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Varicose veins treatment - are you only at risk if you’re overweight?
VARICOSE veins can cause symptoms including swollen feet and ankles - but few people know why the condition occurs and how it can be treated. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Varicose Veins
-- Varicose veins are unsightly, swollen vessels that typically affect the legs. The Mayo Clinic mentions these warning signs: Blue or dark-purple veins. Veins that twist and bulge, resembling electric cords beneath the skin. Pain or a heavy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Varicose Veins
Title: Health Tip: Identifying Varicose VeinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - July 25, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

6 Unexpected Ways Your Body Changes After Pregnancy
You can’t seem to get rid of your bellyIt’s no surprise that for many women, muscles in their abdomen separate to accommodate the baby. The thing is, it can stay that way after birth. When the bands of muscles, which run parallel down your belly, separate, they leave behind a space in between, a condition called diastasis recti. Without the ab muscles in the middle of your belly to hold everything in, you might see a bulge or ridge of soft tissue there, aka a pooch that just won’t go away. In fact, one-third of women still had it even one year postpartum, reported a 2016 study in the British Journal of Sp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic touts long-term data from VenaSeal studies
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) touted 3-year outcomes from a pivotal clinical trial and 1-year data from the Waves study of its VenaSeal closure system in patients with venous reflux disease. Dr. Kathleen Gibson, from Lake Washington Vascular, presented the data at the 2017 Charing Cross Symposium. Both studies demonstrated long-term clinical benefits and improvement in quality of life for patients treated with VenaSeal, according to the Fridley, Minn.-based company. The VenaSeal system from Medtronic uses a proprietary medical adhesive to close superficial veins in lower extremities in patients with symptomatic venous reflux, or va...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news

What causes varicose veins? THIS is why condition occurs - and it might surprise you
VARICOSE veins are swollen and enlarged veins that usually occur on the legs and feet. They may be blue or dark purple and are often lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance. Hundreds of people suffer with the condition - but many don ’t know what causes them, or even how to reduce symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An atypical case of suicide by stab wound - Fombellida-Velasco L, S ánchez-Pérez JD.
An extraordinary case of suicide by stabbing wound is presented. It is a wound produced by a cannula or hollow tube that the victim put into a large varicose vein caused by an arteriovenous fistula used for dialysis, creating an exsanguination. An anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Opioid Use Common Even After Minor Surgery
This study shows that new chronic opioid use after surgery may be one of the most common complications after surgery,” said lead study author Dr. Chad Brummett of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “Given that the rates of new chronic use did not differ between major and minor surgery, this suggests that patients continue to use their opioids for reasons other than the pain from the surgery,” Brummett added by email. Addressing patients’ acute pain during their recovery from surgery may be a way to prevent them from becoming a statistic in the opioid epidemic, he suggested. About 50 million pe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Surgery Patients Don't Stop Taking Opioids When They Should?
The first time many patients in the United States take prescription opioid painkillers is following surgery. But not everyone puts away the pills: In a new study, researchers found that 6 percent of patients continued to use the drugs for at least three months after surgery. The researchers wanted to know more about why some people continue to use the drugs while others don’t, so they looked at the types of surgery people had. But it turned out that it didn’t matter whether someone had a major operation, such as bariatric surgery or a hysterectomy, or a minor procedure, such as varicose vein removal; there was ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Ease Varicose Veins
-- Varicose veins are swollen, bulging blood vessels that usually form in the legs. And while you may not be able to prevent them, you may be able to stop them from getting worse. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute suggests: If you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Ease Varicose Veins
Title: Health Tip: Ease Varicose VeinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/28/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 28, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

The ideal process for launching your medical device in the UK: Interview with Michael Branagan-Harris, CEO of Device Access UK
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Michael Branagan-Harris is the CEO of Device Access UK and has been involved in the marketing of medical devices to the National Health Service (NHS) for the last 27 years. Products he’s commercialized range from simple wound dressings to the introduction of the Lap Band for obesity, endovascular graph repair, endo-laparoscopic surgery, and the DaVinci robot. Since incorporating Device Access UK in 2010, Michael ...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news

