Journal of Vascular Surgery

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Hybrid Procedures Improve Perioperative Outcomes of Femoropopliteal Revascularization Compared with Bypass

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
Hybrid procedures have gained momentum as less invasive surgeries that can potentially improve patient outcomes. However, there is a paucity of data comparing hybrid procedures with traditional bypass. This study compared the perioperative outcomes of hybrid and bypass surgery for femoropopliteal (FP) revascularization.

Journal of Vascular Surgery – August 2017 Audiovisual Summary

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
Welcome to our video review of four papers published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery in August. Each of these four papers is available for review and downloading for free during the month of August.

Events of interest

August 1, 2017 - 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

August 1, 2017 - 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, 633 N. St. Clair, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611; telephone: 603-523-2222; 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.

Information for authors

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Complete information for authors and editorial policies are available in the January and July issues, at our Web site www.jvascsurg.org, or at our Editorial Manager Web site at jvs.editorialmanager.com. An abbreviated checklist for manuscript submission follows. Manuscripts that are accepted for publication become the property of the Journal of Vascular Surgery®, which is copyrighted by the Society for Vascular Surgery®. They may not be published or reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the author(s) and the Journal.

Contents

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Editorial Board

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Evaluation of the Bundle “Zero Surgical Site Infection” to Prevent Surgical Site Infection in Vascular Surgery

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
A bundle of care called “Zero Surgical Site Infection” structured with multiple best practice steps of infection prevention was demonstrated to be effective in reducing the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) in vascular surgery patients. National adoption of these techniques should be encouraged for patient safety.

Therapeutical Options in the Management of Carotid Dissection

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
An alternative therapeutic option is mandatory in a subset of patients with carotid artery dissection regarded as being at high risk for stroke because anticoagulant therapy was either contraindicated or failed clinically with recurrent transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)/transient symptoms associated with brain infarction. In these selected cases, endovascular stent placement seems to be a safe and effective option to restore vessel lumen integrity and prevent stroke.

Circulating cadmium concentration and risk of aortic aneurysms: A nested case-control study within the Malmö Diet and Cancer cohort

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
Blood cadmium levels corresponding to the upper tertile of the distribution in the age- and sex-matched control group were associated with a 2.5-fold increase in the rate ratio for incident abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). This relationship was not found in the small group of never smokers.

Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons for the Treatment of Symptomatic Central Venous Stenosis in Dialysis Access: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
In this prospective randomized controlled study, paclitaxel-coated balloons (PCBs) had significantly better results compared with conventional balloon angioplasty (CBA) for the treatment of symptomatic central venous stenosis (CVS) in dialysis access patients. A retrospective longitudinal comparison of treatments in the same patients also showed a significant difference in favor of PCBs.

Cilostazol May Improve Maturation Rates and Durability of Vascular Access for Hemodialysis

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
This study demonstrates that dialysis access patients may benefit from preoperative and postoperative cilostazol therapy in terms of likelihood of maturation.

Morphological suitability for endovascular repair, non-intervention rates, and operative mortality in women and men assessed for intact abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: systematic reviews with meta-analysis

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
Compared with men, a smaller proportion of women are eligible for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), a higher proportion of women are not offered intervention, and operative mortality is much higher in women for both EVAR and open repair. The management of abdominal aortic aneurysm in women needs improvement.

Low-dose Paclitaxel-coated Versus Uncoated Percutaneous Transluminal Balloon Angioplasty for Femoropopliteal Peripheral Artery Disease: 1-year Results of the ILLUMENATE European Randomized Clinical Trial

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
Superiority with a low-dose paclitaxel-coated balloon (DCB) when used for femoropopliteal interventions was demonstrated over standard balloon percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) by both safety and effectiveness end points.

Randomized Comparison of Paclitaxel-Eluting Balloon Angioplasty Plus Stenting Versus Standard Balloon Angioplasty Plus Stenting Versus Directional Atherectomy for Symptomatic Femoral Artery Disease (ISAR-STATH)

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
Treatment of de novo superficial femoral artery (SFA) lesions with paclitaxel-eluting balloon (PEB) angioplasty, followed by stenting, is superior to balloon angioplasty (BA) and stenting or directional athererctomy (DA) regarding angiographic diameter stenosis at 6 months and target lesion restenosis (TLR) at 24 months.

Endovascular Repair of Rupture Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm in a Patient With Right-sided Aortic Arch

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
Right-sided aortic arch (RAA) is a rare anomaly that occurs in 0.1% of the population and is often associated with congenital heart disease or a Kommerell diverticulum. There are three types of RAA. Rupture of RAA is extremely rare, with only five cases reported. We report the first case of endovascular repair of a RAA with mirror-image branching (RAA/MIB) rupture.

Revascularization for Failed Carotid Artery Stenting in a Patient With a Rare Vertebral Artery Anomaly

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
Patients with failed carotid artery stenting (CAS) usually require complex revascularization. This revascularization can be more complicated in a patient with a coexisting supra-aortic vascular anomaly. Anomalous origin of the vertebral artery (VA) is an example of such an anomaly. Although VA anomalies are rare, their occurrence is of significant importance in endovascular and open vascular procedures. We report a case of inadvertent jailing of the left internal carotid artery (ICA) during CAS in a patient with a rare VA anomaly.

Distal Migration of a Vascular Occlusion Plug in an Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery Resulting in Recurrent Dysphagia Following Use in Repair of Dysphagia Lusoria

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
An aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is the most common brachiocephalic congenital anomaly. The most common course is for the ARSA to course posterior to the esophagus, which can result in dysphagia. Known as dysphagia lusoria, symptoms warrant surgical intervention. This case highlights the hybrid repair technique which resulted in a complication from use of a vascular occlusion plug.

Experience After Implementation of an Acute Cardiovascular Emergency Protocol (ACEP)

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
Prompt treatment of cardiovascular emergencies is associated with improved outcomes. We describe findings after implementation of an acute cardiovascular emergency protocol (ACEP) for diagnoses of aortic dissection (AD), ruptured aneurysm (RA), and acute limb ischemia (ALI).

Hybrid Approach to the Treatment of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Degeneration in a Marfan Patient

August 1, 2017 - 00:00
Aortic interventions in patient with underlying connective tissues disorders present a unique challenge to vascular surgeons. The inevitable degeneration of the native aorta can lead to the need for multiple staged interventions with significant risk of complications associated with reoperative aortic procedures. We present a challenging case of thoracoabdominal aortic degeneration in a patient with Marfan syndrome. The patient initially presented with a prior history of a valve-sparing aortic root replacement.