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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.

“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.

A review of the potential local mechanisms by which exercise improves functional outcomes in intermittent claudication (2015)
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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 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2015.05.043

© 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 about A review of the potential local mechanisms by which exercise improves functional outcomes in intermittent claudication.

The FINISH-3 trial: A phase 3, international, randomized, single-blind, controlled trial of topical fibrocaps in intraoperative surgical hemostasis (2014)
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Bochicchio, G. V., Gupta, N., Porte, R. J., Renkens, K. L., Pattyn, P., Topal, B., …Frohna, P. A. (2015). The FINISH-3 trial: A phase 3, international, randomized, single-blind, controlled trial of topical fibrocaps in intraoperative surgical hemostasis. Journal of The American College of Surgeons, 220(1), 70-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.09.019

Background This Phase 3, international, randomized, single-blind, controlled trial (FINISH-3) compared the efficacy and safety of Fibrocaps, a ready-to-use, dry-powder fibrin sealant containing human plasma-derived thrombin and fibrinogen, vs gelatin... Read More about The FINISH-3 trial: A phase 3, international, randomized, single-blind, controlled trial of topical fibrocaps in intraoperative surgical hemostasis.

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.

Evolution of an endovenous laser ablation practice for varicose veins (2012)
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Samuel, N., Wallace, T., Carradice, D., Smith, G., Mazari, F., & Chetter, I. (2013). Evolution of an endovenous laser ablation practice for varicose veins. Phlebology, 28(5), 248-256. https://doi.org/10.1258/phleb.2011.011103

Objective We aimed to assess the evolution of an endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) practice in the management of varicose veins in a university teaching hospital vascular surgical unit, over five years. Methods This was a retrospective review of a pro... Read More about Evolution of an endovenous laser ablation practice for varicose veins.

Patients' perspective of functional outcome after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a questionnaire survey (2011)
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Khan, J. A., Mazari, F. A., Abdul Rahman, M., Mockford, K., Chetter, I. C., & McCollum, P. T. (2011). Patients' perspective of functional outcome after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a questionnaire survey. Annals of vascular surgery, 25(7), 878-886. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2011.05.013

BackgroundTo evaluate patients' awareness, functional outcome, and satisfaction after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair.MethodsA study-specific questionnaire was developed with collaboration of a multidisciplinary team. Lists of patients who und... Read More about Patients' perspective of functional outcome after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a questionnaire survey.

Clinical and technical outcomes from a randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins (2011)
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Carradice, D., Mekako, A. I., Mazari, F. A. K., Samuel, N., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. C. (2011). Clinical and technical outcomes from a randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins. British journal of surgery : BJS, 98(8), 1117-1123. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.7615

Background:This report describes the clinical effectiveness and recurrence rates from a randomized trial of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and surgery for varicose veins.Methods:Some 280 patients were randomized equally using sealed opaque envelope... Read More about Clinical and technical outcomes from a randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins.

Randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins (2011)
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Carradice, D., Mekako, A. I., Mazari, F. A. K., Samuel, N., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. C. (2011). Randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins. British journal of surgery : BJS, 98(4), 501-510. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.7394

Background: Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a popular minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. Surgical treatment, featuring junctional ligation and inversion stripping, has shown excellent clinical and cost effectiveness. The clinical ef... Read More about Randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation compared with conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins.

Do angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors improve walking distance in patients with symptomatic lower limb arterial disease? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (2010)
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Shahin, Y., Mazari, F., & Chetter, I. (2011). Do angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors improve walking distance in patients with symptomatic lower limb arterial disease? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. International journal of surgery, 9(3), 209-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2010.12.006

Background Several studies have reported the clinical effects of long-term treatment with cardioprotective medications in patients with lower limb peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in terms of reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. A numbe... Read More about Do angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors improve walking distance in patients with symptomatic lower limb arterial disease? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

Randomized clinical trial of tranexamic acid-free fibrin sealant during vascular surgical procedures (2010)
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Chalmers, R. T. A., Darling, R. C., Wingard, J. T., Chetter, I., Cutler, B., Kern, J. A., & Hart, J. C. (2010). Randomized clinical trial of tranexamic acid-free fibrin sealant during vascular surgical procedures. British journal of surgery : BJS, 97(12), 1784-1789. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.7235

Background: This study evaluated the safety and haemostatic effectiveness of a fibrin sealant (EVICELTM Fibrin Sealant (Human)) during vascular surgery. Methods: This prospective randomized controlled trial compared the haemostatic effectiveness of f... Read More about Randomized clinical trial of tranexamic acid-free fibrin sealant during vascular surgical procedures.

Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery (2009)
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Mekako, A. I., Chetter, I. C., Coughlin, P. A., Hatfield, J., & McCollum, P. T. (2010). Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery. British journal of surgery : BJS, 97(1), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.6849

Background: Wound infection rates of up to 16 per cent are reported following varicose vein surgery and the value of antibiotic prophylaxis in clean surgery remains unclear. Methods: Some 443 patients undergoing varicose vein surgery randomly receive... Read More about Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery.

Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins (2009)
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Carradice, D., Mekako, A. I., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. C. (2009). Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins. British journal of surgery : BJS, 96(4), 369-375. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.6556

Background: The management of residual varicosities following endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for varicose veins is contentious. Ambulatory phlebectomy may be performed concomitantly with the initial EVLT, or sequentially as a secondary procedure. Th... Read More about Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins.

Cutaneous hyperpigmentation after endovenous laser therapy: a case report and literature review (2007)
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Mekako, A., & Chetter, I. (2007). Cutaneous hyperpigmentation after endovenous laser therapy: a case report and literature review. Annals of vascular surgery, 21(5), 637-639. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2007.03.013

Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for the treatment of varicose veins has been shown to be effective and relatively safe. Reported complications are few and transient. Whereas it is not uncommon to have cutaneous hyperpigmentation following treatment m... Read More about Cutaneous hyperpigmentation after endovenous laser therapy: a case report and literature review.

A nonrandomised controlled trial of endovenous laser therapy and surgery in the treatment of varicose veins (2006)
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Mekako, A. I., Hatfield, J., Bryce, J., Lee, D., McCollum, P. T., & Chetter, I. (2006). A nonrandomised controlled trial of endovenous laser therapy and surgery in the treatment of varicose veins. Annals of vascular surgery, 20(4), 451-457. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10016-006-9095-y

Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. This study compares early quality-of-life (QoL) outcomes following EVLT and surgery. Two nonrandomized groups were studied: an EVLT group with 70 patients, median a... Read More about A nonrandomised controlled trial of endovenous laser therapy and surgery in the treatment of varicose veins.

A Bayesian hierarchical approach to comparative audit for carotid surgery (2002)
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Kuhan, G., Marshall, E., Abidia, A., Chetter, I., & McCollum, P. (2002). A Bayesian hierarchical approach to comparative audit for carotid surgery. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, 24(6), 505-510. https://doi.org/10.1053/ejvs.2002.1763

Objectives: the aim of this study was to illustrate how a Bayesian hierarchical modelling approach can aid the reliable comparison of outcome rates between surgeons. Design: retrospective analysis of prospective and retrospective data. Materials: bin... Read More about A Bayesian hierarchical approach to comparative audit for carotid surgery.