Woman nearly lost both legs after varicose vein removal
Donna Zavaglia, 42, from Victoria, had a varicose vein procedure when she was 30 years old. But she nearly died after contracting necrotising fasciitis and had to undergo 18 surgeries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varicose veins: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Peter Gloviczki, will provide an overview of?varicose veins.?While often just a cosmetic concern, in some cases, varicose veins can cause pain and discomfort that?requires treatment. To listen, click the link below. Varicose veins (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Are YOU plagued by varicose veins? From relaxing hot baths to underfloor heating, expert reveals how winter can make your symptoms worse …
EXCLUSIVE: Dr David West, an interventional radiologist and founder of Veincentre, a specialist vein removal clinic based in London, reveals the most common triggers of vein issues during winter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Specific Type Of Exercise Improves Men's Fertility
If you’re a man who spends a little more time on the couch than you want to admit, and you’re planning to start trying for a baby soon, here’s some advice: Exercise could significantly improve the quality of your sperm.  Specifically, moderate steady state cardio like jogging could improve your sperm’s speed, shape and volume, according to a new study published in the journal Reproduction.  How different exercises affected the quality of men’s sperm  A six-month study among 261 previously sedentary men in Iran found that those who were randomly assigned to start exercising on a ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Specific Type Of Exercise Improves Men's Fertility
If you’re a man who spends a little more time on the couch than you want to admit, and you’re planning to start trying for a baby soon, here’s some advice: Exercise could significantly improve the quality of your sperm.  Specifically, moderate steady state cardio like jogging could improve your sperm’s speed, shape and volume, according to a new study published in the journal Reproduction.  How different exercises affected the quality of men’s sperm  A six-month study among 261 previously sedentary men in Iran found that those who were randomly assigned to start exercising on a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pelvic congestion syndrome: Condition caused by INTERNAL varicose veins can cause IBS
PELVIC Congestion Syndrome is a medical condition instigated by internal varicose veins in the lower abdomen and pelvis, which cannot be seen on the surface. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 9/3/16
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 9/3/16 On Mayo Clinic Radio, vascular surgeon Dr. Peter Gloviczki explains how treatment options for varicose veins have improved. He also shares his own personal story of how magic helped him become a doctor. Also on the program, women's sexual health expert Dr. Jordan Rullo  will share the findings of a recent study [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 5, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

