Arteriovenous access failure is most often due to the development of neointimal hyperplastic stenoses. Balloon angioplasty remains standard of care for endovascular treatment of stenoses obstructing blood flow in hemodialysis […]» Read more
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on an academic vascular practice and a multi-disciplinary limb preservation program.
With the aggressive resource conservation necessary to face the COVID-19 pandemic, vascular surgeons face unique challenges to managing the health of their high-risk patients. Early analysis of patient outcomes following […]» Read more
The Society for Vascular Surgery Alternative Payment Model Task Force Report on Opportunities for Value-Based Reimbursement in Care for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease.
The Society for Vascular Surgery Alternative Payment Model Taskforce document explores the drivers and implications for developing objective value-based reimbursement plans for the care of patients with peripheral arterial disease […]» Read more
The involvement of myeloperoxidase in the production of dysfunctional high-density lipoproteins and oxidised biomolecules leads to oxidative stress in the blood vessel endothelium. This prospective cohort study aimed to examine […]» Read more
The application of intracavitary electrocardiogram for tip location of femoral vein catheters in chemotherapy patients with superior vena cava obstruction.
Most studies focused on the application of intracavitary electrocardiogram (IC-ECG) location in superior vena cava access catheterization, this study aimed to explore the effect of IC-ECG for tip location of […]» Read more
Quantifying the Risk-Adjusted Hospital Costs of Postoperative Complications after Lower Extremity Bypass in Patients with Claudication.
There is increasing evidence that the risks associated with surgical revascularization for intermittent claudication outweigh the benefits. The aim of our study is to quantify the cost of care associated […]» Read more
The study aim was to determine the criteria for carotid atherosclerotic plaque (ASP) instability with the use of an advanced ultrasound technology, immunohistochemical analysis, electron paramagnetic resonance, and assess their […]» Read more
Pre-operative Stress Test and Post-operative MI in patients Requiring Lower Extremity Bypass for Critical Limb Ischemia.
Patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) often require lower extremity bypass surgery for limb salvage. Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major post-operative risk. Our objective is to assess the utility […]» Read more
To assess the safety, efficacy, and durability of the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold in predominantly complex, infra-popliteal lesions for the management of chronic limb ischemia at two-year clinical follow-up. Bioresorbable […]» Read more
Spinal cord ischemia (SCI) resulting in paraplegia is a devastating complication associated with thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (TEVAR) whose incidence has significantly declined over time. In this review we […]» Read more
Application of an extracorporeal prefenestrated stent graft in endovascular repair of ascending aorta and aortic arch lesions.
Aortic dissection involving the ascending aorta and aortic arch is a serious condition. Treatment using traditional surgical methods has certain disadvantages. This study investigated the effectiveness of thoracic endovascular repair […]» Read more
The usefulness and feasibility of placing a clinch knot with a guidewire to achieve temporary hemostasis in arteriovenous dialysis access interventions.
To evaluate the usefulness and feasibility of using a reversible clinch knot with a guidewire in place rather than eliminating the access route during an arteriovenous hemodialysis access (AV access) […]» Read more
Prevention of retrograde ascending aortic dissection by cardiac pacing during hybrid surgery for zone 0 aortic arch repair.
Retrograde type A dissection (RTAD) after zone 0 hybrid aortic arch repair is highly lethal and not infrequent complication. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and […]» Read more
Aortic aneurysms occur concomitantly with malignancy in approximately 1.0-17.0% of patients. There is little published information regarding the effects of subsequent oncologic therapies on aortic aneurysm growth. The aim of […]» Read more
Propensity-Matched Comparison of Endovascular vs Open Reconstruction for TASC-II C/D AortoIliac Occlusive Disease. A Ten-Year Single-Center Experience with Self-Expanding Covered Stents.
