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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549402/indications-for-medical-compression-stockings-in-venous-and-lymphatic-disorders-an-evidence-based-consensus-statement
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Eberhard Rabe, Hugo Partsch, Juerg Hafner, Christopher Lattimer, Giovanni Mosti, Martino Neumann, Tomasz Urbanek, Monika Huebner, Sylvain Gaillard, Patrick Carpentier
Objective Medical compression stockings are a standard, non-invasive treatment option for all venous and lymphatic diseases. The aim of this consensus document is to provide up-to-date recommendations and evidence grading on the indications for treatment, based on evidence accumulated during the past decade, under the auspices of the International Compression Club. Methods A systematic literature review was conducted and, using PRISMA guidelines, 51 relevant publications were selected for an evidence-based analysis of an initial 2407 unrefined results...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549283/the-use-of-foot-pumps-compression-devices-in-the-perioperative-management-of-ankle-fractures-systematic-review-of-the-current-literature
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REVIEW
Rachel Clarkson, Samer S S Mahmoud, Amar Rangan, William Eardley, Paul Baker
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures account for 9% of all fractures seen in the United Kingdom. 15,000 of these fractures undergo operative fixation each year. Soft tissue swelling impacts on timing of fixation due to fears of infection and wound dehiscence. The use of arterio-venous foot pumps (AVFP) is increasing in this population although the evidence for their efficacy is unclear. In order to address this, we present an overview of the evidence for AVFP device use following ankle fracture...
March 10, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537462/symptom-prevalence-and-the-negative-emotional-states-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-with-or-without-renal-replacement-therapy-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Wan Zul Haikal Wan Zukiman, Hayati Yaakup, Nor Fadhlina Zakaria, Shamsul Azhar Bin Shah
BACKGROUND: Limited comparative data are available on the symptom severity and burden of dialyzed versus nondialyzed end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and their association with negative emotional states. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of symptom burden and severity of ESRD patients and correlate the findings with their psychological status. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of dialyzed (N = 87) and nondialyzed (N = 100) patients...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523439/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-painful-swollen-legs-in-the-emergency-department-a-pictorial-essay
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REVIEW
Ashish Chawla, Niraj Dubey, Kian Ming Chew, Dinesh Singh, Vishal Gaikwad, Wilfred Cg Peh
Patients presenting with a painful swollen leg are not infrequently encountered at the emergency department and can pose a diagnostic dilemma for attending physicians. The potential causes of leg pain and swelling include trauma, infection, inflammation, and neurogenic, vascular, and iatrogenic conditions; with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) being an important tool in evaluation. We describe the MRI features of various conditions causing painful swollen legs. We also discuss the differential diagnosis and the useful clinical and laboratory findings that radiologists should be aware of, in order to arrive at an accurate diagnosis...
May 18, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490479/cystic-adventitial-disease-of-the-common-femoral-vein
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Emma Howard, Ruth Benson, Christopher Day, Brian Gwynn
We present the case of a 46-year-old commercial pilot with a history of unilateral leg swelling following a flight to Geneva. Although initial clinical examination suggested a deep vein thrombosis, the swelling only partially resolved with anticoagulation and further imaging suggested the presence of adventitial cystic disease (ACD). The patient underwent initial anticoagulation to allow any thrombus to be lysed, followed by excision of the ACD from the venous wall and venous reconstruction. Following the excision of the ACD, providing the patient remains asymptomatic and further imaging finds normal venous anatomy, we hope the patient will discontinue anticoagulation and return to flying...
