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An overview of tumescent enhanced sclerotherapy as a treatment for superficial...

enhanced sclerotherapy with the Inventor of the technique, Gregory Spitz
While the treatment of spider, reticular and varicose veins using sclerotherapy has been a standard practice for many years, tumescent enhanced sclerotherapy has been...

Compression achieves short-term reduction in pain scores following venous intervention

Roshan Bootun application of compression stockings
Results of a randomised controlled trial conducted at Imperial College, London, UK, have shown that the application of compression stockings is associated with a...

IVUS shows superiority over venography in identifying key parameters for iliac...

Venous News for specialists
Based on the results of a retrospective, single-centre cohort study conducted at The RANE Center, St Dominic’s Memorial Hospital (Jackson, Mississippi, USA), the importance...

Successful thrombolysis significantly influences clinical scores and QoL but not shown...

Wittens Notten
Additional ultrasound-accelerated catheter-directed thrombolysis does not lower the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with acute iliofemoral deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), according to findings of...

Duplex ultrasound limited for early diagnosis of subclavian vein thrombosis

Rob Thompson
There are “significant limitations” to the use of duplex ultrasound for the initial evaluation of patients with suspected subclavian vein (SCV) thrombosis, according to...

C-TRACT trial on image-guided procedures for mitigating post-thrombotic syndrome partners with...

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Writing to members of the American Venous Forum (AVF), president Brajesh K Lal (Baltimore, USA), has revealed that the AVF has established a partnership...

Retrospective study demonstrates efficacy of RFA and open surgery for varicose...

Beatrix Cucuruz avls
Long-term evaluation of superficial venous reflux below the knee, in patients who received invasive treatment for varicose veins, has found that both radiofrequency ablation...

Use of lower polidocanol to air ratio for reticular vein treatment...

Elika Hoss AVLS
In the treatment of reticular veins of the lower extremities, using polidocanol foam, it has been found that both a 1:2 ratio and 1:4...

Patients treated for pathologic perforator veins should be evaluated for multilevel...

Venous News for specialists
Findings of a recent study on whether a pathologic perforator can predict the presence of an ipsilateral central venous stenosis, as presented at the...

Evidence-based pathway for leg ulcer treatment improves healing times but not...

Implementation of an evidence-based pathway for leg ulcer care in community nursing has resulted in a significant reduction in healing times, according to research...

John Kaufman

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As course director of The VEINS at VIVA 2019 (2–4 November, Las Vegas, USA), John Kaufman tells Venous News how the field of interventional...

Robert B Ford to take over as CEO of Abbott next...

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Miles D White will be stepping down, after 21 years, as CEO of Abbott on 31 March 2020. According to a press release, White’s...

Association established between reflux of lateral subdermic plexus and restless leg...

Swar Shah viva
Reflux of the lateral subdermic plexus—varicose veins which appear on the outside of the thigh and calf—could be closely related to the symptoms of...

New trial planned to rigorously test catheter-directed thrombolysis for submassive PE...

Akhilesh Sista Video
Clinically relevant outcomes are needed to measure catheter-directed therapy (CDT) against anticoagulation alone to treat submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) patients. Further, CDT’s ability to...

VIVA 2019: Open vein hypothesis has “validity” for DVT patients, but...

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 Suresh Vedantham (St Louis, USA) talks to BLearning Venous after winning the prestigious VEINS award at VIVA 2019 (Vascular InterVentional Advances; 4–7 November, Las...

Venous News 12 – November 2019

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In this issue of Venous News: Future trials on DVT management "have to focus on technical success" Foam "has not been established as superior" to...

Venous News 12 – November 2019 (US Edition)

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In this issue of Venous News: Future trials on DVT management "have to focus on technical success" Foam "has not been established as superior" to...

Clinical data on the ClotTriever system demonstrates efficacy for DVT treatment

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Inari Medical has announced the presentation of early outcomes from the ClotTriever Outcomes Registry (CLOUT) using the ClotTriever Mechanical Thrombectomy System for treatment of...

EXTRACT-PE trial of aspiration thrombectomy for acute pulmonary embolism meets efficacy...

Akhilesh-Sista-VIVA
It has been found by the EXTRACT-PE trial, a multicentre investigation conducted under an investigational device exemption (IDE) from the US Food and Drug...

Most reinterventions following treatment of iliofemoral DVT could be due to...

Anna Pouncey
Analysing the results of a retrospective, single-centre cohort study conducted at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK, Anna Pouncey (Guys and St Thomas’...

Future trials on the management of DVT “have to focus on...

ATTRACT discussion
Speaking at the annual meeting of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE 2019; 7–11 September, Barcelona, Spain), Stephen Black (Guys and...

Amniotic membrane wound grafts improve healing rates for non-healing venous leg...

Thomas Serena
It has been found that the application of dehydrated human amnion and chorion allografts (dHACA) results in a better venous leg ulcer (VLU) healing...

Improved instruments required for classification of chronic venous disease

Venous News for specialists
Current classification tools for the diagnosis of chronic venous disease, including acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), include “redundant” elements that...

Venarum Medical wins further support for endovenous valve system

Venarum Medical
Venarum Medical has announced that it has received a mentorship grant in further support of its awarded Phase II SBIR Grant “EVVS: EndoVenous Valve...

Parliamentary group report raises awareness of difficulties with venous leg ulcers

Parliamentary Group report
A report titled ‘Venous Leg Ulcers: A Silent Crisis’ has been published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vascular and Venous Disease (VVAPPG) at...

