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Table 1 Perioperative characteristics of randomized CEA patients with patch angioplasty versus CEA patients with primary closure of all included trials

From: Carotid endarterectomy with patch angioplasty versus primary closure in patients with symptomatic and significant stenosis: a systematic review with meta-analyses and trial sequential analysis of randomized clinical trials

Author and year Anesthesia TCD Pressure assessment Shunt Asymptomatic
Pratesi 1986 [63] U U U U 10/100 operations
Vleeschauwer 1987 [50] U U U Used when indicated U
Eikelboom 1988 [64] General U U Used when indicated 23/129 operations
Clagett, 1989 [55] General Standardized U Always 36/152 operations
Lord 1989 [51] U U Routine Used when indicated U
Ranaboldo 1993 [59] U U U Used when indicated 17/213 operations
Katz 1994 [52] General Standardized U Standardized 38/100 operations
De Letter 1993 [65] U U U U U
Myers 1994 [53] General Standardized U Standardized 40/163 operations
Aburahma 1996 [62] General Standardized U Standardized 133/399 operations
Mannheim 2005 [54] Plexus (9 patients general) U Routine Used when indicated 217/422 operations
Al-Rawi 2006 [61] General Standardized U Used when indicated 31/328 operations
  1. TCD Transcranial Doppler, U Unknown, V Vein patch, PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene patch, OV Obligatory vein patch, SV Saphenous vein patch, JV Jugular vein patch