Publications of Dr Nishath Altaf PhD, FRCS, FRACS

Altaf N, Ariyaratne TV, Peacock A, Deltetto I, El-Hoss J, Thomas S, Taylor C, Mwipatayi BP.
A Budget Impact Model for the use of Drug-Eluting Stents in Patients with Symptomatic Lower-Limb Peripheral Arterial Disease: An Australian Perspective
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. 2021: Online and in press

Groin wound Infection after Vascular Exposure (GIVE) Study Group.
Groin Wound Infection after Vascular Exposure (GIVE) Risk Prediction Models: Development, Internal Validation, and Comparison with Existing Risk Prediction Models Identified in a Systematic Literature Review
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; 2021 Jul 7;S1078-5884

Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (VERN) COVER study collaborative
Global impact of the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic wave on vascular services
British Journal of Surgery. 2020 Oct;107(11):1396-1400

Groin wound Infection after Vascular Exposure (GIVE) Study Group.
Groin wound infection after vascular exposure (GIVE) multicentre cohort study.
International Wound Journal. 2021 Apr;18(2):164-175

Mwipatayi BP, Tan RLW, Faraj J, Daneshmand A, Oshin O, Altaf N, Thomas SD, Tosenovsky PJ, Wong J, Vijayan V, Freeman AJ, Burrows SA.
Multicentre Covariate Adjustment Analysis of Short-Term and 5-Year Outcomes after Endovascular Repair according to Sex
Surgical Research Practice; 2020: 8970759

Trinder M, Mwipatayi BP, Siew T, Lim A, Altaf N.
Novel Management of Peri-Aortitis after Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; 2019 Nov 14;45:34-37

Oshin O, Varcoe R, Wong J, Burrows S, Altaf N, Schlaich M, Weerasooriya R, Gray W, Deloose K, Baumgartner I, Mwipatayi BP.
Multivariable Analysis of Patients with Severe Persistent Postprocedural Hypotension After Carotid Artery Stenting.
Journal of Endovascular Therapy; 2019;26:759-767

Schindler A, Schinner R, Altaf N, Hosseini AA, Simpson RJ, Esposito-Bauer L, Singh N, Kwee RM, Kurosaki Y, Yamagata S, Yoshida K, Miyamoto S, Maggisano R, Moody AR, Poppert H, Kooi ME, Auer DP, Bonati LH, Saam T.
Prediction of Stroke Risk by Detection of Hemorrhage in Carotid Plaques: Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data.
Journal of American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging; 2020: 13: 396-406.

Xu JH, Altaf N, Tosenovsky P, Mwipatayi BP. Management challenges of late presentation Dacron patch infection after carotid endareterctomy.
BMJ Case Reports. 2017: bcr-2017-221541

Hosseini AA, Simpson RJ, Altaf N, Bath PM, MacSweeney ST, Auer DP.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Plaque Hemorrhage for Risk Stratification in Carotid Artery Disease with Moderate Risk Under Current Medical Therapy.
Stroke. 2017; 48(3):678-685.

Mwipatayi BP, Suthers L, Thomas SD, Altaf N.
Covered stents in iliac artery occlusive disease: what is the evidence?
Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery. 2016: 57(3): 336-42.

Mwipatayi BP, Sharma S, Daneshmand A, Thomas SD, Vijayan V, Altaf N, Garbowski M, Jackson M; COBEST co-investigators.
Durability of the balloon expandable covered versus bare metal stents in the COBEST trial for the treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease.
Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2016: 64(1): 83-94

Goode SD, Altaf N, Munshi S, MacSweeney ST, Auer DP.
Impaired Cerebrovascular reactivity predicts recurrent symptoms in patients with carotid artery occlusion: a hypercapnia BOLD fMRI study.
American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2016: 37 (5):904-9

Simpson R, Akwei S, MacSweeney ST, Hosseini A, Auer DP, Altaf N.
Magnetic Resonance detected Carotid Plaque Hemorrhage is stable over 2 years and a marker for stenosis progression.
American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2015: 36 (6):1171-5

Altaf N, Kandiyl N, Hosseini A, MacSweeney ST, Auer DP.
Risk factors associated with cerebrovascular recurrence in symptomatic carotid disease: a comparative study of carotid plaque morphology, microemboli assessment and the European Carotid Surgery Trial (ECST) risk model.
Journal of the American Heart Association. 2014; 3(3):e000173.

