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Predictors of acute kidney injury after infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in octogenarians

August 25, 2018 - 00:00
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common postoperative complication after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. However, limited studies have investigated this complication in elderly patients. This study aims to evaluate AKI in octogenarians after open endovascular AAA repair (OAR) and endovascular AAA repair (EVAR).

Anterolateral retrograde access to the distal popliteal artery and to the tibioperoneal trunk for recanalization of femoropopliteal chronic total occlusions

August 17, 2018 - 00:00
To describe and assess the safety of a technique for the percutaneous retrograde access to either the P3 segment of the popliteal artery or the tibioperoneal trunk (TPT) through the anterior muscle compartment of the leg to treat distal femoropopliteal chronic total occlusion (CTO).

Chemical lumbar sympathectomy in the treatment of recalcitrant erythromelalgia

August 17, 2018 - 00:00
Erythromelalgia is highly disabling and treatment is often very challenging. There have been solitary case reports that it might benefit from sympathectomy. This study sought to evaluate the short-term and long-term efficacy of chemical lumbar sympathectomy (CLS) for treatment of recalcitrant erythromelalgia and try to identify a CLS-responsive subset.

A randomized clinical trial evaluating negative pressure therapy to decrease vascular groin incision complications

August 17, 2018 - 00:00
Vascular groin incision complications contribute significantly to patients' morbidity and rising health care costs. Negative pressure therapy over the closed incision decreases the infection rate in cardiac and orthopedic procedures. This study prospectively evaluated negative pressure therapy as a means to decrease wound complications and associated health care costs.

Comparison of commercially available versus customized branched-fenestrated devices in the treatment of complex aortic aneurysms

August 17, 2018 - 00:00
To evaluate and compare the early outcomes of patients treated for complex aortic aneurysms using a commercially available Zenith fenestrated endograft (ZFEN) or an advanced customized fenestrated-branched endovascular repair, which includes custom-made device or off-the-shelf p-branch devices available for use in a physician-sponsored investigational device exemption (PSIDE).


August 17, 2018 - 00:00
Dr John F. Eidt (Dallas, Tex). I would like to commend you on a nice presentation and for sending the manuscript several weeks in advance of the meeting.

Systematic review and meta-analysis of current evidence in spontaneous isolated celiac and superior mesenteric artery dissection

August 17, 2018 - 00:00
Spontaneous isolated celiac artery dissection (SICAD) and spontaneous isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection (SISMAD) represent the major types of spontaneous visceral artery dissection. However, no quantitative meta-analysis of SICAD and SISMAD is available. The aim of our study was to pool current evidence concerning basic profiles, treatment strategies, long-term adverse events, and morphologic changes of lesioned vessels in SICAD and SISMAD patients.

Increased warm ischemia time during vessel harvest decreases the primary patency of cryopreserved conduits in patients undergoing lower extremity bypass

August 17, 2018 - 00:00
Autologous vein is the preferred conduit for lower extremity bypass. However, it is often unavailable because of prior harvest or inadequate for bypass owing to insufficient caliber. Cryopreserved cadaveric vessels can be used as conduits for lower extremity revascularization when autogenous vein is not available and the use of prosthetic grafts is not appropriate. Many studies have shown that donor characteristics influence clinical outcomes in solid organ transplantation, but little is known regarding their impact in vascular surgery.

Late open conversions after endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair in an urgent setting

August 17, 2018 - 00:00
We report a multicenter experience of urgent late open conversion (LOC), with the goal of identifying the mode of presentation, technical aspects, and outcomes of this cohort of patients.

Tumor suppressor protein p53 negatively regulates ischemia-induced angiogenesis and arteriogenesis

August 17, 2018 - 00:00
The tumor suppressor protein p53 regulates angiogenesis and is a key regulatory mediator of cellular apoptosis, proliferation, and growth. p53 expression is induced in response to ischemia; however, its role in regulating ischemia-induced angiogenesis and arteriogenesis remains undefined. The objective of this study was to define the role of p53 in regulating ischemia-induced angiogenesis and arteriogenesis and to identify mechanisms by which this regulation occurs in vivo.

Current evidence in predictors of aortic growth and events in acute type B aortic dissection

August 13, 2018 - 00:00
Acute type B aortic dissection can have a stable course or evolve into aneurysm and subsequent adverse events. The aim of this systematic review was to analyze the morphologic predictors of an adverse course to establish their validity based on consistency of results.

Optimal medical management before lower extremity bypass for claudication in the veteran population

August 11, 2018 - 00:00
Optimizing medical management through glucose control, smoking cessation, and drug therapy (ie, antiplatelet and statin agents) is recommended as first-line therapy for patients with claudication. The aims of this study were to determine how frequently veterans with claudication received optimal medical management (OMM) before undergoing elective open lower extremity bypass procedures nationwide and whether preoperative OMM was associated with improved surgical outcomes.

Improved effectiveness of the repositionable GORE EXCLUDER AAA endoprosthesis featuring the C3 delivery system compared with the original GORE EXCLUDER AAA endoprosthesis for within the instructions for use treatment of aortoiliac aneurysms

August 11, 2018 - 00:00
To compare two endograft types, the original GORE EXCLUDER AAA endoprosthesis (W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz) with the repositionable GORE EXCLUDER featuring the C3 delivery system, which allows repositioning of the proximal part of the graft to achieve accurate placement in relation to the renal arteries, in unselected patients with aortoiliac aneurysms. In a second nested, substudy we investigated the relative effect of the standard Gore and Gore Dryseal introducer sheaths on intraoperative transfusion needs.

Outcome of drug-eluting balloon angioplasty versus endarterectomy in common femoral artery occlusive disease

August 10, 2018 - 00:00
Common femoral artery (CFA) occlusive disease remains a debatable site for endovascular therapy, and the outcome of drug-eluting balloon (DEB) angioplasty in treating CFA occlusive disease is largely unknown. This study compared the efficacy, safety, and short-term patency rate of DEB angioplasty and femoral endarterectomy for treatment of CFA occlusive disease.

Reversible secretome and signaling defects in diabetic mesenchymal stem cells from peripheral arterial disease patients

August 10, 2018 - 00:00
Regenerative medicine seeks to stall or to reverse the pathologic consequences of chronic diseases. Many people with diabetes have peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which increases their already high risk of major amputation. Cellular therapies are a promising regenerative medicine approach to PAD that can be used to focally inject regenerative cells to endangered tissue beds. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are known to promote tissue regeneration through stromal support and paracrine stimulation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis).

Early results with the custom-made Fenestrated Anaconda aortic cuff in the treatment of complex abdominal aortic aneurysm

August 10, 2018 - 00:00
The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of a specific custom-made fenestrated aortic cuff in the treatment of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs).