Annals of Vascular Diseases (AVD) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing articles on vascular disease. Published continuously online, the journal is fully indexed in J-STAGE and PubMed Central. AVD welcomes submissions from around the world.

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AVD is an official journal of Asian Society for Vascular Surgery (ASVS) and Asian Venous Forum, sponsored by Japanese College of Angiology, Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery and the Japanese Society of Phlebology.

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Review ArticleJune 25, 2022

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome and Wallstent: A Systematic Review

Ali Kordzadeh, Alan Askari, Muhammad A. Hanif, Vijay Gadhvi

Purpose: To elucidate the indication, presentation, demographics, Stanford classification, technical efficacy, morbidity, mortality and long term patency of Wallstent for superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. Materials and Methods: A systematic review of literature in Pubmed and Embase, CINAHL and Cochrane Library in accordance to PRIMSA was conducted. Retrieval and extraction was performed by two independent reviewers with inter-rater reliability test. The hierarchy of the evidence was assessed through the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Checklist. Data was subjected to pooled prevalence analysis, ...

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Original ArticleJune 25, 2022

Background: There is a need for a simple method for the quantitative evaluation of lymphedema swelling. In this study, we performed a direct segmental multi-frequency impedance analysis in patients with leg lymphedema. Methods: The subjects were 36 patients (6 men and 30 women) with 46 lymphedema legs. The average age was 61 years. All patients had International Society of Lymphology stage II lymphedema. Swelling ratio and ultrasound subcutaneous tissue echo-free space (FS) were examined. InBody 770 was used to ...

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Original ArticleJune 25, 2022

Objective: This study aimed to determine the clinicopathological characteristics of cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (CAT-VTE). Methods: A total of 47 cases of lethal pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) with active cancer were investigated by autopsy records. Results: We studied 22 men and 25 women who were deceased at a mean age of 66±11 years. Nine (19%) patients had recently undergone cancer resection, 14 (30%) were undergoing clinical treatment for cancer, and 24 (51%) were autopsy-proven CAT-VTE. The colon (eight cases), lungs (seven cases), and ovaries (six cases) were frequent sites of a tumor. There were 29 (62%) cases of ...

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Original ArticleJune 25, 2022

Characteristics and Prognostic Factors of Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients

Hajime Tsuyuki, Naoto Yamamoto, Naoki Unno, Kazunori Inuzuka, Masaki Sano, Kazuto Katahashi, Tatsuro Yata, Takafumi Kayama, Yuta Yamanaka, Yusuke Endo, Hiroya Takeuchi

Background: Improving the prognosis of patients with malignant tumors is increasing the number of patients who develop venous thromboembolism. We examined the characteristics and prognostic factors of VTE patients with cancer. Methods: We diagnosed 725 VTE patients from April 2005 to March 2018. There were 322 cancer associated patients (CAT) and 403 non-cancer associated patients (nonCAT). We examined characteristics and prognostic factors of VTE in CAT patients. Results: There were 156 women and 166 men in CAT, and 132 women and 271 men in nonCAT....

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Original ArticleJune 25, 2022

Management of Acute Limb Ischaemia Due to COVID-19 Induced Arterial Thrombosis: A Multi-Centre Indian Experience

Natarajan Sekar, Jithin Jagan, Arunagiri Viruthagiri, Nedounsejiane Mandjiny, Karthikeyan Sivagnanam

Objective: To determine the outcomes following various surgical and medical treatments of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) induced acute limb ischaemia. Methods: A retrospective study of patients presenting with COVID induced arterial ischaemia in three hospitals from Southern India during the months of May 2020 to August 2021 was undertaken. These patients were managed by either thrombectomy, primary bypass, thrombolysis, anticoagulation or primary amputation based on the stage of ischaemia and the severity of COVID. Results: A total of 67 limbs in 59 patients were ...

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Original ArticleJune 25, 2022

Objectives: To evaluate the relevance of non-bridging therapy with unfractionated heparin during the temporary, pre-procedural interruption of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in patients with cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE). Materials and Methods: This retrospective study included 142 patients with cancer and VTE who required temporary interruption of DOACs before invasive procedures. Data, including rates of VTE recurrence, non-major bleeding, and major bleeding, were compared between patients who received or not received alternative therapy with unfractionated heparin during interruption. ...

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