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Peripheral Vascular

July 11, 2022
There could be some translational value for cardiovascular surgical practice from this prospective cardiovascular health study. The mechanistic link warrants further investigation and interpretation.
July 1, 2022
This is an interesting, well-written account of pooled results of two medium-size RCTs . It would be interesting to see a third arm of optimum medical therapy in follow-up studies ...
March 30, 2022
Interesting case-control study on variations of aortovascular compliance 
August 14, 2021
Interesting multi-center RCT that paves the way for potential paradigm shifts in antithrombotic modulation. The abcence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism warrants further investigation...
June 11, 2021
A useful detailed review (or state-of-the-art article) on revascularisation in extracardiac vascular stenoocclusive atheromatosis.
January 16, 2021
A recent European consensus paper. Relatively easily read, and favouring meta-analyses over randomised trials. The bulk of the manuscript is of interest to all healthcare providers. The chapters 2.8.1 and 3.1.2 are of additional relevance to the ctsnet readership, as they summarise guidance on interventions.
December 20, 2020
A scholarly metanalytic review on training by surgical simulators. The authors submit that low-fidelity is acceptable, balancing affordable basic inanimate models against the higher cost (and ethics) of zootomy and cadaceric dissection.
December 10, 2020
An ad hoc interim analysis pursuant to previous publications raising concerns on Paclitaxel DCS in chronic critical and not-critical lower limb ischaemia. The short manuscript requires careful reading to form an individual opinion beyond the relatively simple arithmetics: slightly more deaths in the intervention group.
September 7, 2020
Patients with aneurysms 7 cm or greater demonstrated a higher probability of survival when treated immediately, compared to delayed repair, for patients under 80 years of age. An interesting attempt to construct a decision tool for aortic aneurysms.
May 15, 2020
A medium-sized RCT from the Imperial College. The research question are of interest for all cardiovascular, thoracic, and general surgeons as well as all healthcare professionals. 

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