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Update of the SFMV (French society of vascular medicine) guidelines on the conditions and safety measures necessary for thermal ablation of the saphenous veins and proposals for unresolved issues.

J Med Vasc 2020 May 15;45(3):130-146. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

Unité de Médecine Vasculaire, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes, 35000 Rennes, France.

Venous insufficiency is a very common disease affecting about 25% of the French population (if we combine all stages of its progression). It is a complex disease and its aetiology has not yet been fully elucidated. Some of its causes are well known, such as valvular dysfunction, vein wall defect, and the suctioning effect common to all varicose veins. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdmv.2020.03.005DOI Listing

A retrospective cohort study comparing two treatments for active venous leg ulcers.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 Feb;99(8):e19317

The Department of Vascular and Hernial Surgery, The Ganzhou People's Hospital (The Affiliated Ganzhou Hospital of Nanchang University), Ganzhou, PR China.

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) have largely replaced traditional surgery for treatment of varicose veins (VVs) with active venous leg ulcers (VLUs), and multiple combined modes have emerged. A retrospective cohort study was performed to compare the effect of traditional surgery (high ligation and stripping followed with compression [compression plus HL-S]) to high ligation-endovenous laser ablation-foam sclerotherapy followed with compression (compression plus HL-EVLA-FS) on the treatment of active VLUs.Data of active VLUs treated in our center from 2008 to 2017 and followed up for 1 year were analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000019317DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7034671PMC
February 2020

Risk Factors of Saphenous Vein Insufficiency in Female Patients in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Cureus 2020 Jan 13;12(1):e6643. Epub 2020 Jan 13.

Vascular Surgery, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (ksau-Hs), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, SAU.

Background: Venous reflux most frequently occurs in the great saphenous vein (GSV), which is the most commonly diseased vein and is associated with venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Objective: We aimed, in this study, to determine risk factors for saphenous vein insufficiency in female patients in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.6643DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6961556PMC
January 2020

Endovenous Laser Ablation Combined with Stripping Technique for Large Saphenous Varicose Veins: The Selection of Operation Technique.

Ann Vasc Dis 2019 Dec;12(4):514-518

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fujita Health University Graduate School of Medicine, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan.

: Saphenous varicose veins can be accomplished by various operative techniques that result in stripping, ablation, or ligation of the venous reflux section. Great saphenous vein (GSV) stripping is one of the standard operations for varicose veins to eliminate reflux of the sapheno-femoral junction. The goal of any treatment regimen is to eliminate the junctional varicose reflux to control congestive dysfunction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3400/avd.oa.18-00169DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957893PMC
December 2019

[Efficacy of compression hosiery and elastic bandaging after surgical treatment of varicose veins].

Angiol Sosud Khir 2019 ;25(4):108-115

Department of Vascular and Microsurgery, Regional Clinical Hospital, Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

Aim: The purpose of the study was to compare the results of using compression knitwear and elastic bandaging in the postoperative period after endovasal laser coagulation in patients with varicose veins.

Patients And Methods: A total of forty 20-to-55-year-old women with a body mass index of ≤ 35 kg/m2 and CEAP class C2-C3 lower limb varicose veins were randomized into two numerically equal groups. The Study Group included those receiving postoperative compression on the operated leg with the help an elastic stocking, whereas in the Comparison Group compression was achieved by laying an elastic bandage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33529/ANGIO2019420DOI Listing
January 2020

The long-term arterial assist intermittent pneumatic compression generating venous flow obstruction is responsible for improvement of arterial flow in ischemic legs.

PLoS One 2019 11;14(12):e0225950. Epub 2019 Dec 11.

Lehigh University, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America.

