Meta‐analysis of individual‐patient data from EVAR‐1, DREAM, OVER and ACE trials comparing outcomes of endovascular or open repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm over 5 years. BJS 2017; 104: 166-178.
Authors: J. T. Powell, M. J. Sweeting, P. Ulug, J. D. Blankensteijn, F. A. Lederle, J.‐P. Becquemin et al.
Notes: Survival comparable
Long‐term outcomes of a randomized clinical trial of supervised exercise, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or combined treatment for patients with intermittent claudication due to femoropopliteal disease. BJS 2017; 104: 76-83.
Authors: F. A. K. Mazari, J. A. Khan, N. Samuel, G. Smith, D. Carradice, P. C. McCollum et al.
Notes: Informs treatment of claudication
Cardiovascular risk prevention and all‐cause mortality in primary care patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. BJS 2016; 103: 1626-1633.
Authors: S. S. Bahia, A. Vidal‐Diez, S. R. K. Seshasai, I. Shpitser, J. R. Brownrigg, B. O. Patterson et al.
Notes: Statins and aspirin save lives
Comparison of angioplasty and bypass surgery for critical limb ischaemia in patients with infrapopliteal peripheral artery disease. BJS 2016; 103: 1815-1822.
Authors: S. D. Patel, L. Biasi, I. Paraskevopoulos, J. Silickas, T. Lea, A. Diamantopoulos et al.
Notes: Randomized trials needed
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial comparing surgery, endovenous laser ablation and ultrasound‐guided foam sclerotherapy for the treatment of great saphenous varicose veins. BJS 2016; 103: 1438-1444.
Authors: M. Venermo, J. Saarinen, E. Eskelinen, S. Vähäaho, E. Saarinen, M. Railo et al.
Notes: Foam less effective
Cost‐effectiveness of supervised exercise therapy compared with endovascular revascularization for intermittent claudication. BJS 2016; 103: 1616-1625.
Authors: M. M. L. van den Houten, G. J. Lauret, F. Fakhry, H. J. P. Fokkenrood, A. D. I. van Asselt, M. G. M. Hunink et al.
Notes: Supervised exercise more cost‐effective
Five‐year outcomes following a randomized trial of femorofemoral and femoropopliteal bypass grafting with heparin‐bonded or standard polytetrafluoroethylene grafts. BJS 2016; 103: 1300-1305.
Authors: J. S. Lindholt, K. Houlind, B. Gottschalksen, C. N. Pedersen, H. Ravn, B. Viddal et al.
Notes: No difference