Research Priorities for Carotid Conditions: results of the UK Vascular James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Process

April 20, 2023

Background Fifteen percent of ischaemic strokes are thought to be caused by thrombotic or embolic carotid artery disease, and these carotid-related strokes are commonly fatal or disabling.1 Globally, carotid disease and specifically carotid stenosis affects an estimated 21.2% and 1.5%, respectively, of those aged 39–79 years.2 In 2016, 9.6 million cases of ischaemic stroke led…

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Research priorities for aortic diseases: results of the James Lind Alliance/Vascular Society GBI priority setting exercise

February 16, 2022

Background In the UK, aortic aneurysm affects approximately 4% or 80,000 men between the ages of 65 and 74 years.1 With a broad spectrum of rapidly evolving treatment options, advancing methods of management and investigation, many aspects of best clinical practice for aortic diseases are unknown.2 Aortic diseases are exemplified by aortic aneurysm, the most…

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