» Clinical Cases Referring to Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Thoracic Aortic Pathologies Involving the Aortic Arch: A Companion Document of the 2018 European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and the European Society for Vascular Su
18/01/19 00:00 from European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
This compilation of clinical cases is meant as a companion to the 2018 European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) expert consensus document addressing current options and...

» Commentary on “An Experimental Study of Paclitaxel Embolisation During Drug Coated Balloon Angioplasty”: Are All DCBs Created Equal?
07/01/19 00:00 from European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
The paper by Boitet et al.1 is timely, given the problems with below knee (BTK) drug coated balloons (DCBs), and concerns over increased amputations in those patients treated with the Amphirion DCB (Medtronic Inc. Minneapolis, MN, USA) l...

» Re: “Conservative Therapy vs. Extensive Stenting in Superior Mesenteric Artery Dissection: the Right Balance has to Be Found”
04/01/19 00:00 from European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
I thank Ben Abdallah and colleagues for their letter. I would certainly agree that most patients with isolated mesenteric artery dissection resolve completely with conservative management. Most of the patients were treated before 2014 in...

» Carotid Body Tumours: Benign but Challenging
03/01/19 00:00 from European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
In a landmark publication back in 1971, Shamblin et al. reported that carotid body tumour (CBT) resection is associated with a high mortality rate, which is “usually related to carotid arterial damage or ligation”.1 Based on this observa...

» Conservative Therapy vs. Extensive Stenting in Superior Mesenteric Artery Dissection: the Right Balance remains to Be Found
02/01/19 00:00 from European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
In their paper, Jia et al.1 reported an impressive experience of bare stents with or without assisted coiling for isolated mesenteric artery dissection (IMAD) aneurysms. Interestingly, this paper questions the benefit of a more intervent...

» Lower Extremity Amputation: Analysis by Postcode
28/12/18 00:00 from European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is a postcode based system in which addresses are ranked in one of five nationally calculated quintiles, with SIMD1 being the most deprived area by this estimate. Davie-Smith et al.1 inve...

» Together We are Stronger
24/12/18 00:00 from European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
In their study, Chang et al. evaluated the outcome of multidisciplinary care after infrapopliteal endovascular revascularisation and free flap reconstruction in diabetic patients.1 They concluded that combined endovascular revascularisat...

» Commentary on “Quality of Life Impact in Men With Screen Detected Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Attending Regular Follow Ups: A Narrative Literature Review”
21/12/18 00:00 from European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
All screening programmes have the potential to affect quality of life (QoL) adversely. Whereas this is overt if a man dies after elective intervention for a large screen detected AAA, the effect of being in surveillance for many years is...

» Pre-Operative Masseter Area is an Independent Predictor of Long-Term Survival after Carotid Endarterectomy
21/12/18 00:00 from European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Sarcopenia is a predictor of mortality in elderly patients. Masseter area (MA) reflects sarcopenia in trauma patients. It was hypothesised that MA and Masseter density (MD) could be evaluated reliably from pre-operative computed tomograp...

» Progressive Guidance on the Modern Management of Abdominal Aorto-iliac Artery Aneurysms
14/12/18 00:00 from European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
The European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) guidelines on the management of abdominal aorto-iliac artery aneurysms, published in this issue of EJVES, are essential reading for the vascular practitioner.1 Comprehensive recommendation...

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