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DOACs show promise over heparin injections in meta-analysis comparing cancer-associated VTE...

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A recent meta-analysis found that direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) appear to be a “reasonable alternative” to low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) for the treatment...

Compression after radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins “adds no clinical benefit”

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A randomised controlled trial has found that clinical and patient-reported outcomes following radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of varicose veins with compression are no better than...

Bentley enters venous world with launch and first-in-man of BeYond stent

Bentley has announced receipt of the CE mark for its BeYond venous self-expanding stent system. The company will initially launch the stent to an...

PolarityTE announces positive top-line data from interim analysis of SkinTE diabetic...

PolarityTE have announced positive results from a protocol-specified interim analysis of the first 50 patients enrolled in a multicentre randomised controlled trial evaluating treatment...

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...

Rivaroxaban associated with reduced risk of recurrent VTE versus warfarin in...

Olivia S Costa
In a study evaluating rivaroxaban (Xarelto; Bayer) versus warfarin for the treatment and prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with obesity, results...

Study reports low rates of bleeding and VTE after 12 months...

Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH has announced results from five analyses of 12-month data from ETNA-VTE (Edoxaban treatment in routine clinical practice in patients with...

AHA and ISTH release joint statement on future VTE research priorities

The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have released a joint scientific statement identifying the top five priorities for...

Thrombolex receives NIH grant to fund RESCUE trial of Bashir endovascular...

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Thrombolex has announced that it was awarded a US$3 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute...

Women are at a higher risk of iliac vein stent failure

A recent study on iliac vein stenting showed lower long-term patency rates for women when compared to their male counterparts. The data were presented...

CX 2020 LIVE: Overwhelming 91% of specialist audience favours venous stents

A poll of an enthused audience of venous specialists during the CX 2020 LIVE Deep Venous Disease Consensus session found that 91% of them were in...

ABRE study meets primary safety and effectiveness endpoints

Medtronic has announced the first-ever results from the ABRE clinical study assessing the safety and effectiveness of the investigational Abre venous self-expanding stent system...

Venous News 14 – June 2020

In this issue: Compression stockings might not be needed to prevent blood clots after surgery (p. 1) CX 2020 LIVE brings superficial venous thrombosis...

CX 2020 LIVE addresses latest developments in superficial venous disease

For the first venous session of CX 2020 LIVE, 759 attendees from 79 different countries tuned in. Each audience member could submit their name,...

VisionQuest Biomedical and The University of New Mexico combine artificial intelligence...

VisionQuest Biomedical and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine have been awarded a three-year US$3 million grant from the National Institute of...

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...

At six months, adjunctive mechanical thrombectomy associated with higher patency and...

Michael Lichtenberg
A recent systematic review and meta-analysis showed that, in patients with iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT), percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy was associated with a higher...

CX 2020 LIVE to flag latest guidelines and stent durability in...

Manj Gohel (Cambridge, UK), who is also a member of the CX Venous Executive Board, welcomes you to CX 2020 LIVE, which will include...

American Heart Association issues call to action to prevent VTE in...

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the leading cause of preventable hospital death in the USA and worldwide. A new policy statement by the American Heart...

Positive two-year data from ALPS registry of LimFlow system published

LimFlow SA today announced publication of positive two-year data from the ALPS registry of the LimFlow percutaneous deep vein arterialisation (pDVA) system. Results were...

Geko device represents an alternative to IPC devices during COVID-19

geko OnPulse
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...

The future of IVUS based therapies for venous leg ulcers

Paul Gagne
Writing for Venous News, Paul Gagne considers the future of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) based therapies for venous leg ulcers (VLUs). He concludes that while...

CX 2020 LIVE: Charing Cross Symposium unveils live, interactive digital event

The Charing Cross (CX) Symposium, with its world-class faculty and unique focus on live audience participation, has announced the launch of a not-to-be missed...

Compression stockings might not be needed to prevent blood clots after...

