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The state of complex endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs in the Vascular Quality Initiative

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
Endovascular repair of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms has become increasingly common, but reports have mostly been limited to single centers and single devices.

Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery versus endovascular repair in abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has shown promising initial results compared with traditional surgery, but its efficacy remains highly debated. The aim of this monocentric, retrospective study was to investigate differences in morbidity, mortality, and reintervention rates between endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and HALS, in the medium- and long-term follow-up in a highly selected population.

The learning curve of transcarotid artery revascularization

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
In the pivotal U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval trial, ROADSTER, transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) using the ENROUTE Transcarotid Neuroprotection System (Silk Road Medical Inc, Sunnyvale, Calif) was shown to have one of the lowest reported complication rates, not only for carotid artery stent placement, but also for any carotid intervention, including endarterectomy. The number of cases required for a surgeon to gain the proficiency to realize these outcomes has not been studied.

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January 31, 2019 - 23:00

Journal of Vascular Surgery – February 2019 Audiovisual Summary

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
Hello, and welcome to the video of the February 2019 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and the four papers that are now available for you to read free of charge, as well as many other excellent papers.

Impact of Surgeon's Experience on Vascular and Haemorrhagic Complications After Kidney Transplantation

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
The aim of this study was to investigate the independent risk factors of vascular and haemorrhagic complications after kidney transplantation (KTx) and to evaluate how the surgeon's experience affects the rate of vascular and haemorrhagic complications.

Outcomes of Surgical Explantation of Infected Aortic Grafts After Endovascular and Open Abdominal Aneurysm Repair

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
Infection of the vascular graft represents one of the most threatening complications after aortic repair. It is rare and associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. The aim of this study was to present short-term outcomes after surgical treatment of infected aortic grafts after endovascular and open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs).

Danish Trends in Major Amputation After Vascular Reconstruction in Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease 2002–2014

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
Contemporary information on major amputations after revascularisation in Denmark is sparse. This population based national study aimed to determine outcomes following revascularisation for PAD and to identify predictors of major amputation after revascularisation, including geographical variation.

Mid-Term Results of Fenestrated/Branched Stent Grafting to Treat Post-dissection Thoraco-abdominal Aneurysms

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
Patients surviving acute aortic dissection are at risk of developing a post-dissection thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm (PD-TAAA) during follow up, regardless of the type of treatment in the acute setting. Fenestrated and branched stent grafting (F/B-TEVAR) has been used with success to treat PD-TAAA, albeit reported only with short-term results. The aim of this study was to report mid-term results in a cohort of 71 patients.

Metformin Prescription is Associated with a Reduction in the Combined Incidence of Surgical Repair and Rupture Related Mortality in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
Currently there is no drug therapy for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and most previous investigations have focused on imaging rather than clinical outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess whether AAA related clinical events were lower in patients prescribed metformin.

Events of Interest

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
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Information for Readers

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
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.

Contents

January 31, 2019 - 23:00

Editorial Board

January 31, 2019 - 23:00

Increased requirements to avoid payment penalites in Quality Payment Program Year 3

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
The Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (MACRA) established the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The QPP requires that most physicians who submit claims to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) participate in one of two programs: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM). There is currently no approved vascular APM, so most vascular surgeons will participate in MIPS.

Correction

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
In the August 2018 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the article by Wiske et al (Wiske C, Arhuidese I, Malas M, Patterson R. Comparing the efficacy of shunting approaches and cerebral monitoring during carotid endarterectomy using a national database. J Vasc Surg 2018;68:416-25) had the incorrect Article Highlights published by mistake. The correct Article Highlights for this article are as follows:

Temporal Trends in the Management and Clinical Outcomes of Lower Extremity Arterial Thromboembolism Within a National Veteran Population

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
Review of patients admitted to the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System between October 1, 2002, and September 30, 2014.

Comparison of Outcomes and Cost of Endovascular Management vs Surgical Bypass for the Management of Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
Propensity score-matched analysis of the National Inpatient Sample from 2012 to 2014.

Durability of Stroke Prevention With Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Stenting

January 31, 2019 - 23:00
A single-center, retrospective review at a tertiary academic medical center between January 2001 and December 2011.