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Reliability and Versatility of Reverse Sural Island Neurofasciocutaneous Leg Flaps.

Goran R Stevanovic, Marija Z Dakovic-Bjelakovic, Jadranka M Paravina, Stefan Momčilović, Ivan Z Golubovic, Nebojsa S Ignjatovic, Irena D Jankovic, Milan Radojkovic, Milica Nestorovic, Dejan Rancic, Zoran Rancic,

BACKGROUND:Distally based sural neurofasciocutaneous (NFC) flaps are a commonly used method for foot and ankle reconstruction given that they are much simpler and, at the same time, still efficient alternative to perforator flaps and free style free flaps. OBJECTIVE:This study aims to evaluate the reliability and versatility of reverse sural ... Read more >>

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2020, 85(6):656-660]

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Managing central venous access during a health care crisis.

Tristen T Chun, Dejah R Judelson, David Rigberg, Peter F Lawrence, Robert Cuff, Sherene Shalhub, Max Wohlauer, Christopher J Abularrage, Papapetrou Anastasios, Shipra Arya, Bernadette Aulivola, Melissa Baldwin, Donald Baril, Carlos F Bechara, William E Beckerman, Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Filippo Benedetto, Lisa F Bennett, Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw, Amit Chawla, Matthew C Chia, Sungsin Cho, Andrew M T L Choong, Elizabeth L Chou, Anastasiadou Christiana, Raphael Coscas, Giovanni De Caridi, Sharif Ellozy, Yana Etkin, Peter Faries, Adrian T Fung, Andrew Gonzalez, Claire L Griffin, London Guidry, Nalaka Gunawansa, Gary Gwertzman, Daniel K Han, Caitlin W Hicks, Carlos A Hinojosa, York Hsiang, Nicole Ilonzo, Lalithapriya Jayakumar, Jin Hyun Joh, Adam P Johnson, Loay S Kabbani, Melissa R Keller, Manar Khashram, Issam Koleilat, Bernard Krueger, Akshay Kumar, Cheong Jun Lee, Alice Lee, Mark M Levy, C Taylor Lewis, Benjamin Lind, Gabriel Lopez-Pena, Jahan Mohebali, Robert G Molnar, Nicholas J Morrissey, Raghu L Motaganahalli, Nicolas J Mouawad, Daniel H Newton, Jun Jie Ng, Leigh Ann O'Banion, John Phair, Zoran Rancic, Ajit Rao, Hunter M Ray, Aksim G Rivera, Limael Rodriguez, Clifford M Sales, Garrett Salzman, Mark Sarfati, Ajay Savlania, Andres Schanzer, Mel J Sharafuddin, Malachi Sheahan, Sammy Siada, Jeffrey J Siracuse, Brigitte K Smith, Matthew Smith, Ina Soh, Rebecca Sorber, Varuna Sundaram, Scott Sundick, Tadaki M Tomita, Bradley Trinidad, Shirling Tsai, Ageliki G Vouyouka, Gregory G Westin, Michael S Williams, Sherry M Wren, Jane K Yang, Jeniann Yi, Wei Zhou, Saqib Zia, Karen Woo,

OBJECTIVE:During the COVID-19 pandemic, central venous access line teams were implemented at many hospitals throughout the world to provide access for critically ill patients. The objective of this study was to describe the structure, practice patterns, and outcomes of these vascular access teams during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS:We conducted a ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg (Journal of vascular surgery)
[2020, 72(4):1184-1195.e3]

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Diagnostic Accuracy of PET/CT and Contrast Enhanced CT in Patients With Suspected Infected Aortic Aneurysms.

Lars Husmann, Martin W Huellner, Bruno Ledergerber, Nadia Eberhard, Marisa B Kaelin, Alexia Anagnostopoulos, Ken Kudura, Irene A Burger, Carlos-A Mestres, Zoran Rancic, Barbara Hasse, ,

OBJECTIVE:Infected aortic aneurysms are highly lethal, and management is very demanding, requiring an early diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of positron emission tomography/computed tomography with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (PET/CT) and contrast enhanced CT (CE-CT) in patients with suspected infected aortic aneurysms. METHODS:PET/CT was performed in ... Read more >>

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg (European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery)
[2020, 59(6):972-981]

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Macrophage NCOR1 protects from atherosclerosis by repressing a pro-atherogenic PPARγ signature.

