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 5, released May 2018 and new publications by Cochrane Vascular include:

Recent reviews

Lumbar sympathectomy versus prostanoids for critical limb ischaemia due to non-reconstructable peripheral arterial disease Sen I, Agarwal S, Tharyan P, Forster R

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

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


Recent protocols

Endovascular versus open surgical repair for complicated chronic type B aortic dissection Fitzgibbon B, Jordan F, Hynes N, McGarry JP, Kavanagh EP, McHugh P, Veerasingam D, Sultan S

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

Interventions for implementation of thromboprophylaxis in hospitalized patients at risk for venous thromboembolism Kahn SR, Morrison DR, Diendéré G, Piché A, Filion KB, Klil-Drori AJ, Douketis JD, Emed J, Roussin A, Tagalakis V, Morris M, Geerts W

Supervised exercise therapy versus home-based exercise therapy versus walking advice for intermittent claudication Hageman D, Fokkenrood HJP, Gommans LNM, van den Houten MML, Teijink JAW

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

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


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)