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Durability of open surgical repair of type IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
Perioperative outcomes and late mortality after open type IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair are known, yet risk of late graft and subsequent aortic events is infrequently described. Such data are increasingly important as endovascular repair becomes an option and are the subject of this study.

Journal of Vascular Surgery – January 2019 Audiovisual Summary

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
Hi, I am Peter Gloviczki from Mayo Clinic, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. On behalf of the editors and staff of the JVS Publications, let me wish you first a happy and healthy new year of 2019. I am pleased to introduce the best papers of the January issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Events of interest

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
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

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
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.

Contents

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Editorial Board

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Reporting sex as a biologic variable in research published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery Publications

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
Recent studies have shown that most basic science and translational research is conducted on male animals and male cells, even when studying diseases more prevalent in women.1 Clinical research studies also frequently lack sex-based reporting and sex-based analysis of outcomes.2,3 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) now requires that sex be considered as a variable in all NIH-funded research.4 Given these developments, the Surgery Journals Editors Group published a statement that addresses the importance of conducting sex-inclusive biomedical and clinical research to improve health outcomes of men and women.

Post-operative Infection of Prosthetic Materials or Stents Involving the Supra-aortic Trunks: A Comprehensive Review

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
The aim of this paper was to provide recommendations for diagnosis and management in the setting of infection following open or endovascular reconstructions of the supra-aortic trunks.

Validation of a Gravitational Model to Study Local Endogenous Biomarkers in Chronic Venous Insufficiency

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
Unlike most systemic chronic diseases, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is ideal to study using endogenous biomarkers. The stimulus causing damage can be turned on and off with gravitational positioning and venous blood samples can be taken locally. Annexin V (apoptosis) and microparticles (cell membrane debris) were used as markers of cell destruction, with matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) as markers of tissue remodelling. The aim of this proof of concept study was to validate a gravitational model by investigating whether standing induced biochemical stress and whether recovery occurs on lying and after compression.

Direct vs. Indirect Angiosomal Revascularisation of Infrapopliteal Arteries, an Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
The importance of the angiosome concept in tibial artery revascularisation remains controversial. The aim of this review was to assess the outcomes of direct revascularisation (revascularisation to the angiosome of tissue loss; DR) versus indirect revascularisation (IR) in infrapopliteal arteries.

Plasma Cystatin B Association With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Need for Later Surgical Repair: A Sub-study of the VIVA Trial

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
The development of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) involves extensive extracellular matrix remodelling, leading to aortic wall weakening. This process is mediated by proteases, including cysteinyl cathepsins. Cystatins are their endogenous inhibitors. This study tested whether plasma cystatin B levels in patients with AAA differed from those of healthy controls.

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Outcome of Treatment for Type II Endoleak Following Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
The efficacy and need for secondary interventions for type II endoleaks following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) remain controversial. This systematic review aimed at investigating the clinical outcomes of different type II endoleak treatments in patients with a persistent type II endoleak after EVAR.

Safety of Early Carotid Artery Stenting for Symptomatic Stenosis in Daily Practice

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
In 2006, the American Heart Association recommended that for preference carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or, alternatively, carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) for symptomatic carotid artery stenosis should ideally occur within 14 days of an ischaemic event. The aim was to determine the safety of CAS according to those recommendations in daily practice.

Increased mortality in octogenarians treated for lifestyle limiting claudication

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
Review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2003 to 2012.

Thrombophilia associated with early post-angioplasty thrombosis of dialysis vascular access

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
Retrospective single-center review between February and October 2015.

Transradial interventions in contemporary vascular surgery practice

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
Retrospective single-center review.

Predicting factors associated with postoperative hypotension following carotid artery stenting

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
Retrospective single-center review between 2009 and 2016.

Preoperative use of statins in carotid artery stenting: a systemic review and meta-analysis

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
Meta-analysis of randomized and observational English-language studies using Scopus, PubMed, and Cochrane Central published before August 19, 2017.

Effects of aspirin for primary prevention in persons with diabetes mellitus: the ASCEND Study Collaborative Group

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
Multicenter prospective randomized trial from 2005 to 2011 as part of A Study of Cardiovascular Events in Diabetes (ASCEND) trial.

Vascular surgery is the best kept secret in medicine and my thoughts on how we can change that

31 December 2018 - 11:00pm
Thank you Dr Upchurch for your very kind and humorous words. I know how much work goes into preparing the Introduction and I truly appreciate it. You are a good man and a good friend and will be an outstanding president of our society. Remember—You'll get yours next year!