Journal of Vascular Surgery

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Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery on Patients Transferred From Other Hospitals Is Associated With Increased Morbidity and Mortality

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
Multiple factors affect an interfacility transfer of patients including advanced age, need for emergency procedure and contaminated wounds. Patients who are transferred from another institution for a lower extremity bypass surgery are at a substantially higher risk for postoperative morbidity and mortality.

Decubitus Ulcers in Patients Undergoing Vascular Operations Do Not Influence Mortality But Affect Resource Utilization

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
Contrary to common perception, perioperative decubitus ulceration does not adversely affect mortality after vascular operation in patients proceeding to operative intervention. Patients with decubitus ulcers are, however, at higher risk for complications and incur sizeable additional charges.

Association of Very Low-Volume Practice With Vascular Surgery Outcomes in New York

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
Open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (OAR) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) procedures performed by very low-volume surgeons resulted in worse postoperative outcomes and greater lengths of stay. Although the percentage of very low-volume surgeons declined from 2000 to 2014, it remains concerning that any such providers provide such care given ready access to higher-volume surgeons. Future research is needed to understand the existence of this practice pattern in other surgical fields. Efforts to eliminate this practice pattern are warranted to ensure high-quality care for all patients.

Prognosis of Carotid Dissecting Aneurysms: Results From CADISS and a Systematic Review

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
The results of this study provide evidence suggesting that dissecting aneurysms of the extracranial cervical arteries have a benign prognosis and, therefore, medical treatment should be considered as primary treatment.

Anticoagulation Alone for Aortic Segment Treatment in Symptomatic Primary Aortic Mural Thrombus Patients

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
An anticoagulation first-approach in patients with primary aortic mural thrombus may be reasonable if only mild organ damage is encountered. This strategy may be continued if no recurrences in embolic events are encountered since a high percentage of thrombus resolution can be expected.

Effect of Beta-Blockers on Perioperative Outcomes in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
Beta-blockers do not improve perioperative outcomes in vascular and endovascular surgery.

Long-Term Follow-up of Fenestrated Endovascular Repair for Juxtarenal Aortic Aneurysm

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair for juxtarenal aneurysm is associated with few aneurysm-related deaths in the long term. Significant numbers of secondary interventions are required, but the majority of these can be performed using an endovascular approach.

Vascular Anatomy Predicts the Risk of Cerebral Ischemia in Patients Randomized to Carotid Stenting Versus Endarterectomy

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
Complex configuration of the aortic arch and internal carotid artery tortuosity increase the risk of cerebral ischemia during carotid artery stenting (CAS), but not during carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Vascular anatomy should be taken into account when selecting patients for stenting.

Journal of Vascular Surgery – July 2017 Audiovisual Summary

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
Hi, I am Peter Gloviczki from Mayo Clinic, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. At the recent annual meeting of the SVS in San Diego, our journal recognized three major contributors: Dr Joe Mills from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas with his coauthors for winning the award of the most frequently quoted paper in JVS in 2016; Dr Tom Proebstle, from Mannheim, Germany and his coauthors for winning the most frequently quoted venous paper in 2016 in JVS Venous and Lymphatic Disorders; and Dr Jayer Chung, also from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, for winning the 2016 Best Reviewer Award of JVS.

Events of interest

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
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.

Editorial policies

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
The Journal of Vascular Surgery® is dedicated to the science and art of vascular surgery and aims to improve the management of patients with vascular diseases by publishing relevant papers that report important medical advances, test new hypotheses, and address current controversies. To achieve this goal, the Journal will publish original clinical and laboratory studies and reports and papers that comment on the social, economic, ethical, legal, and political factors that relate to these aims.

Information for authors

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
The Journal of Vascular Surgery® is the premier international journal of medical, endovascular, and surgical care of vascular diseases. It is dedicated to the science and art of vascular surgery and aims to improve the management of patients with vascular diseases by publishing relevant papers that report important medical advances, test new hypotheses, and address current controversies. To achieve this goal, the Journal will publish original clinical and laboratory studies, and reports and papers that comment on the social, economic, ethical, legal, and political factors that relate to these aims.

Information for readers

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
Communications regarding original articles and editorial management should be addressed to Peter Gloviczki, MD, and Peter F. Lawrence, MD, Editors, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 633 N. St. Clair, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611; telephone: 603-523-2222; 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.

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July 1, 2017 - 00:00

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July 1, 2017 - 00:00

Long-term Outcome after Thrombolysis for Acute Lower Limb Ischaemia

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
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.

Inequalities in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening in England: Effects of Social Deprivation and Ethnicity

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
Population screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in men is currently ongoing in several countries. The aim was to examine the effects of deprivation and ethnicity on uptake of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and prevalence of AAA.

Trend-break in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair With Decreasing Surgical Workload

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
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.

Five Year Natural History of Screening Detected Sub-Aneurysms and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in 70 Year Old Women and Systematic Review of Repair Rate in Women

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
The aim of this study was to report on the natural history of a population based cohort of 70 year old women with screening detected dilated aortas, and to systematically review publications reporting the rate of intact infrarenal aneurysm repair in women.

Near Infrared Spectroscopy as a Predictor for Shunt Requirement During Carotid Endarterectomy

July 1, 2017 - 00:00
Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) continuously monitors regional cerebral oxygenation (rSO2) in the frontal lobes. This method may be used in patients during carotid endarterectomy to indicate the need for shunting. The aim of the study was to evaluate the value of NIRS in determining the need for selective shunting during CEA. A secondary aim was to compare NIRS with stump pressure.