Vascular Research UK is a portal for communication, collaboration and learning for healthcare professionals, patients, public and policy makers with an interest in the management of Vascular Disease in the UK and globally.
Its YouTube channel contains videos on recently published studies for clinicians, as well as explanations of vascular conditions in lay language for patients. Subscribe to get updates when new videos are published.
The Annual SPecIalist Registrar Educational Programme (ASPIRE) Digital is a series of webinars organised by the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland. They are available at the members section of the VSGBI website (link).
Additionally, the Rouleaux Club in collaboration with the VSGBI introduced ASPIRE Junior, a series of webinars aimed at Medical Students, Foundation Doctors and Core Trainees, covering the basics of vascular surgery. These are recorded and available to Rouleaux club members on their website.
Mid-term Migration and Device Failure Following Endovascular Aneurysm Sealing with the Nellix Stent Graft System – a Single Centre Experience. Harrison SC et al. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Sep;56(3):342-348.
Multicentre Aneurysm Screening Study Group. Multi centre aneurysm screening study (MASS): cost effectiveness analysis of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms based on four year results from randomised controlled trial. Multi centre Aneurysm Screening Study Group. BMJ. 2002;325: 1135-1139
Meta-analysis of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair versus open surgical repair of juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms over the last 10 years. Jones AD et al. BJS Open. 2019 May 17;3(5):572-584.
Early Endarterectomy Carries a Lower Procedural Risk Than Early Stenting in Patients With Symptomatic Stenosis of the Internal Carotid Artery: Results From 4 Randomized Controlled Trials. Rantner B et al. Carotid Stenosis Trialists’ Collaboration. Stroke. 2017 Jun;48(6):1580-1587.
Risk of Death Following Application of Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons and Stents in the Femoropopliteal Artery of the Leg: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Katsanos K et al. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Dec 18;7(24):e011245.
Lower limb amputation in England: prevalence, regional variation and relationship with revascularisation, deprivation and risk factors. A retrospective review of hospital data. Ahmad N et al. J R Soc Med. 2014 Dec;107(12):483-9.
The Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Threatened Limb Classification System: risk stratification based on wound, ischemia, and foot infection (WIfI). Mills JL Sr et al. Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Guidelines Committee. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jan;59(1):220-34.e1-2.
MRC/BHF Heart Protection Study of cholesterol lowering with simvastatin in 20,536 high risk individuals: a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Heart Protection Study Collaborative Group. Lancet. 2002; 360; 7-22.
Rivaroxaban with or without aspirin in patients with stable peripheral or carotid artery disease: an international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. COMPASS Investigators. Lancet. 2017 Nov 10. pii: S0140-6736(17)32409-1.
Long term results of compression therapy alone versus compression plus surgery in chronic venous ulceration (ESCHAR): randomised controlled trial. Gohel MS, Barwell JR, Taylor M, Chant T, Foy C, Earnshaw JJ, Heather BP, Mitchell DC, Whyman MR, Poskitt KR. BMJ. 2007 Jul 14;335(7610):83.
A randomized trial comparing treatments for varicose veins. Brittenden J, Cotton SC, Elders A, Ramsay CR, Norrie J, Burr J, Campbell B, Bachoo P, Chetter I, Gough M, Earnshaw J, Lees T, Scott J, Baker SA, Francis J, Tassie E, Scotland G, Wileman S, Campbell MK. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 25;371(13):1218-27.