Robert Fitridge

Dr Robert Fitridge

Professor of Vascular Surgery

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Prof Rob Fitridge (MBBS, MS, FRACS) is Professor of Vascular Surgery at University of Adelaide, and consultant Vascular Surgeon with the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital) and Lyell McEwin Health Service in Adelaide. He is also Head of the Multi-Disciplinary Diabetic Foot Service at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Lyell McEwin Health Service, which he co-founded in the mid-1990s, and is co-head of the MDF service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

He is most recognised for his work on predictive modelling of outcomes after endovascular aneurysm surgery (NHMRC-funded with 14 related publications). He was a member of the steering committee for the Global Guidelines for Chronic Limb-threatening Ischaemia (CLTI), and also contributed to the GLASS anatomical staging system and to the ESVS Acute Limb Ischaemia guideline. He is managing editor for Mechanisms of Vascular Disease: A Textbook for Vascular Specialists, now in its third edition, and section editor for the Oxford Textbook of Vascular Surgery (2016). He is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate student teaching, as well as curriculum development for vascular surgical training.

Prof Fitridge also has extensive clinical and research experience in management of chronic complex wounds, particularly in diabetic patients. He was a member of the Baker IDI/NHMRC and Diabetes Feet Australia working groups, which developed national guidelines for the management of the diabetic foot. He is also a member of the International Working Group for the Diabetic Foot (and co-chair of the Peripheral Arterial Disease committee), which develops guidelines for the assessment and management of diabetic foot disease (which is a top 20 cause of hospitalisation and responsible for ~70% of all major limb amputations). A majority of Prof Fitridge's current clinical and research program is now targeted at best-practice assessment, management, and triage of diabetes-related foot disease, including via telehealth for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people living in rural and remote communities.

Current Research Interests
  • Best-practice guidelines for the treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI) and diabetes-related foot disease (DRFD)
  • Predictive outcome modelling following major surgical procedures
  • Evaluation of minimally-invasive techniques in vascular surgery, including endoluminal repair of aortic aneurysms
  • Outcomes from interventions for DRFD
  • Assessment of factors affecting wound healing in DRFD
  • Telemedicine for assessment, management, and triage of patients living in rural and remote communities
  • Technological approaches to assessment and education for limb disease management, including 3D photography, virtual reality training modules, and augmented reality consults
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Mwipatayi, B. P., Faraj, J., Oshin, O., Fitridge, R., Wong, J., Schermerhorn, M. L., . . . ENGAGE REGISTRY co-investigators. (2021). Endurant Stent Graft Demonstrates Promising Outcomes in Challenging Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Anatomy. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 73(1), 69-80.
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    2021 Lotfollahi, Z., Dawson, J., Fitridge, R., & Bursill, C. (2021). The Anti-inflammatory and Proangiogenic Properties of High-Density Lipoproteins: An Emerging Role in Diabetic Wound Healing. Advances in Wound Care, 10(7), 370-380.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2021 Derbas, L. A., Patel, K. K., Muskula, P. R., Wang, J., Gosch, K., Fitridge, R., . . . Smolderen, K. G. (2021). Variability in utilization of diagnostic imaging tests in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease.. Int J Cardiol, 300, 200-206.
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    2021 Parvar, S. L., Ngo, L., Dawson, J., Nicholls, S. J., Fitridge, R., Psaltis, P. J., & Ranasinghe, I. (2021). Long-term outcomes following endovascular and surgical revascularization for peripheral artery disease: a propensity score-matched analysis. European Heart Journal, ehab116-1-ehab116-10.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2021 Kuang, B., Pena, G., Szpak, Z., Edwards, S., Battersby, R., Cowled, P., . . . Fitridge, R. (2021). Assessment of a smartphone-based application for diabetic foot ulcer measurement. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 29(3), 460-465.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2021 Cowled, P., Boult, M., Barnes, M., & Fitridge, R. A. (2021). Update of a model to predict outcomes after endovascular aneurysm repair. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 75, 430-444.
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    2021 Pena, G., Kuang, B., Edwards, S., Cowled, P., Dawson, J., & Fitridge, R. (2021). Factors Associated With Key Outcomes in Diabetes Related Foot Disease: A Prospective Observational Study.. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg, 62(2), 233-240.
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    2021 Thomas, H. M., Ahangar, P., Fitridge, R., Kirby, G. T. S., Mills, S. J., & Cowin, A. J. (2021). Plasma-polymerized pericyte patches improve healing of murine wounds through increased angiogenesis and reduced inflammation. Regenerative Biomaterials, 8(4), 1-12.
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    2021 Mohan, I. V., Khashram, M., & Fitridge, R. (2021). Vascular Surgery in Australia and New Zealand (Australasia). European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 62(3), 338-339.
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    2021 Hart, O., Jansen, S., Fitridge, R., & Khashram, M. (2021). Protocol for a prospective observational study: The Australia and New Zealand Diabetic and Ischaemic Foot Outcomes Study (ANZ-DIFOS). BMJ Open, 11(9), e050833.
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    2021 Pena, G., & Fitridge, R. (2021). Acute Limb Ischaemia in the COVID-19 Era: a Clinical and Organisational Challenge. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
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    2021 Woelk, V., Speck, P., Kaambwa, B., Fitridge, R. A., & Ranasinghe, I. (2021). Incidence and causes of early unplanned readmission after hospitalisation with peripheral arterial disease in Australia and New Zealand.. Med J Aust.
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    2020 Conte, M., Bradbury, A., Kolh, P., White, J., Dick, F., Fitridge, R., . . . Wang, S. (2020). Corrigendum to “Global Vascular Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischaemia” [Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 58 (1S) (2019) 1–109>] (European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery (2019) 58(1S) (S1–S109.e33), (S1078588419303806), (10.1016/j.ejvs.2019.05.006)). European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 60(1), 158-159.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2020 Kifelew, L. G., Warner, M. S., Morales, S., Vaughan, L., Woodman, R., Fitridge, R., . . . Speck, P. (2020). Efficacy of phage cocktail AB-SA01 therapy in diabetic mouse wound infections caused by multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.. BMC microbiology, 20(1), 204.
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    2020 Rajendran, S., Pena, G., & Fitridge, R. (2020). The diabetic foot from ulcer to infection. Medicine Today, 21(7), 24-31.
    2020 Thomas, H. M., Ahangar, P., Hofma, B. R., Strudwick, X. L., Fitridge, R., Mills, S. J., & Cowin, A. J. (2020). Attenuation of flightless I increases human pericyte proliferation, migration and angiogenic functions and improves healing in murine diabetic wounds. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(16), 1-15.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2020 Golledge, J., Pinchbeck, J., Tomee, S. M., Rowbotham, S. E., Singh, T. P., Moxon, J. V., . . . TEDY Investigators. (2020). Efficacy of telmisartan to slow growth of small abdominal aortic aneurysms: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Cardiology, 5(12), 1374-1381.
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    2020 Carson-Chahhoud, K. V., Smith, B. J., Peters, M. J., Brinn, M. P., Ameer, F., Singh, K., . . . Esterman, A. J. (2020). Two-year efficacy of varenicline tartrate and counselling for inpatient smoking cessation (STOP study): A randomized controlled clinical trial. PLoS ONE, 15(4), 11 pages.
