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    Efficacy and Safety of Extracranial Vein Angioplasty in Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
    JAMA Neurol 2017 Nov 18. Epub 2017 Nov 18.
    Scientific Director's Office, Carlo Besta Foundation and Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy.
    Importance: Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is characterized by restricted venous outflow from the brain and spinal cord. Whether this condition is associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) and whether venous percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is beneficial in persons with MS and CCSVI is controversial.

    Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of venous PTA in patients with MS and CCSVI. Read More

    Upregulation of epidermal gap junctional proteins in patients with venous disease.
    Br J Surg 2017 Nov 16. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, UK.
    Background: Leg ulceration is a feared complication of venous insufficiency. It is not known whether varicose veins predispose skin to poor wound healing. The expression pattern of gap junctional protein connexin, a known marker of poor wound healing, was investigated across various stages of venous disease. Read More

    [Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in children with tic disorders].
    Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi 2017 Nov;19(11):1165-1168
    Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130021, China.
    Objective: To examine serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in children with tic disorders (TD) and to explore the relationship between vitamin D level and TD.

    Methods: One hundred and thirty-two children who were diagnosed with TD between November 2016 and May 2017 were enrolled as the TD group, including 8 cases of Tourette syndrome, 32 cases of chronic TD, and 92 cases of transient TD. One hundred and forty-four healthy children served as the control group. Read More

    Efficiency of a New Combined Laser Therapy in Patients With Trophic Ulcers of Lower Extremities and Chronic Venous Insufficiency.
    J Lasers Med Sci 2017 27;8(3):132-135. Epub 2017 Jun 27.
    Tula E.G. Lasarev Municipal Clinical Hospital №2, Russia.
    Introduction: Treating patients with trophic ulcers (TUs) of venous etiology (VE) is a complicated socio-medical and economic problem. One of the ways to increase treatment efficiency can be a complex therapy, including combined laser action. Methods: The objective of this study was a comparative evaluation of the efficiency of traditional treatment methods in patients with chronic venous diseases of C6 class, and combined laser therapy (LT) according to a new method by LASMIK® device. Read More

    The application of L-PRP in AIDS patients with crural chronic ulcers: A pilot study.
    Adv Med Sci 2017 Nov 6;63(1):140-146. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
    Department and Clinic of Orthopaedics, Medical University of Silesia, Sosnowiec, Poland.
    Nonhealing wounds or skin ulcerations are the result of insufficient repair and destruction of a local healing potential. Opportunistic infections which cause a lot of ulcer complications influence the worsening general condition of patients with AIDS, ultimately leading to death. The chronicity of the condition and poor results of conventional therapy have prompted the search for new methods of treatment. Read More

    A new endovascular technique for the treatment of dialysis-associated steal syndrome.
    Vascular 2017 Jan 1:1708538117739491. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    Vascular Institute of New York, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
    Background Dialysis access-associated steal syndrome is a major complication of arteriovenous fistula creation whereby the low-resistance venous conduit shunts arterial inflow through the anastomosis, resulting in clinically significant distal artery insufficiency. Herein, we describe a case of severe steal phenomenon with gangrene of a digit following placement of an arteriovenous fistula that was treated with a novel, entirely endovascular technique. To our knowledge, this was the first totally endovascular approach to dialysis access-associated steal syndrome. Read More

    A leg ulcer with pulsating varicose veins - from the legs to the heart.
    Int Wound J 2017 Nov 7. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
    Department of Dermatology, Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
    We present the case of a 58-year-old man who presented to our wound care centre with a 7 -month history of a progressive unilateral leg ulcer. He reported intermittent, heavy bleeding at the ulcer. The duplex sonography showed a bilateral incompetence of the saphenofemoral junctions and the entire course of the great saphenous veins and, surprisingly, also a bilateral reversed arterial-like pulsating flow in the great and small saphenous veins as well as in the deep veins of the lower extremities. Read More

    Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Radical Cystectomy: A Call for Adherence to Current Guidelines.
    J Urol 2017 Nov 4. Epub 2017 Nov 4.
    Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:
    Purpose: Radical cystectomy (RC) is an inherently morbid procedure. The purpose of this review is to assess the timing and incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE), review current guideline recommendations, and provide evidence for considering extended VTE prophylaxis among all patients undergoing RC.