A look at new preliminary guidelines for superficial vein thrombosis

Manj Gohel
At the European Society of Vascular Surgery annual meeting (ESVS 2019; ­24­­-27 September, Hamburg, Germany), preliminary venous thrombosis guidelines were presented for the first...

Fluorescence lymphography proven to be suitable for measuring the efficacy of...

Marzanna Zaleska UIP
Indocyanine green dye (ICG) fluorescence lymphography represents a suitable method of providing information on the effectiveness of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) during the treatment...

Minimally invasive ablation device VENISTAR to support treatment of damaged veins

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STARmed has announced that it has obtained CE Mark approval for VENISTAR, an "innovatively designed" electrode that uses radiofrequency energy to treat patients with...

Pilot study confirms beneficial impact of SkinTE on closing venous ulcers

PolarityTE, a company specialised in regenerative tissue products and biomaterials, has announced findings from an open-label, single-arm pilot study, which examined the impact of SkinTE...

Multilayer dressing demonstrates benefits for VLU treatment by effectively transporting exudate

A pilot evaluation of a new multilayer wound dressing has confirmed its efficacy for transporting exudate containing toxic matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) away from chronic...

FDA approval granted to calf stimulation device for patients at high...

Geko Device
UK-based Sky Medical Technology has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its "geko" device for stimulation of the calf muscles...

Foam “has not been established as superior” to liquid sclerotherapy for...

Neil Khilnani UIP
Speaking at the International Union of Phlebology chapter meeting (UIP 2019; 25–27 August, Krakow, Poland), Neil Khilnani (New York, USA) underlined that the current...

Kurosh Parsi

Kurosh Parsi profile
Kurosh Parsi, incoming president of the International Union of Phlebology, or Union Internationale de Phlebologie (UIP), is an Australian dermatologist, phlebologist and vascular anomalies...

VEST external stent demonstrates low event and disease rates in two...

Vest-stent
Clinical data presented at the 2019 European Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) annual meeting (3-5 October, Lisbon, Portugal), from two prospective trials of the VEST external...

Venous News 11 – September 2019

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In this issue of Venous News: SUPER trial demonstrates benefits of intermittent pneumatic compression "Fascinating vision" of non-invasive varicose vein treatment Oliver Lyons: Pharmacotherapy...

Venous News 11 – September 2019 (US Edition)

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In this issue of Venous News: SUPER trial demonstrates benefits of intermittent pneumatic compression "Fascinating vision" of non-invasive varicose vein treatment Oliver Lyons: Pharmacotherapy for...

Augmented reality in phlebology practice: Is it essential?

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Like many other industries, the shape of healthcare and medicine is being transformed by the emergence of new technologies. Phlebology, as Anelise Rodrigues (Culabá,...

EVLA-based study confirms laser crossectomy as superior method of preventing AAGSV...

Johann Chris Ragg and Laser Crossectomy results
Laser crossectomy of the GSV has been established as a more effective method of preventing secondary anterior accessory great saphenous vein (AAGSV) reflux than...

New research reveals decreased risk of recurrent VTE in morbidly obese...

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The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson has announced the publication of new real-world evidence which confirms that XARELTO (rivaroxaban) reduces the risk...

Stem cell therapy shows promise in preventing venous stenosis and AVF...

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 Sanjay Misra (Rochester, USA) talks to Interventional News about his research into whether stem cell therapy can help AVFs (arteriovenous fistulas) mature and also prevent venous...

The importance of evidence-based news in graduated compression for healthy subjects

Sergio Gianesini graduated compression
While compression therapy is of the treatment options for patients suffering with venous insufficiency and chronic wounds, this could also present benefits for healthy...

EVLA at different power settings found to have no significant impact...

Denis-Borsuk-EVLA-UIP
There is no significant difference in pain and recanalisation for patients undergoing endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) at different power settings, according to the results...

Results of UK study find that Villalta scale is not disease-specific

Kemal-Kemal-UIP
Evidence from a recent study conducted by Imperial College London, UK has further demonstrated that the Villalta scoring system is not disease-specific and correlates...

Omar Ishrak to step down as Medtronic CEO next year

Omar Ishrak, Medtronic’s chairman and CEO is to retire on 26 April 2020, following the end of the company’s current fiscal year. Also, the...

RE-SPECT trial establishes efficacy of Pradaxa for treatment of CVT patients

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Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the publication of primary analysis from RE-SPECT CVT, the first exploratory, prospective, randomised controlled study of a NOAC in patients...

Reflux elimination study reveals effective ultrasound method of treating leg ulcer...

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A study into the efficacy of early reflux elimination for venous leg ulcer (VLU) patients has revealed that the combination of ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy...

Clinical trials confirm efficacy of TLC-NOSF dressing for the safe treatment...

Results from two open prospective trials have revealed that TLC-NOSF sucrose octasulphate dressing, with poly-absorbent fibres, represents an effective and safe treatment for the...

New research outlines correlation between venous reflux patterns and clinical severity

Venous News for specialists
Certain reflux patterns in patients with chronic venous disease can be associated with increased clinical severity and a lower quality of life, according to...

Establishing a pathway for the assessment and pre-treatment of venous leg...

Venous News for specialists
In her presentation at the Royal Society of Medicine Venous Forum (RSMVF; 17–19 June, London, UK), consultant vascular surgeon Emma Wilton (Oxford University Hospitals,...

Endovenous laser ablation continues to benefit healing of chronic venous ulcers

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Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of perforating veins has been further established as an effective method of treating chronic venous ulcers in patients with diabetes...