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Bilateral Use of Iliac Branch Devices for Aortoiliac Aneurysms Is Safe and Feasible, and Procedural Volume Does Not Seem to Affect Technical or Clinical Effectiveness: Early and Midterm Results From the pELVIS International Multicentric Registry.

Mario D'Oria, Georgios A Pitoulias, Giovanni F Torsello, Apostolos G Pitoulias, Stefano Fazzini, Fabrizio Masciello, Fabio Verzini, Konstantinos P Donas, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate early and follow-up outcomes following bilateral use of iliac branch devices (IBD) for aortoiliac endografting and assess the impact of center volume. We used data from the pELVIS international multicentric registry.<h4>Methods</h4>For the purpose of this study, only those patients receiving concomitant bilateral IBD implantation were analyzed. To assess ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2021, :15266028211016439]

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Performance of the Gore VBX Balloon Expandable Endoprosthesis as Bridging Stent-Graft in Branched Endovascular Aortic Repair for Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms.

Giovanni B Torsello, Apostolos Pitoulias, Sarah Litterscheid, Bärbel Berekoven, Giovanni-Federico Torsello, Martin Austermann, Michel J Bosiers,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Bridging stent stability is crucial for efficacy and safety of branched aortic endovascular repair (bEVAR) of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs). In this study, we assess the performance of the new Viabahn Balloon-Expandable endoprosthesis (VBX) in bEVAR. Based on our learning curve we give recommendations for a safe and effective use ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2021, 28(4):549-554]

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Treatment of a giant hepatic echinococcal cyst with percutaneous drainage and in vivo assessment of the protoscolicidal effect of praziquantel.

Joachim Richter, Andreas Karl Lindner, Dominik Geisel, Giovanni Federico Torsello, Gabriela Equihua Martinez, Caroline Isner, Dirk Schürmann, Frieder Pfäfflin, Arzu Orhun, Tommaso Manciulli, Enrico Brunetti,

Therapy choices for cystic echinococcisis (CE) are stage-specific: surgical, minimally invasive, medical or observation without intervention. PAIR (percutaneous aspiration, instillation of a scolicide, and re-aspiration) has been considered the treatment of choice for uncomplicated echinococcal liver cysts. However, PAIR carries the risk of toxic cholangitis or hypernatremia and that the ... Read more >>

Clin J Gastroenterol (Clinical journal of gastroenterology)
[2021, 14(3):888-892]

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Early and mid-term results from a postmarket observational study of Zenith t-Branch thoracoabdominal endovascular graft.

Michel Bosiers, Tilo Kölbel, Timothy Resch, Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Giovanni Torsello, Martin Austermann,

<h4>Objective</h4>We have reported the short-term outcomes regarding the safety of the off-the-shelf Zenith t-Branch multibranched thoracoabdominal stent-graft (William Cook Europe ApS, Bjaeverskov, Denmark) in a postmarket, multicenter study.<h4>Methods</h4>Patients who had been treated with the t-Branch device from September 2012 to November 2017 at three European centers were either prospectively or ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg (Journal of vascular surgery)
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Fatigue Resistance of the Advanta V12/iCast and Viabahn Balloon-Expandable Stent-Graft as Bridging Stents in Experimental Fenestrated Endografting.

Giovanni Torsello, Marcus Müller, Sarah Litterscheid, Bärbel Berekoven, Martin Austermann, Giovanni-Federico Torsello,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Bridging stents undergo millions of cycles during respiratory movements of the kidneys throughout the patient's life. Thus, understanding the response of fabric and endoskeleton of the stent to cyclic loading over the time is crucial. In this study, we compare the fatigue resistance of the Viabahn Balloon-Expandable stent-graft (VBX) with ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2021, 28(3):463-468]

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Preliminary Clinical and Radiologic Outcome of Matched Patients with Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms Treated by Low-Profile vs Standard Profile Branched Aortic Endografts.

Besjona Puta, Stefano Fazzini, Giovanni Torsello, Marco Damiano Pipitone, Martin Austermann, Efthymios Beropoulis, Giovanni Federico Torsello,

<h4>Background</h4>Durability of low-profile branched aortic stent-grafts (LPSG) in the treatment of patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) remains unclear. Objective of this study is to compare the outcomes of LPSG with standard profile branched aortic stent-grafts (SPSG).<h4>Methods</h4>Between January 2016 and January 2020, 225 consecutive patients with TAAA were treated by ... Read more >>

Ann Vasc Surg (Annals of vascular surgery)
[2021, :]

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2-Year Outcomes of the Eluvia Drug-Eluting Stent for the Treatment of Complex Femoropopliteal Lesions.

Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Giovanni Torsello, Michel Bosiers, Angeliki Argyriou, Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Theodosios Bisdas,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this study was to evaluate the 2-year performance of a polymer-based drug-eluting stent (DES) for the treatment of complex femoropopliteal lesions.<h4>Background</h4>Despite the promising early outcomes of the Eluvia DES, the long-term safety and efficacy of the device in a real-world scenario remain unclear.<h4>Methods</h4>Between March 2016 and December ... Read more >>

JACC Cardiovasc Interv (JACC. Cardiovascular interventions)
[2021, 14(6):692-701]

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Isolated femoral artery revascularisation with or without iliac inflow improvement - a less invasive surgical option in critical limb ischemia.

Andreas S Peters, Katrin Meisenbacher, Dorothea Weber, Theodosios Bisdas, Giovanni Torsello, Dittmar Böckler, Moritz S Bischoff, ,

<i>Background</i>: Isolated femoral artery revascularisation (iFAR) represents a well-established surgical method in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) involving common femoral artery disease. Data for iFAR in multilevel PAD are inconsistent, particularly in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). The aim of the study was to evaluate the outcome ... Read more >>

Vasa (VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten)
[2021, 50(3):217-223]

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The PROTAGORAS 2.0 Study to Identify Sizing and Planning Predictors for Optimal Outcomes in Abdominal Chimney Endovascular Procedures.

Stefano Fazzini, Ombretta Martinelli, Giovanni Torsello, Martin Austermann, Marco D Pipitone, Giovanni F Torsello, Luigi Irace, Konstantinos P Donas,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim was to identify predictors of adequate pre-operative sizing and planning for chimney endovascular aortic repair (ChEVAR) in order to reduce the incidence of persistent type Ia endoleaks (IaELs) without influencing chimney graft (CG) patency.<h4>Methods</h4>Consecutive patients who underwent ChEVAR between January 2009 and December 2017 at a single centre were ... Read more >>

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg (European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery)
[2021, 61(4):591-602]

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Aortic endograft and bridging stent-graft remodeling after branched endovascular aortic repair.

Stefano Fazzini, Giovanni Torsello, Martin Austermann, Efthymios Beropoulis, Roberta Munaò, Giovanni F Torsello,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The results of branched endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysms are mainly dependent on durability of the graft used. The purpose of this study was to evaluate postoperative aortic main body and bridging stent-graft remodeling, and their impact on bridging stent-graft instability at one year.<h4>Methods</h4>Computed tomoangiographies of 43 patients (43 aortic ... Read more >>

Vascular (Vascular)
[2020, :1708538120983698]

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Early outcomes of patients with chronic kidney disease after revascularization for critical limb ischemia.

Asimakis Gkremoutis, Theodosios Bisdas, Giovanni Torsello, Thomas Schmitz-Rixen, Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Konstantinos Stavroulakis, ,

<h4>Background</h4>The aim of this study was to report early outcomes of patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD) after revascularization for critical limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI).<h4>Methods</h4>Perioperative data of patients from the CRITISCH (critical limb ischemia) Registry, who also had NDD-CKD (stages 3 and 4), were compared to their counterparts with normal ... Read more >>

J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) (The Journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2021, 62(2):104-110]

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Long-term chimney/snorkel endovascular aortic aneurysm repair experience for complex abdominal aortic pathologies within the PERICLES registry.

Gergana T Taneva, Jason T Lee, Kenneth Tran, Ronald Dalman, Giovanni Torsello, Stefano Fazzini, Frank J Veith, Konstantinos P Donas,

<h4>Objective</h4>The early and short-term efficacy of the snorkel/chimney technique for endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (ch-EVAR) have been previously reported. However, long-term ch-EVAR performance, vessel patency, and patient survival remain unknown. Our study evaluated the late outcomes to identify possible predictors of failure within the PERICLES (performance of the chimney technique ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg (Journal of vascular surgery)
[2021, 73(6):1942-1949]

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Stent-grafts are the best way to treat complex in-stent restenosis lesions in the superficial femoral artery: 24-month results from a multicenter randomized trial.

