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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914110/physical-exercise-for-the-treatment-of-non-ulcerated-chronic-venous-insufficiency
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REVIEW
Diego N Araujo, Cibele Td Ribeiro, Alvaro Cc Maciel, Selma S Bruno, Guilherme Af Fregonezi, Fernando Al Dias
BACKGROUND: Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common disease that causes discomfort and impairs the quality of life of affected persons. Treatments such as physical exercise that aim to increase the movement of the ankle joint and strengthen the muscle pump in the calf of the leg may be useful to reduce the symptoms of CVI. OBJECTIVES: To assess and summarise the existing clinical evidence on the efficacy and safety of physical exercise programmes for the treatment of individuals with non-ulcerated CVI...
December 3, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913509/the-post-thrombotic-syndrome
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Susan R Kahn
The post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a frequent, sometimes disabling complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that reduces quality of life and is costly. This article discusses risk factors for PTS after DVT and available means to prevent and treat PTS, with a focus on new information in the field. After DVT, PTS will develop in 20% to 50% of patients, and severe PTS, including venous ulcers, will develop in 5% to 10%. The principal risk factors for PTS are anatomically extensive DVT, recurrent ipsilateral DVT, persistent leg symptoms 1 month after acute DVT, obesity, and older age...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898181/endovenous-ablation-therapy-laser-or-radiofrequency-or-foam-sclerotherapy-versus-conventional-surgical-repair-for-short-saphenous-varicose-veins
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REVIEW
Sharath Chandra Vikram Paravastu, Margaret Horne, P Dominic F Dodd
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. Since the 1990s, however, a number of minimally invasive techniques have been developed; these do not normally require a general anaesthetic, are day-case procedures with a quicker return to normal activities and avoid the risk of wound infection which may occur following surgery...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887016/inferior-vena-caval-filter-strut-perforation-causing-intramural-duodenal-haematoma
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Zoheb Berry Williams, Nicole M Organ, Stephen Deane
We present a case of intramural duodenal haematoma caused by inferior vena caval (IVC) filter strut perforation requiring innovative open and endovascular retrieval. A 32-year-old woman presents in shock with dull epigastric pain and non-bilious vomiting. She had previously had an IVC filter for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Computed tomography demonstrated strut perforation into the second part of the duodenum, causing intramural haematoma and duodenal obstruction. Laparotomy facilitated evacuation of the duodenal haematoma, while the IVC filter was retrieved by endovascular means...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886005/compression-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-venous-insufficiency-efficacy-depending-on-the-length-of-the-stocking
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Wolfgang Konschake, Helene Riebe, P Pediaditi, Hermann Haase, Michael Jünger, Stine Lutze
BACKGROUND: Below knee two-component compression stockings (AD) have revealed as effective for compression treatment of venous leg ulcers. Upto groin, thigh length stocking (AG) may enhance clinical effects, however wear comfort of these stocking may be affected. OBJECTIVE: venous haemodynamic in relation to the length of compression stockings. METHODS: A two-component AD stocking (37 mmHg) and two thigh length stockings (AG 37, with an interface pressure of 37 mmHg; AG 45, with an interface pressure of 45 mmHg) were tested by 16 patients with CVI...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879096/compression-therapy-in-patients-with-venous-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
Joachim Dissemond, Bernd Assenheimer, Anke Bültemann, Veronika Gerber, Silvia Gretener, Elisabeth Kohler-von Siebenthal, Sonja Koller, Knut Kröger, Peter Kurz, Severin Läuchli, Christian Münter, Eva-Maria Panfil, Sebastian Probst, Kerstin Protz, Gunnar Riepe, Robert Strohal, Jürg Traber, Hugo Partsch
Wund-D.A.CH. is the umbrella organization of the various wound care societies in German-speaking countries. The present consensus paper on practical aspects pertinent to compression therapy in patients with venous leg ulcers was developed by experts from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In Europe, venous leg ulcers rank among the most common causes of chronic wounds. Apart from conservative and interventional wound and vein treatment, compression therapy represents the basis of all other therapeutic strategies...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878794/varicosities-of-the-lower-extremity-new-approaches-cosmetic-or-therapeutic-needs
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Luca Spinedi, Heiko Uthoff, Sasan Partovi, Daniel Staub
Varicose veins of the lower extremity (VVLE) are a frequently encountered vascular disorder in the general population. The general view that VVLE are a non-serious disease with primarily aesthetic impact is a common misconception, as the disease can have a significant negative impact on generic and disease-specific quality of life. Further, VVLE may be associated with potentially threatening clinical conditions, such as chronic venous ulceration, venous thromboembolism and haemorrhage from ruptured varicose veins...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871229/-the-cango-lyec-project-healing-the-elephant-hiv-related-vulnerabilities-of-post-conflict-affected-populations-aged-13-49-years-living-in-three-mid-northern-uganda-districts
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Samuel S Malamba, Herbert Muyinda, Patricia M Spittal, John P Ekwaru, Noah Kiwanuka, Martin D Ogwang, Patrick Odong, Paul K Kitandwe, Achilles Katamba, Kate Jongbloed, Nelson K Sewankambo, Eugene Kinyanda, Alden Blair, Martin T Schechter
BACKGROUND: The protracted war between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army in Northern Uganda (1996-2006) resulted in widespread atrocities, destruction of health infrastructure and services, weakening the social and economic fabric of the affected populations, internal displacement and death. Despite grave concerns that increased spread of HIV/AIDS may be devastating to post conflict Northern Uganda, empirical epidemiological data describing the legacy of the war on HIV infection are scarce...
