Welcome to the The Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Diseases Group's website
The Peripheral Vascular Diseases (PVD) Group is one of 53 worldwide review groups belonging to The Cochrane Collaboration. We produce systematic reviews encompassing all surgical and medical interventions for the prevention or treatment of arterial and venous diseases.
Topics covered include aortic aneurysm; lower limb arterial occlusive disease, including intermittent claudication and critical limb ischaemia; and venous diseases including varicose veins and thromboembolism.
We have a world-wide membership composed of medical and surgical specialists, hospital administrators, policy makers, statisticians and healthcare consumers who help produce our reviews. The wide range of activities involved in this are co-ordinated from the editorial base in Edinburgh. Here our small team of specialised staff is responsible for supporting our internationally based authors, editors, and referees; and for the administration of the group.
The Cochrane Collaboration is celebrating twenty years of its existence throughout 2013. As part of a series of events to mark this anniversary, a dedicated webpage has been created. Follow the link for details on special events, achievements and people that have contributed to its growth since 1993.
New titles have recently been added to our list of titles available for new author teams. Follow this link to view.