    Materials And Methods: We conducted a PubMed search of available literature for RC and VTE, focusing on: incidence and timing, evidence supporting extended VTE prophylaxis (among RC and abdominal surgical oncology patients), current guideline recommendations, safety considerations, and direct oral anticoagulants. Read More

    European guidelines on perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: Intensive care.
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 2017 Nov 6. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
    From the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Le Kremlin Bicêtre University Hospital, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, Université Paris-Sud, Hôpital de Bicêtre, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France (JD), Department of Intensive Care - Hopital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Brussels (FST), Vascular Medicine and Haemostasis Unit, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (PV) and Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy (WA).
    : Venous thromboembolism is a common and potentially life-threatening complication that occurs in 4 to 15% of patients admitted to ICUs despite the routine use of pharmacological prophylaxis. We therefore recommend an institution-wide protocol for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (Grade 1B). The routine use of ultrasonographic screening for deep vein thrombosis is not recommended when thromboprophylactic measures are in place (Grade 1B), as the detection of asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis may prompt therapeutic anticoagulation that may increase bleeding risk but has no proven reduction of clinically significant thrombotic events. Read More

    Motorized adaptive compression system for enhancing venous return: A feasibility study on healthy individuals.
    Med Eng Phys 2017 Dec 6;50:65-74. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
    MENRVA Research Group, Schools of Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Metro Vancouver, BC V3T 0A3, Canada. Electronic address:
    Notwithstanding the extensive use of conventional compression devices in managing venous disorders, these modalities have shortages that diminish their treatment efficacy and lessen patient adherence to therapy. The purpose of this study was to develop an improved compression system that eliminates the flaws of the existing devices. A motorized bandage was designed that takes advantage of continuous feedback from force-sensing resistors to apply reproducible, controlled pressure on the lower extremities. Read More

    Biaxial mechanical behavior of bovine saphenous venous valve leaflets.
    J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2018 Jan 24;77:594-599. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    North Carolina State University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, R3158 Engineering Bldg 3, Campus Box 7910, 911 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695, United States.. Electronic address:
    Chronic venous disease is caused by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), which results in significant symptoms such as venous ulcers, ankle eczema, leg swelling, etc. Venous valve incompetence is a major cause of CVI. When the valves of veins in the leg become incompetent (i. Read More

    Postoperative Complications of Total Joint Arthroplasty in Obese Patients Stratified by BMI.
    J Arthroplasty 2017 Oct 10. Epub 2017 Oct 10.
    Division of Adult Reconstruction, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York.
    Background: High body mass index (BMI) is associated with significant complications in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty. Many studies have evaluated this trend, but few have looked at the rates of complications based on BMI as a continuous variable. The purpose of this study was to stratify obese patients into 3 BMI categories and evaluate their rates of complications and gauge whether transitioning from higher to lower BMI category lowers complication. Read More

    Leadless Cardiac Pacemakers: The Next Evolution in Pacemaker Technology.
    R I Med J (2013) 2017 Nov 1;100(11):31-34. Epub 2017 Nov 1.
    Director of Complex Ablation, Arrhythmia Services Section, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI.
    Implantable pacemakers stand as a mainstay in our therapeutic arsenal, affording those suffering from advanced cardiac conduction system disease both an improved quality of life and reduced mortality. Annually, over 225,000 new pacemakers are implanted in the United States for bradyarrhythmias and heart block. The first implantable transvenous pacemakers appeared in 1965; they were bulky devices, hobbled by a short battery life, and a single pacing mode. Read More

