Our reviews

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 6, released June 2020 and new publications by Cochrane Vascular include:

New updates

Low molecular weight heparin for prevention of central venous catheter-related thrombosis in children Marie-Claude Pelland-Marcotte, Nour Amiri, Maria L Avila, Leonardo R Brandão

Recent reviews

Transverse versus vertical groin incision for femoral artery approach Marcus Canteras, Jose CC Baptista‐Silva, Frederico do Carmo NovaesDaniel G Cacione

Treatment of distal deep vein thrombosis George Kirkilesis, Stavros K Kakkos, Colin Bicknell, Safa Salim, Kyriaki Kakavia

Combined proximal descending aortic endografting plus distal bare metal stenting (PETTICOAT technique) versus conventional proximal descending aortic stent graft repair for complicated type B aortic dissections  Dan Rong, Yangyang Ge, Jie Liu, Xiaoping Liu

Balneotherapy for chronic venous insufficiency Melissa Andreia de Moraes Silva, Luis CU Nakano, Lígia L Cisneros, Fausto Miranda Jr

TNF blockers for the treatment of kawaski disease in children Noyuri Yamaji, Katharina da Silva Lopes, Tetsuo Shoda, Kazue Ishitsuka, Tohru Kobayashi, Erika Ota, Rintaro Mori

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

Recent protocols

Retrograde distal access versus femoral access for below the knee angioplasty Marcos G Toledo Barros, Andre V Fonseca, Jorge E Amorim, Vladimir Vasconcelos

Endovascular versus open surgical endarterectomy for atherosclerotic lesions of the common femoral artery (CFA) Ian Wee, Gerald Tan, Sheryl Ng, Edwin SY Chan, Jun Jie Ng, Miny Samuel, Andrew MTL Choong

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for peripheral arterial disease Weijing Fan, Baozhong Yang, Ning Liang, Shibing Liang

Percutaneous thrombectomy for initial management of acute limb ischaemia Samuel T Araujo, Daniel H Moreno, Daniel G Cacione

Surgical and medical interventions for abdominal aortic graft infections Osamah S Niaz, Ahsan Rao, Ahmed Abidia, Rebecca Parrott, Jonathan Refson, Pranav Somaiya

Ultrasound guidance versus landmark method for peripheral venous cannulation in adults Masafumi Tada, Takashi Matsumoto, Chikashi Takeda, Naoki Yamada, Toshi A Furukawa, Norio Watanabe

Treatment of distal deep vein thrombosis George Kirkilesis, Stavros K Kakkos, Colin Bicknell, Safa Salim, Kyriaki Kakavia

The role of sealants for achieving anastomotic hemostasis in vascular surgery Ahmed Kayssi, Andrew Kucey, Sam C Tyagi, Giuseppe Papia, Daryl S Kucey, Ramon L Varcoe, Thomas Forbes, Richard Neville, Andrew D Dueck

Presurgery conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease Joanne Palmer, Sean Pymer, George E Smith, Amy Elizabeth Harwood, Lee Ingle, Chao Huang, Ian C Chetter

Recent updates

Interventions for preventing venous thromboembolism in adults undergoing knee arthroscopy Carla Perrotta Jorge Chahla Gustavo Badariotti Jorge Ramos

Chelation therapy for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease Maria Vanessa Villarruz-Sulit, Rachel Forster, Antonio L Dans, Flordeliza N Tan, Dennis V Sulit

Pharmacological treatment for Buerger's disease Daniel G Cacione Cristiane R Macedo Frederico do Carmo Novaes Jose CC Baptista-Silva

Normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride) versus heparin intermittent flushing for the prevention of occlusion in long-term central venous catheters in infants and children Natalie K Bradford, Rachel M Edwards, Raymond J Chan

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 (49)
Treatment (46)
Surgical treatments (pre-, peri- or post-operatively) (41)
Surgical techniques (19)
Critical limb ischaemia (72)
Treatment (72)
Surgical treatment (54)
Angioplasty (33)
Chronic venous insufficiency (17)
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) (102)
Treatment (101)
Medical treatments (31)
Surgical treatments (52)
Angioplasty (see 'Critical limb ischaemia' for details) (24)
Bypass surgery (13)
Thromboembolism (202)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) related (97)
Prevention (63)
Medical prophylaxis (41)
Anticoagulants (19)
Physical methods of prophylaxis (20)
Treatment (31)
Medical treatment (28)
Anticoagulants (17)
Not DVT related (18)
Pulmonary Embolism (PE) (77)
Prevention (59)
Medical prophylaxis (42)
Anticoagulants (18)
Physical methods of prophylaxis (15)
Treatment (18)
Thrombophlebitis (27)
Cannulation phlebitis (16)
Prevention (15)
Varicose veins (19)
Treatment (19)
Surgical treatments (18)