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Vernet's syndrome after carotid endarterectomy.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2013 Dec;25(3-4):65-8

1Nippon Medical School Tamanagayama Hospital, Tamashi, Japan.

Unilateral paresis of cranial nerves IX to XI is defined as Vernet's syndrome. We retrospectively assessed cranial nerve symptoms from the clinical records of 143 carotid endarterectomy patients. A flexible nasolaryngoscope was used to examine vocal fold movements in 73 patients. Read More

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December 2013
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25th silver anniversary of perspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy.

Authors:
Peter Gloviczki

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2013 Dec;25(3-4):45

1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

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December 2013
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History of carotid surgery: from ancient greeks to the modern era.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2013 Dec 19;25(3-4):57-64. Epub 2013 Dec 19.

1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

A relationship between decreased carotid arterial flow and apoplectic manifestations was already suspected by the ancient Greeks. Early attempts at carotid surgery, however, were limited to emergency arterial ligation in patients with neck trauma. Attempts to suture arterial stumps together to restore blood flow paved the way for Carrel's revolutionary idea of reconstructing the resected or injured arterial segment with an interposition vein graft. Read More

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December 2013
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Proper hepatic artery reconstruction with gastroduodenal artery transposition during pancreaticoduodenectomy.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2013 Dec 19;25(3-4):69-72. Epub 2013 Dec 19.

1Hines VA Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA.

Introduction: Vascular injuries to hepatic arterial blood flow present a challenge in reconstruction. The location and extent of the injury dictate intraoperative decision making, with repair being performed expeditiously to preserve hepatic function. Formal arterial repair either primarily or with interposition or transposition grafts is indicated in the majority of patients. Read More

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December 2013
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Ruptured mycobacterial aneurysm of the carotid artery.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2013 Dec 17;25(3-4):53-6. Epub 2013 Dec 17.

1Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Mycotic aneurysms resulting from intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) treatment are exceptionally rare. We report on the case of a 73-year-old man who underwent intravesical therapy of BCG for bladder carcinoma and developed a right neck mass. A carotid pseudoaneurysm within a fibrotic mass was noted on surgical exploration. Read More

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December 2013
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Technique of implantation and bail-out maneuvers for endovascular fenestrated repair of juxtarenal aortic aneurysms.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2013 Jun;25(1-2):28-37

1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Endovascular repair of complex aneurysms involving the visceral arteries has become a reality. Fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (FEVAR) has been used with increasing frequency to treat complex aortic aneurysms. The Zenith fenestrated stent-graft system (Cook Medical Inc, Brisbane, Australia) was approved for commercial use in the United States in April 2012, offering a custom-made design with up to 3 fenestrations to treat short-neck infrarenal and juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. Read More

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June 2013
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Health care update: hospital employment or private practice?

Authors:
Bhagwan Satiani

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2013 Dec 20;25(3-4):46-52. Epub 2013 Nov 20.

1The Ohio State University Heart & Vascular Center, Columbus, OH, USA.

The increased operating cost of running a practice, decreasing reimbursement, and general pessimism is leading to increasing number of physicians choosing employment by hospitals and large physician groups. Although over 50% of members of the Society for Vascular Surgery are currently in a practice of less than 3 surgeons and over half of all private practitioners are employed by physician groups, the landscape is shifting quickly. Younger physicians finishing training are increasingly opting for employment. Read More

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December 2013
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Stent fracture in the superficial femoral and proximal popliteal arteries: literature summary and economic impacts.

Authors:
Nancy Neil

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2013 Jun 13;25(1-2):20-7. Epub 2013 Nov 13.

1Chordata Consulting, LLC, Tacoma, WA, USA.

Objectives: To summarize available evidence regarding stent fracture in the femoropopliteal region.

Methods: We searched PubMed, 2000-2011, using MeSH search terms "stents," "popliteal artery," and "femoral artery."

Results: We identified 29 original studies reporting 0% to 65% incidence of stent fracture. Read More

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June 2013
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Variability in the management of superficial venous thrombophlebitis among phlebologists and vascular surgeons.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2013 Jun 13;25(1-2):5-10. Epub 2013 Nov 13.

1Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Introduction: This study aimed to compare management patterns of patients with superficial venous thrombophlebitis (SVT) among phlebologists and vascular surgeons.

