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Louis M. Messina, MD - Clinical Publications (selected)

Fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair using physician-modified endovascular grafts versus company-manufactured devices.
Dossabhoy SS, Simons JP, Flahive JM, Aiello FA, Sheth P, Arous EJ, Messina LM, Schanzer A.
J Vasc Surg. 2018 Jun;67(6):1673-1683. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.10.055. Epub 2017 Dec 8.PMID: 29224942

Reinterventions after fenestrated or branched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.
Dossabhoy SS, Simons JP, Diamond KR, Flahive JM, Aiello FA, Arous EJ, Messina LM, Schanzer A.
J Vasc Surg. 2018 Mar 6. pii: S0741-5214(18)30143-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.12.036. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29523438

Repeat presentation for middle aortic syndrome 18 years after original repair.
Marecki H, Simons JP, Schanzer A, Arous EJ, Robichaud D, Messina LM.
J Vasc Surg. 2017 Dec;66(6):1876-1877. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.12.095. PMID: 29169543

Outcomes of fenestrated and branched endovascular repair of complex abdominal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.
Schanzer A, Simons JP, Flahive J, Durgin J, Aiello FA, Doucet D, Steppacher R, Messina LM.
J Vasc Surg. 2017 Sep;66(3):687-694. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.12.111. Epub 2017 Mar 1. PMID: 28259577

An intensive vascular surgical skills and simulation course for vascular trainees improves procedural knowledge and self-rated procedural competence.
Robinson WP, Doucet DR, Simons JP, Wyman A, Aiello FA, Arous E, Schanzer A, Messina LM.
J Vasc Surg. 2017 Mar;65(3):907-915.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.12.065.PMID: 28236930

Endovascular-First Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease Remains Controversial.
Bluemn EG, Simons JP, Messina LM.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Sep 27;68(13):1492. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.06.058. PMID: 27659472

Contemporary Management of Acute Aortic Occlusion Has Evolved but Outcomes Have Not Significantly Improved.
Robinson WP, Patel RK, Columbo JA, Flahive J, Aiello FA, Baril DT, Schanzer A, Messina LM.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Jul;34:178-86. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.12.021. Epub 2016 May 11. PMID: 27177699

Temporary Inferior Vena Cava Filters: How Do We Move Forward?
Arous EJ, Messina LM.
Chest. 2016 May;149(5):1143-5. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.03.015. Epub 2016 Mar 21. PMID: 27012891

Endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms does not reduce later mortality compared with open repair.
Robinson WP, Schanzer A, Aiello FA, Flahive J, Simons JP, Doucet DR, Arous E, Messina LM.
J Vasc Surg. 2016 Mar;63(3):617-24. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.09.057. PMID: 26916581

Results of repeated percutaneous interventions on failing arteriovenous fistulas and grafts and factors affecting outcomes.
Malka KT, Flahive J, Csizinscky A, Aiello F, Simons JP, Schanzer A, Messina LM, Robinson WP.
J Vasc Surg. 2016 Mar;63(3):772-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.09.031. Epub 2015 Nov 17. PMID: 26597666

In patients stratified by preoperative risk, endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms has a lower in-hospital mortality and morbidity than open repair.
Ali MM, Flahive J, Schanzer A, Simons JP, Aiello FA, Doucet DR, Messina LM, Robinson WP.
J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jun;61(6):1399-407. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.01.042. Epub 2015 Mar 7. PMID: 25752694

Developing a complex endovascular fenestrated and branched aortic program.
Schanzer A, Baril D, Robinson WP 3rd, Simons JP, Aiello FA, Messina LM.
J Vasc Surg. 2015 Mar;61(3):826-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.08.121. Epub 2015 Jan 13. PMID: 25595400

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Inpatient Quality Indicator #11 overall mortality rate does not accurately assess mortality risk after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
Robinson WP, Huang W, Rosen A, Schanzer A, Fang H, Anderson FA, Messina LM.
J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan;61(1):44-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.06.106. Epub 2014 Jul 24. PMID: 25065583

Factors associated with small abdominal aortic aneurysm expansion rate.
Bhak RH, Wininger M, Johnson GR, Lederle FA, Messina LM, Ballard DJ, Wilson SE; Aneurysm Detection and Management (ADAM) Study Group.
JAMA Surg. 2015 Jan;150(1):44-50. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2025. PMID: 25389641

Institutional differences in carotid artery duplex diagnostic criteria result in significant variability in classification of carotid artery stenoses and likely lead to disparities in care.
Arous EJ, Baril DT, Robinson WP, Aiello FA, Hevelone ND, Arous EJ, Messina LM, Schanzer A.
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 May;7(3):423-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000855. Epub 2014 Apr 15. PMID: 2473740

The effect of postoperative myocardial ischemia on long-term survival after vascular surgery.
Simons JP, Baril DT, Goodney PP, Bertges DJ, Robinson WP, Cronenwett JL, Messina LM, Schanzer A; Vascular Study Group of New England.
J Vasc Surg. 2013 Dec;58(6):1600-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.06.062. Epub 2013 Aug 1. PMID: 23910457

A contemporary comparative analysis of immediate postoperative prosthesis placement following below-knee amputation.
Ali MM, Loretz L, Shea A, Poorvu E, Robinson WP, Schanzer A, Messina LM, Baril DT.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Nov;27(8):1146-53. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2012.10.031. Epub 2013 Aug 22. PMID: 23972636

The effect of postoperative stroke and myocardial infarction on long-term survival after carotid revascularization.
Simons JP, Goodney PP, Baril DT, Nolan BW, Hevelone ND, Cronenwett JL, Messina LM, Schanzer A; Vascular Study Group of New England.
J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun;57(6):1581-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2012.11.118. Epub 2013 Feb 8. PMID: 23402875