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    2020 Björck, M., Earnshaw, J. J., Acosta, S., Bastos Gonçalves, F., Cochennec, F., Sebastian Debus, E., . . . Rai, K. (2020). European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2020 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Acute Limb Ischaemia. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 59(2), 173-218.
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    2020 Hinchliffe, R. J., Forsythe, R. O., Apelqvist, J., Boyko, E. J., Fitridge, R., Hong, J. P., . . . Schaper, N. C. (2020). Guidelines on diagnosis, prognosis, and management of peripheral artery disease in patients with foot ulcers and diabetes (IWGDF 2019 update). Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 36(S1), 12 pages.
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    2020 Saxon, J. T., Safley, D. M., Mena-Hurtado, C., Heyligers, J., Fitridge, R., Shishehbor, M., . . . Smolderen, K. G. (2020). Adherence to guideline-recommended therapy - including supervised exercise therapy referral - across peripheral artery disease specialty clinics: insights from the international PORTRAIT registry. Journal of the American Heart Association, 9(3), e012541-1-e012541-9.
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    2020 Thomas, M., Patel, K., Gosch, K., Labrosciano, C., Mena-Hurtado, C., Fitridge, R., . . . Smolderen, K. (2020). Mental health concerns in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease: Insights from the PORTRAIT registry. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 131, 109963.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2020 Forsythe, R. O., Apelqvist, J., Boyko, E. J., Fitridge, R., Hong, J. P., Katsanos, K., . . . Schaper, N. C. (2020). Effectiveness of revascularisation of the ulcerated foot in patients with diabetes and peripheral artery disease: A systematic review. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 36(S1), e3279.
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    2020 Forsythe, R. O., Apelqvist, J., Boyko, E. J., Fitridge, R., Hong, J. P., Katsanos, K., . . . Hinchliffe, R. J. (2020). Performance of prognostic markers in the prediction of wound healing or amputation among patients with foot ulcers in diabetes: A systematic review. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 36(S1), e3278.
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    2020 Forsythe, R. O., Apelqvist, J., Boyko, E. J., Fitridge, R., Hong, J. P., Katsanos, K., . . . Hinchliffe, R. J. (2020). Effectiveness of bedside investigations to diagnose peripheral artery disease among people with diabetes mellitus: A systematic review. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 36(S1), e3277.
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    2020 Pena, G., Kuang, B., Cowled, P., Howell, S., Dawson, J., Philpot, R., & Fitridge, R. (2020). Micronutrient Status in Diabetic Patients with Foot Ulcers. ADVANCES IN WOUND CARE, 9(1), 1-7.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS11 Europe PMC5
    2020 Pham, C., Lizarondo, L., Karnon, J., Aromataris, E., Munn, Z., Gibb, C., . . . Maddern, G. (2020). Strategies for implementing shared decision making in elective surgery by health care practitioners: A systematic review. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 26(2), 582-601.
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    2020 Pena, G., Kuang, B., Szpak, Z., Cowled, P., Dawson, J., & Fitridge, R. (2020). Evaluation of a Novel Three-Dimensional Wound Measurement Device for Assessment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. ADVANCES IN WOUND CARE, 9(11), 9 pages.
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    2020 Conte, M. S., Bradbury, A. W., Kolh, P., White, J. V., Dick, F., Fitridge, R., . . . European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS), and World Federation of Vascular Societies (WFVS). (2020). Corrigendum to 'Global Vascular Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia' [European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 58/1S (2019) 1-109].. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg, 59(3), 492-493.
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    2019 Pham, C. T., Gibb, C. L., Fitridge, R. A., Karnon, J., & Hoon, E. (2019). Supporting surgeons in patient-centred complex decision-making: a qualitative analysis of the impact of a perioperative physician clinic. BMJ Open, 9(12), e033277-1-e033277-9.
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    2019 Fitridge, R., Pena, G., & Mills, J. L. (2019). The patient presenting with chronic limb-threatening ischaemia. Does diabetes influence presentation, limb outcomes and survival?. Diabetes Metab Res Rev, 36(S1), e3242.
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    2019 Lazzarini, P. A., & Fitridge, R. (2019). Regional variations in amputation rates: are regional diabetic foot services the reason?. ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 89(7-8), 796-797.
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    2019 White, J. V., Conte, M., Bradbury, A., Kolh, P., Dick, F., Fitridge, R., . . . Suresh, K. (2019). Building a global alliance in vascular surgery. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 70(3), 663-664.
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    2019 White, J., Conte, M., Bradbury, A., Kolh, P., Dick, F., Fitridge, R., . . . Suresh, K. (2019). Building a Global Alliance in Vascular Surgery. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 58(3), 318-319.
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    2019 Marron, C., & Fitridge, R. (2019). Endovascular interventions are increasing to meet the clinical demands of modern peripheral arterial disease patients. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 89(4), 277-278.
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    2019 Conte, M. S., Bradbury, A. W., Kolh, P., White, J. V., Dick, F., Fitridge, R., . . . Diamant, M. (2019). Global vascular guidelines on the management of chronic limb-threatening ischemia. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 69(6), 3S-125S.e40.
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    2019 Conte, M. S., Bradbury, A. W., Kolh, P., White, J. V., Dick, F., Fitridge, R., . . . Wang, S. (2019). Global Vascular Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 58(1), S1-S109.e33.
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    2018 Parvar, S., Fitridge, R., Dawson, J., & Nicholls, S. (2018). Medical and lifestyle management of peripheral arterial disease. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 68(5), 1595-1606.
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    2018 Mylankal, K. J., & Fitridge, R. (2018). Inferior vena cava filters: recent controversies. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(3), 128-129.
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    2018 Pena, G., Cowled, P., Dawson, J., Johnson, B., & Fitridge, R. (2018). Diabetic foot and lower limb amputations: underestimated problem with a cost to health system and to the patient. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(7-8), 666-667.
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    2018 Gibb, C., & Fitridge, R. (2018). Smoking and the surgeon: no more excuses. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(9), 815-816.
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    2018 Lazzarini, P. A., van Netten, J. J., Fitridge, R. A., Griffiths, I., Kinnear, E. M., Malone, M., . . . Wraight, P. R. (2018). Pathway to ending avoidable diabetes-related amputations in Australia. The Medical journal of Australia, 209(7), 288-290.
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    2018 Moxon, J., Ng, E., Lazzaroni, S., Boult, M., Velu, R., Fitridge, R., & Golledge, J. (2018). Circulating biomarkers are not associated with endoleaks after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 67(3), 770-777.
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    2018 van Netten, J., Lazzarini, P., Armstrong, D., Bus, S., Fitridge, R., Harding, K., . . . Wraight, P. (2018). Diabetic Foot Australia guideline on footwear for people with diabetes. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 11(1), 2-1-2-14.
    DOI Scopus43 WoS33 Europe PMC27
    2018 Smolderen, K. G., Gosch, K., Patel, M., Jones, W. S., Hirsch, A. T., Beltrame, J. F., . . . Spertus, J. (2018). PORTRAIT (Patient-Centered Outcomes Related to Treatment Practices in Peripheral Arterial Disease: Investigating Trajectories): Overview of Design and Rationale of an International Prospective Peripheral Arterial Disease Study. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 11(2), e003860-1-e003860-13.
