Randomized clinical trial

Randomized clinical trial of comprehensive geriatric assessment and optimization in vascular surgery.

Authors: J. S. L. Partridge, D. Harari, F. C. Martin, J. L. Peacock, R. Bell, A. Mohammed et al.

Notes: Better outcomes

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Systematic review

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

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Leading article

Aneurysm sealing. BJS 2017; 104: 163-165.

Authors: R. J. Hinchliffe

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Original article

Assessment and validation of a novel angiographic scoring system for peripheral artery disease.

Authors: D. R. Morris, T. P. Singh, J. V. Moxon, A. Smith, F. Stewart, R. E. Jones et al.

Notes: Useful but wider validation necessary

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Systematic review

Systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis of patient‐reported outcome measures for abdominal aortic aneurysm. BJS 2017; 104: 317-327.

Authors: R. Duncan, M. Essat, G. Jones, A. Booth, H. Buckley Woods, E. Poku et al.

Notes: Ready for use

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Review

Negative‐pressure wound therapy for prevention and treatment of surgical‐site infections after vascular surgery. BJS 2017; 104: e75-e84.

Authors: S. Acosta, M. Björck, A. Wanhainen

Notes: Already used widely

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Original article

Circumferential suction‐assisted lipectomy in the treatment of primary and secondary end‐stage lymphoedema of the leg. BJS 2017; 104: 84-89.

Authors: D.‐A. A. Lamprou, H. G. J. Voesten, R. J. Damstra, O. R. M. Wikkeling

Notes: Seems to work

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Original article

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

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Original article

Expansion rate of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms. BJS 2016; 103: 1823-1827.

Authors: B. O. Patterson, J. Sobocinski, A. Karthikesalingam, R. J. Hinchliffe, I. Loftus, M. M. Thompson et al.

Notes: Surveillance intervals proposed

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Systematic review

Meta‐analysis of the use of surgical sealants for suture‐hole bleeding in arterial anastomoses. BJS 2016; 103: 1758-1767.

Authors: A. C. Rogers, L. P. Turley, K. S. Cross, M. P. McMonagle

Notes: Reduce bleeding

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Original article

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

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Original article

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

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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

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Original article

Multicentre observational study of surgical system failures in aortic procedures and their effect on patient outcomes. BJS 2016; 103: 1467-1475.

Authors: R. Lear, C. Riga, A. D. Godfrey, E. Falaschetti, N. J. Cheshire, I. Van Herzeele et al.

Notes: Towards safer surgery

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Original article

Delays in the presentation to stroke services of patients with transient ischaemic attack and minor stroke. BJS 2016; 103: 1462-1466.

Authors: K. Hurst, R. Lee, E. Sideso, M. Giles, A. Handa

Notes: FASTER may be better

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Original article

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

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Original article

Population‐based study of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. BJS 2016; 103: 1634-1639.

Authors: M. T. Laine, S. J. Laukontaus, I. Kantonen, M. Venermo

Notes: Ruptured aneurysms disappearing

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Original article

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

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