Deep vein sclerosis following sclerotherapy: Ultrasonic and d-dimer criteria.
PMID: 31510866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - September 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Parsi K, Panozzo B, Bull A, Yang A, Kang M, Parsi Y, Connor DE Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Case-control evaluation of the impact of below 20  mmHg elastic compression stockings on lower limb volume serial variations in standardized flights.
Case-control evaluation of the impact of below 20 mmHg elastic compression stockings on lower limb volume serial variations in standardized flights. Phlebology. 2019 Sep 05;:268355519873527 Authors: Gianesini S, Mosti G, Raffetto JD, Maietti E, Wei-Chi Y, Tangerini L, Menegatti E PMID: 31488042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - September 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gianesini S, Mosti G, Raffetto JD, Maietti E, Wei-Chi Y, Tangerini L, Menegatti E Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Which pressure of adjustable compression wrap system is necessary to reduce deep vein cross section area in post-thrombotic patients? A proof-of-concept study.
PMID: 31488043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - September 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Szary C, Wilczko J, Grzela T, Partsch H Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Predictors of exercise capacity in chronic venous disease patients.
PMID: 31446843 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - August 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ozberk S, Karadibak D, Polat M Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Deep venous stenting in trauma - What is the role?
PMID: 31399005 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - August 9, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gimzewska M, Onida S, Davies A Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Cyanoacrylate closure for peripheral veins: Consensus document of the Australasian College of Phlebology.
PMID: 31368408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - August 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Parsi K, Roberts S, Kang M, Benson S, Baker L, Berman I, Bester LJ, Connor DE, Dinnen P, Grace J, Stirling A, Ibrahim N, Lekich C, Lim A, Matar L, Nadkarni S, Paraskevas P, Rogan C, Thibault PK, Thibault S, van Rij A, Yang A Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Professional liability and patient safety in thromboembolic disease.
, Arimany-Manso J PMID: 31370741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - August 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Oller-Grau M, Gómez-Durán EL, Martin-Fumadó C, Roche E, Arimany-Manso J Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Effect of resistance of the exercise band on the peak femoral vein velocity during active ankle flexion.
PMID: 31364498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - July 31, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tsuda K, Takahira N, Ejiri M, Sakai K, Sakamoto M, Akamine A Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

A haemodynamic concept in the management of superficial non-saphenous vein thrombosis.
PMID: 31354035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - July 27, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Solimeno G, Valitutti P Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Circulating blood cells influence the fibrinolytic capacity of clots generated in the presence of detergent sclerosants.
PMID: 31324121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - July 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Li T, Connor D, Parsi K Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Power contrast injections through a totally implantable venous power port: A retrospective multicenter study.
PMID: 31307278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - July 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Son RS, Song YG, Jo J, Park BH, Jung GS, Yun JH Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Comparison of three pressure monitors used to measure interface pressure under compression bandages.
PMID: 31296114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - July 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ning J, Fish J, Trinh F, Abbas J, Seiwert A, Lurie F Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Five-year outcomes of mechano-chemical ablation of primary great saphenous vein incompetence.
PMID: 31291849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - July 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Thierens N, Holewijn S, Vissers WH, Werson DA, de Vries JPP, Reijnen MM Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

European College of Phlebology guideline for truncal ablation.
n L PMID: 31248336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - June 27, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kürşat Bozkurt A, Lawaetz M, Danielsson G, Lazaris AM, Pavlovic M, Olariu S, Rasmussen L Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Procedural training for the management of superficial venous insufficiency: A survey of Rouleaux Club members.
PMID: 31238797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - June 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Meecham L, Nandhra S, Rouleaux Club, Nyamekye IK Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

