Kehong Xiang, Huan Xu, Yamei Zhang, Qiuju Leng, Feng Zhang
BACKGROUND: The study employed meta-analysis to provide a comprehensive synthesis of evidence regarding the association between the prothrombin A19911G polymorphism and the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). METHOD: The databases were searched to identify studies investigating the association between the prothrombin A19911G polymorphism and the risk of VTE. Meta-analysis was conducted using Stata 14.0 software. RESULTS: A total of five literature studies were included, involving 14,001 participants...
April 14, 2024: Phlebology
Giovanni Mosti, Antonios Gasparis, Alisha Oropallo, Nicos Labropoulos
OBJECTIVE: To report pressure and stiffness, in healthy volunteers, of a new compression device with an air bladder inflated by a pump to regulate pressure. METHODS: The device was applied to 60 legs of 30 volunteers and set to exert different pressures of 20-50 mmHg. The exerted pressure was measured in supine and standing positions and during simple physical exercises; static stiffness index, dynamic stiffness index, and walking pressure amplitudes were calculated...
April 13, 2024: Phlebology
Paolo Casoni, Daniele Bissacco, Matteo Pizzamiglio, Emanuele Nanni
BACKGROUND: To investigate the use of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for great saphenous vein (GSV) incompetence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with GSV incompetence underwent HIFU. The primary endpoint was the rate of GSV target segment shrinkage or closure after 1 year. RESULTS: Out of 188 limbs treated, the GSV treated segment shrinkage/closure rate at 1 week, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months was 93.3%, 98.2%, 97.6%, and 98...
April 1, 2024: Phlebology
Matthew Tan, Fedor Lurie, Hernan Bauza Moreno, Daphne Van den Bussche, Kurosh Parsi, Alun H Davies
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 29, 2024: Phlebology
Lowell S Kabnick, Kathleen Ozsvath, Jorge H Ulloa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2024: Phlebology
Rachel Drgastin, Edward M Boyle, Nicos Labropoulos, Alberto Caggiati, Antonios Gasparis, Suat Doganci, Mark Meissner
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to systemically review the literature on Anterior Saphenous Vein (ASV) reflux treatment and insurance impediments to treatment coverage. METHODS: A literature search was performed using a PRISMA framework. In addition, a cross-sectional analysis of insurance policies for ASV treatment was evaluated. RESULTS: Published evidence and treatment considerations in the literature for ASV treatment are discussed...
March 25, 2024: Phlebology
Alberto Caggiati, Nicos Labropoulos, Edward M Boyle, Rachel Drgastin, Antonios Gasparis, Suat Doganci, Mark Meissner
BACKGROUND: The term Anterior Accessory of the Great Saphenous Vein suggest this is a branch tributary vein despite this vessel's anatomic features of a truncal vein. A multisocietal group suggested to designate this the Anterior Saphenous Vein (ASV). This study was aimed to evaluate its ultrasound anatomy in normal and varicose limbs. METHODS: The clinical anatomy of the ASV was evaluated by narrative review of the literature. Additionally, the course of the ASV was evaluated in 62 limbs with no evidence of venous disease and 62 limbs with varicosities...
March 25, 2024: Phlebology
Ahmet Kursat Bozkurt
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March 25, 2024: Phlebology
Steve Elias, Nicos Labropoulos, Stephen Black, Antonios Gasparis, Neil Khilnani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2024: Phlebology
Gaorui Liu, Jillian Clarke, Yong Liu, Yunwei Zhang, Irwin Mohan
BACKGROUND: Our study aims to enhance the understanding of lymph node venous networks (LNVNs) by summarising their anatomical, sonographic features, and reflux patterns. METHOD: We examined 241 legs from 141 patients with primary chronic venous disease (CVD) using duplex ultrasound. RESULTS: The findings indicated variations in the shape, size, vascularity, and echogenicity of LNVN. The superficial inguinal lymph node with reflux appeared slightly larger, exhibiting higher velocities in the hilar artery...
March 11, 2024: Phlebology
Sabit Sarikaya, Ozge Altas, Mustafa Mert Ozgur, Hakan Hancer, Betul Ayca Ozdere, Tanil Ozer, Mehmet Aksut, Murat Bulent Rabus, Kamile Ozeren Topcu, Tolga Bas, Kaan Kirali
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate outcomes in nutcracker syndrome patients with tolerable symptoms and treated conservatively without invasive interventions. METHODS: This prospective study included patients treated conservatively. Promoting weight gain, the endpoint of the study was spontaneous resolution of symptoms. RESULTS: Sixteen patients (75% female and mean age 24.4 ± 3.5 years) underwent conservative management. Over a mean follow-up of 27...
