Journal of Vascular Surgery

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Increasing Mortality Trends for Open Infrarenal and Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repairs in the Endovascular Era

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
Rapid adoption of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been driven by improving trends in perioperative morbidity and mortality compared with open repair. Perioperative outcomes in the current era of anatomically more complex open repairs remain undetermined. The purpose of this study was to investigate trends for elective and ruptured aneurysm repairs and in-hospital mortality for these patients at a high-volume tertiary care, university teaching hospital.

Evaluating Quality Metrics and Cost After Discharge: A Population-Based Study of Value in Health Care After Major Vascular Surgery in Ontario

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
Although it is a common target of quality improvement initiatives, early readmission to the 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 the 30-day costs and risk of an emergency department (ED) visit, readmission, or death after major vascular surgery.

Higher Surgeon Annual Volume, But Not Years of Experience, Leads to Reduced Rates of Perioperative Complications and Reoperations After Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
Volume-outcome relationships for open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair have been rarely studied in publicly funded health systems. We sought to determine the effects of surgeon volume, surgeon years of experience, and composite volume on outcomes after all elective open AAA repairs performed in Ontario, Canada.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Characteristics of Peripheral Arterial Lesions Relate to the Difficulty of Endovascular Procedures

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
Percutaneous vascular interventions (PVIs) are associated with high technical failure and reintervention rates. Limitations with current peripheral arterial imaging modalities make selection of patients for PVI difficult. In this study, we used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to characterize peripheral arterial lesions to predict whether lesions are difficult to cross with a guidewire.

Iliac Artery Torsion and Calcification Predict Endovascular Device Rotation and Severe Perioperative Complications in Advanced Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
The objectives of this study were to quantify the short-term clinical outcomes in patients with stent graft rotation and to identify anatomic markers that can predict stent graft rotation.

Correlation Between Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Activity, Intraluminal Thrombus Deposition, and Computational Pulsatile Hemodynamics in Human Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
We have previously demonstrated that abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture occurs in zones of low wall shear stress (WSS) where flow recirculation and intraluminal thrombus (ILT) deposition are increased. Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) is the most important metalloproteinase involved in pathogenesis of AAA. The purpose of this study was to examine regional differences in MMP-9 tissue levels, ILT deposition, and predicted pulsatile flow dynamics in human AAA.

Air Bubbles Released From Thoracic Aortic Endograft Deployment: Analysis and Quantification

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
Although the prevalence of stroke after thoracic endovascular aortic repair is well documented, the proportion of both clinically significant and silent air emboli during thoracic endovascular aortic repair remains undetermined. Although widely suspected, the presence and amount of retained air bubbles released on deployment of fully flushed and prepared thoracic endografts have never been independently verified. The goal of this study was to determine the volume of air and the size of any macrobubbles released (diameter >1 mm) during standard thoracic aortic endograft deployment in an in vitro model.

Performance Assessment of a Radiofrequency-Powered Guidewire for Crossing Peripheral Arterial Occlusions Based on Lesion Morphology

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
The goal of this study was to assess and to compare the performance of a conventional guidewire and a radiofrequency (RF)-powered guidewire for crossing various types of peripheral chronic total occlusions as characterized by magnetic resonance imaging.

Topical Oxygen Therapy Closes Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
Many diabetic foot ulcers exhibit a degree of hypoxia, and this impairs the healing process because processes such as cell division, angiogenesis, fighting of infection, and collagen production do not occur efficiently in low-oxygen environments.

Venous Arterialization for Nonreconstructible Lower Extremity Arterial Disease: A Multicenter Case Series

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
Approximately 15% of patients with critical limb ischemia are not candidates for revascularization because of lack of target outflow vessels. The prognosis for these patients is grim, with major amputation being the only option for pain control or wound healing. A potential alternative for these patients is venous arterialization of the foot, which may provide reverse flow to the capillary beds and increase collaterals.

Thoraflex Hybrid Endovascular Frozen Elephant Trunk Device for Treatment of Complex Aortic Arch Disease

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
The objective of this study was to describe our experience illustrating the utility of the Thoraflex (Vascutek, Inchinnan, Glasgow, UK) hybrid frozen elephant trunk prosthesis (Fig 1) in the multidisciplinary treatment of complex aortic arch and thoracoabdominal aortic disease.

Early Results of Arch Disease Treated with Nexus Arch Endograft

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
The objective of this study was to describe the results of five consecutive cases of aortic arch disease repaired using the novel Nexus arch endograft (Endospan, Herzliya, Israel). Aortic arch disease poses a technical and anatomic challenge for endovascular repair. Durable aneurysm exclusion and procedure-related complications including strokes account for some of these challenges. We report five consecutive cases of arch disease (aneurysm and dissection) treated with the Nexus arch endograft.

A Canadian Postmarket Study of Zenith Alpha Abdominal Endovascular Graft

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
The objective of this study is to report the initial results of a multicenter Canadian study evaluating the performance of the Zenith Alpha (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) abdominal endovascular graft in the postmarket setting. The Zenith Alpha device, based on the Zenith platform (modular system, suprarenal fixation), is delivered through a lower profile introduction system (16F or 17F) with an ergonomic rotation handle that requires fewer procedural steps. Compared with previous-generation devices, this low-profile system is expected to enable endovascular aneurysm repair in a wider population of patients.

The Impact of Statins on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Growth, Rupture, and Perioperative Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
The objective of this study was to summarize the literature regarding the effects of statins on human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) growth, rupture, and perioperative mortality.

EndoAnchors in Thoracic, Thoracoabdominal, and Complex Abdominal Endovascular Aortic Repairs: Safe and Effective

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and complex endovascular abdominal aortic repair (CEVAR) are performed despite anatomic constraints and complicated aortic disease. Using Heli-FX EndoAnchors (Medtronic, Santa Rosa, Calif) for endograft fixation in the infrarenal aorta has been described. This study was performed to assess the applicability and outcomes of EndoAnchors in TEVAR and CEVAR.

Percutaneous Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair Under Local Anesthesia Without Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
The objective of this study was to assess the safety of performing thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) under local anesthesia (LA) without cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage.

Reserve Aortic Ratio as an Index of Wall Vulnerability for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
Maximal aortic diameter for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) cannot provide the clinician with an accurate assessment of the individual patient's risk for aortic rupture. We describe a novel aortic wall vulnerability index called reserve aortic ratio (RAR) that provides a noninvasive prediction of the propensity for rupture of an aortic aneurysm. RAR strongly correlates with the local wall strength, enabling a highly individualized and topographically accurate risk assessment for AAAs (ie, interpatient and intrapatient RAR assessment).

Comparison of Cyanoacrylate (VenaSeal) and Radiofrequency Ablation for Treatment of Varicose Veins in a Canadian Population

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
The objective of this study was to compare clinical outcomes of cyanoacrylate (CA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the treatment of varicose veins at our institution.

Influence of Arterial and Venous Diameters on Autogenous Arteriovenous Access Patency

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
The autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the standard procedure for patients requiring chronic hemodialysis. To enhance its success, preoperative duplex ultrasound has been used to determine fistula location based on venous and arterial diameters. Previous authors have suggested that a minimum outflow vein diameter (MOVD) and perianastomotic arterial diameter are associated with successful maturation. The goal of this study was to determine anatomic and clinical variables that may influence access patency to guide optimal autogenous access configuration selection.

Evaluation of Biomarkers for Predicting Wound Healing in Venous Leg Ulcer

September 1, 2017 - 00:00
This study looked to examine a panel of biomarkers in healing and nonhealing chronic venous leg ulcers to determine whether a biomarker exists that can accurately predict healing in these wounds.