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Randomized Trial: Graduated Compression Stockings in Elective Surgical Patients

18 May, 2020 | 01:41h | UTC

Graduated compression stockings as adjuvant to pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis in elective surgical patients (GAPS study): randomised controlled trial – The BMJ

Commentaries: Graduated compression stockings on trial – The BMJ Opinion AND Compression stockings might not be needed to prevent blood clots after surgery – The British Medical Journal

 


Canadian Guideline: Acetylsalicylic Acid for Prevention of Vascular Events

11 May, 2020 | 00:05h | UTC

Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations, seventh edition: acetylsalicylic acid for prevention of vascular events – Canadian Medical Association Journal

 


Systematic Review: Pharmacological treatment for Buerger’s disease

10 May, 2020 | 23:58h | UTC

Pharmacological treatment for Buerger’s disease – Cochrane Library

Summary: Pharmacological treatment (drugs) for Buerger’s disease

 


Case Reports: Acute Limb Ischemia in Two Young Patients with COVID-19

7 May, 2020 | 09:15h | UTC

Acute limb ischaemia in two young, non-atherosclerotic patients with COVID-19 – The Lancet

 


Consensus Document: Restarting Planned Surgery in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 May, 2020 | 22:43h | UTC

Restarting planned surgery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: A strategy document from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Association of Anaesthetists, Intensive Care Society and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Related: New Scoring System to Prioritize Medically Necessary Operations (report and commentary)

 


Preoperative Evaluation Before Noncardiac Surgery

23 Apr, 2020 | 09:17h | UTC

Preoperative Evaluation Before Noncardiac Surgery – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Related Review: Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment (review and guidelines)

 


Review: COVID-19 and Thrombotic or Thromboembolic Disease

20 Apr, 2020 | 00:18h | UTC

COVID-19 and Thrombotic or Thromboembolic Disease: Implications for Prevention, Antithrombotic Therapy, and Follow-up – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Commentary: JACC Paper Outlines Implications, Considerations For Thrombotic Disease Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic – American College of Cardiology

 


New Scoring System to Prioritize Medically Necessary Operations

15 Apr, 2020 | 03:40h | UTC

Medically-Necessary, Time-Sensitive Procedures: A Scoring System to Ethically and Efficiently Manage Resource Scarcity and Provider Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Journal of the American College of Surgeons

News Release: Scoring system empowers surgery departments to prioritize medically necessary operations – American College of Surgeons

 


NICE Guideline: Venous Thromboembolic Diseases

30 Mar, 2020 | 02:27h | UTC

Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


#ACC20 – [Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Rivaroxaban in Peripheral Artery Disease after Revascularization

30 Mar, 2020 | 01:05h | UTC

Rivaroxaban in Peripheral Artery Disease after Revascularization – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: VOYAGER-PAD: Rivaroxaban Associated With Reduced Adverse Limb, CV Events in PAD Patients – American College of Cardiology (free) AND VOYAGER PAD: Rivaroxaban Bests Aspirin Alone for Preventing Limb and CV Events – TCTMD (free)

Just Presented at the 2020 American College of Cardiology Virtual Meeting (free access)

 


KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access

18 Mar, 2020 | 09:56h | UTC

KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access: 2019 Update – American Journal of Kidney Diseases (free)

 


Infographic. Exercise for Intermittent Claudication

1 Mar, 2020 | 19:30h | UTC

Infographic. Exercise for intermittent claudication – British Journal of Sports Medicine (free)

Commentary: Walking may be best treatment for pain from clogged leg arteries – Reuters (free)

 


Review: Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment

26 Feb, 2020 | 07:03h | UTC

Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

Related guidelines: Preoperative evaluation of adult patients before elective, noncardiothoracic surgery – Der Anaesthesist (free) AND 2014 ACC/AHA Guideline on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery (free) AND 2014 ESC/ESA Guidelines on non-cardiac surgery: cardiovascular assessment and management (free) AND Routine preoperative tests for elective surgery – NICE Guideline (free) AND Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Management for Patients Who Undergo Noncardiac Surgery (free) AND 3rd Guideline for Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (free)

 


Clinical Update – Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Looking Beyond the Current Guidelines

