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Mechanochemical ablation presents advantages over EVLA in randomised trial of varicose...

Venous News for specialists
Mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) is a superior option to endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for the treatment of primary varicose veins, according to the findings of...

Virtual ACC: Caravaggio study confirms noninferiority of apixaban to heparin for...

Human colorectal cancer cells
It has been found that oral apixaban is noninferior to subcutaneous dalteparin for the treatment of cancer-related venous thromboembolism (VTE), as revealed by Giancarlo...

Virtual ACC: Rivaroxaban demonstrates superiority over enoxaparin for prevention of VTE...

Nadia Rosencher
Results of PRONOMOS, a randomised, controlled, noninferiority trial, have shown rivaroxaban to be more effective than enoxaparin in the prevention of major venous thromboembolic...

Randomised trial of skin cell suspension confirms efficacy for healing of...

Use of autologous skin cell suspension (ASCS) in addition to compression has been shown to accelerate healing in large venous leg ulcers (VLUs), according...

ACS releases triage guidance for venous procedures during COVID-19 pandemic

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

Revision of CEAP classification recognises new predictors and definitions for venous...

Marc Passman
Incorporating evidence collected since 2004, the latest revision of the CEAP (Clinical-Etiology-Anatomy-Pathophysiology) classification system has underlined a number of key updates relating to descriptions...

First appropriate use criteria for chronic lower extremity venous disease unveiled...

Elna Masuda
“We found deficiencies in current indications for intervention, which may explain some of the overutilisation we have been encountering,” explained Elna Masuda (Straub Medical...

Campaign launched to support development of new Lindsay Leg Club for...

Venous News for specialists
The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation has launched a new fundraising campaign in partnership with the Aviva Community Fund, in a bid to raise money...

VenaSeal superior for management of chronic venous insufficiency, finds systematic review

Raghu Kolluri
According to a network meta-analysis, the VenaSeal system (Medtronic) is “a promising therapeutic option for anatomic success at six months”. This study, published in...

Early results of endovenous valve formation study confirm feasibility for treatment...

Ramon Varcoe
Results of a 12-month study conducted by a group of Commonwealth physicians have demonstrated that endovenous valve formation in the deep venous system is...

Study establishes correlation between restless legs syndrome and superficial venous insufficiency

Aaron Dezube
Symptoms of restless leg syndrome are 34.5% more prevalent in patients with superficial venous insufficiency, according to a retrospective study presented by Aaron Dezube...

First-in-human results for Bashir Endovascular Catheter meet safety and feasibility endpoints

Riyaz Bashir
Thrombolex has announced that results of its First-In-Human (FIH) trial confirm the early safety and feasibility of using the Bashir Endovascular Catheter for pharmacomechanical...

Deep venous stenting presents advantage over ablation in achieving better ulcer...

Abhishek Mohapatra
“Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) secondary to deep venous stenosis represents a distinct class of patients who require a unique treatment paradigm,” stated Abhisekh Mohapatra...

Contralateral limb improvement after unilateral iliac vein stenting argues against simultaneous...

Arjun Jayaraj
A retrospective review of patients presenting with bilateral obstructive iliofemoral venous lesions has shown that contralateral limb symptoms improve following stenting of the worse...

No difference in PE incidence between patients treated with IVC filters...

Kate Gates
In a case-control study of patients with perceived contraindications to anticoagulation, who either received or did not receive inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, no...

HydroPICC central catheter from Access Vascular receives FDA clearance

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Access Vascular has announced that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the second generation of its HydroPICC...

MolecuLight upgrades i:X platform for faster and more accurate digital wound...

MolecuLight has announced the release of a "significant upgrade" to its I :X digital wound measurement feature that enables clinicians to more accurately and quickly...

Examining the viability of interventional treatment for iliofemoral DVT

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ATTRACT compared outcomes following pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (PMT) versus standard medical therapy (SMT), and while no benefit with PMT was demonstrated for femoropopliteal deep vein...

Review of clot removal system shows positive short-term outcomes for lower...

Jaime Benarroch-Gampel
Use of the ClotTreiver system (Inari Medical) for the treatment of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has demonstrated safety and efficacy, especially in...

New prediction tool for patients at risk of venous thromboembolism validated

Venous News for specialists
Investigators in The Netherlands, France and Belgium have developed a risk assessment model for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Published by The Lancet in EClinicalMedicine, the...

Chronic venous insufficiency identified as a leading cause of lower extremity...

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A retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed with lower extremity lymphoedema, and treated in a cancer-affiliated physical therapy department, has found that chronic venous insufficiency...

Reviewing evidence for and against IVC filters in 2020

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Following the publication of “Another nail in the coffin of vena cava filters” in the British Journal of Surgery, which considered potential problems with...

European College of Phlebology: Supporting phlebology in Europe

ECoPLeft to right: Cees HA Wittens, Martino AM Neumann, Eberhard Rabe, Alun H Davies
It is a fact that the incidence of venous disease is rising; currently, 25% of Europe’s population is affected, and this figure will climb...

Early intervention for leg ulcers a global “golden opportunity” to improve...

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Venous News filmed a panel discussion with Alun Davies (London, UK), Manj Gohel (Cambridge, UK) and Daniel Carradice (Hull, UK); who discussed treatment of venous...

Improved follow-up measures needed to fill knowledge gap in long-term PE...

