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 8, released August 2020 and new publications by Cochrane Vascular include:

New reviews

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

New update

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

New protocols

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


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

Recent protocols

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

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

Primary prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in people undergoing major amputation of the lower extremity David RB Herlihy, Matthew Thomas, Quoc H Tran, Vikram Puttaswamy

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

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

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)