Our reviews




*When titles requiring new author teams are available, they can be viewed within Available titles*

Our reviews and protocols are published  within the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) in the Cochrane Library

All published titles, protocols and reviews can be accessed using the topic  headings on the side menu.

The most  recent issue of the CDSR is Issue 3, released March 2018 and new publications by Cochrane Vascular include:

New review

Endovascular revascularisation versus conservative management for intermittent claudication Fakhry F, Fokkenrood HJP, Spronk S, Teijink JAW, Rouwet EV, Hunink MGM

New updates

Graft type for femoro-popliteal bypass surgery Ambler GK, Twine CP

Treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis of the leg Di Nisio M, Wichers IM, Middeldorp S

Recent reviews

Secondary prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism after initial oral anticoagulation therapy in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism Robertson L, Yeoh SE, Ramli A

Thrombolysis for acute upper extremity deep vein thrombosis Feinberg J, Nielsen EE, Jakobsen JC

Pentasaccharides for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis Brandao GMS, Junqueira DR, Rollo HA, Sobreira ML

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for the prevention of venous thromboembolism Hajibandeh S, Hajibandeh S, Antoniou GA, Scurr JRH, Torella F

Low molecular weight heparin for prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients with lower-limb immobilization Zee AAG, van Lieshout K, van der Heide M, Janssen L, Janzing HMJ

Growth factors for angiogenesis in peripheral arterial disease Gorenoi V, Brehm MU, Koch A, Hagen A

Recent protocols

Hybrid repair versus conventional open repair for aortic arch dissection Kavanagh EP, Jordan F, Hynes N, Elhelali A, Devane D, Veerasingam D, Sultan S

Endovascular versus conventional open surgical repair for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms Concannon J, Hynes N, Veerasingam D, Kavanagh EP, McGarry JP, Sultan S, McHugh P, Jordan F

Hybrid repair versus conventional open repair for thoracic aortic arch aneurysms Elhelali A, Hynes N, Devane D, Sultan S, Kavanagh EP, Morris L, Veerasingam D, Jordan F

Recent updates

Prostanoids for critical limb ischaemia Vietto V, Franco JVA, Saenz V, Cytryn D, Chas J, Ciapponi A

Exercise for intermittent claudication Lane R, Harwood A, Watson L, Leng GC

Home versus in-patient treatment for deep vein thrombosis Othieno R, Okpo E, Forster R

Slow versus fast subcutaneous heparin injections for prevention of bruising and site pain intensity Mohammady M, Janani L, Akbari Sari A

Compression therapy for prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome Appelen D, van Loo E, Prins MH, Neumann MHAM, Kolbach DN

Recent protocols

Stem cell therapy for treatment of thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) Cacione DG, Moreno DH

Treatment for telangiectasias and reticular veins Nakano LCU, Cacione DG, Baptista-Silva JCC, Flumignan RLG

Endoluminal stents for iliac and infrainguinal arterial disease Walker A, Paraskevas KI, Stansby G, Wong PF

Angioplasty and stenting for peripheral arterial disease of the lower limbs: an overview of Cochrane Reviews Robertson L, Paraskevas KI, Stewart M

An ongoing list of all our titles, protocols and reviews are detailed under our major topics of Venous Thromboembolism, Abdominal and thoracic aortic disease and PAD of lower limbs-Intermittent claudication-Chronic limb ischaemia and can be accessed by following the links in the left menu. 

Alternatively you can search below by subtopic or stage.  Full articles (where available) can be accessed by selecting the title or via the Cochrane Library.

The editorial process and methods used in review preparation are described in detail within resources

Our Reviews

Full list:

By subtopic:

Aortic aneurysm, abdominal and peripheral aneurysm (38)
Treatment (36)
Surgical treatments (pre-, peri- or post-operatively) (31)
Critical limb ischaemia (66)
Treatment (66)
Surgical treatment (48)
Angioplasty (32)
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) (95)
Treatment (94)
Medical treatments (31)
Surgical treatments (48)
Angioplasty (see 'Critical limb ischaemia' for details) (22)
Bypass surgery (13)
Thromboembolism (176)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) related (86)
Prevention (56)
Medical prophylaxis (36)
Anticoagulants (17)
Physical methods of prophylaxis (19)
Treatment (27)
Medical treatment (25)
Not DVT related (15)
Pulmonary Embolism (PE) (65)
Prevention (52)
Medical prophylaxis (37)
Anticoagulants (15)
Thrombophlebitis (24)
Cannulation phlebitis (13)
Prevention (12)
Varicose veins (19)
Treatment (19)
Surgical treatments (18)