Tag: amputation

Vascular News 94 – June 2022 US Edition

In this issue: Community-focused approach required to tackle global issue of unnecessary amputations Perioperative outcomes of carotid endarterectomy not improved on dual versus single...

Vascular News 94 – June 2022 OUS Edition

In this issue: Community-focused approach required to tackle global issue of unnecessary amputations Perioperative outcomes of carotid endarterectomy not improved on dual versus single...

New Janssen initiative aims to advance equitable care and address hidden...

Janssen has announced the launch of 'Save Legs. Change Lives. Spot Peripheral Artery Disease Now', a multi-year initiative aimed at creating urgency and action...
tractus

First-in-man use of the Tractus Crossing Support Catheter with its Jigsaw...

Tractus Vascular recently announced the first-in-man use of the Tractus Crossing Support Catheter (Tractus CSC). The Tractus CSC represents a highly novel approach to...

CX 2022 highlights new data in the vascular world

Anticipation is building for the Charing Cross International Symposium 2022 (26–28 April, London, UK, in person and virtual), which this year will address some...

UK multi-stakeholder meeting concludes through-knee amputations “can play a greater role”...

The Vascular Society Amputation Special Interest Group (SIG) recently held a remote UK multi-stakeholder meeting, including surgeons, physiotherapists, prosthetists, orthotists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation...

Novel system-wide interdisciplinary team diverts patients from amputation and improves outcomes

Findings from a first-of-its-kind study conducted at University Hospitals (UH) Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute (Cleveland, USA) showed a novel system-wide interdisciplinary team assembled...
top 10

Vascular News’ top 10 most popular stories of December 2021

Highlights from the UK Vascular Societies’ Annual Scientific Meeting (VSASM 2021; 1–3 December, Manchester, UK), a VOYAGER PAD subanalysis, and Cordis' appointment of a...

Study confirms efficiency of Upstream Peripheral’s GoBack catheter for complex lower...

Upstream Peripheral Technologies announced today that its GoBack catheter for crossing and re-entry was proven very effective for patients undergoing complex revascularisations in lower...
lower limb

“Experience matters” when predicting patient outcomes following major lower limb amputation

Research indicates that healthcare professionals perform better than risk prediction tools at predicting 30-day mortality, morbidity, and revision risk in patients following major lower...

UK MP highlights efforts to improve care landscape for lower limb...

Emma Hardy, UK Member of Parliament (MP) for Hull West and Hessle and chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vascular and Venous Disease,...

Philips IVUS linked with improved health outcomes in large-scale analysis of...

Royal Philips today announced the results of a new large-scale, real-world analysis of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data on the health...
PAD

Hispanic adults with PAD access inpatient care most often via the...

Hispanic adults hospitalised for treatment of symptoms of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) were more likely to access this care by going to the emergency...

Study supports use of WIfI classification system to predict revascularisation benefit...

A retrospective study supports the use of the Wound, ischaemia, and foot infection (WIfI) classification system to predict the revascularisation benefit for diabetic patients...
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Vascular News’ top 10 most popular stories of September 2021

September's top 10 features five-year ACST-2 results, a new tool to assess amputation risk following popliteal vascular injury, and an interview highlighting the questions...

Study provides new tool to assess amputation risk following popliteal vascular...

A large, multicentre cohort study provides a simple, practical method to effectively stratify patients preoperatively into low- and high-risk major amputation categories. According to lead...

CardioVascular Coalition urges Congress, CMS to reverse proposed Medicare cuts during...

The CardioVascular Coalition (CVC), a group of physicians, care providers, advocates, and manufacturers working to improve awareness and prevention of peripheral arterial disease (PAD),...

Amputation rates higher for people with PAD who are poor or...

Poverty and Black race were associated with higher rates of lower leg amputation among people with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who live in metropolitan areas, according...

AHA scientific statement provides update on epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of...

The American Heart Association (AHA) has released a new scientific statement on lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD), focusing on contemporary epidemiology, management gaps,...

LimFlow System a ‘cost-effective and high-value alternative’ to traditional therapies

Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialisation (pDVA) with the LimFlow System offers a cost-effective and high-value alternative to traditional therapies or amputation, according to a recent...

Researchers recommend “timely interventions by specialists and guideline-based treatment” to reduce...

A population-based study from 2013 to 2015 in Germany has found that nearly one fifth of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) did not...

Lack of access to vascular specialists creates major disparities in amputation...

Speaking on current trends in amputation rates with critical limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI) patients, Misty Humphries (Sacramento, USA) tells Vascular News that while Medicare data shows that amputation rates...

Physicians call for clinical application of “helpful, meaningful” AMPREDICT decision support...

Researchers have found that the AMPREDICT decision support tool (DST) demonstrates “strong usability characteristics and clinical relevance” in amputation level decision-making for patients with...

Several prediction tools provide “objective” post-amputation outcome forecasts, but further work...

A recent systematic review and narrative synthesis has found several tools that demonstrate “acceptable-to-outstanding discrimination” for predicting key outcomes following major lower limb amputation....

PAD Task Force commends reintroduction of ARC Act in the USA...

Members of the peripheral arterial disease (PAD) Task Force—including the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), CardioVascular Coalition, CLI Global Society, Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association,...

Superficial tunnelling technique not associated with patency or amputation in patients...

The results of a recent investigation have revealed no association between infrainguinal bypass tunnelling technique and primary outcomes in patients with limb ischaemia. “Compared...

Study shows use of temporary intravascular shunts improves early limb salvage...

A multicentre retrospective study of the PROOVIT (Prospective observational vascular injury treatment) registry suggests the use of temporary intravascular shunts (TIVSs) results in lower...

Regional anaesthesia alone is reasonable for major lower extremity amputation in...

A recent study, published online on 3 August in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVES), found that regional anaesthesia alone is...

Core outcome sets developed in UK for patients undergoing lower limb...

In the area of lower limb amputation, core outcome sets “should be adopted on all future studies recruiting patients” said Graeme Ambler (University of...

Politicians and physicians “should work together” for solutions to reduce major...

Christian-Alexander Behrendt (Hamburg, Germany) talks to BLearning Peripherial at ESVS 2019 (European Society of Vascular Surgery; 24-27 September 2019; Hamburg, Germany) about an international study that underlines the stark...

New Global Vascular Guidelines for CLTI patients now open for stakeholder...

 The draft Global Vascular Guidelines on chronic limb threatening ischaemia (CLTI) have just been posted for open public comment until 3 December 2018. Michael...

LimFlow completes enrolment in US feasibility study

LimFlow has announced completion of enrolment of the original 10-patient cohort in the US feasibility study of the LimFlow percutaneous deep vein arterialisation system....