Cochrane Protocols Published

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The Western Vascular Institute began investigating newer methods of evidence synthesis in 2016, under the guidance of Dr Fionnuala Jordan, Cochrane fellow. Currently, the WVI has six reviews underway with two Cochrane groups, Vascular and Stroke.  On January 19, three of these protocol were published.

Read the protocols by following the links below.


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Endovascular versus conventional open surgical repair for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms

Abstract This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effectiveness and safety of endovascular repair versus conventional open surgical repair (OSR) used in the management of thoracoabdominal aorta aneurysms (TAAAs). Read more


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Hybrid repair versus conventional open repair for thoracic aortic arch aneurysms

Abstract This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effectiveness and safety of hybrid repair versus conventional open surgical repair for the treatment of thoracic aortic arch aneurysms (TAAs). Read more


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Hybrid repair versus conventional open repair for aortic arch dissection

Abstract This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effectiveness and safety of a hybrid technique of treatment over conventional open repair in the management of aortic arch dissection. Read more