Annals of Vascular Surgery

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Results of Surgical Treatment for Popliteal Aneurysm

: Evaluate the results of open surgery treatment of popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs), performed in our department for over 25 years, comparing those treated with a medial approach with those treated with a posterior approach.

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Symptom status of patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy in Canada and United States

: Previous studies have demonstrated significant geographic variations in the management of carotid artery stenosis despite standard guidelines. To further characterize these practice variations, we assessed differences in patient selection, operative technique, and outcomes for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in Canada vs. United States.

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Covered cheatham-platinum stent for treatment of descending thoracic aortic stenosis caused by Takayasu arteritis in two children

Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic type of systemic large vessel vasculitis, mainly involving the aorta and its main branches. Both surgical and endovascular revascularization are effective methods for treating TA-related stenosis of the aorta and its branches. By December 2020, there have been very limited reports on the use of coated Cheatham-Platinum (CP) stents in the treatment of TA associated descending thoracic aortic stenosis. Two children with thoracic aortic stenosis caused by TA who received the covered CP stent in Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University were reported.

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Analysis of Early Lower Extremity Re-amputation

: Data is scarce regarding the need for early re-amputation to a higher anatomic level. This study seeks to define outcomes and risk factors for re-amputation.

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Endovascular repair of penetrating aortic ulcers: Indications and single-center mid-term results

: Although endovascular repair is used to treat penetrating aortic ulcers (PAUs), the indications for endovascular repair in PAUs remain controversial. The current study evaluated the mid-term results of endovascular repair for PAUs and further explored the endovascular indications for PAUs.

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A new Doppler-derived parameter to quantify internal carotid artery stenosis: maximal systolic acceleration

Carotid artery stenosis has long been recognized as an important etiological factor for ischemic stroke and large trials have determined the benefit of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in symptomatic patients as prophylactic countermeasure against stroke.1–5 Doppler ultrasonography (DUS) is the primary evaluation of carotid artery stenosis and management determination.6,7,8 Although in many centers additional imaging (computed tomographic angiography (CTA) or MR angiography (MRA)) is obtained when intervention is considered, in some regions a majority of surgical interventions of the carotid artery is based on DUS-imaging alone.

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Intraoperative microembolic signals during carotid endarterectomy

Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) can detect microembolic signals (MESs) that are one of the pathogenic indications of ischemic stroke. However, MESs are not uncommon findings during carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between MESs and postoperative neurologic events (transient ischemic attack [TIA] or stroke) or new brain lesions (NBLs) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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Role of botulinum toxin in pectoralis minor syndrome

: Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) causes neurogenic symptoms in 95% of the cases due to neurovascular bundle compression. The treatment goal is the decompression of the neurovascular structures. In the last decade, non-surgical treatments have been evaluated as a treatment option for spastic syndromes and thoracic outlet syndrome. In this study we report the use of botulinum toxin (BTX-A) injection as a diagnostic tool to identify the pectoral minor syndrome, and as a less aggressive treatment-option.

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C-reactive Protein, Free Fatty Acid, and Uric Acid as Predictors of Adverse Events after Endovascular Revascularization of Arterial Femoropopliteal Occlusion Lesions

: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between pre-procedure high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), free fatty acid (FFA), and uric acid (UA) levels and post-procedure mortality and morbidity of endovascular revascularization of arterial femoropopliteal occlusion lesions.

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