Current Research

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Listed below is information about our current clinical trials, manuscripts, and presentations.

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Trials

1.Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI). Sponsor: National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NCT#: 02060630

2.The Impact of Diabetes on Revascularization (TIDE, BEST-CLI Substudy). Sponsor: National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NCT#: 03085524

3.Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters (PRESERVE). Sponsor: Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Study Group Foundation. NCT#: 02381509

4. A multi-center prospective study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the VasQ external support for arteriovenous fistula. Sponsor: Laminate Medical Technologies. NCT#: 03242343

5. Parallel-Group, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Study Investigating the Effect of Intravenous Iso-osmolar Iodinated Contrast Material Iodixanol (Visipaque™ Injection 320 mgI/mL) on Renal Function in Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Stage III or Stage IV Who Have Undergone Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR). Sponsor: GE Healthcare Ltd.NCT#: 03119662

6.Standard Versus Negative Pressure Vacuum Dressings (PICO) in Lower-Extremity Bypass Patients (PICO-LEB). Sponsor: Smith & Nephew. NCT#: 02492854

Manuscripts published/in press from the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (1/2015-3/2018)

1.      Jones DW, Stangenberg L, Swerdlow NJ, Alef M, Lo R, Shuja F, Schermerhorn ML.  Image Fusion and 3D Roadmapping in Endovascular Surgery. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 May 21 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29793018

2.      Osteguin V, Cheng TW, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Rybin D, Raulli SJ, Siracuse JJ. Emergency Department Utilization after Lower Extremity Bypass for Critical Limb Ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 May 17 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29778609

3.      Arinze N, Farber A, Sachs T, Patts G, Kalish J, Kuhnen A, Kasotakis G, Siracuse JJ. The effect of statin use and intensity on stroke and myocardial infarction after carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Apr 20 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29685507

4.      Inagaki E, Farber A, Siracuse JJ, Mell MW, Rybin DV, Doros G, Kalish J; Vascular Quality Initiative. Routine Use of Ultrasound Guidance in Femoral Arterial Access for Peripheral Vascular Intervention Decreases Groin Hematoma Rates in High-Volume Surgeons. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Apr 13 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29655812

5.      Van Orden K, Farber A, Schermerhorn ML, Goodney PP, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Rybin D, Siracuse JJ; Vascular Quality Initiative. Local anesthesia for percutaneous endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is associated with fewer pulmonary complications. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Mar 27 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29602472

6.      Jones DW, Goodney PP, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Schermerhorn ML, Siracuse JJ, Kang J, Columbo JA, Suckow BD, Stone DH.  Active smoking in claudicants undergoing lower extremity bypass predicts decreased graft patency and worse overall survival.  J Vasc Surg. 2018 Mar 6 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29523437

7.      Kalesan B, Cheng TW, Farber A, Zuo Y, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Siracuse JJ. Readmissions after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Mar 2 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29506946

8.      Komshian SR, Cheng TW, Farber A, Schermerhorn ML, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Jones DW, Siracuse JJ; Vascular Quality Initiative. Retrograde Popliteal Access to Treat Femoropopliteal Artery Occlusive Disease. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Mar 1 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29503002

9.      Siracuse JJ, Farber A, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Rybin D, Doros G, Scali ST, Schermerhorn ML. Comparison of access type on perioperative outcomes after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Jan 13 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29342431

10.  Cheng TW, Farber A, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Castagne M, Rybin D, Raulli SJ, Siracuse JJ; Vascular Quality Initiative. Carotid Endarterectomy Performed Before the Weekend is Associated with Increased Length of Stay. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Apr;48:119-126. PMID: 29217437

11.  Krafcik BM, Cheng TW, Farber A, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Siracuse JJ. Perioperative Outcomes after Reoperative Carotid Endarterectomy are Worse than Expected. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Mar;67(3):793-798. PMID: 29042076

12.  Krafcik BM, Farber A, Eberhardt RT, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Pike SL, Siracuse JJ. Preoperative Antiplatelet and Statin Use Does Not Affect Outcomes after Carotid Endarterectomy. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Jan;46:43-52. PMID: 29100876

13.  King EG, Oransky I, Sachs TE, Farber A, Flynn DB, Abritis A, Kalish JA, Siracuse JJ. Analysis of retracted articles in the surgical literature. Am J Surg. 2017 Dec 6 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29229380

14.  Siracuse JJ. Invited commentary: Nosocomial infections after prosthetic graft placement for aortic and peripheral reconstruction. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Nov;66(5):1426. PMID: 29061272

15.  Inagaki E, Farber A, Kalish J, Siracuse JJ, Zhu C, Rybin DV, Doros G, Eslami MH. Role of language discordance in complication and readmission rate after infrainguinal bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Nov;66(5):1473-1478. PMID: 28625669

