Editor's Choice Articles
Editor's Choice – Re-interventions After Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Report From the IMPROVE Randomised TrialThe aim was to describe the re-interventions after endovascular and open repair of rupture, and investigate whether these were associated with aortic morphology.
Editor's Choice - Safety of Carotid Endarterectomy After Intravenous Thrombolysis for Acute Ischaemic Stroke: A Case-Controlled Multicentre Registry StudyFew studies have been published on the safety of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). Registry reports have been recommended in order to gather large study groups.
Editor's Choice – Type II Endoleak: Conservative Management Is a Safe StrategyType II endoleak is the most common complication after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR); however, its natural history is unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence and outcomes of type II endoleak, at a single institution after EVAR.
Editor's Choice – Temporary Aneurysm Sac Perfusion as an Adjunct for Prevention of Spinal Cord Ischemia After Branched Endovascular Repair of Thoracoabdominal AneurysmsTo report experience with the concept of temporary aneurysm sac perfusion (TASP) and second stage side branch completion to prevent severe spinal cord ischemia (SCI) after branched endovascular aortic repair (bEVAR) for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA).
Editor's Choice - Efficacy and Safety of the New Oral Anticoagulants Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban, Apixaban, and Edoxaban in the Treatment and Secondary Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Phase III TrialsThe aim was to perform a review of the efficacy and safety of new oral anticoagulants (NOAs) in the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Editor's Choice – The Effect of Supervision on Walking Distance in Patients with Intermittent Claudication: A Meta-analysisA number of reviews have reported the influence of exercise therapy (ET) for the treatment of intermittent claudication (IC). However, a complete overview of different types of ET is lacking. The aim of this meta-analysis was to study the effect of supervision on walking capacity in patients with IC. It was hypothesized that there was a positive treatment effect in relation to the intensity of supervision and improvement in walking capacity (i.e., a “dose–response” hypothesis).
Editor's Choice – Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Versus Open Repair for Patients with a Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Short-term SurvivalThere is clinical equipoise between open (OR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for the best treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA).
Editor's Choice – Treatment Decisions for Descending Thoracic Aneurysm: Preferences for Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair or Surveillance in a Discrete Choice ExperimentTo investigate and rank factors that influence endovascular treatment decisions by specialists for patients with descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (dTAA).
Editor's Choice – Hybrid Treatment of Thoracic, Thoracoabdominal, and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: A Multicenter Retrospective StudyThe aim of this study was to assess the results of hybrid techniques for the treatment of thoracic, thoracoabdominal, and abdominal aortic aneurysms based on multicenter results and the various series regarding hybrid procedures reported in the literature.
Editor's Choice – A Shaggy Aorta is Associated with Mesenteric Embolisation in Patients Undergoing Fenestrated Endografts to Treat Paravisceral Aortic AneurysmsBowel ischaemia is a life-threatening complication of endovascular aneurysm repair. This study aims to evaluate the factors associated with mesenteric ischaemia in patients undergoing fenestrated aortic endografts to treat paravisceral aneurysms.
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.
Editor's Choice: Five-year Outcomes in Men Screened for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm at 65 Years of Age: A Population-based Cohort StudyAcquiring contemporary data on prevalence and natural history of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is essential in the effort to optimise modern screening programmes. The primary aim of this study was to determine the fate of a 65-year-old male population 5 years following an invitation to an aortic ultrasound (US) examination.