Our reviews




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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 9, released September 2017 and new publications by Cochrane Vascular include:

New update

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

New protocol

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

Recent reviews

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

Ultrasonography for endoleak detection after endoluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (DTA) Abraha I, Luchetta ML, De Florio R, Cozzolino F, Casazza G, Duca P, Parente B, Orso M, Germani A, Eusebi P, Montedori A

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

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

Recent updates

Effect of testing for cancer on cancer- and venous thromboembolism (VTE)-related mortality and morbidity in people with unprovoked VTE Robertson L, Yeoh SE, Stansby G, Agarwal R

Vitamin K antagonists versus low-molecular-weight heparin for the long term treatment of symptomatic venous thromboembolism Andras A, Sala Tenna A, Stewart M.

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

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

Recent protocols

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

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

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 (67)
Treatment (67)
Medical treatments (15)
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 (19)
Treatment (19)
Surgical treatments (18)