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Long-term durability of Oakes salvage procedure to preserve Brescia-Cimino arteriovenous fistula

1 March 2019 - 11:00pm
In 2002, Oakes et al described a novel procedure designed to salvage the distal cephalic venous outflow of a Brescia-Cimino fistula by placing a prosthetic graft between the brachial artery in the antecubital space and the cephalic vein at the wrist. In this fashion, the more proximal veins were saved for future procedures. Their approach was reported and found to be successful in the short term, but the long-term durability of the Oakes procedure has not been described. This study aimed to determine the long-term primary, primary-assisted, and secondary patency rates of the brachial to distal cephalic vein Oakes procedure.

Management of type B aortic dissection with an isolated left vertebral artery

1 March 2019 - 11:00pm
The objective of this study was to report our single-center experience of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and concomitant procedures in patients with type B aortic dissection (TBAD) with an isolated left vertebral artery (ILVA) and the early to midterm outcomes in these patients.

Variation in the elective management of small abdominal aortic aneurysms and physician practice patterns

1 March 2019 - 11:00pm
Recent vascular societal guidelines have recommended an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) size threshold for elective intervention; however, limited data have documented how well these AAA diameter benchmarks are being met. The objective of this study was to analyze variation in management of AAAs based on diameter and to determine the physician's rationale for intervention on small AAAs in relation to recommended treatment guidelines.

Geometric changes over time in bridging stents after branched and fenestrated endovascular repair for thoracoabdominal aneurysm

1 March 2019 - 11:00pm
The objective of this study was to assess long-term durability of bridging stents in branched and combined branched and fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (B/F-EVAR) for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) and pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Stenting of superior mesenteric and celiac arteries does not increase complication rates after fenestrated-branched endovascular aneurysm repair

1 March 2019 - 11:00pm
This study compared complications in patients undergoing fenestrated-branched endovascular aneurysm repair (F-BEVAR) without and with stenting of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) or celiac artery (CA), with particular attention to the length of coverage above the CA.

Hybrid surgery for bilateral lower extremity inflow revascularization

1 March 2019 - 11:00pm
Aortobifemoral (ABF) bypass is the preferred method of bilateral inflow revascularization, with axillobifemoral (AXBF) bypass reserved for high-risk patients. Hybrid (HYB) surgery in the form of femorofemoral bypass and retrograde endovascular aortoiliac intervention is increasingly being used to achieve the same goal. This study compared the perioperative outcomes of HYB surgery with traditional surgery for bilateral inflow revascularization.

A new “angle” on aortic neck angulation measurement

1 March 2019 - 11:00pm
Infrarenal aortic neck angulation is one of the most powerful predictors of endovascular aneurysm repair failure. Whereas the “gold standard” to measure this angle is three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction and centerline measurement, many surgeons rely on estimations of angulation based on two-dimensional (2D) views of computed tomography imaging. Unfortunately, these views do not accurately represent the true angle, particularly if aortic angulation is oblique to the standard views. In response to this issue, our group has developed a novel trigonometric formula that uses coronal and sagittal measured angles to calculate the true angle.

Snuffbox arteriovenous fistulas have similar outcomes and patency as wrist arteriovenous fistulas

1 March 2019 - 11:00pm
Radial artery-based wrist arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are commonly created as an initial upper extremity arteriovenous access. A more distal access site, such as the anatomic snuffbox AVF, can also be created. Although much has been written about wrist AVFs, outcomes of snuffbox AVFs are unclear. Our goal was to compare perioperative and midterm outcomes between these two types of distal access.

Assessment of long-term survival and stroke after carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting in patients older than 80 years

1 March 2019 - 11:00pm
The objective of this study was to analyze preoperative risk factors affecting long-term survival and the occurrence of stroke in patients older than 80 years undergoing either carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) for carotid stenosis.

Association between statin use and perioperative mortality after aortobifemoral bypass in patients with aortoiliac occlusive disease

1 March 2019 - 11:00pm
The benefit of statins in reducing perioperative cardiovascular events in patients undergoing suprainguinal bypass is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between statin use and perioperative mortality in patients undergoing aortobifemoral bypass (ABFB) for aortoiliac occlusive disease.

Comparison of Outcomes After Open Surgical and Endovascular Lower Extremity Revascularisation Among End Stage Renal Disease Patients on Dialysis

28 February 2019 - 11:00pm
End stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are at high risk of complications following open surgical revascularisation (OSR). Endovascular revascularisation (ER) is an option, but its role is unclear. This study sought to characterise the outcomes of ER and OSR in ESRD patients treated for claudication or critical limb ischaemia (CLI).

The Value of Sigmoidoscopy to Detect Colonic Ischaemia After Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

28 February 2019 - 11:00pm
Diagnosing colonic ischaemia (CI) after ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) repair is challenging. This study determined the diagnostic value of sigmoidoscopy in patients suspected of CI after RAAA repair.

Use of Bilateral Cook Zenith Iliac Branch Devices to Preserve Internal Iliac Artery Flow During Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

28 February 2019 - 11:00pm
Iliac branch devices (IBD) have become a widespread option to preserve antegrade internal iliac artery (IIA) flow during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Reported experience with bilateral implantation of IBDs is limited. This study aimed to describe the indications, technical options, and outcomes with the use of bilateral IBDs.

Nationwide Study on Treatment of Mycotic Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

28 February 2019 - 11:00pm
Mycotic aortic aneurysms are rare, life threatening, and complex. This nationwide study aimed to assess outcome after repair of mycotic thoracic aortic aneurysms (MTAAs).

Optimal Antiplatelet Therapy in Moderate to Severe Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature

28 February 2019 - 11:00pm
Carotid stenosis patients are at risk of vascular events despite antiplatelet therapy. Data on prescribed antiplatelet regimens have not been comprehensively collated from trials to guide optimal therapy in this population.

Journal of Vascular Surgery – March 2019 Audiovisual Summary

28 February 2019 - 11:00pm
Hi, I am Peter Gloviczki from Mayo Clinic, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. I am pleased to introduce to you some exciting papers from the March issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Events of interest

28 February 2019 - 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

28 February 2019 - 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

28 February 2019 - 11:00pm

Editorial Board

28 February 2019 - 11:00pm