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Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations (2021)
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Crane, H., Boam, G., Carradice, D., Vanicek, N., Twiddy, M., & Smith, G. E. (2021). Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2021(12), CD013839. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013839.pub2

BACKGROUND: Diabetes and vascular disease are the leading causes of lower limb amputation. Currently, 463 million adults are living with diabetes, and 202 million with peripheral vascular disease, worldwide. When a lower limb amputation is considered... Read More about Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations.

A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers (2021)
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Hitchman, L., Totty, J., Cai, P., Smith, G., Carradice, D., & Chetter, I. (2021). A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Journal of Wound Care, 108(supp.6), Article znab259.1127. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znab259.1127

Aims: The purpose of this mixed methods feasibility study was to assess the feasibility of delivering ESWT to patients with DFUs. It also aimed to explore any potential clinical effect of ESWT on wound healing and investigate whether ESWT may offer... Read More about A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers.

Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations (Protocol) (2021)
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Crane, H., Boam, G., Carradice, D., Vanicek, N., Twiddy, M., & Smith, G. E. (2021). Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2021(1), https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013839

Objectives: This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:. To assess the effects of through-knee amputation compared to above-knee amputation on clinical and rehabilitation outcomes and complication rates in... Read More about Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations (Protocol).

Long-term Clinical and Cost-effectiveness of Early Endovenous Ablation in Venous Ulceration: A Randomized Clinical Trial (2020)
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Gohel, M. S., Mora, MSc, J., Szigeti, M., Epstein, D. M., Heatley, F., Bradbury, A., …Davies, A. H. (in press). Long-term Clinical and Cost-effectiveness of Early Endovenous Ablation in Venous Ulceration: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surgery, https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3845

Importance One-year outcomes from the Early Venous Reflux Ablation (EVRA) randomized trial showed accelerated venous leg ulcer healing and greater ulcer-free time for participants who are treated with early endovenous ablation of lower extremity sup... Read More about Long-term Clinical and Cost-effectiveness of Early Endovenous Ablation in Venous Ulceration: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

A randomised clinical trial of ultrasound guided cannulation of difficult fistulae for dialysis access (2020)
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Latham, R., Smith, G., Chetter, I., Carradice, D., Cai, P., Eves, J., …Lathan, R. (in press). A randomised clinical trial of ultrasound guided cannulation of difficult fistulae for dialysis access. The journal of vascular access, https://doi.org/10.1177/1129729820954725

Background: Arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) are preferred for dialysis access but require accurate cannulation for effective dialysis. Evidence supports improvements in cannulation and complication rates using ultrasound guidance (USG) in cannulating ot... Read More about A randomised clinical trial of ultrasound guided cannulation of difficult fistulae for dialysis access.

A pilot feasibility randomised clinical trial comparing dialkylcarbamoylchloride-coated dressings versus standard care for the primary prevention of surgical site infection (2019)
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Totty, J. P., Hitchman, L. H., Cai, P. L., Wallace, T., Harwood, A. E., Carradice, D., …Chetter, I. C. (2019). A pilot feasibility randomised clinical trial comparing dialkylcarbamoylchloride-coated dressings versus standard care for the primary prevention of surgical site infection. International wound journal, 16(4), 883-890. https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13113

A surgical site infection (SSI) may occur in up to 30% of procedures and results in significant morbidity and mortality. We aimed to assess the feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial (RCT) examining the use of dialkylcarbamoylchlorid... Read More about A pilot feasibility randomised clinical trial comparing dialkylcarbamoylchloride-coated dressings versus standard care for the primary prevention of surgical site infection.

Cardiovascular and musculoskeletal response to supervised exercise in patients with intermittent claudication (2018)
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Harwood, A. E., Totty, J. P., Pymer, S., Huang, C., Hitchman, L., Carradice, D., …Chetter, I. C. (2019). Cardiovascular and musculoskeletal response to supervised exercise in patients with intermittent claudication. Journal of vascular surgery, 69(6), 1899-1908.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2018.10.065

Objective Intermittent claudication occurs in 20 % of the population over 70 and treatment includes a supervised exercise programme (SEP). Whilst there is evidence demonstrating walking improvements following a SEP there is conflicting data on the ph... Read More about Cardiovascular and musculoskeletal response to supervised exercise in patients with intermittent claudication.