23 Feb, 2020 | 22:21h | UTC

Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Looking Beyond the Current Guidelines – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related Guidelines: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017 – JAMA Surgery (free) AND Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection – World Health Organization (free) AND Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free) AND APSIC guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control (free) AND Intraoperative surgical site infection control and prevention: a position paper and future addendum to WSES intra-abdominal infections guidelines – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

 


Systematic Review: Transarterial Strategies for the Treatment of Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma

21 Feb, 2020 | 10:32h | UTC

Transarterial strategies for the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: A systematic review – PLOS One (free)

 


[Abstract Only] Meta-Analysis: Clinical Pre‐test Probability Adjusted vs. Age‐adjusted D‐dimer Interpretation Strategy for DVT Diagnosis

20 Feb, 2020 | 08:36h | UTC

Clinical pre‐test probability adjusted versus age‐adjusted D‐dimer interpretation strategy for DVT diagnosis: A diagnostic individual patient data meta‐analysis – Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Clinical Pre-test Prob vs. Age-adjusted D-dimer for DVT – The Meta Analysis – JournalFeed (free)

Related Studies: Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism with d-Dimer Adjusted to Clinical Probability – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract and commentary) AND Age-Adjusted D-Dimer Cutoff Levels to Rule Out Pulmonary Embolism: The ADJUST-PE Study – JAMA (free)

 


NICE Guideline: Antimicrobial Prescribing for Leg Ulcer Infection

12 Feb, 2020 | 07:35h | UTC

Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

Related: NICE Antimicrobial prescribing guidelines (resource covering many common conditions) AND NICE Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance – managing common infections (free PDF)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Randomized Trial: Among Patients with MRSA Bacteremia, the Addition of an Antistaphylococcal β-lactam to Standard Therapy Does Not Improve Outcomes

12 Feb, 2020 | 07:29h | UTC

Effect of Vancomycin or Daptomycin With vs Without an Antistaphylococcal β-Lactam on Mortality, Bacteremia, Relapse, or Treatment Failure in Patients With MRSA Bacteremia: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Combination Therapy for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: Not Ready for Prime Time (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Trial pours cold water on combo treatment for MRSA bacteremia – CIDRAP (free) AND Trial shows using two drugs not better than one when treating MRSA blood infections – University of Melbourne (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Current Management Strategies for Visceral Artery Aneurysms

26 Jan, 2020 | 22:35h | UTC

Current management strategies for visceral artery aneurysms: an overview – Surgery Today (free)

 


[Abstract Only] Meta-Analysis: Endovascular vs. Open Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

23 Jan, 2020 | 01:55h | UTC

Endovascular vs. Open Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Updated Peri-operative and Long Term Data of Randomised Controlled Trials – European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Position Statement on Endovascular Intervention for Trauma

19 Jan, 2020 | 20:57h | UTC

Society of Interventional Radiology Position Statement on Endovascular Intervention for Trauma – Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (free)

 


ACG Clinical Guideline: Disorders of the Hepatic and Mesenteric Circulation

8 Jan, 2020 | 08:49h | UTC

ACG Clinical Guideline: Disorders of the Hepatic and Mesenteric Circulation – American College of Gastroenterology (free)

 


ASA Practice Guidelines for Central Venous Access 2020

12 Dec, 2019 | 08:31h | UTC

Practice Guidelines for Central Venous Access 2020: An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Central Venous Access – Anesthesiology (free)

 


Randomized Trial: Angiotensin-II Receptor Blockade Reduces the Rate of Aortic Dilatation in Patients with Marfan Syndrome

12 Dec, 2019 | 08:24h | UTC

Irbesartan in Marfan syndrome (AIMS): a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial – The Lancet (free)

Invited Commentary: Angiotensin-II receptor blockade in Marfan syndrome – The Lancet (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


USPSTF Recommendation Statement: Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

11 Dec, 2019 | 08:29h | UTC

Recommendation Statement: Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – US Preventive Services Task Force (free)

Evidence Report: Primary Care Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – JAMA (free)

JAMA Editorials: Updated Guidelines on Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (free) AND Updated US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm—Are We Really Up To Date? (free) AND Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm—A Call to Arms? (free)

Author Interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (free audio)