: The creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in obese patients with end-stage-renal-disease, might not lead to a successful hemodialysis session, partly due to excess adipose tissue overlapping the enlarged vein. This review summarizes the available evidence on superficialization methods in studies dealing with obese patients.
: The aim of this study was to determine the safety, efficacy, and applicability of percutaneous axillary artery (pAxA) access in patients requiring upper extremity large sheath access during complex aortic, cardiac, and peripheral endovascular procedures. We also take this opportunity to address the potential cost-benefits offered by pAxA access compared to open upper extremity access.
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is an effective treatment for autogenous arteriovenous hemodialysis access (AAVA) stenosis; however, it causes pain in most cases. Therefore, safe and effective anesthesia for PTA is required.
To assess the outcome of stroke and nerve injury after supraclavicular revascularization of the left subclavian artery for proximal landing zone extension in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR).
The treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm relies on surgical repair and the indication mainly depends on its size evaluated by the maximal diameter (Dmax). The aim of this study was to evaluate a new automatic method based on artificial intelligence to measure the Dmax on computed tomography angiography.
Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (F-EVAR) has allowed successful treatment of patients with complex aortic aneurysms. Custom-made devices (CMDs) are manufactured by companies and tailored to the patient's anatomy to incorporate target vessels, while there is also the “off label” alternative with the devices modified by a surgeon in the operating room: surgeon-modified FEVAR (sm-FEVAR). This study aims to present and compare technical durability of CMDs- and sm-FEVAR for complex abdominal and thoracoabdominal aortic pathologies.
: The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of preoperative ischemic brain lesion (IBL) volume, assessed by Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance brain imaging (DW-MRI) with RAPID® processing, and surgery timing in predicting post-operative neurological outcomes in symptomatic carotid stenosis (SCS) patients treated with carotid endarterectomy (CEA).
Data on management of traumatic lower extreity arterial injuries comes largely from military experience and involves few civilian centers. This study reports on the experience of an urban trauma center and factors associated with limb loss.
The association between socioeconomic status (SES) and chronic venous insufficiency has not been rigorously studied. This study aimed to determine the influence of SES on the clinical stage of patients presenting for chronic venous disease therapy.
The risk of cerebral ischemia due to cross-clamping during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has long been known.1,2 Stump pressure measurement, near-infrared spectroscopy,3 short-latency sensory evoked potentials (SSEPs),4 electroencephalography,5 transcranial doppler,6 and local and regional anesthesia use,3 are particularly valuable for detecting the risk of cerebral ischemia after cross-clamping.4,7 However, the reference values from them are obtained only after cross-clamping of the carotid artery.