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    2017 Pham, C., Gibb, C., Fitridge, R., & Karnon, J. (2017). Effectiveness of preoperative medical consultations by internal medicine physicians: a systematic review. BMJ Open, 7(12), e018632-1-e018632-10.
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    2017 Kumar, L., Cowled, P., Boult, M., Howell, S., & Fitridge, R. (2017). Type II Endoleak after Endovascular Aneurysm Repair: natural history and treatment outcomes. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 44, 94-102.
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    2017 Boult, M., Cowled, P., Barnes, M., & Fitridge, R. (2017). Fitness plus American Society of Anesthesiologists grade improve outcome prediction after endovascular aneurysm repair. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(9), 682-687.
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    2017 Thurston, B., Pena, G., Howell, S., Cowled, P., & Fitridge, R. (2017). Low total psoas area as scored in the clinic setting independently predicts midterm mortality after endovascular aneurysm repair in male patients. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 67(2), 460-467.
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    2016 Pradhan, A., & Fitridge, R. (2016). Vascular Surgery: Arterial Procedures and Vascular Surgery: Hybrid, Venous, Dialysis Access, Thoracic Outlet, and Lower Extremity Procedures. Edited by R. C. Darling III and C. K. Ozaki (Series Editor: J. E. Fischer). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer, 2016. 464 and 297 pages. ISBN: 978-1-45119-161-5. Price: $USD259.99. ANZ journal of surgery, 86(5), 411.
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    2016 Brownrigg, J., Hinchliffe, R., Apelqvist, J., Boyko, E., Fitridge, R., Mills, J., . . . Schaper, N. (2016). Effectiveness of bedside investigations to diagnose peripheral artery disease among people with diabetes mellitus: A systematic review. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 32, 119-127.
    DOI Scopus45 WoS40 Europe PMC24
    2016 Brownrigg, J., Hinchliffe, R., Apelqvist, J., Boyko, E., Fitridge, R., Mills, J., . . . Schaper, N. (2016). Performance of prognostic markers in the prediction of wound healing or amputation among patients with foot ulcers in diabetes: A systematic review. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 32, 128-135.
    DOI Scopus67 WoS58 Europe PMC34
    2016 Morris, D. R., Cunningham, M. A., Ahimastos, A. A., Kingwell, B. A., Pappas, E., Bourke, M., . . . Golledge, J. (2016). Erratum to: 'TElmisartan in the management of abDominal aortic aneurYsm (TEDY): The study protocol for a randomized controlled trial' [Trials, (2016), 17:43]. Trials, 17(1), 1 page.
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    2016 Fitridge, R., Boult, M., de Loryn, T., Cowled, P., & Barnes, M. (2016). Predictors of 1-year survival after endovascular aneurysm repair. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 51(4), 528-534.
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    2016 Pham, C., Gibb, C., Mittinty, M., Fitridge, R., Marshall, V., & Karnon, J. (2016). A comparison of propensity score-based approaches to health service evaluation: a case study of a preoperative physician-led clinic for high-risk surgical patients. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 22(5), 761-770.
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    2016 Hinchliffe, R., Brownrigg, J., Andros, G., Apelqvist, J., Boyko, E., Fitridge, R., . . . Schaper, N. (2016). Effectiveness of revascularization of the ulcerated foot in patients with diabetes and peripheral artery disease: A systematic review. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 32, 136-144.
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    2016 Hinchliffe, R. J., Brownrigg, J. R. W., Apelqvist, J., Boyko, E. J., Fitridge, R., Mills, J. L., . . . Schaper, N. C. (2016). IWGDF guidance on the diagnosis, prognosis and management of peripheral artery disease in patients with foot ulcers in diabetes. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 32, 37-44.
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    2015 Iannella, S., McInnes, W., Fitridge, R. A., & Dawson, J. (2015). The use of negative pressure would therapy as a dual closure and splinting device is associated with rapid delayed primary wound closure in high-risk diabetic patients following digital amputation: a case series. Wound practice & research, 23(1), 4-7.
    2015 Faure, E., Becquemin, J. -P., & Cochennec, F. (2015). Predictive factors for limb occlusions after endovascular aneurysm repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 61(5), 1138-1145.
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    2015 Fitridge, R. (2015). Challenge of periprocedural management of anticoagulants and antiplatelet therapy. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 85(9), 599.
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    2015 Boult, M., Howell, S., Cowled, P., De Loryn, T., & Fitridge, R. (2015). Self-reported fitness of American Society of Anesthesiologists class 3 patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair predicts patient survival. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 62(2), 299-303.
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    2015 Morris, D. R., Cunningham, M. A., Ahimastos, A. A., Kingwell, B. A., Pappas, E., Bourke, M., . . . Golledge, J. (2015). TElmisartan in the management of abDominal aortic aneurYsm (TEDY): The study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 16(1), 10 pages.
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    2015 Fitridge, R., Boult, M., Mackillop, C., De Loryn, T., Barnes, M., Cowled, P., . . . Novick, T. (2015). International trends in patient selection for elective endovascular aneurysm repair: sicker patients with safer anatomy leading to improved 1-year survival. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 29(2), 197-205.
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    2015 Dreyer, R., van Zitteren, M., Beltrame, J., Fitridge, R., Denollet, J., Vriens, P., . . . Smolderen, K. (2015). Gender differences in health status and adverse outcomes among patients with peripheral arterial disease. Journal of the American Heart Association, 4(1), e000863-1-e000863-15.
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    2014 Dawson, J., Chandra, A. P., & Fitridge, R. A. (2014). Advances in management of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Medicine Today, 15(8), 14-18.
    2014 Fitridge, R. (2014). Open approaches to the aorta in the endovascular era. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(11), 801.
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    2014 Van Beek, S., Legemate, D., Vahl, A., Wisselink, W., Barnes, M., Fitridge, R., & Balm, R. (2014). External validation of the Endovascular aneurysm repair Risk Assessment model in predicting survival, reinterventions, and endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 59(6), 1555-+.
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    2014 Dowson, N., Boult, M., Cowled, P., De Loryn, T., & Fitridge, R. (2014). Development of an automated measure of iliac artery tortuosity that successfully predicts early graft-related complications associated with endovascular aneurysm repair. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 48(2), 153-160.
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    2014 Pham, C., Gibb, C., Field, J., Gray, J., Fitridge, R., Marshall, V., & Karnon, J. (2014). Managing high-risk surgical patients: modifiable co-morbidities matter. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(12), 925-931.
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    2014 Ruzehaji, N., Kopecki, Z., Melville, E., Appleby, S., Bonder, C., Arkell, R., . . . Cowin, A. (2014). Attenuation of flightless I improves wound healing and enhances angiogenesis in a murine model of type 1 diabetes. Diabetologia, 57(2), 402-412.
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    2014 Carson, K., Smith, B., Brinn, M., Peters, M., Fitridge, R., Koblar, S., . . . Esterman, A. (2014). Safety of varenicline tartrate and counseling versus counseling alone for smoking cessation: a randomized controlled trial for inpatients (STOP Study). Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 16(11), 1495-1502.
