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The prognostic value of simple frailty and malnutrition screening tools for determining surgical risk in patients with chronic limb threatening ischaemia undergoing major vascular surgery: A retrospective cross-sectional study (2024)
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Palmer, J., Pymer, S., Smith, G., Ingle, L., Harwood, A., & Chetter, I. (in press). The prognostic value of simple frailty and malnutrition screening tools for determining surgical risk in patients with chronic limb threatening ischaemia undergoing major vascular surgery: A retrospective cross-sectional study. Journal of Vascular Societies Great Britain and Ireland, https://doi.org/10.54522/jvsgbi.2024.124

Background: This study aims to explore the prognostic value of simple frailty and malnutrition tools for determining postoperative outcomes at 30 days and 1 year in patients with CLTI undergoing major surgery. Methods: This was a single-centre retr... Read More about The prognostic value of simple frailty and malnutrition screening tools for determining surgical risk in patients with chronic limb threatening ischaemia undergoing major vascular surgery: A retrospective cross-sectional study.

Extracorporeal Shockwave for Intermittent Claudication and Quality of Life: A Randomized Clinical Trial (2024)
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Cai, P., Pymer, S., Raza, A., Ibeggazene, S., Ibeggazene, S., Hitchman, L., …Smith, G. (2024). Extracorporeal Shockwave for Intermittent Claudication and Quality of Life: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surgery, https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2024.0625

Importance Intermittent lower limb claudication limits function and quality of life. Supervised exercise programs are not readily available, and a noninvasive alternative is needed. Objective To assess extracorporeal corporeal shockwave ther... Read More about Extracorporeal Shockwave for Intermittent Claudication and Quality of Life: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

A feasibility survey to inform trial design investigating surgical site infection prevention in vascular surgery (2024)
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Lathan, R., Hitchman, L., Long, J., Gwilym, B., Wall, M., Juszczak, M., …Chetter, I. (2024). A feasibility survey to inform trial design investigating surgical site infection prevention in vascular surgery. Journal of Vascular Societies Great Britain and Ireland, 3(2), 76-83. https://doi.org/10.54522/jvsgbi.2024.116

Introduction: Current surgical site infection (SSI) prevention guidance indicates low-quality evidence supporting many of their recommendations. Subsequently, there is substantial variation in practice and often implementation of unsubstantiated inte... Read More about A feasibility survey to inform trial design investigating surgical site infection prevention in vascular surgery.

Tailored risk assessment and forecasting in intermittent claudication (2024)
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Ravindhran, B., Prosser, J., Lim, A., Lathan, R., Hitchman, L., Mishra, B., …Chetter, I. (2024). Tailored risk assessment and forecasting in intermittent claudication. BJS Open, 8(1), Article zrad166. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsopen/zrad166

Background Guidelines recommend cardiovascular risk reduction and supervised exercise therapy as the first line of treatment in intermittent claudication, but implementation challenges and poor patient compliance lead to significant variation in man... Read More about Tailored risk assessment and forecasting in intermittent claudication.

Early ultrasound surveillance of newly-created haemodialysis arteriovenous fistula (2024)
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Richards, J., Summers, D., Sidders, A., Allen, E., Thomas, H., Hossain, M. A., …Walker, A. (2024). Early ultrasound surveillance of newly-created haemodialysis arteriovenous fistula. Kidney International Reports, 9(4), 1005-1019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2024.01.011

Introduction We assess if ultrasound surveillance of newly-created arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) can predict nonmaturation sufficiently reliably to justify randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluation of ultrasound-directed salvage intervention. Me... Read More about Early ultrasound surveillance of newly-created haemodialysis arteriovenous fistula.

Supervised Exercise Therapy for Intermittent Claudication: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis of Retrospective Data on Long Term Cardiovascular Outcomes (2023)
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Ravindhran, B., Lim, A. J., Kurian, T., Walshaw, J., Hitchman, L. H., Lathan, R., …Pymer, S. (in press). Supervised Exercise Therapy for Intermittent Claudication: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis of Retrospective Data on Long Term Cardiovascular Outcomes. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2023.11.040

Objective: This study aimed to explore the long term outcomes of patients with intermittent claudication (IC) who completed supervised exercise therapy (SET) vs. those who declined or prematurely discontinued SET, focusing on the incidence of chronic... Read More about Supervised Exercise Therapy for Intermittent Claudication: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis of Retrospective Data on Long Term Cardiovascular Outcomes.

