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    First Experience of Performing Hybrid Operations in Chronic Venous Obstructions of Iliofemoral Segments in Patients With Postthrombotic Syndrome.
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 2017 Jan 1:1538574417717609. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    2 Department of Vascular Surgery, Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Moscow, Russia.
    Objective: To assess the first results of hybrid operations in chronic venous obstructions of iliofemoral segments in patients with postthrombotic syndrome (PTS).

    Methods: Hybrid operations (open endovenectomy from the common femoral vein with arteriovenous fistula creation and iliac vein stenting) were performed in 12 patients diagnosed with PTS. All of the patients were diagnosed with severe chronic venous insufficiency. Read More

    Safety and efficacy of stenting nonthrombotic iliac vein lesions in octogenarians and nonagenarians in an office setting.
    Vascular 2017 Jan 1:1708538117721624. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    Vascular Institute of New York, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
    Objectives Treatment options for venous insufficiency are rapidly evolving in the office setting and include venography, intravascular ultrasound, and venous stenting. Non-thrombotic iliac vein lesions assessment and treatment in an office setting is currently an area of interest. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of evaluating non-thrombotic iliac vein lesion with this office-based procedure in octogenarians and nonagenarians. Read More

    A potential therapeutic pitfall in the treatment of venous reflux due to variant planar anatomy of varicose segments.
    Phlebology 2017 Jan 1:268355517722703. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Koc University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Purpose To elaborate on a planar anatomic variant of great saphenous vein as a potential therapeutic pitfall in the treatment of venous reflux. Materials and methods Lower extremity veins in 568 limbs with great saphenous vein insufficiency were sonographically mapped. A rather overlooked variation, the saphenous bow, was studied with emphasis on anatomic clarification and its involvement in venous insufficiency. Read More

    Centralized and local color Doppler ultrasound reading agreement for diagnosis of the chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
    Curr Neurovasc Res 2017 Jul 17. Epub 2017 Jul 17.
    Institute of Biostructure and Bioimaging, National Research Council of Italy, Rome. Italy.
    Background: An impaired cerebrospinal venous drainage was postulated to be a cofactor in the multifactorial pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is characterized by abnormalities of the main extracranial cerebrospinal venous outflow routes, which can be detected by color Doppler Ultrasound (CDUS) using 5 venous hemodynamic (VH) criteria. Discrepant results between different investigators were reported in the past, therefore the usefulness and applicability of the CCSVI CDUS-based diagnosis in clinical research and practice has been questioned. Read More

    [Interventional treatment of venous insufficiency].
    Rev Med Suisse 2017 Mar;13(554):618-622
    Service d'angiologie, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.
    Interventional treatment of venous insufficiency has been revolutionized by endovascular techniques. Some of these techniques, and particularly thermal ablation (endovenous laser, radiofrequency) are now recommended as first-line therapy in the latest international guidelines. This is because of less post-operative pain, a shorter leave from employment and similar or lower recurrence rate. Read More

    [Recanalization procedure of the common femoral vein following iatrogenic femoral chronic occlusion: 3 cases].
    J Med Vasc 2017 Jul 23;42(4):237-243. Epub 2017 Jun 23.
    Service de radiologie interventionnelle vasculaire et oncologique, hôpital européen Georges-Pompidou, 20, rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France. Electronic address:
    Common femoral vein occlusion (CFVO) is frequently found in patients with chronic venous insufficiency. The iatrogenic form, secondary to either central catheter or surgery, is very rare but highly symptomatic. Classical compression therapy barely improves the clinical status of these patients, making them suitable candidates for an interventional procedure for venous recanalization. Read More

    [Factors of compliance with the wearing of elastic compression stockings in a Sub-Saharan population].
    J Med Vasc 2017 Jul 8;42(4):221-228. Epub 2017 Jun 8.
    Institut de cardiologie d'Abidjan, BPV 206, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Elastic venous compression is the basic treatment of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Very little data exist in sub-Saharan Africa concerning the wearing of compression stockings.

