Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
February 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:Lessons learned about prevalence and growth rates of abdominal aortic aneurysms from a 25-year ultrasound population screening programme.
Authors:Oliver-Williams C, Sweeting MJ, Turton G, Parkin D, Cooper D, Rodd C, Thompson SG, Earnshaw JJ
Institution:Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge, UK.; Cheltenham General Hospital, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cheltenham, UK.
Journal:Br J Surg. 2018 Jan;105(1):68-74. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10715.

2:Patient and Aneurysm Characteristics Predicting Prolonged Length of Stay After Elective Open AAA Repair in the Endovascular Era.
Authors:Casillas-Berumen S, Rojas-Miguez FA, Farber A, Komshian S, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Siracuse JJ
Institution:1 Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.
Journal:Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2018 Jan;52(1):5-10. doi: 10.1177/1538574417739747. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

3: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.

4: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.

5: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.

6:Abdominal Aortic Emergencies.
Authors:Lech C, Swaminathan A
Institution:Department of Emergency Medicine, New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, 462 First Avenue, Room 345A, New York, NY 10016, USA. Electronic address: christie.lech@nyumc.org.
Journal:Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2017 Nov;35(4):847-867. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2017.07.003.

7: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.

8: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.

9: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.

10:Outcomes for concomitant common iliac artery aneurysms after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
Authors:Bannazadeh M, Jenkins C, Forsyth A, Kramer J, Aggarwal A, Somerset AE, Bove PG, Long GW
Institution:Department of Surgery, Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, Mich. address: graham.long@beaumont.org.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Nov;66(5):1390-1397. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.02.058. Epub 2017 Jul 8.

11: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.

12: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.

13:Management and outcomes of symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms during the past 20 years.
Authors:Chandra V, Trang K, Virgin-Downey W, Tran K, Harris EJ, Dalman RL, Lee JT, Mell MW
Institution:Division of Vascular Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif. Electronic address: vchandra@stanford.edu. Calif. Calif. Calif. Calif. Calif.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Dec;66(6):1679-1685. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.04.033. Epub 2017 Jun 12.

14:Carbon dioxide (CO2) angiography as an option for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Authors:De Angelis C, Sardanelli F, Perego M, Ali M, Casilli F, Inglese L, Mauri G
Institution:Scuola di Specializzazione in Radiologia, Postgraduation School in Radiology, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122, Milan, Italy. kirachiara@hotmail.com. Milanese, 20097, Milan, Italy. via Morandi 30, San Donato Milanese, 20097, Milan, Italy. Universita degli Studi di Milano, via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122, Milan, Italy. 31, 20133, Milan, Italy. Italy. Milanese, 20097, Milan, Italy. Ripamonti 435, 20141, Milan, Italy.
Journal:Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Nov;33(11):1655-1662. doi: 10.1007/s10554-017-1175-2. Epub 2017 May 27.

15:Grading abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture risk.
Authors:Chisci E, Alamanni N, Iacoponi F, Michelagnoli S, Procacci T, Colombo G, Setacci C
Institution:Unit of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, "San Giovanni di Dio" Hospital, Florence, Italy - e.chisci@gmail.com. Lazio e Toscana "M. Aleandri", Rome, Italy. Giovanni di Dio" Hospital, Florence, Italy.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2018 Feb;59(1):87-94. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.16.08848-0. Epub 2015 Jul 16.

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