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 5, released May 2019 and new publications by Cochrane Vascular include:

New updates

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)

New protocols

Venous arterialization for the salvage of critically ischemic lower limbs Yeong XL, Chan ESY, Samuel M, Choong AMTL

Recent reviews

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

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

Recent protocols

Transverse versus longitudinal inguinotomy for femoral artery approach Marcus Canteras, Jose CC Baptista‐Silva, Daniel G Cacione

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

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

Recent updates

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

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

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

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 (69)
Treatment (69)
Surgical treatment (50)
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)

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