Tewari N, Bothamley L, Rodrigues J, Altaf N, Awad S.
The utilization of the MUST nutritional screening tool on vascular surgical wards.
British Medical Journal Quality Improvement Reports. 2013; u201374.w1122

Saunders JH, Abisi S, Yong Y, Altaf N, Whitaker S, Habib S.
Long-term Outcome of Endovascular Repair of Popliteal Artery Aneurysm is as Good as Surgery.
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. 2014; 37 (4): 914-9.

Yong Y, Saunders J, Abisi S, Sprigg N, Varadhan K, MacSweeney ST, Altaf N.
Safety of carotid endarterectomy following thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke: single centre experience and systematic review.
Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2013; 58 (6): 167-171.

Saunders JH, Arya P, Abisi S, Yong Y, MacSweeney ST, Braithwaite BD, Altaf N.
Catheter directed thrombolysis for iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis.
British Journal of Surgery: 2013 Jul;100(8):1025-9.

Altaf N, Abisi S, Yong Y, Saunders J, Braithwaite BD, MacSweeney ST.
Mid- term results of endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms in the young.
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2013; 46 (3): 315-319.

Hosseini AA, Kandiyil N, MacSweeney ST, Altaf N, Auer DP.
Carotid plaque hemorrhage on MRI strongly predicts recurrent ischemia and stroke.
Annals of Neurology. 2013: 73(6): 774-784.

Hosseini A, Simpson R, Altaf N, Auer DP.
Carotid plaque hemorrhage on magnetic resonance imaging and recurrent cerebrovascular events.
Journal of American College of Cardiology 2013; 63 (20):2172-3.

Altaf N, Akwei S, Auer DP, MacSweeney S, Lowe J.
Magnetic Resonance detected carotid plaque haemorrhage is associated with inflammatory features in symptomatic carotid plaques.
Annals of Vascular Surgery: 2013 Jul;27(5):655-61.

Kandiyil N, Altaf N, Hosseini AA, MacSweeney ST, Auer DP.
Lower prevalence of carotid plaque hemorrhage in women and its mediator effect on sex differences in recurrent cerebrovascular events.
PLoS one 2012 Oct;7 (10): e47319

Conroy D, Altaf N, Goode S, MacSweeney ST, Braithwaite BD, Richards T.
Use of Hardmans index in predicting mortality in endovascular repair of ruptured aneurysms.
Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy 2011; Dec; 23(4):274-9.

Akwei S, Altaf N, Tennant W, MacSweeney ST, Braithwaite BD.
Emergency endovascular repair of aortocaval fistula-a single centre experience.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2011; Jul; 45(5):442-6.

Altaf N, Goode S, Morgan PS, Gladman JR, MacSweeney ST, Auer DP.
Carotid plaque hemorrhage is a marker of thromboembolic activity in symptomatic patients.
Radiology 2011: 258:528-545.

Altaf N, Assar A, Abisi S, Braithwaite BD.
Re: Logistic risk model for mortality following elective abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.
British Journal of Surgery 2011; 98(9):1336-7.

Altaf N, Gladman JR, MacSweeney ST, Auer DP.
White matter ischaemia and carotid plaque haemorrhage.
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2010: 39(1): 118.

Goode SD, Altaf N, Auer DP, MacSweeney ST.
Carotid endarterectomy improves cerebrovascular reserve capacity preferentially in patients with preoperative impairment as indicated by asymmetric BOLD response to hypercapnia.
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2009: 38(5): 546-51.