Molecular mechanisms of action of negative pressure wound therapy: A systematic review (2023)
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Ravindhran, B., Schafer, N., Howitt, A., Carradice, D., Smith, G., & Chetter, I. (2023). Molecular mechanisms of action of negative pressure wound therapy: A systematic review. Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine, 25, Article e29. https://doi.org/10.1017/erm.2023.24

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has significantly advanced wound care and continues to find new applications. Its effects at a molecular level however, remain a subject of debate. The aim of this systematic review is to summarize the current e... Read More about Molecular mechanisms of action of negative pressure wound therapy: A systematic review.

A preoperative supervised exercise program potentially improves long-term survival after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (2023)
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Sethi, S., Ravindhran, B., Long, J., Gurung, R., Huang, C., Smith, G. E., …Pymer, S. (2024). A preoperative supervised exercise program potentially improves long-term survival after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Journal of vascular surgery, 79(1), 15-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2023.09.004

Objective: A preoperative supervised exercise program (SEP) improves cardiorespiratory fitness and perioperative outcomes for patients undergoing elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a pre... Read More about A preoperative supervised exercise program potentially improves long-term survival after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

Surgical and rehabilitation outcomes of patients undergoing through knee amputation compared with above knee amputation (2023)
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Gordon, H., Hebenton, J., Davie-Smith, F., Twiddy, M., Smith, G., & Carradice, D. (2023). Surgical and rehabilitation outcomes of patients undergoing through knee amputation compared with above knee amputation. Journal of Vascular Societies Great Britain and Ireland, 2(4), 208-214. https://doi.org/10.54522/jvsgbi.2023.081

Background: Through knee amputation (TKA) may offer benefits over above knee amputation (AKA) in patients unsuitable for below knee amputation. This retrospective analysis compared surgical and rehabilitation outcomes post TKA and AKA. Methods: Al... Read More about Surgical and rehabilitation outcomes of patients undergoing through knee amputation compared with above knee amputation.

Clinical and confidence outcomes following through-knee versus above-knee amputation : a quantitative study (2023)
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Boam, G. L. (2023). Clinical and confidence outcomes following through-knee versus above-knee amputation : a quantitative study. (Thesis). University of Hull and University of York. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4567461

Following surgery, patients with a major lower limb amputation face physical and mental health challenges. For clinicians and physiotherapists to reach a consensus and provide a suitable level of amputation for each patient, the understanding of post... Read More about Clinical and confidence outcomes following through-knee versus above-knee amputation : a quantitative study.

PRESS survey: PREvention of surgical site infection—a global pan-specialty survey of practice protocol (2023)
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Heinz, J., Walshaw, J., Kwan, J. Y., Long, J., Carradice, D., Totty, J., …Yiasemidou, M. (2023). PRESS survey: PREvention of surgical site infection—a global pan-specialty survey of practice protocol. Frontiers in Surgery, 10, Article 1251444. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2023.1251444

Background: Surgical site infections (SSI) complicate up to 40% of surgical procedures, leading to increased patient morbidity and mortality. Previous research identified disparities in SSI prevention guidelines and clinical practices across differen... Read More about PRESS survey: PREvention of surgical site infection—a global pan-specialty survey of practice protocol.

Long term outcomes of ‘Christmas Tree’ banding for haemodialysis access induced distal ischemia: A 13-year experience (2022)
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Ravindhran, B., Totty, J. P., Sidapra, M., Lathan, R., Carradice, D., Chetter, I. C., & Smith, G. E. (in press). Long term outcomes of ‘Christmas Tree’ banding for haemodialysis access induced distal ischemia: A 13-year experience. The journal of vascular access, https://doi.org/10.1177/11297298221141497

Background: The reduction in distal arterial flow following arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation can cause a perfusion deficit known as haemodialysis access induced distal ischemia (HAIDI). Various techniques have been advocated to treat this difficu... Read More about Long term outcomes of ‘Christmas Tree’ banding for haemodialysis access induced distal ischemia: A 13-year experience.

