Editor's Choice Articles
Editor's Choice – A Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Outpatient versus Inpatient Hospitalisation for Lower Extremity Arterial Disease Endovascular Revascularisation in France: A Randomised Controlled TrialThe AMBUVASC trial evaluated the cost effectiveness of outpatient vs. inpatient hospitalisation for endovascular repair of lower extremity arterial disease (LEAD).
Editor's Choice – Angulation of the C-Arm During Complex Endovascular Aortic Procedures Increases Radiation Exposure to the HeadThe increased complexity of endovascular aortic repair necessitates longer procedural time and higher radiation exposure to the operator, particularly to exposed body parts. The aims were to measure directly exposure to radiation of the bodies and heads of the operating team during endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA), and to identify factors that may increase exposure.
Editor's Choice - Use of Disposable Radiation-absorbing Surgical Drapes Results in Significant Dose Reduction During EVAR ProceduresBecause of the increasing number of interventional endovascular procedures with fluoroscopy and the corresponding high annual dose for interventionalists, additional dose-protecting measures are desirable. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of disposable radiation-absorbing surgical drapes in reducing scatter radiation exposure for interventionalists and supporting staff during an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) procedure.
Editor's Choice: Contemporary Treatment of Popliteal Artery Aneurysm in Eight Countries: A Report from the Vascunet Collaboration of RegistriesTo study contemporary popliteal artery aneurysm (PA) repair.