Marianne E Witte, Suzanne Holewijn, Daphne van der Veen, Michel Mpj Reijnen, Clark J Zeebregts
BACKGROUND: Mechanochemical endovenous ablation (MOCA) was introduced to treat superficial venous insufficiency of the lower leg with less pain and haematoma. Long-term outcome is still lacking. The purpose was to report long-term outcome and to analyse possible predictors for failure. METHODS: The study was a retrospective pooled analysis of two prospective cohorts previously reported, but with prolonged long-term outcome up to 5-years follow-up. RESULTS: 163 treated legs were analysed...
September 15, 2023: Phlebology
Lin Liu, Zong-Hui Wu, Qiang-Min Huang, Qing-Guang Liu, Li-Na Wang, Xiao-Hong Jin
OBJECTIVES: To observe the effect of the acupuncture of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the treatment of lower extremity varicose veins (LEVVs). METHODS: Overall, 260 patients with LEVVs participated in this study. LEVVs were selected based on diagnostic criteria of Clinical, Etiology, Anatomy, and Pathophysiology levels 2-5 and classified into six types on the basis of their anatomical positions. The MTrPs in the lower extremities were localized in accordance with the classification of LEVVs and treated by MTrPs acupuncture combined with self-massage and self-stretching...
September 14, 2023: Phlebology
Ulrika Källman, Melina Fallenius, Carina Bååth
BACKGROUND: To evaluate an innovative class I compression stocking with predetermined uniform pressure in comparison to a graduated class III compression stocking system, regarding edema reduction, interface pressure, and patient comfort. METHOD: Twenty-five patients with chronic venous disease, were randomized: 12 to investigational stocking, 13 to comparator stocking. Data collected at baseline and after 14 days. RESULTS: Edema was significantly equal reduced to follow-up; mean -129...
September 11, 2023: Phlebology
Lowell S Kabnick, Kathleen Ozsvath, Jorge H Ulloa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 8, 2023: Phlebology
Lena Blomgren
OBJECTIVES: The addition of a varicose veins (VV) module to the existing Swedish National Registry for Vascular Surgery (Swedvasc) and its impact on quality of care were evaluated. METHODS: Vascular departments and private VV clinics were invited to enter data from 2016. RESULTS: Registrations were approximately 10,000 yearly but dropped to 5390 in 2022 when a fee was introduced for private clinics due to reduced funding. 88% more interventions were reported to Swedvasc 2020 than to the National Board of Health and Welfare...
September 7, 2023: Phlebology
Wen-Tao Yang, Hua-Liang Ren, Kai Zheng, Zhen-Yi Jin, Jia-Hao Wen, Sheng-Xing Wang, Wang-De Zhang, Chun-Min Li
OBJECTIVE: Compression therapy with the use of graduated compression stockings (GCSs) is a common treatment strategy for chronic venous disease (CVD). However, there is no uniform and objective standard to assess adherence to the use of GCSs. The aim of this study is to develop and validate a GCS Compliance Scale (GCSAS) to fill gaps in internationally recognized comprehensive scales and provide a useful tool for future research. METHODS: The items included in the GCSAS were based on a review of the literature and open-ended interviews with experts, who screened the initial items using an item-level content validity index...
August 31, 2023: Phlebology
Tina Moon, Thomas F O'Donnell, Derek Weycker, Mark Iafrati
INTRODUCTION: Lymphedema (LED) in patients with venous leg ulcers (VLU) [VLU+LED] can impair ulcer healing and predispose to cellulitis. There is little data, however, demonstrating how lymphatic dysfunction may impact the clinical course, treatment, and healthcare expenditures for VLU+LED versus VLU-LED patients. OBJECTIVE: To determine how lymphatic dysfunction might influence treatment and expenditures among VLU patients in a large deidentified healthcare claims database...
August 30, 2023: Phlebology
George Galyfos, Alexandros Chamzin, Georgios Charalampopoulos, Nikolaos Liasis, Frangiska Sigala, Konstantinos Filis
OBJECTIVES: to evaluate direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in patients with hereditary thrombophilia and deep venous thrombosis (DVT). METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study. RESULTS: In total, 45 patients were treated between 01/2012 and 12/2022 (mean follow-up: 1.5 +/- 0.3 years). The most frequent thrombophilias were heterozygous V Leiden (20%), heterozygous MTHFR C677T (37.8%), heterozygous MTHFR A1298C (24.4%), and hyperhomocysteinemia (26...
August 30, 2023: Phlebology
Oguz Arslanturk, Fatih Gumus
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare the early and mid-term results of radiofrequency ablation and cyanoacrylate ablation used in the treatment of small saphenous insufficiency. METHODS: A total of 84 patients with isolated small saphenous vein insufficiency who underwent either cyanoacrylate ablation (CA) (Group 1, n = 40) or radiofrequency ablation (RFA) (Group 2, n = 44) were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: The occlusion rate of target vessel was 95% in Group 1 and 93...
August 29, 2023: Phlebology
Albert-Adrien Ramelet, Simon Bossart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2023: Phlebology
Lois Zhang, Kate Ng, James P Pham, Samuel Thoo, Anes Yang, Mina Kang, David Connor, Steven Kossard, Kurosh Parsi
BACKGROUND: To determine the composition of skin pigmentation in chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and other less common vascular conditions of lower limbs. METHODS: Forty-five skin biopsies were obtained from 17 patients. Samples were taken from pigmented regions and compared with control non-lesional samples from the same patient. Perl's Prussian Blue was used to identify haemosiderin and Schmorl's for melanin. RESULTS: Seven patients presented with CVI, one with concurrent livedo vasculopathy (LV)...
