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Gentamicin-Containing Collagen Implant May Reduce Surgical Site Infections After Open Infrainguinal Arterial Revascularisation.

Adam H Zhao, Ch Ricky Kwok, Angela Jacques, Lucy Stopher, Joseph A Hockley, Marek W Garbowski, Shirley J Jansen,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Deep-space surgical site infections carry significant morbidity and mortality. The evidence for gentamicin-containing collagen implants at reducing surgical site infections in open infrainguinal arterial surgery is limited. This study examined whether gentamicin-containing collagen implants reduces 30-day surgical site infections and their severity following open infrainguinal arterial surgery.<h4>Methods</h4>A retrospective observational cohort ... Read more >>

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The Society for Vascular Surgery Objective Performance Goals for Critical Limb Ischemia are attainable in select patients with ischemic wounds managed with wound care alone.

Jason R Crowner Md, William A Marston Md, Nikki L B Freeman Ma, John Sperger Bs, Haley D Austin Ms, Michael Steffan Ms, Mark A Farber Md, Jayer Chung Md MSc, Katharine L McGinigle Md Mph,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To set therapeutic benchmarks, in 2009 the Society for Vascular Surgery defined objective performance goals (OPG) for treatment of patients with chronic limb threatening ischemia (CLTI) with either open surgical bypass or endovascular intervention. The goal of these OPGs are to set standards of care from a revascularization standpoint and ... Read more >>

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Association of diagnosis of depression and small abdominal aortic aneurysm growth.

Shivshankar Thanigaimani, James Phie, Frank Quigley, Michael Bourke, Bernie Bourke, Ramesh Velu, Jason Jenkins, Jonathan Golledge,

<h4>Background</h4>Depression is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events but its association with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) progression is unknown. This study examined if a diagnosis of depression was association with more rapid AAA growth.<h4>Methods</h4>Patients with small AAA measuring between 30 and 50 mm were recruited from surveillance programs ... Read more >>

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Intraoperative cerebral monitoring during carotid surgery. A narrative review.

Antonio Bozzani, Vittorio Arici, Giulia Ticozzelli, Sandro Pregnolato, Stefano Boschini, Raffaele Fellegara, Simona Carando, Franco Ragni, Antonio V Sterpetti,

<h4>Background</h4>intra-operative neurological monitoring (IONM) during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) aims to reduce neurological morbidity of surgery.<h4>Objective</h4>This narrative review analyses the role and results of different methods of IONM.<h4>Methods</h4>review articles on PUBMED and Cochrane Library, by searching key words related to IONM and CEA, from 2000 up to date.<h4>Results</h4>regional anesthesia in some ... Read more >>

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Clinical relevance of Closed-Incision Negative Pressure Therapy (ciNPT) for SSI-risk reduction in vascular surgery through a groin incision.

Martijn A van Dam, Merel Strietman, Randolph G S van Eps, Jan J Wever, Hugo T C Veger,

<h4>Objective</h4>Vascular surgery, especially lower limb revascularization surgery, has one of the highest rates of surgical complications, predominantly surgical site infections (SSI). Resulting in a significant burden of additional costs due to longer hospital stays, re-admissions and re-interventions, mainly attributable to deep incisional SSIs. Using closed incisional negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) ... Read more >>

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The Microbiology of Infective Native Aortic Aneurysms in a Population-based Setting.

Sörelius Karl, Wanhainen Anders, Furebring Mia, Mani Kevin, On Behalf Of The Swedish Collaborator Group For Infective Native Aortic Aneurysms, T Resch, R Hultgren, Wahlgren Cm, H Roos, A Öjersjö, D Lindström, R Vaccarino, B Arvidsson, L Bilos, A Pirouzram, C Arnerlöv, G Simo, M Svensson, J Magnusson, H Astrand, M Palm, M Holsti, S Mellander, D Korman, K Djavani-Gidlund, M Huss, A Bertszel, M Docter, C Drott, O Nelzèn, T Wetterling, M Chu, N-P Gillgen, P Gillgren,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim was to describe the microbiology of surgically treated infective native (mycotic) aortic aneurysms (INAAs), and associated survival and development of infection-related complications (IRCs).<h4>Methods</h4>Data were pooled from two nationwide studies on surgically treated patients with INAAs in Sweden, between 1994-2016. Patients were grouped and analysed according to culture results: ... Read more >>

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A Comparison of Health Status and Quality of Life in Patients with Intermittent Claudication.

