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Journal of Vascular Surgery – December 2017 Audiovisual Summary

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We would like to tell you about the December issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and some of the key articles. The first paper, by Chandra and co-authors from Stanford, entitled “Management and outcomes of symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms during the past 20 years,” compares symptomatic patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), defined as those who had new onset abdominal pain or aneurysm tenderness with no rupture found by computed tomography scan or in the operating room. In these patients, the repair of AAA was primarily open from 1995 to 2004 and evolved to primarily endovascular repair during the next decade.

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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, 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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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.

Contents

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Editorial Board

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The journey goes on

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The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Population Screening and Intervention for Vascular Disease in Danish Men (VIVA): A Randomised Controlled Trial

November 30, 2017 - 23:00
The observed reduction of mortality risk from abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, and hypertension has never been seen before in the population screening literature and can be linked primarily to initiation of pharmacological therapy. Health policy makers should consider implementing combined screening whether no screening or isolated abdominal aortic aneurysm screening is currently offered.

Meta-Analysis of the Costs of Carotid Artery Stenting and Carotid Endarterectomy

November 30, 2017 - 23:00
Hospitalization and long-term costs of carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) appear similar. Economic considerations should not influence the choice of stenting or surgery in patients with carotid artery stenosis being considered for revascularization.

Incidence of Myocardial Infarction After High-Risk Vascular Operations in Adults

November 30, 2017 - 23:00
The incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) did not significantly decrease in the past decade and has been consistently associated with worse clinical outcomes. Further inquiry into why advanced perioperative care did not reduce cardiac complications is important to quality patient care.

Thirty-Day Readmissions After Endovascular or Surgical Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia: Analysis of the 2013 to 2014 Nationwide Readmissions Databases

November 30, 2017 - 23:00
Approximately 1 in 5 patients hospitalized for critical limb ischemia (CLI) and undergoing revascularization is readmitted within 30 days. Readmission risk is influenced by CLI presentation, patient demographics, comorbidities, and in-hospital complications, but not by the mode of revascularization.

Results of Stent Graft Placement to Treat Cephalic Arch Stenosis in Hemodialysis Patients With Dysfunctional Brachiocephalic Arteriovenous Fistulas

November 30, 2017 - 23:00
The VIABAHN stent graft is a safe, effective, and durable device for treating cephalic arch stenosis when venoplasty fails.

Outcomes of Treatment Strategies for Isolated Spontaneous Dissection of the Superior Mesenteric Artery: A Systematic Review

November 30, 2017 - 23:00
There was no significant difference in mortality of symptomatic superior mesenteric artery (SMA) dissection patients without accompanying proof of bowel ischemia or aneurysm between interventional treatment and conservative treatment. An additional treatment is needed in a minority of patients receiving conservative treatment, however, more frequently than in those receiving endovascular treatment.

Repeated Measurements of Serum Concentrations of TNF-alpha, Interleukin-6, and Interleukin-10 in the Evaluation of Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis Progression

November 30, 2017 - 23:00
Long-term trends in serum concentrations of IL-6 and IL-10 in patients with ICA stenosis helps predict stenosis progression and unfavorable changes in plaque morphology.

Effect of Endovascular Contact Aspiration vs Stent Retriever on Revascularization in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke and Large Vessel Occlusion. The ASTER Randomized Clinical Trial

November 30, 2017 - 23:00
Among patients with anterior circulation ischemic stroke undergoing thrombectomy, first-line thrombectomy with contact aspiration versus stent retriever did not result in an increased revascularization rate at procedure end.

Self Made Xeno-pericardial Aortic Tubes to Treat Native and Aortic Graft Infections

November 30, 2017 - 23:00
The most appropriate material for reconstruction of the aorta for native or graft infection remains a matter for debate. This study examines the mid-term outcome of patients and graft durability after in situ aortic reconstruction with self made bovine pericardial tube grafts.

Patency and Clinical Outcome After Stent Placement for Chronic Obstruction of the Inferior Vena Cava

November 30, 2017 - 23:00
The objective was to assess the technical success, patency, and clinical outcome after stent placement for chronic obstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC).

Open Thoracic and Thoraco-abdominal Aortic Repair in Patients with Connective Tissue Disease

November 30, 2017 - 23:00
The aim is to present current results of open complex aortic repair in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD).

Outcome after Turndown for Elective Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

November 30, 2017 - 23:00
The aim was to assess the survival of patients who had been turned down for repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and to examine the factors influencing this.