To compare endovascular therapy (EVT) using kissing self-expanding covered stents (SECS), with open repair (OR) with aorto-bifemoral bypass (ABF), for reconstruction of the aortic bifurcation in TASC-II C/D aortoiliac occlusive […]» Read more
Risk Factors for Early and Late Type Ib Endoleak Following Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
A type Ib endoleak (T1bEL) is a postoperative complication that usually requires additional interventions following endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. Previous studies have focused on iliac artery tortuosity or common iliac […]» Read more
Long-Term Outcomes after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair Using Chimney-Grafts for Aortic Arch Pathologies- 10 Years Single-Center Experience.
This study reports the early- and long-term outcomes of the thoracic endovascular aortic repair using the Chimney-Graft technique (ChTEVAR) for the treatment of aortic arch pathologies.From January 2010 to December […]» Read more
Comparative Analysis of Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Femoral Endarterectomy Plus Endovascular (hybrid) or Bypass for Femoropopliteal Occlusive Disease.
The gold-standard for management of combined common femoral (CFA) and superficial femoral (SFA) atherosclerotic occlusive disease has traditionally been open femoral endarterectomy and femoral-popliteal bypass. Hybrid approaches involving an open […]» Read more
Lower extremity revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia among patients at the extremes of age.
Patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) at the extremes of age are thought to have distinct risk factor profiles and poor outcomes after lower extremity revascularization (LER). The aim of […]» Read more
Management of the ischemic diabetic foot (DF) due to infra-popliteal arterial disease is challenging and controversial. Observation, bypass surgery and endovascular intervention are the three available options. Outcome of percutaneous […]» Read more
Open Surgical Repair of Juxtarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in the Elderly is Not Associated with Increased Thirty-Day Mortality Compared to Fenestrated Endovascular Grafting.
Endovascular repair of juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (JAAA) with fenestrated grafts (FEVAR) has been reported to decrease operative mortality and morbidity as compared to open surgical repair (OSR). However, prior […]» Read more
Spontaneous dissection of abdominal aortic branches is rare. Prior reports discuss incidents of isolated renal artery dissections and isolated splanchnic artery dissections; however, these types of dissections almost never occur […]» Read more
COVID-19 has to date affected over 5 million people worldwide and caused in excess of 300000 deaths. One of the principal finding is that of a thrombotic tendency within the […]» Read more
The role of surgery for assisted maturation after endovascular and percutaneous arteriovenous fistula creation.
Even in the best of circumstances, a significant number of patients will require adjunctive endovascular and/or surgical revision prior to achieving functional patency after endovascular or percutaneous AVF creation, at […]» Read more
“Outcomes of arteriovenous fistulae cannulation in the first 6 weeks of use: A retrospective multicenter observational study”.
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) management for haemodialysis (HD) is one of the most challenging aspects of clinical care. A successful cannulation outcome when an AVF or arteriovenous graft (AVG) is used […]» Read more
Comparison of drug-coated balloon angioplasty versus uncoated balloon angioplasty in treatment of total occlusions with severe femoropopliteal lesions: An additional analysis from the AcoArt I study.
Femoropopliteal chronic total occlusions are challenging to treat, and evidence of the effectiveness of drug-coated balloon angioplasty for long femoropopliteal chronic total occlusion lesions is limited. We compared the midterm […]» Read more
Although abdominal trauma remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality, there has not been a large-scale multicenter study regarding outcomes in patients who incur mesenteric vascular injuries. The goal […]» Read more
We sought to understand the effects of Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) on vascular surgery practices as related to the VASCON scale.All members of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) were surveyed […]» Read more
Engaging Patients and Caregivers to Establish Priorities for the Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
Effective diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) care is stymied by a lack of input from patients and caregivers, thereby reducing treatment adherence and overall quality of care. Our objectives were to […]» Read more
Literature Review and Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Cilostazol on Limb Salvage Rates after Infrainguinal Endovascular and Open Revascularization.
Current clinical guidelines recommend the use of cilostazol in the treatment of patients with infra-inguinal peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who experience intermittent claudication (IC). However, the role of cilostazol therapy […]» Read more