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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911107/endovenous-and-perivenous-808-nm-laser-treatment-of-lower-limb-collateral-reticular-and-telangiectasiac-veins
#1
Walter Bugiantella, Bruno Bovani, Francesco Zini
BACKGROUND: Visible leg veins are not only a mere aesthetic problem, but may also be manifestation of altered microcirculation and superficial venous incompetency. Sclerotherapy is the first-line treatment for leg veins < 4 mm, but it often needs multiple sessions and sometimes fails. The main limitations of transcutaneous laser treatment are the diameter and the depth of the veins: the greater, the harder photothermolysis is, so that higher powers may lead to aesthetic complications...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898181/endovenous-ablation-therapy-laser-or-radiofrequency-or-foam-sclerotherapy-versus-conventional-surgical-repair-for-short-saphenous-varicose-veins
#2
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/27895936/neovascular-glaucoma-a-review
#3
REVIEW
Gustavo B Rodrigues, Ricardo Y Abe, Camila Zangalli, Savio L Sodre, Flavia A Donini, Danilo C Costa, Andre Leite, Joao P Felix, Marcelo Torigoe, Alberto Diniz-Filho, Homero Gusmão de Almeida
Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) is a secondary glaucoma generally associated with poor visual prognosis. The development of new vessels over the iris and the iridocorneal angle can obstruct aqueous humor outflow and lead to increased intraocular pressure. The underlying pathogenesis in most cases is posterior segment ischemia, which is most commonly secondary to proliferative diabetic retinopathy or central vein retinal occlusion. The neovascularization process in the eye is driven by the events that alter the homeostatic balance between pro-angiogenic factors, such as the vascular endothelial growth factor and anti-angiogenic factors, such as the pigment-epithelium-derived factor...
2016: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878794/varicosities-of-the-lower-extremity-new-approaches-cosmetic-or-therapeutic-needs
#4
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/27874278/placental-growth-factor-and-its-potential-role-in-diabetic-retinopathy-and-other-ocular-neovascular-diseases
#5
REVIEW
Quan Dong Nguyen, Sandro De Falco, Francine Behar-Cohen, Wai-Ching Lam, Xuri Li, Nadine Reichhart, Federico Ricci, Jennifer Pluim, William W Li
The role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), including in retinal vascular diseases, has been well studied, and pharmacological blockade of VEGF is the gold standard of treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic macular oedema. Placental growth factor (PGF, previously known as PlGF), a homologue of VEGF, is a multifunctional peptide associated with angiogenesis-dependent pathologies in the eye and non-ocular conditions. Animal studies using genetic modification and pharmacological treatment have demonstrated a mechanistic role for PGF in pathological angiogenesis...
November 22, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872778/a-case-of-secondary-epiretinal-membrane-spontaneous-release
#6
Andrey N Andreev, Alexey V Bushuev, Sergey N Svetozarskiy
Purpose. To report a rare case of secondary epiretinal membrane (ERM) spontaneous separation with subsequent visual restoration. Case Summary. We are reporting a case with the history of branch retinal vein occlusion, peripheral retinal neovascularization, and retinal photocoagulation. Our examination revealed secondary ERM associated with relatively high visual acuity (0.6), and a watchful waiting strategy was chosen. During the follow-up, slight visual deterioration, progressive deformation of the retinal profile, and an increase in diffuse retinal edema were observed...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853341/effect-of-the-wide-spread-use-of-endovenous-laser-ablation-on-the-treatment-of-varicose-veins-in-japan-a-large-scale-single-institute-study
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Masatoshi Jibiki, Tetsuro Miyata, Sachiko Futatsugi, Mitsumasa Iso, Yasutaka Sakanushi
Background and aims: In Japan, stripping under general anesthesia, lumbar anesthesia and tumescent local anesthesia has been used in the treatment of primary varicose veins due to saphenous vein insufficiency. However endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) using a 980 nm diode laser has received National Health Insurance (NHI) coverage in 2011, while EVLA using a 1470 nm diode laser with a radial 2-ring fiber has received coverage in 2014. As a result, the use of EVLA has become widespread in Japan. We herein report on the results of varicose veins treatment at our hospital...
October 1, 2016: Laser Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847619/central-retinal-vein-occlusion-concomitant-with-dengue-fever
#8
Punithamalar Velaitham, Nandini Vijayasingham
BACKGROUND: Dengue virus infection is on the rise and there is increasing number of ocular complications that are being reported. Most common ocular complications are macular edema, macular hemorrhages, and foveolitis. There are case reports on branch retinal vessel occlusions. Most of the ocular complications are attributed to the bleeding tendency and transudative process in dengue viral infection. This is a case report of ischemic central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) concomitant with dengue fever...
2016: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828900/multicolor-scanning-laser-imaging-in-lipemia-retinalis
#9
David Rivera-De La Parra, Liliana Perez-Peralta, Jim Toldi, Jason Levine, Michael Fikhman, Enrique O Graue-Hernandez
PURPOSE: To describe multicolor scanning laser imaging (MSLI) and conventional fundus photography findings in lipemia retinalis (LR). METHODS: We report two LR cases. The first case is a 47-year-old diabetic woman with LR secondary to familial hypertriglyceridemia examined with MSLI, conventional fundus photography, and optical coherence tomography (OCT). The second case is a 39-year-old diabetic man with hypertriglyceridemia and LR. He was followed over time with conventional fundus photography of his retina until metabolic control was achieved...