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    2014 Mehmood, N., Hariz, A., Fitridge, R., & Voelcker, N. (2014). Applications of modern sensors and wireless technology in effective wound management. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 102(4), 885-895.
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    2013 McInnes, W., Ruzehaji, N., Wright, N., Cowin, A., & Fitridge, R. (2013). Venous Ulceration Contaminated By Multi-Resistant Organisms: Larval Therapy And Debridement. Journal of Wound Care, 22(10), S27-S30.
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    2013 Robinson, D., Varcoe, R., Chee, W., Subramaniam, P., Benveniste, G., & Fitridge, R. (2013). Long-term follow-up of last autogenous option arm vein bypass. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 83(10), 769-773.
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    2013 Dawson, J., & Fitridge, R. (2013). Update on aneurysm disease: Current insights and controversies : peripheral aneurysms: When to intervene - Is rupture really a danger?. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 56(1), 26-35.
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    2013 Wright, N., & Fitridge, R. (2013). Varicose veins: Natural history, assessment and management. Australian Family Physician, 42(6), 380-384.
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    2013 Smith, B., Carson, K., Brinn, M., Labiszewski, N., Peters, M., Fitridge, R., . . . Esterman, A. (2013). Smoking termination opportunity for in patients (STOP): Superiority of a course of varenicline tartrate plus counselling over counselling alone for smoking cessation: A 12-month randomised controlled trial for inpatients. Thorax, 68(5), 485-486.
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    2013 Ruzehaji, N., Mills, S., Melville, E., Arkell, R., Fitridge, R., & Cowin, A. (2013). The influence of Flightless I on toll-like-receptor-mediated inflammation in a murine model of diabetic wound healing. BioMed Research International, 2013, 389792-1-389792-9.
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    2012 Ruzehaji, N., Grose, R., Krumbiegel, D., Zola, H., Dasari, P., Wallace, H., . . . Cowin, A. (2012). Cytoskeletal protein Flightless (Flii) is elevated in chronic and acute human wounds and wound fluid: neutralizing its activity in chronic but not acute wound fluid improves cellular proliferation. European Journal of Dermatology, 22(6), 740-750.
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    2012 Bourke, B., Beiles, C., Thomson, I., Griggs, M., & Fitridge, R. (2012). Development of the Australasian Vascular Surgical Audit. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 55(1), 164-170.
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    2012 Wilson, W., Fitridge, R., Weekes, A., Morgan, C., Tavella, R., & Beltrame, J. (2012). Quality of life of patients with peripheral arterial disease and chronic stable angina. Angiology, 63(3), 223-228.
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    2012 Fitridge, R. (2012). Contemporary challenges in the prevention and management of pulmonary embolism. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(11), 765.
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    2011 Bockler, D., Riambau, V., Fitridge, R., Wolf, Y., Hayes, P., Silveira, P., & Numan, F. (2011). Worldwide experience with the Endurant Stent-graft System: Review of the literature. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 52(5), 669-681.
    Scopus16 WoS14 Europe PMC2
    2011 Boult, M., Fitzpatrick, K., Barnes, M., Maddern, G., & Fitridge, R. (2011). Developing tools to predict outcomes following cardiovascular surgery. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 81(11), 768-773.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2011 Boult, M., Fitzpatrick, K., Maddern, G., & Fitridge, R. (2011). A guide to multi-centre ethics for surgical research in Australia and New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 81(3), 132-136.
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    2010 Bockler, D., Fitridge, R., Wolf, Y., Hayes, P., Silveira, P., Numan, F., & Riambau, V. (2010). Rationale and design of the Endurant Stent Graft Natural Selection Global Postmarket Registry (ENGAGE): interim analysis at 30 days of the first 180 patients enrolled. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 51(4), 481-491.
    Scopus38 WoS35 Europe PMC11
    2010 Cowled, P., & Fitridge, R. (2010). Preoperative prediction of sepsis after aortic surgery. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 80(11), 772-773.
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    2010 Barnes, M., Boult, M., Thompson, M., & Fitridge, R. (2010). Personalised predictions of endovascular aneurysm repair success rates: Validating the ERA model with UK Vascular Institute Data. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 40(4), 436-441.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS16 Europe PMC15
    2010 Fitridge, R., Quigley, F., & Vicaretti, M. (2010). Should we develop a core international curriculum for vascular and endovascular surgery?. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 39(Suppl 1), S10-S14.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC4
    2010 Ruzehaji, N., Zola, H., Wallace, H., Stacey, M., Fitridge, R., & Cowin, A. J. (2010). EXTRACELLULAR FUNCTION OF THE ACTIN-REMODELLING PROTEIN FLIGHTLESS I MAY BE IMPORTANT IN ACUTE AND CHRONIC WOUND RESPONSES. WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION, 18(4), A76.
    2010 Fitzpatrick, K. L., Boult, M., & Fitridge, R. A. (2010). A case study evaluation of ethics review systems for multicentre clinical trials [1]. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(5), 293.
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    2010 Cowin, A. J., Ruzehaji, N., Adams, D. H., Fitridge, R., & Murray, R. Z. (2010). FUNCTION OF SECRETED AND CYTOPLASMIC FORMS OF FLIGHTLESS IN WOUND HEALING. WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION, 18(4), A62.
    2009 Ruzehaji, N., Wallace, H., Stacey, M., Fitridge, R., & Cowin, A. J. (2009). EXTRACELLULAR FUNCTION OF THE ACTIN-REMODELLING PROTEIN FLIGHTLESS I MAY BE IMPORTANT IN ACUTE WOUND RESPONSES. WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION, 17(4), A78.
    2009 Strickland, A., Kanhere, H., Fitridge, R., & Maddern, G. (2009). Prognostic endovascular scoring is useful for the assessment of patients with additional pathology. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 79(12), 955-956.
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    2009 Leopardi, D., Hoggan, B., Fitridge, R., Woodruff, P., & Maddern, G. (2009). Systematic review of treatments for varicose veins. Vasomed, 21(6), 234-235.
    2009 Leopardi, D., Hoggan, B., Fitridge, R., Woodruff, P., & Maddern, G. (2009). Revisión sistemática de los tratamientos de las venas varicosas. Anales de Cirugia Vascular, 23(2), 290-303.
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    2009 Leopardi, D., Hoggan, B., Fitridge, R., Woodruff, P., & Maddern, G. (2009). Systematic Review of Treatments for Varicose Veins. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 23(2), 264-276.
    DOI Scopus61 WoS51 Europe PMC31
    2008 Cowled, P., Khanna, A., Laws, P., Field, J., & Fitridge, R. (2008). Simvastatin plus nitric oxide synthase inhibition modulates remote organ damage following skeletal muscle ischemia-reperfusion injury. Journal of Investigative Surgery, 21(3), 119-126.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS10 Europe PMC8
    2008 Barnes, M., Boult, M., Maddern, G., & Fitridge, R. (2008). A model to predict outcomes for endovascular aneurysm repair using preoperative variables. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 35(5), 571-579.