    Rare Case of Unilateral Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens With Bilateral Deep Vein Thrombosis at a Community Military Hospital Emergency Department.
    Mil Med 2017 May;182(5):e1823-e1825
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
    Phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCD) is a rare entity that refers to a painful, edematous, and cyanotic limb due to a massive deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Due to its rarity, the exact incidence is unknown; however, it is vital that the military health care provider recognize it as the condition can be limb and life threatening. Due to the recent increase in combat-related operations, DVT has had a steady increase in the past 10 years in the military population, and as such has become a condition of special interest and surveillance in the armed forces. Read More

    Atypical Case of Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection Misdiagnosed as Primary Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
    Heart Surg Forum 2017 Oct 31;20(5):E231-E233. Epub 2017 Oct 31.
    Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, China.
    In this case report, we present the delayed diagnosis of an atypical partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection, which was initially misdiagnosed as primary pulmonary arterial hypertension. It was difficult to make a conclusive diagnosis using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), because the two high right superior pulmonary veins drained into the superior vena cava and limited the shunt of patent foramen ovale. Preoperative TTE only showed right heart volume overload, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and severe tricuspid valve insufficiency. Read More

    Supervised exercise training as an adjunct therapy for venous leg ulcers: a randomised controlled feasibility trial.
    Br J Dermatol 2017 Oct 27. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom, S1 4DA.
    Background: Almost 70% of all leg ulcers have a venous component. Venous leg ulcers (VLU's) are typically painful and heal slowly, resulting in an impaired quality of life (QoL), social isolation and reduced work productivity. Compression therapy offers high healing rates, however, improvements aren't usually sustained. Read More

    Use of epidermal skin grafts in chronic wounds: a case series.
    Int Wound J 2017 Oct 27. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
    Da Vinci Clinic, Geldrop, The Netherlands.
    In stalled, chronic wounds, more aggressive and proactive wound closure efforts are needed. We describe adjunctive use of epidermal grafting in patients with chronic wounds. Wound bed preparation consisted of surgical necrotectomy or sharp debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, compression therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy and/or heparan sulphate agents. Read More

    Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Transforming Growth Factor-β Isoforms and Soluble Endoglin Concentration in Different States of Wound Healing.
    Int J Mol Sci 2017 Oct 21;18(10). Epub 2017 Oct 21.
    Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Section of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University "Carlo Bo", 61029 Urbino, Italy.
    Venous leg ulcer (VLU) is a huge healthcare problem with poorly understood pathophysiology. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) and endoglin (Eng), are inflammatory and wound healing mediators. Eng, co-receptor for TGF-β type-II receptors, may be cleaved forming soluble Eng (sEng), antagonizing TGF-β signaling, a crucial process in vascular pathologies. Read More

    Effect of aminaphtone on in vitro vascular permeability and capillary-like maintenance.
    Phlebology 2017 Jan 1:268355517737662. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Surgical Medical and Molecular Pathology and Critic Area, Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa, Pisa, Italy.
    Objectives Aminaphtone, a naphtohydrochinone used in the treatment of capillary disorders, may affect oedema in chronic venous insufficiency. Aim of study is to investigate the effect of aminaphtone on vascular endothelial permeability in vitro and its effects on three-dimensional capillary-like structures formed by human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Method Human umbilical vein endothelial cells were treated with 50 ng/ml VEGF for 2 h and aminaphtone for 6 h. Read More

    [Indications and contraindications for modern compression therapy].
    Wien Med Wochenschr 2017 Oct 20. Epub 2017 Oct 20.
    Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie und Venenzentrum der Dermatologischen und Gefäßchirurgischen Kliniken, Kliniken der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Deutschland.
    Compression therapy is a physical therapy with few side effects, which is used especially in patients with edema of the lower extremities. The indication for compression therapy is given here for edema of very different origins such as, for example, venous or lymphatic disease symptoms as well as renal insufficiency, obesity or inflammation. However, different contraindications must be considered in these patients. Read More

    Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis for Deep Vein Thrombosis in May-Thurner Syndrome.
    Innovations (Phila) 2017 Oct 19. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
    From the Department of Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL USA.
    Objective: Patients with May-Thurner syndrome presenting with acute deep vein thrombosis benefit from early lysis of clot and endovascular treatment. We evaluated the outcome of patients with May-Thurner syndrome who presented with deep vein thrombosis, managed with pharmacomechanical thrombolysis as the primary mode of intervention, in combination with angioplasty and stent placement.