May 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479436/a-synovial-cyst-originating-from-the-hip-joint-as-a-rare-cause-of-recurrent-femoral-vein-thrombosis-case-report-and-literature-review
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Michael Keese, Firouza Dahi, Edelgard Lindhoff-Last
Thrombosis of the femoral vein may be caused by external obstruction. A 48-year-old female patient presented with leg swelling and a history of recurrent femoral venous thrombosis caused by a ganglion originating from the left hip joint. A CT-guided puncture had also been performed, which was followed by rapid refilling of the cyst. Thereafter, femoral vein was decompressed and the ganglion was resected. Pathology confirmed a synovial cyst. After an uneventful stay the patient was discharged on oral anticoagulation...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474976/iliac-artery-reconstruction-with-the-superficial-femoral-vein-after-major-oncologic-resection
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Leopoldo Fernández-Alonso, Sebastian Fernández-Alonso, Esther Martínez Aguilar
The large size of some retroperitoneal tumors and the complex anatomy of the retroperitoneal structures often require en bloc resection of contiguous organs and, sometimes, resection of critical vascular structures. Vascular reconstructive techniques allow reconstruction of major vascular structures, and autologous vein grafting is the preferred option. Although great saphenous vein can be used in select cases, other options must be explored in cases of caliber mismatch between saphenous vein and native vessel...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467221/audit-of-skin-changes-present-in-referrals-to-a-specialist-lymphoedema-service
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Marie Todd, Margaret Key, Margaret Rice, Michelle Salmon
An audit of 100 new patients attending a specialist lymphoedema clinic revealed 52% presented with chronic oedema. More than half (58%) of the chronic oedema group presented with skin changes whereas 14% of those with lipoedema, 4% with lymphoedema of the arm, and 8% with lymphoedema of the leg developed skin changes. None of the primary lymphoedema group developed skin changes. Chronic venous disease (CVD) was significantly more prevalent in the chronic oedema group. More patients with bilateral chronic oedema suffered from cellulitis (41%) compared to unilateral (27%)...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465848/extensive-intracardiac-and-deep-venous-thromboses-in-a-young-woman-with-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-and-may-thurner-syndrome
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Yekaterina Kim, Daniel C Choi, Ali N Zaidi
A 38-year-old woman with a history of recurrent deep venous thromboses (DVTs) on chronic anticoagulation presented with acute left leg swelling. The patient was diagnosed with an acute left lower extremity (LLE) DVT in the setting of May-Thurner syndrome for which treatment with unfractionated heparin was started. Her hospital course was complicated by a new diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), with an incidental discovery of a large tricuspid valve mobile mass on a transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465773/treatment-patterns-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-varicose-veins
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Rajiv Mallick, Aditya Raju, Chelsey Campbell, Rashad Carlton, David Wright, Kimberly Boswell, Michael Eaddy
BACKGROUND: Approximately 24% of adults in the United States have visible varicose veins, and an estimated 6% have evidence of advanced chronic venous disease. The majority of individuals with varicose veins seek treatment because of symptoms, such as aching, throbbing, fatigue, pruritus, ankle swelling, and tenderness, rather than cosmetic reasons. Furthermore, varicose veins are a manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency, which can progress to leg pain, leg edema, chronic skin changes, and nonhealing ulcers...
November 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453410/does-lymphedema-severity-affect-quality-of-life-simple-question-challenging-answers
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Teresa S Lee, Carol M Morris, Sharon A Czerniec, Andrea J Mangion
PURPOSE: Lymphedema can have a negative impact on the function and quality of life (QOL) of patients, but most studies have examined lymphedema as a binary variable, rather than a multidimensional disease that ranges in severity. This study explored the potential impact of lymphedema severity on function and overall QOL. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of the 54 lymphedema patients recruited, 40 reported their most severe swelling to be in a limb. These participants underwent bioimpedance measurement (L-Dex(®)) and completed either the disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and hand (DASH) questionnaire or the lower extremity functional scale (LEFS)...
April 28, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453349/chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-of-the-hand-case-report-and-literature-review
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C Liam Dwyer, Maximillian C Soong, N George Kasparyan
BACKGROUND: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is characterized by activity-induced pain, swelling, and decreased muscle function due to increased pressure and decreased circulation within a confined muscle compartment. Although well-known to occur in the leg, involvement of the hand has rarely been reported in the literature. METHODS: We present a 44 year old male with CECS involving bilateral thenar and hypothenar compartments. Symptoms were reproduced on exam by driving screws into wood with a screwdriver...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443941/knowledge-attitudes-and-perceptions-regarding-lymphatic-filariasis-study-on-systematic-noncompliance-with-mass-drug-administration
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Silvia Cabral, Cristine Bonfim, Rosalira Oliveira, Paula Oliveira, Terezinha Guimarães, Eduardo Brandão, Ana Maria Aguiar-Santos, Zulma Medeiros
The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiological characteristics, antigenic profile, perceptions, attitudes and practices of individuals who have been systematically non-compliant in mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns targeting lymphatic filariasis, in the municipality of Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil. A pretested questionnaire was used to obtain information on socioenvironmental demographics, perceptions of lymphatic filariasis and MDA, and reasons for systematic noncompliance with treatment...
