Journal of Vascular Surgery

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Renin-angiotensin system blockade does not attenuate abdominal aortic aneurysm growth, rupture rate, or perioperative mortality after elective repair

November 22, 2017 - 23:00
The objective of this study was to summarize the literature regarding the effects of renin-angiotensin system blockade (RASB) using angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEis) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) on human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) growth, rupture, and perioperative mortality.

Endovascular treatment of the ascending aorta using a combined transapical and transfemoral approach

November 19, 2017 - 23:00
In high-risk patients with diseases of the ascending aorta, endovascular repair might be a therapeutic alternative to surgical repair. We developed a combined access route with transapical and transfemoral externalization of the wire and report the operative technique as well as our initial experience of six patients treated with this method. Improved wire control resulted in precise deployment of endovascular prostheses, respecting the integrity of the coronary ostia and the supra-aortic vessels.

Immediate and late outcomes of endovascular therapy for lower extremity arteries in Buerger disease

November 19, 2017 - 23:00
Buerger disease is a rare inflammatory vasculopathy presenting with severe claudication or critical limb ischemia. In this study, we sought to evaluate the feasibility and clinical outcomes of endovascular therapy for Buerger disease involving arteries in the lower extremities.

Outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for chronic aortic dissections

November 19, 2017 - 23:00
Open surgical repair remains the “gold standard” treatment for chronic type B aortic dissection (cTBD) with aneurysm. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has gained popularity in recent years for the treatment of thoracic aortic diseases, including cTBD. We assessed the effectiveness of TEVAR in the treatment of cTBD using the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) database.

Three-year outcome of the covered endovascular reconstruction of the aortic bifurcation technique for aortoiliac occlusive disease

November 19, 2017 - 23:00
The objective of this study was to demonstrate the 3-year outcome of the covered endovascular reconstruction of the aortic bifurcation (CERAB) technique for the treatment of extensive aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD).

Arterial reconstructions for chronic lower extremity ischemia in preadolescent and adolescent children

November 19, 2017 - 23:00
Chronic lower extremity ischemia in pediatric patients is uncommon. The intent of this study was to better define the arterial reconstructive options and their long-term durability in preadolescent and adolescent children having clinically relevant arterial occlusions affecting the lower extremity.

Configuration affects parallel stent grafting results

November 15, 2017 - 23:00
A number of adjunctive “off-the-shelf” procedures have been described to treat complex aortic diseases. Our goal was to evaluate parallel stent graft configurations and to determine an optimal formula for these procedures.

The blind pushing technique for peripherally inserted central catheter placement through brachial vein puncture

November 15, 2017 - 23:00
The objective of this study was to conduct a prospective clinical trial evaluating the technical feasibility and short-term clinical outcome of the blind pushing technique for placement of pretrimmed peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) through brachial vein access.

Outcomes at a single center after subintimal arterial flossing with antegrade-retrograde intervention for critical limb ischemia

November 15, 2017 - 23:00
The subintimal arterial flossing with antegrade-retrograde intervention technique has been used to overcome antegrade recanalization failures for peripheral lower limb arterial occlusive disease. There are few outcomes published for this technique and we sought to evaluate outcomes at our institution over a 7-year period.

Complex endovascular repair of postdissection arch and thoracoabdominal aneurysms

November 14, 2017 - 23:00
We report our experience of the treatment of postdissection arch aneurysms and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by endovascular repair using fenestrated and branched endografts.

Relationship between ADAMTS4 and carotid atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability in humans

November 14, 2017 - 23:00
Rupture of atherosclerotic plaques and the resulting thrombosis are vital causes of clinical ischemic events. Recent studies have shown that ADAMTS4 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs 4) is a pathogenic factor of plaque vulnerability in mice. However, the relationship between ADAMTS4 and carotid atherosclerotic vulnerable plaques in humans remains unclear.

Ten-year review of isolated spontaneous mesenteric arterial dissections

November 12, 2017 - 23:00
Isolated spontaneous dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and celiac artery (CA) remains a rare condition; however, it has been increasingly noted incidentally on diagnostic imaging. The purpose of this study was to examine the natural history and outcomes of patients presenting with isolated spontaneous mesenteric artery dissection (SMAD). We hypothesized that most SMADs can be treated nonoperatively.

The five things we all need to know about MACRA and alternative payment systems to compete and flourish

November 11, 2017 - 23:00
Changes in how patient care will be reimbursed in the future are being determined right now. The law has changed to eliminate the past method of fee for service funded by the sustainable growth rate formula to payment based on quality. You need to know how the system functions to prevent a 4% reduction in Medicare reimbursement in 2019. You need to know this now because data collected today in 2017 will determine your rate for 2019. This review provides you knowledge of how the system has changed, what is required of you right now to be successful, and how you can succeed in the future.

Intraluminal thrombus is associated with early rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm

November 11, 2017 - 23:00
The implications of intraluminal thrombus (ILT) in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are currently unclear. Previous studies have demonstrated that ILT provides a biomechanical advantage by decreasing wall stress, whereas other studies have associated ILT with aortic wall weakening. It is further unclear why some aneurysms rupture at much smaller diameters than others. In this study, we sought to explore the association between ILT and risk of AAA rupture, particularly in small aneurysms.

Evaluating strategies for reducing scattered radiation in fixed-imaging hybrid operating suites

November 5, 2017 - 23:00
High-resolution fixed C-arm fluoroscopic systems allow high-quality endovascular imaging but come at a cost of greater scatter radiation generation and increased occupational exposure for surgeons. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of two methods in reducing scattered radiation exposure.

Comparison of open surgical techniques for repair of types III and IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms

November 5, 2017 - 23:00
The objective of this study was to compare outcomes after repair of type III and type IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by three different open surgical techniques at a tertiary care institution.

Superior mesenteric artery calcification is associated with cardiovascular risk factors, systemic calcified atherosclerosis, and increased mortality

November 1, 2017 - 23:00
Atherosclerosis is a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality. However, epidemiologic data are sparse regarding risk factors for superior mesenteric artery calcification (SMAC), the association between SMAC and disease in other arterial beds, or the independent contribution of SMAC to risk of mortality. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that presence and extent of SMAC are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, calcification in other arterial beds, and both cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, independent of classic risk factors and calcification in other arterial beds.

Incidence and prognostic factors related to major adverse cerebrovascular events in patients with complex aortic diseases treated by the chimney technique

November 1, 2017 - 23:00
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with the chimney technique (ch-EVAR) has been used for the treatment of aortic aneurysms as an alternative approach to fenestrated endografting or open repair. Nonetheless, the need for an upper extremity arterial access may contribute to a higher risk for periprocedural cerebrovascular events. This study reports on the perioperative cerebral and major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) after ch-EVAR.

Timely thrombectomy can improve patency of hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulas

November 1, 2017 - 23:00
The urgency with which salvage of thrombosed vascular accesses for dialysis should be attempted remains unknown. We examined the effect of a timely thrombectomy approach on vascular access outcomes for dialysis.

Endoscopic versus open great saphenous vein harvesting for femoral to popliteal artery bypass

October 31, 2017 - 23:00
Conflicting data exist on outcomes of open vein harvest (OVH) and endoscopic vein harvest (EVH) for infrainguinal bypass. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between OVH and EVH in femoral to popliteal artery bypasses.