16.  Lee SY, Peacock MR, Farber A, Shah NK, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Komshian S, Siracuse JJ. Perioperative Infections after Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Lead to Increased Risk of Subsequent Complications. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Oct;44:203-210. PMID: 28483623

17.  Robich MP, Krafcik BM, Shah NK, Farber A, Rybin D, Siracuse JJ. Analysis of “never events” following adult cardiac surgical procedures in the United States. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2017 Oct;58(5):755-762. PMID: 28320201

18.  Siracuse JJ, Farber A. Is Open Vascular Surgery or Endovascular Surgery the Better Option for Lower Extremity Arterial Occlusive Disease? Adv Surg. 2017 Sep;51(1):207-217. PMID: 28797341

19.  King EG, Farber A, Rybin D, Doros G, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Siracuse JJ. Preoperative Risk Factors Predict Protracted Hospital Length of Stay after Elective Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Aug;43:73-78. PMID: 28389289

20.  Farber A. Endovascular treatment for claudication still awaits long-term results. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jul;66(1):1. PMID: 28647032

21.  Salzler GG, Farber A, Rybin DV, Doros G, Siracuse JJ, Eslami MH. The association of Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stent Trial (CREST) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Carotid Guideline Publication on utilization and outcomes of carotid stenting among “high-risk” patients. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jul;66(1):104-111.e1. PMID: 28502543

22.  Inagaki E, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish J, Rybin DV, Doros G, Peacock MR, Siracuse JJ. Preoperative hypoalbuminemia is associated with poor clinical outcomes after open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jul;66(1):53-63.e1. PMID: 28216349

23.  Jones DW, Schermerhorn ML, Brooke BS, Conrad MF, Goodney PP, Wyers MC, Stone DH. Perioperative clopidogrel is associated with increased bleeding and blood transfusion at the time of lower extremity bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jun;65(6):1719-1728.e1. PMID: 28222991

24.  Kim GY, Lawrence PF, Moridzadeh RS, Zimmerman K, Munoz A, Luna-Ortiz K, Oderich GS, de Francisco J, Ospina J, Huertas S, de Souza LR, Bower TC, Farley S, Gelabert HA, Kret MR, Harris EJ Jr, De Caridi G, Spinelli F, Smeds MR, Liapis CD, Kakisis J, Papapetrou AP, Debus ES, Behrendt CA, Kleinspehn E, Horton JD, Mussa FF, Cheng SWK, Morasch MD, Rasheed K, Bennett ME, Bismuth J, Lumsden AB, Abularrage CJ, Farber A. New predictors of complications in carotid body tumor resection. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jun;65(6):1673-1679. PMID: 28527929

25.  Lu K, Farber A, Schermerhorn ML, Patel VI, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Siracuse JJ. The effect of ambulatory status on outcomes of percutaneous vascular interventions and lower extremity bypass for critical limb ischemia in the Vascular Quality Initiative. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jun;65(6):1706-1712. PMID: 28216361

26.  Siracuse JJ, Shah NK, Peacock MR, Tahhan G, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Eslami MH, Farber A. Thirty-day and 90-day hospital readmission after outpatient upper extremity hemodialysis access creation. J Vasc Surg. 2017 May;65(5):1376-1382. PMID: 28222988

27.  Komshian SR, Lu K, Pike SL, Siracuse JJ. Infrainguinal open reconstruction: a review of surgical considerations and expected outcomes. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2017 May 8;13:161-168. PMID: 28507439

28.  Peacock MR, Shah NK, Farber A, Lee SY, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Siracuse JJ. Index complications predict secondary complications after infrainguinal lower extremity bypass for critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2017 May;65(5):1344-1353. PMID: 28222984

29.  Peacock MR, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Shah NK, Siracuse JJ. Hypoalbuminemia Predicts Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality after Infrainguinal Lower Extremity Bypass for Critical Limb Ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 May;41:169-175.e4. PMID: 28242402

30.  Siracuse JJ, Van Orden K, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Schermerhorn ML, Patel VI, Rybin D, Farber A; Vascular Quality Initiative. Endovascular treatment of the common femoral artery in the Vascular Quality Initiative. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Apr;65(4):1039-1046. PMID: 28041804

31.  Siracuse JJ, Krafcik BM, Farber A, Kalish JA, McChesney A, Rybin D, Doros G, Eslami MH. Contemporary open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Apr;65(4):1023-1028. PMID: 27986483

32.  Casillas-Berumen S, Sadri L, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Siracuse JJ. Morbidity and mortality after emergency lower extremity embolectomy. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Mar;65(3):754-759. PMID: 28236918

33.  Hicks CW, Najafian A, Farber A, Menard MT, Malas MB, Black JH 3rd, Abularrage CJ. Below-knee endovascular interventions have better outcomes compared to open bypass for patients with critical limb ischemia. Vasc Med. 2017 Feb;22(1):28-34. PMID: 27928034

