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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
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
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
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
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
Minwoo Ahn, Yu-Gyeong Chae, Jieun Hwang, Yeh-Chan Ahn, Hyun Wook Kang
Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) has frequently been used to treat varicose veins for 20 years. In spite of 90˜95% occlusion rates, clinical complications such as burn and ecchymosis still occur due to excessive thermal injury to perivenous tissue. In the current study, a glass-capped diffusing applicator is designed to validate the feasibility of EVLA as an effective therapeutic device by applying circumferential light distribution. The proposed device is evaluated with a flat fiber as a reference in terms of temperature elevation, fiber degradation, and degree of coagulative necrosis after 532 nm-assisted EVLA at 100 J/cm...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Biophotonics
Ashley Wysong, Brent R Taylor, Michael Graves, Vineet Mishra, Ryan Gilbertson, Hubert T Greenway, Leland Housman
BACKGROUND: Venous ulcers are very common with few curative treatment options. OBJECTIVE: To report the closure rate and clinical characteristics of active venous ulcers in a vein clinic using endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) with a 1,320-nm laser. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A prospective database was kept consisting of patients with an active venous ulcer at the time of consultation in a single-practitioner academic vein clinic from March 2007 to May 2014...
August 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Malcolm Sydnor, John Mavropoulos, Natalia Slobodnik, Luke Wolfe, Brian Strife, Daniel Komorowski
PURPOSE: To compare the short- and long-term (>1 year) efficacy and safety of radiofrequency ablation (ClosureFAST™) versus endovenous laser ablation (980 nm diode laser) for the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency of the great saphenous vein. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred patients with superficial venous insufficiency of the great saphenous vein were randomized to receive either radiofrequency ablation or endovenous laser ablation (and simultaneous adjunctive therapies for surface varicosities when appropriate)...
July 15, 2016: Phlebology
Jung Hak Kwak, Sang Il Min, Song-Yi Kim, Ahram Han, Chanjoong Choi, Sanghyun Ahn, Jongwon Ha, Seung-Kee Min
Although endovenous heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT) is frequently reported after endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), the incidence and timing of occurrence of EHIT are not fully understood. We present a case of EHIT successfully treated with a combination of surgical and endovascular treatments. A 57-year-old woman, two months post bilateral EVLA, presented with a swollen leg. Deep vein thrombosis was diagnosed by Doppler ultrasonography and computerized tomographic venography. We treated the patient with catheter-directed thrombolysis with urokinase after insertion of an inferior vena cava filter...
June 2016: Vascular Specialist International
Tülün Öztürk, Eralp Çevikkalp, Funda Nizamoglu, Alper Özbakkaloğlu, İsmet Topcu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of femoral block and unilateral spinal anaesthesia on analgesia, haemodynamics and mobilization during endovenous ablation in patients with lower extremity venous insufficiency. METHODS: Forty patients of ASA physical status I and II, with ages ranging between 30 and 45 years, and who were scheduled for endovenous laser ablation for varicose veins were prospectively enrolled in this study. Patients were randomized into a unilateral spinal anaesthesia group (group HS, n=20) or a femoral block group (group F, n=20)...
April 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Lowell S Kabnick, Mikel Sadek
OBJECTIVE: To define the relative importance of fiber type as compared to laser wavelength on tissue injury depth, postoperative pain, and bruising during endovenous laser ablation. METHODS: This study included 213 limbs that were treated with an 810-, 980-, or 1470-nm laser, with bare-tip (BT) or jacket-tip (JT) fibers. Pain scores (10-point scale) and bruising scores (5-point scale) were recorded. Tissue thermal injury depth (mm) was evaluated in vitro for the 810- and 1470-nm wavelengths with BT and JT fibers...
July 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Tom Wallace, Clement Leung, Sandip Nandhra, Nehemiah Samuel, Daniel Carradice, Ian Chetter
OBJECTIVES: To produce a tumescent anaesthesia solution with physiological pH for endovenous thermal ablation and evaluate its influence on peri- and postoperative pain, clinical and quality of life outcomes, and technical success. METHODS: Tumescent anaesthetic solution (0.1% lidocaine with 1:2,000,000 epinephrine) was titrated to physiological pH by buffering with 2 ml incremental aliquots of 8.4% sodium bicarbonate. Patients undergoing great saphenous vein endovenous laser ablation and ambulatory phlebectomy were studied before and after introduction of buffered tumescent anaesthetic...
June 15, 2016: Phlebology
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