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy compared with standard care for diabetic foot ulcer healing: An updated systematic review (2022)
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Hitchman, L., Totty, J., Smith, G. E., Carradice, D., Twiddy, M., Iglesias, C., …Chetter, I. C. (2022). Extracorporeal shockwave therapy compared with standard care for diabetic foot ulcer healing: An updated systematic review. International wound journal, https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.14035

Emerging evidence suggests that extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) may improve time to DFU healing. The aim of this review was to appraise the evidence on role of ESWT in DFU healing and impact of different ESWT doses. Databases were searched fo... Read More about Extracorporeal shockwave therapy compared with standard care for diabetic foot ulcer healing: An updated systematic review.

A mixed methods study of outcomes, experiences, and perceptions of through-knee and above-knee amputation (2022)
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Crane, H. (2022). A mixed methods study of outcomes, experiences, and perceptions of through-knee and above-knee amputation. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4312145

Through-knee amputation (TKA) has several theoretical physical advantages over above-knee amputation (AKA), yet AKA remains the preferred level of amputation by UK vascular surgeons when below-knee amputation (BKA) is not feasible. How clinician’s pe... Read More about A mixed methods study of outcomes, experiences, and perceptions of through-knee and above-knee amputation.

Diagnostic accuracy of telemedicine for detection of surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2022)
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Lathan, R., Sidapra, M., Yiasemidou, M., Long, J., Totty, J., Smith, G., & Chetter, I. (2022). Diagnostic accuracy of telemedicine for detection of surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. npj Digital Medicine, 5(1), Article 108. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-022-00655-0

The Sars-CoV-2 pandemic catalysed integration of telemedicine worldwide. This systematic review assesses it’s accuracy for diagnosis of Surgical Site Infection (SSI). Databases were searched for telemedicine and wound infection studies. All types of... Read More about Diagnostic accuracy of telemedicine for detection of surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Wound complications following surgery to the lymph nodes: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis (2022)
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Nzenwa, I. C., Iqbal, H. A., Hardie, C., Smith, G. E., Matteucci, P. L., & Totty, J. P. (2022). Wound complications following surgery to the lymph nodes: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 17(8), Article e0272490. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0272490

Background Malignancies that spread to the lymph nodes may be identified through surgical biopsy, and treatment of metastatic disease may be through lymph node dissection. These surgeries, however, may be associated with significant adverse outcomes,... Read More about Wound complications following surgery to the lymph nodes: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.

A survey of surgical site infection prevention practice in UK vascular surgery (2022)
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lathan, R., yiasemidou, M., long, J., Mohamed, A., hitchman, L., smith, G., & Chetter, I. (2022). A survey of surgical site infection prevention practice in UK vascular surgery. Journal of Vascular Societies Great Britain and Ireland, 1(4), 117-123. https://doi.org/10.54522/jvsgbi.2022.030

Background: Surgical site infections (SSI) have a significant impact on morbidity and mortality within vascular surgery. Despite the publication of several guidelines, there is a lack of consensus regarding the most effective perioperative practice t... Read More about A survey of surgical site infection prevention practice in UK vascular surgery.

Compression following treatment of superficial venous incompetence: systematic review (2022)
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Mohamed, A. H., Thadani, S., Mohamed, S. H., Sidapra, M., Smith, G., Chetter, I., & Carradice, D. (2022). Compression following treatment of superficial venous incompetence: systematic review. British journal of surgery, 109(8), 679-685. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znac116

BACKGROUND: International guidelines recommend postprocedural compression when treating symptomatic superficial venous incompetence (SVI). This updated review of RCTs investigated the requirement for postprocedural compression and how it can be appli... Read More about Compression following treatment of superficial venous incompetence: systematic review.

Measurement of the local physiological effects of a single use topical negative pressure device in healthy volunteers– The PICO-1 Study (2022)
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Prabakaran, P., Totty, J., Carradice, D., Chetter, I., & Smith, G. (in press). Measurement of the local physiological effects of a single use topical negative pressure device in healthy volunteers– The PICO-1 Study. Journal of Wound Care,

Aims This study aimed to investigate the effects of a Single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (sNPWT) device upon tissue perfusion, oxygenation and pressure, in the intact skin of healthy volunteers. Methods 12 healthy volunteers wore a PIC... Read More about Measurement of the local physiological effects of a single use topical negative pressure device in healthy volunteers– The PICO-1 Study.

The Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire has poor diagnostic accuracy in people with intermittent claudication (2022)
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Ibeggazene, S., Cai, P. L., Smith, G. E., Ibbegazene, S., Stirrup, A., Pymer, S., …Chetter, I. C. (in press). The Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire has poor diagnostic accuracy in people with intermittent claudication. Vascular, https://doi.org/10.1177/17085381211059665

Background: The screening and diagnosis of intermittent claudication is a challenging process and often relies on the expertise of specialist vascular clinicians. We sought to investigate the diagnostic performance of the Edinburgh Claudication Quest... Read More about The Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire has poor diagnostic accuracy in people with intermittent claudication.

Defining priorities in vascular access research (2022)
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De Siqueira, J., Fielding, C., Pettigrew, G., Robson, M., Rogers, S., Steiner, K., …Smith, G. (2022). Defining priorities in vascular access research. Journal of Vascular Societies Great Britain and Ireland, 1(2), 30-33. https://doi.org/10.54522/jvsgbi.2022.013

Introduction: There is increasing need for renal replacement therapy associated with the aging population and dramatic increases in diabetes prevalence. Despite an increasing clinical vascular access workload, there are significant unanswered researc... Read More about Defining priorities in vascular access research.

Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations (2021)
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Crane, H., Boam, G., Carradice, D., Vanicek, N., Twiddy, M., & Smith, G. E. (2021). Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2021(12), CD013839. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013839.pub2

BACKGROUND: Diabetes and vascular disease are the leading causes of lower limb amputation. Currently, 463 million adults are living with diabetes, and 202 million with peripheral vascular disease, worldwide. When a lower limb amputation is considered... Read More about Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations.

A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers (2021)
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Hitchman, L., Totty, J., Lathan, R., Sidapra, M., Smith, G., Carradice, D., & Chetter, I. (2021). A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers. British journal of surgery, 108(supp.6), Article 1031. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znab259.1127

Aim The purpose of this mixed methods feasibility study was to assess the feasibility of delivering ESWT to patients with DFUs. It also aimed to explore any potential clinical effect of ESWT on wound healing and investigate whether ESWT may offer an... Read More about A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers.

An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Home-based Exercise Programmes for Individuals with Intermittent Claudication. (2021)
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Pymer, S., Ibeggazene, S., Palmer, J., Tew, G., Ingle, L., Smith, G., …Harwood, A. (2021). An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Home-based Exercise Programmes for Individuals with Intermittent Claudication. Journal of vascular surgery, 74(6), 2076-2085.e20

Objectives: Supervised exercise programmes (SEP) are effective for improving walking distance in patients with intermittent claudication (IC) but provision and uptake rates are sub-optimal. Access to such programmes has also been halted by the Corona... Read More about An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Home-based Exercise Programmes for Individuals with Intermittent Claudication..

Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations (Protocol) (2021)
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Crane, H., Boam, G., Carradice, D., Vanicek, N., Twiddy, M., & Smith, G. E. (2021). Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2021(1), Article CD013839. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013839

Objectives: This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:. To assess the effects of through-knee amputation compared to above-knee amputation on clinical and rehabilitation outcomes and complication rates in... Read More about Through-knee versus above-knee amputation for vascular and non-vascular major lower limb amputations (Protocol).

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., 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.

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. E., Carroll, S., Ingle, L., …Chetter, I. C. (2021). 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, 41(3), 188-193. 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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Palmer, J., Pymer, S., Smith, G. E., Harwood, A., Ingle, L., Huang, C., & 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), Article CD013407. 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).

Presurgery exercise-based conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease. (2020)
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Palmer, J., Pymer, S., Smith, G. E., Elizabeth Harwood, A., Ingle, L., Huang, C., & Chetter, I. C. (2020). Presurgery exercise-based conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Article CD013407. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013407.pub2

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 narrowed. The most severe manifestation of PAD is critical limb ischaemia (CLI). Th... Read More about Presurgery exercise-based conditioning interventions (prehabilitation) in adults undergoing lower limb surgery for peripheral arterial disease..

A randomised clinical trial of ultrasound guided cannulation of difficult fistulae for dialysis access (2020)
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Eves, J., Cai, P., Latham, R., Leung, C., Carradice, D., Chetter, I., & Smith, G. (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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Palmer, J., Pymer, S., Smith, G. E., Harwood, A. E., Ingle, L., Huang, C., & 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), Article CD013407. 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.

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.

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. A., Tew, G. A., Palmer, J., Ingle, L., Smith, G. E., Chetter, I. C., & 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, https://doi.org/10.1177/2050312118818295

Background: The aim of this updated review is to consider the evidence base for the effectiveness of home-based exercise programmes as a treatment option for improving walking distance in patients with intermittent claudication. Methods: The Medline,... 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. https://doi.org/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.