A multi-centre, prospective, randomised controlled feasibility study of plantar resistance exercise therapy for venous leg ulcers - Results of the PREVUE study.
PMID: 31238798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - June 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jonker L, Todhunter J, Schutter J, Halliday C, Fisher S Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Effect of subsurface pressure on the interface pressure measurement in an in vitro experiment.
PMID: 31234751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - June 24, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Chi YW, Lin R, Tseng KH, Durbin-Johnson B Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Adjustable compression wrap devices are cheaper and more effective than inelastic bandages for venous leg ulcer healing. A Multicentric Italian Randomized Clinical Experience.
PMID: 31234752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - June 24, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Giovanni M, Stefano M, Sergio B, Simone S, Luca G, Matteo B, Roberto P, Fabrizio M, Bastiani L, Hugo P, MIRACLE Trial investigators Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Granuloma formation following cyanoacrylate glue injection in peripheral veins and arteriovenous malformation.
PMID: 31204574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - June 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Parsi K, Kang M, Yang A, Kossard S Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Sizing of medical below-knee compression stockings in an Indian population: A major risk factor for non-compliance.
PMID: 31185796 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - June 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jindal R, Uhl JF, Benigni JP Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

The role of vasoactive neuropeptides in the genesis of venous pelvic pain: A review.
PMID: 31185797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - June 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gavrilov SG, Vassilieva GY, Vasilev IM, Grishenkova AS Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Combined effect of chronic partial occlusion and orthostatic load on the saphenous vein network: A varicosity model in the rat.
CONCLUSIONS: Hemodynamic disturbance induces remodeling of the saphenous vein network. Walls of veins being in the process of flow-induced morphological remodeling are weak and more sensitive to gravitational load. Reticular vein conglomerates, veins with local dilations, and convoluted courses were observed. PMID: 31132939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - May 27, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Dörnyei G, Hetthéssy J, Patai B, Balogh F, Németi Á, Jäckel M, Tőkes A, Fees A, Varady Z, Monos E, Nádasy GL Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Retrograde technique for great saphenous vein ablation using the VenaSeal ™ closure system - Ideal approach for deep seated or small below the knee refluxing truncal veins.
CONCLUSION: The retrograde puncture technique for the VenaSeal™ Closure system is safe and effective in ablating the great saphenous vein in patients who are not amendable to the conventional antegrade puncture approach. Patients tolerated this procedure without additional mean operative time and minimal complications. More extensive studies with longer follow-up periods are required to validate the long-term outcomes of this technique. PMID: 31132940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - May 27, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Chan SS, Tang TY, Chong TT, Choke EC, Tay HT Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Catheter-directed foam sclerotherapy with tumescence of the great saphenous vein versus ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy: A randomized controlled trial.
da Silva ES Abstract OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of two foam sclerotherapy techniques of the great saphenous vein. METHODS: Fifty subjects with varicose veins, edema, and great saphenous vein incompetence (diameter 6-10 mm) were randomly categorized into two equal groups and were treated with different foam sclerotherapy techniques: A (usual ultrasound-guided) and B (catheter-directed with tumescence). Concomitant phlebectomy was performed in all patients. Patients were seen on days 7 and 28, and at six and 12 months. The primary outcomes were the full success rate of the treated great saphenous ...
Source: Phlebology - May 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Dos Santos JB, Júnior WC, Porta RM, Puggina J, da Silva DF, Puech-Leão P, de Luccia N, da Silva ES Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Cardiac Doppler in patients with primary varicose veins of lower extremities.
CONCLUSION: Cardiac Doppler in patients with primary varicose veins differs significantly from the actual normal values. Possible mechanism of this finding is compensatory increased atrial ejection fraction due to altered preload in patients with primary varicose veins. PMID: 31088217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - May 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Rusinovich Y, Rusinovich V Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Investigation and treatment of pelvic vein reflux associated with varicose veins: Current views and practice of 100 UK vascular specialists.
CONCLUSIONS: There is substantial variation in the management of pelvic vein reflux in the UK. There is need for further consensus and good clinical trial evidence to guide practice. PMID: 31084296 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - May 13, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Campbell B, Goodyear S, Franklin I, Nyamekye I, Poskitt K Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Graduated compression stockings effects on chronic venous disease signs and symptoms during pregnancy.
ra ML Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of compression stockings in controlling the varicose veins in pregnant women. METHOD: A prospective controlled randomized clinical trial was performed, including 60 women: intervention group (n = 30), who used compression stockings, and control group (n = 30). Diameters of the great saphenous vein and small saphenous vein in the lower limbs of pregnant women in an orthostatic position were analyzed using Duplex-ultrasound. The symptomatology and CEAP were evaluated. RESULTS: Great saphenous vein diameters in the interven...
Source: Phlebology - May 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Saliba Júnior OA, Rollo HA, Saliba O, Sobreira ML Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

