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 12, released December 2020 and new publications by Cochrane Vascular include:

New updates

Primary prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in ambulatory cancer patients receiving chemotherapy Anne WS Rutjes, Ettore Porreca, Matteo Candeloro, Emanuele Valeriani, Marcello Di Nisio

Angioplasty versus stenting for iliac artery lesions Hidde Jongsma, Joost Bekken, Ninos Ayez, Cornelis J Hoogewerf, Vincent Van Weel, Bram Fioole  

Recent reviews

Presurgery exercise-based 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

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

Internal iliac artery revascularisation versus internal iliac artery occlusion for endovascular treatment of aorto-iliac aneurysms  Luiz Henrique DG Sousa, Jose CC Baptista-Silva, Vladimir Vasconcelos, Ronald LG Flumignan, Luis CU Nakano

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

Recent protocols

Diagnostic tests for pregnancy-related deep vein thrombosis  Ingrid M Bistervels, Luuk JJ Scheres, René Spijker, Saskia Middeldorp, Thijs E Mens

Toe-brachial index and toe systolic blood pressure for the diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease  Peta E Tehan, Joseph L Mills, Mathew Sebastian, Christopher Oldmeadow, Vivienne Chuter

Interventions for motor rehabilitation in patients with below-knee amputation due to peripheral arterial disease or diabetes Luciane B. Aledi, Carolina DQ Flumignan, Henrique J Guedes Neto, Virginia FM Trevisani, Fausto Miranda Jr

Endoluminal interventions versus surgical interventions for stenosis in vein grafts following infrainguinal bypass Francesco E Botelho, Daniel G Cacione, Jose Oyama Leite, Jose CC Baptista-Silva

Prehabilitation exercise therapy before abdominal aortic aneurysm repair  Candida Fenton, Ukachukwu Okoroafor Abaraogu, Audrey R Tan, James E McCaslin

Drugs to reduce bleeding and transfusion in major open vascular or endovascular surgery: a systematic review and network meta-analysis Anair Beverly, Giok Ong, Carolyn Doree, Nicky J Welton, Lise J Estcourt

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

Recent updates

Phlebotonics for venous insufficiency  Maria José Martinez-Zapata, Robin WM Vernooij, Daniel Simancas-Racines, Sonia Maria Uriona Tuma, Airton T Stein, Rosa Maria M Moreno Carriles, Emilio Vargas, Xavier Bonfill Cosp

Pentoxifylline for intermittent claudication Cathryn Broderick, Rachel Forster, Mohammed Abdel-Hadi, Kareem Salhiyyah

Vena caval filters for the prevention of pulmonary embolism Tim Young, Krishna Bajee Sriram

Atherectomy for peripheral arterial disease Bethany G Wardle, Graeme K Ambler, Rami W Radwan, Robert J Hinchliffe, Christopher P Twine

Modes of exercise training for intermittent claudication Sandra CP Jansen, Ukachukwu Okoroafor Abaraogu, Gert Jan Lauret, Farzin Fakhry, Hugo JP Fokkenrood, Joep AW Teijink

Surgery for small asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms Pinar Ulug, Janet T Powell, Melissa Ashley-Marie Martinez, David J Ballard, Giovanni Filardo

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 (204)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) related (98)
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) (78)
Prevention (60)
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)