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The impact of surgical site infection on hospitalisation, treatment costs, and health-related quality of life after vascular surgery (2020)
Journal Article
Totty, J., Moss, J. W. E., Barker, E., Mealing, S., Posnett, J., Chetter, I. C., & Smith, G. E. (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.

Incomplete surgical excision of keratinocyte skin cancers: a systematic review and meta‐analysis (2020)
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Nolan, G., Kiely, A., Totty, J., Wormald, J., Wade, R., Arbyn, M., & Jain, A. (2021). Incomplete surgical excision of keratinocyte skin cancers: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. British journal of dermatology, 184(6), 1033-1044. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.19660

Background Keratinocyte or nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the commonest malignancy worldwide. The usual treatment is surgical excision. Current guidelines underestimate incomplete excision rates. Objectives We aimed to determine the risk of i... Read More about Incomplete surgical excision of keratinocyte skin cancers: a systematic review and meta‐analysis.

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.

“Intermittent claudication a real pain in the calf”—Patient experience of diagnosis and treatment with a supervised exercise program (2017)
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Harwood, A., Broadbent, E., Totty, J. P., Smith, G. E., & Chetter, I. C. (2017). “Intermittent claudication a real pain in the calf”—Patient experience of diagnosis and treatment with a supervised exercise program. Journal of Vascular Nursing, 35(3), 131-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvn.2017.03.001

© 2017 Society for Vascular Nursing, Inc. Intermittent claudication (IC) is a common condition which has severe impacts on quality of life, physical function, and mental health. Supervised exercise is the recommended first-line treatment for patients... Read More about “Intermittent claudication a real pain in the calf”—Patient experience of diagnosis and treatment with a supervised exercise program.

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.

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.