Background: There is a large group of patients with ischemia of lower limbs not suitable for surgical reconstruction of arteries treated with the help of external assist by intermittent pneumatic compression devices (IPC). Until recently the generally accepted notion was that by compressing tissues below the knee, veins become emptied, venous pressure drops to zero and the increased arterial-venous pressure gradient enables greater arterial flow. We used a pump that, in contradiction to the "empty veins" devices, limited the limb venous outflow by venous obstructions and in a long period therapy expanded the perfusion vessels and brought about persistent reactive hyperemia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6905612PMC

Successful Treatment of Lower Extremity Telangiectasias Using 585-nm Pulsed-Dye Laser at Low Fluence Combined With Optical Coherence Tomography: A Case Report

J Drugs Dermatol 2019 Nov;18(11):1180-1182

Background: Significant advances have been made in using lasers and intense pulse light sources to treat common vascular lesions such as telangiectasias. However, the treatment of leg telangiectasia, specifically, is more challenging because it involves the clearing of smaller veins as well as the larger feeding veins. The latest guidelines recommend use of short wavelength pulse-dyed lasers (PDL) as an option to treat telangiectasia cases that are unresponsive to sclerotherapy. Read More

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November 2019

The evaluation of long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser efficacy and side effects in the treatment of cutaneous vessels on the face and legs.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2019 Nov 15. Epub 2019 Nov 15.

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Long-pulsed Nd:YAG lasers have been used for the treatment of cutaneous vascular lesions on face and leg veins.

Objective: To report our experience with long-pulsed Nd:YAG lasers for the treatment cutaneous vessels on the face and legs.

Materials And Methods: A total of 145 patients with cutaneous vessels on the face and the legs were included in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocd.13208DOI Listing
November 2019

Periulcer Foam Sclerotherapy Injection in Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers Using Near-Infrared Laser for Vein Visualization.

Int J Low Extrem Wounds 2020 Mar 9;19(1):63-69. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Elmatareyah Teaching Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.

High recurrence and high costs of treatment are the main problems with venous ulcer management. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to target the exact pathological cause. The role of cutaneous microvalves reflux in the pathogenesis of these ulcers has been confirmed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1534734619870680DOI Listing
March 2020
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Varicose Veins: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Am Fam Physician 2019 06;99(11):682-688

University of Washington Family Medicine Residency, Seattle, WA, USA.

Varicose veins are twisted, dilated veins most commonly located on the lower extremities. The exact pathophysiology is debated, but it involves a genetic predisposition, incompetent valves, weakened vascular walls, and increased intravenous pressure. Risk factors include family history of venous disease; female sex; older age; chronically increased intra-abdominal pressure due to obesity, pregnancy, chronic constipation, or a tumor; and prolonged standing. Read More

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June 2019
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Evaluation of a new diode laser for the treatment of lower extremity leg veins.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2019 Jun;18(3):773-777

Tennessee Clinical Research Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

Introduction: Visible leg veins are a common cosmetic concern treated mostly by 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser that has become the chosen laser therapy for treating all leg veins up to 3 mm in size. The objective of the current prospective study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new 1064 nm diode laser for leg veins and spider veins on the lower extremities.

Methods: A total of 15 female subjects seeking leg veins and spider veins treatment were recruited to this study. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jocd.12923
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocd.12923DOI Listing
June 2019
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Long pulse 1,064-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser in aesthetic dermatology.

Dermatol Ther 2019 05 23;32(3):e12907. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Dermatology, Mersin Medical Park Hospital, Mersin, Turkey.

Long pulse 1,064-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser is a very versatile laser due to its deep penetration and absorption by hemoglobin, melanin, and water, which has gained increasing popularity over recent years for the treatment of leg veins and permanent hair removal as well as skin rejuvenation. The long-pulse Nd:YAG laser was appointed as treatment of choice for the treatment of 0.5-3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dth.12907DOI Listing
May 2019
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Effects of 1064-nm Nd:YAG long-pulse laser on polidocanol microfoam injected for varicose vein treatment: a controlled observational study of 404 legs, after 5-year-long treatment.