Kenneth Rosenfield
“We need to check for signs of recurrence and functional impairment, and follow these patients much more closely,” urged Kenneth Rosenfield (Massachusetts General Hospital,...

IVUS helps to reduce radiation exposure “significantly” for patients undergoing venous...

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 Michael Lichtenberg (Arnsberg, Germany) talks to BLearning Venous at LINC 2020 (Leipzig Interventional Course; 28–31 January 2020, Leipzig, Germany) about the rationale behind his...

Analysis of DCB use for treatment of central venous stenosis shows...

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According to the findings of a European multicentre retrospective analysis, the use of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) for the treatment of symptomatic central venous stenosis...

Debate on varicose vein guidelines highlights potential uncertainty over selection of...

Proebstle Mansilha
“When we are talking about varicose veins, we are talking about patients, all of whom have different patterns of varicose veins,” stated Armando Mansilha...

Mid-term follow-up data for venous stent confirms high patency in line...

Michael Lichtenberg
Clinical outcomes with the Vici venous stent system (Boston Scientific) have been described as “very good”, according to a presentation of 24- and 36-month...

VIVA 2019: Competition in the venous stenting space “will ultimately benefit...

Kolluri Kaufman
 Raghu Kolluri (Columbus, USA) and John Kaufman (Portland, USA) talk to BLearning Venous about the highlights from The VEINS (Venous Endovascular INterventional Strategies) session...

Initial results from first-in-man trial of prosthetic VenoValve demonstrate promise

VenoValve and improving clinical outcomes
Initial results of an ongoing first-in-man study in Colombia, that saw the implantation of a prosthetic venous valve in 15 patients, have demonstrated an...

Orthopaedic surgeons introduced to calf stimulation device for preventing build-up of...

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Sky Medical Technology has announced that the geko device was presented as part of the didactic program, and at a corporate-sponsored symposium, at the...

Retrospective analysis of UGFS patients shows association with high rate of...

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A retrospective analysis of patients treated with ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS), published in the January 2020 issue of Phlebology, has found that the frequency...

Argon Medical announces launch of two new IVC filter retrieval kits

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Argon Medical Devices has announced the commercial launch of its Single-loop and Triple-loop retrieval kits for sale in the USA. The Single-loop and Triple-loop...

Raghu Kolluri

Raghu Kolluri vascular medicine profile
Following his recent appointment as president of the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM), Raghu Kolluri (Columbus, USA) speaks to Venous News about how the...

SUNSET sPE thrombolysis trial completes enrolment phase

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The “Standard versus ultrasound-assisted catheter thrombolysis for submassive pulmonary embolism” (SUNSET sPE) trial, a randomised, single-blinded clinical trial comparing ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis (USAT) to standard...

Venous News 13 – January 2020 (US Edition)

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In this issue of Venous News: CAVA trial: CDT does not change post-thrombotic risk for iliofemoral DVT patients Restless legs study establishes association with reflux...

Venous News 13 – January 2020

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In this issue of Venous News: CAVA trial: CDT does not change post-thrombotic risk for iliofemoral DVT patients Restless legs study establishes association with reflux...

Penumbra wins FDA clearance for Indigo Aspiration System

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Penumbra has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for expanded indication of the Indigo Aspiration System. As part of the system,...

Addressing the silent crisis of venous leg ulcers and its impact...

dan carradice
With the level of spending on wound care in the billions of pounds, both the financial and health-related impact of venous leg ulcers cannot...

Where does the CAVA trial leave early thrombus removal for iliofemoral...

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Results from the Dutch CAVA trial were published recently in The Lancet Haematology and, at first glance, this is another trial that failed to...

Astronaut study highlights risk of blood clots in the internal jugular...

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Serena Auñón-Chancellor, clinical associate professor of medicine at Louisiana State University Health, New Orleans School of Medicine’s branch campus, in Baton Rouge, USA, is...

ATTRACT analysis finds improved quality of life for iliofemoral DVT patients...

Susan Kahn
An analysis of data from the ATTRACT trial, published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders (JVSVL), reveals that quality of...

First pulmonary embolism patient treated with “cyclical” aspiration system

Insera Therapeutics’ CLEAR aspiration system has been used for the first time to treat a (human) patient with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). CLEAR, “cyclical...

FDA approves first generics of Eliquis for prophylaxis of DVT and...

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the approval of two applications for the first generics of Eliquis (apixaban) tablets, to reduce...

Multicentre study demonstrates efficacy of Surfacer system for achieving central venous...

bluegrass vascular trial results
Bluegrass Vascular Technologies, a private medical technology company focused on innovating devices and methods for vascular access procedures, has announced the publication of positive...

LUPA study confirms effectiveness of accelerated leg ulcer pathway in an...

Stephen Black viva 2019
“The goal needs to remain on improving healing, but also reduced recurrence in the long term,” said Stephen Black (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital,...

FDA approval granted to Thrombolex for Bashir Endovascular Catheter-Short Basket

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  Thrombolex has announced that the company has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the Bashir Endovascular Catheter - Short Basket (BEC...

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...

CAVA: Catheter-directed thrombolysis does not change post-thrombotic risk for iliofemoral deep...

Wittens Notten
Additional ultrasound-accelerated catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) does not change the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT) at one-year...

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...

Study establishes association between reflux of lateral subdermic plexus and restless...

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...

Suresh-ATTRACT-B-Learning
 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...

risk of recurrent VTE in morbidly obese patients with XARELTO
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...