Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
December 2017 Issue
 
 
 

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1:Long-term survival and secondary procedures after open or endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Authors:van Schaik TG, Yeung KK, Verhagen HJ, de Bruin JL, van Sambeek MRHM, Balm R, Zeebregts CJ, van Herwaarden JA, Blankensteijn JD
Institution:Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. Netherlands. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: j.blankensteijn@vumc.nl.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Nov;66(5):1379-1389. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.122.

2: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.

3:Beneficial effect of statins on total mortality in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair.
Authors:Mathisen SR, Abdelnoor M
Institution:1 Innlandet Hospital Trust - Hamar, Department of Vascular Surgery, Hamar, Norway. University, Oslo Hospital, Ulleval, Norway.
Journal:Vasc Med. 2017 Oct;22(5):406-410. doi: 10.1177/1358863X17724221. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

4:Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Patients Physically Ineligible for Open Repair: Very Long-term Follow-up in the EVAR-2 Randomized Controlled Trial.
Authors:Sweeting MJ, Patel R, Powell JT, Greenhalgh RM
Institution:*Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom daggerVascular Surgery Research Group, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom.
Journal:Ann Surg. 2017 Nov;266(5):713-719. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002392.

5:Aneurysmal degeneration of type B aortic dissections after thoracic endovascular aortic repair: A systematic review.
Authors:Famularo M, Meyermann K, Lombardi JV
Institution:Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Electronic address: lombardi-joseph@cooperhealth.edu.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Sep;66(3):924-930. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.06.067. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

6:A comparative review of open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs in the national operative quality improvement database.
Authors:Kalra K, Arya S
Institution:Joseph P. Whitehead Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Surgical Service Line, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA; Department of Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA. Electronic address: shipra.arya@emory.edu.
Journal:Surgery. 2017 Nov;162(5):979-988. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2017.04.010. Epub 2017 Jul 15.

7:Mortality after endovascular versus open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm in the elderly.
Authors:Locham S, Lee R, Nejim B, Dakour Aridi H, Malas M
Institution:Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Electronic address: bmalas1@jhmi.edu.
Journal:J Surg Res. 2017 Jul;215:153-159. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.03.061. Epub 2017 Apr 7.

8:Treatment of Complex Thoracoabdominal Aortic Disease.
Authors:Kuo EC, Han SM
Institution:Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 4300, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA. Electronic address: Sukgu.han@med.usc.edu.
Journal:Cardiol Clin. 2017 Aug;35(3):411-429. doi: 10.1016/j.ccl.2017.03.008. Epub 2017 May 26.

9:Adapting to a total endovascular approach for complex aortic aneurysm repair: Outcomes after fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic repair.
Authors:Budtz-Lilly J, Wanhainen A, Eriksson J, Mani K
Institution:Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Electronic address: jacoblilly@me.com. Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala, Sweden.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Nov;66(5):1349-1356. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.03.422. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

10: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.

11: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.

12:Results from multiple prospective single-center clinical trials of the off-the-shelf p-Branch fenestrated stent graft.
Authors:Farber MA, Eagleton MJ, Mastracci TM, McKinsey JF, Vallabhaneni R, Sonesson B, Dias N, Resch T
Institution:Division of Vascular Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Electronic address: mark_farber@med.unc.edu.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Oct;66(4):982-990. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.01.068. Epub 2017 May 27.

13:Endovascular treatment for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Authors:Badger S, Forster R, Blair PH, Ellis P, Kee F, Harkin DW
Institution:Department of Vascular Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin, Ireland. Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, EH8 9AG. Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, BT12 6BA. Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, BT12 6BA. Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, BT12 6BA.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 May 26;5:CD005261. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005261.pub4.

14:Outcomes of endovascular aneurysm repair performed in abdominal aortic aneurysms with large infrarenal necks.
Authors:Gargiulo M, Gallitto E, Wattez H, Verzini F, Bianchini Massoni C, Loschi D, Freyrie A, Haulon S
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.; Department of Vascular Surgery, Aortic Centre, CHRU Lille, Lille, France.; Vascular Surgery Unit, University of Perugia, Hospital S. Maria della Misericordia, Perugia, Italy.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Oct;66(4):1065-1072. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.01.066. Epub 2017 May 3.

15:Laparoscopic surgery for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
Authors:Robertson L, Nandhra S
Institution:Department of Vascular Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, NE7 7DN. Crescent, Durham, UK, DH1 5XJ.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 May 4;5:CD012302. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012302.pub2.

16:Morbidity of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is directly related to diameter.
Authors:Overbey DM, Glebova NO, Chapman BC, Hosokawa PW, Eun JC, Nehler MR
Institution:Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colo; Department of Surgery, VA Eastern Colorado HealthCare System, Aurora, Colo.; Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colo. Electronic address: mark.nehler@ucdenver.edu.; Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS), Aurora, Colo.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Oct;66(4):1037-1047.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.01.058. Epub 2017 Apr 19.

17:Functional status predicts major complications and death after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Authors:Harris DG, Bulatao I, Oates CP, Kalsi R, Drucker CB, Menon N, Flohr TR, Crawford RS
Institution:Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md. Electronic address: dharris@smail.umaryland.edu.; Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md; Center for Aortic Disease, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Sep;66(3):743-750. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.01.028. Epub 2017 Mar 1.

18:Effectiveness of open versus endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in population settings: A systematic review of statewide databases.
Authors:Williams CR, Brooke BS
Institution:Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT. City, UT. Electronic address: Benjamin.Brooke@hsc.utah.edu.
Journal:Surgery. 2017 Oct;162(4):707-720. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2017.01.014. Epub 2017 Feb 24.

19:Associations of coronary and peripheral artery disease with presence, expansion, and rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm - a grin without a cat!
Authors:Takagi H, Umemoto T
Institution:1 Shizuoka Medical Center, Shizuoka, Japan.
Journal:Vasa. 2017 May;46(3):151-158. doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000606. Epub 2017 Feb 20.

20:Complication profile, failure to rescue, and mortality following elective endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.
Authors:Kauvar DS, Martin ED, Simon TE, Givens MD
Institution:Vascular Surgery Service, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, GA, USA; Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA. Electronic address: davekauvar@gmail.com. GA, USA. GA, USA. GA, USA.
Journal:Am J Surg. 2017 Aug;214(2):307-311. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.02.007. Epub 2017 Feb 8.

21:Maximal aortic diameter affects outcome after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Authors:Huang Y, Gloviczki P, Duncan AA, Kalra M, Oderich GS, Fleming MD, Harmsen WS, Bower TC
Institution:Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Electronic address: gloviczki.peter@mayo.edu. Canada.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 May;65(5):1313-1322.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.10.093. Epub 2016 Dec 27.

22:Open Repair of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Patients 50 Years Old and Younger.
Authors:Coselli JS, Amarasekara HS, Green SY, Price MD, Preventza O, de la Cruz KI, Zhang Q, LeMaire SA
Institution:Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Cardiovascular Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas; CHI St. Luke's Health-Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Houston, Texas.; Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Surgical Research Core, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas; CHI St. Luke's Health-Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Houston, Texas.; Surgical Research Core, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.; Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Cardiovascular Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Surgical Research Core, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas; CHI St. Luke's Health-Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Houston, Texas. Electronic address: slemaire@bcm.edu.
Journal:Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun;103(6):1849-1857. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.09.058. Epub 2016 Dec 6.

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