» Extracellular fluid content in the legs of patients with chronic venous disease
05/08/20 00:00 from Annals of Vascular Surgery
This study aimed to determine the factors that affect the extracellular fluid (ECF) content in the legs of patients with chronic venous disease (CVD).

» Current Outcomes of Blunt Vertebral Artery Injuries
05/08/20 00:00 from Annals of Vascular Surgery
There is no consensus on the treatment of blunt vertebral artery injuries and studies are limited to small case series. We assessed the natural history and current management of these injuries.

» Secondary interventions and long-term follow-up after Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
05/08/20 00:00 from Annals of Vascular Surgery
Early morbidity and mortality are low after endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR), but secondary interventions and late complications are common. The aim of the present multicentre cohort study is to detail the frequency and indi...

» Treatment of an infected, bovine pericardial carotid patch: Excision and reconstruction with a superficial femoral arterial interposition graft
05/08/20 00:00 from Annals of Vascular Surgery
Carotid patch infection is a rare complication but one often associated with severe morbidity, including hemorrhage, stroke, cranial nerve injury, and mortality. We present a case of a gram-negative bacterial infection of a bovine perica...

» Quality Indicators in Vascular Surgery: towards a National Consensus on 20 Quality Indicators in Belgium
05/08/20 00:00 from Annals of Vascular Surgery
The aim of the present study is to develop relevant quality indicators (QI) to monitor and improve quality of care in vascular surgery.

» The impact of suprarenal cross-clamping on kidney function in patients undergoing retroperitoneal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair following an Enhanced Recovery Protocol
05/08/20 00:00 from Annals of Vascular Surgery
The retroperitoneal approach (RP) is a well-established procedure for juxtarenal and infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) repair when an endovascular option is not available. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of supr...

» A Standardized Bolus of 5 000 IU of Heparin does not lead to Adequate Heparinization during Non-Cardiac Arterial procedures.
05/08/20 00:00 from Annals of Vascular Surgery
In non-cardiac arterial procedures (NCAP) heparin is administered to prevent arterial thrombo-embolic complications (ATEC). Heparin has a non-predictable effect in the individual patient, also known as variation in heparin sensitivity. V...

» Mini-Skin Incision for Carotid Endarterectomy: Neurological Morbidity and Health-Related Quality of Life
05/08/20 00:00 from Annals of Vascular Surgery
Cranial and cervical nerve (CCN) injury is recognized as a possible complication after carotid endarterectomy (CEA), which may result in minor local neurologic deficiencies and significant discomfort for the patient.Aim of the present st...

» The Incidence of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
05/08/20 00:00 from Annals of Vascular Surgery
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) refers to a constellation of compressive problems that occur at the thoracic outlet. TOS has been recognized since the 19th century, and the “modern” era of treatment, especially for neurogenic TOS, dates f...

» Total resection of infected peripheral hemodialysis grafts has a favorable impact on outcomes
05/08/20 00:00 from Annals of Vascular Surgery
Surgical resection could be an eradication treatment for patients with infected hemodialysis arteriovenous grafts (AVGs). This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of three surgical methods, including total resection, sub-total resect...

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