    Aim: To determine the factors of compliance with wearing elastic compression stockings. Read More

    Antioxidative mechanism in the course of varicose veins.
    Phlebology 2017 Jan 1:268355517721055. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Medical Chemistry, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland.
    Objective Our objective was to evaluate the state of oxidative stress in the great saphenous varicose vein wall and blood of varicose vein patients taken from the antecubital vein. Methods The superoxide dismutase, reduced glutathione (GSH) and total antioxidant status were measured with commercially available colorimetric kits in erythrocytes, plasma and varicose vein wall of 65 patients (second degree of clinical state classification, etiology, anatomy and pathophysiology) aged 22-70 (49 women, 16 men) in comparison to normal great saphenous vein walls collected from 10 patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft and blood collected from 20 healthy individuals. Results A statistically significant decrease (p < 0. Read More

    Combination of Würinger's Horizontal Septum and Inferior Pedicle Techniques to Increase Nipple-Areolar Complex Viability During Breast Reduction Surgery.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jul 11. Epub 2017 Jul 11.
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Medical Faculty, Bezmialem Vakif University, Adnan Menderes Bulvarı, Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey.
    Background: Breast reduction techniques depend on the vascularity of the pedicle. Preserving vascularity of the nipple-areolar complex (NAC) is mandatory for reduction mammoplasties, as the NAC is the most important aesthetic and functional unit of the breast. The inferior pedicle technique is the most common method for breast reduction; however, pedicle length may increase after using this technique and cause problems related to NAC viability in gigantomastic and hypertrophic breasts. Read More

    [Vitamin D level at birth and influencing factors in preterm infants].
    Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi 2017 Jul;19(7):800-805
    Department of Neonatology, Wuxi Maternity and Child Health Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, Wuxi, Jiangsu 214002, China.
    Objective: To investigate vitamin D level at birth and possible influencing factors in preterm infants.

    Methods: A total of 600 preterm infants were enrolled, and venous blood samples were collected within 24 hours after birth to measure the serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]. The effect of sex, birth weight, birth season, gestational age, mother's age, body mass index (BMI) in early pregnancy, delivery mode, and complications during pregnancy on serum 25(OH)D level was analyzed. Read More

    Constitutive modeling of jugular vein-derived venous valve leaflet tissues.
    J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2017 Jul 1;75:50-57. Epub 2017 Jul 1.
    North Carolina State University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, R3158 Engineering Building 3, Campus Box 7910, 911 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA. Electronic address:
    Venous valve tissues, though used in vein reconstruction surgeries and bioprosthetic valves with moderate success, have not been extensively studied with respect to their structure. Their inherent anisotropic, non-linear behavior combined with severe diseases which affect veins, such as chronic venous insufficiency, warrant understanding the structure and material behavior of these tissues. Hence, before any bioprosthetic grafts may be used in place of tissues, it is of the utmost importance to understand the mechanical and structural properties of these tissues as this may lead to higher success rates for valve replacement surgeries. Read More

    The role of endothelial dysfunction and inflammation in chronic venous disease.
    Ann Vasc Surg 2017 Jul 5. Epub 2017 Jul 5.
    Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular, Centro Hospitalar São João, Portugal. Electronic address:
    Chronic venous disease is a potentially prevalent and debilitating condition affecting millions of individuals, mostly in western world. Predisposing genetic and environmental factors contribute to its development. However, the main etiology remains to be elucidated. Read More

    Mid-term Results of Catheter Directed Foam Sclerotherapy Combined with Tumescent Local Anaesthesia for Treatment of Great Saphenous Vein Incompetence.
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2017 Jun 29. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Assiut University Hospitals, Assiut, Egypt.
    Objectives: The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the occlusion rate, clinical severity, disease specific health related quality of life (HRQoL), and safety in patients with great saphenous vein (GSV) reflux 3 years after a single treatment session of catheter directed foam sclerotherapy (CDFS) combined with peri-saphenous infiltration of tumescent local anaesthesia (TLA).