    DOI Scopus89 WoS89 Europe PMC59
    2007 Fitridge, R., & Wong, E. (2007). Media review: Vascular Surgery Highlights 2005–06 - by Alun H. Davies. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 77(6), 448.
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    2007 Boult, M., Maddern, G., Barnes, M., & Fitridge, R. (2007). Factors affecting survival after endovascular aneurysm repair: results from a population based audit. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 34(2), 156-162.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS37 Europe PMC28
    2007 Cowled, P., Khanna, A., Laws, P., Field, J., Varelias, A., & Fitridge, R. (2007). Statins Inhibit Neutrophil Infiltration in Skeletal Muscle Reperfusion Injury. Journal of Surgical Research, 141(2), 267-276.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18 Europe PMC10
    2007 Hassen, T., Pearson, S., Cowled, P., & Fitridge, R. (2007). Preoperative Nutritional Status Predicts the Severity of the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) Following Major Vascular Surgery. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 33(6), 696-702.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS31 Europe PMC14
    2007 Varcoe, R., Chee, T., Subramaniam, P., Roach, D., Benveniste, G., & Fitridge, R. (2007). Arm vein as a last autogenous option for infrainguinal bypass surgery: It is worth the effort. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 33(6), 737-741.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS18 Europe PMC8
    2007 Golledge, J., Parr, A., Boult, M., Maddern, G., & Fitridge, R. (2007). The outcome of endovascular repair of small abdominal aortic aneurysms. Annals of Surgery, 245(2), 326-333.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS21 Europe PMC11
    2006 Adam, D., Fitridge, R., Berce, M., Hartley, D., & Anderson, J. (2006). Salvage of failed prior endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair with fenestrated endovascular stent grafts. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 44(6), 1341-1344.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS16 Europe PMC8
    2006 Cowin, A., Hatzirodos, N., Rigden, J., Fitridge, R., & Belford, D. (2006). Etanercept decreases tumor necrosis factor-alpha activity in chronic wound fluid. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 14(4), 421-426.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS36 Europe PMC19
    2006 Adam, D., Fitridge, R., & Raptis, S. (2006). Late reintervention for aortic graft-related events and new aortoiliac disease after open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in an Australian population. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 43(4), 701-705.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS16 Europe PMC7
    2006 Adam, D., Raptis, S., & Fitridge, R. (2006). Trends in the presentation and surgical management of the acute diabetic foot. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 31(2), 151-156.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS12 Europe PMC11
    2006 Chetter, I., Mylankal, K., Hughes, H., & Fitridge, R. (2006). Randomized clinical trial comparing multiple stab incision phlebectomy and transilluminated powered phlebectomy for varicose veins. British Journal of Surgery, 93(2), 169-174.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS24 Europe PMC20
    2006 Boult, M., Babidge, W., Maddern, G., Barnes, M., & Fitridge, R. (2006). Predictors of success following endovascular aneurysm repair: mid-term results. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 31(2), 123-129.
    DOI Scopus59 WoS59 Europe PMC39
    2006 Varelias, A., Cowin, A., Adams, D., Harries, R., Cooter, R., Belford, D., . . . Rayner, T. (2006). Mitogenic bovine whey extract modulates matrix metalloproteinase-2,-9, and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-2 levels in chronic leg ulcers. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 14(1), 28-37.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS17 Europe PMC11
    2005 Hassen, T., & Fitridge, R. (2005). Infra-inguinal revascularization surgical site infections: Australasian benchmark. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 75(11), 967-971.
    DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC2
    2005 Tooher, R., Middleton, P., Pham, C., Fitridge, R., Rowe, S., Babidge, W., & Maddern, G. (2005). A systematic review of strategies to improve prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in hospitals. Annals of Surgery, 241(3), 397-415.
    DOI Scopus223 WoS205 Europe PMC153
    2005 Mundy, L., Merlin, T., Fitridge, R., & Hiller, J. (2005). Systematic review of endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins. British Journal of Surgery, 92(10), 1189-1194.
    DOI Scopus183 WoS151 Europe PMC99
    2005 Adam, D., Fitridge, R., & Raptis, S. (2005). Intra-abdominal packing for uncontrollable haemorrhage during ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 30(5), 516-519.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11 Europe PMC7
    2005 Khanna, A., Cowled, P., & Fitridge, R. (2005). Nitric oxide and skeletal muscle reperfusion injury: Current controversies. Journal of Surgical Research, 128(1), 98-107.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS38 Europe PMC28
    2005 Pearson, S., Hassen, T., Spark, J., Cabot, J., Cowled, P., & Fitridge, R. (2005). Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm reduces intraoperative cortisol and perioperative morbidity. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 41(6), 919-925.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS14 Europe PMC10
    2005 Pearson, S., Maddern, G., & Fitridge, R. (2005). The role of pre-operative state-anxiety in the determination of intra-operative neuroendocrine responses and recovery. British Journal of Health Psychology, 10(2), 299-310.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS17 Europe PMC11
    2005 Keshava, S., Varcoe, R., Sebben, R., & Fitridge, R. (2005). Case Study: Endovascular Management of Double Fusiform Aneurysms of the Extra-Cranial Internal Carotid Artery with Covered Stents. Vascular Disease Management, 2(5), 108-110.
    2004 Laws, P., Spark, J., Cowled, P., & Fitridge, R. (2004). The role of statins in vascular disease. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 27(1), 6-16.
    DOI Scopus54 WoS43 Europe PMC24
    2004 Boult, M., Babidge, W., Maddern, G., & Fitridge, R. (2004). Endoluminal repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm - contemporary Australian experience. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 28(1), 36-40.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS15 Europe PMC12
    2004 Roach, D., Thompson, M., Patrick, G., & Fitridge, R. (2004). Aortic aneurysm repair with a functioning renal transplant: Therapeutic options. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 74(1-2), 65-67.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS13 Europe PMC10
    2004 Kruger, A. J., Raptis, S., & Fitridge, R. A. (2004). Erratum: Management practices of Australian surgeons in the treatment of venous ulcers (ANZ Journal of Surgery (2003) 73 (687-691)). ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74(1-2), 64.
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    2003 Pearson, S., Maddern, G., & Fitridge, R. (2003). Cognitive performance in patients after carotid endarterectomy. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 38(6), 1248-1253.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS30 Europe PMC20
    2003 Spark, J., Laws, P., & Fitridge, R. (2003). The incidence of hyperhomocysteinaemia in vascular patients. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 26(5), 558-561.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS39 Europe PMC30
    2003 Kruger, A., Raptis, S., & Fitridge, R. (2003). Management practices of Australian surgeons in the treatment of venous ulcers. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 73(9), 687-691.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS16 Europe PMC9
    2003 Robinson, B., Fletcher, J., Richardson, A., Tomlinson, P., Bell, R., Fisher, C., . . . Lane, R. (2003). Fluoropolymer coated Dacron or polytetrafluoroethylene for femoropopliteal bypass grafting: a multicentre trial. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 73(3), 95-99.
    DOI Scopus23 Europe PMC20
    2003 Court, F., Wemyss-Holden, S., Fitridge, R., & Maddern, G. (2003). Unusual case of Morgagni hernia associated with malrotation. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 73(9), 772-773.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2002 Tay, V., Fitridge, R., & Tie, M. (2002). Computed tomography fluoroscopy-guided chemical lumbar sympathectomy: Simple, safe and effective. Australasian Radiology, 46(2), 163-166.
