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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

 


Role of imaging in visceral vascular emergencies

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:14h | UTC

Role of imaging in visceral vascular emergencies – Insights into Imaging

 


Randomized trial: Preoperative exercise improves vascular caliber and maturation of arteriovenous fistula

19 Jan, 2021 | 01:33h | UTC

Effect of preoperative exercise on vascular caliber and maturation of arteriovenous fistula: the physicalfav trial, a randomized controlled study – Journal of Nephrology

 


Postdischarge virtual visits for low-risk surgeries: A randomized noninferiority clinical trial

17 Jan, 2021 | 21:57h | UTC

Postdischarge Virtual Visits for Low-risk Surgeries: A Randomized Noninferiority Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Surgical Centers Warm Up to Video Chats, Texts for Patient Follow-Up – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


[Abstract Only] A randomized clinical trial of low dose warfarin therapy for improving the longevity of permanent arteriovenous catheters

15 Jan, 2021 | 08:18h | UTC

A randomized clinical trial of low dose warfarin therapy for improving the longevity of permanent arteriovenous catheters – Annals of Vascular Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Systematic review: Prostatic arterial embolization for men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia provides similar short term (up to 12 months) improvement in urologic symptom scores and quality of life, but with an increase in re-treatment rates

15 Jan, 2021 | 08:11h | UTC

Prostatic arterial embolization for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia – Cochrane Library

Summary: Prostatic arterial embolization for treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia – Cochrane Library

 


Another study suggests fluoroquinolone use may increase the risk of development of aortic aneurysms

12 Jan, 2021 | 01:38h | UTC

Association of Fluoroquinolone Use With Short-term Risk of Development of Aortic Aneurysm – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Fluoroquinolones and Aortic Disease—Is It Time to Broaden the Warning? – JAMA (free for a limited period) AND Study links fluoroquinolones to higher risk of aneurysm – CIDRAP AND Analysis Links Fluoroquinolones to Increased Aortic Aneurysm Risk – Physician’s Weekly

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized trial: No difference in long-term outcomes with endovascular revascularization plus supervised exercise vs. supervised exercise only for intermittent claudication

12 Jan, 2021 | 01:15h | UTC

Long-Term Follow-up of a Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Endovascular Revascularization Plus Supervised Exercise with Supervised Exercise only for Intermittent Claudication – Annals of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Randomized trial: In surgical patients at moderate or high risk of venous thromboembolism, pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis alone is as good as the combination of pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis and graduated compression stockings

16 Dec, 2020 | 10:00h | UTC

Compression stockings in addition to low-molecular-weight heparin to prevent venous thromboembolism in surgical inpatients requiring pharmacoprophylaxis: the GAPS non-inferiority RC – Health Technology Assessment

 


Review: Perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis

3 Dec, 2020 | 08:28h | UTC

Perioperative Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Observational study: Neuraxial anesthesia for lower limb revascularization surgery was associated with decreased 30-day mortality and hospital length of stay compared with general anesthesia

26 Nov, 2020 | 08:53h | UTC

Association between neuraxial anaesthesia or general anaesthesia for lower limb revascularisation surgery in adults and clinical outcomes: population based comparative effectiveness study – The BMJ

Commentary: Spinal/epidural anesthesia associated with increased survival in leg artery bypass surgery – The Ottawa Hospital

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – Click for more)

 


JACC Focus Seminar: Advanced management of intermediate- and high-risk pulmonary embolism. Patients who deteriorate despite anticoagulation and those with high-risk PE should be considered for advanced therapies for pulmonary reperfusion, including systemic fibrinolysis, surgical embolectomy, and catheter-based therapies

9 Nov, 2020 | 01:20h | UTC

Advanced Management of Intermediate- and High-Risk Pulmonary Embolism: JACC Focus Seminar – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free for a limited period)

Podcast: Advanced Management of Intermediate- and High-Risk Pulmonary Embolism: JACC Focus Seminar

 


Safe surgery: A cluster randomized trial showed that the implementation of control charts with feedback on indicators to surgical teams was associated with concomitant reductions in major adverse events in patients

9 Nov, 2020 | 01:23h | UTC

Effect of monitoring surgical outcomes using control charts to reduce major adverse events in patients: cluster randomised trial – The BMJ

 


Systematic Review: Little benefit from phlebotonics in patients with venous insufficiency

5 Nov, 2020 | 08:54h | UTC

Phlebotonics for venous insufficiency – Cochrane Library

 


Review: Management of common postoperative complications

4 Nov, 2020 | 09:26h | UTC

Management of Common Postoperative Complications – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Podcast: Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

23 Oct, 2020 | 08:58h | UTC

#238 DVT / PE Triple Distilled – The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

 


Study: Negative D-dimer safely rules out DVT as a stand-alone test

16 Oct, 2020 | 09:26h | UTC

Negative D-dimer safely ruled out DVT as a stand-alone test – Blood Advances

Commentary: Standalone D-dimer test strategy may simplify diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis – American Society of Hematology

 


Systematic review: Not enough evidence to recommend vena caval filters for the prevention of pulmonary embolism

9 Oct, 2020 | 08:52h | UTC

Vena caval filters for the prevention of pulmonary embolism – Cochrane Library

Summary: Vena caval filters for the prevention of pulmonary embolism – Cochrane Library

 


Systematic review: Carotid endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis

6 Oct, 2020 | 00:10h | UTC

Carotid endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis – Cochrane Library

 


ASH 2020 guidelines for the management of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

4 Oct, 2020 | 23:12h | UTC

American Society of Hematology 2020 guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism: treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism – Blood Advancer

 


Link between fluoroquinolones, aorta problems may not be as strong as thought

10 Sep, 2020 | 09:31h | UTC

Link between fluoroquinolones, aorta problems may not be as strong as thought – CIDRAP

Original Studies: Association of Fluoroquinolones With the Risk of Aortic Aneurysm or Aortic Dissection – JAMA Internal Medicine AND Association of Infections and Use of Fluoroquinolones With the Risk of Aortic Aneurysm or Aortic Dissection

 


Guidelines for the management of intravascular catheters in the ICU

9 Sep, 2020 | 09:22h | UTC

Expert consensus-based clinical practice guidelines management of intravascular catheters in the intensive care unit – Annals of Intensive Care

 


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