Our reviews




*Titles currently requiring new author teams 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 2017 and new publications by Cochrane Vascular include:

New reviews

Laparoscopic surgery for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair Robertson L, Nandhra S

New updates

Endovascular treatment for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm Badger S, Forster R, Blair PH, Ellis P, Kee F, Harkin DW

Recent reviews

Physical exercise for the treatment of non‐ulcerated chronic venous insufficiency Diego N Araujo, Cibele TD Ribeiro, Alvaro CC Maciel, Selma S Bruno, Guilherme AF Fregonezi, Fernando AL Dias

Lumbar sympathectomy techniques for critical lower limb ischaemia due to non‐reconstructable peripheral arterial disease Veena KL Karanth, Tulasi Kota Karanth, Laxminarayan Karanth

Imaging for the exclusion of pulmonary embolism in pregnancy Thijs E van Mens, Luuk JJ Scheres, Paulien G de Jong, Mariska MG Leeflang, Mathilde Nijkeuter, Saskia Middeldorp

Corticosteroids for the treatment of Kawasaki disease in children Andrew J Wardle, Georgia M Connolly, Matthew J Seager, Robert MR Tulloh

Endovenous ablation therapy (laser or radiofrequency) or foam sclerotherapy versus conventional surgical repair for short saphenous varicose veins Paravastu SCV, Horne M, Dodd PDF

Pharmacomechanical thrombectomy for iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis Robertson L, McBride O, Burdess A

Recent updates

Bypass surgery for chronic lower limb ischaemia Antoniou GA, Georgiadis GS, Antoniou SA, Makar RR, Smout JD, Torella F

Unfractionated heparin versus low molecular weight heparins for avoiding heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in postoperative patients Junqueira DR, Zorzela LM, Perini E

Totally percutaneous versus surgical cut-down femoral artery access for elective bifurcated abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair Gimzewska M, Jackson AIR, Yeoh SE, Clarke M

Fixed dose subcutaneous low molecular weight heparins versus adjusted dose unfractionated heparin for the initial treatment of venous thromboembolism Robertson L, Jones LE

Subcutaneous unfractionated heparin for the initial treatment of venous thromboembolism Robertson L, Strachan J

Primary prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in ambulatory cancer patients receiving chemotherapy Marcello Di Nisio, Ettore Porreca, Matteo Candeloro, Michele De Tursi, Ilaria Russi, Anne WS Rutjes

Pharmacological treatment of vascular risk factors for reducing mortality and cardiovascular events in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm Lindsay Robertson, Edmond Atallah, Gerard Stansby

Recent protocols

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

Antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents for primary prevention of thrombosis in individuals with antiphospholipid antibodies Bala MM, Paszek EM, Wloch-Kopec D, Lesniak W, Undas A

Drug‐eluting balloon angioplasty versus uncoated balloon angioplasty for the treatment of in‐stent restenosis of the femoropopliteal arteries Ahmed Kayssi, Wissam Al‐Jundi, Giuseppe Papia, Daryl S Kucey, Thomas Forbes, Dheeraj K Rajan, Richard Neville, Andrew D Dueck

Antiplatelet agents for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis Flumignan CDQ, Flumignan RLG, Baptista-Silva JCC

D-Dimer tests for the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis in symptomatic hospital outpatients with a clinical prediction rule Chappell FM, Andras A, Welch K, Di Nisio M, Robertson L, Stewart M, Crawford F

Laparoscopic surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm Robertson L, Nandhra S

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 (37)
Treatment (35)
Surgical treatments (pre-, peri- or post-operatively) (30)
Critical limb ischaemia (66)
Treatment (66)
Surgical treatment (49)
Angioplasty (33)
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) (97)
Treatment (96)
Medical treatments (31)
Surgical treatments (49)
Angioplasty (see 'Critical limb ischaemia' for details) (23)
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 (17)
Treatment (17)
Surgical treatments (16)