April 20, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417845/you-re-the-flight-surgeon
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Chumbley EM. You're the flight surgeon: a case of bilateral leg pain and swelling in a loadmaster. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017; 88(5):511-515.
May 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409546/clinical-correlation-with-failure-of-endovenous-therapy-for-leg-swelling
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Ahmad Alsheekh, Anil Hingorani, Natalie Marks, Yuriy Ostrozhynskyy, Enrico Ascher
Background The development and use of minimally invasive procedures provide improved options for the management of symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency. While many patients with iliac venous occlusive disease and superficial venous insufficiency improve with combined iliac venous stenting and correction of superficial venous reflux, some patients have symptoms which persist. The goal of this study was to identify clinical factors related to persistent symptoms in patients with leg swelling after treatment of both iliac vein stenting and thermal ablation...
June 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406907/painless-swelling-of-the-forefoot-and-recurrent-subcutaneous-abscesses-of-the-lower-leg-two-distinct-presentations-illustrating-the-spectrum-of-eumycetoma-in-a-nonendemic-country
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Adrian Schibli, Daniel Goldenberger, Andreas Krieg, Anna Hirschmann, Elisabeth Bruder, Michael Osthoff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402765/case-11-2017-a-61-year-old-woman-with-leg-swelling-back-pain-and-hydronephrosis
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Ephraim P Hochberg, Michael F Bierer, Karen M Winkfield, Yi-Bin Chen, Victorine V Muse, Abner Louissaint
Presentation of Case. Dr. Areej El-Jawahri (Hematology–Oncology): A 61-year-old woman was seen in the emergency department of this hospital because of leg swelling and back pain. The patient had been in her usual health until approximately 3 months before this presentation, when mild swelling of..
April 13, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400399/cardiotoxicity-with-itraconazole
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Vishesh Paul, Harsh Rawal
Itraconazole is a commonly used antifungal drug. In addition to commonly described adverse effects, there have been few reports of heart failure with its use. We present two cases that developed acute systolic heart failure with Itraconazole use. A man in his early 30s was admitted with worsening leg swelling and dyspnoea on exertion. He had been on Itraconazole for blastomyces skin ulcer. His ejection fraction (EF) was found to be 10%-15%. Another man in his 50s was admitted with similar symptoms; his EF was 40%-45%...
April 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398135/faecal-impaction-causing-bilateral-pelvic-venous-thrombosis
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Maxime Dewulf, Yves Blomme, Cedric Coucke
INTRODUCTION: We present a first description of faecal impaction (FI) causing occlusion of the pelvic venous system, resulting in a bilateral thrombosis of the external iliac vein. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our 76-year-old female patient was admitted with gradual swelling of both legs. Clinical evaluation revealed a painless abdominal distension and marked bilateral edema of the legs. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed gross dilatation of the colon and rectum, with FI...
April 11, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377911/distal-femoral-arteriovenous-fistula-with-iliac-vein-thrombosis-after-blunt-trauma
#20
Duk Sil Kim, Sung Wan Kim, Hyun Seok Lee, Kyung Hwan Byun, Michael SungPil Choe
A 39-year-old woman arrived at our emergency department, complaining of severe pain and swelling of her left leg. She had slipped down stairs and injured on her left leg about 3 months ago. Computed tomography angiography showed left distal superficial femoral artery's pseudoaneurysm with arteriovenous fistula and thrombotic occlusion of left common iliac vein. We decided to do endovascular intervention due to severe venous hypertension and chronic inflammation around the fistula. The femoral arteriovenous fistula was closed via stent-graft (7 mm×5, 9 mm×5 cm) deployment...
March 2017: Vascular Specialist International
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