Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
October 2017 Issue

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

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1:Aneurysmal degeneration of type B aortic dissections after thoracic endovascular aortic repair: A systematic review.
Authors:Famularo M, Meyermann K, Lombardi JV
Institution:Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Electronic address: lombardi-joseph@cooperhealth.edu.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Sep;66(3):924-930. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.06.067. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

2:Aortic Wall Inflammation Predicts Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Expansion, Rupture, and Need for Surgical Repair.
Journal:Circulation. 2017 Aug 29;136(9):787-797. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.028433. Epub 2017 Jul 18.

3:The role of surgeon modified fenestrated stent grafts in the treatment of aneurysms involving the branched visceral aorta.
Authors:Pearce BJ, Scali ST, Beck AW
Institution:University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Birmingham, AL, USA. Gainesville, FL, USA. Therapy, Birmingham, AL, USA - awbeck@uabmc.edu.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2017 Dec;58(6):861-869. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.17.10103-5. Epub 2017 Jul 7.

4:Association between metformin prescription and growth rates of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Authors:Golledge J, Moxon J, Pinchbeck J, Anderson G, Rowbotham S, Jenkins J, Bourke M, Bourke B, Dear A, Buckenham T, Jones R, Norman PE
Institution:Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.; Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.; School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.; Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia.; Gosford Vascular Clinic, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia.
Journal:Br J Surg. 2017 Oct;104(11):1486-1493. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10587. Epub 2017 Jun 26.

5:Midterm Analysis of Survival and Cause of Death Following Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
Authors:Healy GM, Redmond CE, Gray S, Iacob L, Sheehan S, Dowdall JF, Barry M, Cantwell CP, Brophy DP
Institution:1 Department of Radiology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Ireland. Ireland. Ireland. Ireland.
Journal:Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2017 Jul;51(5):274-281. doi: 10.1177/1538574417703268.

6:Changes in abdominal aortic aneurysm epidemiology.
Authors:Lilja F, Wanhainen A, Mani K
Institution:Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala, Sweden - kevin.mani@surgsci.uu.se.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2017 Dec;58(6):848-853. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.17.10064-9. Epub 2017 Jun 20.

7:Type II endoleaks: when and how.
Authors:Grima MJ, Karthikesalingam A
Institution:St George's Vascular Institute, St George's University of London, London, UK - matthewjoe.grima@gmail.com.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2017 Dec;58(6):889-894. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.17.10072-8. Epub 2017 Jun 19.

8:Endovascular redo aortic surgery.
Authors:Budtz-Lilly J, Hongku K, Sonesson B, Dias N, Resch T
Institution:Vascular Center, Skane University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden - jacoblilly@me.com.
Journal:J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2017 Dec;58(6):854-860. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.17.10048-0. Epub 2017 Jun 16.

9:Systematic review of mortality risk prediction models in the era of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.
Authors:Lijftogt N, Luijnenburg TWF, Vahl AC, Wilschut ED, Leijdekkers VJ, Fiocco MF, Wouters MWJM, Hamming JF
Institution:Departments of Vascular Surgery, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands. Netherlands. van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Netherlands. van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Netherlands. Netherlands. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Netherlands.
Journal:Br J Surg. 2017 Jul;104(8):964-976. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10571.

10:Ultrasonography for endoleak detection after endoluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
Authors:Abraha I, Luchetta ML, De Florio R, Cozzolino F, Casazza G, Duca P, Parente B, Orso M, Germani A, Eusebi P, Montedori A
Institution:Health Planning Service, Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy, 06124.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Jun 9;6:CD010296. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010296.pub2.

11:Totally laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass surgery in the treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease or abdominal aortic aneurysms - a systematic review and critical appraisal of literature.
Authors:Helgetveit I, Krog AH
Institution:Faculty of Medicine. Diseases, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
Journal:Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2017 May 18;13:187-199. doi: 10.2147/VHRM.S130707. eCollection 2017.