A comparison between Caucasian and Asian superficial venous anatomy and reflux patterns - Implications for potential precision endovenous ablation therapy.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate whether there are differences between predominantly Caucasians and Asians from two disparate cohorts around the globe, with regard to their pre-operative venous reflux patterns and truncal vein characteristics, which could potentially help clinicians tailor venous treatment for chronic venous insufficiency on a more individualised basis in different parts of the world. METHODS: A total of 200 lower limb chronic venous insufficiency duplex studies (127 Singaporean (predominantly Asian) patients) and 200 lower limb chronic venous insufficiency duplex ...
Source: Phlebology - April 29, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Lee Q, Gibson K, Chan SL, Rathnaweera HP, Chong TT, Tang TY Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Evaluation of the introduction of the one-stop clinic and dedicated nurses for the ulcer cruris venosum care in the east of the Netherlands.
CONCLUSIONS: Time to wound closure is not statistically different between patients treated by dedicated nurses compared to hospital care when adjusted for the effects of the one-stop clinic. The one-stop clinic gives a significant better chance for faster time to wound closure controlled for both groups. PMID: 31023145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - April 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Rook B, Wikkerink M, Kroft E Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Imbalance in matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases from splenic veins and great saphenous veins under high hemodynamics.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Varicose vein is a common disorder involving extensive venous dilation and remodeling, yet the underlying mechanism is unclear. Studies have shown increased expression of matrix metalloproteinases in human varicose veins and animal models of venous hypertension. We investigated the differences in matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases from human splenic veins and great saphenous veins under high hemodynamics. METHODS: Seventy-two human diseased splenic vein, splenic vein, varicose great saphenous vein, and great saphenous vein specimens were collected. The mR...
Source: Phlebology - April 24, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Yan L, Tang J, Hu X, Xu Y, Li K, Liu H, Nie Z, Chu H, Zhong Y Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Incidence and distribution of lower extremity reflux in patients with pelvic venous insufficiency.
CONCLUSION: At least 50% of patients with pelvic venous insufficiency present with lower extremity venous disease. The incidence of reflux in any axial vein is greatest in the OVR group suggesting a correlation with hormonal fluctuations and pregnancy. The majority of symptomatic patients present with segmental axial GSV or SSV disease. Although vulvar and gluteal escape veins are highly associated with pelvic venous insufficiency, they are infrequently observed. In patients who experience residual or persistent symptoms after treatment for chronic venous disorders, a pelvic venous ultrasound should be performed to assess ...
Source: Phlebology - April 3, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Scotti N, Pappas K, Lakhanpal S, Gunnarsson C, Pappas PJ Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Initial experience with a new pharmacomechanical thrombectomy device for deep venous thrombosis: Report of 91 cases.
CONCLUSION: The endovenous pharmacomechanical thrombectomy with the Mantis thrombectomy device in the treatment of acute and subacute iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis is a promising approach in terms of efficacy and safety in the early period regarding reasonable and long-term prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome, development of pulmonary thromboembolism, and adequate venous system patency. PMID: 30939998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - April 2, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Bozok Ş, Tayfur K Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

