Journal of Vascular Surgery

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PC164 Fast-Track Thrombolysis for Acute Lower Extremity In-Stent Occlusions: A Novel Approach to Minimize Complications of Standard Thrombolytic Therapy

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
The role of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) in the treatment of acute lower extremity ischemia may require prolonged periods of time to achieve successful lysis. Prolonged thrombolysis infusion has demonstrated increased incidence of intracranial bleeding, stroke, and local complications. It is expensive and increases hospital length of stay. To minimize these potentially negative outcomes, we developed a fast track approach (FTA) that included the use of aggressive balloon angioplasty and stenting before the thrombus was completely lysed.

PC162 Exploring Associations Between Sleep Disturbance and Walking Activity Among Patients With Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease: Results From the Project VOICE Pilot Study

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
Sleep disturbance is an important determinant of both physical and mental health plus quality of life (QOL). Sleep disturbance associated with subclinical cardiovascular disease has been described, but associations with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) are unknown. We prospectively studied sleep disturbance among patients with symptomatic PAD over 30 days using wearable devices.

PC160 Common Femoral Artery Endarterectomy: Contemporary Results Using Eversion Endarterectomy vs Standard Endarterectomy With Patch

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
For over 50 years, standard endarterectomy with patch (SEP) of the common femoral artery (CFA) has been well described with durable results. Eversion endarterectomy (EE) uses a complete CFA transection above its bifurcation and subsequent end-to-end anastomosis. EE is potentially advantageous over SEP by avoiding prosthetic patch infection and easing future transfemoral access. With subjectively more focal femoral artery lesions encountered during the endovascular era, we reviewed our SEP and EE outcomes to see whether there were any differences between the two methods.

PC158 Long-Term Outcomes After Endovascular Stent Placement for Symptomatic, Long-Segment Superficial Femoral Artery Lesions

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
Endovascular intervention is commonly pursued for the treatment of symptomatic, long-segment superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease. The relative effectiveness and comparative long-term outcomes among bare-metal stents (BMS), covered stents (CS), and drug-eluting (DES) stents for long-segment SFA lesions remain uncertain.

PC156 Variation in Emergency Department Treatment of Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
Regional variation has been shown to exist in the treatment of lower extremity disease. Additionally, lower socioeconomic status is associated with later presentation and worse outcomes in vascular surgery. The decision to admit or discharge a patient with critical limb ischemia (CLI) from the emergency department (ED) depends on many factors. This study examined patient and hospital characteristics associated with disposition from the ED.

PC154 Hospital Wound and Revascularization Volume Does Not Decrease Lower Extremity Amputations for Ischemic Wounds

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
Studies of patients with lower extremity amputations due to peripheral artery disease suggest treatment in regions with higher volume of revascularization procedures may have a lower risk of amputation. We hypothesize that patients with lower extremity (LE) ischemic ulcers evaluated at hospitals with high volume ulcer management and revascularization experience have decreased risk of major amputation.

PC152 Urgent Ipsilateral Secondary Revascularization Is Associated With Worse Limb Salvage in Patients With Prior Bypass Compared to Prior Endovascular Intervention

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
In patients who undergo revascularization for limb ischemia, it is unclear whether failure of endovascular intervention has a more benign natural history than failure of open revascularization. We examined limb salvage in patients undergoing urgent repeat ipsilateral revascularization after failure of prior endovascular vs open intervention using a large national population data set.

PC150 Acute Limb Ischemia in the Pediatric Population: Surgical Revascularization vs Nonoperative Management

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
Acute limb ischemia (ALI) in a pediatric patient is a rare condition but may result in a life-long disability. A paucity of evidence exists to derive treatment guidelines. Some surgeons advocate conservative management over invasive measures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of surgical revascularization in the pediatric population and outcomes of conservative vs surgical management.

PC148 Contemporary Review of Trends, Outcomes, and Complications of Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Lower Extremity Ischemia

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
Acute lower extremity ischemia (ALI) is one of the most common vascular surgical emergencies that requires an emergent intervention. Thrombolytic therapy has been widely used for ALI, and the purpose of this study was to analyze the trends, outcomes, and complications of thrombolytic therapy for ALI.