In Klinefelter Syndrome Patients, What are the Common Behavioral Problems?
Discussion Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is a common genetic abnormaly with a prevalence of 1 in ~650 male births. It was first described in 1942 by Dr. Harry Klinefelter. It is associated with at least one extra X chromosome with the most common karyotype (~80% of patients) being 47 XXY. Other karyotypes are seen along with mosaicism. It is believed that although it is very prevalent, only about 25-33% of people with KS are identified. About 10% are identified before puberty with the rest usually identified because of hypogonadism and tall stature especially in teenage years or due to infertility in adulthood. KS is diagnosed...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Varicose Veins: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Thom Rooke2016August22 explains varicose veins and some of the options to deal with them. To listen, click the link below. Varicose Veins  (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 21, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Annual patient reported data on outcomes of surgery
Annual data for patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) covers patients who have undergone elective inpatient surgery for four common elective procedures – hip and knee replacement, varicose vein surgery and groin hernia surgery. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 11, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Varicose Veins
Title: Varicose VeinsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - August 11, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Dangerous blood clots and varicose veins: This is the REAL risk of sitting down all day
SITTING at an office desk for hours on end or watching the TV for a couple of hours a night is a common part of our day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Dangers of Leaving Varicose Veins Untreated
Image Source Varicose veins are typically seen as unsightly blemishes under the skin. But treating these dilated blood vessels is about more than just appearances. Leaving varicose veins untreated can lead to a variety of serious medical conditions. Most patients with varicose veins report symptoms of itchiness, fatigue, pain and discomfort in the legs, and swelling of the skin. In most cases, these symptoms will only get worse if the patient chooses not to see a medical professional. Individuals that suffer from the condition should take a moment to learn about who to see for varicose veins and the dangers of leaving the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Julia Bradbury reveals how varicose vein blaster gave her confidence to wear skirts
She's walked the distance between London and New York while presenting a string of hit television shows but Countryfile star Julia Bradbury's legs embarrassed her due to her varicose veins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The six unexpected places, including the VAGINA, where YOU could get varicose veins
VARICOSE veins will affect approximately 30 per cent of the UK population but while many people think they only appear on the lower leg, experts said they can surface anywhere on the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varicose veins: Did YOU know the lumpy, painful condition could appear on the vagina?
VARICOSE veins will affect approximately 30 per cent of the UK population but while many people think they only appear on the lower leg, experts said they can surface anywhere on the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The legalization of off-label promotion: Vascular Solutions beat the FDA and what their victory means for medtech
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a special new feature at MassDevice, which will appear regularly. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider. We hope you enjoy them! For as long as I can remember, at every company meeting I’ve ever been to, the topic of off-label promotion is always covered.  Whether it was new-hire orientation, a national sales meeting, or some other large commercial event, the dissemination of off-label information was always presented as not only a fireable offense, but something that could get you thrown in jail.  C.R. Bard, Boston Scienti...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Scott Nelson Tags: Blog medsider Vascular Solutions Inc. Source Type: news

The 6 surprising places varicose veins can appear - other than your legs
Professor Mark Whiteley, a world-renowned expert on varicose veins, reveals how the unsightly, blue and green lumps can appear in other parts of the body, not just the lower legs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Myths About Varicose Veins
SPECIAL FROM Varicose veins, a vascular disease that causes swollen, twisted veins, affect up to 35 percent of the American population. They are usually found in the legs, but can appear elsewhere on the body. Also known as venous insufficiency, varicose veins occur when damaged veins have trouble sending blood from the legs to the heart. There are a lot of myths out there about this condition. We talked to Kathleen Gibson, MD, vascular surgeon and vein specialist of Lake Washington Vascular, Bellevue, WA, to get the real deal: Myth #1: Varicose veins are harmless. Dr. Gibson: Varicose veins can be just a cosmetic iss...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Varicose Veins
-- Varicose veins occur when blood pools in the lower leg because vascular valves don't work sufficiently to promote blood flow back to the heart. The Society for Vascular Surgery says varicose veins: May bulge. Could be painful or cause a burning... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 31, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Varicose Veins
Title: Health Tip: Identifying Varicose VeinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/31/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 31, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

New investigation of endovenous laser ablation of varicose veins
(Kazan Federal University) This original study conducted by researchers from Ogarev Mordovia State University and Kazan Federal University presents the results of experiments on endovenous laser ablation of varicose veins in vitro using laser radiation of a solid-state laser and identifying the role a carbonized layer of blood in these experiments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medtronic touts VenaSeal data
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released clinical data from a study of its VenaSeal closure system, claiming consistent long-term durability and improved quality of life in patients with venous reflux disease treated with the system The VenaSeal system from the Fridley, Minn.-based medical giant uses a proprietary medical adhesive to close superficial veins in lower extremities in patients with symptomatic venous reflux, or varicose veins. To administer the adhesive, an operating physician inserts a catheter through an access site in the leg and guides it, with ultrasound, into diseased veins to administer the VenaSeal adh...
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Varicose Veins
-- Varicose veins are swollen, visible veins that pop up in the legs and elsewhere. They are commonly triggered by veins that don't support adequate blood flow, allowing blood to pool. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute suggests: Taking... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Varicose Veins
Title: Health Tip: Managing Varicose VeinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/26/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/26/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 26, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