Infection in prosthetic material (2015)
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Smith, G., & Chetter, I. (2015). Infection in prosthetic material. Surgery (Oxford), 33(11), 559-564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mpsur.2015.08.003

Surgical site infection (SSI) occurs when a wound created as part of a surgical procedure becomes infected. SSI is one of the most common healthcare-associated infections and occurs in approximately 5% of patients undergoing a surgical procedure. SSI... Read More about Infection in prosthetic material.

A prospective observational study to assess the impact of operator seniority on outcome following arteriovenous fistula formation (2015)
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Barnes, R., Smith, G. E., & 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. https://doi.org/10.5301/jva.5000401

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 about A prospective observational study to assess the impact of operator seniority on outcome following arteriovenous fistula formation.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of systemic intraoperative anticoagulation during arteriovenous access formation for dialysis (2015)
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Smith, G. E., Souroullos, P., Cayton, T., Harwood, A., Carradice, D., & Chetter, I. C. (2016). A systematic review and meta-analysis of systemic intraoperative anticoagulation during arteriovenous access formation for dialysis. The journal of vascular access, 17(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.5301/jva.5000484

Purpose: Surgical arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or graft (AVG) is preferred to a central venous catheter for dialysis access. Surgical access may suffer thrombosis early after placement and systemic anticoagulation during surgical access formation may... Read More about A systematic review and meta-analysis of systemic intraoperative anticoagulation during arteriovenous access formation for dialysis.

A randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation versus conventional surgery for small saphenous varicose veins (2015)
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Nandhra, S., El-sheikha, J., Carradice, D., Wallace, T., Souroullas, P., Samuel, N., …Chetter, I. C. (2015). A randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation versus conventional surgery for small saphenous varicose veins. Journal of vascular surgery, 61(3), 741-746. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2014.09.037

Background: This randomized clinical trial compared endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and surgical ligation with attempted stripping in the treatment of small saphenous vein (SSV) insufficiency. The early results demonstrated that EVLA was more likely... Read More about A randomized clinical trial of endovenous laser ablation versus conventional surgery for small saphenous varicose veins.

Compression regimes after endovenous ablation for superficial venous insufficiency – A survey of members of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (2015)
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El-Sheikha, J., Nandhra, S., Carradice, D., Acey, C., Smith, G., Campbell, B., & Chetter, I. (2016). Compression regimes after endovenous ablation for superficial venous insufficiency – A survey of members of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Phlebology, 31(1), 16-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/0268355514567732

Introduction: The optimal compression regime following ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS), radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for varicose veins is not known. The aim of this study was to document current prac... Read More about Compression regimes after endovenous ablation for superficial venous insufficiency – A survey of members of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

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, 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.

Randomized clinical trial of selective versus routine preoperative duplex ultrasound imaging before arteriovenous fistula surgery: Duplex imaging before arteriovenous fistula surgery (2014)
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Barnes, R., Chetter, I. C., & Smith, G. E. (2014). Randomized clinical trial of selective versus routine preoperative duplex ultrasound imaging before arteriovenous fistula surgery: Duplex imaging before arteriovenous fistula surgery. British journal of surgery, 101(5), 469-474. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.9435

BackgroundAnatomical suitability for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formation was formerly determined by clinical examination alone. There are potential benefits from imaging to assess anatomical suitability. Existing studies examined the role of routin... Read More about Randomized clinical trial of selective versus routine preoperative duplex ultrasound imaging before arteriovenous fistula surgery: Duplex imaging before arteriovenous fistula surgery.

A "Christmas tree" band for the treatment of arteriovenous dialysis access-related steal syndrome (2013)
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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2012.10.004

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 about A "Christmas tree" band for the treatment of arteriovenous dialysis access-related steal syndrome.

Implementing a Competence Framework for Administering Medication: Reporting the Experiences of Mental Health Nurses and Students in the UK (2012)
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Hemingway, S., White, J., Baxter, H., Smith, G., Turner, J., & McCann, T. (2012). Implementing a Competence Framework for Administering Medication: Reporting the Experiences of Mental Health Nurses and Students in the UK. Issues in mental health nursing, 33(10), 657-664. https://doi.org/10.3109/01612840.2012.688255

Medicine administration is a high risk activity that most nurses undertake frequently. In this paper, the views of registered mental health nurses and final year student nurses are evaluated about the usefulness of the Medicines with Respect Assessme... Read More about Implementing a Competence Framework for Administering Medication: Reporting the Experiences of Mental Health Nurses and Students in the UK.

