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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

The Impact of Previous Surgery and Revisions on Outcome after Major Lower Limb Amputation (2014)
Journal Article
Souroullas, P., Barnes, R., Lane, R. A., & Chetter, I. (2014). The Impact of Previous Surgery and Revisions on Outcome after Major Lower Limb Amputation. Annals of vascular surgery, 28(5), (1166-1171). doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2013.10.017. ISSN 0890-5096

IntroductionMorbidity and mortality after lower limb amputation (LLA) remain disappointingly high. This study aimed to assess the impact of previous ipsilateral vascular intervention on outcomes after major LLA.MethodsProspective data were collected... Read More

Outcomes after open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms in octogenarians: a 20-year, single-center experience (2014)
Journal Article
Barakat, H. M., McCollum, P., Barnes, R., Shahin, Y., & Chetter, I. (2014). Outcomes after open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms in octogenarians: a 20-year, single-center experience. Annals of vascular surgery, 28(1), (80-86). doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2013.07.006. ISSN 0890-5096

Background The purpose of this study was to evaluate morbidity, mortality, and survival in octogenarians undergoing open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAAs) in comparison to younger patients.MethodsThis investigation was a retrospe... Read More

A "Christmas tree" band for the treatment of arteriovenous dialysis access-related steal syndrome (2013)
Journal Article
Smith, G., Barnes, R., Green, L., Kuhan, G., & Chetter, I. C. (2013). A "Christmas tree" band for the treatment of arteriovenous dialysis access-related steal syndrome. Annals of vascular surgery, 27(2), (239.e9 - 239.e12). doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2012.10.004. ISSN 0890-5096

Background Dialysis access steal syndrome (DASS) is an uncommon but often debilitating complication of dialysis access formation. We present a technical description of a novel arteriovenous fistula (AVF) banding technique for the treatment of DASS a... Read More