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K Ye, R Wang, J Qin, X Yang, M Yin, X Liu, M Jiang, X Lu
OBJECTIVE: The hypothesis that post-operative short-term compression therapy improves operation related complications in patients with uncomplicated varicose veins after endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) treatment was tested. METHODS: In this randomized trial, patients with uncomplicated varicose veins (C2 according to the CEAP classification) treated with EVLA at a single institution from January 2012 to November 2013 were enrolled. Before EVLA, patients were randomized into two groups based on whether or not (control group) they wore an elastic compression stocking (ECS group) post-operatively...
October 16, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Marianne E Witte, Suzanne Holewijn, Ramon R van Eekeren, Jean-Paul de Vries, Clark J Zeebregts, Michel M P J Reijnen
PURPOSE: To report the midterm results of mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) for treating great saphenous vein (GSV) insufficiency. METHODS: In a 1-year period, 85 consecutive patients (median age 51.4 years; 71 women) undergoing MOCA with polidocanol in 104 limbs were enrolled in a prospective registry. The patients were evaluated at baseline and during follow-up (4 weeks and 1, 2, and 3 years) using duplex ultrasound, the CEAP (clinical, etiologic, anatomic and pathophysiologic) classification, the Venous Clinical Severity Score (VCSS), the RAND Short Form 36-Item Health Survey (RAND-SF36), and the Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire (AVVQ)...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Hiroto Rikimaru
We evaluated thrombus extension in the proximal stump of the saphenous vein at 6 days, 4 weeks, and 16 weeks after saphenous vein surgery performed between July 2013 and March 2014 (18 patients, 29 limbs, and 31 stumps) using duplex ultrasonography. All thrombotic events were classified as endovenous heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT). Thrombus was observed in 27 stumps (87.1%), with only four (12.9%) stumps remaining without thrombus on postoperative day 6. Thrombus as EHIT class 2 was observed in one stump and as EHIT class 3 in another; in the remaining 25 stumps, it was observed as EHIT class 1 postoperatively...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Hirono Satokawa, Takashi Yamaki, Hirohide Iwata, Masahiro Sakata, Norihide Sugano, Toshiya Nishibe, Makoto Mo, Norikazu Yamada, Takehisa Iwai
Purpose: This study aimed at clarifying the changes in treatments for primary varicose veins in Japan. Methods: A questionnaire was mailed to the members of the Japanese Society of Phlebology. The contents of the survey covered the treatment and treatment strategy of varicose vein cases in 2013. The results were examined and compared with the results of previous surveys conducted by the aforesaid society in 1998, 2004 and 2009. Results: Of 36078 patients, 43958 limbs were reported from 201 institutions. Saphenous type was the most common type of varicose veins that developed in patients aged 70-79 years...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Atsushi Tabuchi, Hisao Masaki, Yasuhiro Yunoki, Yoshiko Watanabe, Hiroshi Furukawa, Takahiko Yamasawa, Hiroki Takiuchi, Takeshi Honda, Noriaki Kuwada, Kenji Kojima, Kazuo Tanemoto
We performed a comparative study of surgical outcomes and venous functions between endovenous laser ablation with a 980-nm diode laser (EV group) and thigh stripping (ST group). There were no severe complications and initial success rates were 100% in both groups. In the EV group, preoperative symptoms improved in 94.3% of cases, the venous occlusion rate was 98%, and endovenous heat induced thrombosis had occurred in 11.9% (Class 3: 0.7%) at 12 months after the operation. Although comparative study of postoperative venous function by air plethysmography showed significant improvement in both groups, there was less recovery of postoperative venous function in the EV than in the ST group...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Kathleen Gibson, Neil Khilnani, Marlin Schul, Mark Meissner
The American College of Phlebology Guidelines Committee performed a systematic review of the literature regarding the clinical impact and treatment of incompetent accessory saphenous veins. Using an accepted process for guideline developments, we developed a consensus opinion that patients with symptomatic incompetence of the accessory great saphenous veins (anterior and posterior accessory saphenous veins) be treated with endovenous thermal ablation (laser or radiofrequency) or ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to eliminate symptomatology (Recommendation Grade 1C)...
