Tag: disparities

Diversifying clinical trials: ‘There needs to be some kind of cultural...

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed lingering mistrust in the U.S. healthcare system among patients from minority communities as physicians continue to confront the conundrum of...

MVSS 2022: Research on hemodialysis access surgery attracts inaugural Midwestern Vascular...

The authors behind a new study that found “significant differences” in hemodialysis vascular access outcomes after first-time arteriovenous (AV) fistula or graft creation “directly related” to...

Regional vascular presidents measure state of specialty

Vincent Rowe, MD, and Raghu Motaganahalli, MD, delivered Presidential Addresses at the Western Vascular Society (WVS) and the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society (MVSS) that...

Vascular Specialist–October 2022

In this issue: Regional vascular society presidents measure state of specialty (p. 1 and 4) Study: Combined antiplatelet, NOAC use linked to worse limb...

No time like the present: The moral imperative for advocacy in...

“I’m so sorry but we have to cancel your surgery”—10 words any warm-blooded surgeon dreads uttering. This time around, it was not for the...

Annals of Vascular Surgery announces special issue dedicated to original work...

The Annals of Vascular Surgery peer-review journal has announced an upcoming special issue dedicated to original work by women that is set to be...

WARRIORS randomized trial aims to examine early EVAR in women

This month a multinational collaboration of researchers received endorsement from the Global Cardiovascular Research Funders Forum (GCRFF) Multinational Clinical Trials Initiative for the WARRIORS...

Black patients wait more than twice as long as White patients...

Black patients saw significantly delayed care for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs), with a Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) analysis showing a median time from hospital...

Black adults treated for common arterial disease are at greater risk...

About 6.5 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from peripheral arterial disease (PAD). In the U.S., Black adults in their 50s are...

Trust, transportation, insurance hamper ‘quality vascular surgery care for all,’ Crawford...

An absence of patient trust in their doctors and hospital systems yesterday morning emerged as a key talking point amid a comprehensive deep dive...

Researchers report higher three-year amputation and reintervention rates in Black and...

In a study of over 7,000 chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) patients, researchers found that Black and Hispanic patients had higher three-year amputation and reintervention...

Urban or rural: Ensuring access to quality vascular care ‘no matter...

Michael Dalsing, MD, talks to Vascular Specialist about how his formative years growing up in rural Wisconsin, as well as experience of operating in...

Non-optimal therapy for CLTI ‘more prominent in females’

A real-world claims data analysis of nearly 200,000 patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) showed that female patients were older, underwent vascular procedures less often, and...

Sex discordance and postoperative outcomes: We should be vigilant of a...

The recent JAMA Surgery publication “Association of surgeon-patient sex concordance with postoperative outcomes” is a population-based, retrospective cohort study of more than 1 million...

Females were 30% less likely to undergo surgery for PAD, national...

A review of more than 1 million patients receiving vascular surgery over a 16-year period identified significant sex-related disparities in the treatment of abdominal...

It is time to end the interview

INTERVIEWER: “Good morning, nice to meet you. Are you going to get pregnant?” While this may seem like a shocking way to begin a...

With Foundation help, more vascular care headed to Oklahoma

There are new vistas in Oklahoma for those in need of vascular care. That’s “vista” as in Vascular Volunteers In Service To All, or...

Fighting the good fight: The case for multidisciplinary limb salvage in...

Dramatic increases in rates of diabetes—particularly among Black females—through 2060 underscore the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to limb salvage, according to Vincent...