Lasers Med Sci 2019 Sep 1;34(7):1325-1332. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Fundación Antoni de Gimbernat, Instituto Médico Vilafortuny, Av. Vilafortuny 31, Cambrils, E43850, Tarragona, Spain.

Sclerotherapy continues to be the treatment of choice for varicose veins in the legs. However, isolated treatment using microfoam or lasers requires a high number of sessions to eliminate them. In 2013, we published results about the efficacy and safety 3 years after the combined treatment with microfoam injections and subsequent application of Nd:YAG laser. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10103-019-02736-1DOI Listing
September 2019
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Comparative study in leg telangiectasias treatment with Nd:YAG laser and sclerotherapy.

Exp Ther Med 2019 Feb 16;17(2):1106-1112. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Center Dr. Ianosi, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 200000 Craiova, Romania.

Telangiectasias and reticular veins of the lower extremities are common lesions. Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard for treatment. The aim of our prospective randomized study was to compare the efficacy and safety of hypertonic 20% saline/2% lignocaine (HS) versus polidocanol 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/etm.2018.6985DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327418PMC
February 2019
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A Comparison of Concomitant Tributary Laser Ablation and Foam Sclerotherapy in Patients Undergoing Truncal Endovenous Laser Ablation for Lower Limb Varicose Veins.

J Vasc Interv Radiol 2018 06 25;29(6):781-789. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Department of Vascular Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Number 277, Western Yanta Road, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province 710061, China. Electronic address:

Purpose: To compare outcomes of patients who received simultaneous tributary endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) or foam sclerotherapy (FS) with EVLA of the great saphenous vein (GSV) trunk.

Methods And Materials: This study recruited 418 patients (542 legs) with diagnosed varicose veins. Patients in the EVLA/FS group (255 patients, 327 legs) received concomitant FS for the tributaries with truncal lasering. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2018.01.774DOI Listing
June 2018
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The role of compression after endovenous ablation of varicose veins.

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2018 07 19;6(4):546-550. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Black Country Vascular Network, Dudley, United Kingdom.

Objective: The aim of this review was to identify the evidence regarding the optimal duration of compression therapy after endovenous ablation of varicose veins.

Methods: Electronic databases were searched for studies assessing the use of compression after endovenous ablation in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement. The primary outcomes for this study were pain score and complications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2018.01.021DOI Listing
July 2018
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Demographic and clinical features do not affect the outcome of combined endovenous therapy to treat leg swelling.

Vascular 2018 Oct 23;26(5):472-476. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

Vascular Surgery, Total Vascular Care®, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Background There have been well-documented implications of race/ethnicity on the outcome of various vascular diseases, yet there are limited data on risk factors and outcome of lower limb swelling. While many patients improve with endovenous therapy (thermal ablation or iliac vein stenting), some patients' symptoms persist. The goal of this study was to identify clinical factors including race/ethnicity related to persistent leg swelling after treatment with both iliac vein stenting and thermal ablation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1708538118760742DOI Listing
October 2018
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The Outcome of Anticoagulation on Endovenous Laser Therapy for Superficial Venous Incompetence.

Vasc Endovascular Surg 2018 May 15;52(4):245-248. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

1 Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham, UK.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether anticoagulation (warfarin or direct oral inhibitors) affected the success of endovenous treatment.

Methods: Patients taking anticoagulation (warfarin or direct oral inhibitors) undergoing endovenous treatment in the form of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) were matched against controls for sex, age, leg, and vein. Data were collected prospectively between January 2012 and March 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1538574418758598DOI Listing
May 2018
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A national survey on management of varicose veins in China.

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2018 05 10;6(3):338-346.e1. Epub 2018 Feb 10.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the current clinical practice and management strategies for varicose veins among Chinese physicians in general and in specific case vignettes.

Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted among 726 Chinese physicians who were attending the vascular surgery academic conferences during August 2016 to May 2017 in China. Physicians were eligible if they were familiar with several currently used treatment techniques for varicose veins. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2213333X173054
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2017.10.018DOI Listing
May 2018
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Prospective comparative cohort study evaluating incompetent great saphenous vein closure using radiofrequency-powered segmental ablation or 1470-nm endovenous laser ablation with radial-tip fibers (Varico 2 study).

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2018 01 24;6(1):31-40. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Centrum Oosterwal, Alkmaar, The Netherlands.

Background: Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency-powered segmental ablation (RPSA) of the incompetent great saphenous vein (GSV) are both known for their excellent technical and clinical outcomes for the treatment of varicose veins. RPSA has reduced postprocedural pain and morbidity with shorter recovery time for the patient compared with EVLA using bare-tip fibers. However, new-generation EVLA devices with less traumatic radial-tip fibers (RTFs) operating at longer wavelengths up to 1470 nm also reduce postprocedural pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2017.06.016DOI Listing
January 2018
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Invasive treatment of superficial veins of the lower extremities.

Authors:
Jukka Saarinen

Duodecim 2017;133(11):1069-75

Modern invasive treatment of superficial venous insufficiency of the lower extremities is largely based on the use of intravenous procedures under ultrasound guidance. The first-line treatment is thermoablation, in which the insufficient superficial vein, typically vena saphena magna or parva, is constricted by using laser or radio frequency energy under ultrasound guidance. The procedure is nearly always successful under local anesthesia and can be performed as an outpatient operation. Read More

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January 2018
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Successful Treatment of a Scleroderma-Associated Leg Ulcer With Endovenous Laser Ablation.

Dermatol Surg 2018 08;44(8):1153-1155

Division of Dermatology and Mohs Surgery, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California Vein Clinic, Scripps Clinic, San Diego, California Division of Dermatology and Mohs Surgery, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California Vein Clinic, Scripps Clinic, San Diego, California.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000001396DOI Listing
August 2018
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A description of the 'smile sign' and multi-pass technique for endovenous laser ablation of large diameter great saphenous veins.

Phlebology 2018 Sep 28;33(8):534-539. Epub 2017 Sep 28.

1 The Whiteley Clinic, Guildford, Surrey, UK.

Aims To report on great saphenous vein diameter distribution of patients undergoing endovenous laser ablation for lower limb varicose veins and the ablation technique for large diameter veins. Methods We collected retrospective data of 1929 (943 left leg and 986 right leg) clinically incompetent great saphenous vein diameters treated with endovenous laser ablation over five years and six months. The technical success of procedure, complications and occlusion rate at short-term follow-up are reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0268355517734480DOI Listing
September 2018
23 Reads
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Incidence of venous leg ulcer healing and recurrence after treatment with endovenous laser ablation.

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017 07 12;5(4):525-532. Epub 2017 May 12.

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC.

Background: The Effect of Surgery and Compression on Healing and Recurrence (ESCHAR) trial previously reported that patients with venous leg ulcers treated with saphenous stripping experienced a significantly reduced incidence of ulcer recurrence compared with patients treated with compression therapy. Most patients with leg ulcers and saphenous insufficiency are currently treated with endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA), but little information is available on the long-term results after EVTA in Clinical, Etiology, Anatomy, and Pathophysiology (CEAP) clinical class 5 (C5) and class 6 (C6) patients.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all CEAP C5 or C6 patients treated with EVTA to define the incidence of ulcer healing and recurrence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2017.02.007DOI Listing
July 2017
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Exacerbation of alopecia areata: A possible complication of sodium tetradecyl sulphate foam sclerotherapy treatment for varicose veins.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2017 2;5:2050313X17712643. Epub 2017 Jun 2.

Absolute Aesthetics, Guildford, UK.