October 13, 2016: Phlebology
Stefan Nydahl
Modern management of varicose veins Chronic venous disease is a common medical condition and occurs in about one-third of the adult population. Reflux, and to a much lesser extent obstruction of the superficial and deep venous systems, generates venous hypertension. The goal of the treatment is to reduce venous hypertension in order to prevent complications, progression of venous disease and to improve patients' quality of life. Today we have a wide spectrum of different treatment options at our disposal. Management is based upon accurate clinical diagnosis and duplex imaging...
October 4, 2016: Läkartidningen
Omar Rodriguez-Acevedo, Kristen E Elstner, Kui Martinic, Aaron Zea, Jenny Diaz, Rodrigo T Martins, Fernando Arduini, Alexandra Hodgkinson, Nabeel Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Endovenous radio frequency ablation for small saphenous vein incompetence by and large appears to be superior and safer than conventional open surgery. Small saphenous vein ablation from approximately mid-calf to the point proximally where the small saphenous vein dives into the popliteal fossa is considered to be safe, as the sural nerve is in most cases separated from this segment of the small saphenous vein by the deep fascia. The outcome of the distal incompetent small saphenous vein remains unclear...
September 29, 2016: Phlebology
Phoebe Star, Carolyn Choy, Kurosh Parsi
Minocycline-induced pigmentation (MIP) is an uncommon but well-described adverse effect of oral minocycline treatment. MIP is clinically and histopathologically distinct from post-sclerotherapy pigmentation. We report a case of a patient presenting with blackened skin overlying veins recently treated with endovenous laser and foam sclerotherapy. The patient was a 44-year-old male with systemic sclerosis who commenced minocycline for the treatment of rosacea 5 months prior. Histological examination of the discolored tissue and underlying vein revealed hemosiderin deposition in the dermis and pigmented macrophages within the sub-endothelial layer of the vein wall with a staining pattern consistent with MIP...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Witold Woźniak, R Krzysztof Mlosek, Piotr Ciostek
INTRODUCTION: Thermal ablation techniques have gradually replaced Babcock procedure in varicose vein treatment. AIM: A comparative quantitative-qualitative analysis of complications and failure of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in a 5-year follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred ten adult participants with varicose veins clinical grade C2 to C6, treated for isolated great saphenous vein (GSV) or small saphenous vein (SSV) insufficiency in a single lower extremity in 2009 to 2010, were enrolled and subdivided into EVLA (n = 56) and RFA (n = 54) groups...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Shingo Chihara, Kentaro Sawada, Hiroshi Tomoeda, Shigeaki Aoyagi
We report a case of pulsatile varicose veins successfully managed by endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) of the great saphenous vein (GSV). A 77-year-old woman taking an anticoagulant was transferred to our hospital for pulsatile varicose veins complicated with repeated venous bleeding from an ulcer of her left lower leg. Doppler echocardiography showed severe tricuspid regurgitation, and duplex ultrasonography revealed an arterial-like pulsating flow in the saphenofemoral junction and along the GSV, but an arteriovenous fistula, obstruction of the deep veins, and the distal incompetent perforators were not detected...
September 22, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Sulaiman S Shoab, Danielle Lowry, Alok Tiwari
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this preliminary study was to document the effect of treated great saphenous vein (GSV) length on short-term outcomes using freedom from secondary intervention as a marker. METHODS: Analysis was performed of a prospective database of endovascular laser therapy (EVLT) procedures performed by a single surgeon in an NHS hospital setting using a standardized technique in a series of consecutive ambulatory patients. During a 2-year period, 131 episodes with sufficient data were recorded...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Anina Lukhaup
Minimally invasive endovenous therapies for treatment of varicosis are a well established alternative to the classical surgical approach. Based on an example of radiofrequency ablation (Venefit(®)) of the great saphenous vein and foam sclerotherapy of the side branches this article shows the step-by-step implementation of the procedure. Tips and tricks for starters with the procedure are given.