The 'varicose vein' that was actually a WORM
The unidentified 42-year-old, who was treated at Peking Union Medical College ,China, was found to have the larvae of a hookworm in his foot, causing an intensely itchy rash. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man suffering from varicose veins undergoes MIRACLE treatment
A FAMILY man who was too ashamed to show his bare legs because of severe varicose veins has undergone a procedure to remove them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Say Your Standing Desk Is Basically Useless
It made sense at the time. If sitting for hours a day is linked to obesity, heart disease and early death, then surely standing or walking while working could help office-goers protect themselves from these health maladies. But a new analysis found that it’s still unclear whether standing or treadmill desks have any positive effect at all on health. What's more, it’s not even clear whether having these new kinds of desks significantly reduces the amount of time a person sits during the work day. The analysis of 20 previous studies -- together including a total of 2,174 participants -- was co...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven
An updated Cochrane Review, published today in the Cochrane Library, says that the benefits of a variety of interventions intended to reduce sitting at work are very uncertain.Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have warned that long periods of sitting can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity. There are a number of different approaches to reduce the amount of time we spend sitting down while at work. One option that is increasing in popularity is the sit-stand desk. These are desks that ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 17, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for February 29, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.   3. Report: Toshiba to sell entire medical equipment biz Toshiba reportedly plans to sell its entire medical equipment unit, Toshiba Medical Systems, rather than just a controlling stake, setting the stage for an aggressive bidding war that could drive the purchase price much higher than the $3.5 ...
Source: Mass Device - February 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 3 Source Type: news

Vascular Solutions, CEO Root beat criminal charges in off-label promotion case
A federal jury last week acquitted Vascular Solutions (NSDQ:VASC) and CEO Howard Root of charges that they ran an off-label promotion scheme for its now-discontinued Vari-Lase varicose vein treatment. A grand jury in the U.S. District Court for Western Texas indicted Maple Grove, Minn.-based Vascular Solutions and Root in November 2014, alleging that they created a “Short Kit” version of the Vari-Lase device after an unidentified competitor won FDA clearance for a radiofrequency ablation device to treat perforator veins, because Vari-Lase was only cleared for treating superficial veins....
Source: Mass Device - February 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Legal News Vascular Vascular Solutions Inc. Source Type: news

Surgeon Mark Whiteley who pioneered keyhole operations tackles painful piles
After pioneering keyhole operations to fix varicose veins, Professor Mark Whiteley, who runs The Whiteley Clinic in Surrey, is now tackling piles via a pinhole incision in the patient's neck. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Face of Varicose Veins
CHICAGO. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 40-million people in the U.S. have varicose veins. And contrary to popular belief, it’s not just your grandma’s problem. The swollen, twisted veins can strike anyone at any age and, it can lead to serious medical issues. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The everyday ailment causing DEADLY blood clots – are YOU suffering from varicose veins?
ARE YOU one of the many Brits who associates varicose veins with old ladies? You might well be surprised to hear the truth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A victim of the great vein robbery: Patients are paying over the odds for treatment
WHEN Michael Mayer became too self-conscious to wear shorts on holiday he knew it was time to do something about his unsightly varicose veins. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Self-care steps may help shrink varicose veins
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have several varicose veins in my legs that aren’t bothering me other than how they look. My doctor said they are not harmful, but I’m concerned that they are going to get worse. Does having them mean I am at risk for other health problems? What’s the best way to have [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 10, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medtronic launches VenaSeal varicose vein treatment system in US
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it launched its VenaSeal closure system for treating varicose veins in the lower extremities. The treatment from the Fridley, Minn.-based medical giant uses a proprietary medical adhesive to close superficial veins in lower extremities in patients with symptomatic venous reflux, or varicose veins. “Patients are often told their varicose veins are only a cosmetic issue, but varicose veins are a sign of a condition known as venous insufficiency, which can cause symptoms that impact quality of life, and over time can lead to more serious problems. Left untreated the venous insuf...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news