    Methods: A total of 249 patients with symptomatic unilateral GSV incompetence underwent CDFS combined with TLA and were followed up for 3 years. The primary outcome was complete obliteration of the treated segment of the GSV. Read More

    Mıd-term results ın the treatment of varıcose veıns wıth N-butyl cyanoacrılate.
    Phlebology 2017 Jan 1:268355517718761. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    1 Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey.
    Aim To present mid-term results of patients with varicose veins treated with N-butyl cyanoacrylate (VariClose®), a nontumescent endovenous ablation technique. Patients and method Endovenous ablation was performed on 180 patients with saphenous vein incompetence between May and October 2014. One hundred sixty-eight subjects capable of being followed-up for 30 months were included. Read More

    Genetic predisposition for chronic venous insufficiency in several genes for matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2, MMP-9, MMP-12) and their inhibitor TIMP-2.
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 Jun 29. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
    First Department of Dermatovenereology, St. Ann's Faculty Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
    Objective: The project was scheduled as a case-control study to investigate the correlation between MMP-2 (rs243864), MMP-9 (3918242), MMP-12 (rs7123600) and TIMP-2 (rs8176329) polymorphisms and chronic venous disease (CVD) risk. The genotype and phenotype research envisages the testing of possible associations between MMP and TIMP-2 genotypes and phenotypes of CVD.

    Material And Methods: 150 patients with CVD and 227 controls were enrolled into the study. Read More

    Kinetics of Tyrosinase Inhibitory Activity Using Vitis vinifera Leaf Extracts.
    Biomed Res Int 2017 1;2017:5232680. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    Department of Applied Cosmetology, Master Program of Cosmetic Science, Hung-Kuang University, Taichung, Taiwan.
    Natural medical plant is considered as a good source of tyrosinase inhibitors. Red vine leaf extract (RVLE) can be applied to a wide variety of medical disciplines, such as treatments for chronic venous insufficiency over many decades. This study investigated the tyrosinase inhibitory activity of RVLE containing gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, epicatechin, rutin, and resveratrol which are effective for skin hyperpigmentation. Read More

    Dynamic and morphologic evaluation of erectile dysfunction on penile doppler sonography and contrast cavernosography.
    Niger J Clin Pract 2017 Jun;20(6):729-733
    Abubakar Imam Urology Center, Kano, Nigeria.
    Background: Penile erection is a complex phenomenon that involves coordinated interaction of the psychologic, hormonal, nervous, arterial, venous, and sinusoidal systems. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the persistent inability to attain or maintain penile erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. This study aims to determine the real-time morphologic vascular abnormalities in men with ED using penile Doppler sonography in Kano, Nigeria. Read More

    [Imaging representation of peripheral veins].
    Internist (Berl) 2017 Jun 27. Epub 2017 Jun 27.
    Medizinische Klinik 2, Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Campus Friedrichstadt, Friedrichstr. 41, 01067, Dresden, Deutschland.
    Several techniques are available for imaging of the venous system of the legs and pelvic region. In cases of suspected deep leg vein thrombosis B‑mode compression ultrasound is applied. Its accuracy is sufficient to either confirm or exclude the diagnosis with certainty. Read More

    New Vein Compression Entities in Patients with Unexplained Leg Swelling.
    Ann Vasc Surg 2017 Jun 21. Epub 2017 Jun 21.
    DFW Vascular Group, 221 West Colorado Blvd., Pavilion II, Suite 624, Dallas, TX, USA 75208. Electronic address:
    Background: This retrospective study identifies often overlooked anatomical sites for non-thrombotic venous outflow obstruction (NTVO) in patients with unexplained lower extremity edema and pain.

    Materials And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 75 consecutive patients experiencing symptoms of unexplained lower extremity edema with pain that were unexplained by ultrasound, computed tomography angiography (CTA), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), who subsequently underwent venography in an outpatient medical office from 2010 to 2014. We categorized venograms based on presence or absence of NTVO lesions and calculated prevalence of each at specific sites. Read More

    More Successful Results with Less Energy in Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment: Long-term Comparison of Bare-tip Fiber 980 nm Laser and Radial-tip Fiber 1470 nm Laser Application.
    Ann Vasc Surg 2017 Jun 21. Epub 2017 Jun 21.
    Cardiovascular Surgery Unit, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey.
    Background: Varices and venous insufficiency are common and serious health problems in the general population which affect the quality of life. Endothermal treatment of the great saphenous vein has become the first line of treatment for superficial venous reflux, and the endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) method has been widely accepted all over the world. In this method, ablation is provided by a laser fiber inserted into the lumen of the vein. Read More

