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Study finds increased risk of serious blood clots up to six months after COVID-19

A study from Sweden published by The BMJ recently finds an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) up to three months after COVID-19 infection,...
Charles Ritchie and Young Erben

Anticoagulants effective for pulmonary embolism resolution in hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Anticoagulants alone are associated with a high rate of resolution of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with acute PE and COVID-19 infection. This was...
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Global surgery study finds recent or current COVID-19 infection linked to increased risk of...

New research published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) shows that venous thromboembolisms (VTEs) are 50% more likely to occur in patients...
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Further research will soon generate standardised approach to VTE in COVID-19 patients

At VENOUS2021 (17–20 March, virtual), the annual meeting of the American Venous Forum, Geno Merli (Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA) gave a keynote...
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Outpatient-based warfarin monitoring programme safely adapts to COVID-19 challenges

Faced with a need to limit hospital visits and conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) in the wake of COVID-19, an 11-centre, hospital-based anticoagulation monitoring...

Review of SVS VQI data reveals “dramatic reduction” in elective venous case volumes during...

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) venous case volume and registry data entry was “sharply reduced” during the initial phase of...
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VTE management in COVID-19: “Use evidence-based prophylaxis and enrol patients in a clinical trial”

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in COVID-19 patients was a key topic on the agenda of The VEINS (Venous Endovascular INterventional Strategies) session at VIVA 2020...

A multidisciplinary approach to VTE in COVID-19 patients is warranted

The nature of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in COVID-19 patients is complex, and treatment strategies regarding drug type and dosing continue to evolve, writes Sanjum...

Interview: New registry data provide “high-quality answers” on thromboembolic complications in hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Describing the Northwell CORE-19 registry as “the largest prospective registry of thromboembolic complications in hospitalised COVID-19 patients in the post-hospital discharge period,” lead investigator...

Systematic review finds high risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in COVID-19...

In a systematic review of the worldwide published data on venous thromboembolism (VTE) in COVID-19 patients, Cihan Ay, Stephan Nopp, and Florian Moik (Medical...
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COVID-19 associated VTE: International thrombosis community urge WHO to act

The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), on behalf of the international thrombosis community, have called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to...

COVID-19 will have “massive long-term impact” on treatment of venous disease patients

Manj Gohel (Cambridge, UK) is joined by a host of venous experts including Beverley Hunt (London, UK), Stephen Black (London, UK) and Ian Franklin...

Telehealth ‘will change the future of venous practice’ post COVID-19

Six venous specialists, Manj Gohel (Cambridge, UK), Ian Franklin (London, UK) Alun Davies (London, UK), Sriram Narayanan (Singapore), Raghu Kolluri (Columbus, USA)...
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New study shows COVID-19 causes severe blood vessel damage

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that the respiratory virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, causes severe damage to blood...
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Geko device represents an alternative to IPC devices during COVID-19

Sky Medical Technology highlights a publication on 5 May 2020 in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis showing the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in...

Thrombosis is major by-product of infection with COVID-19, but evidence to back full dose...

Manj Gohel (Cambridge, UK), one of the editors-in-chief of Venous News, introduces a special COVID-19 video with leading thrombosis and haemostasis experts, including Beverley...

COVID-19: Calls for physicians to address domestic violence during social distancing

Prism Schneider (Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada) and others write in a commentary in the Canadian Medical Association Journal—because of...
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New study addresses thromboembolic complications in COVID-19 patients

There is an “urgent need” to improve specific venous thromboembolism (VTE) diagnostic strategies and investigate the efficacy and safety of thromboprophylaxis in ambulatory COVID-19...

COVID-19: CMS outlines recommendations for restarting non-emergent procedures

On 18 March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommended “limiting non-essential care and expanding surge capacity into ambulatory surgical centres and...

AVF releases white paper on considerations in prophylaxis and treatment of VTE in COVID-19...

The COVID-19 subcommittee of the American Venous Forum (AVF) has issued a white paper on considerations in prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE)...

COVID-19: Reflections on VTE, patient risk assessment, and therapeutic challenges

Joseph A Caprini considers venous thromboemolism (VTE), patient risk assessment, and therapeutic challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, concluding that "accurate thrombosis...

COVID-19: Cotton and surgical masks may be ineffective at stopping spread of virus through...

In a brief report in Annals of Internal Medicine, Seongman Bae (Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea) and colleagues report that neither surgical...

COVID-19: what will be the fallout for patients with venous disease?

Manj Gohel, Stephen Black and Alun Davies consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with venous disease. They conclude: "Once the acute...

Philips and the US government collaborate in ventilator production ramp up to combat COVID-19...

Royal Philips has announced that the US government and Philips agreed to team up to increase the production of hospital ventilators in its manufacturing...

COVID-19: European Commission agrees to postpone new MDR because of pandemic

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a proposal to postpone by one year the date of application of the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), which...

COVID-19: European Commission looking to postpone new MDR by one year

During a Q&A section of a European Commission (EC) college meeting on 25 March, EC spokesperson Stefan de Keersmaecker stated that the commission were looking to...
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ACS releases triage guidance for venous procedures during COVID-19 pandemic

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has announced the release of new clinical guidance for surgeons to curtail recommendations for elective surgical procedures, with...

