Jessica B. Wallaert

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BACKGROUND Although it is commonly reported that IBD patients are at increased risk for venous thromboembolic events, little real-world data exist regarding their postoperative incidence and related outcomes in everyday practice. OBJECTIVE We aimed to identify the rate of venous thromboembolism and modifiable risk factors within a large cohort of surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE There is widespread evidence that cancer confers an increased risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). This risk is thought to vary among different cancer types. The purpose of this study is to better define the incidence of thrombotic complications among patients undergoing surgical treatment for a spectrum of prevalent cancer diagnoses in(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the association between surgeon practice pattern in shunt placement and 30-day stroke/death in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with contralateral carotid occlusion (CCO). METHODS Among 6379 CEAs performed in the Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE) between 2002 and 2009, we identified 353 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Data from randomized trials assert that asymptomatic patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) must live 3 to 5 years to realize the benefit of surgery. We examined how commonly CEA is performed among asymptomatic patients with limited life expectancy. METHODS Within the American College of Surgeons National Quality(More)
OBJECTIVE Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has become an alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for select patients with carotid atherosclerosis. We hypothesized that the choice of CAS vs CEA varies as a function of treating physician specialty, which would result in regional variation in the relative use of these treatment types. METHODS We used(More)
BACKGROUND Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is often offered to patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) considered preoperatively to be unfit for open AAA repair (oAAA). This study describes the short- and long-term outcomes of patients undergoing EVAR with AAAs <6.5 cm who are considered unfit for oAAA. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed(More)
OBJECTIVE Although carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is performed to prevent stroke, long-term survival is essential to ensure benefit, especially in asymptomatic patients. We examined factors associated with 5-year survival following CEA in patients with asymptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. METHODS Prospectively collected data from 4114(More)
OBJECTIVE The effect of diabetes type (noninsulin dependent vs insulin dependent) on outcomes after lower-extremity bypass (LEB) has not been clearly defined. Therefore, we analyzed associations between diabetes type and outcomes after LEB in patients with critical limb ischemia. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 1977 infrainguinal LEB(More)
OBJECTIVES Although previous reports have demonstrated the efficacy of catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy and iliac vein stent placement for the management of iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT), functional outcomes remain undefined. The purpose of this study was to determine midterm outcomes and functional quality of life among patients treated with(More)
OBJECTIVES We studied surgeons' practice patterns in the use of completion imaging (duplex or arteriography), and their association with 30-day stroke/death and 1-year restenosis after carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS Using a retrospective analysis of 6115 CEAs, we categorized surgeons based on use of completion imaging as rarely (<5% of CEAs),(More)