    Compression treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome.
    Phlebology 2017 Jan 1:268355517717424. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Faculty Surgery No 1, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia.
    Aim To study the influence of compression treatment on clinical manifestations and venous hemodynamics of the pelvis in patients with pelvic congestion syndrome. Materials and methods A prospective study of the various options and modes of compression treatment was carried out and included 74 patients with pelvic congestion syndrome in 2008-2015. The patients were divided into three groups. Read More

    Building a Successful Superficial Venous Program.
    Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2017 Aug;19(8):59
    Cardiology and Vascular Medicine Attending, Department of Cardiology, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY, 11030, USA.
    Opinion Statement: As the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency transitioned from the hospital to the office setting, a remarkable increase in provider interest developed. However, the novelty of the disease process and procedural opportunities are tempered by the challenges associated with knowledge acquisition, skill development, strategic planning, and program development. Only a unique recipe of clinical growth, technical acumen, management skill, operational efficiency, and financial sense lead to program success. Read More

    [Chronic leg ulcers].
    Hautarzt 2017 Jun 21. Epub 2017 Jun 21.
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Hufelandstr. 55, 45122, Essen, Deutschland.
    Chronic wounds often manifest as ulcers on the lower legs. The main causes of chronic leg ulcers are chronic venous insufficiency and/or peripheral arterial occlusive disease in approximately 80% of all patients. However, there are also numerous other potentially relevant factors which can cause or almost impede the healing of chronic leg ulcers. Read More

    [Lower extremity venous diseases in primary knee osteoarthritis].
    Ter Arkh 2017 ;89(5):53-59
    Ural State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia, Yekaterinburg, Russia.
    Aim: To establish a possible association between knee osteoarthritis (OA) and lower extremity venous diseases ((LEVDs) on the basis of thorough clinical and instrumental studies.

    Subjects And Methods: A case-control study recruiting 40-60-year-old women was conducted. A study group included 85 women with knee OA; a control group consisted of 50 women without this condition. Read More

    Biaxial mechanical properties of bovine jugular venous valve leaflet tissues.
    Biomech Model Mechanobiol 2017 Jun 19. Epub 2017 Jun 19.
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, R3158 Engineering Building 3, Campus Box 7910, 911 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27695, USA.
    Venous valve incompetence has been implicated in diseases ranging from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) to intracranial venous hypertension. However, while the mechanical properties of venous valve leaflet tissues are central to CVI biomechanics and mechanobiology, neither stress-strain curves nor tangent moduli have been reported. Here, equibiaxial tensile mechanical tests were conducted to assess the tangent modulus, strength and anisotropy of venous valve leaflet tissues from bovine jugular veins. Read More

    [Efficacy and safety of intravenous recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide in patients with severe heart failure: a prospective multicenter clinical study].
    Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue 2017 Jun;29(6):520-524
    Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100037, China (Feng X, Wu Y); Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100037, China (Meng Y, Wei YZ). Corresponding author: Wei Yizhen, Email:
    Objective: To explore the efficacy and safety of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) in the patients with severe heart failure (HF).

    Methods: A prospective multicenter study was conducted. Patients whose age > 18 years old, and with the New York Heart Association (NYHA) cardiac function grade over III-IV, acute cardiac insufficiency and the acute exacerbation of chronic cardiac insufficiency admitted to intensive care unit/cardiovascular care unit (ICU/CCU) of 58 Hospitals in China were enrolled. Read More

    Ruptured common femoral vein pseudoaneurysm from a common femoral arteriovenous fistula presenting as lower extremity steal after radiofrequency ablation of the great saphenous vein.
    J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017 Jul 5;5(4):571-574. Epub 2017 Apr 5.
    Department of Surgery, Vascular Surgery Division, Florida State University School of Medicine, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Tallahassee, Fla.
    Radiofrequency ablation of the superficial venous systems has become one of the mainstays of minimally invasive approaches to varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. These procedures have high rates of success with scarce complications. This case report highlights a patient with a common femoral arteriovenous fistula presenting with lower extremity steal after radiofrequency ablation treatment of the great saphenous vein. Read More