A 40-year-old woman with a history of alopecia areata related to stress or hormonal changes was treated for bilateral primary symptomatic varicose veins (CEAP clinical score C2S) of pelvic origin, using a staged procedure. Her first procedure entailed pelvic vein embolisation of three pelvic veins using 14 coils and including foam sclerotherapy of the tributaries, using 3% sodium tetradecyl sulphate. Following this procedure, she had an exacerbation of alopecia areata with some moderate shedding of hair. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5459345PMC
June 2017
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Treatment Patterns and Outcomes in Patients with Varicose Veins.

Am Health Drug Benefits 2016 Nov;9(8):455-465

Vice President, Xcenda.

Background: Approximately 24% of adults in the United States have visible varicose veins, and an estimated 6% have evidence of advanced chronic venous disease. The majority of individuals with varicose veins seek treatment because of symptoms, such as aching, throbbing, fatigue, pruritus, ankle swelling, and tenderness, rather than cosmetic reasons. Furthermore, varicose veins are a manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency, which can progress to leg pain, leg edema, chronic skin changes, and nonhealing ulcers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5394556PMC
November 2016
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First 10-month results of the Vascular Quality Initiative Varicose Vein Registry.

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017 05;5(3):312-320.e2

Section of Vascular Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich. Electronic address:

Objective: The Vascular Quality Initiative Varicose Vein Registry (VQI VVR) represents a new Patient Safety Organization database launched in January 2015 as a collaborative effort between the American Venous Forum and the Society for Vascular Surgery. This study was undertaken to identify real-world trends among treatment choices and outcomes of varicose vein patients.

Methods: Registry data prospectively captured anatomic, procedural, and outcome data for patients with C2 or more severe disease undergoing intervention for venous varicosities from January to November 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2016.12.007DOI Listing
May 2017
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Endovenous laser ablation in patients with severe primary chronic venous insufficiency.

Int Angiol 2017 Aug 31;36(4):368-374. Epub 2017 Jan 31.

Novosibirsk State Budget Research Institute of Circulation Pathology, Ministry for Public Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Novosibirsk, Russia.

Background: The aim of study was to estimate the safety and efficacy of using laser wavelength of 1560 nm with the foam sclerotherapy (FS) of varicose veins (VVs) for the treatment of severe primary chronic venous insufficiency (CVI, C4-C6) in patients with different diameters of the proximal segment (DPS) of the great saphenous vein (GSV).

Methods: We have separated the patients into two groups depending on the size of GSV: group 1 (281 cases; DPS of GSV less than 15 mm) and group 2 (210 cases; DPS of GSV more than 15 mm). Both groups received the endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the saphenous vein trunk, incompetent perforator veins (IPs) and FS (Tessari method) of VVs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.23736/S0392-9590.17.03779-8DOI Listing
August 2017
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Randomized trial of radiofrequency ablation versus conventional surgery for superficial venous insufficiency: if you don't tell, they won't know.

Clinics (Sao Paulo) 2016 Nov 1;71(11):650-656. Epub 2016 Nov 1.

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, São Paulo/SP, Brazil.

Objectives:: This study compared radiofrequency ablation versus conventional surgery in patients who had not undergone previous treatment for bilateral great saphenous vein insufficiency, with each patient serving as his own control.

Method:: This was a randomized controlled trial that included 18 patients and was carried out between November 2013 and May 2015. Each of the lower limbs of each patient was randomly assigned to undergo either radiofrequency ablation or conventional surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6061/clinics/2016(11)06DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5108164PMC
November 2016
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Endovenous and perivenous 808-nm laser treatment of lower limb collateral, reticular and telangiectasiac veins.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Feb 2;19(1):30-35. Epub 2016 Dec 2.

c "Casa di Cura Città di Parma" , Parma , Italy.

Background: Visible leg veins are not only a mere aesthetic problem, but may also be manifestation of altered microcirculation and superficial venous incompetency. Sclerotherapy is the first-line treatment for leg veins < 4 mm, but it often needs multiple sessions and sometimes fails. The main limitations of transcutaneous laser treatment are the diameter and the depth of the veins: the greater, the harder photothermolysis is, so that higher powers may lead to aesthetic complications. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14764172.2016.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14764172.2016.1247967DOI Listing
February 2017
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Endovenous ablation therapy (laser or radiofrequency) or foam sclerotherapy versus conventional surgical repair for short saphenous varicose veins.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016 11 29;11:CD010878. Epub 2016 Nov 29.

