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George A Antoniou, George S Georgiadis, Stavros A Antoniou, Ragai R Makar, Jonathan D Smout, Francesco Torella
BACKGROUND: Bypass surgery is one of the mainstay treatments for patients with critical lower limb ischaemia (CLI). This is the second update of the review first published in 2000. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of bypass surgery in patients with chronic lower limb ischaemia. SEARCH METHODS: For this update, the Cochrane Vascular Group searched its trials register (last searched October 2016) and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in the Cochrane Library (last searched Issue 9, 2016)...
April 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Writing Committee, M Björck, M Koelemay, S Acosta, F Bastos Goncalves, T Kölbel, J J Kolkman, T Lees, J H Lefevre, G Menyhei, G Oderich, Esvs Guidelines Committee, P Kolh, G J de Borst, N Chakfe, S Debus, R Hinchliffe, S Kakkos, I Koncar, J Sanddal Lindholt, M Vega de Ceniga, F Vermassen, F Verzini, Document Reviewers, B Geelkerken, P Gloviczki, T Huber, R Naylor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Seiichi Hiramori, Yoshimitsu Soga, Osamu Iida, Kenji Suzuki, Keisuke Hirano, Daizo Kawasaki, Yoshiaki Shintani, Kenji Ando
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the relationship between the outcomes of endovascular therapy (EVT) for femoropopliteal (FP) lesions and vessel diameter. Several studies have reported a relationship between the outcome of EVT for FP lesions and lesion characteristics. However, the relationship with vessel diameter has not been explored. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 2656 patients with 3340 de novo FP lesions (mean age, 73.9 ± 9 years; 70% male) who underwent EVT from January 2004 to December 2011...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
O Grip, A Wanhainen, S Acosta, M Björck
OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to study long-term outcome after thrombolysis for acute arterial lower limb ischaemia, and to evaluate the results depending on the underlying aetiology of arterial occlusion. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients entered into a prospective database. Patients were identified in prospective databases from two vascular centres, including a large number of variables. Case records were analysed retrospectively. Through cross linkage with the Population Registry 100% accurate survival data were obtained...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
L J Nayahangan, L Konge, T V Schroeder, C Paltved, K G Lindorff-Larsen, B U Nielsen, J P Eiberg
OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND: Practical skills training in vascular surgery is facing challenges because of an increased number of endovascular procedures and fewer open procedures, as well as a move away from the traditional principle of "learning by doing." This change has established simulation as a cornerstone in providing trainees with the necessary skills and competences. However, the development of simulation based programs often evolves based on available resources and equipment, reflecting convenience rather than a systematic educational plan...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Kan Zen, Mitsuyoshi Takahara, Osamu Iida, Yoshimitsu Soga, Daizo Kawasaki, Shinsuke Nanto, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Satoaki Matoba
BACKGROUND: Cilostazol improves clinical endovascular therapy outcomes for femoropopliteal (FP) lesions in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease, but whether it also has clinical benefits for patients after drug-eluting stent implantation remains unclear. METHODS: This study is a subanalysis of the ZilvEr PTX for tHe Femoral ArterY and Proximal Popliteal ArteRy (ZEPHYR) study, a prospective multicenter study investigating FP lesions treated with the Zilver (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) paclitaxel-eluting stent...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Sheena K Harris, Matt G Roos, Gregory J Landry
BACKGROUND: Statins are recommended for use in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) to reduce cardiovascular events and mortality. However, much of the data regarding benefits of statins stem from the cardiovascular literature. Here, we review the literature regarding statin use specifically in patients with PAD regarding its effects on cardiovascular events and mortality, limb-related outcomes, statin use after endovascular interventions, statin dosing, and concerns about statins...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
E Saarinen, P Kauhanen, M Söderström, A Albäck, M Venermo
INTRODUCTION: As the population ages and the incidence of diabetes increases, the expected number of patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) requiring distal revascularization will remain high or even increase. The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term results of inframalleolar bypass. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 352 inframalleolar bypasses for CLI performed between 2002 and 2013 were included. Risk factors were evaluated and patency (both clinical and imaging based), leg salvage, survival, and amputation free survival (AFS) assessed...
December 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
E Gándara, D Hammond, S Nagpal
CLINICAL VIGNETTE: Despite being the most common antithrombotic strategy in trials comparing venous with prosthetic grafts, the use of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) to improve the outcome of venous bypass remains the subject of debate. In this systematic review, evidence supporting the use of VKAs for improving venous patency following infrainguinal venous bypass is provided. CLINICAL QUESTION: A 67 year old man with lifestyle limiting claudication underwent a successful infrainguinal venous bypass...
July 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
John S Ikonomidis, Niv Ad, Gabriel S Aldea, Michael Argenziano, Aubrey C Galloway, Robert C Hagberg, Robert L Kormos, Jennifer S Lawton, Tomislav Mihaljevic, T Brett Reece, Elaine E Tseng
BACKGROUND: Many cardiothoracic surgeons supplement their case volume through the performance of vascular surgical procedures. Information regarding this practice is not well defined. METHODS: In January of 2013, a survey was conducted of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) membership to assess the performance of vascular operations by cardiothoracic surgeons. RESULTS: The overall response rate was 8.7%. Of the surgeons practicing vascular surgery, 60% were aged 45 to 64 years and 92% were male...