    Rationale, design, and methodology of the observational INSIGHTS-SVT study on the current state of care and outcomes of patients with superficial vein thrombosis.
    J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017 Jul;5(4):553-560.e1
    Department of Dermatology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
    Objective: Superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) is a common disease in clinical practice. In terms of pathophysiology and outcomes, the condition is related to venous thromboembolism, bearing a potential for severe thromboembolic complications if it is not treated adequately. A wide range of treatment approaches (including oral and injectable anticoagulants, pain medication, nondrug therapy including compression therapy, and no treatment at all) are applied in clinical practice, but there is sparse information about selection of patients for therapies, current treatment pathways, and drug use as well as outcomes. Read More

    Incidence of venous leg ulcer healing and recurrence after treatment with endovenous laser ablation.
    J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017 Jul 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

    Correlation Between the Severity of Subcutaneous Echo-Free Space and the Amount of Extracellular Fluid Determined by Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis of Leg Edema.
    Lymphat Res Biol 2017 Jun;15(2):172-176
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery and Clinical Science, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine , Ube, Japan .
    Background: Both subcutaneous echo-free space (SEFS) observed by ultrasonography and the ratio of intracellular fluid resistance to extracellular fluid resistance (Ri/Re) calculated from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) represent extracellular edema status in the extremities. We tried to correlate these parameters.

    Methods And Results: In 70 legs with venous edema (VE) and 68 legs with lymphedema (LE), subcutaneous tissue ultrasonography to determine SEFS severity (range, 0-2) and BIA to calculate Ri/Re were performed. Read More

    Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Vascular Surgery: Review and Update.
    Ann Vasc Surg 2017 Jun 7. Epub 2017 Jun 7.
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address:
    Accurate imaging methods associated with minimum patient risk are important tools for clinical decision-making in vascular surgery. Today, traditional imaging methods, such as computed tomography angiography, magnetic resonance angiography, and digital subtraction angiography are the preferred modalities. Ultrasound has only challenged these methods in assessment of carotid disease, aortic aneurysms, venous insufficiency, and thromboembolism and in surveillance of in situ bypasses. Read More

    Use of Surrogate Samples to Monitor pH During High dose Methotrexate Therapy.
    Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus 2017 Jun 6;33(2):188-194. Epub 2016 Aug 6.
    Clinical Hematology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 160012 India.
    High dose methotrexate (Mtx) therapy is commonly used in hemato-oncological practice. Alkalization of urine is a part of high dose methotrexate therapy for preventing crystallization in urine to avert renal insufficiency. Alkalization is monitored by urine pH at regular intervals. Read More

    [Correction of blood microcirculation parameters and endothelial function in chronic venous insufficiency of lower limbs].
    Angiol Sosud Khir 2017 ;23(2):89-95
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Laboratory of Blood Circulation, Research Clinical Centre of the Open Joint-Stock Company 'Russian Railways', Moscow, Russia.
    The authors assessed efficacy of the phlebotonic agent Venarus in treatment of patients presenting with chronic venous insufficiency of the lower extremities. The study included a total of 34 patients with various degree of chronic venous insufficiency according to the CEAP classification. Before the beginning of the study and on the background of treatment with Venarus we assessed the parameters of blood microcirculation by means of digital capillaroscopy of the nail bed of the fingers and toes, as well as determined the indices of arterial stiffness and endothelial function. Read More

    [Results of administering oral anticoagulants for treatment of patients with venous thromboembolic complications].
    Angiol Sosud Khir 2017 ;23(2):82-87
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Hospital of Emergency Medical Care, Kursk, Russia.
    The objective of the study was to compare safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban and dabigatran with warfarin in treatment of patients with acute venous thromboembolic complications (VTEC). The authors analysed the results of examining and treating a total of 95 patients presenting with VTEC and randomly divided into three groups. In all groups the initial anticoagulant therapy consisted in unfractionated heparin administered for 5 days, after which the patients followed by switching were switched to a 6-month course of treatment with oral anticoagulants. Read More

    [Anatomical aspects of formation of corona phlebectatica].
    Angiol Sosud Khir 2017 ;23(2):66-70
    Ryazan Regional Clinical Cardiological Dispensary, Ryazan, Russia.
    The data concerning the anatomy of perforant veins of the foot can by no means be referred to as insufficiently known. At the same time, these descriptions are encountered rather rarely in the educational-and-methodical literature. To a certain degree, this may be explained by low pathogenetic significance of perforant veins of the foot; however, these data are required for the surgeon in carrying out both standard phlebectomy and sclerotherapy of subcutaneous varicose veins, especially if the zone of surgical intervention is situated immediately on the foot. Read More

