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Evolution of type II endoleaks based on different ultrasound-identified patterns

October 13, 2017 - 23:00
The objective of this study was to delineate the specific types of waveforms that exist in type II endoleaks (T2ELs) and their effect on aneurysm sac size.

Perioperative outcomes after reoperative carotid endarterectomy are worse than expected

October 13, 2017 - 23:00
Reoperative carotid endarterectomy (CEA) can be technically challenging because of significant scarring as a consequence of the initial CEA procedure. There are limited data that describe outcomes after reoperative CEA, and as such, our goal was to determine the effect of reoperative CEA on perioperative outcomes.

Endovascular aortic sealing with Nellix reduces intraoperative radiation dose when compared to endovascular aortic repair

October 8, 2017 - 23:00
To analyze radiation exposure during endovascular aortic sealing (EVAS) in comparison with standard endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) in clinical practice.

Analysis of wound healing time and wound-free period as outcomes after surgical and endovascular revascularization for critical lower limb ischemia

October 8, 2017 - 23:00
Traditional end points, such as amputation-free survival, used to assess the clinical effectiveness of lower limb revascularization have shortcomings because they do not account independently for wound nonhealing and recurrence or patient survival. Wound healing process and maintenance of a wound-free state after revascularization were not well-studied. The aim of this study was to elucidate the long-term clinical course of ischemic wounds after revascularization. We focused on initial wound healing process as well as the maintenance of a wound-free state after achievement of wound healing.

A novel technique for duplex-guided office-based interventions for patients with acute arteriovenous fistula occlusion

October 6, 2017 - 23:00
The purpose of the study was to aggressively salvage acutely occluded arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) using duplex imaging as the sole imaging modality for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of acutely thrombosed AVF.

Unplanned 30-day readmission in patients with diabetic foot wounds treated in a multidisciplinary setting

October 6, 2017 - 23:00
Readmission rates are known to be high for vascular surgery patients in general, but there are limited data describing the risk of surgical and nonsurgical readmission among patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Our aim was to identify factors associated with unplanned readmission in DFU patients treated in a multidisciplinary setting.

Discussion

October 6, 2017 - 23:00
Dr W. Anthony Lee (Boca Raton, Fla). I would like to thank the program committee for the privilege of discussing this paper by the University of Florida, which has been one of the leading institutions, as we all know, in thoracic and endovascular aortic repair.

Atherosclerotic plaque characteristics are not associated with future cardiovascular events in patients undergoing iliofemoral endarterectomy

October 6, 2017 - 23:00
Plaque characteristics such as intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) have been associated with secondary cardiovascular events (CVE) in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy. In addition, carotid plaques containing macrophage infiltration or a large lipid core size were associated with less restenosis. It is currently unknown whether iliofemoral plaque histopathologic characteristics are predictive for secondary CVE in patients with peripheral arterial disease undergoing iliofemoral endarterectomy. The aim of this study was to examine the association between iliofemoral atherosclerotic plaque characteristics and secondary CVE in patients undergoing iliofemoral endarterectomy.

Implementation of a bundled protocol significantly reduces risk of spinal cord ischemia after branched or fenestrated endovascular aortic repair

October 6, 2017 - 23:00
Spinal cord ischemia (SCI) is a devastating complication after branched or fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (B/FEVAR) for thoracoabdominal aortic disease. The purpose of this analysis was to describe the impact of a bundled clinical care protocol designed to reduce the risk of SCI in this population of patients.

Outcomes of hybrid procedure for type B aortic dissection with an aberrant right subclavian artery

October 5, 2017 - 23:00
To report our single-center experience of the hybrid procedure for type B aortic dissection (TBAD) with an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) and the early to midterm outcomes in these patients.

Downregulation of Pin1 in human atherosclerosis and its association with vascular smooth muscle cell senescence

October 3, 2017 - 23:00
Pin1 is prevalently overexpressed in human cancers and implicated to regulate cell growth and apoptosis. Thus far, however, no role for Pin1 has been described in modulating vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) senescence.

Reduced shear stress and associated aortic deformation in the thoracic aorta of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

October 3, 2017 - 23:00
Central aortic stiffness and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are associated with increased incidence of devastating aortopathies. However, the exact mechanism leading to elevated aortic stiffness in patients with COPD is unknown. The purpose of this study was to quantify flow and shear hemodynamic indices, known markers of vascular remodeling, in the thoracic aorta of patients with mild to moderate COPD (n = 16) and to compare these results with an age-matched control group (n = 10).

Information for readers

October 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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October 1, 2017 - 00:00

Journal of Vascular Surgery – October 2017 Audiovisual Summary

October 1, 2017 - 00:00
Welcome to the Journal of Vascular Surgery and some of the best articles for your review.

Correction

October 1, 2017 - 00:00
In the September 2017 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery abstracts (J Vasc Surg 2017;66:e61-e85) should have included the following abstract in place of the published abstract titled “Evaluation of Biomarkers for Predicting Wound Healing in Venous Leg Ulcer” by Stacey et al on page e64. The correct abstract is as follows:

Correction

October 1, 2017 - 00:00
In the August issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society abstracts (J Vasc Surg 2017;66:e21-41) contained an error in the author byline of “Success of Atherectomy in Lower Extremity Ischemia Performed in Office-Based Laboratory”. The surnames of Benjamin Burtcher Rous, Jordan Bruce Fenlo, and Samuel Hsien La are incorrect as published. The correct surnames are Roush, Fenlon, and Lai, respectively.

Correction

October 1, 2017 - 00:00
In the July 2017 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the article by Mehta et al (Mehta KS, Lee JJ, Taha AA, Avgerinos E, Chaer RA. Vascular applications of contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging. J Vasc Surg 2017;66:266-74) contained a spelling error in the name of Ashraf G. Taha. The correct middle initial for Dr Taha is G. and not A. as published.

Events of interest

October 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.

Information for authors

October 1, 2017 - 00:00
Complete information for authors and editorial policies are available in the January and July issues, at our Web site www.jvascsurg.org, or at our Editorial Manager Web site at jvs.editorialmanager.com. An abbreviated checklist for manuscript submission follows. Manuscripts that are accepted for publication become the property of the Journal of Vascular Surgery®, which is copyrighted by the Society for Vascular Surgery®. They may not be published or reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the author(s) and the Journal.