The role of Braden scores in predicting outcomes following revascularisation for chronic limb-threatening ischaemia and their association with frailty

February 7, 2023

Introduction Peripheral artery disease (PAD) poses a substantial healthcare burden worldwide as the third leading cause of atherosclerotic vascular morbidity.1 Chronic limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI) induces rest pain and/or tissue loss and encompasses the end stage of PAD, developing in approximately 11% of PAD patients, and is associated with debilitating pain, poor quality of life, one-year […]

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Frailty Assessment in UK Vascular Centres (FAVE): a survey to investigate data collection methods and impact on clinical practice

January 9, 2023

Introduction The importance of frailty as a clinical syndrome is gaining momentum in surgical specialties. Frailty is defined as ‘a state of vulnerability to a stressor event, triggering disproportionate changes in health status’.1 Increasing age may lead to the clinical condition of frailty.1 In the UK, three quarters of patients presenting with vascular disease are […]

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Outcomes of vascular interventions for chronic limb-threatening ischaemia in nonagenarians

May 3, 2022

Introduction The ageing population is growing. In 2020 there were 609,503 UK residents aged 90 and over, an increase of more than 2.5 times in the past 30 years.1 Cardiovascular disease is a large contributor to morbidity and mortality in this age group,2 and consequently older patients are being referred for vascular surgery evaluation.3 Given […]

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