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Femoropopliteal bypass shows reintervention benefit over endovascular therapy for advanced premature PAD

Femoropopliteal bypass is associated with decreased reinterventions at one year compared to endovascular therapy in patients with advanced premature peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This is the primary conclusion of Tanner I Kim (Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, USA) and colleagues, writing in an article recently published online in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The […]

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Added benefit of carotid revascularisation to modern medical care “needs to be revisited”, study concludes

A pooled meta-analysis found that patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis enrolled in recent randomised controlled trials (RCTs) had a lower risk of stroke after randomisation than historical controls. According to authors Urs Fisch (University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland) and colleagues, their findings add to the current evidence that the risk of stroke associated with symptomatic […]

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Case report: Recanalisation of a long SFA occlusion with Ultrascore™ Focused Force PTA Balloon lesion preparation and Lutonix™ 018 Drug Coated Balloon angioplasty

This advertorial, sponsored by BD, is intended for healthcare professionals in Europe only. “Improving vessel compliance with focused force longitudinal plaque fracture seems to be a promising strategy instead of standard percutaneous transluminal angioplasty [PTA],” states interventional angiologist Michael Lichtenberg (Arnsberg Vascular Center, Arnsberg, Germany), detailing that the technique avoids “significant vessel damage”. In this […]

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Study shows that dual screening for lung cancer and AAA could save lives

A single-centre, retrospective study reveals that approximately 11% of patients diagnosed with lung cancer concurrently have an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Researchers theorise dual screening could save lives. There is significant overlap in the populations screened for lung cancer and AAA. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual screening for lung cancer in […]

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Researchers propose optimisation of duplex velocity criteria for diagnosing ICA stenosis

Writing in an online Vascular Medicine article, researchers from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vascular Testing division report findings from a multicentre study of duplex ultrasound for diagnosis of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. The study was developed in response to wide variability in the diagnostic criteria used to classify severity of ICA stenosis across vascular […]

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Arteriovenous fistulas contribute to higher survival of haemodialysis patients with COVID-19

A new study, published online in The Journal of Vascular Access (JVA), suggests that arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) contribute to higher survival of haemodialysis patients with COVID-19. Authors Ahmet Murt (Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey) and colleagues urge that end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients “should be given the opportunity to have their vascular access properly created,” even […]

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