Editorials

An extraordinary conference session

Author(s):

Chetter I,1 Wren B2

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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Management of iatrogenic acute limb ischaemia in the paediatric intensive care unit population

Author(s):

Kwan JY,1 Stocco F,1 Ali RK,1 Bourke G,2 Natalwala I,2 Richards M,3 Puppala S,4 Finn D,5 Scott J,1 Stansfield T,1 Forsyth J1

In the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) an arterial line is often inserted in critically unwell children to allow for reliable blood pressure monitoring and access to arterial blood for point-of-care blood gas analysis and laboratory testing. However, arterial catheterisation is a procedure that carries the risk of serious complications including impaired tissue perfusion, thrombotic…

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Supporting endovascular practice in 2023 and beyond: the BSET Fellowship Programme

Author(s):

Wilton E,1 Sandford R2 on behalf of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy

Background British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET) Fellowships were introduced to provide an opportunity for vascular or interventional radiology trainees to acquire new or more complex endovascular skills during a 6-month period in a UK-based endovascular unit of their choice. They were established in 2008 in response to the rapidly expanding field of endovascular practice,…

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Delivering greener surgery; small changes matter

Author(s):

Tripathi A,1,2 Al-Saadi N,1 Wall M,1 Garnham A1,3,4

Introduction Countries worldwide have committed to reducing carbon emissions to mitigate the detrimental effect of climate change on the environment. The UK has committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Significant changes are required across all industries, including healthcare, to achieve this target within the deadline.1 Currently, healthcare systems are estimated to account for…

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Supervised exercise therapy apps for claudication

Author(s):

Chan E,1 Pathmanathan S,2 Sultan J3

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has been recognised as a healthcare burden affecting up to 5.56% of the global population over 25 years of age.1 Intermittent claudication (IC) is often debilitating and results in reduced physical activity which is associated with increased cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.2,3 Early identification and management of PAD is essential to…

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The journey to greener vascular surgery

Author(s):

The Vascular and Endovascular Research Network,1 Sandford B,2,3 Garnham A3-5

The consequences of climate change pose a significant threat to health and healthcare systems globally. The increase in air pollution, temperatures and natural disasters along with the shift in patterns of infectious disease are leading to an increased disease burden.1,2 Unless urgent action is taken to mitigate climate change, the health consequences are projected to…

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