J P Roijers, M M L van den Houten, C J Hopmans, P W H E Vriens, E M Willigendael, P Lodder, J de Vries, J A W Teijink, L van der Laan,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) such as health status (HS) and quality of life (QOL) are frequently used interchangeably while they represent different outcomes. Whether a discrepancy exists in patients with intermittent claudication (IC) in changes over time between HS and QOL is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the ... Read more >>

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How to prevent surgical site infection in vascular surgery: A review of the evidence.

Adam H Zhao, Ch Ricky Kwok, Shirley J Jansen,

<h4>Objective</h4>This review aims to identify and review the current evidence for preventing postoperative surgical site infections in abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery or infrainguinal arterial surgery.<h4>Methods</h4>Extended literature review of clinical trials that examined the prevention of postoperative surgical site infections in abdominal aortic aneurysm or infrainguinal arterial surgery. Searches were conducted ... Read more >>

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COHORT STUDY EXAMINING THE ASSOCIATION OF IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT DRUG PRESCRIPTION WITH MAJOR ADVERSE CARDIOVASCULAR AND LIMB EVENTS IN PATIENTS WITH PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE.

Jonathan Golledge MChir, Ramesh Velu, Frank Quigley, Jason Jenkins, Tejas P Singh,

<h4>Aim</h4>Immune activation is strongly implicated in atherosclerotic plaque instability, however, the effect of immunosuppressant drugs on cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) is not known. The aim of this study was to assess whether prescription of one or more immune suppressant drugs was associated with a lower ... Read more >>

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Clinical and Pathological Correlations in Chronic Venous Disease.

Raffaele Serra, Umberto Marcello Bracale, Caterina Chilà, Maria Renne, Chiara Mignogna, Nicola Ielapi, Salvatore Ciranni, Giuseppina Torcia, Egidio Bevacqua, Maria Donata Di Taranto, Pasquale Mastroroberto, Giuseppe Filiberto Serraino, Michele Provenzano, Michele Andreucci,

<h4>Background</h4>Chronic Venous Disease (CVD) has a high prevalence in the western world. Varicose veins (VVs) are the main signs of this disease that is characterized by important pathological vessel wall changes. The aim of this study is to correlate the main histopathological abnormalities with related clinical issues of CVD.<h4>Methods</h4>A cohort ... Read more >>

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Outcomes Following the Endovascular Treatment of Renal Artery Stenosis Caused by Fibromuscular Dysplasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Yu Tian, Biao Yuan, Ning Zhang, Zhiyong Huang,

<h4>Objective</h4>Renal artery revascularization has been performed to improve blood pressure control and to cure hypertension in patients with renal artery fibromuscular dysplasia (RAFMD). We herein conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies assessing outcomes associated with the treatment of hypertensive RAFMD patients via endovascular angioplasty in order to offer ... Read more >>

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Partial in-stent Thrombosis after iliac vein stenting in Non-thrombotic Vein Lesions.

Pavel Kibrik, Michael Arustamyan, Ahmad Alsheekh, Yuriy Ostrozhynskyy, Vera Rabinovich, Natalie Marks, Anil Hingorani, Enrico Ascher,

<h4>Objective</h4>Iliac vein stenting is a safe and efficacious procedure for the correction of iliac vein stenosis. One of its known major complications is complete iliac vein stent thrombosis. However, we have noticed in our practice that a number of patients developed only early partial in-stent (<60%) thrombosis, within the first ... Read more >>

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Midterm outcomes of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair with prevention of type 2 endoleak by intraoperative aortic side branch coil embolization.