A Randomized Trial of Early Endovenous Ablation in Venous Ulceration (2018)
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Gohel, M. S., Heatley, F., Liu, X., Bradbury, A., Bulbulia, R., Cullum, N., …Davies, A. H. (2018). A Randomized Trial of Early Endovenous Ablation in Venous Ulceration. New England Journal of Medicine, 378(22), 2105-2114. https://doi.org/10.1056/nejmoa1801214

BACKGROUND Venous disease is the most common cause of leg ulceration. Although compression therapy improves venous ulcer healing, it does not treat the underlying causes of venous hypertension. Treatment of superficial venous reflux has been shown t... Read More about A Randomized Trial of Early Endovenous Ablation in Venous Ulceration.

Dialkylcarbamoyl Chloride Dressings in the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Nonimplant Vascular Surgery (2017)
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Carradice, D., Chetter, I. C., Totty, J. P., Wallace, T., Bua, N., Pan, D., & Smith, G. E. (2017). Dialkylcarbamoyl Chloride Dressings in the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Nonimplant Vascular Surgery. Annals of vascular surgery, 44, 387-392 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2017.03.198

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Background Dressings coated with dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC) are highly hydrophobic and irreversibly bind multiple types of bacteria, trapping them in the dressing and reducing the number of organisms at the wound surface. W... Read More about Dialkylcarbamoyl Chloride Dressings in the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Nonimplant Vascular Surgery.

Long-term outcomes of a randomized clinical trial of supervised exercise, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or combined treatment for patients with intermittent claudication due to femoropopliteal disease (2017)
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Mazari, F. A., Khan, J. A., Samuel, N., Smith, G., Carradice, D., McCollum, P., & Chetter, I. (2017). Long-term outcomes of a randomized clinical trial of supervised exercise, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or combined treatment for patients with intermittent claudication due to femoropopliteal disease. Journal of vascular surgery, 65(4), 1239-1240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2017.02.014

Background: To compare the long-term outcomes of angioplasty (PTA), supervised exercise (SEP) and combined treatment (PTA+SEP) in patients with intermittent claudication (IC) due to femoropopliteal disease. Methods: Patients recruited to PTA, SEP and... Read More about Long-term outcomes of a randomized clinical trial of supervised exercise, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or combined treatment for patients with intermittent claudication due to femoropopliteal disease.

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for the treatment of lower limb intermittent claudication: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (the SHOCKWAVE 1 trial) (2017)
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Harwood, A. E., Smith, G. E., Totty, J. P., Carradice, D., Chetter, I. C., Harwood, A., …Smith, G. (2017). Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for the treatment of lower limb intermittent claudication: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (the SHOCKWAVE 1 trial). Trials, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-1844-4

© 2017 The Author(s). Background: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has a population prevalence of 4.6% with intermittent claudication (IC) presenting as one of the earliest and most common symptoms. PAD has detrimental effects on patients' walking a... Read More about Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for the treatment of lower limb intermittent claudication: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (the SHOCKWAVE 1 trial).

Dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC)-coated dressings in the management and prevention of wound infection: A systematic review (2017)
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Totty, J., Bua, N., Smith, G., Harwood, A., Carradice, D., Wallace, T., & Chetter, I. (2017). Dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC)-coated dressings in the management and prevention of wound infection: A systematic review. Journal of Wound Care, 26(3), 107-114. https://doi.org/10.12968/jowc.2017.26.3.107

Objective: Dialkylcarbomoyl chloride (DACC)-coated dressings (Leukomed Sorbact and Cutimed Sorbact) irreversibly bind bacteria at the wound surface that are then removed when the dressing is changed. They are a recent addition to the wound care profe... Read More about Dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC)-coated dressings in the management and prevention of wound infection: A systematic review.