Methods: A survey was provided to practitioners who attended the American Venous Forum meeting in 2011. Statistical analysis included descriptive statistics, unpaired t tests, and Friedman's test for correlation. Read More

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June 2013
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Evolution in management and outcome after repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms in the pre- and post-EVAR era.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2013 Jun 13;25(1-2):11-9. Epub 2013 Nov 13.

1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Objective: To compare outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs before and after the endovascular era.

Methods: Group A (1997-1998) included 331 patients, 321 (97%) with open repair (OR) and 10 (3%) with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Group B (2007-2008) included 330 patients, 136 (41%) with OR and 194 (59%) with EVAR. Read More

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June 2013
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Endovascular exclusion of complex postsurgical aortic arch pseudoaneurysm using vascular plug devices and a review of vascular plugs.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Dec;24(4):193-7

1Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bengaluru, India.

We report the management of a patient presenting with haemoptysis due to aortobronchial fistula. He had previously undergone emergency exclusion bypass of a ruptured pseudoaneurysm developing post-aortic coarctation repair. Computed tomography scan showed persistent filling of pseudoaneurysm sac from proximal and distal aortic ligature sites tied during previous exclusion bypass surgery. Read More

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December 2012
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Surgery for aortic aneurysms: how to reduce tension on the anastomosis.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Dec 22;24(4):210-1. Epub 2013 Aug 22.

1Policlinico G. Martino Hospital, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.

We describe a simple technique we use in our institution during surgery for aortic aneurysms to reduce tension on the anastomosis when there is a discrepancy between the remnant portion of the native aorta and the vascular prosthesis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1531003513499409DOI Listing
December 2012
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Endovascular stenting with open surgery for reconstructions of the ascending aorta and the aortic arch: a review of indications and results of hybrid techniques.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Dec 14;24(4):184-92. Epub 2013 Aug 14.

1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Hybrid approaches for repair of aneurysms involving the ascending aorta and the aortic arch have been developed to avoid or reduce duration of cardiopulmonary bypass and circulatory arrest and to decrease operative time, blood loss, hospital stay, morbidity, and mortality. These include ascending aorta-based debranching or cervical extra-anatomical bypasses followed by stent-grafting. In patients with associated descending aortic aneurysms, the elephant trunk technique is used followed by stent-grafting of the descending thoracic aorta. Read More

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December 2012
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Successful transcatheter closure of a congenital high-flow portosystemic venous shunt with the Amplatzer vascular plug II.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Dec 23;24(4):202-5. Epub 2013 Jul 23.

1Ege University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.

Congenital portosystemic venous shunt is extremely rare and should be treated. Advances in treatment techniques allow for patients to be treated safely. We present a 9-year-old boy with a large congenital portosystemic venous shunt. Read More

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December 2012
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Percutaneous removal of a Bard Simon nitinol permanent inferior vena cava filter.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Dec 1;24(4):198-201. Epub 2013 Jul 1.

1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are used to treat thromboembolic disease when there is a contraindication to anticoagulation or failure of therapeutic anticoagulation therapy. Although there are retrievable IVC filters available, permanent IVC filters remain the most commonly placed IVC filters worldwide. Permanent IVC filters have been associated with long-term complications such as IVC thrombosis and obstruction, migration, and erosion into surrounding structures. Read More

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December 2012
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The role of endografts in the management of type B aortic dissections.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Dec 26;24(4):177-83. Epub 2013 Jun 26.

1Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Type B aortic dissection is a rare, but deadly, disease process. Advances in endovascular therapy have provided alternative means for the management of aortic dissection. This comprehensive review examines the incidence, pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, risk factors, and management of type B aortic dissection, with an emphasis on endovascular intervention. Read More

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December 2012
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Asymptomatic 50% to 75% internal carotid artery stenosis in 288 patients: risk factors for disease progression and ipsilateral neurological symptoms.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Dec 26;24(4):165-70. Epub 2013 Jun 26.

1Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Introduction: This study identified characteristics of patients with moderate internal carotid artery stenosis that are at increased risk for disease progression.

Methods: Patients with asymptomatic moderate internal carotid disease correlating to 50% to 75% diameter reduction were followed for 3 years. Progression to greater than 75% diameter reduction or presentation with focal neurological symptoms was documented. Read More

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December 2012
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Peripheral vascular complications during transcatheter aortic valve replacement: management and potential role of chronic steroid use.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Dec 21;24(4):206-9. Epub 2013 Jun 21.

1Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA.

Purpose: To report a case of a major vascular complication during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the endovascular management thereof. Additionally, we discuss a possible correlation with long-term steroid use.

Case Report: A 79-year-old woman with a history of critical aortic stenosis underwent elective TAVR. Read More

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December 2012
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Popliteal artery occlusion secondary to exostosis of the femur.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Dec 21;24(4):217-20. Epub 2013 Jun 21.

1David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Osteochondromas are the most common benign tumors of the bone and are usually asymptomatic. In rare cases, they can present as a cause of lower extremity vascular injury in young patients. We report a case of a 24-year-old man who presented with an acute onset of exercise-induced lower extremity claudication and was found to have a popliteal artery occlusion secondary to a femoral exostosis. Read More

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December 2012
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A rare cause of obstructive jaundice: superior mesenteric artery pseudoaneurysm.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Dec 19;24(4):212-6. Epub 2013 Jun 19.

1Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

Visceral arterial aneurysm and pseudoaneurysm are uncommon forms of vascular disease that have a significant potential for rupture or erosion into an adjacent viscera, resulting in life-threatening hemorrhage. Pseudoaneurysms related to the superior mesenteric artery are a recognized complication of trauma to the vessel, and successful treatment with stenting has been previously described. Percutaneous techniques offer an alternative form of therapy, and the number of reported cases treated with embolization has been rising steadily. Read More

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December 2012
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Contemporary results of treatment of acute arterial mesenteric thrombosis: has endovascular treatment improved outcomes?

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Dec 22;24(4):171-6. Epub 2013 May 22.

1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Acute mesenteric ischemia is an uncommon but highly complex clinical problem and carries a high mortality. Traditional treatment has yielded only modest improvements in mortality and an endovascular first treatment paradigm has been adopted by selected centers over the past decade. However, the technique does not allow for immediate assessment of intestinal viability and availability of the expertise and equipment is mostly limited to tertiary referral centers. Read More

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December 2012
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May-Thurner syndrome associated with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Sep;24(3):155-60

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

We present an unusual case of a 23-year-old man who had symptomatic lower extremity varicosities that have been present since birth. He was complaining of pain and swelling of several years duration. Evaluation revealed Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome with associated compression of the left common iliac vein by the overriding left common iliac artery (May-Thurner syndrome). Read More

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September 2012
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Endovascular treatment of an iatrogenic vertebrojugular fistula with a balloon-expandable covered stent: case report and review of the literature.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Sep 28;24(3):149-54. Epub 2013 Mar 28.

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Trust, SE1 7EH London, UK.

We report a case of a fistula between the vertebral artery and the internal jugular vein that occurred after the erroneous placement of a central venous catheter. The patient was presented with tinnitus. Endovascular treatment with a balloon expandable covered stent placed into the vertebral artery was performed. Read More

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September 2012
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Endovascular management of pulmonary artery stenosis due to tumor compression.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Sep 28;24(3):146-8. Epub 2013 Mar 28.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX, USA.

A 75-year-old man with invasive thymoma encasing the aortic arch and pulmonary arteries was referred to our institution with a 1-year history of dyspnea and worsening right heart failure. Pulmonary angiogram demonstrated greater than 90% stenosis of the right pulmonary artery. Balloon angioplasty and stent placement were performed with immediate improvement in his shortness of breath and peripheral edema. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1531003513482491DOI Listing
September 2012
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Predicting outcomes using the National Trauma Data Bank: optimum management of traumatic blunt carotid and blunt thoracic injury.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Sep 26;24(3):123-7. Epub 2013 Mar 26.

University of Texas at Houston, TX, USA.

Introduction: We used the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) to examine the incidence of blunt thoracic and carotid trauma nationally and survival outcomes based on treatment approach.