12:Endovascular treatment for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Authors:Badger S, Forster R, Blair PH, Ellis P, Kee F, Harkin DW
Institution:Department of Vascular Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin, Ireland. Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, EH8 9AG. Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, BT12 6BA. Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, BT12 6BA. Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, BT12 6BA.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 May 26;5:CD005261. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005261.pub4.

13:Metformin treatment does not affect the risk of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Authors:Kristensen KL, Pottegard A, Hallas J, Rasmussen LM, Lindholt JS
Institution:Elitary Research Centre of Individualized Medicine in Arterial Disease (CIMA), Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; Department of Vascular Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; Danish Diabetes Academy, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. Electronic address: katrine.lawaetz.kristensen@rsyd.dk. University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; Department of Vascular Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Sep;66(3):768-774.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.01.070. Epub 2017 May 12.

14:Laparoscopic surgery for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
Authors:Robertson L, Nandhra S
Institution:Department of Vascular Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, NE7 7DN. Crescent, Durham, UK, DH1 5XJ.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 May 4;5:CD012302. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012302.pub2.

15:Ten-year single-centre experience with type II endoleaks: Intervention versus observation.
Authors:Haq IU, Kelay A, Davis M, Brookes J, Mastracci TM, Constantinou J
Institution:1 Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK.
Journal:Vasc Med. 2017 Aug;22(4):316-323. doi: 10.1177/1358863X17704315. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

16:Comparison of midterm results for the Talent and Endurant stent graft.
Authors:'t Mannetje YW, Cuypers PWM, Saleem BR, Bode AS, Teijink JAW, van Sambeek MRHM
Institution:Department of Vascular Surgery, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Department of Epidemiology, CAPHRI Research School, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.; Department of Vascular Surgery, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Electronic address: marc.v.sambeek@catharinaziekenhuis.nl.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Sep;66(3):735-742. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.01.022. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

17:Impact of surgeon and hospital experience on outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in New York State.
Authors:Meltzer AJ, Connolly PH, Schneider DB, Sedrakyan A
Institution:Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY. Electronic address: ajm9007@med.cornell.edu.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Sep;66(3):728-734.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.12.115. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

18:Outcomes of fenestrated and branched endovascular repair of complex abdominal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.
Authors:Schanzer A, Simons JP, Flahive J, Durgin J, Aiello FA, Doucet D, Steppacher R, Messina LM
Institution:University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass. Electronic address: andres.schanzer@umassmemorial.org.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Sep;66(3):687-694. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.12.111. Epub 2017 Mar 1.

19:Trends in use of the only Food and Drug Administration-approved commercially available fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair device in the United States.
Authors:Simons JP, Shue B, Flahive JM, Aiello FA, Steppacher RC, Eaton EA, Messina LM, Schanzer A
Institution:Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass. Electronic address: andres.schanzer@umassmemorial.org.; Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 May;65(5):1260-1269. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.10.101. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

20:Associations of coronary and peripheral artery disease with presence, expansion, and rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm - a grin without a cat!
Authors:Takagi H, Umemoto T
Institution:1 Shizuoka Medical Center, Shizuoka, Japan.
Journal:Vasa. 2017 May;46(3):151-158. doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000606. Epub 2017 Feb 20.

21:Measuring abdominal aortic diameters in routine abdominal computed tomography scans and implications for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening.
Authors:Claridge R, Arnold S, Morrison N, van Rij AM
Institution:Radiology Department, Dunedin Public Hospital, Dunedin, New Zealand. Dunedin, New Zealand. Dunedin, New Zealand. Electronic address: andre.vanrij@otago.ac.nz.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jun;65(6):1637-1642. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.11.044. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

22:The fate of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair after 5 years monitored with duplex ultrasound imaging.
Authors:Pineda DM, Phillips ZM, Calligaro KD, Krol E, Dougherty MJ, Troutman DA, Dietzek A
Institution:Section of Vascular Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. address: kcalligaro@aol.com.
Journal:J Vasc Surg. 2017 Aug;66(2):392-395. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.11.055. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

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