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Cardiovascular and musculoskeletal response to supervised exercise in patients with intermittent claudication (PREDICT) (2018)
Journal Article
Harwood, A. E., Totty, J. P., Pymer, S., Huang, C., Hitchman, L., Carradice, D., …Chetter, I. C. (in press). Cardiovascular and musculoskeletal response to supervised exercise in patients with intermittent claudication (PREDICT). Journal of vascular surgery, doi: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

Preferred exercise modalities in patients with intermittent claudication (2018)
Journal Article
Harwood, A., Hitchman, L. H., Ingle, L., Doherty, P., & Chetter, I. C. (2018). Preferred exercise modalities in patients with intermittent claudication. Journal of Vascular Nursing, 36(2), 81-84. doi:10.1016/j.jvn.2017.12.002

Conventional supervised exercise programs (SEPs) for claudicants are traditionally based on time-constrained, group-based structured programs usually at a hospital site. Uptake of an SEP is poor, despite the high-level evidence demonstrating its clin... Read More

Quality of life in patients with intermittent claudication (2017)
Journal Article
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). doi:10.1007/s00772-017-0269-4. ISSN 0948-7034

© 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

Dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC)-coated dressings in the management and prevention of wound infection: A systematic review (2017)
Journal Article
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. doi: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

A systematic review of management of inadvertent arterial injury during central venous catheterisation (2016)
Journal Article
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. doi: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

The Impact of Vein Mechanical Compliance on Arteriovenous Fistula Outcomes (2016)
Journal Article
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). doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2015.11.002. ISSN 0890-5096

© 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

Extreme low-lying carotid bifurcations (2016)
Journal Article
Chetter, I. C., Harwood, A. E., Leung, C. C. M., & Smith, G. E. (2016). Extreme low-lying carotid bifurcations. Vascular Medicine, 21(4), (394-395). doi:10.1177/1358863X15627208. ISSN 1358-863X

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

A Review of the Potential Local Mechanisms by Which Exercise Improves Functional Outcomes in Intermittent Claudication (2015)
Journal Article
Harwood, A., Cayton, T., Sarvanandan, R., Lane, R., & Chetter, I. (2016). A Review of the Potential Local Mechanisms by Which Exercise Improves Functional Outcomes in Intermittent Claudication. Annals of vascular surgery, 30, (312-320). doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2015.05.043. ISSN 0890-5096

© 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Background Intermittent claudication (IC) is a common condition which is associated with significant quality of life limitation. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines recommend a group-... Read More

A prospective observational study to assess the impact of operator seniority on outcome following arteriovenous fistula formation (2015)
Journal Article
Smith, G. E., Barnes, R., & Chetter, I. C. (2015). A prospective observational study to assess the impact of operator seniority on outcome following arteriovenous fistula formation. The journal of vascular access, 16(5), (372-376). doi:10.5301/jva.5000401. ISSN 1129-7298

Purpose: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) surgery affords an excellent opportunity for junior surgeons to learn key vascular techniques. However, implementation of the European Working Time Directive has reduced trainee surgeon’s working hours, leading to... Read More