Sara Oppi, Stefanie Nusser-Stein, Przemyslaw Blyszczuk, Xu Wang, Anne Jomard, Vincenzo Marzolla, Kangmin Yang, Srividya Velagapudi, Liam J Ward, Xi-Ming Yuan, Martin A Geiger, Ana T Guillaumon, Alaa Othman, Thorsten Hornemann, Zoran Rancic, Dongryeol Ryu, Maaike H Oosterveer, Elena Osto, Thomas F Lüscher, Sokrates Stein,

AIMS:Nuclear receptors and their cofactors regulate key pathophysiological processes in atherosclerosis development. The transcriptional activity of these nuclear receptors is controlled by the nuclear receptor corepressors (NCOR), scaffolding proteins that form the basis of large corepressor complexes. Studies with primary macrophages demonstrated that the deletion of Ncor1 increases the expression ... Read more >>

Eur Heart J (European heart journal)
[2020, 41(9):995-1005]

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An uncommon case of acute non-traumatic paraplegia: endovascular management of an occluding thrombus in the thoracic aorta 32 years after open surgery for aortic coarctation.

Martin Oliver Schmiady, Mathias Greutmann, Roger Pfiffner, Zoran Rancic,

Eur Heart J (European heart journal)
[2019, 40(36):3065]

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Inadequate Perioperative Prophylaxis and Postsurgical Complications After Graft Implantation Are Important Risk Factors for Subsequent Vascular Graft Infections: Prospective Results From the Vascular Graft Infection Cohort Study.

Alexia Anagnostopoulos, Bruno Ledergerber, Stefan P Kuster, Alexandra U Scherrer, Bettina Näf, Michael A Greiner, Zoran Rancic, Adrian Kobe, Dominique Bettex, Barbara Hasse, ,

BACKGROUND:Reconstructive vascular surgery has become increasingly common. Vascular graft infections (VGIs) are serious complications, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Previously described risk factors for VGIs include groin incisions, wound infections, and comorbidities. We aimed to identify modifiable predictors for VGIs as targets for infection prevention strategies. METHODS:Participants of the ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2019, 69(4):621-630]

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Commentary: Double Graft Wrapping to Prepare a Landing Zone for Stent-Graft Placement: One of the Allies in the Battle for Complete Endovascular Treatment of the Ascending Aorta?

Zoran Rancic,

J. Endovasc. Ther. (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2019, 26(5):665-667]

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Predictors for reoperation after lower limb amputation in patients with peripheral arterial disease.

Martin C Berli, Florian Wanivenhaus, Method Kabelitz, Tobias Götschi, Thomas Böni, Zoran Rancic, Felix W A Waibel,

Background: Major amputations in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) carry a high risk for complications, including revision of the amputation, sometimes to a higher level. Determining a safe level for amputation with good wound healing potential depends largely on vascular measurements. This study evaluated potential predictive factors for revision ... Read more >>

Vasa (VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten)
[2019, 48(5):419-424]

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Primary Endovascular Elective Repair and Repair of Ruptured Isolated Iliac Artery Aneurysms Is Durable-Results of 72 Consecutive Patients.

Adrian Kobe, Celina Andreotti, Gilbert Puippe, Zoran Rancic, Reinhard Kopp, Mario Lachat, Thomas Pfammatter,

PURPOSE:To evaluate outcome of endovascular elective repair and repair of ruptured isolated iliac artery aneurysms (IIAAs) as a primary treatment strategy. MATERIALS AND METHODS:All patients with an IIAA undergoing endovascular treatment were included. Aneurysms were classified according to an anatomic classification and treated with coiling of the internal iliac artery, ... Read more >>

J Vasc Interv Radiol (Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR)
[2018, 29(12):1725-1732]

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Comparing diagnostic accuracy of 18F-FDG-PET/CT, contrast enhanced CT and combined imaging in patients with suspected vascular graft infections.