Academic Vascular Unit, The University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, UK, S1 4DA.

Background: Short (or small) saphenous vein (SSV) varices occur as a result of an incompetent sapheno-popliteal junction, where the SSV joins the popliteal vein, resulting in reflux in the SSV; they account for about 15% of varicose veins. Untreated varicose veins may sometimes lead to ulceration of the leg, which is difficult to manage. Traditionally, treatment was restricted to surgery or conservative management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD010878.pub2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6464398PMC
November 2016
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Pulsatile Varicose Veins Secondary to Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation: Report of a Case Successfully Managed by Endovenous Laser Treatment.

Ann Vasc Surg 2017 Feb 22;39:286.e11-286.e14. Epub 2016 Sep 22.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, St. Mary's Hospital, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.

We report a case of pulsatile varicose veins successfully managed by endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) of the great saphenous vein (GSV). A 77-year-old woman taking an anticoagulant was transferred to our hospital for pulsatile varicose veins complicated with repeated venous bleeding from an ulcer of her left lower leg. Doppler echocardiography showed severe tricuspid regurgitation, and duplex ultrasonography revealed an arterial-like pulsating flow in the saphenofemoral junction and along the GSV, but an arteriovenous fistula, obstruction of the deep veins, and the distal incompetent perforators were not detected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2016.06.026DOI Listing
February 2017
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[Well-Tried and New Ones – Update Varicose Vein Treatment 2016].

Praxis (Bern 1994) 2016 Jul;105(14):813-9

2 Angiologie, Universitätsspital Basel.

Venous leg symptoms are frequent, but their relevance is frequently underestimated. With the introduction of effective, minimal-invasive endovenous treatment modalities the treatment of varicose veins has recently made major advances. The basis of every treatment decision is a competent anamnesis, clinical investigation and duplex scan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1024/1661-8157/a002405DOI Listing
July 2016
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Leg Rejuvenation: A Combination Approach: A Review and Our Experience.

Dermatol Surg 2016 May;42 Suppl 2:S131-8

*Maryland Laser, Skin and Vein Institute, Hunt Valley, Maryland; †Gold Skin Care Center, Nashville, Tennessee; ‡Division of Dermatology, Section of Procedural Dermatology, Cooper University Health Care, Marlton, New Jersey.

Background: Patients increasingly seek to enhance the appearance of their legs. Elimination of unwanted leg veins, reduction of epidermal photo-aging changes such as solar lentigines and keratoses, tightening of skin laxity and reduction of adipose tissue are among the most commonly requested goals. Many patients require a combination approach to address their concerns. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000000753DOI Listing
May 2016
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Ozone Gas Bath Combined with Endovenous Laser Therapy for Lower Limb Venous Ulcers: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

J Invest Surg 2016 Oct 24;29(5):254-9. Epub 2016 Mar 24.

a Department of Radiology , Wuxi Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital , Wuxi , China.

Background: Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) is safe and effective for lower limb venous ulcers. However, severe necrosis and infection in the ulcer area are contraindications of puncture and EVLT. Local bath with ozone gas has been shown to improve the condition of ulcer areas. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/08941939.2016.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/08941939.2016.1149637DOI Listing
October 2016
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Predictors of Recanalization of the Great Saphenous Vein in Randomized Controlled Trials 1 Year After Endovenous Thermal Ablation.

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2016 Aug 16;52(2):234-41. Epub 2016 Mar 16.

Department of Dermatology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Objective/background: The objective was to identify predictors to develop and validate a prognostic model of recanalization of the great saphenous vein (GSV) in patients treated with endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA).