34.  Farber A. Invited Commentary on the Utility of the Angiosome Construct. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Feb;65(2):430. PMID: 28126174

35.  Tahhan G, Farber A, Shah NK, Krafcik BM, Sachs TE, Kalish JA, Peacock MR, Siracuse JJ. Characterization of Planned and Unplanned 30-Day Readmissions Following Vascular Surgical Procedures. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2017 Jan;51(1):17-22. PMID: 28100157

36.  Motaganahalli RL, Smeds MR, Harlander-Locke MP, Lawrence PF, Fujimura N, DeMartino RR, De Caridi G, Munoz A, Shalhub S, Shin SH, Amankwah KS, Gelabert HA, Rigberg DA, Siracuse JJ, Farber A, Debus ES, Behrendt C, Joh JH, Saqib NU, Charlton-Ouw KM, Wittgen CM; Vascular Low-Frequency Disease Consortium. A multi-institutional experience in adventitial cystic disease. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jan;65(1):157-161. PMID: 27751735

37.  Eslami MH, Rybin DV, Doros G, Farber A. Description of a risk predictive model of 30-day postoperative mortality after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jan;65(1):65-74.e2. PMID: 27720320

38.  Hicks CW, Najafian A, Farber A, Menard MT, Malas MB, Black JH 3rd, Abularrage CJ. Diabetes does not worsen outcomes following infrageniculate bypass or endovascular intervention for patients with critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Dec;64(6):1667-1674.e1. PMID: 27871493

39.  Moll HP, Lee A, Peterson CR, Revuelta Cervantes J, Wojcik BM, Parulkar A, Mele A, LoGerfo PJ, Siracuse JJ, Csizmadia E, da Silva CG, Ferran C. A20 Haploinsufficiency Aggravates Transplant Arteriosclerosis in Mouse Vascular Allografts: Implications for Clinical Transplantation. Transplantation. 2016 Nov;100(11):e106-e116. PMID: 27495763

40.  Farber A, Eberhardt RT. The Current State of Critical Limb Ischemia: A Systematic Review. JAMA Surg. 2016 Nov;151(11):1070-1077. PMID: 27551978

41.  Krafcik BM, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, King EG, Siracuse JJ. The Role of the Model of End-Stage Liver Disease Score in Predicting Outcomes of Carotid Endarterectomy. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2016 Aug;50(6):380-384. PMID: 27334479

42.  Eslami MH, Zhu CK, Rybin D, Doros G, Siracuse JJ, Farber A. Simple Predictive Model of Early Failure among Patients Undergoing First-Time Arteriovenous Fistula Creation. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Aug;35:46-52. PMID: 27239000

43.  Jarraya M, Simmons S, Farber A, Teytelboym O, Naggara N, Guermazi A. Uncommon Diseases of The Popliteal Artery: A Pictorial Review. Insights Imaging. 2016 Oct;7(5):679-88. PMID: 27525419

44.  Huber TS, Larive B, Imrey PB, Radeva MK, Kaufman JM, Kraiss LW, Farber A, Berceli SA; HFM Study Group. Access-related hand ischemia and the Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Study. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Oct;64(4):1050-1058.e1. PMID: 27478007

45.  Kret MR, Dalman RL, Kalish J, Mell M. Arterial cutdown reduces complications after brachial access for peripheral vascular intervention. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jul;64(1):149-154. PMID: 27021376

46.  Menard MT, Farber A, Assmann SF, Choudhry NK, Conte MS, Creager MA, Dake MD, Jaff MR, Kaufman JA, Powell RJ, Reid DM, Siami FS, Sopko G, White CJ, Rosenfield K. Design and Rationale of the Best Endovascular Versus Best Surgical Therapy for Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI) Trial. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jul 8;5(7). pii: e003219. PMID: 27402237

47.  Inagaki E, Farber A, Eslami MH, Siracuse JJ, Rybin DV, Sarosiek S, Sloan JM, Kalish J. Improving the retrieval rate of inferior vena cava filters with a multidisciplinary team approach. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2016 Jul;4(3):276-282. PMID: 27318045

48.  Krafcik BM, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Shah NK, Siracuse JJ. The role of Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score in predicting outcomes for lower extremity bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jul;64(1):124-130. PMID: 26994957

49.  Siracuse JJ, Schermerhorn ML, Meltzer AJ, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Farber A; Vascular Study Group of New England. Comparison of outcomes after endovascular and open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms in low-risk patients. Br J Surg. 2016 Jul;103(8):989-994. PMID: 27138354

50.  Tan TW, Eslami M, Rybin D, Doros G, Zhang WW, Farber A. Outcomes of patients with type I endoleak at completion of endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jun;63(6):1420-1427. PMID: 27038837

