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Our reviews

** From the 31st of March 2023 Cochrane Vascular will no longer active **

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 2, released February 2023 and new/recent publications by Cochrane Vascular include:

New reviews

Drugs to reduce bleeding and transfusion in major open vascular or endovascular surgery: a systematic review and network meta‐analysis Anair Beverly, Giok Ong, Catherine Kimber, Josie Sandercock, Carolyn Dorée, Nicky J Welton, Peter Wicks, Lise J Estcourt

Recent reviews

Intravenous immunoglobulin for the treatment of Kawasaki disease Cathryn Broderick, Shinobu Kobayashi, Maiko Suto, Shuichi Ito, Tohru Kobayashi

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

Interventions for the long-term prevention of hereditary angioedema attacks Nicole Beard, Michael Frese, Elena Smertina, Peter Mere, Constance Katelaris, Kerry Mills

Pharmacological interventions for preventing venous thromboembolism in people undergoing bariatric surgery
Fabio CF Amaral, Jose CC Baptista-Silva, Luis CU Nakano, Ronald LG Flumignan

Endovascular therapy versus medical treatment for spontaneous isolated dissection of the superior mesenteric artery Chenyang Qiu, Ziheng Wu, Yangyan He, Lu Tian, Qianqian Zhu, Tao Shang, Hongkun Zhang, Donglin Li

Catheter-directed therapies for the treatment of high risk (massive) and intermediate risk (submassive) acute pulmonary embolism John J Harvey, Shiwei Huang, Raman Uberoi

Antiplatelet agents for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis Carolina DQ Flumignan, Luis CU Nakano, Jose CC Baptista-Silva, Ronald LG Flumignan

Endovascular versus conventional open surgical repair for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms Sherif Sultan, Jamie Concannon, Dave Veerasingam, Wael Tawfick, Peter McHugh, Fionnuala Jordan, Niamh Hynes

Recent updates

Remote ischaemic preconditioning versus no remote ischaemic preconditioning for vascular and endovascular surgical procedures Fuxiang Liang, Shidong Liu, Guangzu Liu, Hongxu Liu, Qi Wang, Bing Song,Liang Yao

Totally percutaneous versus surgical cut-down femoral artery access for elective bifurcated abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair Qi Wang, Jing Wu, Yanfang Ma, Ying Zhu, Xiaoyang Song, Shitong Xie, Fuxiang Liang, Madelaine Gimzewska, Meixuan Li, Liang Yao

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

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

Local intramuscular transplantation of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells for critical lower limb ischaemia Bobak Moazzami, Zinat Mohammadpour, Zohyra E Zabala, Ermia Farokhi, Aria Roohi, Elena Dolmatova, Kasra Moazzami

Heparin versus 0.9% sodium chloride locking for prevention of occlusion in central venous catheters in adults Eduardo López-Briz, Vicente Ruiz Garcia, Juan B Cabello, Sylvia Bort-Martí, Rafael Carbonell Sanchis

Corticosteroids for the treatment of Kawasaki disease in children Jessica Green, Andrew J Wardle, Robert MR Tulloh

Outpatient versus inpatient treatment for acute pulmonary embolism Hugo HB Yoo, Vania Santos, Nunes-Nogueira, Paulo J Fortes Villas Boas, Cathryn Broderick 

Angioplasty versus stenting for subclavian artery stenosis Wagner Iared, José Eduardo Mourão, Andrea Puchnick, Fernando Soma, David Carlos Shigueoka

Combined intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological prophylaxis for prevention of venous thromboembolism Stavros Kakkos, George Kirkilesis, Joseph A Caprini, George Geroulakos, Andrew Nicolaides, Gerard Stansby, Daniel J Reddy

Recent protocols

Endovascular treatment for thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger’s disease) Francisco Cialdine Frota Carneiro, Beatriz M Almeida, Daniel G Cacione

Vena caval filters for the prevention of pulmonary embolism in people at high risk of, or with established venous thromboembolism Mark Macmillan, John J Harvey, Tim Young

Prevention of infection in aortic or aortoiliac peripheral arterial reconstruction Mateus AB Cristino, Luis CU Nakano, Vladimir Vasconcelos, Rebeca M Correia, Ronald LG Flumignan

Prevention of infection in peripheral arterial reconstruction of the lower limb Rebeca M Correia, Luis CU Nakano, Vladimir Vasconcelos, Ronald LG Flumignan

Tourniquet use for people with peripheral arterial disease undergoing major lower limb amputations Ryan Laloo, Brenig L Gwilym, Alexander D McLain, Dave Bosanquet

Prophylactic anticoagulants for non‐hospitalised people with COVID‐19 Brena C Santos, Ronald LG Flumignan, Vinicius T Civile, Álvaro N Atallah, Luis CU Nakano

Antithrombotics after infra-inguinal peripheral endovascular treatment Matthew Thomas, Raleene Gatmaitan, Erin Saricilar, Kiraati Patel, Maaz A Ghouri, Flora Kovacs, Vikram Puttaswamy

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 (51)
Treatment (48)
Surgical treatments (pre-, peri- or post-operatively) (43)
Surgical techniques (20)
Critical limb ischaemia (76)
Treatment (76)
Surgical treatment (58)
Angioplasty (36)
Chronic venous insufficiency (17)
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) (117)
Treatment (113)
Medical treatments (33)
Surgical treatments (62)
Angioplasty (see 'Critical limb ischaemia' for details) (28)
Bypass surgery (15)
Thromboembolism (216)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) related (103)
Prevention (68)
Medical prophylaxis (45)
Anticoagulants (22)
Physical methods of prophylaxis (21)
Treatment (31)
Medical treatment (28)
Anticoagulants (17)
Not DVT related (19)
Prevention (13)
Pulmonary Embolism (PE) (84)
Prevention (66)
Medical prophylaxis (46)
Anticoagulants (21)
Physical methods of prophylaxis (16)
Treatment (18)
Thrombophlebitis (27)
Cannulation phlebitis (16)
Prevention (15)
Varicose veins (19)
Treatment (19)
Surgical treatments (18)