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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

 


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

 


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