51.  Jones DW, Goodney PP, Conrad MF, Nolan BW, Rzucidlo EM, Powell RJ, Cronenwett JL, Stone DH. Dual antiplatelet therapy reduces stroke but increases bleeding at the time of carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg. 2016 May;63(5):1262-1270.e3. PMID: 26947237

52.  Newhall K, Burnette M, Brooke BS, Schanzer A, Tan T, Flocke S, Farber A, Goodney P; VAPOR Investigators. Smoking cessation counseling in vascular surgical practice using the results of interviews and focus groups in the Vascular Surgeon offer and report smoking cessation pilot trial. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Apr;63(4):1011-1017.e2. PMID: 26747682

53.  Spangler EL, Brooke BS, Beck AW, Hoel A, Farber A, Goodney PP; VAPOR Trial Investigators. Design and initial enrollment in the Vascular Physicians Offer and Report (VAPOR) trial. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Apr;63(4):1121-1125.e2. PMID: 27016862

54.  Carruthers TN, Shahmohammadi K, Farber A, Rybin D, Doros G, McPhee JT, Kalish JE, Eslami MH. Perspectives on endovascular training in traditional 5+2 vascular surgery fellowship training programs. Vascular. 2016 Apr;24(2):134-143. PMID: 25972032

55.  Krafcik BM, Sachs TE, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Shah NK, Peacock MR, Siracuse JJ. Assessment of open operative vascular surgical experience among general surgery residents. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Apr;63(4):1110-1115. PMID: 26843354

56.  Siracuse JJ, Menard MT, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Robinson WP, Eberhardt RT, Hamburg NM, Farber A; Vascular Quality Initiative. Comparison of open and endovascular treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia in the Vascular Quality Initiative. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Apr;63(4):958-965.e1. PMID: 26830690

57.  Moreira CC, Farber A, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Didato S, Rybin D, Doros G, Siracuse JJ. The effect of anesthesia type on major lower extremity amputation in functionally impaired elderly patients. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Mar;63(3):696-701. PMID: 26553953

58.  Shah NK, Farber A, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Sengupta A, Doros G, Rybin D, Siracuse JJ. Occurrence of “never events” after major open vascular surgery procedures. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Mar;63(3):738-745.e28. PMID: 26610649

59.  Eslami MH, Rybin D, Doros G, Farber A. An externally validated robust risk predictive model of adverse outcomes after carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Feb;63(2):345-354. PMID: 26804216

60.  Eslami MH, Rybin D, Doros G, McPhee JT, Farber A. Mortality of acute mesenteric ischemia remains unchanged despite significant increase in utilization of endovascular techniques. Vascular. 2016 Feb;24(1):44-52. PMID: 25761854

61.  DiDato S, Farber A, Rybin D, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Moreira CC, Shah NK, Siracuse JJ. The effect of trainee involvement on perioperative outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jan;63(1):16-22. PMID: 26365655

62.  Kerkar AP, Farber A, Kalish JA, Siracuse JJ. Recurrent Lower-Extremity Compartment Syndrome after Four-Compartment Fasciotomy Secondary to Acute Limb Ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Jan;30:306.e5-7. PMID: 26363426

63.  Farber A, Imrey PB, Huber TS, Kaufman JM, Kraiss LW, Larive B, Li L, Feldman HI; HFM Study Group. Multiple preoperative and intraoperative factors predict early fistula thrombosis in the Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Study. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jan;63(1):163-70.e6. PMID: 26718822

64.  Tan TW, Eslami M, Rybin D, Doros G, Zhang WW, Farber A. Blood transfusion is associated with increased risk of perioperative complications and prolonged hospital duration of stay among patients undergoing amputation. Surgery. 2015 Dec;158(6):1609-1616. PMID: 26094176

65.  Fallon JM, Goodney PP, Stone DH, Patel VI, Nolan BW, Kalish JA, Zhao Y, Hamdan AD; Vascular Study Group of New England. Outcomes of lower extremity revascularization among the hemodialysis-dependent. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Nov;62(5):1183-91.e1. PMID: 26254454

66.  Nzara R, Rybin D, Doros G, Didato S, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Siracuse JJ. Perioperative Outcomes in Patients Requiring Iliac Conduits or Direct Access for Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Nov;29(8):1548-1553. PMID: 26196689.

67.  Eslami MH, Rybin D, Doros G, Kalish JA, Farber A; Vascular Study Group of New England. Comparison of a Vascular Study Group of New England risk prediction model with established risk prediction models of in-hospital mortality after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Nov;62(5):1125-1133.e2. PMID: 26187291.

