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Updates from the Vascular Societies

February 29, 2024
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Foreword

February 29, 2024

Welcome to the latest issue of the Journal of Vascular Societies Great Britain and Ireland (JVSGBI). This issue contains 2 editorials. The first written by myself in collaboration with Barbara Wren, a Consultant Psychologist is a reflection on an emotive session entitled “The patient I cannot forget” at the recent Vascular Society of Great Britain…

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An extraordinary conference session

February 29, 2024

I have attended innumerable sessions at countless conferences over my career but a late afternoon session on Wednesday 22 November 2023 at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland at the Convention Centre in Dublin will live long in the memory. It ran from 17:00–18:30 hours in a packed…

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Surgical Site Infections in Major Lower Limb Amputation: An International Multicentre Audit (SIMBA): Study Protocol

February 29, 2024

Introduction Background and rationale Surgical site infection (SSI) is a significant potential complication of any surgical procedure, acknowledged by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a leading cause of in-hospital morbidity and mortality.1 In vascular surgery, patients undergoing major lower limb amputation (MLLA) may be at an increased risk of developing…

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A feasibility survey to inform trial design investigating surgical site infection prevention in vascular surgery

February 29, 2024

Introduction Surgical site infection (SSI) is common following vascular surgery, complicating up to 40% of groin incisions and major lower limb amputations (MLLA).1–3 SSI significantly impairs quality of life due to associated pain, reduced mobility, depression and anxiety.4 SSI results in a fourfold increase in the risk of readmission and substantially increases healthcare costs, estimated…

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