Session to Spotlight Key Research Papers


VAM attendees have the opportunity to learn about several medical journal articles of relevance to their vascular surgery practice during a session on Saturday.

Entitled “Beyond the Journal of Vascular Surgery: ‘Top Ten’ Papers Relevant to Vascular Surgery,” the session “serves to inform VAM attendees on important literature outside of our core vascular surgery journals that might be missed in a busy practice,” said session co-moderator Ellen Dillavou, MD, a vascular surgeon in the department of surgery at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. “Additionally, the articles are discussed by experts in our field, providing a clinical context for interpretation.”

Dr. Ellen Dillavou of Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Ellen Dillavou

During 10 consecutive eight-minute presentations, speakers are scheduled to highlight take-home points from published articles on a wide range of topics. For example, Chandler Long, MD, of Duke University, is scheduled to discuss a 2016 article entitled “Nationwide Study of the Treatment of Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Comparing Open and Endovascular Repair” (Circulation. 2016;134[23]:1822-32); Donald Baril, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, is scheduled to talk about a 2017 paper entitled “Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis Repair: Midterm Outcomes After Paclitaxel Eluting Balloon Use (PLAISIR Trial)” (Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2017;53[1]:106-13), and Gregory Moneta, MD, of Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, is scheduled to discuss a 2017 article published online entitled “Evolocumab and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease” (N Engl J Med. 2017 March 17 [Epub doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1615664]). These articles highlight the variety of topics to be covered, and emphasize the focus on advances in clinical knowledge. “The information may be used to update or change clinical practice, or serve as an impetus for further research,” Dr. Dillavou said.

The session’s other co-moderator is Jon S. Matsumura, MD, professor and chairman of the division of vascular surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wis.

The moderators reported having no financial disclosures.

Saturday, June 3

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SDCC, Room 6 A/B

F2: Beyond the Journal of Vascular Surgery: “Top Ten” Papers Relevant to Vascular Surgery


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