Our reviews




*When titles requiring new author teams are available, they can be viewed within Available titles*

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 11, released November 2018 and new publications by Cochrane Vascular include:

New updates

Graduated compression stockings for prevention of deep vein thrombosis Sachdeva A, Dalton M, Lees T

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

Rutosides for prevention of postthrombotic syndrome Morling JR, Yeoh SE, Kolbach DN

Rutosides for treatment of postthrombotic syndrome Morling JR, Broderick C, Yeoh SE, Kolbach DN

New protocols

Internal iliac artery revascularisation versus internal iliac artery occlusion for endovascular treatment of aorto-iliac aneurysms Sousa LHDG, Baptista-Silva JCC, Vasconcelos V, Flumignan RLG

General versus loco-regional anesthesia for endovascular aortic aneurysm repair Kayssi A, Kucey A, Alam F, Papia G, Kucey DS, Forbes T, Choi S, Dueck AD

Recent reviews

Gene therapy for peripheral arterial disease Rachel Forster, Aaron Liew, Vish Bhattacharya, James Shaw, Gerard Stansby

Stem cell therapy for treatment of thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) Daniel G Cacione, Frederico do Carmo Novaes, Daniel H Moreno

Autologous cells derived from different sources and administered using different regimens for 'no-option' critical lower limb
ischaemia patients Abdul Wahid  SF, Ismail  NA, Wan Jamaludin  WF, Muhamad  NA, Abdul Hamid  MKA, Harunarashid  H, Lai  NM

Antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents for primary prevention of thrombosis in individuals with antiphospholipid antibodies Bala MM, Paszek E, Lesniak W, Wloch-Kopec D, Jasinska K, Undas A

Lumbar sympathectomy versus prostanoids for critical limb ischaemia due to non-reconstructable peripheral arterial disease Sen I, Agarwal S, Tharyan P, Forster R

Recent protocols

Transverse versus longitudinal inguinotomy for femoral artery approach Canteras M, Baptista-Silva JCC, Cacione DG

Combined proximal descending aortic endografting plus distal bare metal stenting versus conventional proximal descending aortic stent graft repair for complicated type B aortic dissections Rong D, Ge Y, Liu J, Liu X, Guo W

Balneotherapy for chronic venous insufficiency de Moraes Silva  MA, Nakano  LCU, Cisneros  LL, Miranda Jr  F

Catheter-directed therapies for the treatment of massive and submassive acute pulmonary embolism Harvey  JJ, Makris  GC, Uberoi  R

Recent updates

Prosthetic rehabilitation for older dysvascular people following a unilateral transfemoral amputation Steven Barr, Tracey E Howe

Heparin versus 0.9% sodium chloride locking for prevention of occlusion in central venous catheters in adults López‐Briz  E, Ruiz Garcia  V, Cabello  JB, Bort‐Martí  S, Carbonell Sanchis  R, Burls  A

Surgery versus thrombolysis for initial management of acute limb ischaemia Darwood  R, Berridge  DC, Kessel  DO, Robertson  I, Forster  R

Controlled hypotension versus normotensive resuscitation strategy for people with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm Moreno DH, Cacione DG, Baptista-Silva JCC

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 (42)
Treatment (40)
Surgical treatments (pre-, peri- or post-operatively) (35)
Surgical techniques (19)
Critical limb ischaemia (68)
Treatment (68)
Surgical treatment (49)
Angioplasty (32)
Chronic venous insufficiency (16)
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) (95)
Treatment (94)
Medical treatments (31)
Surgical treatments (48)
Angioplasty (see 'Critical limb ischaemia' for details) (22)
Bypass surgery (13)
Thromboembolism (178)
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) (67)
Prevention (52)
Medical prophylaxis (37)
Anticoagulants (15)
Thrombophlebitis (24)
Cannulation phlebitis (13)
Prevention (12)
Varicose veins (19)
Treatment (19)
Surgical treatments (18)