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El tratamiento endovascular parece superior a la cirugía en aneurismas rotos

¿Metformin to Treat Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms?

¿Metformin to Treat Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms?

Currently, there are no drugs to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) outside those indicated as secondary prevention drugs.   What this study shows is that diabetic patients treated with metformin had lower AAA incidence than diabetic patients treated without metformin, and even lower incidence than non- diabetic patients, as if metformin per se were a

El tratamiento endovascular parece superior a la cirugía en aneurismas rotos

Safety in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surveillance Programs

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) rupture rate in the UK justifies the current surveillance programs and bring ease to some physicians that at some point have cast a shadow on their efficacy. This study also endorses reference thresholds to intervene patients. In 2009, the UK National Health Service (NHS) implemented a AAA national surveillance scheme where

Tasa de stroke post cirugía vs angioplastia coronaria en un análisis de más de 10.000 pacientes

Vascular Surgeons of the Future in the Endovascular Era

The use of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for the treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms is widely spread, due to its minimally invasive approach, rapid recovery, and better short-term survival. Approximately 60% of all infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) repairs in Europe and 85% in the United States are by EVAR. A decade ago, we believed

Are Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programs Overstated?

With the remarkable drop in tobacco use across the world, also dropped mortality associated to abdominal aorta aneurysm rupture (AAA). All AAA screening programs have been designed decades ago, when the risk was higher. This is why we might need to rethink these programs, or at least design new randomized controlled studies to pave the

El tratamiento endovascular parece superior a la cirugía en aneurismas rotos

Post EVAR Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Based Follow Up Reduces CT by 90%. Is It Safe Though?

This four-year retrospective analyzis has shown that contrast enhanced ultrasound based follow up protocol post endovascular aortic repair is safe and effective. Aneurysm related mortality, reintervention rate, sac retraction and endoleak detection resulted similar to that of CT based follow up protocols. In this study, doppler and enhanced contrast ultrasound were the main follow up

Riesgo de isquemia colónica luego de la reparación de aneurisma de aorta abdominal

Risk of Colonic Ischemia after Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

This is the largest and most recent analyzis to show colonic ischemia is more frequent after open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (2.1% a 3.6%), compared against endovascular repair (0.5% a 1%), especially in elective patients. Most cases presented within the first 7 days. The evidence is not enough to determine the cause behind the different

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AAA Screening in Men Over 65 Reduces Mortality

Systematic screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) targeting all men over 65 years old (not just those presenting risk factors) was associated with a drop in the mortality rate specific for this disease, according to the Swedish Nationwide Screening Program.   While 667 men were examined for AAA, the number of patients who required treatment to prevent

Endoleaks Type II: no association with mortality

Original Title: Risk factors and consequences of persistent type II endoleaks. Reference: Ruby C. Lo et al. J Vasc Surg 2016;63:895-901   The presence of type II endoleaks is infrequent (1%-10%) and most cases resolve spontaneously at 12 months. When they don’t, there is still controversy as to whether they may be associated to aneurysm diameter

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