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Vascular, including Raynaud’s phenomenon


Raynaud’s phenomenon

Calcium channel blockers for primary Raynaud's phenomenon.
Ennis H, Hughes M, Anderson ME, Wilkinson J, Herrick AL.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 25;2:CD002069. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002069.pub5.

Hand-arm vibration and the risk of vascular and neurological diseases - A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Nilsson T, Wahlström J, Burström L.
PLoS One. 2017 Jul 13;12(7):e0180795. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180795. eCollection 2017.

Evidence for the use of epoprostenol to treat Raynaud's phenomenon with or without digital ulcers.
Cruz JE, Ward A, Anthony S, Chang S, Bae HB, Hermes-DeSantis ER.
Ann Pharmacother. 2016 Dec;50(12):1060-1067

Raynaud's syndrome in children: systematic review and development of recommendations for assessment and monitoring.
Pain CE, Constantin T, Toplak N, Moll M, Iking-Konert C, Piotto DP, Aktay Ayaz N, Nemcova D, Hoeger PH, Cutolo M, Smith V, Foeldvari I; Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PRES) Juvenile Scleroderma Working Group.
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 Sep-Oct;34 Suppl 100(5):200-206. Epub 2016 Jul 27.

Raynaud's phenomenon (secondary).
Herrick A, Muir L.
BMJ Clin Evid. 2014 Oct 14;2014. pii: 1125.

Raynaud's phenomenon (primary).
Pope J.
BMJ Clin Evid. 2013 Oct 10;2013:1119

The association of Raynaud's syndrome with carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis.
Hartmann P, Mohokum M, Schlattmann P.
Rheumatol Int. 2012 Mar;32(3):569-74. doi: 10.1007/s00296-011-2122-5. Epub 2011 Sep 7.

Use of infrared thermography as an endpoint in therapeutic trials of Raynaud's phenomenon and systemic sclerosis.
Pauling JD, Shipley JA, Harris ND, McHugh NJ.
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2012 Mar-Apr;30(2 Suppl 71):S103-15. Epub 2012 May 30.

Thoracic sympathectomy for digital ischemia: a summary of evidence.
Coveliers HM, Hoexum F, Nederhoed JH, Wisselink W, Rauwerda JA.
J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jul;54(1):273-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.01.069. Epub 2011 Jun 8.


Radiographic changes of the distal phalanx tuft of the hands in subjects with systemic sclerosis. Systematic review.
Izquierdo YE, Calvo Páramo E, Castañeda LM, Gómez SV, Zambrano FS.
Reumatol Clin. 2018 Jan - Feb;14(1):20-26. doi: 10.1016/j.reuma.2016.08.009. Epub 2016 Oct 13.

Consensus best practice pathway of the UK Scleroderma Study Group: digital vasculopathy in systemic sclerosis.
Hughes M, Ong VH, Anderson ME, Hall F, Moinzadeh P, Griffiths B, Baildam E, Denton CP, Herrick AL.
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2015 Nov;54(11):2015-24. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kev201. Epub 2015 Jun 26.

Scleroderma and evidence based non-pharmaceutical treatment modalities for digital ulcers: a systematic review.
Moran ME.
J Wound Care. 2014 Oct;23(10):510-6. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2014.23.10.510.

Neurologic involvement in scleroderma: a systematic review.
Amaral TN, Peres FA, Lapa AT, Marques-Neto JF, Appenzeller S.
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Dec;43(3):335-47. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2013.05.002. Epub 2013 Jul 1.

Other vascular conditions

True aneurysm of the digital artery: a case report and systematic literature review.
Sheikh Z, Selvakumar S, Goon P.
J Surg Case Rep. 2020 Feb 21;2020(2):rjz400. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjz400. eCollection 2020 Feb.

Surgical treatment of chronic hand ischemia: A systematic review and case series.
Colen DL, Ben-Amotz O, Stephanie T, Serebrakian A, Carney MJ, Gerety PA, Levin LS.
J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2019 Sep;24(3):359-370. doi: 10.1142/S2424835519500462.

Vascular trauma of the hand - a systematic review.
Wahl U, Kaden I, Köhler A, Hirsch T.
Vasa. 2018 Oct 16:1-11. doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000743. [Epub ahead of print]

[Reliability and validity of the modified Allen test: a systematic review and metanalysis].
Romeu-Bordas Ó, Ballesteros-Peña S.
Emergencias. 2017 Abr;29(2):126-135. Spanish.

Is Achenbach's syndrome a surgical emergency? A systematic review.
Kordzadeh A, Caine PL, Jonas A, Rhodes KM, Panayiotopolous YP.
Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2016 Aug;42(4):439-43. doi: 10.1007/s00068-015-0610-0. Epub 2015 Dec 15.

Nonoperative management of acute upper limb ischemia.
Wong VW, Major MR, Higgins JP.
Hand (N Y). 2016 Jun;11(2):131-43. doi: 10.1177/1558944716628499. Epub 2016 Mar 8.

An algorithmic approach to the surgical treatment of chronic ischemia of the hand: a systematic review of the literature.
Thibaudeau S, Serebrakian AT, Gerety PA, Levin LS.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 May;137(5):818e-28e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002044.

Ulnar hammer syndrome: a systematic review of the literature.
Vartija L, Cheung K, Kaur M, Coroneos CJ, Thoma A.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov;132(5):1181-91. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182a3bfcb.

Forearm and hand arteries’ aneurysms – a case report of bilateral true ulnar artery aneurysm in the hypothenar eminence and systematic review of the literature.
De Santis F, Martini G, Mani G, Zywica M, Zipponi D.
Vascular. 2013 Jun;21(3):169-76.

A systematic review of the outcomes of distal upper extremity bypass surgery with arterial and venous conduits.
Masden DL, Seruya M, Higgins JP.
J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Nov;37(11):2362-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.07.028. Epub 2012 Oct 6.

The clinical features of hand-arm vibration syndrome in a warm environment--a review of the literature.
Su AT, Darus A, Bulgiba A, Maeda S, Miyashita K.
J Occup Health. 2012;54(5):349-60. Epub 2012 Aug 2.

Thoracic sympathectomy for digital ischemia: a summary of evidence.
Coveliers HM, Hoexum F, Nederhoed JH, Wisselink W, Rauwerda JA.
J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jul;54(1):273-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.01.069. Epub 2011 Jun 8.




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