAD in diabetic patients...
February 2015: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
N Bækgaard
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October 2014: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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