Methods: All vascular traumas were identified from the 2008 NTDB. International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9) diagnosis coding was used to identify 178 blunt thoracic aortic injuries and 313 traumatic blunt carotid injuries. Read More

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September 2012
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Prevention of restenosis: medical treatment and procedures for iliac occlusive disease.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Sep 23;24(3):109-22. Epub 2013 Jan 23.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

The treatment of occlusive vascular disease has evolved considerably over the past decades, with management strategies shifting from open surgical approaches toward less-invasive endovascular solutions or hybrid open and endovascular therapies. The treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease has followed a similar pattern, with a more aggressive, minimally invasive approach being used even for long-segment iliac artery occlusions. Regardless of the type of treatment, however, optimal results are still limited by restenosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1531003512472241DOI Listing
September 2012
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Vagus nerve neuromonitoring during carotid endarterectomy.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Sep 21;24(3):137-40. Epub 2013 Jan 21.

Nippon Medical School, Tamanagayama Hospital, Tokyoto 206-8512, Japan.

To determine the causes and site(s) of nerve injury and to identify potential predictors of vocal fold paralysis (VFP) after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) by application of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM). A total of 68 CEA patients were enrolled in this study. A 3-step IONM procedure was designed to obtain vocal fold EMG data at V1 (just after identification of the vagus nerve [VN]), V2 (just before arteriotomy), and V3 (just before wound closure). Read More

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September 2012
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Advances in CT and MR Technology.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Sep 17;24(3):128-36. Epub 2013 Jan 17.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53792-3252, USA.

This article will review recent advances in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) hardware and software techniques that have dramatically changed the use of CT and MR angiography. For CT angiography, technology has increased the speed of acquisition, reduced the radiation dose necessary to diagnose disease, and simplified the ability to characterize disease. Similarly, advances in MR angiography have focused on safer techniques that do not require the use of intravenous contrast agents, increased the speed of acquisition, and improved spatial resolution. Read More

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September 2012
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Diagnosis and management of ileocolic pseudoaneurysms.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Sep 17;24(3):141-5. Epub 2013 Jan 17.

Duke University Medical Center, 3443 Durham, NC 27710, USA.

Ileocolic pseudoaneurysmal disease is a rare splanchnic aneurysm that affects 3 out of 100 000 patients, and only 7 cases have been described in the past 40 years in patients without preexisting connective tissue disorders. Abdominal pain is the most common presenting symptom and nearly 30% of patients present with hemorrhage. Ileocolic pseudoaneurysms are diagnosed by contrasted computed tomography scans and verified by arteriography. Read More

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September 2012
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Resection of a giant primary synovial sarcoma of the inferior vena cava extending into the right atrium with caval reconstruction under cardiopulmonary bypass and circulatory arrest.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Jun;24(2):95-101

Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Background: Synovial sarcoma primarily arises in para-articular locations of the extremities. However, numerous unique sites of origin have been reported. There are only 5 known cases of primary intravascular synovial sarcoma. Read More

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June 2012
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Pelvic revascularization during endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Jun 28;24(2):55-62. Epub 2012 Nov 28.

Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms (EVAR) has gained widespread acceptance in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Prospective studies have shown advantages compared with open surgical repair, including decreased blood loss, operating time, hospital stay, morbidity, and mortality. Approximately 30% of patients treated by EVAR have ectatic or aneurysmal common iliac arteries not suitable for distal sealing zones. Read More

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June 2012
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A retrospective study on the use of heparin for peripheral vascular intervention.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Jun 24;24(2):63-9. Epub 2012 Oct 24.

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Royal Hobart Hospital, Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Purpose: To compare immediate outcomes for patients who receive and those who do not receive heparin during lower limb endovascular intervention.

Methods: A retrospective case series of 330 procedures for lower limb peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Patient records were interrogated for bleeding or thrombotic/embolic complications during or immediately after endovascular intervention for peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Read More

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June 2012
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Long-term results of carotid artery stenting in patients 80 years and older.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Jun 9;24(2):49-54. Epub 2012 Sep 9.

Università degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy.

Introduction: We report our experience about carotid artery stenting (CAS) in patients 80 years and older.

Materials And Methods: Out of 582 patients who underwent CAS at our institution from January 1999 to June 2010, 102 patients (group A) were 80 years or older. The clinical data of these patients were retrospectively reviewed, outcomes analyzed, and compared with those of younger patients who underwent CAS during the same period (group B). Read More

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June 2012
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A 6-year experience treating vascular malformations with foam sclerotherapy.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Jun 22;24(2):70-9. Epub 2012 Aug 22.

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA.