68.  Eslami MH, Rybin DV, Doros G, Farber A. The Association of Publication of Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services Guidelines for Carotid Artery Angioplasty and Stenting (CAS) and CREST Results on the Utilization of CAS in Carotid Revascularization. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Nov;29(8):1606-1613. PMID: 26315795

69.  Farber A, Tan TW, Hu B, Dember LM, Beck GJ, Dixon BS, Kusek JW, Feldman HI; Dialysis Access Consortium (DAC) Study Group; Dialysis Access Consortium DAC Study Group. The effect of location and configuration on forearm and upper arm hemodialysis arteriovenous grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Nov;62(5):1258-1264. PMID: 26254823

70.  Siracuse JJ, Jones DW, Meltzer EC, Graham AR, Salzler GG, Connolly PH, Schneider DB, Meltzer AJ. Impact of “Do Not Resuscitate” Status on the Outcome of Major Vascular Surgical Procedures. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Oct;29(7):1339-1345. PMID: 26169461

71.  Siracuse JJ, Johnston PC, Jones DW, Gill HL, Connolly PH, Meltzer AJ, Schneider DB. Infraclavicular first rib resection for the treatment of acute venous thoracic outlet syndrome. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2015 Oct;3(4):397-400. PMID: 26992617

72.  Conte MS, Farber A. Revascularization for chronic limb threatening ischaemia. Br J Surg. 2015 Aug;102(9):1007-1009. PMID: 26176295

73.  Malikova M, Shifflett L, Farber A. Implementation of strategic management tools improves wound care clinical trial outcomes. Clin Invest Lond. 2015 Jul;5(7):653–664.

74.  Kalish J, Eslami M, Gillespie D, Schermerhorn M, Rybin D, Doros G, Farber A; Vascular Study Group of New England. Routine use of ultrasound guidance in femoral arterial access for peripheral vascular intervention decreases groin hematoma rates. J Vasc Surg. 2015 May;61(5):1231-1238. PMID: 25595399

75.  Siracuse JJ, Epelboym I, Li B, Hoque R, Catz D, Morrissey NJ. External carotid artery stenosis after internal and common carotid stenting. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Apr;29(3):443-446. PMID: 25463339

76.  Eslami MH, Rybin D, Doros G, Farber A. Open repair of asymptomatic popliteal artery aneurysm is associated with better outcomes than endovascular repair. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Mar;61(3):663-669. PMID: 25454212

77.  Chong CC, Tan TW, Abreo K, Pahilan ME, Rybin D, Doros G, Zhang WW, Farber A. Laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis catheter placement is associated with decreased deep organ infection and reoperation. Clin Nephrol. 2015 Mar;83(3):161-166. PMID: 25685871

78.  Siracuse JJ, Al Bazroon A, Gill HL, Meltzer AJ, Schneider DB, Parrack I, Jones DW, Connolly PH. Risk factors for non-retrieval of retrievable inferior vena cava filters. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb;29(2):318-321. PMID: 25308241

79.  Jones DW, Graham AR, Connolly PH, Karwowski JK, Bush HL, Schneider DB, Meltzer AJ. Restenosis and symptom recurrence after endovascular therapy for claudication:  does duplex ultrasound correlate with recurrent claudication? Vascular. 2015 Feb;23(1):47-54. PMID: 24788064

80.  Siracuse JJ, Al Bazroon A, Gill HL, Meltzer AJ, Schneider DB, Parrack I, Jones DW, Connolly PH. Risk factors of nonretrieval of retrievable inferior vena cava filters. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb;29(2):318-321. PMID: 25308241

81.  Eslami MH, Doros G, Goodney PP, Elderup-Jorgenson J, Cronenwett JL, Malikova M, Farber A. Using vascular quality initiative as a platform for organizing multicenter, prospective, randomized clinical trials: OVERPAR trial. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb;29(2):278-285. PMID: 25311746

82.  Siracuse JJ, Meltzer EC, Gill HL, Schneider DB, Connolly PH, Meltzer AJ. Outcomes and Risk Factors of Cardiac Arrest after Vascular Surgery Procedures. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan;61(1):197-202. PMID: 25441009

83.  Jones DW, Siracuse JJ, Graham A, Connolly PH, Sedrakyan A, Schneider DB, Meltzer AJ. Safety and effectiveness of endovascular therapy for claudication in octogenarians. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan;29(1):34-41. PMID: 25194550

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Presentations
(1/2015-6/2018)