The venous perforators of the lower limb - A new terminology.
Abstract Latin anatomical terminology of venous perforators (communications between superficial and deep venous systems of the lower limb) was adopted as late as 2001 as an appendix to the official nomenclature following the clinicians' request. Terminologia Anatomica, last version of the Latin anatomical nomenclature, published in 1998, unfortunately contains no terms concerning these veins. During the 14th World Congress of the International Union of Phlebology, a consensus document was laid to expand the nomenclature of the lower limb veins, above all 36 new terms for perforators of the lower limb, both in Lati...
Source: Phlebology - March 31, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kachlik D, Pechacek V, Hnatkova G, Hnatek L, Musil V, Baca V Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Evi Kalodiki MD MA PhD FRCS (1956-2018).
PMID: 30895859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - March 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Lattimer CR Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Presentation patterns and prognosis of 109 isolated venous injuries in 99 patients.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To identify outcome predictors of isolated venous injuries (VIs). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected information. RESULTS: A total of 99 patients with 109 isolated VI were included. All-cause mortality was 18/99 (18%) and mortality related to the VI was 10/99 (10%). On multivariate analysis, independent predictors of all-cause mortality included age (odds ratio - OR - 1.06, p = 0.042), external cause - trauma and foreign body retention - of VI (OR 34.62, p = 0.002) and the number of red blood cell units transfused intraoperatively (OR 2.10, p 
Source: Phlebology - March 16, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kakkos SK, Tsolakis IA, Markopoulos G, Maroulis I, Koletsis E, Fligou F, Panagopoulos K, Papadoulas S, Lampropoulos G, Ntouvas I, Nikolakopoulos KM, Papageorgopoulou CP, Kouri A Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Lidocaine safety after saphenous vein tumescent anesthesia.
CONCLUSIONS: The 15 mg/kg total lidocaine dose did not cause symptoms and appears to be a safe lidocaine dosage for tumescent anesthesia for saphenous endovenous thermal ablations. The 35 mg/kg lidocaine dose is associated with lidocaine toxicity. More study on the maximal safe dose of lidocaine for endovenous thermal ablations is needed. PMID: 30871437 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - March 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Wright TF, Brunetti GF, Kennedy P Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Catheter-directed thrombolysis vs. anticoagulation for the prevention and treatment of post-thrombotic syndrome in deep vein thrombosis: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Catheter-directed thrombolysis can decrease post-thrombotic syndrome rates and improve iliofemoral vein patency compared to anticoagulation when used for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis. PMID: 30871438 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - March 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mastoris I, Kokkinidis DG, Bikakis I, Archontakis-Barakakis P, Papanastasiou CA, Jonnalagadda AK, Schizas D, Bakoyiannis C, Palaiodimos L, Faillace RT Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

The left brachiocephalic vein 'spur': A cadaveric and contrast computed tomography study.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first report indicating the existence of an LBV 'spur'. PMID: 30871439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - March 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mitsuoka H, Naito M, Ohmichi Y, Hagihara M, Umemoto K, Sugimoto I, Nakano T, Ishibashi H Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Inter-observer agreement of color duplex ultrasound of central vein stenosis in hemodialysis patients.
CONCLUSION: We concluded that color duplex ultrasound is a reliable and reproducible method for diagnosis of central vein stenosis in hemodialysis patients. PMID: 30871440 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - March 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Razek AA, Khalek AM, Elwakeel H, Ebrahim MA Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

A prospective observational cohort study of concomitant versus sequential phlebectomy for tributary varicosities following axial mechanochemical ablation.
This study compares MOCA with concomitant phlebectomy (MOCAP) versus ablation with sequential phlebectomy if required (MOCAS). METHODS: Patients with symptomatic Comprehensive Classification System for Chronic Venous Disorders (CEAP C2-C6) unilateral axial reflux were studied. Patient choice determined whether concomitant treatment of varicosities was carried out. The primary outcome was the Aberdeen Varicose Veins Questionnaire (AVVQ) at one year. Secondary outcomes included: Venous Clinical Severity Scores (VCSS), EuroQol 5-Domain quality of life scores, complications, procedure duration, procedural and post-operati...
Source: Phlebology - March 13, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mohamed A, Leung C, Hitchman L, Wallace T, Smith G, Carradice D, Chetter I Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

