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Assessment of the diagnostic accuracy of automated ankle brachial pressure index devices in patients with diagnosed or suspected peripheral arterial disease: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

November 22, 2022

Background Target condition being diagnosed Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a prevalent cardiovascular disease, estimated to affect approximately 236 million people worldwide.1 PAD is characterised by progressive narrowing of the arterial lumen, reducing blood flow to the distal extremities.2 Classic symptoms include exertional calf, thigh and/or buttock pain known as intermittent claudication, and with disease […]

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Changes in functional health status following open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and the role of exercise-based rehabilitation: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

November 21, 2022

Introduction Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair may be associated with significant perioperative respiratory, cardiac, distal arterial or renal complications, which might necessitate a prolonged intensive care or hospital stay.1–3 In addition, patients with AAA are frequently elderly with widespread atherosclerosis, cardiovascular risk factors and comorbidities.4-8 This, in combination with the fact that AAA repair is […]

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