November 8, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826179/efficacy-of-single-bevacizumab-injection-as-adjuvant-therapy-to-laser-photocoagulation-in-macular-edema-secondary-to-branch-retinal-vein-occlusion
#10
Arief S Kartasasmita, Siska Takarai, Astriviani Switania, Sutarya Enus
BACKGROUND: Macular grid laser photocoagulation remains the standard treatment for macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). One possible strategy for treating macular edema is to inhibit VEGF activity by competitive binding of VEGF with an anti-VEGF antibody, suggesting the therapy option with bevacizumab. However, multiple injections of anti-VEGF may lead to complications and high cost. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the improvement in visual acuity and central macular thickness after combination therapy of laser photocoagulation with single intravitreal bevacizumab injection in macular edema secondary to BRVO...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813120/prediction-of-neonatal-outcome-of-ttts-by-fetal-heart-and-doppler-ultrasound-parameters-before-and-after-laser-treatment
#11
A Delabaere, F Leduc, Q Reboul, F Fuchs, S Wavrant, J C Fouron, F Audibert
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prognostic value of fetal Doppler and echocardiographic parameters for neonatal survival up to 30 days after laser coagulation in monochorionic pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: Fetal echocardiography and outcome data of consecutive cases of TTTS treated by laser were retrospectively reviewed. Hemodynamic and cardiac function parameters were collected before and after laser. RESULTS: Between February 2006 and January 2015, 106 fetoscopic laser were performed...
November 3, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798518/comparison-of-the-retinal-blood-flow-velocity-between-laser-speckle-flowgraphy-and-the-retinal-function-imager
#12
Kentaro Yuda, Atsuyuki Ishida, Kenji Yuda
PURPOSE: To compare the retinal blood flow velocity using laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) and a retinal function imager (RFI) in healthy Japanese subjects. METHODS: This study included a total of 15 eyes of 15 healthy Japanese subjects (mean age, 41.7 ± 17.0 years). The retinal blood flow velocities were separately measured in arteries and veins around the optic disc using LSFG and an RFI. Linear regression analyses were used to analyze possible correlations of retinal blood flow velocities between the devices...
October 27, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760697/post-operative-benefit-of-compression-therapy-after-endovenous-laser-ablation-for-uncomplicated-varicose-veins-a-randomised-clinical-trial
#13
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759867/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-imaging-of-congenital-retinal-macrovessel
#14
Rohan Chawla, Ravi Bypareddy, Koushik Tripathy, Satya Sudha Daggumili, Ankit Singh Tomar
Congenital retinal macrovessels (CRM) are rarely reported, aberrant, large branches of retinal vessels that can be both arteries and veins; however, they are more commonly veins that cross the horizontal raphe to either supply or drain the macula. In this brief report, the authors discuss optical coherence tomography angiography features of CRM in a 12-year-old male patient presenting with low visual acuity in the right eye since childhood. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first such report published in the literature...
October 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759857/topical-squalamine-0-2-and-intravitreal-ranibizumab-0-5-mg-as-combination-therapy-for-macular-edema-due-to-branch-and-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-an-open-label-randomized-study
#15
John J Wroblewski, Allen Y Hu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of squalamine (OHR-102; Ohr Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY) and ranibizumab (Lucentis; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) on macular edema (ME) secondary to retinal vein occlusion (RVO). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive, treatment-naïve patients with RVO-related ME received topical squalamine and intravitreal ranibizumab 0.5 mg for 10 weeks, followed by randomization to continue or discontinue squalamine...
October 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756076/measurements-of-retinal-perfusion-using-laser-speckle-flowgraphy-and-doppler-optical-coherence-tomography
#16
Nikolaus Luft, Piotr A Wozniak, Gerold C Aschinger, Klemens Fondi, Ahmed M Bata, René M Werkmeister, Doreen Schmidl, Katarzyna J Witkowska, Matthias Bolz, Gerhard Garhöfer, Leopold Schmetterer
Purpose: This study evaluated the validity of retinal perfusion measurements using laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) by means of in vitro experiments and direct comparison with dual-beam Doppler optical coherence tomography (D-OCT) in a healthy Caucasian population. Methods: The flow velocity of scattering solution pumped through a glass capillary was measured at 17 different flow velocities (range, 0.5-47 mm/s) using LSFG. The flow within the glass capillary was produced by a computer-controlled infusion pump...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742773/novel-experience-of-laser-assisted-inside-out-central-venous-access-in-a-patient-with-bilateral-subclavian-vein-occlusion-requiring-pacemaker-implantation
#17
Thandar Aye, Thanh Trung Phan, Douglas Findlay Muir, Nicholas John Linker, Richard Hartley, Andrew John Turley
AIM: This new laser facilitated 'inside-out' technique was used for transvenous pacemaker insertion in a pacemaker-dependent patient with bilateral subclavian occlusion and a failed epicardial system who is not suitable for a transfemoral approach. METHOD AND RESULTS: Procedure was undertaken under general anaesthesia with venous access obtained from right femoral vein and left axillary vein. 7F multipurpose catheter was used to enter proximal edge of the occluded segment of subclavian vein via femoral approach, which then supported stiff angioplasty wires and microcatheters to tunnel into the body of occlusion...
October 14, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738459/treatment-of-primary-varicose-veins-in-japan-japanese-vein-study-xvii
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738242/american-college-of-phlebology-guidelines-treatment-of-refluxing-accessory-saphenous-veins
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727418/nya-behandlingar-av-%C3%A3-derbr%C3%A3-ck-med-goda-resultat
#20
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
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