    Methods: We reviewed all patients with May-Thurner syndrome managed in our institution between January 2009 to December 2015. Read More

    Shortened protocol for radiofrequency ablation of perforator veins.
    J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017 Nov 27;5(6):824-828. Epub 2017 Jun 27.
    Total Vascular Care, Brooklyn, NY.
    Background: Routine radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of an incompetent perforator vein (IPV) using the standard treatment protocol at 85°C has a treatment time of 6 minutes. To make treatment time more efficient, we sought to determine the effect of a shortened protocol for radiofrequency stylet (RFS) ablation by comparing the early success using three different temperatures: 85°C, 90°C, and 95°C.

    Methods: A retrospective study examined 642 procedures of IPV closures in 255 patients with varying degrees of venous insufficiency treated with RFA from 2009 to 2015. Read More

    Prospective study of safety and effectiveness in the use of radiofrequency ablation for incompetent great saphenous vein ≥12 mm.
    J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017 Nov 27;5(6):810-816. Epub 2017 Jul 27.
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.
    Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the outcomes of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in incompetent great saphenous vein (GSV) according to its diameter.

    Methods: This was a prospective single-center study including all patients treated with RFA from September 2014 to December 2015. The sample was divided according to the maximum GSV diameter measured on duplex ultrasound scan (A, <12 mm; B, ≥12 mm). Read More

    Factors influencing the hemodynamic response to balloon angioplasty in the treatment of outflow anomalies of internal jugular veins.
    J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017 Nov 16;5(6):777-788. Epub 2017 Aug 16.
    Vascular Surgery and Organ Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Catania, Catania, Italy.
    Objective: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of the internal jugular veins (IJVs) has been proposed in recent years to treat chronic cerebrovascular venous insufficiency, with discordant results. Moreover, very little is known about the efficacy of PTA in restoring a normal cerebral venous outflow. The aim of this study was to investigate the anatomic factors and patient characteristics that might influence the efficacy of PTA of the IJV. Read More

    Prevalence and Risk Factors for Chronic Venous Disease in the General Russian Population.
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2017 Oct 11. Epub 2017 Oct 11.
    Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia.
    Objective/background: The aim was to establish the prevalence of chronic venous disease (CVD) and its risk factors in the general population.

    Methods: This was a population based, cross sectional study. In total, 703 residents aged > 18 years from the rural community of Kryukovo (Central Russia) were enrolled. Read More

    Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for severe chronic venous insufficiency.
    Rev Col Bras Cir 2017 Sep-Oct;44(5):511-520
    - Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil.
    Chronic venous insufficiency is characterized by cutaneous alterations caused by venous hypertension; in severe forms, it progresses to lower limb ulcers. Lower limb varicose veins are the main cause of chronic venous insufficiency, and the classic treatment includes surgery and compressive therapy. Minimally invasive alternative treatments for varicose veins include new techniques such as venous thermal ablation using laser or radiofrequency. Read More

    Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome. Case report and literature review
    Gac Med Mex 2017 ;153(4):531-536
    Servicio de Cirugía General; Hospital General de Zona No. 71, Delegación Veracruz Norte, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Veracruz, Ver., México.
    The present document is the report of a case of a very rare clinical entity, which presents with acute multiorganic failure after a thrombotic storm related to antiphospholipid antibodies, the so-called catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, which began as a recurrent picture of mesenteric thrombosis, with a previous history of venous insufficiency and distal ulcers probably associated with an unidentified antiphospholipid; deserving management in intensive care and the consultation by the world expert, Dr. Ricard Cervera who confirmed the diagnosis and recommend treating as such entity, the patient's evolution was satisfactory so far. Final recommendations for diagnosis and current treatment options such as rituximab or eculizumab are made. Read More

    High Resolution M-Mode Evaluation of Jugular Vein Valves in Patients with Neurological and Neurosensory Disorders.
    Curr Neurovasc Res 2017 Oct 5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    Vascular Diseases Center, University of Ferrara. Italy.
    Background: High prevalence of valve absence was found in the internal jugular vein (IJV) of healthy volunteers by means of M-mode high-resolution echo colour Doppler (ECD). However, the prevalence of valve in neurovascular disorders linked to chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is still unknown.

