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

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
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

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
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Information for Readers

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
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

1 May 2019 - 12:00am

Editorial Board

1 May 2019 - 12:00am

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

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
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

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
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

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
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

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
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

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
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

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
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

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
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

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
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

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
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.

Reply

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
We thank Bellini et al for their comments on our study.1 We fully agree with the critical statements about the measurement of the activated clotting time (ACT). We also acknowledge that ACT is the only bedside test available 24 hours a day in many hospitals. Furthermore, current guidelines recommend the use of ACT to monitor unfractionated heparin (UFH) therapy during vascular interventions.2 Nevertheless, many laboratories are now transitioning to monitor actual heparin activity by chromogenic anti-activated factor X (anti-Xa) assay, which is considered the reference method for monitoring heparin therapy.

Activated clotting time monitoring in vascular surgery: so bad, no bad

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
We read with great interest your recent publication by Dieplinger et al1 in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Unfractionated heparin (UFH) is usually employed in arterial vascular surgery, generally at lower doses compared with those in cardiac surgery (50-100 IU/kg); the goal is a balance between the need of anticoagulation to avoid thrombosis and, on the other hand, limiting bleeding and surgical revision.2 Much evidence supports its use also in endovascular procedures. Even if data in literature show a lower incidence of complications, thromboembolic and cardiologic events still continue to occur even when endovascular techniques are applied.

Comparison of specialties participating in the BEST-CLI trial to specialists treating peripheral arterial disease nationally

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
The Best Endovascular vs Best Surgical Therapy for Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI) trial compares open surgery and endovascular therapy for the treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI). This report describes the types and proportion of investigators participating in BEST-CLI and determines how these compare with those specialists treating peripheral artery disease (PAD) outside of the trial.

Invited commentary

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
The last 20 years have brought dramatic changes in our approach to aortic dissections. Advances have come not only in devices but also in imaging, medical therapy, and even our fundamental understanding of the anatomic pathology. But it is really the stent graft devices, and their promise of lower morbidity and mortality, that have emboldened us to more aggressively treat type B dissections.

Why do we write?

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
A warm cup of coffee next to one's laptop, late in the evening. The marked-up draft with treasured comments from a mentor or colleague. The pride that swells when your name—or even better, your resident's name—graces the lead article in this month's JVS. The reasons that surgeons find writing to be rewarding vary broadly.

National criteria for academic appointment in vascular surgery

1 May 2019 - 12:00am
Advancement in academic medicine is multifactorial. Our objectives were to characterize academic appointments in vascular surgery and to investigate what factors, particularly publications, influenced academic appointment.