PC146 Drug Abuse Is Associated With Higher Complications and Increased Cost Following Lower Extremity Revascularizations

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
Drug abusers present with different physiologic milieu, comorbidities, and risk factors compared to other vascular surgery patients. This study evaluated the outcomes of peripheral revascularization in this patient population.

PC144 Athletes Have Better Outcomes Than Nonathletes After First Rib Resection and Scalenectomy for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) is the most common form of TOS and may occur from an injury, occupational stress, or athletic endeavors. While most patients with nTOS will improve after first rib resection and scalenectomy (FRRS), the prognostic risk factors for success remain unelucidated. Athletes are a very motivated and disciplined demographic and therefore should be a group more likely to respond to FRRS for nTOS than nonathletes. We hypothesized that athletes would do better after FRRS than nonathletes despite the added physical stress that sporting activity would impose.

PC142 A Population-Based Evaluation of Thirty-Day Cost and Emergency Department Visit, Readmission, or Death After Major Vascular Surgery

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
While a common target of quality improvement initiatives, early readmission to hospital after major surgery fails to capture the quality of life and economic burden associated with outpatient health-related resource use. Within a large, single-payer regional health care system, we characterized 30-day costs and the risk of emergency department (ED) visit, readmission, or death following major vascular surgery.

PC140 Safety and Effectiveness of Antegrade Superficial Femoral Artery Access in an Office-Based Ambulatory Setting

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
Percutaneous antegrade superficial femoral artery (SFA) access is an essential, but infrequently used technique for treatment of mid-to-distal SFA and tibial arterial disease. Its utility in an office-based setting to facilitate technical success has not been previously described.

PC138 Not All Vascular Surgery Readmissions Are Created Equal

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
We investigated the risk factors associated with and causes of readmission of patients following an inpatient vascular surgery stay.

PC136 An Optimal Gender-Specific Treatment Policy for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Constructed Using a Markov Decision Process Model

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
This study was conducted to (1) demonstrate a novel mathematical method to determine an optimal treatment policy for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and (2) propose a potential gender-specific treatment policy for patients with AAAs.

PC132 The Institutional Cost of Ruptured Aneurysms: Implications for Tertiary Care Medical Centers

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
As care of vascular emergencies becomes more regionalized, the cost of providing emergency care to patients with ruptured aneurysms rests largely on tertiary medical centers. These lifesaving procedures may place excessive fiscal strain on an already overtaxed system. The objective of this study was to define and quantify the cost of repairing ruptured aneurysms and compare treatment modalities.

PC130 Development and Implementation of a Level One Vascular Emergency Program

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
Vascular pathology, including arterial rupture, critical limb ischemia, phlegmasia, and mesenteric ischemia require urgent or emergent evaluation and intervention. Definitive treatment often requires transfer to tertiary care facilities. Studies looking at interhospital transfer for ruptured aneurysm have concluded that there is a need for a more systematic and streamlined systems for transferring these time-sensitive patients but have yet to examine all vascular emergencies. This study aimed to review a single tertiary care center's 5-year experience with the development and implementation of a Level One Vascular Emergency (L1VE) Program, designed to decrease barriers to transfer and expedite definitive care for all urgent and emergent vascular pathologies.

PC128 Trends in Drug Utilizations for Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have a high incidence of cardiovascular disease and current guidelines recommend treatment with antiplatelet agents (AP), 3-hydroxy-3 methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blocker (ACEi/ARB). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the trend in the use of these medications in a large diverse patient population managed at routine clinical practice.

PC126 Early Surgery Is as Effective as Delayed Surgery for Patients With Severe Limitations from Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
Patients with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) live with daily discomfort that may change activities, strain personal relationships, and limit work ability. Typical treatment pathways for patients with nTOS start with physical therapy to relieve symptoms and possible surgical therapy. This study compared outcomes of early first rib resection and anterior scalenectomy to delayed surgical treatment in patients with severe nTOS.

PC124 Depression in Older Adults Undergoing Interventions for Peripheral Arterial Disease

June 1, 2017 - 00:00
The objective of this study was to investigate the association between depression and mortality in older adults undergoing endovascular or open interventions for peripheral arterial disease (PAD).