November 21, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868341/a-single-arm-trial-indirect-comparison-investigation-a-proof-of-concept-method-to-predict-venous-leg-ulcer-healing-time-for-a-new-acellular-synthetic-matrix-matched-to-standard-care-control
#9
Ronald Shannon, Andrea Nelson
To compare data on time to healing from two separate cohorts: one treated with a new acellular synthetic matrix plus standard care (SC) and one matched from four large UK pragmatic, randomised controlled trials [venous leg ulcer (VLU) evidence network]. We introduce a new proof-of-concept strategy to a VLU clinical evidence network, propensity score matching and sensitivity analysis to predict the feasibility of the new acellular synthetic matrix plus SC for success in future randomised, controlled clinical trials...
November 20, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863590/quality-of-life-of-people-with-chronic-ulcers
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Karina de Fátima Rodrigues Dos Santos, Paula Rogéria da Silva, Valéria Tristão Ferreira, Elaine Aparecida Rocha Domingues, Ivandira Ribeiro Anselmo Simões, Rogério Silva Lima, Neusa Maria Costa Alexandre
INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic ulcers have physical, social, and psychological changes that directly affect their quality of life. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the quality of life and analyze the association between personal and health characteristics in patient quality of life for those with chronic ulcers. METHOD: A cross-sectional study, nonprobabilistic. The questionnaire to evaluate personal and health characteristics and the Ferrans and Power Quality of Life Index-Wound Version were used for the data collection...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849283/social-repercussions-experienced-by-elderly-with-venous-ulcer
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Aline Cristiane de Sousa Azevedo Aguiar, Dora Sadigursky, Lucas Amaral Martins, Tânia Maria de Oliva Menezes, Alana Libânia de Souza Santos, Luana Araújo Dos Reis
Objective: Understand the social consequences experienced by elderly affected by venous ulcers. Methodology: descriptive and exploratory study with a qualitative approach carried out in 2012 with eight participants at a physiotherapy clinic in the state of Bahia. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed through Bardin's thematic content analysis. Results: They showed that elderly patients with venous leg ulcers have become victims of prejudice, discrimination and have experienced embarrassment and shame in their daily routines because of the chronic wounds in their bodies, which makes than different from other people...
October 31, 2016: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836875/framing-of-research-question-using-the-picot-format-in-randomised-controlled-trials-of-venous-ulcer-disease-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-survey-of-the-literature
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Luciana P F Abbade, Mei Wang, Kamath Sriganesh, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Lehana Thabane
INTRODUCTION: Although venous ulcers have a great social and economic impact, there is a lack of evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to support appropriate management for this disease. Framing the research question using the Population; Intervention; Comparator; Outcome; Time frame (PICOT) format in RCTs can improve the quality of the research design. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate how the PICOT format is used to frame a research question in reports of RCTs of venous ulcer disease and to determine the factors associated with better adherence to the PICOT format in framing the research question...
November 11, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830895/thrombolysis-for-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Lorna Watson, Cathryn Broderick, Matthew P Armon
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment for deep vein thrombosis aims to reduce immediate complications. Use of thrombolysis or clot dissolving drugs could reduce the long-term complications of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) including pain, swelling, skin discolouration, or venous ulceration in the affected leg. This is the third update of a review first published in 2004. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of thrombolytic therapy and anticoagulation compared to anticoagulation alone for the management of people with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limb as determined by the effects on pulmonary embolism, recurrent venous thromboembolism, major bleeding, post-thrombotic complications, venous patency and venous function...