Lars Husmann, Martin W Huellner, Bruno Ledergerber, Alexia Anagnostopoulos, Paul Stolzmann, Bert-Ram Sah, Irene A Burger, Zoran Rancic, Barbara Hasse, ,

BACKGROUND:To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of positron emission tomography/computed tomography with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (PET/CT), contrast-enhanced CT (CE-CT), and a combined imaging approach (CE-PET/CT) in patients with suspected vascular graft infection (VGI). METHODS:PET/CT and CE-CT were performed prospectively in 23 patients with suspected VGI. Diagnostic accuracy for PET/CT was assessed by using ... Read more >>

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging (European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging)
[2019, 46(6):1359-1368]

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Aortic Endograft Infection with Mycobacterium chimaera and Granulicatella adiacens, Switzerland, 2014.

Andreas Plate, Thomas A Kohl, Peter M Keller, Sabine Majer, Rosamaria Fulchini, Carol Strahm, Cristoforo Medugno, Zoran Rancic, Lars Husmann, Hugo Sax, Stefan Niemann, Barbara Hasse,

We describe an aortic endograft infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera and Granulicatella adiacens, successfully treated with prolonged antimicrobial drug therapy after complete explantation of the infected endoprosthesis and extra-anatomical reconstruction. Whole-genome sequencing analysis did not indicate a close relationship to bacterial strains known to cause infections after cardiac surgery. ... Read more >>

Emerg Infect Dis (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2018, 24(9):1700-1704]

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The role of FDG PET/CT in therapy control of aortic graft infection.

Lars Husmann, Bruno Ledergerber, Alexia Anagnostopoulos, Paul Stolzmann, Bert-Ram Sah, Irene A Burger, Roxana Pop, Alberto Weber, Dieter Mayer, Zoran Rancic, Barbara Hasse, ,

PURPOSE:18F-FDG PET/CT (PET/CT) is a useful tool for the diagnosis of aortic graft infection (AGI), but has rarely been used to influence therapeutic decisions during follow-up. We aimed to study the role of PET/CT in the long-term monitoring of patients. METHODS:Participants of the prospective Vascular Graft Infection Cohort Study (VASGRA) ... Read more >>

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging (European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging)
[2018, 45(11):1987-1997]

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Increased Pathogen Identification in Vascular Graft Infections by the Combined Use of Tissue Cultures and 16S rRNA Gene Polymerase Chain Reaction.

Evelyne Ajdler-Schaeffler, Alexandra U Scherrer, Peter M Keller, Alexia Anagnostopoulos, Michael Hofmann, Zoran Rancic, Annelies S Zinkernagel, Guido V Bloemberg, Barbara K Hasse, ,

Background: Vascular graft infections (VGI) are difficult to diagnose and treat, and despite redo surgery combined with antimicrobial treatment, outcomes are often poor. VGI diagnosis is based on a combination of clinical, radiological, laboratory and microbiological criteria. However, as many of the VGI patients are already under antimicrobial treatment at ... Read more >>

Front Med (Lausanne) (Frontiers in medicine)
[2018, 5:169]

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Safety of percutaneous axillary artery access with a suture-mediated closing device for parallel endograft aortic procedures - a retrospective pilot study.

Gilbert Dominique Puippe, Adrian Kobe, Zoran Rancic, Roger Pfiffner, Mario Lachat, Thomas Pfammatter,

The aim of this study was to evaluate the technical success of percutaneous ultrasound-guided access to the infraclavicular axillary artery with a suture-mediated closing device for patients requiring large-sized upper extremity access.In 18 consecutive patients (17 male, one female, mean age 73.5 ± 9.6 years, range 52-88 years), artery accesses ... Read more >>

Vasa (VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten)
[2018, 47(4):311-317]

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Scoring system to predict early carotid restenosis after eversion endarterectomy by analysis of inflammatory markers.

