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The impact of surgical site infection on hospitalisation, treatment costs, and health-related quality of life after vascular surgery (2020)
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Totty, J. P., Moss, J. W. E., Mealing, S. J., Posnett, J. W., Chetter, I. C., Smith, G. E., …Posnett, J. (in press). The impact of surgical site infection on hospitalisation, treatment costs, and health-related quality of life after vascular surgery. International wound journal, https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13526

Surgical site infections (SSI) substantially increase costs for healthcare providers because of additional treatments and extended patient recovery. The objective of this study was to assess the cost and health‐related quality of life impact of SSI,... Read More about The impact of surgical site infection on hospitalisation, treatment costs, and health-related quality of life after vascular surgery.

Considering the feasibility, tolerability and safety of high intensity interval training as a novel treatment for patients with intermittent claudication (2020)
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Pymer, S., Ibeggazene, S., Palmer, J., Smith, G., Carroll, S., Ingle, L., …Chetter, I. (in press). Considering the feasibility, tolerability and safety of high intensity interval training as a novel treatment for patients with intermittent claudication. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, https://doi.org/10.1097/HCR.0000000000000551

Considering the Feasibility, Tolerability and Safety of High-Intensity Interval Training as a Novel Treatment for Patients with Intermittent Claudication. Structured Abstract Purpose: This study assessed the feasibility, tolerability, safety and... Read More about Considering the feasibility, tolerability and safety of high intensity interval training as a novel treatment for patients with intermittent claudication.

Presurgery exercise-based conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (Review) (2020)
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Harwood, A. E., Palmer, J., Pymer, S., Smith, G. E., Harwood, A., Ingle, L., …Chetter, I. C. (2020). Presurgery exercise-based conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (Review). The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2020(9), https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013407.pub2

Copyright © 2020 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Background: Lower limb peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a type of cardiovascular disease where the blood vessels that carry the blood to the legs are hardened and... Read More about Presurgery exercise-based conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (Review).

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.

Presurgery conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease (2019)
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Smith, G. E., Palmer, J., Pymer, S., Smith, G. E., Harwood, A. E., Ingle, L., …Chetter, I. C. (2019). Presurgery conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2019(9), https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd013407

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effectiveness of prehabilitation (preoperative exercise, either alone or in combination with nutritional or psychological interventions or both)... Read More about Presurgery conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease.

A systematic review of high-intensity interval training as an exercise intervention for intermittent claudication (2019)
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Pymer, S., Palmer, J., Harwood, A. E., Ingle, L., Smith, G. E., & Chetter, I. C. (2019). A systematic review of high-intensity interval training as an exercise intervention for intermittent claudication. Journal of vascular surgery, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2019.03.050

Background Intermittent claudication (IC) is the most common symptom of peripheral arterial disease, which significantly affects walking ability, functional capacity and quality of life. Supervised exercise programs (SEP) are recommended as first-lin... Read More about A systematic review of high-intensity interval training as an exercise intervention for intermittent claudication.

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.

Home-based exercise programmes for individuals with intermittent claudication: A protocol for an updated systematic review and meta-analysis (2018)
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Pymer, S., Tew, G. A., Palmer, J., Ingle, L., Smith, G. E., Chetter, I., & Harwood, A. E. (2018). Home-based exercise programmes for individuals with intermittent claudication: A protocol for an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. SAGE Open Medicine, 6, 205031211881829. doi:10.1177/2050312118818295

Background: The aim of this updated review is to consider the evidence base for the effectiveness of home-based exercise programmes (HEP) as a treatment option for improving walking distance in patients with IC. Methods: The Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL,... Read More about Home-based exercise programmes for individuals with intermittent claudication: A protocol for an updated systematic review and meta-analysis.

A systematic review of muscle morphology and function in intermittent claudication (2017)
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Harwood, A. E., King, S., Totty, J., Smith, G. E., Vanicek, N., & Chetter, I. C. (2017). A systematic review of muscle morphology and function in intermittent claudication. Journal of vascular surgery, 66(4), 1241-1257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.106

Objective Intermittent claudication (IC) is frequently associated with deterioration in walking capacity and physical function, and it can often result in an impairment in balance. Whereas supervised exercise is recommended by the National Institute... Read More about A systematic review of muscle morphology and function in intermittent claudication.

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.

Quality of life in patients with intermittent claudication (2017)
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Harwood, A. E., Totty, J. P., Broadbent, E., Smith, G. E., & Chetter, I. C. (2017). Quality of life in patients with intermittent claudication. Gefässchirurgie, 22(3), 159-164. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00772-017-0269-4

© 2017, The Author(s). Background: Intermittent claudication (IC) is a common condition that causes pain in the lower limbs when walking and has been shown to severely impact the quality of life (QoL) of patients. The QoL is therefore often regarded... Read More about Quality of life in patients with intermittent claudication.

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. doi: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 of the Uptake and Adherence Rates to Supervised Exercise Programs in Patients with Intermittent Claudication (2016)
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Harwood, A., Smith, G. E., Cayton, T., Broadbent, E., & Chetter, I. C. (2016). A Systematic Review of the Uptake and Adherence Rates to Supervised Exercise Programs in Patients with Intermittent Claudication. Annals of vascular surgery, 34, 280-289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2016.02.009

Background Intermittent claudication (IC) is a common and debilitating symptom of peripheral arterial disease and is associated with a significant reduction in a sufferer's quality of life. Guidelines recommend a supervised exercise program (SEP) as... Read More about A Systematic Review of the Uptake and Adherence Rates to Supervised Exercise Programs in Patients with Intermittent Claudication.

Extreme low-lying carotid bifurcations (2016)
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Harwood, A. E., Leung, C. C. M., Smith, G. E., & Chetter, I. C. (2016). Extreme low-lying carotid bifurcations. Vascular Medicine, 21(4), 394-395 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1358863X15627208

A 52-year-old male with no past medical history was referred to the transient ischaemic attack (TIA) clinic following an event at home. The transient symptoms were of an inability to move his left arm and leg for a period of approximately 15 minutes.... Read More about Extreme low-lying carotid bifurcations.

The Impact of Vein Mechanical Compliance on Arteriovenous Fistula Outcomes (2016)
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Smith, G. E., Barnes, R., Chetter, I. C., Barnes, R., & Fagan, M. (2016). The Impact of Vein Mechanical Compliance on Arteriovenous Fistula Outcomes. Annals of vascular surgery, 32, 9-14 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2015.11.002

© 2016 Elsevier Inc. Background Arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) are the preferred access for hemodialysis but suffer a high early failure rate. The aim of this study was to determine how venous distensibility, as measured in vitro, relates to early out... Read More about The Impact of Vein Mechanical Compliance on Arteriovenous Fistula Outcomes.