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 11, released November 2019 and new publications by Cochrane Vascular include:

New protocols

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

Recent reviews

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

Angioplasty versus stenting for infrapopliteal arterial lesions in chronic limb‐threatening ischaemia Charlie C‐T Hsu, Gigi NC Kwan, Dalveer Singh, John A Rophael, Chris Anthony, Mieke L van Driel

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

Recent protocols

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

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

Interventions for the treatment of acute hereditary angioedema attacks Nicole Beard, Michael Frese, Peter Mere, Constance Katelaris, Kerry Mills

Peripherally inserted central catheter design and material for reducing catheter failure Schults  JA, Kleidon  T, Petsky  HL, Stone  R, Schoutrop  J, Ullman  AJ

Recent updates

Compression therapy for treating post-thrombotic syndrome Sara Azirar, Diebrecht Appelen, Martin H Prins, Martino HAM Neumann, Adriaan NP de Feiter, Dinanda N Kolbach

Outpatient versus inpatient treatment for acute pulmonary embolism Yoo HHB, Nunes-Nogueira VS, Fortes Villas Boas PJ, Broderick C

Thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR) versus open surgery for blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injury Pang D, Hildebrand D, Bachoo P (stable)

Clinically‐indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters Joan Webster, Sonya Osborne, Claire M Rickard, Nicole Marsh

Thrombolytic therapy for pulmonary embolism Qiukui Hao, Bi Rong Dong, Jirong Yue, Taixiang Wu, Guan J Liu

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 (47)
Treatment (44)
Surgical treatments (pre-, peri- or post-operatively) (39)
Surgical techniques (19)
Critical limb ischaemia (68)
Treatment (68)
Surgical treatment (50)
Angioplasty (32)
Chronic venous insufficiency (17)
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) (97)
Treatment (96)
Medical treatments (31)
Surgical treatments (48)
Angioplasty (see 'Critical limb ischaemia' for details) (22)
Bypass surgery (13)
Thromboembolism (187)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) related (91)
Prevention (58)
Medical prophylaxis (37)
Anticoagulants (18)
Physical methods of prophylaxis (20)
Treatment (30)
Medical treatment (27)
Anticoagulants (16)
Not DVT related (16)
Pulmonary Embolism (PE) (70)
Prevention (54)
Medical prophylaxis (38)
Anticoagulants (16)
Physical methods of prophylaxis (14)
Treatment (16)
Thrombophlebitis (27)
Cannulation phlebitis (16)
Prevention (15)
Varicose veins (19)
Treatment (19)
Surgical treatments (18)

New and Updated (in the latest issue of the CLib):