    Methods: A cohort of 83 healthy controls (HC), 71 multiple sclerosis (MS), 99 Inner Ear Disorders (IED) underwent ECD investigation of the IJV valve, including M-mode evaluation and related haemodynamics. Read More

    Hydrosurgery as a safe and efficient debridement method in a clinical wound unit.
    J Wound Care 2017 Oct;26(10):593-599
    The Tissue Repair and Regeneration Laboratory, University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia, Vic, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, US; Department of Biosciences, University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia, Vic, Barcelona, Spain.
    Objective: Hydrosurgical debridement allows removal of non-viable tissue, preserving healthy tissues. This study was designed to analyse whether hydrosurgery, used in a clinical wounds unit, is an effective and safe method that may reduce debridement time.

    Methods: Patients' wounds had the following characteristics: wounds with devitalised tissue needing rapid debridement, wounds with cavities, or non-healing wounds. Read More

    [Approach to venous diseases in the elderly].
    Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 2017 Sep;45(Suppl 5):102-107
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey.
    Incidence and severity of both deep vein thrombosis and chronic venous insufficiency are increased with age. Today, however, the significance of these diseases in the elderly patient population are still poorly comprehended. Although most patients have a history of previous treatment, chronic venous insufficiency is usually encountered in the advanced clinical stage. Read More

    Plasma level of club-cell (CC-16) predicts outcome in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
    Acta Neurol Scand 2017 Oct 1. Epub 2017 Oct 1.
    Institute of Physiology and Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.
    Objectives: The club cell protein (CC-16) is a biomarker associated with respiratory distress and pulmonary inflammation. We evaluated CC-16 as a candidate biomarker for respiratory failure in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

    Materials And Methods: We studied 81 ALS patients and 30 matched controls. Read More

    Approaches to the application and removal of compression therapy: A literature review.
    Br J Community Nurs 2017 Oct;22(Sup10):S6-S14
    Director, La Trobe Alfred Clinical School, Prahran, Australia.
    Compression therapy is used in the treatment of venous disorders, lymphoedema and burns. Adherence to compression therapy is reported to be poor, due to a number of factors, including difficulty in applying and removing the compression garments. A literature review was conducted to identify aids, equipment and other approaches to ease the application and removal of compression therapy garments. Read More

    Deep Venous Reconstruction: A Case Series.
    Cureus 2017 Jul 26;9(7):e1518. Epub 2017 Jul 26.
    Academic Section of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College School of Medicine.
    Objectives This study aims to review a case series of deep venous reconstruction procedures performed at one centre by a single consultant. Methods A retrospective review of deep venous reconstruction procedures performed by a single consultant from 1994 to 2013 was carried out and all notes were reviewed for outcomes. A 58-month cumulative patency rate was calculated using Kaplan-Meier survival analysis. Read More

    The calendar of cytokines: Seasonal variation of circulating cytokines in chronic venous insufficiency.
    JRSM Cardiovasc Dis 2017 Jan-Dec;6:2048004017729279. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
    University of Ferrara, Italy.
    Objectives: To assess if in chronic venous insufficiency, there is a seasonal variation of cytokines levels which could explain the typical worsening of symptoms during Spring and Summer.

    Participants: From 193 chronic venous insufficiency patients, we selected 32 patients in clinical stage C2-C3 of the Clinical-Etiology-Anatomy-Pathophysiology classification.