  1. Hardouin S, Cheng TW, Raulli S, Jones DW, Siracuse JJ, Mitchell E, Farber A. June 2018. “Self-Identified Vascular Surgeons More Likely to Post Objectionable Content.” Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
  1. Siracuse JJ, Cheng TW, Jones DW, Kalish J, Woo K, Malas M, Rybin D, Farber A. June 2018. “Short-term Outcomes After Lower Extremity Arteriovenous Hemodialysis Access Are Poor.” Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Boston, MA
  1. Siracuse JJ, Farber, A, Cheng TW, Raulli S, Jones DW, Smeds M, Rybin D, Schermerhorn M. June 2018. “Access Site Complication for Antegrade and Retrograde Access of the Common Femoral Artery Are Similar.” Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society at Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Boston, MA
  1. Farber A, Nimmich A, Cheng TW, Kalish J, Eslami M, Jones DW, Siracuse JJ. June 2018. “The Femoral Vein Transposition Arteriovenous Fistula Is a Durable Hemodialysis Access in Patients Who Have Exhausted Upper Extremity Options.” Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society at Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Boston, MA
  1. Cheng TW, Farber A, Rajani R, Jones DW, Flynn D, Rybin D, Kalish JA, Siracuse JJ. June 2018. “Factors Affecting Academic Advancement in Vascular Surgery.” Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society at Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Boston, MA
  1. Cheng TW, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Siracuse JJ. March 2018. “Removal of Infected Arteriovenous Grafts is Morbid and Few Patients get a New Access within One Year.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV
  1. Tan TW, Siracuse JJ, Woo K, Baril D, Brooke B, Rybin D, Farber A. March 2018. “One-stage Upper Arm Brachial-Basilic Arteriovenous Fistulas (BBAVF) Have Superior Patency Than Two-stage BBAVFs.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV
  1. Raulli SJ, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Rybin D, Nuhn M, Gautam A, Siracuse JJ. March 2018. “Intraoperative Heparin Use for Upper Extremity Arteriovenous Access Creation Does Not Affect Outcomes.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV
  1. Osteguin V, Cheng TW, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Rybin D, Raulli SJ, Siracuse JJ. February 2018. “Emergency Department Utilization is High after Lower Extremity Bypass for Critical Limb Ischemia.” Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society. Vail, CO
  1. Farber A, Rosenfield K, Siracuse JJ, Menard M. February 2018. “Encouraging Patients to Enroll is a Significant Obstacle in a Randomized Controlled Trial Irrespective of Site Performance.” Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society. Vail, CO
  1. Siracuse JJ. December 2017. “Percutaneous Common Femoral Artery Interventions: Is There a Role?” 42nd Annual Northwestern Vascular Symposium. Chicago, IL
  1. Farber A. November 2017. “Femoral Vein Transposition.” VEITH Symposium. New York, NY
  1. Farber A. November 2017. “Hospital Readmissions After Outpatient Access Creation.” VEITH Symposium. New York, NY
  1. Farber A. November 2017. “Status Of The BEST Trial – A RCT Of CLI Treatments (Endo vs. Open): Laudable But Difficult: It Will Provide Useful Information.” VEITH Symposium. New York, NY
  1. Siracuse JJ. June 2017. “Treatment of Paget-Schroetter Disease by an Infraclavicular Approach.” University of Wisconsin Vascular Surgery Grand Rounds. Madison, WI
  1. Siracuse JJ, Gillis J, Farber A. June 2017. “Open Surgical Treatment of Symptomatic Juxtarenal Aortic Occlusion.” Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA
  1. Jones DW, Goodney PP, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Schemerhorn ML, Siracuse JJ, Columbo J, Suckow B, Stone D. June 2017. “The Impact of Smoking on Outcomes in Claudicants Undergoing Lower Extremity Bypass: How Much Does it Matter?” Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA
  1. Krafcik BM, Komshian S, Lu K, Roberts L, Farber A, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Siracuse JJ. June 2017. “Short- and Long-term Readmissions Rates After Infrainguinal Bypass in a Safety Net Hospital Are High.” Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA
  1. Farber A. June 2017. “BEST-CLI Trial Update.” Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA
  1. Siracuse JJ. June 2017. “Experience in the BEST-CLI trial.” BEST-CLI National Investigators Meeting at the Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA
  1. Arinze N, Sachs T, Farber A, Kuhnen A, Kasotakis G, Patts G, Kalish JA, Siracuse JJ. “Statin Use and Intensity After Carotid Endarterectomy Does Not Affect Short-term Stroke and Myocardial Infarction Rates.” June 2017. Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA
  1. Siracuse JJ. May 2017. “Retrograde Popliteal Access to Treat Femoro-Popliteal Disease.” Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA
  1. Farber A. May 2017. “Trial Execution – Tips from the BEST-CLI Trial Investigators.” Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA
  1. Eslami MH, Avgerinos ED, Siracuse JJ, Farber A. March 2017. “Epidemiology and Trends in Outcomes of Pediatric Vascular Injuries in the United States.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Lake Buena Vista, FL