    DOI Scopus21 Europe PMC11
    2002 Roach, D., Fitridge, R., Laws, P., Millard, S., Varelias, A., & Cowled, P. (2002). Up-regulation of MMP-2 and MMP-9 leads to degradation of type IV collagen during skeletal muscle reperfusion injury: protection by the MMP inhibitor, doxycycline. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 23(3), 260-269.
    DOI Scopus96 WoS87 Europe PMC63
    2002 Boult, M., Babidge, W., Anderson, J., Denton, M., Fitridge, R., Harris, J., . . . Maddern, G. (2002). Australian audit for the endoluminal repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: The first 12 months. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 72(3), 190-195.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS14 Europe PMC11
    2002 Beatty, J., Fitridge, R., Benveniste, G., & Greenstein, D. (2002). Acute superficial venous thrombophlebitis: does emergency surgery have a role?. International Angiology, 21(1), 93-95.
    Scopus18 WoS10 Europe PMC3
    2001 Mouton, W., Otten, K., & Fitridge, R. (2001). Proximalized lateral tunnel for the bypass to the dorsalis pedis artery - a safe way to go. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, 49(4), 245-246.
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    2001 Cowin, A., Hatzirodos, N., Holding, C., Dunaiski, V., Harries, R., Rayner, T., . . . Belford, D. (2001). Effect of healing on the expression of transforming growth factor [beta]s and their receptors in chronic venous leg ulcers. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 117(5), 1282-1289.
    DOI Scopus75 WoS66 Europe PMC48
    2001 Cowled, P., Leonardos, L., Millard, S., & Fitridge, R. (2001). Apoptotic cell death makes a minor contribution to reperfusion injury in skeletal muscle in the rat. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 21(1), 28-34.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS17 Europe PMC14
    2000 Abumiya, T., Fitridge, R., Mazur, C., Copeland, B., Koziol, J., Tschopp, J., . . . del Zoppo, G. (2000). Integrin αIIbβ3 inhibitor preserves microvascular patency in experimental acute focal cerebral ischemia. Stroke, 31(6), 1402-1410.
    DOI Scopus122 WoS107 Europe PMC70
    2000 Pearson, S., Brebner, J., Fitridge, R., & Maddern, G. (2000). Cognitive functioning following carotid endarterectomy. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 35(3-4), 422-+.
    2000 Pearson, S., Brebner, J., Fitridge, R., & Maddern, G. (2000). Coping and endocrine responses to surgery. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 35(3-4), 397.
    1999 Verhoek, G., Costello, P., Khoo, E. W., Wu, R., Kat, E., & Fitridge, R. A. (1999). Carotid bifurcation CT angiography: Assessment of interactive volume rendering. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 23(4), 590-596.
    DOI Scopus46 WoS35 Europe PMC31
    1999 Fitridge, R. A., Petrucco, M., Dunlop, C. M., Thompson, M. M., & Sebben, R. A. (1999). Arteriography in chronic renal failure: A case for carbon dioxide. Vascular, 7(3), 323-326.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS9 Europe PMC7
    1999 Fitridge, R., Dunlop, C., Raptis, S., Thompson, M., Leppard, P., & Quigley, F. (1999). A prospective randomized trial evaluating the haemodynamic role of incompetent calf perforating veins. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 69(3), 214-216.
    DOI Scopus46 WoS36 Europe PMC25
    1999 Butler, L., Hewett, P., Fitridge, R., & Cowled, P. (1999). Deregulation of apoptosis in colorectal carcinoma: theoretical and therapeutic implications. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 69(2), 88-94.
    DOI Scopus42 WoS41 Europe PMC27
    1997 Faris, I., Raptis, S., & Fitridge, R. (1997). Arterial injury in the lower limb from blunt trauma. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 67(1), 25-30.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS16 Europe PMC12
    1996 Stoll, M., Hamann, G. F., Jost, V., Bompotti, U. A. R., Fitridge, R., & Schimrigk, K. (1996). Time course of the acetazolamide effect in patients with extracranial carotid artery disease. Journal of Neuroimaging, 6(3), 144-149.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS12 Europe PMC6
    1996 Hamann, G. F., Stoll, M., Jost, V., Bompotti, U. A. R., Fitridge, R., & Schimrigk, K. (1996). Time course of acetazolamide effect in normal persons. Journal of Neuroimaging, 6(1), 29-31.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS15 Europe PMC9
    1995 Hamann, G. F., Okada, Y., Fitridge, R., & Del Zoppo, G. J. (1995). Microvascular basal lamina antigens disappear during cerebral ischemia and reperfusion. Stroke, 26(11), 2120-2126.
    DOI Scopus297 Europe PMC201
    1995 Walker, P. J., McClintock, S., & Fitridge, R. (1995). POPLITEAL VEIN ANEURYSM: AN UNUSUAL SOURCE OF PULMONARY EMBOLUS. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 65(7), 544-547.
    DOI Scopus11 Europe PMC3
    1994 Okada, Y., Copeland, B. R., Fitridge, R., Koziol, J. A., & Zoppo, G. J. D. (1994). Fibrin contributes to microvascular obstructions and parenchymal changes during early focal cerebral ischemia and reperfusion. Stroke, 25(9), 1847-1853.
    DOI Scopus158 Europe PMC91
    1994 Fitridge, R. A., Raptis, S., Miller, J. H., & Faris, I. (1994). Upper extremity arterial injuries: Experience at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1969 to 1991. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 20(6), 941-946.
    DOI Scopus52 WoS41 Europe PMC25
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2011 Fitridge, R., & Thompson, M. (Eds.) (2011). Mechanisms of vascular disease: A reference book for vascular specialists (Completely updated edition ed.). Adelaide: Barr Smith Press.
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    2011 Fitridge, R., & Thompson, M. (Eds.) (2011). Mechanisms of vascular disease: A reference book for vascular specialists (Completely updated edition ed.). Adelaide: Barr Smith Press.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2020 Nankivell, V., Primer, K., Vidanapathirana, A., Psaltis, P., & Bursill, C. (2020). Vascular Biology of Smooth Muscle Cells and Restenosis. In R. Fitridge (Ed.), Mechanisms of Vascular Disease A Textbook for Vascular Specialists (3rd ed., pp. 117-139). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
    2020 Rana, K., Nicholls, S. J., & Verjans, J. W. (2020). Mechanisms of the Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque and Imaging. In Mechanisms of Vascular Disease (pp. 47-70). Springer International Publishing.
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    2016 Nelson, R., Warner, M., & Lim, C. (2016). Vascular graft Infections. In M. Thompson, & R. Fitridge (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Vascular Surgery (pp. 116-127). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
    2014 Wright, N., & Fitridge, R. (2014). Angiosomes. In R. Hinchliffe, N. Schaper, & M. Thompson (Eds.), The Diabetic Foot (1 ed., pp. 129-136). United Kingdom: JP Medical Publishers.
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    2014 King, D., Fitridge, R., Russell, C., Walsh, J., Jurisevic, C., & Coventry, B. J. (2014). Arterial surgery. In Cardio-Thoracic, Vascular, Renal and Transplant Surgery (pp. 9-57). Springer London.