    Design: A prospective, comparative and blinded cytokines assessment in two different seasons. Read More

    [Needs assessment to improve the applicability and methodological quality of a German S3 guideline].
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 2017 Sep 25. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
    SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit, Gera, Germany.
    Background: Clinical practice guidelines can change the practice in healthcare only if their recommendations are implemented in a comprehensive way. The German S3 guideline "Local Therapy of Chronic Wounds in Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, and Diabetes" will be updated in 2017. The emphasis here is on the guideline's validity, user-friendliness and implementation into practice. Read More

    Treatment of incompetent perforators in recurrent venous insufficiency with adhesive embolization and sclerotherapy.
    Phlebology 2017 Jan 1:268355517696612. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    Department of Radiology, Rajagiri Hospital, Aluva, Kerala.
    Recurrent lower limb venous insufficiency is often a challenge in clinical practice and is most commonly due to incompetent perforators. Many of these patients do not have adequate symptom relief with compression and require some form of treatment for incompetent perforator interruption. Various treatment methods have been tried with different efficiencies. Read More

    Cultural adaptation and validation of the Swedish VEINES-QOL/Sym in patients with venous insufficiency.
    Phlebology 2017 Jan 1:268355517733406. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Objectives To translate and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Venous Insufficiency Epidemiological and Economic Studies (VEINES) questionnaire, divided into two subscales; symptoms (VEINES-Sym) and quality of life (VEINES-QOL), in a Swedish cohort of patients with venous disease. Methods The original questionnaire was translated into Swedish with forward-backward translation and administered to 112 patients who were consecutively recruited and had varying degrees of chronic venous disease. Mean age was 54. Read More

    Effects of isokinetic calf muscle exercise program on muscle strength and venous function in patients with chronic venous insufficiency.
    Phlebology 2017 Jan 1:268355517695401. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    2 Department of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
    Objective The aim of this study was to observe the change of the ankle joint range of motion, the muscle strength values measured with an isokinetic dynamometer, pain scores, quality of life scale, and venous return time in chronic venous insufficiency diagnosed patients by prospective follow-up after 12-week exercise program including isokinetic exercises. Methods The patient group of this study comprised 27 patients (23 female, 4 male) who were diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency. An exercise program including isokinetic exercise for the calf muscle was given to patients three days per week for 12 weeks. Read More

    [Improve the Ability of Nurses to Implement Continuous Veno-Venous Hemodialysis].
    Hu Li Za Zhi 2017 Oct;64(5):91-99
    MSN, RN, Supervisor, Department of Nursing, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan, ROC.
    Background & Problem: Many critically ill patients require continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVH) due to their hemodynamic instability and high-dose inotropic use. However, our surgical intensive care unit nursing staffs are often unable to set up the dialysis circuit in a correct and timely manner, which necessitates requesting the assistance of nearby units. After detailed investigation and analysis, this problem is attributable to the lack of nursing staff hands-on practice, an over reliance on oral instructions, the insufficiency of in-service education, and a lack of familiarity with CVVH set-up equipment. Read More

    Treatment in the home setting with intermittent pneumatic compression for a woman with chronic leg ulcers: a case report.
    BMC Nurs 2017 21;16:56. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University/Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, Sydney, Australia.
    Background: Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) is shown to improve the healing rate of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) in the hospital setting. The current Australian "Gold Standard" treatment according to the Australian and New Zealand Wound Management Associations' (AWMA) Prevention & Management of Venous Leg Ulcer guidelines is compression, generally in the form of bandaging then progressing to hosiery once wounds are healed to prevent recurrence. This is recommended in conjunction with other standards of wound management including; nutrition, exercise, client education and addressing underlying pathophysiology and psychosocial factors. Read More

    Kaposi's sarcoma concealed by stasis dermatitis in a patient with psoriasis.
    Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat 2017 09;26(3):69-71
    Department of Pathology, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey.
    Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a multifocal and angioproliferative neoplasm. KS may be accompanied by psoriasis; however, in most of these cases the main mechanism involves iatrogenic KS associated with the immunosuppressive drugs that are used in psoriasis treatment. In angioproliferative lesions as a result of venous insufficiency and stasis dermatitis, acroangiodermatitis (pseudo-KS) is initially considered. Read More

    Vitamin D status of adult females residing in Ballabgarh health and demographic surveillance system: A community-based study.
    Indian J Public Health 2017 Jul-Sep;61(3):194-198
    Professor, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
    Background: Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is widespread, yet it is the most underdiagnosed and undertreated nutritional deficiency in the world. The prevalence of VDD is estimated to affect over 1 billion people worldwide.

