Tag: CLTI

WIfI score found to be accurate across racial groups

The wound, ischemia and foot infection (WIfI) score is as accurate a predictor of risk for limb loss in Black people as it is...

SWEDEPAD unplanned interim analysis shows no difference in all-cause mortality for...

An unplanned interim analysis of the registry-based SWEDEPAD clinical trial, in which patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) received treatment with paclitaxel-coated (drug-coated balloons...

The benefits of an academic research career in the VA

Every year a number of graduating vascular trainees look for jobs in academic surgery to develop a career as a surgeon-scientist in basic, translational...

SVS pushes out trio of mobile apps to aid CLTI treatment

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has launched three new mobile apps to help guide surgeons in the treatment and management of chronic limb-threatening...

Foot vein arterialization study shows 77.8% limb salvage rate

Foot vein arterialization (FVA) is a safe procedure with good early graft patency and a limb salvage rate of 77.8%, Qi Yan, MD, and...

Diabetes Awareness Month: The utility of SVS branding fliers for diabetic...

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. The Branding Toolkit can help SVS members promote the valuable care they provide those with the disease. One of...

Previously described patient-centered clinical success measure after revascularization for diabetic foot...

Patient-centered clinical success after lower-extremity revascularization for people with diabetic foot wounds was achieved among 63% of patients in a new analysis—but researchers suggest...

Utilize new SVS Branding Toolkit

The new SVS Branding Toolkit—a robust set of tools designed to help members communicate their roles in comprehensive vascular care—is now available exclusively and...

CDC codifies CLI, CLTI in ICD-10-CM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved a proposal to distinctly recognize critical limb ischemia (CLI) and critical limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI)...

VA system delivers high quality services for veterans

Vascular surgery in the Veterans Health Administration has always been a robust service, developing into a mature specialty around the time of the Vietnam...

Medicare reimbursement fails to adequately cover cost of care after open...

For most patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI), Medicare reimbursement for lower extremity bypass surgery does not adequately account for case complexity in the...

‘Rapid reduction’ in amputations follows opening of multidisciplinary limb preservation service

A multidisciplinary limb preservation service under the leadership of vascular surgery in a level one trauma center was associated with an immediate and rapid...

Three weeks remain of VQI virtual sessions

SVS ONLINE—the virtual meeting staged by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)—may be completed, but the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) virtual sessions have three...

Positive two-year data from ALPS registry of LimFlow system published

LimFlow SA today announced publication of positive two-year data from the ALPS registry of the LimFlow percutaneous deep vein arterialization (pDVA) system. Results were published...

Quality: Global Vascular Guidelines pocket guide coming soon

The Global Vascular Guidelines (GVG), extensively researched and written by an international committee of leading vascular experts, will soon be available as a pocket...

Study: Link between IC revascularization and progression to CLTI established alongside...

PALM BEACH, Fla.—Revascularization of intermittent claudication (IC) patients is associated with an increased rate of progression to critical limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI)—as well as an...

New meta-analysis finds ‘no observed difference’ in mortality between paclitaxel and...

February 2020 brings another paclitaxel device meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) patients. Krystal Dinh, BMed, of Westmead Hospital, Sydney,...
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Global vascular guidelines for CLTI are gaining traction but work remains...

The application of new global vascular guidelines for chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) provides an opportune and worthwhile window to revisit the concept of critical...