March 7, 2024: Phlebology
Mohammed Alsagheer Alhewy, Abdelaziz Ahmed Abdelhafez, Mohammed Hamza Metwally, Ehab Abd Elmoneim Ghazala, Alhussein M Khedr, Ahmed Atef Khamis, Hassan Gado, Wael Abdo Abdo Abd-Elgawad, Abdullah El Sayed, Abdelhalim A Abdelmohsen
PURPOSE: To compare femoral endovenectomy with the creation of an arteriovenous fistula (FE + AVF), versus iliofemoral endovenous stenting with the concurrent extended femoral vein (FV-S) stenting in patients with chronic iliofemoral venous obstruction (IFVO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a randomized prospective single-center study, 48 received (FV-S), while the other 54 had (FE + AVF). RESULTS: There were no statistically significant differences in the primary outcomes between the two groups (FV-S) and (FE + AVF) (59% vs 56...
February 27, 2024: Phlebology
Rabia Ergelen, Seda Kutluğ Ağaçkıran, Haner Direskeneli, Fatma Alibaz-Oner
OBJECTIVES: We recently reported the first controlled Doppler ultrasonography (US) study demonstrating increased common femoral vein (CFV) thickness in Behçet's Disease (BD). Standard lower extremity venous Doppler US is performed in erect position. In order to confirm accuracy and applicability of method, we measured CFV thickness in both supine and standing positions in this study. METHOD: We included sex and age-matched 42 BD patients and 41 healthy controls (HCs)...
February 22, 2024: Phlebology
Lowell S Kabnick, Kathleen Ozsvath, Jorge H Ulloa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2024: Phlebology
Eduardo Simões Da Matta, Giovanni Mosti, Vanessa da Silva Corralo, Glauciano Policeno de Moura, Luciano Branco de Quadros, Clodoaldo Antônio De Sá
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effects of lower limb muscle strengthening on interface pressure (IP), static stiffness index (SSI), dynamic stiffness index (DSI), and walking pressure amplitude (WPA) in older adults undergoing inelastic compression therapy. METHOD: Forty-three healthy older adults of both sexes (Age: 66.2 ± 4.4 years) met the eligibility criteria and completed all stages of the study (Resistance Training - RT: N = 20; Control - CONT: N = 23). Body composition, strength and functional mobility of lower limbs, IP, SSI, DSI, and WPA were evaluated before and after intervention...
February 18, 2024: Phlebology
Jianyu Liao, Zhoupeng Wu
BACKGROUND: Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) often leads to venous ulcers. The relationship between ankle joint range of motion (ROM) and venous ulcers remains under-investigated. This study aims to clarify this relationship using ultrasound imaging. METHODS: We conducted a study on 20 patients with unilateral venous ulcers. Ankle ROM and popliteal vein blood flow were measured using a goniometer and ultrasound, respectively. The measurements were compared between the affected and unaffected limbs...
February 13, 2024: Phlebology
Matthew Genet, Nicos Labropoulos, Antonios Gasparis, Thomas O'Donnell, Kush Desai
OBJECTIVES: To determine the demographics, outcomes, and healthcare utilization of patients with chronic venous insufficiency-associated lymphedema (CVI-LED) and the prevalence of lymphedema-specific therapy use after venous intervention. METHODS: The IBM MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Claims Databases were examined for patients with CVI-LED. Patient demographics and the use of lymphedema-specific therapy before and after venous intervention were collected. RESULTS: Of 85,601 LED patients identified, 8,406 also had a diagnosis of CVI...
February 12, 2024: Phlebology
Mosti Giovanni, Namislo Angrit, Benigni Jean Patrick, Da Matta Eduardo, Partsch Hugo, Schmitz Martin, Abel Martin
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of compression therapy (CT) and the best compression modality choice are questioned in many clinical stages of chronic venous disease (CVD). This work aims to obtain information on indications, contraindications, and the best treatment option for CT in different clinical scenarios of CVD. METHOD: An online survey was made among members of the International Compression Club, experts in CT. RESULTS: The experts apply CT in all clinical stages of CVD, even when evidence is missing...
February 1, 2024: Phlebology
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