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    2014 King, D., Fitridge, R., Walsh, J., & Coventry, B. J. (2014). Venous surgery. In Cardio-Thoracic, Vascular, Renal and Transplant Surgery (pp. 59-71). Springer London.
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    2013 Wilson, W., Fitridge, R., Moreira, R., Liu, C., Moreira, B., Veller, M., . . . Liapis, C. (2013). Training paradigms in endovascular surgery: Australasia, South America, South Africa, Europe. In A. Kumar, & K. Ouriel (Eds.), Handbook of Endovascular Interventions (1 ed., pp. 553-581). United States: Springer.
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    2011 Harsh, K., & Fitridge, R. (2011). Trauma Surgery: Neck Trauma. In M. Wichmann, D. Borgstrom, N. Caron, & G. Maddern (Eds.), Rural Surgery: Challenges and Solutions for the Rural Surgeon (1 ed., pp. 535-539). Germany: Springer.
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    2011 Fitridge, R., & Hamilton, M. (2011). Trauma Surgery: Vascular Emergencies. In M. Wichmann, D. Borgstrom, N. Caron, & G. Maddern (Eds.), Rural Surgery: Challenges and Solutions for the Rural Surgeon (1 ed., pp. 563-570). Germany: Springer.
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    2011 Fitridge, R., & McRae, S. (2011). Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism. In M. Wichmann, D. Borgstrom, N. Caron, & G. Maddern (Eds.), Rural Surgery: Challenges and Solutions for the Rural Surgeon (1 ed., pp. 77-84). Germany: Springer.
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    2011 Cowled, P., & Fitridge, R. (2011). Pathophysiology of reperfusion injury. In R. Fitridge, & M. Thompson (Eds.), Mechanisms of vascular disease: a reference book for vascular specialists (Completely updated edition ed., pp. 331-350). Adelaide: Barr Smith Press.
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    2011 Cowled, P., & Fitridge, R. (2011). Pathophysiology of reperfusion injury. In R. Fitridge, & M. Thompson (Eds.), Mechanisms of vascular disease: a reference book for vascular specialists (Completely updated edition ed., pp. 331-350). Adelaide: Barr Smith Press.
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    2007 Cowled, P., Laws, P., Roach, D., & Fitridge, R. (2007). Pathophysiology of reperfusion injury. In R. Fitridge, & M. Thompson (Eds.), Mechanisms of Vascular Disease: A Textbook for Vascular Surgeons (pp. 259-274). USA: Cambridge University Press.
    2007 Stacey, M., & Fitridge, R. (2007). Pathophysiology and principles of management of the diabetic foot. In R. Fitridge, & M. Thompson (Eds.), Mechanisms of Vascular Disease: A Textbook for Vascular Surgeons (pp. 361-369). USA: Cambridge University Press.
    2007 Patterson, D., Adam, D., Fitridge, R., & Belch, J. (2007). Raynaud's phenomenon and the vasculitides. In R. Fitridge, & M. Thompson (Eds.), Mechanisms of Vascular Disease: A Textbook for Vascular Surgeons (pp. 158-172). USA: Cambridge University Press.
    2006 Roach, D., Sebben, R., & Fitridge, R. (2006). Imaging in vascular disease. In S. Neuhaus, P. Devitt, & K. Gormly (Eds.), Radiology in surgical practice (1 ed., pp. 255-269). USA: Churchill Livingstone.
    2006 Jamieson, G., & Fitridge, R. (2006). Operations on arteries of the upper limb: the anatomy of the arteries of the arm. In G. Jamieson, & D. Mortlock (Eds.), The anatomy of General Surgical Operations (2 ed., pp. 177-179). UK, USA, CANADA: Churchill Livingstone.
    2006 Jamieson, G., & Fitridge, R. (2006). Operations involving the thoracic aorta and its branches: the anatomy of the thoracic aorta and its branches. In G. Jamieson, & D. Mortlock (Eds.), The anatomy of General Surgical Operations (2 ed., pp. 171-173). UK, USA, CANADA: Churchill Livingstone.
    2006 Jamieson, G., & Fitridge, R. (2006). Operations involving veins of the upper and lower limbs: the anatomy of the superficial and deep veins o the upper and lower limbs. In G. Jamieson, & D. Mortlock (Eds.), The anatomy of General Surgical Operations (2 ed., pp. 201-205). UK, USA , CANADA: Churchill Livingstone.
    2006 Jamieson, G., & Fitridge, R. (2006). Carotid endarterectomy: the anatomy of the carotid artery and related structures. In G. Jamieson (Ed.), The anatomy of General Surgical Operations (2 ed., pp. 174-176). UK, USA, Canada: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2014 Ricco, J. B., Parvin, S., Veller, M., Brunkwall, J., Wolfe, J., Sillesen, H., . . . Fitridge, R. (2014). Statement from the European Society of Vascular Surgery and the World Federation of Vascular Surgery Societies: Transatlantic Inter-Society Consensus Document (TASC) III and International Standards for Vascular Care (ISVaC). In European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery Vol. 47 (pp. 118). England: Elsevier BV.
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    2005 Adam, D., Raptis, S., & Fitridge, R. (2005). Trends in the presentation and surgical management of the acute diabetic foot. In BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY Vol. 92 (pp. 504). Harrogate, ENGLAND: JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2020 Mills, S., Hofma, B., Thomas, H., Ahanger, P., Fitridge, R., Murray, R., & Cowin, A. (2020). ELEVATED FLIGHTLESS I DELAYS M1 TO M2 MACROPHAGE TRANSITION AND RESOLUTION OF INFLAMMATION IN AN IN VIVO MODEL OF WOUND REPAIR. Poster session presented at the meeting of WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION. WILEY.
    2016 Carson, K., Brinn, M., Peters, M., Fitridge, R., Koblar, S., Jannes, J., . . . Smith, B. (2016). SUPERIORITY OF A COURSE OF VARENICLINE TARTRATE PLUS COUNSELLING OVER COUNSELLING ALONE FOR SMOKING CESSATION: A 24-MONTH RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL FOR INPATIENTS. Poster session presented at the meeting of RESPIROLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
    2016 Labrosciano, C., Cowled, P., Fitridge, R., & Beltrame, J. (2016). Does a relationship between ankle brachial index and health status in patients with peripheral artery disease exist? A pilot study. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts, as published in Heart, Lung and Circulation. Adelaide: Elsevier.
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    2016 Carson, K., Brinn, M., Peters, M., Fitridge, R., Koblar, S., Jannes, J., . . . Smith, B. (2016). SUPERIORITY OF A COURSE OF VARENICLINE TARTRATE PLUS COUNSELLING OVER COUNSELLING ALONE FOR SMOKING CESSATION: A 24-MONTH RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL FOR INPATIENTS. Poster session presented at the meeting of RESPIROLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
    2015 Dowson, N., Thurston, B., Cowled, P., Boult, M., & Fitridge, R. (2015). Independence of extent of tortuosity and calcification in iliac arteries. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstract, as published in Journal Of Vascular Surgery. Wailea, HI: Elsevier.