Atsushi Aoki, Kazuto Maruta, Tadashi Omoto, Tomoaki Masuda,

<h4>Objective</h4>The midterm results of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) with aortic side branch coil embolization during EVAR was evaluated.<h4>Methods</h4>Our center began coil embolization for all patent inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) and lumbar artery (LA) with an inner diameter more than 2.0mm during EVAR since June 2015. When four or ... Read more >>

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THE TRANSBRACHIAL VENOUS APPROACH FOR PELVIC CONGESTION SYNDROME EMBOLIZATION: AN EASY WAY TO OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE.

Tobias Zander, Sandra Vicente, Giovanni Garcia, Paula Briseño, Augusta Serrano, Manuel Maynar,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is a frequent finding in adult women and transcatheter embolization of dilated and refluxing veins is the treatment of choice. The procedure can be performed through different venous accesses such as the transfemoral, transjugular and the transbrachial access. The aim of this study was to demonstrate ... Read more >>

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Splenic arteriovenous fistula accompanied by splenic artery aneurysm associated with acute-onset portal hypertension and gastrointestinal bleeding: case report and literature review.

Yating Zhu, Jiang Xiong, Feng Liu, Wei Guo,

Splenic arteriovenous fistula is an uncommon aetiology of portal hypertension, which has definitive treatment effectiveness and good prognosis. We report a case of portal hypertension and gastrointestinal bleeding in the absence of hepatic parenchymal disease in a 50-year-old woman with multiple pregnancies. Abdominal computed tomography and transabdominal arteriography recorded the ... Read more >>

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Corrigendum to "Randomized Controlled Trial for Paclitaxel Coated Balloon Versus Plain Balloon Angioplasty in Dysfunctional Haemodialysis Vascular Access: 12-month outcome from a non-sponsored trial" [Annals of Vascular Surgery 72C (2021) 299-306].

Skyi Y C Pang, Karen C L Au-Yeung, Grace Y L Liu, Ronald O H Tse, Donna Lai, Warren K W Leung, Ka Leung Mo, Chung Ngai Tang,

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Sequential minimally invasive treatment of concomitant abdominal aortic aneurysm and colorectal cancer: a single-center experience.

Umberto Bracale, Maria Michela Di Nuzzo, Umberto Marcello Bracale, Luca Del Guercio, Marco Panagrosso, Raffaele Serra, Rosa Maria Terracciano, Carlo De Werra, Francesco Corcione, Roberto Peltrini, Maurizio Sodo,

<h4>Background</h4>The surgical management of concomitant occurrence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and colorectal cancer (CCR) is still controversial. Conversely, benefits from a minimally invasive approach are well known concerning the treatment of both AAA and CCR. The aim of this study is to assess safety and feasibility of a sequential ... Read more >>

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Mycotic aneurysm of Internal Carotid Artery Secondary to Livestock-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Clonal Complex CC398.

Xavier Tenezaca-Sari, Daniel Gil-Sala, Laura Escolà-Vergé, Mayli Lung, Juan José González-López, Sergi Bellmunt-Montoya,

The aim of this article is to present a case of mycotic aneurysm of internal carotid artery secondary to livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) treated with resection and common-to-internal carotid artery bypass with autologous vein graft in a male pig farmer. A 69-year-old man, pig farmer, with recent dental extraction ... Read more >>

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The Great Masquerader - TB Osteoarthritis.

Amrit Hingorani, Enrico Ascher, Anil Hingorani,

<h4>Objectives</h4>TB arthritis is a rarely reported entity in Western literature and its ability to masquerade as many other diseases makes it difficult to diagnose. We report an interesting case of TB arthritis of the ankle.<h4>Methods</h4>We present a 44 year-old diabetic Chinese male with a recent history of worsening pain, swelling, ... Read more >>

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Endoleak Complicated by communicating psoas abscess and aorto-enteric fistula in an immunocompromised patient.

Yun Le Linn, Nick Zhi Peng, Tjun Yip Tang, Tze Tec Chong,

<h4>Purpose</h4>While endovascular repair of aortic aneurysm (EVAR) has become the mainstay treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), it is not without its disadvantages. Feared complications include graft infections, fistulation and endoleak, the outcomes of which may be life limiting.<h4>Case report</h4>We present a case of a 57-year-old patient with human immunodeficiency ... Read more >>

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The Needle and the Damage Done: A retrospective review of the health impact of recreational intravenous drug use and the collateral consequences for Vascular Surgery.

