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Journal of Vascular Surgery – May 2019 Audiovisual Summary

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
Hi, I am Peter Gloviczki from Mayo Clinic, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. I am happy to introduce to you four excellent papers from the May issue of JVS. You can download them free of charge this month from our website.

Identification of Lysophosphatidylcholines and Sphingolipids as Potential Biomarkers for Acute Aortic Dissection via Serum Metabolomics

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a severe clinical emergency with a high mortality, and is easily misdiagnosed in its early stage. This study aimed at discovering serum metabolomic markers with the potential to diagnose AAD and distinguish between two subtypes of AAD.

In vitro Evidence of Improved Antimicrobial Efficacy of Silver and Triclosan Containing Vascular Grafts Compared With Rifampicin Soaked Grafts

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
The aim was to compare the antimicrobial efficacy of four different grafts: a standard graft (Intergard, IG), an IG graft soaked in rifampicin (IGrif), a silver impregnated graft (Intergard Silver, IGS), and a silver + triclosan impregnated graft (Intergard Synergy, IGSy).

Infrainguinal Bypass Following Failed Endovascular Intervention Compared With Primary Bypass: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
Patients with infrainguinal peripheral arterial disease often undergo multiple revascularisation procedures. Although many centres have adopted an endovascular first approach, some are reluctant to do so for fear of compromising the outcomes of any subsequent bypasses. All studies that compared the outcomes of primary infrainguinal bypass with bypass after failed endovascular intervention were analysed.

Epidural Analgesia in Open Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
Epidural analgesia improves pain control and outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm procedures, while the effect of thoracic epidural analgesia on thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair is unknown. The aim of the study was to evaluate thoracic epidural analgesia effects in patients undergoing open TAAA repair in terms of pain control and clinically relevant outcomes.

Outcomes After One Stage Versus Two Stage Open Repair of Type II Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
This study compared the outcomes of open one stage with open two stage repair of type II thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA).

Pre-Operative Masseter Area is an Independent Predictor of Long-Term Survival after Carotid Endarterectomy

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
Sarcopenia is a predictor of mortality in elderly patients. Masseter area (MA) reflects sarcopenia in trauma patients. It was hypothesised that MA and Masseter density (MD) could be evaluated reliably from pre-operative computed tomography angiography (CTA) scans and that they predict post-operative survival in carotid endarterectomy (CEA) patients.

Events of Interest

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
News items of interest to the vascular surgeon must be received at least 8 weeks before the desired month of publication. Announcements published at no charge include those received from a sponsoring society of this Journal, those courses and conferences sponsored by state, regional, national, or international vascular surgical organizations, and university-sponsored continuing medical education courses. Send applicable events to Andrew O’Brien, Journal Manager, at a.obrien@elsevier.com. All other news items selected for publication carry a charge of $60.00 US for each insertion, and the fee must accompany the request to publish.

Information for Readers

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
Communications regarding original articles and editorial management should be addressed to Peter Gloviczki, MD, and Peter F. Lawrence, MD, Editors, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 315, Rosemont IL 60018; telephone: 312-334-2355; fax: 312-334-2320; e-mail: JVASCSURG@vascularsociety.org. Information for authors appears in the January and July issues, at www.jvascsurg.org, and at jvs.editorialmanager.com. Authors should consult this document before submitting manuscripts to this Journal.

Contents

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Editorial Board

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Complication-Specific In-Hospital Costs After Carotid Endarterectomy vs Carotid Artery Stenting

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
Retrospective analysis was performed of the U.S. Premier Healthcare Database between 2009 and 2015.

Single-Center Experience and Preliminary Results of Intravascular Ultrasound in Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
A single center retrospective review was conducted between May 2013 and August 2017.

Risk of Heart Failure Hospitalization Associated With Cilostazol in Diabetes: A Nationwide Case-Crossover Study

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
A crossover study was conducted of patients admitted for congestive heart failure (CHF) retrieved from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database between 2009 and 2011.

Risk Prediction Tools to Improve Patient Selection for Carotid Endarterectomy Among Patients With Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
This cohort study was conducted between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2009.

Safety of Men with Small and Medium Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Under Surveillance in the National Health Service Screening Programme

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
A retrospective review of the National Health Service Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme was conducted in men older than 65 years in England between 2009 and 2017.

Risk of Death Following Application of Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons and Stents in the Femoropopliteal Artery of the Leg: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
A systemic review and meta-analysis analyzed randomized controlled trials using PubMed (MEDLINE), Embase (Excerpta Medica Database), Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, Scopus, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, archived online content, public filings of regulatory bodies, and published abstracts from international vascular meetings through August 2018.

Field testing and refining the hemodialysis access creation episode-based cost measure

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
The Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (MACRA), requires Medicare providers to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or an Advanced Alternative Payment Model to avoid a 7% penalty in 2021 reimbursements. In reporting year 2019, the Cost category will account for 15% of the final MIPS score.

Hybrid repair of concurrent popliteal artery and tibioperoneal trunk aneurysms

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
A 63-year-old asymptomatic man with a family history of peripheral artery aneurysms presented with prominent pulsation in his right popliteal artery. He did not have any history of distal thromboembolic events. He denied any history of trauma or operations on his leg. He denied any fevers or shaking chills. His white blood cell count was in normal range with normal differential count. His past medical history was significant for a 5.4-cm left internal iliac aneurysm that was treated with coil embolization and covered stent graft across the origin of the internal iliac artery a year earlier.

Patient selection for transcarotid artery (stent) revascularization

May 1, 2019 - 00:00
The article entitled “Anatomic eligibility for transcarotid artery revascularization and transfemoral carotid artery stenting” in this issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery1 is an important study in that it represents the initial report of anatomic eligibility for transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) in a “real-world” practice cohort whose only unifying characteristic was the performance of a carotid intervention and the availability of a carotid computed tomography angiography (CTA) image for retrospective review.