In this study, the authors present an analysis of the outcomes of 105 low-flow vascular malformation patients treated over a 6-year period and report specific lesion characteristics that correlate with those vascular malformations that will benefit from sodium tetradecyl sulfate foam sclerotherapy (STS FS) versus surgical resection as well as morphological characteristics of vascular malformations that are associated with a poor response to FS treatment. Improvement in symptoms was documented in 92.9% of patients treated with STS FS. Read More

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June 2012
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Large spontaneous intrahepatic portal-systemic venous shunt treated with coil and Amplatzer vascular plug embolization.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Jun 10;24(2):90-4. Epub 2012 Aug 10.

Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Spontaneous intrahepatic portal-systemic shunts are rare and can lead to significant encephalopathy. If intervention is recommended, transcatheter embolization is preferred. Various embolization techniques have been described using a wide range of embolization materials. Read More

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June 2012
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Hepatic artery transection reconstructed with splenic artery transposition graft.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Jun 23;24(2):87-9. Epub 2012 Jul 23.

Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia, 3100 910 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, Canada.

Introduction: Hepatic artery transection presents a technical challenge in vascular reconstruction. Formal arterial repair is indicated in patients with underlying liver disease and those undergoing bile duct reconstructions because of a higher risk of complication following hepatic artery injury. This report highlights a novel approach to hepatic artery transection with splenic artery transposition. Read More

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June 2012
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Thromboprophylaxis practices following varicose veins surgery.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Jun 23;24(2):80-6. Epub 2012 Jul 23.

Demokritus University of Thrace, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Objective: It is not clear whether patients undergoing varicose veins operations should receive thromboprophylaxis. A nationwide survey was conducted to assess thromboprophylaxis practice patterns in patients undergoing conventional vein surgery or endovenous procedures.

Methods: A questionnaire was e-mailed to all members of the Greek Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (n = 163). Read More

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June 2012
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Current role and future directions of hybrid repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Mar;24(1):14-22

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Hybrid procedures were introduced as a less invasive alternative to open conventional repair, avoiding thoracotomy, single-lung ventilation, and in many patients, aortic cross-clamping. Despite these potential advantages over open repair, results of hybrid repair have varied in the literature, with several reports indicating high morbidity and mortality rates. It is likely that once fenestrated and branched endografts receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration for clinical use, indications for hybrid repair of complex aortic aneurysms will further diminish. Read More

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March 2012
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Computer-aided surgery: concepts and applications in vascular surgery.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Mar 18;24(1):23-7. Epub 2012 Apr 18.

CHU Hôpital Pontchaillou, Vascular Surgery Unit, Rennes, France.

Computer-aided surgery makes use of a variety of technologies and information sources. The challenge over the past 10 years has been to apply these methods to tissues that deform, as do vessels when relatively rigid flexible objects are introduced into them (Lunderquist rigid guide wire, aortic prosthesis, etc) Three stages of computer-aided endovascular surgery are examined: sizing, planning, and intraoperative assistance. The authors' work shows that an approach based on optimized use of the imaging data acquired during the various observation phases (pre- and intraoperative), involving only lightweight computer equipment that is relatively transparent for the user, makes it possible to provide useful (ie, necessary and sufficient) information at the appropriate moment, in order to aid decision making and enhance the security of endovascular procedures. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3998906PMC
March 2012
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Epidermal growth factor in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: an update.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Mar 11;24(1):37-44. Epub 2012 Apr 11.

Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Management of diabetic foot ulcers remains a rather challenging task. Epidermal growth factor (EGF) plays a central role in wound healing. It acts on epithelial cells and fibroblasts promoting restoration of damaged epithelium. Read More

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March 2012
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Comparison of the novel Angio-Seal Evolution with Angio-Seal STS closure device.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Mar 3;24(1):28-36. Epub 2012 Apr 3.

Maggiore della Carità Hospital, Novara, Italy.

Background: Angio-Seal Evolution (ASE) is a novel vascular closure device (VCD) engineered to reduce deployment skills. It is unknown if these changes translated into better clinical results.

Methods And Results: Early VCD failure and major and minor vascular complications were prospectively assessed in 584 consecutive patients treated by ASE (ASE group) and in 633 consecutive patients treated by the older Angio-Seal STS (AS-STS group). Read More

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March 2012
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Commentary on "Late gastrointestinal complications of inferior vena cava filter placement: case report and literature review".

