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Journal of Vascular Surgery – May 2021 Audiovisual Summary

May 1, 2021 - 00:00
Hi! I am Peter Gloviczki from Mayo Clinic, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. As we go to the press today, on February 28, over 28 million people have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in the U.S and over 512,000 have died. The COVID -19 collection of the JVS journals continues to grow and includes now more than 120 publications on COVID-19 and vascular disease.

Events of Interest

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News items of interest to the vascular surgeon must be received at least 8 weeks before the desired month of publication. Announcements published at no charge include those received from a sponsoring society of this Journal, those courses and conferences sponsored by state, regional, national, or international vascular surgical organizations, and university-sponsored continuing medical education courses. Send applicable events to Andrew O’Brien, Journal Manager, at a.obrien@elsevier.com. All other news items selected for publication carry a charge of $60.00 US for each insertion, and the fee must accompany the request to publish.

Information for Readers

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Communications regarding original articles and editorial management should be addressed to Peter Gloviczki, MD, and Peter F. Lawrence, MD, Editors, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 315, Rosemont IL 60018; telephone: 312-334-2355; fax: 312-334-2320; e-mail: JVASCSURG@vascularsociety.org. Information for authors appears in the January and July issues, at www.jvascsurg.org, and at jvs.editorialmanager.com. Authors should consult this document before submitting manuscripts to this Journal.

Table of Contents

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Editorial Board

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Wearable Activity Monitors in Home Based Exercise Therapy for Patients with Intermittent Claudication: A Systematic Review

May 1, 2021 - 00:00
Intermittent claudication (IC) can severely limit functional capacity and quality of life. Supervised exercise therapy is the recommended first line management; however, this is often limited by accessibility, compliance and cost. As such, there has been an increased interest in the use of wearable activity monitors (WAMs) in home based telemonitoring exercise programmes for claudicants. This review aims to evaluate the efficacy of WAM as a feedback and monitoring tool in home based exercise programmes for patients with IC.

Development and Validation of a Multivariable Prediction Model of Peri-operative Mortality in Vascular Surgery: The New Zealand Vascular Surgical Risk Tool (NZRISK-VASC)

May 1, 2021 - 00:00
Risk calculators and prediction models are available to assist clinicians and patients with peri-operative decision making to optimise outcomes. In a vascular surgical setting, the majority of these models is based on open AAA repair outcomes, and in general their clinical use is limited. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a simple and accurate vascular surgical risk prediction model.

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Wound Adjuncts for the Prevention of Groin Wound Surgical Site Infection in Arterial Surgery

May 1, 2021 - 00:00
Groin incision surgical site infections (SSIs) following arterial surgery are common and are a source of considerable morbidity. This review evaluates interventions and adjuncts delivered immediately before, during, or after skin closure, to prevent SSIs in patients undergoing arterial interventions involving a groin incision.

The PROTAGORAS 2.0 Study to Identify Sizing and Planning Predictors for Optimal Outcomes in Abdominal Chimney Endovascular Procedures

May 1, 2021 - 00:00
The aim was to identify predictors of adequate pre-operative sizing and planning for chimney endovascular aortic repair (ChEVAR) in order to reduce the incidence of persistent type Ia endoleaks (IaELs) without influencing chimney graft (CG) patency.

Mid Term Outcomes of Crossed Limb vs Standard Limb Configuration in Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Propensity Score Analysis

May 1, 2021 - 00:00
The aim was to compare mid term outcomes between crossed limb (CL) and standard limb (SL) configuration in patients who underwent endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR).

Five Year Results of Off the Shelf Fenestrated Endografts for Elective and Emergency Repair of Juxtarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

May 1, 2021 - 00:00
Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) is a well established treatment for complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). FEVAR with custom made devices (CMDs) has limitations in both the emergency and elective settings due to time consuming manufacture. “Off the shelf” (OTS) fenestrated stent grafts are a potential solution. The primary goal was to evaluate the five year outcome of the COOK Zenith p-Branch OTS device at a single centre.

In-Hospital Outcomes and Trends of Endovascular Intervention vs Surgical Revascularization in Octogenarians With Peripheral Artery Disease

May 1, 2021 - 00:00
A retrospective review of the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database from 2002 to 2014.

Duplex Ultrasound Surveillance After Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) in Clinical Practice

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A retrospective study from two centers from March 2017 to January 2020.

Influenza-Like Illness Is Associated With Increased Short-Term Risk of Cervical Artery Dissection

May 1, 2021 - 00:00
A case crossover study with the New York State Department of Health from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2014, with a validation sample of International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, codes for cervical artery dissection drawn from 599 patients aged 18 to 45 years with confirmed strokes at Columbia University Medical Center from January 1, 2008 to March 15, 2015.

Perioperative Changes of Response to Antiplatelet Medication in Vascular Surgery Patients

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A prospective, observational study from February 2010 to December 2011.

Grit matters in vascular surgery

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The year before starting medical school, I worked in the vascular surgery laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The laboratory was under the direction of Dr George Johnson, Jr, the 11th President of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS). Bauer Sumpio, MD, PhD, and a SAVS member, was the vascular surgery fellow and was directly responsible for hiring me. I am grateful to Bauer to this day for teaching me the joy of being a surgeon scientist. I was also influenced by Drs Willis Wagner, Fuad Ramadan, and Albert J.

Reply

May 1, 2021 - 00:00
We appreciate the commentary from Dr Marrocco-Trischitta, as well as his previous article. The authors should be commended on their work and having a 30-day mortality of 0% following open infrarenal repairs of abdominal aortic aneurysms in patients with cirrhosis at their institution.1 However, given that the data are from their hands alone, we believe a multi-institutional registry study may provide more generalizable results. Additionally, while the authors point to an acceptable risk for open repair, the rate of 30-day major complication was 20% in their patient population with a mean Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score of 8.

Determinants of preoperative decision-making process for cirrhotic patients with infrarenal aortic aneurysm

May 1, 2021 - 00:00
I read with interest the article by Zettervall et al1 and would like to take the opportunity to comment on their results.