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Intervention Protocol

Perioperative statin therapy for improving outcomes during and after noncardiac vascular surgery

  1. Robert D Sanders1,
  2. Amanda Nicholson2,*,
  3. Sharon R Lewis3,
  4. Andrew F Smith4,
  5. Phil Alderson5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia Group

Published Online: 11 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009971


How to Cite

Sanders RD, Nicholson A, Lewis SR, Smith AF, Alderson P. Perioperative statin therapy for improving outcomes during and after noncardiac vascular surgery (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD009971. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009971.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Imperial College London, Department of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care & Pain Medicine, London, UK

  2. 2

    Lancaster University, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster, UK

  3. 3

    Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Patient Safety Research, Lancaster, UK

  4. 4

    Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Department of Anaesthetics, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

  5. 5

    National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Manchester, UK

*Amanda Nicholson, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University, Physics Building, Lancaster, LA1 4YD, UK. a.nicholson@lancaster.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 11 JUL 2012

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

We wish to examine whether short-term statin therapy, commenced  before or on the day of noncardiac vascular surgery and continuing for at least 48 hours afterwards, improves patient outcomes including the risk of complications, pain, quality of life and length of hospital stay. We will also examine whether the effect of statin therapy on these outcomes changes depending on the dose of statin received.