Methods: The search strategy of Siribumrungwong was updated between August 2011 and August 2014 using MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane register to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs), in which patients presenting with GSV reflux were treated with radiofrequency or endovenous laser ablation. Leg level data (n = 1226) of 15/23 selected RCTs were pooled. Read More

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August 2016
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Case report: Inadvertent intra-arterial injection during sclerotherapy may not be the disaster you think.

J Vasc Nurs 2016 Mar;34(1):12-6

The Mapperley Park Clinic, Nottingham, United Kingdom; Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Objectives: Inadvertent intra-arterial injection is a rare and serious complication of sclerotherapy. Multiple treatments have been used in reported cases, with varying levels of success. We report a rare case of intra-arterial injection being treated with steroids and pulsed dye laser therapy and present a plan for future incidences. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvn.2015.09.003DOI Listing
March 2016
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The sural nerve: Sonographic anatomy, variability and relation to the small saphenous vein in the setting of endovenous thermal ablation.

Phlebology 2017 Feb 9;32(1):49-54. Epub 2016 Jul 9.

Australian Laser and Vein Clinic & Sydney Centre for Venous Disease, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Background Neurological complications are well documented in association with both surgical stripping or disconnection and thermal ablation of the small saphenous vein. The sural nerve (medial sural cutaneous nerve) is most vulnerable due to its close relationship to the small saphenous vein. Objective This is a cross-sectional observational study of the sonographic anatomy of 115 Australian patients to determine the course of the sural nerve and its relationship to the small saphenous vein, and to identify its relevance in the thermal ablation of the small saphenous vein. Read More

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February 2017
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Comparison of Endovenous Laser and Radiofrequency Ablation in Treating Varicose Veins in the Same Patient.

Vasc Endovascular Surg 2016 Jan 14;50(1):47-51. Epub 2016 Jan 14.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey.

Purpose: To compare endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency venous ablation (RFA) in different legs in the same patients with venous insufficiency.

Methods: Sixty patients with bilateral saphenous vein insufficiency were included. Endovenous laser ablation or RFA was applied to one of the patient's legs and the remaining procedure, RFA or EVLA, to the other leg. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1538574415625813DOI Listing
January 2016
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The fate of calf perforator veins after saphenous vein laser ablation.

Authors:
Ugur Ozkan

Diagn Interv Radiol 2015 Sep-Oct;21(5):410-4

Department of Radiology, Private Ortadoğu Hospital, Adana, Turkey.

Purpose: We aimed to assess hemodynamic changes in calf perforator veins (PVs) after endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of saphenous veins.

Methods: The series comprised 60 limbs of 41 patients (27 female, 14 male; median age, 43 years [range, 22-78 years]) who underwent EVLA for varicose veins. All patients were prospectively evaluated by means of color Doppler ultrasonography before and after the procedure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/dir.2015.14059DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4557325PMC
December 2016
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Endogenous pro-thrombotic biomarkers from the arm and leg may not have the same value.

Phlebology 2016 May 29;31(4):275-82. Epub 2015 May 29.

Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Laboratories, Loyola University, Maywood, USA.

Objective: Assessments of endogenous pro-thrombotic biomarkers are performed invariably on arm blood. However, the commonest site for thrombosis is in the leg. A leg blood sample may reflect local pro-thrombotic processes more accurately than systemic arm blood. Read More

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May 2016
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d-Dimer Levels are Significantly Increased in Blood Taken From Varicose Veins Compared With Antecubital Blood From the Same Patient.

Angiology 2015 Oct 5;66(9):882-8. Epub 2015 Jan 5.

Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Laboratories, Loyola University, Maywood, IL, USA.

d-Dimer is a prothrombotic biomarker and a very sensitive measure of endogenous fibrinolysis. It is used as a screening test for suspected deep vein thrombosis. This study investigated whether d-dimer levels were increased in the varicose veins of patients in comparison to their own arm samples. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003319714565168DOI Listing
October 2015
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Polidocanol versus hypertonic glucose for sclerotherapy treatment of reticular veins of the lower limbs: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2014 Dec 19;15:497. Epub 2014 Dec 19.

