Indian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

INVITED COMMENTARY
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 162--170

Introduction to translational research in vascular surgery/medicine


Thushan Dhananja Gooneratne1, Gnaneswar Atturu2 
1 Vascular Surgery, Registrar Department of Vascular Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
2 Consultant Surgeon, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, CARE Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gnaneswar Atturu
Consultant Surgeon, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, CARE Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana
India

Translational research is the process of applying the knowledge gained from basic research to clinical practice. Over the past three decades, translational research has transformed from a simple bi-directional flow from basic science to clinical care to a multifaceted, translational research spectrum that has the patient as the centerpiece. Globally, the vascular diseases spectrum has also been continuously changing with the aging population, change in lifestyle, and diabetic epidemic. This review aims to introduce new and exciting translation research concepts in the field of vascular surgery and medicine in general that could transform the management of patients with vascular diseases. An overview of contemporary translational research in the management of atherosclerosis, aneurysmal disease, and peripheral arterial disease is also highlighted.


How to cite this article:
Gooneratne TD, Atturu G. Introduction to translational research in vascular surgery/medicine.Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2019;6:162-170


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Gooneratne TD, Atturu G. Introduction to translational research in vascular surgery/medicine. Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 23 ];6:162-170
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