Differences Between ESVS 2019 and NICE 2020 AAA Guidelines Analyzed
July 21, 2020—An analysis of the differences between the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2019 guidelines for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 2020 AAA guidelines was published by Janet T. Powell, MD, and Anders Wanhainen, MD, in the European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery (EJVES; 2020;60:7–15).
Five-Year Results Reported From the French EPI-ANA-01 Registry of Terumo Aortic's Anaconda Endografts in Infrarenal AAA
July 1, 2020—Five-year results of the postapproval French multicenter prospective observational study (EPI-ANA-01) were published by Dominique Midy, MD, et al in European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVES; 2020;60:16-25).
ENCORE Database of Endologix Ovation EVAR Device Shows Similar 5-year Outcomes by Sex
July 1, 2020—Five-year freedom from endoleaks and overall survival of patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with the Ovation abdominal stent graft platform (Endologix, Inc.) did not differ between sexes even though women present with substantially more adverse proximal neck characteristics, concluded Rens R.B.
Study Shows 5-Year Survival of Ruptured AAA Treated With EVAR Improved From 2004 to 2018
July 1, 2020—Investigators from the Society for Vascular Surgery’s Vascular Quality Initiative registry reported findings on 5-year survival after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) over the past 14 years compared with open repair.
JVS Study Compares Long-Term Outcomes of EVAR and Open Repair to Treat rAAA
June 2, 2020—Findings from a population-based cohort study that sought to determine the long-term outcomes of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) versus open surgical repair (OSR) for the treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) were published by Konrad Salata, MD, et al in Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS; 2020;71:1867-1878.e8).
Increased Mortality Associated With EVAR for Ruptured AAA in Hostile Aortic Anatomy
May 27, 2020—Findings from an investigation of the effect of hostile aortic anatomy on the outcomes of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) were published by Nikolaos Kontopodis, MD, et al in May issue of the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVES; 2020;59:717–728).
SCAI Issues Device Selection Guidelines for Aortoiliac Arterial Interventions
May 14, 2020—Guidelines from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) that provide a comprehensive review of comparative effectiveness data for devices used in aortoiliac arterial interventions have been published by Dmitriy N. Feldman MD, et al in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. The guidelines were presented during the SCAI 2020 Scientific Sessions Virtual Conference held online May 14–16.
First Clinical Case Performed With Centerline Biomedical IOPS Navigation System
May 4, 2020—Centerline Biomedical, Inc., a Cleveland Clinic spin-off company focused on surgical navigation technology, has announced the completion of the first in a series of clinical cases in the United States in a limited launch of the company’s endovascular IOPS intraoperative positioning system platform.
Medtronic’s Endurant Stent Graft Evaluated in Real-World Experience Treating 180 Patients With AAA
April 24, 2020—Findings from a large, single–vascular unit experience using the Endurant stent graft (Medtronic) in consecutive patients treated between August 2008 and March 2019 were recently published online by Glen L. Benveniste, MBBS, et al in Annals of Vascular Surgery.
American College of Surgeons Releases Clinical Guidance for Elective Surgical Case Triage During COVID-19 Outbreak
March 25, 2020—The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced continued guidance for surgeons to curtail recommendations for elective surgical procedures to preserve the necessary resources for care of critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland Provides Guidelines for Managing Treatment Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
March 20, 2020—Professor Chris Imray, MD, President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, announced guidelines from the society to address the rapidly evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 virus as it impacts patients and the particular challenges for health care workers.
NICE AAA Guidance Published: EVAR Options Preserved, But Controversy Continues
March 19, 2020—After nearly 2 years of discussion and debate regarding its draft guidance for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diagnosis and management, the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its AAA guideline.
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