CX 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19

The 2020 Charing Cross (CX) Symposium that was due to take place next month in London, UK, has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  In full,...
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CDRH adjusts working practices with medical device companies to deal with COVID-19

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has written to the medical device industry to outline its...

FDA classifies Covidien field action for Trellis-6 and Trellis-8 systems as a Class 1...

Medtronic announced today that a previously communicated global voluntary recall to address an issue with certain lots of its Trellis-6 and Trellis-8 peripheral infusion...

Covidien launches next generation Trellis peripheral infusion system

Covidien has announced the commercial launch of its next generation Trellis peripheral infusion system. The redesigned system continues to be the only pharmacomechanical thrombolysis device that enables...
Venous News for specialists

Covidien launches campaign to increase awareness of pregnancy-related blood clots

On 27 June 2012, Covidien announced the launch of  its “1 in 1,000” campaign to help educate women about the risk of pregnancy-related blood...

Use of non-medical staff should be considered to address “sorry state” of UK venous...

 Venous care in the UK is in a “sorry state at the moment”, Zola Mzimba (Derry, UK) tells Venous News. This is in part down...
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Researchers develop “world’s first” smart bandage that detects multiple biomarkers for onsite chronic wound...

A research team led by Lim Chwee Teck from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS; Singapore) Department of Biomedical Engineering  and Institute for Health...
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Thrombolex announces interim RESCUE results at VIVA 2021

Thrombolex recently announced the results of the RESCUE trial’s prespecified interim analysis, of the first 62 evaluable patients, in a late-breaking clinical trials session...

Towards new horizons: ESVS president introduces hybrid 35th Annual Meeting

Following an online-only conference in 2020, this year's iteration of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) Annual Meeting will take a hybrid format,...

FDA clears Koya Medical’s Dayspring compression system for lower extremities

Koya Medical announced today that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its active compression therapy system Dayspring for...

MDR comes into effect across EU

The European Union (EU) Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) takes effect from today (26 May 2021). The Regulation revises quality and safety standards and the...

Recent advances in VTE management provide much-needed clarity, but more needs to be done

Manjit Gohel (Cambridge, UK) and Stephen Black (London, UK) write that several recent advances in the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) have provided clarity...

What an interventionalist needs to know about DOACs in 2021

The publication of positive new data and a need to minimise hospital visits during the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a general trend towards using...

Interview: Comprehensive, patient-friendly risk assessment “crucial” to VTE prevention

From the first research linking heparin to a reduction in fatal pulmonary embolism (PE), to the development and refinement of risk assessment tools to...

Joseph Caprini receives first CX Venous Lifetime Achievement Award, as speakers recognise the need...

As evolving treatment modalities offer the potential for improved outcomes in patients with deep venous disease, the importance of patient selection and the need...

Inari Medical announces presentation of positive chronic clot subanalysis results from CLOUT registry

Inari Medical has announced strongly positive interim results of the first 64 chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients enrolled in the ClotTriever outcomes (CLOUT)...

Penumbra’s newest generation of Indigo aspiration system receives FDA clearance for pulmonary embolism

Penumbra today announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for expanded indication of the latest iteration of the Indigo aspiration system, Lightning...
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VELTAS document sets out “international standard” for triage of venous patients during pandemic and...

In September 2020, a consensus document outlining the Venous and Lymphatic Triage and Acuity Scale (VELTAS) was co-published in Phlebology and the Journal of...
Venovo

Venovo venous stent system nominated for Prix Galien award

The Venovo venous stent system from BD has been revealed as one of the 2020 50th Annual Prix Galien USA award nominees in the...
CMSS

CMSS “strongly urges action” to ensure all frontline healthcare professionals are protected

In a new statement published on 2 April 2020, all 45 societies represented by the US Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)—over 800,000 physicians—emphatically...

ACS defends healthcare workers as PPE shortages lead to acrimony

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today leapt to the defense of healthcare workers who are heading to work in the face of increasing...
Mary McDermott

Adapt clinical studies to alleviate impact of pandemic

A viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has offered potential solutions to modifying ongoing randomised clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. It...
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Cyanoacrylate embolisation agent non-inferior to radiofrequency ablation for incompetent great saphenous veins treatment

Twelve-month results from the VeClose trial have demonstrated cyanoacrylate adhesive (CAE) is non-inferior to radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of incompetent great saphenous veins.

Five-year results from the ClosureFast long-term European multicentre study announced

Covidien announced the five-year results of the ClosureFast Long-Term European Multi-Center Study in patients with chronic venous insufficiency in December. The ClosureFast study was...
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Vascular Insights announces randomised clinical trial comparing VNUS Closure Fast with ClariVein for varicose...

Vascular Insights has announced the start of a multicentre randomised clinical trial conducted by principal investigators Alun H Davies, professor of Vascular Surgery and...
Venous News for specialists

Radiofrequency ablation effective in the treatment of large diameter varicose veins irrespective of anatomical...

Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is effective in the treatment of large diameter varicose veins irrespective of anatomical structure, according to a study presented by Andrey...
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