Behrendt CA, Sedrakyan A, Rieß HC, Heidemann F, Kölbel T, Debus ES. Short-term and long-term results of endovascular and open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms in Germany. J Vasc Surg. 2017;66(6):1704-1711.e3
Stoberock K, Riess HC, Debus ES, Schwaneberg T, Kölbel T, Behrendt CA. Gender differences in abdominal aortic aneurysms in Germany using health insurance claims data. VASA. 2018;47(1):36-42.
Behrendt CA, Rieß HC, Schwaneberg T, Heidemann F, Tsilimparis N, Larena-Avellaneda A, Diener H, Kölbel T, Debus ES. Complex endovascular treatment of intact aortic aneurysms - An analysis of health insurance claims data. Gefässchirurgie. 2018;23(Suppl 1):32-38.
Behrendt CA, Sedrakyan A, Schwaneberg T, Kölbel T, Spanos K, Rieß HC, Debus ES. Impact of weekend treatment on short-term and long-term survival following urgent repair of ruptured aortic aneurysms in Germany. J Vasc Surg. 2018;In Press.
Behrendt CA, Rieß HC, Schwaneberg T, Larena-Avellaneda A, Kölbel T, Tsilimparis N, Spanos K, Debus ES, Sedrakyan A. Incidence, predictors and outcomes of colonic ischaemia in abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018;In Press.
Rieß HC, Debus ES, Schwaneberg T, Sedrakyan A, Kölbel T, Tsilimparis N, Larena-Avellaneda A, Behrendt CA. Gender disparities in fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic repair. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;In Press.
Transatlantic Claims Study
GermanVasc is collaborating with the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at the Weill Cornell College in New York City, USA. Under the project lead of C.-A. Behrendt, health insurance claims data is analysed to conduct comparative outcomes research in cardiovascular medicine.
GermanVasc is founding member of the International Consortium of Vascular Registries (ICVR). The ICVR was launched in 2014 with the goal to establish a collaborative platform across registries to share data to improve the quality of vascular health care. Manuscripts regarding abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and carotid artery stenosis were published by this collaboration recently. GermanVasc was coordinating an international modified Delphi-study to find a consensual agreement on minimal recommendations for PAD-registries.
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Vascunet is a collaboration of vascular registries from Europe and Australasia, administered and partly funded by the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS). It was founded in 1997 and several reports and eight original articles have been published so far. GermanVasc was recently coordinating an international comparison of amputation incidences for peripheral arterial disease and diabetes.
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In 2017, the IDOMENEO Consortium was established and funded (3,57 million Euros) by the German Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)
to implement a data privacy compliant and data safety registry plattform for peripheral vascular diseases in Germany. Central aspects of this multimethodological and multistage study is the utilization of health-insurance claims and primary registry data to perform quality improvement and vascular research.
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The Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet) is a global effort bringing together all parts of the medical device ecosystem to build a national medical device evaluation system. As a Public Private partnership, MDEpiNet is working to improve and integrate real-world data infrastructure, develop appropriate methodologies, and conduct studies to improve patient-centered outcomes for medical devices around the world. GermanVasc is founding member of this collaboration.
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GermanVasc is well-experienced in health-services research and quality improvement using real-world-data. GermanVasc is aiming to implement an independent scientific infrastructure in Germany to improve the utilization of primary registry data (GermanVasc-Platform) and health insurance claims data in the field of vascular diseases.
Real-World-Data | Big Data | Routine Data | Claims Data |
Registry Data | Mass Data | Administrative Data | Data Privacy |