Tag: amputation

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...

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....