    Objectives: The present study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of VDD among adult females aged 20-60 years residing in a rural community of North India, and to find its association with various sociobehavioral risk factors. Read More

    Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Can Save Lives in Children With Heart or Lung Failure After Liver Transplantation.
    Artif Organs 2017 Sep;41(9):862-865
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hôpital Universitaire Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, Île-de-France, France.
    The risk of cardiac or lung failure after liver transplantation (LT) is significant. In rare cases, the usual intensive care techniques fail to maintain organ oxygenation with a risk of multiorgan dysfunction. Although extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a difficult and risky procedure, it can be proposed as life-saving. Read More

    Clinical correlation of the area of inferior vena cava, iliac and femoral veins for stent use.
    Vascular 2017 Jan 1:1708538117715343. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Vascular Institute of New York, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
    Objective The purpose of the study is to evaluate normal anatomical areas of infrarenal inferior vena cava, common iliac, external iliac and common femoral veins by intravascular ultrasound with the goal of assisting the development of venous-specific stents in the treatment of iliac vein stenosis. Method From February 2012 to December 2013, 656 office-based venograms were performed in our facility. Among them, 576 were stented and 80 were not. Read More

    Anatomic Repair of Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries: Single-Center Intermediate-Term Experience.
    Pediatr Cardiol 2017 Dec 16;38(8):1696-1702. Epub 2017 Sep 16.
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, 3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45229, USA.
    We present our experience for patients who have undergone an anatomic repair (AR) for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. A retrospective chart review of patients who underwent AR for CCTGA from 2001 to 2015 was performed. The cohort consisted of 15 patients (74% male). Read More

    Comparison of Endovenous Laser and Radiofrequency Ablation in Treating Varices in the Same Patient.
    J Lasers Med Sci 2017 8;8(1):13-16. Epub 2017 Jan 8.
    Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Turkey.
    Introduction: To compare endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in different legs in the same individual in patients with venous insufficiency. Methods: Sixty patients with bilateral saphenous vein insufficiency were included. EVLA or RFA was applied to one of the patient's legs and RFA or EVLA to the other leg. Read More

    [Effect of transcutaneous oximetry on prognosis of patients with severe acute respiratory failure receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation].
    Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi 2017 Sep;49(9):683-688
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Wuxi People's Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, Wuxi 214023, China.
    Objective: To investigate the prognostic value of transcutaneous oximetry in patients with severe acute respiratory failure receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation(ECMO). Methods: Forty-nine patients diagnosed as severe acute respiratory failure receiving Venous-Venous(V-V)ECMO were enrolled from January 2013 to December 2015 in intensive care unit(ICU) of Wuxi People's Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University.The 10-min oxygen challenge test was performed using transcutaneous oximetry 6 h after the initiation of ECMO, and the 10-min oxygen challenge test value(OCT(10)) and oxygen challenge index(OCI) were calculated. Read More

    [Chronic venous diseases: valvular function and leukocyte-endothelial interaction, possibilities of pharmacotherapy].
    Angiol Sosud Khir 2017;23(3):89-96
    Institute of Surgery named after A.V. Vishnevsky under the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia.
    This article provides a review of the literature focusing on the data elucidating the pathogenesis of chronic venous diseases from the positions of macrohaemodynamic (venous valvular function) and microcirculatory impairments. Presented herein are confirmations of the interaction between two important mechanisms, as well as the literature data concerning the role of the venous microvalvular structures and possible haemodynamic impairments in functional venous insufficiency. Also presented are substantiations in confirmation of the theory of leukocyte-endothelial interaction, forming the basis for contemporary understanding of the pathogenesis of chronic venous diseases. Read More

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