August 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Jason T Wiseman, Sara Fernandes-Taylor, Sandeep Saha, Jeffrey Havlena, Paul J Rathouz, Maureen A Smith, K Craig Kent
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether endovascular or open revascularization provides an advantageous approach to symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) over the longer term. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The optimal revascularization strategy for symptomatic lower extremity PAD is not established. METHODS: We evaluated amputation-free survival, overall survival, and relative rate of subsequent vascular intervention after endovascular or open lower extremity revascularization for propensity-score matched cohorts of Medicare beneficiaries with PAD from 2006 through 2009...
February 22, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Sanaz Amin, Ana-Catarina Pinho-Gomes, David P Taggart
Early and late graft occlusion remains a significant complication of coronary artery bypass grafting. Transit time flowmetry is the most commonly used imaging technique to assess graft patency intraoperatively. Although the value of transit time flowmetry for intraoperative quality control of coronary anastomosis is well established, its standard variables for predicting eventual graft failure remain controversial. This review readdresses the issue of intraoperative transit time flowmetry, with a particular emphasis on defining cutoff values for standard variables and correlating them with the ability to predict midterm and long-term graft patency for arterial and venous conduits...
May 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Ann D Smith, Alexander T Hawkins, Maria J Schaumeier, Marit S de Vos, Michael S Conte, Louis L Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: Despite patent vein bypass grafts, some patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) receive major amputations. We analyzed the predictive factors leading to major amputation in the presence of patent lower extremity bypass (LEB) grafts. METHODS: Data from the Project of Ex-Vivo vein graft Engineering via Transfection III (PREVENT III), a large prospective randomized trial of 1404 patients who underwent LEB with vein graft for CLI, were queried for outcomes...
May 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
J J van Netten, L V Fortington, R J Hinchliffe, J M Hijmans
OBJECTIVE: Lower limb amputation is often associated with a high risk of early post-operative mortality. Mortality rates are also increasingly being put forward as a possible benchmark for surgical performance. The primary aim of this systematic review is to investigate early post-operative mortality following a major lower limb amputation in population/regional based studies, and reported factors that might influence these mortality outcomes. METHODS: Embase, PubMed, Cinahl and Psycinfo were searched for publications in any language on 30 day or in hospital mortality after major lower limb amputation in population/regional based studies...
February 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Faisal Aziz, Erik B Lehman, Amy B Reed
OBJECTIVE: Hospital readmissions after surgical operations are considered serious complications and have an impact on health care-associated costs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services strongly encourage identification and ramification of factors associated with hospital readmissions after operations. Despite advances in endovascular surgery, lower extremity arterial bypass remains the "gold standard" treatment for severe, symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively review the factors associated with hospital readmission after lower extremity bypass surgery...
March 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Jeffrey D Crawford, Gregory J Landry, Gregory L Moneta, Erica L Mitchell
OBJECTIVE: Aortobifemoral graft (ABFG) infections presenting with apparent single-limb involvement can be managed with unilateral graft limb excision or complete graft removal. This study aimed to identify outcomes of unilateral graft limb excision for infected ABFGs and factors predictive of subsequent contralateral or main body graft limb infection. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients treated with unilateral graft limb excision for infection of an isolated limb of an ABFG from 2001 to July 2014 was performed...
February 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
K Heyer, E S Debus, L Mayerhoff, M Augustin
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: International studies show conflicting results regarding the frequency of lower limb amputations over time. However, published data are often based on event related amputation frequencies per year, on hospital statistics or on regional surveys. Thus, they do not allow population based statements. The present study assesses the population based epidemiology of amputations in Germany. METHODS: Secondary analyses of 80 German statutory health insurance companies with 4 million insurants nationwide in 2012 were performed...
December 2015: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Benjamin A Lipsky, Javier Aragón-Sánchez, Mathew Diggle, John Embil, Shigeo Kono, Lawrence Lavery, Éric Senneville, Vilma Urbančič-Rovan, Suzanne Van Asten, Edgar J G Peters
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
Chalotte Winther Nicolajsen, Maja Holch Dickenson, Jacob Budtz-Lilly, Nikolaj Eldrup
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about acute peripheral arterial thrombosis in patients with concomitant cancer. Small studies suggest that revascularization in this patient group is associated with thrombosis and increased risk of amputation and death. We investigated the frequency of cancer in patients operated on for acute peripheral arterial thrombosis and the long-term risk of amputation, mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke in a national cohort. METHODS: This was a prospective case/noncase study comprising all Danish citizens undergoing vascular surgery for acute arterial thrombosis from 1986 to 2012 with up to 26 years of follow-up...
December 2015: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Stavros K Kakkos, Konstantinos O Papazoglou, Ioannis A Tsolakis, George Lampropoulos, Spyros I Papadoulas, Pavlos N Antoniadis
OBJECTIVES: Open surgical repair (OSR) of inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms (IAAAs) can have significant morbidity. The aim of the present investigation was to compare IAAA outcome after OSR and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and perform a meta-analysis of the literature. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with an intact IAAA operated on during a 21-year period were included. RESULTS: Nine patients were managed with EVAR and 18 with OSR...
July 2015: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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