    A prolonged antibiotic protocol to treat persistent Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection improves the extracranial venous circulation in multiple sclerosis.
    Phlebology 2017 Jan 1:268355517712884. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    3 Hunter Medical Research Institute, CReDITTS Unit, New South Wales, Australia.
    Objective Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is a condition associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). One mechanism that has been proposed is that the venous obstructions found in MS are due to a chronic persistent venulitis caused by the intra-cellular bacterial parasite, Chlamydophila pneumoniae (Cpn). The objective of the current study is to determine the effect of a combined antibiotic protocol (CAP) on the venous flow in MS patients as measured by a quantitative duplex ultrasound examination (QDUS). Read More

    [Evidence of compression therapy].
    Hautarzt 2017 Jun 2. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Klinik- und Poliklinik für Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten, Universitätsmedizin Greifswald, F.-Sauerbruchstr., 17475, Greifswald, Deutschland.
    Background: Medical compression therapy is widely used to treat phlebologic diseases. Compression bandages as well as compression stockings are used. Compression has been identified to be an effective conservative therapy for the healing of venous ulcers and other indications. Read More

    Comparative Clinical Study of the Wound Healing Effects of a Novel Micropore Particle Technology: Effects on Wounds, Venous Leg Ulcers, and Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
    Wounds 2017 May 25. Epub 2017 May 25.
    Willingsford Ltd, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
    Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the wound healing effects of Acapsil, a white, odorless powder based on micropore particle technology (MPPT) (Willingsford Ltd, Southampton, UK) by comparing it to Gentaxane (Gentaksan, Borshchagovsky CCP, Kyiv, Ukraine) (polydimethylsiloxane powder with gentamicin antibiotic) and Ioddicerin (Farmak, Kyiv, Ukraine) (iodine with dimethyl sulfoxide [DMSO]).

    Materials And Methods: The study included 266 patients with primarily trophic ulcers caused by pancreatic diabetes and venous insufficiency of the lower extremities, carbuncles, phlegmons, infected third- or fourth-degree heat burns, and infiltrations of postoperative wounds. The products were applied once daily to the wound until it was clean (ie, free from necrosis, pus, and fibrinogenous thickenings). Read More

    Superior Petrosal Vein Sacrifice During Microvascular Decompression: Perioperative Complication Rates and Comparison with Venous Preservation.
    World Neurosurg 2017 Aug 27;104:788-794. Epub 2017 May 27.
    Department of Neurosurgery, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston, Texas, USA. Electronic address:
    Objective: To investigate potential effect of sacrifice of the superior petrosal vein (SPV) on postoperative complications after microvascular decompression (MVD).

    Methods: Retrospective review of 98 consecutive patients undergoing MVD of cranial nerve V was performed. Frequency of division of the SPV during surgery was recorded, and postoperative complications and imaging were recorded and analyzed. Read More

    Surgical management of cerebral dural arteriovenous fistulae.
    Handb Clin Neurol 2017 ;143:107-116
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA. Electronic address:
    Dural arteriovenous fistulae are high flow, low resistance intracranial vascular malformations defined by an aberrant connection between an artery and dural vein or sinus. Symptomatology and presentation are highly dependent on location, generally categorized as supratentorial, tentorial, or infratentorial, and consist primarily of sequelae secondary to local venous hypertension, insufficiency, and cortical venous reflux. Surgery is generally reserved for high risk or persistently symptomatic lesions that are unamenable or unresponsive to endovascular therapy. Read More

    Clinical conditions responsible for hyperviscosity and skin ulcers complications.
    Clin Hemorheol Microcirc 2017 May 19. Epub 2017 May 19.
    In this brief review, we have examined some clinical conditions that result to be associated to an altered hemorheological profile and at times accompanied by skin ulcers. This skin condition may be observed in patients with the following condtions, such as primary polycythemic hyperviscosity (polycythemia, thrombocytemia) treated with hydroxyurea, primary plasma hyperviscosity (multiple myeloma, cryoglobulinemia, cryofibrinogenemia, dysfibrinogenemia, and connective tissue diseases), primary sclerocythemic hyperviscosity (hereditary spherocytosis, thalassemia, and sickle cell disease). In addition, it may be present in patients with secondary hyperviscosity conditions such as diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, critical limb ischemia and chronic venous insufficiency. Read More