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    2015 Hua, L., Doan, K., Bajic, N., Fitridge, R., & Dawson, J. (2015). Procedural Benefits of Three-Dimensional Image Fusion Angiography During EVAR Are Associated With Improved Postoperative Outcomes. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY. Wailea, HI: MOSBY-ELSEVIER.
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    2013 Cowin, A., Ruzehaji, N., Kopecki, Z., Sue, A., Bonder, C., & Fitridge, R. (2013). REDUCING FLIGHTLESS I PROTEIN IMPROVES HEALING IN A MURINE MODEL OF TYPE 1 DIABETES THROUGH INCREASED ANGIOGENESIS. Poster session presented at the meeting of WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
    2013 Pham, C. T., Gibb, C., Field, J., Fitridge, R., Marshall, V., Gray, J., & Karnon, J. (2013). Evaluating a preoperative clinic for high risk patients scheduled for elective surgery [Oral Presentation]. Poster session presented at the meeting of 8th Health Services & Policy Research Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
    2012 Ruzehaji, N., Kopecki, Z., Appleby, S. L., Bonder, C. S., Fitridge, R., & Cowin, A. J. (2012). ABLATION OF FLIGHTLESS PROTEIN IMPROVES HEALING IN A MURINE MODEL OF TYPE 1 DIABETES THROUGH INCREASED ANGIOGENESIS IN THE WOUNDS. Poster session presented at the meeting of WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2004 Mundy, L., Bywood, P., Merlin, T. L., Hodgkinson, B., Fitridge, R., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT™) for varicose veins. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
  • NHMRC Endorsed Guidelines

    Year Citation
    2011 Publication status: Published
    Title: National evidence-based guideline: Prevention, identification and mangement of foot complications in diabetes
    Authors: Fitridge R, Templeton S, Buckley E, Docter S, Morona J, Reddin E, Juneja V, Merlin T
    Author affiliation: A1066006-A1066294-B1134193-B1181052-B1007279-B1200662-B1216790-B1050252-B1183605-B1068278-B1177181-B1018746
    Pagination: 0 pages
    Publication date: 2011
    Language: en
    Notes: Migrated record 20140814
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 14 August 2014
Grants and Funding
2022-2025 Development of a diagnostic platform for preventative wound management A Cowin, E Hilder, RA Fitridge, R Arrua NHMRC Ideas Grant $1,256,874
2022-2024 Integrating telehealth and triage tools to improve outcomes in diabetes-related foot disease (DRFD) and chronic limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI) RA Fitridge (CIA), C Marron, C Loughry, A Brown CALHN CEO Rapid Implementation Project Scheme $200,000
2021-2022

Improving telemedicine delivery for Aboriginal people with diabetes-related foot complications using Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)

RA Fitridge (CIA), A Brown, K Morey, C Loughry, S Jones, Z Szpak, A Szpak DoH Indigenous Australians' Health Programme grant $575,020
2018-2020

Evaluation of the topical application of high-density lipoproteins on wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers: a phase 1/2 clinical trial

RA Fitridge (CIA), C Bursill, S Nicholls THRF BioMed City Translational Grant $250,000
2017 Predicting outcomes in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and effectiveness of interventions to produce outcomes RA Fitridge (CIA), C Delaney, M Miller ANZ Society for Vascular Surgery project grant $37,500
2015-2017 Predicting 12 month mortality risk in elderly patients after elective surgery C Pham, J Karnon, C Gibb, RA Fitridge, G Maddern Health Services Charitable Gifts Board $252,000
2012-2016 TElmisartan in the management of abDominal aortic aneurYsm (TEDY) J Golledge, P Norman, P Walker, A Ahimastos, R Dalman, RA Fitridge NHMRC Project Grant $1,105,891
2012-2014 Economic Evaluation and Optimisation of Services for the Preoperative Assessment of and Management of High Risk Surgical Patients. J Karnon, C Gibb, RA Fitridge, V Marshall, J Field NHMRC Project Grant $386,155
2011-2013 The role of the clotting cascade in aortic aneurysm and associated cardiovascular events J Golledge, C Rush, P Walker, RA Fitridge, R Muller NHMRC Project Grant $619,911
2010-2014 National Centre of Research Excellence to Improve Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease J Golledge, B Kingwell, P Norman, A Tonkin, RA Fitridge, C Reid, P Walker, G Hankey, J Fletcher, M Nelson NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence Grant $2,499,250
2009-2013 Prospective Evaluation of a model to predict outcomes following endovascular aortic aneurysm repair RA Fitridge (CIA), M Boult, J Golledge, GJ Maddern, M Thompson, M Barnes NHMRC Research Grant $1,036,925
2009-2013 TQEH Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics Research Group; towards improved outcomes for vascular diseases JD Horowitz, JF Beltrame, RA Fitridge, RG Morris, CJ Zeitz, DP Wilson, BC Sallustio, YY Chirkov, JA Kennedy, PA Cowled TQEH Research Foundation Program Grant $1,180,000

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Diabetic foot ulcers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Guilherme Nogueira Pena
    2018 Co-Supervisor Investigating the Wound Healing Properties of Reconstituted High-Density Lipoprotein (rHDL) in Diabetes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Zahra Lotfollahi
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events and Mortality in Peripheral Artery Disease Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Saman Laleh Parvar
    2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The effect of alcohol on pancreatic blood flow. An experimental study. Master of Surgery Master Full Time Mr Glen Leon Benveniste
    2007 - 2013 Co-Supervisor The Role of Cytoskeletal Protein Flightless 1 (FLII) in Diabetic Wound Healing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nadira Ruzehaji
    2006 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Non-Invasive Imaging of Atherosclerotic Plaque Prior to Percutaneous Interventional Procedures Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Gary Yin Hoe Liew
    2004 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Sepsis in Major Vascular Surgery Master of Surgery Master Full Time Dr Tiffany Hassen
    2001 - 2003 Co-Supervisor ALTERATIONS OF FIBRONECTIN AND LAMININ AND EXPRESSION OF MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES FOLLOWING SKELETAL MUSCLE ISCHEMIA - REPERFUSION INJURY Master of Surgery Master Full Time Dr Bulang He
    1999 - 2002 Co-Supervisor UPREGULATION OF MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES -2 AND -9 AND TYPE IV COLLAGEN DEGRADATION IN SKELETAL MUSCLE REPERFUSION INJURY Doctor of Medicine Doctorate Full Time Dr Denise Roach
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2020 - 2024 Co-Chair Guideline for Periperal Arterial Disease International Working Group for the Diabetic Foot Netherlands
    2014 - ongoing Member Steering Committee Global Vascular Guidelines for Severe Limb Ischaemia United States
    2014 - ongoing Member International Working Group for the Diabetic Foot
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2011 - 2012 President World Federation of Vascular Societies
    2010 - 2012 President Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Member European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
    2012 - ongoing Member The Vascular Specialist
    2010 - ongoing Editor ANZ Journal of Surgery
  • Position: Professor of Vascular Surgery
  • Phone: 82226752
  • Email: robert.fitridge@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8222 6028
  • Campus: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Building: QEH - Main Bldg, floor 6
  • Room: 6A
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialties

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