Intraluminal thrombus has a selective influence on matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors (tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases) in the wall of abdominal aortic aneurysms (2012)
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Abdul Rahman, M., Mazari, F., Khan, J. A., Madden, L., McCollum, P., Shahin, Y., …Smith, G. (2012). Intraluminal thrombus has a selective influence on matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors (tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases) in the wall of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Annals of vascular surgery, 26(3), 322-329. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2011.08.015

BACKGROUND The influence of intraluminal thrombus (ILT) on the proteolytic environment within the wall of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is unknown. This is the first study to examine the correlation between ILT thickness and the levels of matrix... Read More about Intraluminal thrombus has a selective influence on matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors (tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases) in the wall of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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.

Saphenopopliteal ligation and stripping of small saphenous vein: does extended stripping provide better results? (2012)
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Samuel, N., Carradice, D., Wallace, T., Smith, G. E., Mazari, F. A. K., & Chetter, I. (2012). Saphenopopliteal ligation and stripping of small saphenous vein: does extended stripping provide better results?. Phlebology, 27(8), 390-397. https://doi.org/10.1258/phleb.2011.011063

Objective Saphenopopliteal ligation (SPL) for venous insufficiency is a challenging procedure, with mixed results being reported. The role of stripping of the small saphenous vein (SSV) is contentious. This prospective observational study aimed to as... Read More about Saphenopopliteal ligation and stripping of small saphenous vein: does extended stripping provide better results?.

Targeted duplex ultrasound in a one-stop dialysis vascular access assessment clinic (2011)
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Smith, G. E., Samuel, N., Khan, J., Johnson, B. F., & Chetter, I. C. (2011). Targeted duplex ultrasound in a one-stop dialysis vascular access assessment clinic. Annals of vascular surgery, 25(8), 1099-1103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2011.02.043

BackgroundMany duplex detectable factors have been shown to correlate with upper limb arteriovenous fistula (AVF) outcomes, and many practitioners now request preoperative duplex vessel mapping routinely before AVF surgery. We report outcomes from a... Read More about Targeted duplex ultrasound in a one-stop dialysis vascular access assessment clinic.

Junction jump sign: a useful adjunct to the precise positioning of the catheter tip during endovenous thermal ablation (2011)
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Samuel, N., Wallace, T., Smith, G. E., Shahin, Y., & Chetter, I. C. (2011). Junction jump sign: a useful adjunct to the precise positioning of the catheter tip during endovenous thermal ablation. Ultrasound, 19(2), 97-98. https://doi.org/10.1258/ult.2011.011006

Duplex ultrasound imaging plays a key role in the increasingly popular, minimally invasive endothermal treatment of varicose veins. Accurate placement of the echodense tip of endovenous catheter distal to the site of junctional incompetence is by far... Read More about Junction jump sign: a useful adjunct to the precise positioning of the catheter tip during endovenous thermal ablation.

Ultrasound evaluation of carotid body tumours (2011)
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Samuel, N., Smith, G., Wolstenhulme, S., & Chetter, I. (2011). Ultrasound evaluation of carotid body tumours. Ultrasound, 19(1), 26-30. https://doi.org/10.1258/ult.2010.010037

Carotid body tumour (CBT) is a rare neoplasm that usually presents as an asymptomatic slow-growing neck mass at the carotid bifurcation. Due to these benign attributes, CBTs often go undiagnosed for a few years before a lateral neck mass becomes clin... Read More about Ultrasound evaluation of carotid body tumours.

Recognition of inflammatory aneurysms in abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and surveillance (2010)
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Smith, G. E., Samuel, N., Wolstenholme, S., Akomolafe, A. B., & Chetter, I. C. (2010). Recognition of inflammatory aneurysms in abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and surveillance. Ultrasound, 18(4), 186-190. https://doi.org/10.1258/ult.2010.010035

Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms (IAAAs) account for 3-10% of all abdominal aortic aneurysms and are characterized by a thickened aneurysmal wall, with extensive fibrosis and adhesions. Ultrasound remains the investigation of choice for diagno... Read More about Recognition of inflammatory aneurysms in abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and surveillance.