Caitlin MacLeod, Yashika Senior, Jun Lim, Devender Mittapalli, Nikolas Rae, Graeme Guthrie, Stuart Suttie,

<h4>Background</h4>The UK has one of the highest rates of recreational drug use and consequent deaths in Europe. Scotland is the "Drugs death capital of Europe." Intravenous drug use can result in limb- and life-threatening pathology. This study aimed to characterise limb-related admissions associated with intravenous drug use, outcomes and healthcare ... Read more >>

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Retrograde Recanalization for Proximal Occlusion of the Right Renal Artery through a Compensated Collateral Artery in a 10-year-old Patient.

Yong-Peng Diao, Zhi-Yuan Wu, Cheng-Ran Lu, Zuo-Guan Chen, Yong-Jun Li,

<h4>Objective</h4>To describe a retrograde recanalization for the proximal occluded lesion in right renal artery (RRA) in young patient with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD).<h4>Methods</h4>A 10-year-old girl presented to our hospital with proximal RRA occlusion and refractory hypertension though she took anti-hypertension medicines. Her renin and aldosterone were beyond the normal level in ... Read more >>

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Application of the AngioJet Ultra thrombectomy device for the percutaneous mechanical treatment (PMT) of iliac limb occlusion after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR): Use of AngioJet for PMT of Occlusion after EVAR.

Xiaofeng Han, Guangrui Liu, Tiezheng Li, Xi Guo,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To investigate the safety and efficacy of applying the AngioJet Ultra thrombectomy device in treating endograft occlusions in the iliac arteries following endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).<h4>Methods</h4>This study utilized a retrospective analysis of 452 patients with infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Twelve of the patients experienced iliac limb occlusion during their ... Read more >>

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Transcarotid Arterial Revascularization Adoption Should Not Be Hindered by a Concern for a Long Learning Curve.

Abdullah A Alfawaz, Matthew J Rossi, Misaki M Kiguchi, Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, Javairiah Fatima, Steven D Abramowitz, Edward Y Woo,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Transcarotid arterial revascularization (TCAR) offers a novel technique for carotid artery stenting (CAS) that provides flow reversal in the carotid artery and avoids aortic arch manipulation, thus, potentially lowering ipsilateral and contralateral peri-procedural stroke rates. As a new technology, adoption may be limited by concern for learning a new technique. ... Read more >>

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Vascular e-Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The EL-COVID Survey.

Nikolaos Patelis, Theodosios Bisdas, Zaiping Jing, Jiaxuan Feng, Matthias Trenner, Nyityasmono Tri Nugroho, Paulo Eduardo Ocke Reis, Stephane Elkouri, Alexandre Lecis, Lamisse Karam, Dirk Le Roux, Mihai Ionac, Marton Berczeli, Vincent Jongkind, Kak Khee Yeung, Athanasios Katsargyris, Efthymios Avgerinos, Demetrios Moris, Andrew Choong, Jun Jie Ng, Ivan Cvjetko, George A Antoniou, Phil Ghibu, Alexei Svetlikov, Fernando Gallardo Pedrajas, Harm Ebben, Hubert Stepak, Andrii Chornuy, Sviatoslav Kostiv, Stefano Ancetti, Niki Tadayon, Akli Mekkar, Leonid Magnitskiy, Liliana Fidalgo-Domingos, Sean Matheiken, Eduardo Sebastian Sarutte Rosello, Arda Isik, Georgios Kirkilesis, Kyriaki Kakavia, Sotirios Georgopoulos,

<h4>Background</h4>The corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has radically changed the possibilities for vascular surgeons and trainees to exchange knowledge and experience. The aim of the present survey is to inventorize the e-learning needs of vascular surgeons and trainees as well as the strengths and weaknesses of vascular e-Learning.<h4>Methods</h4>An online survey ... Read more >>

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