Authors:
Marc A Passman

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2011 Dec;23(4):265-6

University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1531003511411727DOI Listing
December 2011
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What's new in veins?

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2011 Dec;23(4):229-32

Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Reflux cannot be interpreted without knowledge of the function of the calf muscle pump. The presence or absence of reflux alone has an insufficient predictive value for excellent functional treatment results. Valves are not simple moving slips but have an autonomous 4-step cycle movement that helps the calf muscle pump to be very effective. Read More

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December 2011
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Results of stenting for postthrombotic venous obstructive lesions.

Authors:
Olivier Hartung

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2011 Dec 6;23(4):255-60. Epub 2012 Mar 6.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Service de Chirurgie Vasculaire, CHU Nord, Chemin des Bourrelly, Marseille Cedex 20, France.

Venous obstructive lesions represent a therapeutic challenge. Postthrombotic lesions are the most complex and very prone to rethrombosis. Technical success can be achieved in more than 85% of the cases (100% when recanalization with thrombolysis is not needed) with a low rate of periprocedural complications and no mortality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1531003512438407DOI Listing
December 2011
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Clinical outcome of staged versus combined treatment approach of hybrid repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm with visceral vessel debranching and aortic endograft exclusion.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Mar 8;24(1):5-13. Epub 2012 Feb 8.

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Although visceral vessel debranching and endovascular aneurysm exclusion represents a hybrid treatment approach in patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, the effect of timing with regard to the visceral debranching procedure and endovascular aneurysm exclusion in this treatment strategy remains unclear. In this study, the authors analyzed their recent institutional experience of visceral debranching and aneurysm stent-grafting procedures. Specifically, the authors compared the effect of staged (n = 27) versus combined (n = 31) hybrid treatment in patients with complex aortic aneurysms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1531003511432768DOI Listing
March 2012
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The efficiency of pain control using a thigh pad under the elastic stocking in patients following venous stripping: results of a case-control study.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2011 Dec 11;23(4):238-43. Epub 2012 Jan 11.

HIA Bégin, 69 avenue de Paris, Saint Mandé, France.

Background: The use of a specific thigh foam pad placed under compression stockings increases interface pressure. The interface pressure obtained under 2 medical compression stockings of 15 to 20 mm Hg at the ankle, is 14 ± 2.2 mm Hg in the middle of the thigh in the horizontal position and rises to 49. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1531003511431737DOI Listing
December 2011
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Treatment of varicose veins: does each technique have a formal indication?

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2011 Dec 11;23(4):250-4. Epub 2012 Jan 11.

University Hospital of Grenoble, 7 rue Lesdiguières, Grenoble, France.

Nowadays, various surgical and endovenous methods are available to treat varicose veins. Theoretically, every technique is applicable to treat any kind of patient. However, it seems appropriate to consider the specific indications and limitations of each of the techniques. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1531003511433337DOI Listing
December 2011
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Standardized off-the-shelf components for multibranched endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2011 Sep;23(3):195-201

University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Endovascular techniques have been slow to assume a primary role in the management of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) because of the high cost of multiple components, regulatory challenges, manufacturing delays, and the complexity of multibranched stent graft insertion. Standardized off-the-shelf stent grafts have the potential to lower all these barriers to the widespread application of multibranched endovascular technology. Despite the desire for a single design to accommodate all variations of thoracoabdominal aneurysms, different approaches are likely required for patients with extensive aneurysmal disease compared with disease that is more localized to the infradiaphragmatic region or that which does not extend below the renals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1531003511430397DOI Listing
September 2011
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The evolving options for endovascular repair of complex aortic aneurysms. Foreword.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2011 Sep;23(3):145-8

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1531003511407343DOI Listing
September 2011
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Stepwise age-related outcomes of elective endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: 11-year institutional review.

Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2011 Dec 28;23(4):280-90. Epub 2011 Dec 28.

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.

Objective: Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR) has largely supplanted open surgery over the past 2 decades. Faced with an aging population, the outcomes of EVAR among various age groups were examined.

Method: Retrospective review of elective EVAR cases was performed at a single institution from 1998 to 2009. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1531003511430396DOI Listing
December 2011
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