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Transfusion requirements in elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a network review of practice

March 23, 2023

Background During a recent NHS blood transfusion (NHSBT) Amber Alert1 for a shortage of Group O red cells available for transfusion, a recommendation to review higher risk surgeries which may require transfusion was implemented. Vascular surgery, and particularly open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, is often cited as being a particularly high-risk group (>15% transfusion […]

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Outcome of covered stents for severe aorto-iliac occlusive disease (AIOD) in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischaemia

March 14, 2023

Introduction The most recent iteration of the Inter-Society Consensus Document for the Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease from 2015 (Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus; TASC II) has suggested that all types of aorto-iliac occlusive disease (AIOD) may be treated using either an endovascular or open approach, provided the clinical team has sufficient expertise in the given modality, […]

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