  1. Eslami MH, Rybin DV, Doros G, Siracuse JJ, Farber A. March 2017. “Comparison of Early and Late Postoperative Outcomes after Open Supra-inguinal Bypass.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Lake Buena Vista, FL
  1. Lu K, Farber A, Schermerhorn ML, Patel VI, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Siracuse JJ. March 2017. “The Effect of Ambulatory Status on Outcomes of Percutaneous Vascular Interventions and Lower Extremity Bypass for Critical Limb Ischemia in the Vascular Quality Initiative.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Lake Buena Vista, FL
  1. Krafcik BM, Farber A, Cheng TW, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Roberts L, Siracuse JJ. March 2017. “Modern Perioperative Outcomes after Reoperative Carotid Endarterectomy are Worse than Expected.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Lake Buena Vista, FL
  1. Kalesan B, Cheng TW, Fnu N, Kalish JA, Lu K, Latkovic-Taber M, Farber A, Siracuse JJ. March 2017. “Readmissions after Thoracic Endovascular Aorta Repair.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Lake Buena Vista, FL
  1. Farber A. September 2016. “In Popliteal Artery Aneurysms, Great Saphenous Vein Interposition or Bypass Graft Provide the Best Long Term Outcome.” European Society for Vascular Surgery 30th Annual Meeting. Copenhagen, Denmark
  1. Farber A. September 2016. “Best-CLI Trial: What are we expecting to see and how is the trial faring thus far.” Western Vascular Society. Colorado Springs, CO
  1. Farber A. September 2016. “Critical Limb Ischemia and the BEST Trial.” Presidential Guest Lecture – Western Vascular Society. Colorado Springs, CO
  1. Kalish JA. September 2016. “Boston Strong Grand Rounds Program.” American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association. Boston, MA
  1. Farber A. September 2016. “BEST-CLI Trial Update.” New England Society for Vascular Surgery. Stowe, VT
  1. Farber A. September 2016. “Infrainguinal Lower Extremity Bypass to Tibial and Pedal Targets.” New England Society for Vascular Surgery. Stowe, VT
  1. Siracuse JJ, Shah NK, Peacock M, Tahhan G, Kalish J, Eslami MH, Rybin D, Farber A. September 2016. “Thirty and Ninety Day Readmission Following Outpatient Upper Extremity Vascular Access Placement.” New England Society for Vascular Surgery. Stowe, VT
  1. Siracuse JJ, Farber A. June 2016. “Femoral Vein Transposition for Dialysis Access.” National Harbor, MD
  1. Siracuse JJ, Van Orden K, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Schemerhorn ML, Patel VI, Rybin D, Farber A. June 2016. “Endovascular Interventions in the Common Femoral Artery.” National Harbor, MD
  1. Siracuse JJ, Van Orden K, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Schemerhorn ML, Patel VI, Rybin D, Farber A. June 2016. “Endovascular Interventions in the Common Femoral Artery.” National Harbor, MD
  1. Farber A. June 2016. “The Best Approach to CLI in 2016: Open Vascular Surgery or Endovascular Therapy?” Ixth Scientific Conference dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Academician Y.E. Mishalkin. Novosibirsk, Russia
  1. Farber A. May 2016. “How Do I Decide Between Endo and Open for Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia.” Pacific Northwest Endovascular Conference Simulation Summit for Vascular Trainees. Seattle, WA
  1. Farber A. May 2016. “The BEST Approach to CLI – Open vs. Endo?” National Capital Vascular Symposium: Peripheral Arterial Disease. Ottawa, Canada
  1. Kalish JA. April 2016. “Percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair: Optimal Current Treatment in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.” Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA
  1. Kalish JA. April 2016. “Compassion in Action Symposium Series.” The Schwartz Center. Boston, MA
  1. Siracuse JJ. April 2016. “How I do it – Eversion Carotid Endarterectomy.” Harvard Medical School – Controversies in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Boston, MA
  1. Siracuse JJ. April 2016. “Outpatient and Inpatient Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease.” Boston University Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds. Boston, MA
  1. Farber A. April 2016. “BEST-CLI Trial Update.” Charing Cross International Symposium. London, England.
  1. Farber A. April 2016. “How Do I Decide Between Endo and Open (for Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia).” Masters’ Approach to Critical Limb Ischemia Symposium. Cleveland, OH.
  1. Peacock MR, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Shah NK, Siracuse JJ. March 2016. “Development of Secondary Complications after Postoperative Index Complication for Lower Extremity Bypass Patients.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV
  1. Tahhan G, Sachs TE, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Shah NK, Peacock MR, Siracuse JJ. March 2016. “Characterization of Thirty-day Vascular Surgery Service Readmissions.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV
  1. Peacock MR, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Doros G, Shah NK, Siracuse JJ. March 2016. “Preoperative Nutrition Status and Clinical Outcomes after Infrainguinal Lower Extremity Bypass.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV
  1. Siracuse JJ, Schermerhorn ML, Meltzer AJ, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Rybin D, Doros G, Farber A. March 2016. “Comparison of Outcomes after Endovascular and Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Low Risk Patients in the Vascular Study Group of New England.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV
  1. Eslami MH, Rybin DV, Doros G, Siracuse JJ, Kalish JA, Farber A. March 2016. “Association of Frailty Index with Post-operative Mortality and Morbidity after Lower Extremity Revascularization.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV
  1. Farber A, Rosenfield K, Conte M, White C, Siami S, Assmann S, Granger S, Dunn M, Menard M. March 2016. “Screening Failures in the Best Endovascular versus Surgical Therapy in Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI) Randomized Controlled Trial Provides Perspective for Trial Implementation.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV
  1. King EG, Oransky I, Sachs TE, Flynn DB, Farber A, Kalish JA, Krafcik BM, Siracuse JJ. February 2016. “Analysis of Retracted Articles in the Surgical Literature.” Academic Surgical Congress. Jacksonville, FL
  1. Farber A. January 2016. “The Current State of Critical Limb Ischemia.” Surgery Grand Rounds, Mt. Sinai Medical Center. New York, NY
  1. Siracuse JJ. November 2015. “Current Treatment of Iliofemoral DVT.” Boston University, Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds. Boston, MA
  1. Farber A. November 2015. “Update on the BEST-CLI Trial.” 31st International Conference: Special Topics in Vascular Surgery. Moscow, Russia
  1. Farber A. November 2015. “Treatment of Acute Limb Ischemia.” 31st International Conference: Special Topics in Vascular Surgery. Moscow, Russia
  1. Kalish JA. October 2015. “Caring for the survivors from the Boston Marathon bombings: Long-term implications after limb salvage and amputation.” Center for Wound Healing at Morton Hospital Fall Symposium. Taunton, MA
  1. Krafcik BM, Rybin D, Doros G, Eslami MH, Farber A, Kalish JA, King EG, Siracuse JJ. “The Role of Model of End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) Score in Predicting Outcomes of Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with Liver Disease.” American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. Chicago, IL
  1. King EG, Rybin D, Doros G, Farber A, Kalish JA, Siracuse JJ. “Identification of Pre-Operative Risk Factors for Protracted Length of Stay after Elective EVAR.” American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. Chicago, IL
  1. Farber A. October 2015. “Does Duplex Play a Role in Surveillance of Dialysis Access and How Does it Guide Intervention?” New England Surgical Society. Newport, RI
  1. Krafcik BM, Sachs T, Rybin D, Doros G, Farber A, Kalish J, Eslami MH, Siracuse JJ. September 2015. “Assessment of the Operative Vascular Surgical Experience of General Surgery Residents.” New England Surgical Society. Newport, RI
  1. Farber A. September 2015. “Update on the BEST-CLI Trial.” Eastern Vascular Society. Baltimore, MD
  1. Shah N, Sengupta A, Kalish J, Farber A, Eslami MH, Rybin DV, Doros G, Siracuse JJ. June 2015. “Occurrence of “Never Events” After Major Open Vascular Surgery Procedures.” Society of Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL
  1. Siracuse JJ, Farber A. June 2015. “Cross-Inguinal Common Femoral-to-Lateral Profunda-to-Lateral Popliteal Bypass Utilized as a Circumnavigatory Revascularization Approach for a Reoperative Hostile Field.” Society of Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL
  1. Farber A. May 2015. “Update on the BEST-CLI Trial: Are we Going to Have Answers When We Are Done?” Pacific Northwest Endovascular Conference
  1. Farber A. May 2015. “Society for Vascular Surgery Guidelines and Optimizing Strategies of Hemodialysis Access.” Massachusetts General Hospital Vascular Course. Boston, MA
  1. Kalish JA. May 2015. “Lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombings: New perspectives on limb salvage and amputation.” Visiting Professor Grand Rounds for Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine. Salt Lake City, UT
  1. Siracuse JJ. June 2015. “Quandaries in Carotid Disease.” American Society of Echocardiography. Boston, MA
  1. Siracuse JJ. April 2015. “Evolution of Aortic Aneurysm Repair.” Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Mount Auburn Hospital. Cambridge, MA
  1. Farber A. March 2015. “Best Endovascular versus Surgical Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI) Trial.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Miami, FL
  1. Moreira CC, Rybin D, Farber A, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Didato S, Siracuse JJ. March 2015. “Anesthesia type for major lower extremity amputation in frail elderly patients does not affect outcomes.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Miami, FL
  1. Siracuse JJ, Johnson PC, Jones DW, Salzler GG, Gill HL, Meltzer AJ, Connolly PH, Schneider DB. March 2015. “Infraclavicular First Rib Resection for the Treatment of Acute Venous Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Miami, FL
  1. Didato S, Rybin D, Farber A, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Moreira CC, Siracuse JJ. March 2015. “Impact of Trainee Participation on Perioperative Outcomes of Aortic Aneurysm Repair.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting. Miami, FL

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