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 4, released April 2022 and new publications by Cochrane Vascular include:

New review

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

New protocol

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

Recent reviews

Percutaneous thrombectomy or ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis for initial management of acute limb ischaemia Samuel T Araujo, Daniel H Moreno, Daniel G Cacione

Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations Hayley Crane, Gemma Boam, Daniel Carradice, Natalie Vanicek, Maureen Twiddy, George E Smith 

Endovascular versus open surgical repair for complicated chronic Type B aortic dissection Fionnuala Jordan, Brian FitzGibbon, Edel P Kavanagh, Peter McHugh, Dave Veerasingam, Sherif Sultan, Niamh Hynes

Propionyl-L-carnitine for intermittent claudication Victor Kamoen, Robert Vander Stichele, Laurence Campens, Dirk De Bacquer, Luc Van Bortel, Tine LM de Backer

Treatment for telangiectasias and reticular veins Luis CU Nakano, Daniel G Cacione, Jose CC Baptista-Silva, Ronald LG Flumignan 

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

Hybrid repair versus conventional open repair for aortic arch dissection  Edel P Kavanagh, Sherif Sultan, Fionnuala Jordan, Ala Elhelali, Declan Devane, Dave Veerasingam, Niamh Hynes

Recent protocols

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

Preoperative coronary interventions for preventing acute myocardial infarction in the perioperative period of major open vascular or endovascular surgery Francesco E Botelho, Ronald LG Flumignan, Gabriella Yuka Shiomatsu, Guilherme de Castro-Santos, Daniel G Cacione, Jose Oyama Leite, Jose CC Baptista-Silva

Antithrombotics after infra-inguinal bypass grafting Matthew Thomas, Claire Dawkins, Lauren Shelmerdine

Interventions for the primary prevention of venous thromboembolism for hip fracture surgery Tamara Brown, Su Ern Yeoh, Dominic Pang, Ben Gabbott 

Mobile health technologies to improve walking distance in people with intermittent claudication Marah Elfghi, Denise Dunne, Jennifer Jones, Irene Gibson, Gerard Flaherty, John William McEvoy, Sherif Sultan, Fionnuala Jordan, Wael Tawfick 

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

Recent updates

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

Injection sclerotherapy for varicose veins Ricardo de Ávila Oliveira, Rachel Riera, Vladimir Vasconcelos, Jose CC Baptista-Silva

Infusion techniques for peripheral arterial thrombolysis Cathryn Broderick, Jai Patel 

Effect of testing for cancer on cancer- or venous thromboembolism (VTE)-related mortality and morbidity in people with unprovoked VTE Lindsay Robertson, Cathryn Broderick, Su Ern Yeoh, Gerard Stansby 

Surgery for deep venous insufficiency Ravi Raj Goel, Simon C Hardy, Tamara Brown

CHIVA method for the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency  Sergi Bellmunt-Montoya, Jose Maria Escribano, Percy Efrain Pantoja Bustillos, Cristina Tello-Díaz, Maria José Martinez-Zapata

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 (73)
Treatment (73)
Surgical treatment (55)
Angioplasty (34)
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 (215)
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) (83)
Prevention (65)
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)