Slobodan Tanaskovic, Djordje Radak, Nikola Aleksic, Branko Calija, Vera Maravic-Stojkovic, Dragoslav Nenezic, Nenad Ilijevski, Petar Popov, Goran Vucurevic, Srdjan Babic, Predrag Matic, Predrag Gajin, Dragan Vasic, Zoran Rancic,

Inflammation is one of the mechanisms that leads to carotid restenosis (CR). The aim of this study was to examine the influence of increased values of inflammation markers (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein [hs-CRP], C3 complement, and fibrinogen) on CR development after eversion carotid endarterectomy (CEA).A consecutive 300 patients were included in ... Read more >>

J Vasc Surg (Journal of vascular surgery)
[2018, 68(1):118-127]

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[Leg ulcers (ulcus cruris): The frequent macrovascular causes].

Jürg Hafner, Caroline Buset, Florian Anzengruber, Marjam Barysch-Bonderer, Severin Läuchli, Heiko Müller, Thomas Oleg Meier, Nathalie Ulmer, Daniela Reutter, Nils Kucher, Zoran Rancic, Reinhard Kopp, Michael Hofmann, Dieter Mayer, Martin Berli, Thomas Böni, Florian S Frueh, Inga Besmens, Maurizio Calcagni, Michael Kockaert,

Leg ulcers (ulcus cruris): The frequent macrovascular causes Abstract. Four pathologies make up the macrovascular etiologies of leg uclers: Venous leg ulcers (50 %), mixed venous-arterial leg ulcers (20 %), arterial leg ulcers (5 %), and Martorell hypertensive ischemic leg ulcer (5 %). The remaining 20 % concern a large ... Read more >>

Ther Umsch (Therapeutische Umschau. Revue therapeutique)
[2018, 75(8):506-514]

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Risk Factors for Incident Vascular Graft Infections.

Alexia Anagnostopoulos, Bruno Ledergerber, Stefan P Kuster, Alexandra U Scherrer, Bettina Näf, Reinhard Zbinden, Zoran Rancic, Dominique Bettex, Mario Lachat, Barbara Hasse,

AbstractBackgroundDue to the aging of the population, open and endovascular reconstructive vascular surgery has become increasingly common. Vascular graft infections (VGI) are serious complications with a cumulative incidence rate of 1 - 6%, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Previously described associations with VGI include groin incision, extended procedure time, ... Read more >>

Open Forum Infect Dis (Open forum infectious diseases)
[2017, 4(Suppl 1):S653-S653]

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Late Complication after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair: What Is the Role of an Open Surgical Conversion?

Lazar Davidovic, Milos Sladojevic, Igor Koncar, Miroslav Markovic, Tulga Ulus, Nikola Ilic, Marko Dragas, Vladimir Cvetic, Zoran Rancic,

The aim was to evaluate the causes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) failure and conversion to open surgery (COS) in a vascular center with high-volume open surgery and low-volume TEVAR procedures.A total of 8 patients (6 men; mean age, 55.14 years) underwent COS after TEVAR. The indications for COS, intraoperative ... Read more >>

Ann Vasc Surg (Annals of vascular surgery)
[2018, 47:238-246]

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Patient-Specific Simulation of Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Repair: Initial Experience.

Liesbeth M Desender, Isabelle Van Herzeele, Zoran Rancic, Colin Bicknell, Ignatios Zairis, Frank E Vermassen, John H Rundback,

Endovascular thoracic aortic repair (TEVAR) has become the treatment modality of diverse aortic pathology. We report the use of patient-specific simulation using a dedicated PROcedure Rehearsal Studio (PRS) platform (Simbionix USA Corp, Cleveland, OH) before TEVAR and evaluate the feasibility and realism of this technology.Virtual three-dimensional models of the patient's ... Read more >>

Ann. Thorac. Surg. (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2017, 104(1):336-341]

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Mid-term results of zone 0 thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair after ascending aorta wrapping and supra-aortic debranching in high-risk patients.