Department of Surgery and Orthopedics, School of Medicine, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Rubião Junior s/n, CEP 18,618-970 Botucatu, SP, Brazil.

Background: The prevalence of chronic venous disease is high and occurs more frequently in females. According to the clinical, etiological, anatomical, and pathological classification (CEAP) definition, the reticular veins are included in the C1 class and are mainly associated with aesthetic complaints. Several invasive techniques are used for treatment, including mini phlebectomy, laser ablation, and radiofrequency ablation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4301449PMC
December 2014
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Consensus for sclerotherapy.

Dermatol Surg 2014 Dec;40(12):1309-18

*Department of Dermatology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; †Maryland Laser, Skin & Vein Institute, Hunt Valley, Maryland; ‡Department of Dermatology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire; §Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, California; ‖Department of Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York; ¶Department of Dermatology, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York; #Department of Dermatology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

Background: The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) periodically develops consensus documents for its members concerning various aspects of dermatologic surgery. Unwanted and painful leg veins are a very widespread problem. Many advances in sclerotherapy of varicose and telangiectatic leg veins have occurred since the previous consensus documents. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000000225DOI Listing
December 2014
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Anatomical and clinical factors favoring the performance of saphenous ablation and microphlebectomy or sclerotherapy as a single-stage procedure.

Phlebology 2015 Oct 8;30(9):627-31. Epub 2014 Oct 8.

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA.

Objective: To identify the anatomical and clinical parameters that predict lack of regression of superficial varicosities after ablation of the great saphenous vein.

Methods: Symptomatic patients treated with endovenous ablation from August 2006 to July 2013, by a single surgeon, were included. Recorded parameters included age, sex, size, and extent of varicosities (class I-IV) (patient standing), and diameter and length (patient supine) of treated great saphenous vein. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0268355514554023
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0268355514554023DOI Listing
October 2015
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Adoption of endovenous laser treatment as the primary treatment modality for varicose veins: the Auckland City Hospital experience.

N Z Med J 2014 Aug 1;127(1399):43-50. Epub 2014 Aug 1.

Auckland Regional Vascular Services, Auckland City Hospital, Private Bag 92 024, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.

Aim: To assess the effectiveness of adopting endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) as the primary treatment modality for varicose veins at Auckland City Hospital (Auckland, New Zealand).

Methods: The outcomes of 354 consecutive EVLT procedures performed between 2007 and 2013 were reviewed. Data was collected from a prospectively maintained procedural database and by retrospective chart review. Read More

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August 2014
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Treatment of lower extremity telangiectasias in women by foam sclerotherapy vs. Nd:YAG laser: a prospective, comparative, randomized, open-label trial.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2015 Mar 28;29(3):549-54. Epub 2014 Jul 28.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Bern (Inselspital), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

Background: Telangiectasias of the lower extremities are very common. There are no blinded, randomized, controlled clinical trials comparing laser modalities with the gold standard sclerotherapy, while the few available studies encompass small patients cohorts.

Objective: This prospective, randomized, open-label trial compares the efficacy of sclerotherapy with polidocanol vs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jdv.12627DOI Listing
March 2015
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Two-year follow-up of first human use of cyanoacrylate adhesive for treatment of saphenous vein incompetence.

Phlebology 2015 Jul 30;30(6):397-404. Epub 2014 Apr 30.

Dept. of Dermatology, University Clinic of Mainz, Germany

Objectives: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of endovenous cyanoacrylate-based embolization of incompetent great saphenous veins.

Methods: Incompetent great saphenous veins in 38 patients were embolized by cyanoacrylate bolus injections under ultrasound guidance without the use of perivenous tumescent anesthesia or graduated compression stockings. Follow-up was performed over a period of 24 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0268355514532455DOI Listing
July 2015
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