September 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Shekeeb Sufian, Alejandro Arnez, Nicos Labropoulos, Sanjiv Lakhanpal
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risks of bleeding, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), endovenous heat induced thrombosis (EHIT) and failure of ablation on patients who undergo ablation while on oral anticoagulation. METHODS: We compared 378 (3.4%) out of 11252 patients (Group A) who had undergone 724 endovenous ablation of the saphenous veins from January 1, 2011 to September 30, 2014 while on oral anticoagulation to a randomly selected 375 patients (Group B) who underwent 641 endovenous ablation in the same time period but were not on anticoagulation...
September 6, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
Serkan Aribal, Muzaffer Sağlam, Onur Sildiroğlu
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September 2016: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
M Venermo, J Saarinen, E Eskelinen, S Vähäaho, E Saarinen, M Railo, I Uurto, J Salenius, A Albäck
BACKGROUND: Endovenous ablation techniques and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) have largely replaced open surgery for treatment of great saphenous varicose veins. This was a randomized trial to compare the effect of surgery, endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) (with phlebectomies) and UGFS on quality of life and the occlusion rate of the great saphenous vein (GSV) 12 months after surgery. METHODS: Patients with symptomatic, uncomplicated varicose veins (CEAP class C2-C4) were examined at baseline, 1 month and 1 year...
October 2016: British Journal of Surgery
Hyoung Ook Kim, Jae Kyu Kim, Jin Gyoon Park, Nam Yeol Yim, Yang Jun Kang, Hye Doo Jung
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the efficiency of placing an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter through the same popliteal vein access site used for percutaneous endovenous intervention in patients with extensive lower extremity deep vein thrombosis. METHODS: This retrospective study included 21 patients who underwent IVC filter insertion through the popliteal vein over a three-year period. Patient medical records were reviewed for the location of the deep vein thrombosis, result of filter removal, and total number of endovascular procedures needed for filter insertion and recanalization of the lower extremity venous system...
September 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
Diego Ayo, Sheila N Blumberg, Caron R Rockman, Mikel Sadek, Neal Cayne, Mark Adelman, Lowell Kabnick, Thomas Maldonado, Todd Berland
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to determine if compression therapy after endovenous ablation (EVA) of the great saphenous vein (GSV) improves efficacy and patient reported outcomes of pain, ecchymosis and quality of life. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized controlled trial from 2009 to 2013 comparing the use of thigh-high 30-40mmHg compression therapy for 7 days vs no compression therapy following endovenous ablation of the GSV. Severity of venous disease was measured by CEAP scale and the venous clinical severity score (VCSS)...
August 20, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Clement C M Leung, Daniel Carradice, Tom Wallace, Ian C Chetter
BACKGROUND: Endovenous thermal techniques, such as endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), are the recommended treatment for truncal varicose veins. However, a disadvantage of thermal techniques is that it requires the administration of tumescent anaesthesia, which can be uncomfortable. Non-thermal, non-tumescent techniques, such as mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) have potential benefits. MOCA combines physical damage to endothelium using a rotating wire, with the infusion of a liquid sclerosant...
2016: Trials
H Jalaie, K Schleimer, M E Barbati, A Gombert, J Grommes, M A F de Wolf, R de Graaf, C H A Wittens
BACKGROUND: Postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) is the development of symptoms and signs of chronic venous insufficiency following deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and has a significant negative effect on the quality of life. The current understanding is that the clinical manifestation of PTS is related more to venous obstruction than it is to venous reflux. The use of interventional techniques for the treatment of venous obstruction and/or venous occlusion has rapidly increased in recent years. OBJECTIVE: This article summarizes the current concept of endovenous and hybrid interventions and presents the optimized treatment of choice in patients with chronic symptomatic venous obstruction...
2016: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
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