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Compression stockings might be unnecessary to prevent blood clots in most patients undergoing non-emergency (elective) surgery, finds a clinical trial published by The BMJ...

FDA clears Aspire MAX mechanical thrombectomy system

Control Medical Technology has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Aspire MAX 7 – 11F mechanical thrombectomy...

A Deeper Dive into the Venovo™ Venous Stent System

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The venous space continues to evolve in the United States, and many physicians are learning how to navigate through the challenges of the venous...

A Deeper Dive into the Venovo™ Venous Stent System

Venous News talks with Gerard O'Sullivan, FSIR, FEBIR, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland. This article is supported by BD Interventional. Disclosures: Dr. Gerard O'Sullivan reports...

New study addresses thromboembolic complications in COVID-19 patients

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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...

2020 update to CEAP classification system and reporting standards published

Fedor Lurie
A 2020 update on the Clinical-Etiology-Anatomy-Pathophysiology (CEAP) classification system and reporting standards, authored by Fedor Lurie (Jobst Vascular Institute, Toledo, USA; University of Michigan,...

AVF releases white paper on considerations in prophylaxis and treatment of...

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: 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...

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

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...

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,...

FDA grants de novo clearance to Bluegrass Vascular for Surfacer system

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Bluegrass Vascular Technologies (Bluegrass Vascular) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a de novo classification order for its...

XableCath crossing catheters have received CE mark for peripheral use

XableCath has announced that its XableCath Crossing catheters have received CE mark for peripheral use. Its crossing devices will be available for sale in...

Biolitec reveals new ELVeS Radial 2ring Pro laser fibre for severely...

ELVeS Radial 2ring Pro laser fibre
Biolitec has announced the addition of another laser fibre to its ELVeS Radial 2ring laser fibre range. The ELVeS Radial 2ring Pro enables the...

Insera announces first-in-human treatment of patient with PE using CLEAR aspiration...

Insera Therapeutics announced recently that the first patient with acute pulmonary embolism has been treated with its flagship cyclical aspiration system, CLEAR. Earlier last...

Bluegrass Vascular announce publication of positive clinical results of Surfacer system

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Bluegrass Vascular Technologies (Bluegrass Vascular) has announced the publication of positive results associated with the clinical use of the Surfacer Inside-Out access catheter system...

PIUR Imaging launches wireless tomographic ultrasound system

PIUR Imaging has launched a portable version of its tomographic ultrasound system to the European market. The new CE-marked PIUR tUS Infinity is a...

The optimal pathway for acute deep vein thrombosis treatment involves identification,...

Prakash Saha (London, UK), speaking during the Venous and Lymphatic Challenges programme at CX (15–18 April, London, UK), outlined the three key steps to...

Ramesh Tripathi

Having worked as a vascular surgeon and venous specialist in several different countries and continents, Ramesh Tripathi has a wide-ranging experience and storied career. He...

Choosing compression to heal venous leg ulceration

Venous leg ulcer with Una Adderley
There is a robust evidence base to support the use of compression therapy for healing venous leg ulceration and for preventing ulcer recurrence. The most...

Intraluminal narrowing as a predicting factor for stent occlusion

A recent study which set out to investigate the usefulness of duplex ultrasound in monitoring stent changes over time, concludes that stent occlusion is related...

Worse outcomes in peripartum compared to non-pregnant women stented for DVT

Venous News for specialists
Peripartum women with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis and venous stenting had significantly increased rates of reintervention and loss of stent patency...

Use of diode laser to treat venous malformations effective and safe...

Venous News for specialists
A report of an eight-year experience using diode laser for the treatment of congenital diffuse venous malformations, has shown the modality to be effective...

MOCAP linked with improved quality of life and fewer reinterventions for...

Venous News for specialists
A study presented at the European Society for Vascular Surgery’s annual meeting (ESVS; 25–28 September, Valencia, Spain) has concluded that mechanochemical ablation with concomitant...