Marc Bosiers, Koen Deloose, Joren Callaert, Jürgen Verbist, Jeroen Hendriks, Patrick Lauwers, Herman Schroë, Wouter Lansink, Dierk Scheinert, Andrej Schmidt, Thomas Zeller, Ulrich Beschorner, Elias Noory, Giovanni Torsello, Martin Austermann, Jeroen Wauters,

<h4>Background</h4>This clinical trial aims to evaluate the outcome (up to 24-months) of the treatment of in-stent restenotic or reoccluded lesions in the femoropopliteal arteries, by comparing the treatment of the GORE<sup>®</sup> VIABAHN<sup>®</sup> Endoprosthesis with PROPATEN Bioactive Surface (W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, AZ, USA) with a standard PTA treatment. ... Read more >>

J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) (The Journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 61(5):617-625]

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Long-term Results of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair Using a Low-Profile Stent-Graft.

Efthymios Beropoulis, Stefano Fazzini, Martin Austermann, Giovanni B Torsello, Sarah Damerau, Giovanni Federico Torsello,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To evaluate the long-term results associated with the Zenith Alpha thoracic stent-graft, which was designed to address challenging access vessel anatomy.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>A retrospective analysis was conducted of 44 consecutive patients (mean age 72.5±8.3 years; 25 men) treated in a single center between August 2010 and October 2014 with a ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2021, 28(1):56-62]

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Use of Stainless-Steel, Balloon-Expandable Chimney Grafts Is Durable Though Caution Is Required When Lining Angulated Renal Arteries.

Gergana T Taneva, Stefano Fazzini, Marco Damiano Pipitone, Georgios Karaolanis, Giovanni Torsello, Christoph Bremer, Martin Austermann, Konstantinos P Donas,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To analyze the overall performance of flexible nitinol stents used to line chimney grafts (CGs) during chimney endovascular aneurysm repair (chEVAR) of pararenal pathologies.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>A retrospective review was conducted of all 116 elective patients (mean age 74.3±7.2 years; 103 men) who underwent chEVAR with balloon-expandable Advanta V12/iCAST CGs in ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2020, 27(6):902-909]

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Revascularization Outcomes in Patients With Acute Limb Ischemia and Active Neoplastic Disease.

Angeliki Argyriou, Alexandros Kafetzakis, Athanasios Saratzis, Bella Huasen, Raphaël Coscas, Regis Renard, Theodosios Bisdas, Giovanni Torsello, Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Tom Calderbank, Konstantinos Stavroulakis,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To report the outcomes of surgical (ST), endovascular (ET), and hybrid (HT) treatment in cancer patients with acute limb ischemia (ALI).<h4>Materials and methods</h4>A multicenter retrospective registry collected 139 patients (mean age 72.3±12.4 years; 73 men) with ALI and active malignancy treated by ET (41, 29%), ST (70, 51%), or HT ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2021, 28(1):100-106]

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Results of Iliac Branch Devices in Octogenarians Within the pELVIS Registry.

Aaron Thomas Fargion, Fabrizio Masciello, Giovanni Pratesi, Giovanni Torsello, Konstantinos P Donas, Carlo Pratesi, ,

<b>Purpose:</b> To evaluate if the elderly could benefit from the implantation of iliac branch devices (IBDs) to preserve the patency of the internal iliac artery (IIA) in aneurysms involving the iliac bifurcation. <b>Materials and Methods:</b> From January 2005 to April 2017, 804 patients enrolled in the pELVIS registry underwent endovascular ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2021, 28(1):157-164]

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Successful aspiration thrombectomy in a patient with submassive, intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism following COVID-19 pneumonia.

Julian Pohlan, Sarah Nadine Kamel, Giovanni Federico Torsello, Daniel Zickler, Jan Matthias Kruse, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Bernard Gebauer,

A 64-year-old female patient presented with severe dyspnea shortly after apparent recovery from COVID-19 disease. Chest computed tomography revealed central pulmonary embolism and ultrasonography showed a deep vein thrombosis of her right leg. The patient was tachycardiac with evidence of right ventricular strain on echocardiography. An interdisciplinary decision for interventional ... Read more >>

Radiol Case Rep (Radiology case reports)
[2020, 15(10):1764-1768]

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Bypass Grafting vs Endovascular Therapy in Patients With Non-Dialysis-Dependent Chronic Kidney Disease and Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia (CRITISCH Registry).

Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Asimakis Gkremoutis, Matthias Borowski, Giovanni Torsello, Dittmar Böckler, Thomas Zeller, Markus Steinbauer, Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Theodosios Bisdas, ,

Purpose: To report the outcomes of bypass grafting (BG) vs endovascular therapy (EVT) in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) and chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). Materials and Methods: The CRITISCH Registry is a prospective, national, interdisciplinary, multicenter registry evaluating the current practice of all available treatment options in 1200 ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2020, 27(4):599-607]

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Iliac Branch Devices With Standard vs Fenestrated/Branched Stent-Grafts: Does Aneurysm Complexity Produce Worse Outcomes? Insights From the pELVIS Registry.

Konstantinos Spanos, Tilo Kölbel, Martin Scheerbaum, Konstantinos P Donas, Martin Austermann, Fiona Rohlffs, Fabio Verzini, Nikolaos Tsilimparis, ,

<b>Purpose:</b> To compare the outcomes of iliac branch devices (IBD) used in combination with standard endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) vs with fenestrated/branched EVAR (f/bEVAR) to treat complex aortoiliac aneurysms. <b>Materials and Methods:</b> The pELVIS Registry database containing the outcomes of IBD use at 8 European centers was interrogated to identify ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2020, 27(6):910-916]

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Treatment of iliac atherosclerotic lesions using the balloon-expandable dynamic bare metal stent: One-year outcomes of the BIODYNAMIC single-center retrospective analysis.

Giovanni F Torsello, Beatrix Doerr, Konstantinos Donas, Bärbel Berekoven, Giovanni B Torsello, Efthymios Beropoulis,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Endovascular therapy using balloon expandable stents has become the treatment standard for most iliac atherosclerotic lesions. We aimed to assess the safety and performance of the Dynamic stainless-steel balloon-expanding stent system in this location.<h4>Methods</h4>BIODYNAMIC is a retrospective single center study including consecutive patients with iliac lesions treated with the Dynamic ... Read more >>

Vascular (Vascular)
[2021, 29(2):213-219]

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Three-Year Sustained Clinical Efficacy of Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty in a Real-World Femoropopliteal Cohort.

Giovanni Torsello, Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Marianne Brodmann, Antonio Micari, Gunnar Tepe, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Andrew Benko, Donghoon Choi, Frank E G Vermassen, Michael R Jaff, Jia Guo, Reka Dobranszki, Thomas Zeller, ,

<b>Purpose:</b> To report the 36-month outcomes from the prospective, multicenter, single-arm IN.PACT Global Study (<i>ClinicalTrials.gov</i> identifier NCT01609296) evaluating the performance of the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) in real-world patients with femoropopliteal occlusive disease. <b>Materials and Methods:</b> The IN.PACT Global Study was conducted at 64 international sites and enrolled 1535 ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2020, 27(5):693-705]

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Current role of the chimney technique in the treatment of complex abdominal aortic pathologies: A position paper from the PERICLES Registry investigators.

Konstantinos P Donas, Frank Criado, Giovanni Torsello, Vicente Riambau, Salvatore Scali, David Minion, Jason T Lee, Mario Lachat, Edward Y Woo, Frank J Veith, ,

Vascular (Vascular)
[2020, 28(6):692-696]

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Outcomes of endosutured aneurysm repair with the Heli-FX EndoAnchor implants.

Georgios Karaolanis, Constantine N Antonopoulos, Stylianos Koutsias, George A Antoniou, Efthymios Beropoulis, Giovanni Torsello, Gergana T Taneva, Konstantinos P Donas,

<h4>Objective</h4>Endovascular aneurysm repair has gained field over open surgery for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm. However, type Ia endoleak represents a common complication especially in hostile neck anatomy that is recently faced using endoanchors. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to collect and analyse all the available comparative ... Read more >>

Vascular (Vascular)
[2020, 28(5):568-576]

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Outcomes of elective use of the chimney endovascular technique in pararenal aortic pathologic processes.

Georgios A Pitoulias, Giovanni Torsello, Martin Austermann, Apostolos G Pitoulias, Marco D Pipitone, Stefano Fazzini, Konstantinos P Donas,

<h4>Objective</h4>In the treatment of pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysms and aortic pathologic processes, chimney endovascular aneurysm repair (CHEVAR) represents an alternative technique for urgent cases. The aim of the study was to evaluate the outcomes of CHEVAR in the elective setting.<h4>Methods</h4>We performed a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected records of 165 ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg (Journal of vascular surgery)
[2021, 73(2):433-442]

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