November 10, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827277/ulcer-area-reduction-at-2-weeks-predicts-failure-to-heal-by-24-weeks-in-the-venous-leg-ulcers-of-patients-living-alone
#14
C N Parker, K J Finlayson, H E Edwards
OBJECTIVE: Chronic wounds are costly and affect approximately 1-2% of the population. Venous disease is responsible for about 60% of all chronic leg ulcers and these ulcers can be debilitating, with evidence of a decreased quality of life. Unfortunately, up to 30% of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) fail to heal, despite best practice treatment. This study aimed to identify risk factors associated with delayed healing in participants with VLUs and in particular, whether psychosocial factors play a part in this process...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814432/pharmacomechanical-thrombectomy-for-iliofemoral-deep-vein-thrombosis
#15
REVIEW
Lindsay Robertson, Olivia McBride, Anne Burdess
BACKGROUND: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) occurs in approximately one in 1000 adults every year, and has an annual mortality of 14.6%. In particular, iliofemoral DVT can lead to recurrent thrombosis and post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), a painful condition which can lead to chronic venous insufficiency, oedema, and ulceration. It causes significant disability, impaired quality of life, and economic burden. Early thrombus removal techniques have been advocated in patients with an iliofemoral DVT in order to improve vein patency, prevent valvular dysfunction, and reduce future complications, such as post-thrombotic syndrome and venous ulceration...
November 4, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811287/impact-of-uk-nice-clinical-guidelines-168-and-social-deprivation-on-access-to-interventional-treatment-for-symptomatic-varicose-vein-and-specialist-referral-for-leg-ulceration
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Huw Ob Davies, Matthew Popplewell, Gareth Bate, Lisa Kelly, Andreas Koutsoumpelis, Andrew W Bradbury
BACKGROUND: UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines (CG) 168, published in July 2013, aimed to improve the management of lower limb venous disease by newly recommending interventional treatment for all people affected by symptomatic varicose veins (VV) and specialist vascular referral for all people suffering from a leg ulcer (LU) that had been present for ≥2 weeks. This study aims to determine if CG168 has increased access to vascular services, particularly for the socially deprived, who might be expected to have greater need for such services...
November 2, 2016: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810941/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-nutritional-supplementation-in-chronic-lower-extremity-wounds
#17
Junna Ye, Raj Mani
A systematic review and meta-analyses of nutritional supplementation to treat chronic lower extremity wounds was done in order to test the premise that impaired nutrition is implicated in healing. The databases of Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and EBSCO CINAHL (1972-October 2014) were searched systematically. Only randomized controlled trials in adults with chronic lower extremity wounds were included. Both topical and systemic routes of supplementing nutrition were considered. The primary outcome was wound healing...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808636/non-pharmacological-interventions-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-literature-review
#18
Esther Hanison, Kevin Corbett
AIM: To assess the relative clinical efficacy of different forms of non-pharmacological prophylaxis, intermittent pneumatic compression and graduated compression stockings in reducing the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients hospitalised following acute stroke. METHOD: This was a thematic synthesis of literature retrieved from a structured bibliographic search of: Medline, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Summon, British Nursing Index, NHS Evidence, Internurse...
October 19, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792719/-comparative-study-of-the-efficacy-of-larva-therapy-for-debridement-and-control-of-bacterial-burden-compared-to-surgical-debridement-and-topical-application-of-an-antimicrobial
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José Contreras-Ruiz, Adán Fuentes-Suárez, Sara Arroyo-Escalante, David Moncada-Barron, María Cristina Sosa-de-Martínez, Ernesto Maravilla-Franco, Judith Guadalupe Domínguez-Cherit
Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) is the use of medical grade maggots of the fly Lucilia sericata for wound debridement. Recent observations show that MDT decreases bacterial burden as well. Venous ulcers are the most commonly seen in wound clinics and require, besides adequate treatment of venous hypertension, proper wound bed preparation with debri dement of necrotic tissue and control of potential infections. To evaluate the efficacy of MDT in venous ulcers a randomized controlled trial was designed to compare MDT to surgical debridement and topical application of silver sulfadiazine (SSD) in 19 patients for 4 weeks...
October 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785377/peroxy-pyruvic-acid-containing-topical-anti-infective-a-potential-candidate-for-a-wound-instillation-solution
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Edwin D Neas, Julie A Dunn, Evelyn Dimaano Silva, A Morgan Chambers, Gary J Luckasen, Adam Jaskowiak
Objective: Evaluate the therapeutic properties of a peroxy pyruvic acid (PPA)-containing topical anti-infective in a human ex-vivo model that replicates the natural conditions of a human chronic wound. Approach: Wound material was extracted from patients with nonhealing diabetic ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, and arterial wounds. Microbial species were identified, and wound colonization was quantified. Extracted samples were then exposed to a PPA-containing topical anti-infective as an instillation solution with negative pressure wound therapy NPWT at concentrations of 1,000, 1,500, or 2,500 ppm for a period of 1, 5, or 10 min to determine the effect of exposure on isolated pathogens, including effect on proteins...
October 1, 2016: Advances in Wound Care
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