A randomised controlled trial comparing compression therapy after stripping for primary great saphenous vein incompetence.
CONCLUSION: Wearing leg compression four hours after stripping is non-inferior in preventing leg oedema compared with 72 h compression therapy. No statistically significant difference in pain and time to full recovery was shown. PMID: 30862278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - March 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Krasznai AG, Sigterman TA, Houtermans-Auckel JP, Eussen E, Snoeijs M, Sikkink KJJ, de Boer EM, Wittens CH, Bouwman LH Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Evaluation of hemorrhoidal disease and lower extremity venous insufficiency in primary adult varicocele: A prospective controlled study.
CONCLUSION: There is a statistically significant relation between varicocele, lower extremity venous insufficiency, and hemorrhoidal disease. In particular, varicocele patients who are aged over 30 years and overweight are at higher risk. PMID: 30836835 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - March 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Aslan R, Erbin A, Celik S, Ucpinar B, Sahinalp S, Yıldızhan M, Eryilmaz R, Taken K Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Clinical superiority of an innovative two-component compression system versus four-component compression system in treatment of active venous leg ulcers: A randomized trial.
CONCLUSION: The BIFLEX® Kit represents a valid alternative therapy in the management of venous leg ulcer according to its clinical efficacy, safety and acceptability with potential positive impacts on healthcare costs. PMID: 30836836 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - March 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gillet JL, Guex JJ, Allaert FA, Avouac B, Leger P, Blaise S, Marchand A, Maillard H, Simon M, Amor CB, Pasqualini M Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Mini-invasive foam sclerotherapy-assisted ligation versus surgical flush ligation for incompetent sapheno-popliteal junction treatment.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Comparison of a flush sapheno-popliteal junction ligation versus a mini-invasive foam sclerotherapy-assisted ligation. METHODS: Forty-eight chronic venous disease patients underwent sapheno-popliteal junction flush ligation (group A). Forty-one patients underwent small saphenous vein ligation by means of mini-invasive incision with foam sclerotherapy of the popliteal stump (group B). RESULTS: At 4.1 ± 3.3 years mean follow-up, sapheno-popliteal junction recurrence was detected in four patients of group A (4/48; 8.3%) and in two cases of group B (3/41; 7.3%) ( P= ...
Source: Phlebology - February 26, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gianesini S, Menegatti E, Sibilla MG, Neuhardt D, Maietti E, Tessari M, Zamboni P Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Thromboprophylaxis for varicose vein procedures - A national survey.
CONCLUSIONS: The majority of respondents use single-dose thromboprophylaxis periprocedurally for varicose vein ablation procedures. VTE rates are low but the true incidence may be unknown. PMID: 30755090 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - February 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Boyle E, Reid J, O'Donnell M, Harkin D, Badger S Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Two layers of graduated compression stockings can reduce healthy saphenous vein diameters in the standing position.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Previous studies reported graduated compression stockings can reduce the calibre of deep veins in the standing subjects. However, the literature has been inconclusive on the effect of graduated compression stockings on superficial veins in standing subjects. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of two layers of graduated compression stockings on the diameter of saphenous veins in healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 17 legs of nine healthy subjects, we studied the effect of single layering and double layering of graduated compression stockings (23-32 mmHg, Thigh High Belted...
Source: Phlebology - February 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Yang A, Yasaman B, Parsi Y, Kang M, Connor D, Parsi K Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Venous thromboembolism risk assessment tools: Do we need a consensus?
PMID: 30739582 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - February 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Machin M, Salim S, Onida S, Davies AH Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Variability in the management of line-related upper extremity deep vein thrombosis.
CONCLUSION: There is great variability in treatment-decisions for upper-extremity deep-vein thrombosis. The existing guidelines are considered inadequate and not followed by most physicians. PMID: 30704347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - January 31, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Cires-Drouet R, Sharma J, McDonald T, Sorkin JD, Lal BK Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Endovenous cyanoacrylate glue to treat varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency-Experience gained from our first 100+ truncal venous ablations in a multi-ethnic Asian population using the Medtronic VenaSeal ™ Closure System.
CONCLUSIONS: Cyanoacrylate glue is a safe and efficacious modality to ablate refluxing saphenous veins in Asian patients in the short term. There is a high satisfaction rate and peri-procedural pain is low. Early results are promising but further evaluation and longer term follow-up are required. PMID: 30691376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - January 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tang TY, Rathnaweera HP, Kam JW, Chong TT, Choke EC, Tan YK Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research

Livedo vasculopathy: Ablation of the affected vessels to prevent recurrent ulcerations.
CONCLUSION: We recommend ablative venous interventions in suitable patients with livedo vasculopathy to prevent recurrent ulcerations. Compression should be considered as an adjunct treatment. PMID: 30691377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Phlebology)
Source: Phlebology - January 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Parsi K, Kang M, Abbott L Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research