Editorial

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) UK

November 21, 2022

Background Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) UK is a newly formed patient representative group giving national representation to AAA patients and their loved ones, providing a platform for national discussion on the impact of – and potential policy changes relating to – the condition. For too long the patient voice has not been a focal point […]

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Bullying and harassment: a disease for eradication

November 21, 2022

Some diseases are endemic and persistent. In this edition of the journal, the paper by vascular trainees Madurska et al points to bullying and harassment being such a disorder which is stubbornly resistant to intervention.1 Previous surveys have highlighted this problem and, although reported here in vascular surgery, it pervades much of surgery. Why is […]

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How do you solve the problem of aortic dissection?

July 20, 2022

“The tragedies of life are largely arterial” – Sir William Osler1 Every vascular surgeon can remember stories of patients with aortic dissection having thrombolysis for a presumed myocardial infarction, or a V/Q scan and full anticoagulation for a likely pulmonary embolus. My most memorable story is of an international sports coach who developed tearing intrascapular […]

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The future of exercise therapy for people with intermittent claudication?

June 29, 2022

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline 147 recommends supervised exercise therapy (SET) for all patients with intermittent claudication, consisting of 2 hours of SET per week for a 3-month period.1 This is supported by good evidence from Cochrane reviews2,3 that SET shows improvement in mean walking performance compared with home-based exercise and […]

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Neither here, nor there, but all good: my personal journey with respect to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

April 5, 2022

This invited editorial is an adapted version of a  talk on Mr Bhasin’s Twitter Feed originally recorded for the EDI module of the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Empower Leadership Programme.1 It has also been presented at the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Rouleaux Club Joint Symposium on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, […]

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