    New technologies in vascular surgery: San Donato's experience in the last decades.
    Eur Heart J Suppl 2016 Apr 29;18(Suppl E):E37-E41. Epub 2016 Apr 29.
    Operative Unit of Vascular Surgery I, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy.
    The Department of Vascular Surgery I at IRCCS Policlinico San Donato has been part of the Cardiovascular Center "Edmondo Malan" since the end of the 1980s. Surgical activity of the Department has always been designed to prevent and treat vascular diseases such as aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal aorta and peripheral vessels, carotid artery stenosis, peripheral arterial disease, and chronic venous insufficiency. Excellent results have been achieved with the endovascular treatment of both symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis also by using innovative devices. Read More

    Trimetazidine in the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy in chronic kidney disease.
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2017 Feb 10. Epub 2017 Feb 10.
    Cardiology Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
    Background: Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) may be defined as Acute Renal Failure (ARF) that occurs within 24-72h of exposure to intra-venous or intra-arterial iodinated contrast media that cannot be attributed to other causes. CIN occurs in up to 5% of hospitalized patients with normal renal function prior to injection of contrast media. It occurs more frequently in patients with renal impairment particularly if associated with diabetic nephropathy. Read More

    Erosive pustular dermatosis of the leg: A prospective, multicentre, observational study of 36 cases.
    Ann Dermatol Venereol 2017 May 19. Epub 2017 May 19.
    Angiology-Dermatology Group of the SFD (French Dermatology Society).
    Background: Erosive pustular dermatosis of the leg (EPDL) is a poorly understood entity first described by Lanigan and Cotteril in 1987. Its clinical diagnosis is based on exclusion since the physiopathology is unknown. The primary objective of this investigation was to specify the clinical aspects and outcomes in a prospective study. Read More

    Seasonal variations of vitamin D and its relation to lipid profile in Iranian children and adults.
    J Health Popul Nutr 2017 May 22;36(1):21. Epub 2017 May 22.
    Liver & Digestive Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
    Background: Vitamin D has a multitude of functional properties and acts like a hormone in the body. Its effect on the lipid profile is one of the proposed mechanisms for its relationship with many disorders during its deficiency. But, this relationship is still conflicting and debatable, so this study was conducted to determine the association between serum level of vitamin D and lipid profiles, including serum concentrations of cholesterol, triglyceride (TG), HDL, and LDL in healthy subjects. Read More

    The effect of Angiojet rheolytic thrombectomy in the endovascular treatment of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis.
    Phlebology 2017 Jan 1:268355517711792. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    2 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
    Objective To evaluate the clinical safety and effectiveness of percutaneous rheolytic thrombectomy in patients with acute lower extremity deep venous thrombosis. Method Sixty-eight consecutive patients with acute massive lower extremity deep venous thrombosis were included in this retrospective study. A percutaneous rheolytic thrombectomy device (Angiojet ® Rheolytic thrombectomy catheter, Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) was used in all patients in an angiography suite through ipsilateral popliteal vein access. Read More

    Examining the Association between Hemodialysis Access Type and Mortality: The Role of Access Complications.
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2017 Jun 18;12(6):955-964. Epub 2017 May 18.
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    Background And Objectives: People receiving hemodialysis to treat kidney failure need a vascular access (a fistula, a graft, or a central venous catheter) to connect to the blood purification machine. Higher rates of access complications are considered the mechanism responsible for the excess mortality observed among catheter or graft users versus fistula users. We tested this hypothesis using mediation analysis. Read More

    Venous ultrasonography findings and clinical correlations in 104 Thai patients with chronic venous insufficiency of the legs.
    Singapore Med J 2017 May 15. Epub 2017 May 15.
    Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, Thailand.
    Introduction: The pattern of venous reflux in Thai patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) was studied in correlation with clinical manifestations.

    Methods: Ultrasonography findings and clinical data were prospectively collected and retrospectively reviewed.

    Results: CVI was found in 104 legs of 79 patients (mean age 59. Read More

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