Felice Pecoraro, Mario Lachat, Michael Hofmann, Neal S Cayne, Lyubov Chaykovska, Zoran Rancic, Gilbert Puippe, Thomas Pfammatter, Nicola Mangialardi, Frank J Veith, Dominique Bettex, Francesco Maisano, Thomas A Neff,

Surgical repair of aneurysmal disease involving the ascending aorta, aortic arch and eventually the descending aorta is generally associated with significant morbidity and mortality. A less invasive approach with the ascending wrapping technique (WT), supra-aortic vessel debranching (SADB) and thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) in zone 0 was developed to ... Read more >>

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg (Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery)
[2017, 24(6):882-889]

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Excessive Wound Fluid Discharge during Retroperitoneal Negative Pressure Wound Therapy.

Christian Daniel Fankhauser, Thomas Hermanns, Barbara Hasse, Zoran Rancic,

We report a case of a 66-year-old man with an excessive wound fluid discharge during negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the retroperitoneal space. Creatinine concentration of the unclear fluid and a subsequent late-phase computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis of a urinary fistula. NPWT was terminated, and the patient was ... Read more >>

Ann Vasc Surg (Annals of vascular surgery)
[2017, 43:314.e1-314.e3]

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Predilation technique with balloon angioplasty to facilitate percutaneous groin access of large size sheath through scar tissue.

Felice Pecoraro, Mayur Krishnaswamy, Johnny Steuer, Gilbert Puippe, Nicola Mangialardi, Thomas Pfammatter, Zoran Rancic, Frank J Veith, Neal S Cayne, Mario Lachat,

Purpose Percutaneous remote access for endovascular aortic repair is an advantageous alternative to open access. Previous surgery in the femoral region and the presence of synthetic vascular grafts in the femoral/iliac arteries represent major limitations to percutaneous remote access. The aim of this study was to evaluate an original technique ... Read more >>

Vascular (Vascular)
[2017, 25(4):396-401]

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Patient-specific Rehearsal Before EVAR: Influence on Technical and Nontechnical Operative Performance. A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Liesbeth M Desender, Isabelle Van Herzeele, Mario L Lachat, Zoran Rancic, Johan Duchateau, Nung Rudarakanchana, Colin D Bicknell, Jan M M Heyligers, Joep A W Teijink, Frank E Vermassen, ,

To assess the effect of patient-specific virtual reality rehearsal (PsR) before endovascular infrarenal aneurysm repair (EVAR) on technical performance and procedural errors.Endovascular procedures, including EVAR, are executed in a complex multidisciplinary environment, often treating high-risk patients. Consequently, this may lead to patient harm and procedural inefficiency. PsR enables the endovascular ... Read more >>

Ann. Surg. (Annals of surgery)
[2016, 264(5):703-709]

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Cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) as one of the candidate genes in human carotid plaque imaging: Evaluation of the novel radiotracer [11C]RS-016 targeting CB2 in atherosclerosis.

Romana Meletta, Roger Slavik, Linjing Mu, Zoran Rancic, Nicole Borel, Roger Schibli, Simon M Ametamey, Stefanie D Krämer, Adrienne Müller Herde,

Endarterectomized human atherosclerotic plaques are a valuable basis for gene expression studies to disclose novel imaging biomarkers and therapeutic targets, such as the cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2). In this work, CB2 is expressed on activated immune cells, which are abundant in inflamed plaques. We evaluated the CB2-specific radiotracer [11C]RS-016 ... Read more >>

Nucl Med Biol (Nuclear medicine and biology)
[2017, 47:31-43]

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Commentary: Stent-Graft to Treat Specific Ascending Aorta Pathology: Waiting for the Instructions for Use.

Mourad Boufi, Zoran Rancic,

J. Endovasc. Ther. (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2016, 23(6):973-975]

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