A systematic review of management of inadvertent arterial injury during central venous catheterisation (2016)
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Dixon, O. G. B., Smith, G. E., Carradice, D., & Chetter, I. C. (2017). A systematic review of management of inadvertent arterial injury during central venous catheterisation. The journal of vascular access, 18(2), 97-102. https://doi.org/10.5301/jva.5000611

© 2017 Wichtig Publishing. Introduction: Central venous catheterisation (CVC) is a technique commonly used to obtain vascular access and over five million CVCs are inserted annually. This systematic review of CVC-related arterial injury aims to compa... Read More about A systematic review of management of inadvertent arterial injury during central venous catheterisation.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of systemic intraoperative anticoagulation during arteriovenous access formation for dialysis (2015)
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Smith, G. E., Souroullos, P., Cayton, T., Harwood, A., Carradice, D., & Chetter, I. C. (2016). A systematic review and meta-analysis of systemic intraoperative anticoagulation during arteriovenous access formation for dialysis. The journal of vascular access, 17(1), 1-5 . https://doi.org/10.5301/jva.5000484

Purpose: Surgical arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or graft (AVG) is preferred to a central venous catheter for dialysis access. Surgical access may suffer thrombosis early after placement and systemic anticoagulation during surgical access formation may... Read More about A systematic review and meta-analysis of systemic intraoperative anticoagulation during arteriovenous access formation for dialysis.

Systematic review of compression following treatment for varicose veins (2015)
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El-Sheikha, J., Carradice, D., Nandhra, S., Leung, C., Smith, G., Campbell, B., & Chetter, I. (2015). Systematic review of compression following treatment for varicose veins. British journal of surgery : BJS, 102(7), 719-725. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.9788

Background Consensus regarding compression following treatment of varicose veins has yet to be reached. This systematic review aims to establish the optimal compression regimen after venous treatment. Methods A systematic review of MEDLINE, Embase an... Read More about Systematic review of compression following treatment for varicose veins.

A randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation versus conventional surgery for small saphenous varicose veins (2015)
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Nandhra, S., El-sheikha, J., Carradice, D., Wallace, T., Souroullas, P., Samuel, N., …Chetter, I. C. (2015). A randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation versus conventional surgery for small saphenous varicose veins. Journal of vascular surgery, 61(3), 741-746. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2014.09.037

Background: This randomized clinical trial compared endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and surgical ligation with attempted stripping in the treatment of small saphenous vein (SSV) insufficiency. The early results demonstrated that EVLA was more likely... Read More about A randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation versus conventional surgery for small saphenous varicose veins.

Compression regimes after endovenous ablation for superficial venous insufficiency – A survey of members of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (2015)
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El-Sheikha, J., Nandhra, S., Carradice, D., Acey, C., Smith, G., Campbell, B., & Chetter, I. (2016). Compression regimes after endovenous ablation for superficial venous insufficiency – A survey of members of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Phlebology, 31(1), 16-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/0268355514567732

Introduction: The optimal compression regime following ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS), radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for varicose veins is not known. The aim of this study was to document current prac... Read More about Compression regimes after endovenous ablation for superficial venous insufficiency – A survey of members of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

A comparison of the effectiveness of treating those with and without the complications of superficial venous insufficiency (2014)
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Carradice, D., Wallace, T., Gohil, R., & Chetter, I. (2014). A comparison of the effectiveness of treating those with and without the complications of superficial venous insufficiency. Annals of Surgery, 260(2), 396-401. https://doi.org/10.1097/sla.0000000000000541

Objective: To test the hypothesis that patients with soft tissue changes related to superficial venous insufficiency (SVI) have greater benefits from treatment than those with only symptomatic varicose veins. Background: A commonly held view is that... Read More about A comparison of the effectiveness of treating those with and without the complications of superficial venous insufficiency.

Clinical outcomes and quality of life 5 years after a randomized trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy following endovenous laser ablation for varicose veins (2014)
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El-Sheikha, J., Nandhra, S., Carradice, D., Wallace, T., Samuel, N., Smith, G., & Chetter, I. C. (2014). Clinical outcomes and quality of life 5 years after a randomized trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy following endovenous laser ablation for varicose veins. British journal of surgery : BJS, 101(9), 1093-1097. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.9565

BackgroundEndovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a popular treatment for superficial venous insufficiency. Debate continues regarding the optimal management of symptomatic varicose tributaries following ablation of the main saphenous trunk. This randomi... Read More about Clinical outcomes and quality of life 5 years after a randomized trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy following endovenous laser ablation for varicose veins.