August 29, 2023: Phlebology
Ana Orbea Sopeña, Elena Conde Montero
Case report: A 79-year-old woman presented with a large painful ulcer on the lateral aspect of her left leg over a 6-month period and was diagnosed of ulcerated atrophie blanche. On an outpatient basis punch grafting was performed and 3 weeks after, complete epithelization was achieved. Discussion: Ulcerated atrophie blanche is a misdiagnosed disorder with painful lesions and, consequently, a high impact on quality of life. Atrophie blanche describes porcelain-white colored, red-dotted atrophic plaques on legs or feet...
August 25, 2023: Phlebology
Aksel Nathan Harbsmeier, Izzet Altintas, Kasper Iversen, Ove Andersen, Jan O Nehlin
INTRODUCTION: Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a frequent chronic complication of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Biomarkers are potentially valuable clinical tools for handling PTS. The purpose of this review was to examine which biomarkers are associated with the development of PTS in adults with lower extremity DVT. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of all English language prospective studies of biomarkers and PTS published in PubMed and EMBASE. Studies were included if diagnosing DVT by diagnostic imaging and assessing PTS by clinical scales, for example, the Villalta scale...
August 24, 2023: Phlebology
Gamze Aydin, Ipek Yeldan, Ahmet Akgul
BACKGROUND: Our aim is to evaluate the relationship between inspiratory muscle strength and venous refilling time, disease severity, and functional capacity in patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). METHODS: Sixty-one patients (49 female, aged 20-65 ) were enrolled in the study. The demographic characteristics of the patients were questioned. All patients were assessed with maximum inspiratory and expiratory pressure (MIP/MEP) for inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength, photoplethysmography for venous refilling time (VRT), venous clinical severity score (VCSS) for disease severity, and 6-min walk test (6-MWT) for functional capacity...
August 10, 2023: Phlebology
Jürgen Verbist, Veerle Laeremans, Fien Gryffroy, Wouter Van den Eynde, Caroline Heerinckx, Dorien Haesen
OBJECTIVES: To prove that the ELVeS® Radial® 2ring slim fiber (Biolitec AG, Wien, Austria) is safe and effective, with a reliable fiber durability. METHODS: This prospective, non-randomized, registry recruited patients with venous incompetence of the great saphenous vein, with or without concomitant incompetence of the small, anterior accessory and posterior accessory saphenous veins. Anatomic success, clinical success and pain were assessed. RESULTS: 150 patients (410 veins) underwent endovenous laser ablation (EVLA)...
August 6, 2023: Phlebology
Lowell S Kabnick, Kathleen Ozsvath, Jorge H Ulloa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2023: Phlebology
Oksana V Bukina, Aleksandr A Sinitsyn, Oksana I Efremova, Andrey V Pelevin
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare telangiectasias disappearance after sclerotherapy with hypertonic glucose (HG) and different concentrations of sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS). METHODS: Women aged 18-70 years with telangiectasias were included. The primary efficacy endpoint was telangiectasia disappearance. The clearing of vessels was assessed using a six-point scale (from 0 to 5). RESULTS: A total of 116 women completed an 8-week follow-up: 31, 27, 25, and 33 were in the HG 75%, STS 0...
July 30, 2023: Phlebology
Şahika Burcu Karaca, Hatice Ağır
INTRODUCTION: The presence of pes planus may be responsible for the disorder of venous return during ambulation. Our aim in this study is to reveal that the risk of venous insufficiency may be increased in patients with pes planus. METHODS: A total of 59 patients with 29 bilateral pes planus and 30 normal arches included in the study. Djian Annonier angle measurement, bilateral lower extremity venous Doppler ultrasonography (USG), foot function index (AFI), Comprehensive Classification System for Chronic Venous Disorders (CEAP) clinical scoring and Short Form-36 (SF-36) was evaluated...
July 30, 2023: Phlebology
Preston H Tolbert, John Treffalls, Wesley Clothier, Zach Harbin, Qi Yan, Mark G Davies
OBJECTIVE: This study seeks to evaluate the quality and readability of freely available online patient information resources for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: Internet searches were performed for five DVT and PE search terms in July 2020 across three search engines and two metasearch engines. Qualitative content analysis was performed. Readability was assessed using four validated instruments. RESULTS: Two hundred fifty websites were identified of which 62 websites met inclusion criteria...
July 27, 2023: Phlebology
Joon-Kee Park, Shin-Young Woo, Shin-Seok Yang, Dong-Ik Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the postoperative hemodynamic changes in varicose vein surgery related with SSV reflux using APG. METHODS: Totals of 181 limbs and 178 patients who underwent high ligation and stripping (HLS) (87 limbs), radiofrequency ablation (RFA) (43 limbs), or endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) (51 limbs) for SSV reflux from 1995 to 2022 were enrolled. We measured venous volume (VV), venous filling index (VFI), ejection fraction (EF), and residual volume fraction (RVF) preoperatively and at postoperative one and 6 months...
July 21, 2023: Phlebology
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