Kevin Cassar

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Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cystic adventitial disease: a trap for the unwary
    K Cassar
    Vascular Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB24 2ZN, Scotland, UK
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 29:93-6. 2005
  2. pmc Intermittent claudication
    Kevin Cassar
    Vascular Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN
    BMJ 333:1002-5. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Introducing endovenous laser therapy ablation to a national health service vascular surgical unit - the Aberdeen experience
    R K Mackenzie
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 38:208-12. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Markers of coagulation activation, endothelial stimulation and inflammation in patients with peripheral arterial disease
    K Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 29:171-6. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Variability in responsiveness to clopidogrel in patients with intermittent claudication
    K Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 32:71-5. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of the antiplatelet effects of aspirin-clopidogrel combination versus aspirin alone after lower limb angioplasty
    K Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Surg 92:159-65. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Development of an instrument to measure the surgical operating theatre learning environment as perceived by basic surgical trainees
    Kevin Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, UK
    Med Teach 26:260-4. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori seropositivity is associated with enhanced platelet activation in patients with intermittent claudication
    Kevin Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, The Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    J Vasc Surg 39:560-4. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Platelet activation is increased in peripheral arterial disease
    K Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 38:99-103. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Clopidogrel has no effect on D-dimer and thrombin-antithrombin III levels in patients with peripheral arterial disease undergoing peripheral percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
    Kevin Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 42:252-8. 2005

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Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Cystic adventitial disease: a trap for the unwary
    K Cassar
    Vascular Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB24 2ZN, Scotland, UK
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 29:93-6. 2005
    ..The clinician is also warned of the associated misleading clinical features such as the presence of normal peripheral pulses and normal ankle pressures in some cases of CAD...
  2. pmc Intermittent claudication
    Kevin Cassar
    Vascular Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN
    BMJ 333:1002-5. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Introducing endovenous laser therapy ablation to a national health service vascular surgical unit - the Aberdeen experience
    R K Mackenzie
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 38:208-12. 2009
    ..To report early clinical outcomes and learning experience following the introduction of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) to an NHS vascular unit...
  4. ncbi request reprint Markers of coagulation activation, endothelial stimulation and inflammation in patients with peripheral arterial disease
    K Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 29:171-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the level of coagulation activation, endothelial stimulation and inflammation in patients with claudication and critical limb ischaemia (CLI) compared to healthy controls...
  5. ncbi request reprint Variability in responsiveness to clopidogrel in patients with intermittent claudication
    K Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 32:71-5. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the effect of the addition of clopidogrel to aspirin using ex vivo measures of platelet activation in patients with life-style limiting intermittent claudication...
  6. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of the antiplatelet effects of aspirin-clopidogrel combination versus aspirin alone after lower limb angioplasty
    K Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Surg 92:159-65. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the antiplatelet effect of a combination of aspirin and clopidogrel compared with aspirin alone in patients with claudication undergoing endovascular revascularization...
  7. ncbi request reprint Development of an instrument to measure the surgical operating theatre learning environment as perceived by basic surgical trainees
    Kevin Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, UK
    Med Teach 26:260-4. 2004
    ..This instrument was found to have high reliability and validity. Its potential usefulness for informing committees responsible for overseeing surgical training is discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori seropositivity is associated with enhanced platelet activation in patients with intermittent claudication
    Kevin Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, The Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    J Vasc Surg 39:560-4. 2004
    ..Results are presented as platelet percentage. von Wildebrand factor levels were measured using ELISA as a marker of endothelial injury. Carstair deprivation scores were calculated for all patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Platelet activation is increased in peripheral arterial disease
    K Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 38:99-103. 2003
    ..Platelet activation was assessed in patients with peripheral arterial disease compared with healthy control subjects...
  10. ncbi request reprint Clopidogrel has no effect on D-dimer and thrombin-antithrombin III levels in patients with peripheral arterial disease undergoing peripheral percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
    Kevin Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 42:252-8. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether combination of aspirin and clopidogrel affects thrombin-antithrombin III and D-dimer in patients with intermittent claudication undergoing angioplasty, compared with aspirin alone...
  11. ncbi request reprint Identifying the factors that determine feedback given to undergraduate medical students following formative mini-CEX assessments
    Nishan Fernando
    Medical Education Unit, University of Aberdeen Medical School, Foresterhill Hospital Site, Aberdeen, UK
    Med Educ 42:89-95. 2008
    ..We aimed to examine the factors that determine provision of feedback to students following mini-clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) assessments...
  12. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins
    X Jia
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Surg 94:925-36. 2007
    ..Foam sclerotherapy is a potential treatment for varicose veins. A systematic review was undertaken to assess its safety and efficacy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prothrombotic changes in platelet, endothelial and coagulation function following hemodialysis
    James A Milburn
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Int J Artif Organs 34:280-7. 2011
    ..More effective medical strategies to reduce the prothrombotic state of patients on hemodialysis should be investigated...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of peripheral percutaneous transluminal angioplasty on quality of life in patients with intermittent claudication
    K Cassar
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, Scotland, U K
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 26:130-6. 2003
    ..The aim of this review is to examine the effect of PTA on quality of life (QOL) in patients with intermittent claudication...
  15. ncbi request reprint The role of platelets in peripheral vascular disease
    K Cassar
    Vascular Unit, Ward 36, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 25:6-15. 2003
    ..Given the importance of platelets in peripheral vascular disease highlighted in this review, achieving an optimal safe anti-platelet effect for each patient with peripheral vascular disease should be the target of future research...
  16. ncbi request reprint Are national cardiac guidelines being applied by vascular surgeons?
    K Cassar
    Vascular Surgical Unit, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 26:623-8. 2003
    ..This survey aimed to determine the attitudes of vascular consultants to risk factor management in new patients attending their out-patient clinic...
  17. ncbi request reprint Completing the audit cycle: comparison of cardiac risk factor management in patients with intermittent claudication in two time periods
    A M Wilson
    Department of Vascular Surgery, NHS Grampian, United Kingdom
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 33:710-4. 2007
    ..The first line treatment of patients with intermittent claudication (IC) is to prolong life via cardiac risk factor management. We aimed to compare current standards of secondary prevention with those in a previously published audit...
  18. ncbi request reprint Management of secondary risk factors in patients with intermittent claudication
    K Cassar
    Vascular Unit, Ward 36, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 26:262-6. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the current management of risk factors in primary care and to compare General Practitioner (GP) attitudes and actual management...