Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
April 2018 Issue

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

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1:Is EVAR a durable solution? Indications for reinterventions.
Authors:de la Motte L, Falkenberg M, Koelemay MJ, Lonn L
Institution:Department of Vascular Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark - Louise.de.la.motte@regionh.dk. Gothenburg, Sweden. Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2018 Apr;59(2):201-212. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.18.10388-0. Epub 2018 Jan 9.

2:Review on management and outcomes of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in women.
Authors:Soares Ferreira R, Gomes Oliveira N, Oliveira-Pinto J, van Rijn MJ, Ten Raa S, Verhagen HJ, Bastos Goncalves F
Institution:Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Hospital de Santa Marta, CHLC & NOVA Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal - ana.ferreira2@chlc.min-saude.pt. Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. Netherlands. Netherlands. Portugal. Netherlands. Netherlands. Netherlands. NOVA Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2018 Apr;59(2):195-200. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.18.10380-6. Epub 2018 Jan 9.

3:Is there an age limit for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair?
Authors:Sonesson B, Dias N, Resch T
Institution:Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Skane University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden - b.sonesson@gmail.com. Malmo, Sweden. Malmo, Sweden.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2018 Apr;59(2):190-194. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.18.10344-2. Epub 2018 Jan 9.

4:Durability of fenestrated endovascular aortic repair for juxta-renal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
Authors:Spanos K, Antoniou GAlpha, Giannoukas AD, Rohlffs F, Tsilimparis N, Debus SE, Kolbel T
Institution:German Aortic Center Hamburg, Department of Vascular Medicine, University Heart Center, Hamburg, Germany - spanos.kon@gmail.com. Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK. Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece. Center, Hamburg, Germany. Center, Hamburg, Germany. Center, Hamburg, Germany. Center, Hamburg, Germany.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2018 Apr;59(2):213-224. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.18.10341-7. Epub 2018 Jan 9.

5:Outcomes of endovascular aortic repair in the modern era.
Authors:Budtz-Lilly J, Wanhainen A, Mani K
Institution:Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark - jacobudt@rm.dk. Sweden - jacobudt@rm.dk. Sweden. Sweden.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2018 Apr;59(2):180-189. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.17.10332-0. Epub 2017 Dec 4.

6:Meta-analysis of the association between peripheral artery disease and growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Authors:Matthews EO, Rowbotham SE, Moxon JV, Jones RE, Vega de Ceniga M, Golledge J
Institution:Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease, College of Medicine and Dentistry, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. and Dentistry, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Queensland, Australia. and Dentistry, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Queensland, Australia. Bizkaia, Spain. and Dentistry, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Queensland, Australia.
Journal:Br J Surg. 2017 Dec;104(13):1765-1774. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10675. Epub 2017 Oct 17.

7:Mortality in endovascular and open abdominal aneurysm repair - trends in Germany.
Authors:von Beckerath O, Schrader S, Katoh M, Luther B, Santosa F, Kroger K
Institution:1 Department of Vascular Medicine, HELIOS Klinikum Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany. Indonesia.
Journal:Vasa. 2018 Jan;47(1):43-48. doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000667. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

8:Open versus endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms: What have we learned after more than 2 decades of ruptured endovascular aneurysm repair?
Authors:Robinson WP
Institution:Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA. Electronic address: wr4w@virginia.edu.
Journal:Surgery. 2017 Dec;162(6):1207-1218. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2017.08.008. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

9:Impact of iliac artery anatomy on the outcome of fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic repair.
Authors:Gallitto E, Gargiulo M, Faggioli G, Pini R, Mascoli C, Freyrie A, Ancetti S, Stella A
Institution:Vascular Surgery, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Policlinico Sant'Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy. Electronic address: enrico.gallitto@gmail.com.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Dec;66(6):1659-1667. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.04.063. Epub 2017 Sep 6.

10:Meta-analysis of the association between alcohol consumption and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Authors:Spencer SM, Trower AJ, Jia X, Scott DJA, Greenwood DC
Institution:Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Leeds, Leeds, UK. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Leeds, Leeds, UK. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. NHS Trust, Leeds, UK. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. NHS Trust, Leeds, UK.
Journal:Br J Surg. 2017 Dec;104(13):1756-1764. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10674. Epub 2017 Sep 7.

11:A systematic review of treatment modalities and outcomes of type Ib endoleak after endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair.
Authors:Bianchini Massoni C, Perini P, Tecchio T, Azzarone M, de Troia A, Freyrie A
Institution:Department of Medicine and Surgery, University Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy.
Journal:Vascular. 2018 Feb;26(1):90-98. doi: 10.1177/1708538117726468. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

12:Short-term and long-term results of endovascular and open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms in Germany.
Authors:Behrendt CA, Sedrakyan A, Riess HC, Heidemann F, Kolbel T, Petersen J, Debus ES
Institution:Department of Vascular Medicine, University Heart Center Hamburg, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address: ch.behrendt@uke.de.; Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.; the Department of Central Strategies and Technical Solutions, DAK-Gesundheit, Hamburg, Germany.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Dec;66(6):1704-1711.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.04.040. Epub 2017 Aug 7.

13:Open and endovascular aneurysm repair in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative.
Authors:Spangler EL, Beck AW
Institution:Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. Electronic address: espangler@uabmc.edu.
Journal:Surgery. 2017 Dec;162(6):1195-1206. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2017.06.008. Epub 2017 Jul 31.

14:Next generation post EVAR follow-up regime.
Authors:Soares Ferreira R, Bastos Goncalves F
Institution:Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Santa Marta Hospital, CHLC, Lisbon, Portugal - ana.ferreira2@chlc.min-saude.pt. Portugal.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2017 Dec;58(6):875-882. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.17.10100-X. Epub 2017 Jul 7.

15:Changes in abdominal aortic aneurysm epidemiology.
Authors:Lilja F, Wanhainen A, Mani K
Institution:Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala, Sweden - kevin.mani@surgsci.uu.se.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2017 Dec;58(6):848-853. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.17.10064-9. Epub 2017 Jun 20.

16:Type II endoleaks: when and how.
Authors:Grima MJ, Karthikesalingam A
Institution:St George's Vascular Institute, St George's University of London, London, UK - matthewjoe.grima@gmail.com.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2017 Dec;58(6):889-894. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.17.10072-8. Epub 2017 Jun 19.

17:Endovascular redo aortic surgery.
Authors:Budtz-Lilly J, Hongku K, Sonesson B, Dias N, Resch T
Institution:Vascular Center, Skane University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden - jacoblilly@me.com.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2017 Dec;58(6):854-860. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.17.10048-0. Epub 2017 Jun 16.

18:The effect of endograft device on patient outcomes in endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Authors:Kansal V, Nagpal S, Jetty P
Institution:1 Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
Journal:Vascular. 2017 Dec;25(6):657-665. doi: 10.1177/1708538117711348. Epub 2017 May 31.

19:Fenestrated and chimney endovascular aneurysm repair versus open surgery for complex abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Authors:Sala-Almonacil VA, Zaragoza-Garcia JM, Ramirez-Montoya M, Molina-Nacher V, Martinez-Perello I, Gomez-Palones FJ
Institution:Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Doctor Peset University Hospital, Valencia, Spain - sala_and@gva.es.; Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Doctor Peset University Hospital, Valencia, Spain.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2017 Dec;58(6):801-813. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.17.09727-0. Epub 2017 Jan 27.

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