Arshad A, Altaf N, Goode SD, Auer DP, MacSweeney ST.
Leukoaraiosis predicts the need for shunt placement during carotid endarterectomy.
Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy 2009: 27(3): 173-177.

Goode SD, Kuhan G, Altaf N, Simpson R, Beech A, Richards T, MacSweeney ST, Braithwaite BD.
Suitability of Varicose Veins for Endovenous Treatments.
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. 2009; 32(5):988-91.

Richards T, Goode SD, Hinchliffe R, Altaf N, MacSweeney ST, Braithwaite BD.
The importance of anatomical suitability and fitness for the outcome of endovascular repair of emergency abdominal aortic aneurysm.
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2009: 38(3):285-290.

Thurley PD, Altaf N, Dineen R, MacSweeney ST, Auer DP.
Pial vasodilation and moderate hyperaemia following carotid endarterectomy: new MRI diagnostic signs in hyperperfusion/reperfusion syndrome?
Neuroradiology. 2009; 51(6):427-8.

Altaf N, Morgan PS, Moody AR, MacSweeney ST, Gladman JR, Auer DP.
Brain white matter hyperintensities are associated with carotid intraplaque hemorrhage.
Radiology. 2008; 248: 202-209.

Altaf N, Daniels LR, Morgan PS, MacSweeney ST, Auer DP, Moody AR, Gladman JR.
Detection of Intraplaque Hemorrhage by Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Symptomatic Patients with Mild to Moderate Carotid Stenosis Predicts Recurrent Neurological Events.
Journal of Vascular Surgery: 2008; 47: 337 – 342.

Altaf N, Beech A, Goode S, Gladman JR, Moody AR, Auer DP, MacSweeney ST.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging detected intraplaque hemorrhage predicts embolization during carotid endarterectomy.
Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2007. 46 (1); 31-36.

Goode S, Altaf N, Dineen RA, Krishnan S, Auer DP.
Intraplaque haemorrhage mimicking carotid pseudoaneurysm on magnetic resonance angiography.
British Journal of Radiology. 2007: 90 (959): 271-274.

Altaf N, MacSweeney ST, Gladman JR, Auer DP.
Carotid intraplaque hemorrhage predicts recurrent symptoms in patients with high grade carotid stenosis. Stroke. 2007. 38 (5); 1633 – 1635.

Altaf N, Goode S, Richards T.
Regarding: Early carotid endarterectomy in symptomatic patients is associated with poorer perioperative outcomes.
Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2007. 45: 641.

Altaf N, Speake W, Lobo DN.
Pneumatosis intestinalis.
British Journal of Surgery. 2007. 94: 505.

Altaf N, MacSweeney ST, Gladman JR, Auer DP.
Response to Letters by Hsieh and Chen, and by Tang et al.
Stroke. 2007: 38: e160-161.

Daniels L, Moody AR, Altaf N, Gladman JR.
Magnetic Resonance Direct Thrombus Imaging of moderate carotid stenosis.
Stroke. 2006: 37:767-8.

Altaf N, Ahmed J, Doran J.
Laparoscopic assessment of bowel viability after reduction en masse.
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2006: 88: 316-7.

Altaf N, Daniels L, Lowe J, Gladman J, MacSweeney S, Moody A, Auer D.
White matter lesions are associated with the unstable carotid plaque.
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2006. 31:8-13.

Altaf N, Auer D, Gladman J, MacSweeney ST.
Microembolization during carotid endarterectomy and diffusion weighted imaging.
Stroke. 2005. 36: 1110 – 1112

Altaf N, Geary S, Ahmed I.
Giant Colonic Diverticulum.
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2005. 98: 169-170.

Dineen R, Lewis NR, Altaf N.
Small bowel infarction complicating rectus sheath haematoma in an anticoagulated patient.
Medical Science Monitor. 2005. 11 (10):CS57-59

Watson N, Kassner A, Altaf N, Beards SC and Jackson A.
The effect of hyperoxia on Cerebral Blood Flow: a study in healthy volunteers using phase contrast angiography.
European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2000. 17:152-9.