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Systematic Review: Ultrasound guidance for arterial (other than femoral) catheterization in adults may improve first attempt and overall success rates compared to palpation.

14 Oct, 2021 | 09:41h | UTC

Ultrasound guidance for arterial (other than femoral) catheterisation in adults – Cochrane Library

 


RCT: In patients with acute ischemic stroke and large vessel occlusion, thrombectomy with combined contact aspiration and stent retriever was not better than stent retriever alone.

12 Oct, 2021 | 00:04h | UTC

Effect of Thrombectomy With Combined Contact Aspiration and Stent Retriever vs Stent Retriever Alone on Revascularization in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke and Large Vessel Occlusion: The ASTER2 Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries:

Little Benefit From Adding Aspiration to Thrombectomy for Stroke – Medscape (free registration required)

Combo Thrombectomy Approach No Better for Large Vessel Strokes – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Doctor’s new first aid technique can stem blood loss after shark attack.

1 Oct, 2021 | 10:03h | UTC

Doctor’s ‘brilliant’ new first aid technique can stem blood loss after shark attack – The Guardian

 


#ESCCongress – RCT: Among asymptomatic patients with severe carotid stenosis, carotid surgery and stenting carry similar risks, and the long-term risk of stroke was comparable. There was no medically treated arm in this study.

29 Aug, 2021 | 18:06h | UTC

Second asymptomatic carotid surgery trial (ACST-2): a randomised comparison of carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Pre-post study: The implementation of a pathway and care bundle for the management of acute occlusive arterial mesenteric ischemia reduced mortality.

6 Aug, 2021 | 08:55h | UTC

The implementation of a pathway and care bundle for the management of acute occlusive arterial mesenteric ischemia reduced mortality – Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AHA Scientific Statement: Lower extremity peripheral artery disease: contemporary epidemiology, management gaps, and future directions.

2 Aug, 2021 | 00:17h | UTC

Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease: Contemporary Epidemiology, Management Gaps, and Future Directions: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation

Top Things to Know: Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease: Contemporary Epidemiology, Management Gaps, and Future Directions – American Heart Association

Commentary: The Need for Improved Identification and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease – American Heart Association

 


Assessment and management of peripheral arterial disease: what every cardiologist should know.

2 Aug, 2021 | 00:15h | UTC

Assessment and management of peripheral arterial disease: what every cardiologist should know – Heart

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ESC Consensus Document: Antithrombotic therapies in aortic and peripheral arterial diseases in 2021.

28 Jul, 2021 | 09:56h | UTC

Antithrombotic therapies in aortic and peripheral arterial diseases in 2021: a consensus document from the ESC working group on aorta and peripheral vascular diseases, the ESC working group on thrombosis, and the ESC working group on cardiovascular pharmacotherapy – European Heart Journal

Key Points to remember: ESC Consensus on Antithrombotic Therapies in Aortic and Peripheral Artery Diseases – American College of Cardiology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review: Compression bandages or stockings vs. no compression for treating venous leg ulcers.

27 Jul, 2021 | 03:31h | UTC

Compression bandages or stockings versus no compression for treating venous leg ulcers – Cochrane Library

Summary: Compression bandages or stockings versus no compression for treating venous leg ulcers – Cochrane Library

 


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

 


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