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RCT: Central venous access devices (Hickman catheters vs. PICCs vs. PORTs) for the delivery of systemic anticancer therapy – “PORTs are more effective and safer than both Hickman and PICCs”.

21 Jul, 2021 | 10:42h | UTC

Central venous access devices for the delivery of systemic anticancer therapy (CAVA): a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News release: Study highlights more effective and safe way to deliver chemotherapy – University of Glasgow

 


Complications of renal interventions: a pictorial review of CT findings.

21 Jul, 2021 | 10:24h | UTC

Complications of renal interventions: a pictorial review of CT findings – Insights into Imaging

 


Consensus Guidance: Budd-Chiari syndrome.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:07h | UTC

Budd-Chiari syndrome: consensus guidance of the Asian Pacific Association for the study of the liver (APASL) – Hepatology International

 


M-A: Utility of intravenous Alteplase prior to endovascular stroke treatment.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:03h | UTC

Utility of Intravenous Alteplase Prior to Endovascular Stroke Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of RCTs – Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Direct thrombectomy, bridging therapy confer similar functional outcomes in stroke – Healio (free registration required)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


A UK expert consensus approach for managing symptomatic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) stenosis in hemodialysis patients.

14 Jul, 2021 | 10:55h | UTC

A UK Expert Consensus Approach for Managing Symptomatic Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF) Stenosis in Haemodialysis Patients – CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

 


Systematic Review: Cilostazol for intermittent claudication – “Cilostazol has been shown to improve walking distance in people with intermittent claudication. However, participants taking cilostazol had higher odds of experiencing headache”.

1 Jul, 2021 | 09:42h | UTC

Cilostazol for intermittent claudication – Cochrane Library

Summary: Cilostazol for peripheral arterial disease – Cochrane Library

 


AASLD Guideline: Vascular liver disorders, portal vein thrombosis, and procedural bleeding in patients with liver disease.

28 Jun, 2021 | 09:33h | UTC

Vascular Liver Disorders, Portal Vein Thrombosis, and Procedural Bleeding in Patients With Liver Disease: 2020 Practice Guidance by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

 


Editorial | Physiotherapists can reduce overuse by Choosing Wisely.

23 Jun, 2021 | 10:11h | UTC

Physiotherapists can reduce overuse by Choosing Wisely – Journal of Physiotherapy

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 


Systematic review: Endovascular thrombectomy and intra‐arterial interventions for acute ischemic stroke – “In individuals with acute ischemic stroke due to large artery occlusion in the anterior circulation, endovascular thrombectomy can increase the chance of survival with a good functional outcome”.

15 Jun, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

Endovascular thrombectomy and intra‐arterial interventions for acute ischaemic stroke – Cochrane Library

Summary: Endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke – Cochrane Library

 


RCT: Endovascular therapy for stroke due to basilar-artery occlusion – “endovascular therapy and medical therapy did not differ significantly with respect to a favorable functional outcome”.

24 May, 2021 | 08:27h | UTC

Endovascular Therapy for Stroke Due to Basilar-Artery Occlusion – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Systematic review: Use of compression stockings by airline passengers can reduce symptomless deep vein thrombosis and leg edema

11 May, 2021 | 09:04h | UTC

Compression stockings for preventing deep vein thrombosis in airline passengers – Cochrane Library

Summary: Compression stockings for preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in airline passengers – Cochrane Library

 


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline Summary for Limb Salvage or Early Amputation

28 Apr, 2021 | 08:14h | UTC

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline Summary for Limb Salvage or Early Amputation – Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

 


Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Phase of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:28h | UTC

Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Phase of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


Hemodialysis Emergencies: Core Curriculum 2021

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:13h | UTC

Hemodialysis Emergencies: Core Curriculum 2021 – American Journal of Kidney Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AHA Scientific Statement: Management of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion

13 Apr, 2021 | 05:10h | UTC

Management of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Stroke

Commentaries: Stroke affecting the eye requires immediate treatment, can signal future vascular events – American Heart Association AND AHA Issues Statement on Central Retinal Artery Occlusion – HealthDay

 


AHA Policy Statement: Reducing Nontraumatic Lower-Extremity Amputations by 20% by 2030

12 Apr, 2021 | 00:48h | UTC

Reducing Nontraumatic Lower-Extremity Amputations by 20% by 2030: Time to Get to Our Feet: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation

Commentary: AHA issues policy statement on reducing lower-extremity amputations – ACP Diabetes AND AHA Seeks to Drive Down Amputations 20% by 2030 – TCTMD

 


RCT: Among patients with peripheral artery disease, low-intensity exercise was significantly less effective than high-intensity exercise for improving 6-minute walk distance

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:31h | UTC

Effect of Low-Intensity vs High-Intensity Home-Based Walking Exercise on Walk Distance in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease: The LITE Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentary: No pain, no gain in exercise for peripheral artery disease – ‘You’ve got to walk with pain to reap benefits’ – Northwestern University

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guideline: SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:33h | UTC

SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery – Anaesthesia

Related: Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cover Story | Interventional Management in Acute Type B and Type A Aortic Dissection

19 Mar, 2021 | 08:04h | UTC

Cover Story | Interventional Management in Acute Type B and Type A Aortic Dissection – Cardiology Magazine / American College of Cardiology

 


Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk

11 Mar, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk – Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Original study: Timing of surgery following SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: an international prospective cohort study – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Podcast: Peripheral Artery Disease

9 Mar, 2021 | 02:18h | UTC

#260 Peripheral Artery Disease with Dr. Vlad Lakhter – The Curbsiders

 


CT angiography and MRI of hand vascular lesions: technical considerations and spectrum of imaging findings

15 Feb, 2021 | 00:38h | UTC

CT angiography and MRI of hand vascular lesions: technical considerations and spectrum of imaging findings – Insights into Imaging

 


USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population

3 Feb, 2021 | 01:29h | UTC

Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Editorials: Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: Lack of Clinical Benefit, Potential for Harm – JAMA AND Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis in Adult Patients: Unclear Benefit but Downstream Risks – JAMA Internal Medicine AND USPSTF Recommendations for Screening for Carotid Stenosis to Prevent Stroke—The Need for More Data – JAMA Network Open

Author interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Carotid Artery Stenosis

JAMA Patient Page: Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis

 


Thrombolytic strategies versus standard anticoagulation for acute deep vein thrombosis of the lower limb

21 Jan, 2021 | 01:10h | UTC

Thrombolytic strategies versus standard anticoagulation for acute deep vein thrombosis of the lower limb – Cochrane Library

Summary: Thrombolysis for treatment of acute deep vein thrombosis – Cochrane Library

 


Randomized trial: Endovascular treatment alone noninferior to intravenous alteplase plus endovascular treatment on functional independence in patients with acute ischemic stroke

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:35h | UTC

Effect of Endovascular Treatment Alone vs Intravenous Alteplase Plus Endovascular Treatment on Functional Independence in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: The DEVT Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related study: Effect of Mechanical Thrombectomy Without vs With Intravenous Thrombolysis on Functional Outcome Among Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: The SKIP Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Intravenous Thrombolysis Before Endovascular Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Video: Thrombolysis Before Thrombectomy for Stroke

 


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