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FDA approves VenaSeal system for treatment of varicose veins- Covidien

The FDA has approved the VenaSeal closure system (VenaSeal system) from Covidien, to permanently treat varicose veins of the legs...

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Five year safety results from Closure Fast ablation catheter for Chronic Venous Insufficiency published in Brit. Journal of Surgery- Medtronic/Covidien

The ClosureFast endovenous radiofrequency ablation catheter from Medtronic plc is safe and effective for the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency...

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Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen is important for blood clot formation and breakdown. It is the first coagulant factor to be reduced to critical levels during massive trauma, cardiac surgery and postpartum haemorrhage that involve excessive bleeding. Persistent fibrinogen deficiency can lead to bleeding complications and an increased risk in mortality. This learning zone looks at both congenital and acquired fibrinogen deficiencies including indications and techniques for diagnosis, trigger level for treatment and treatment options.

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Varicose veins in the legs: The diagnosis and management of varicose veins

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing varicose veins in people aged 18 and over.

Added 6 years ago

Management of chronic venous leg ulcers

The guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the management of chronic venous leg ulcers including: assessment; treatment; prevention of recurrence; provision of care; and a checklist for provision of information.

Added 9 years ago

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Journal articles

Rivaroxaban vs Warfarin and Risk of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome among Patients with Venous Thromboembolism.

The effectiveness of rivaroxaban to reduce post-thrombotic syndrome in patients with venous thromboembolism is largely unknown. We compared rates of post-thrombotic syndrome in patients given rivaroxaban versus warfarin...

Added 2 years ago

Varicocele and male infertility.

The link between varicoceles and male infertility has been a matter of debate for more than half a century. Varicocele is considered the most common correctable cause of male infertility, but some men with varicoceles are able to father children...

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Obesity-induced lymphatic dysfunction is reversible with weight loss.

Although clinical and experimental studies have shown that obesity results in lymphatic dysfunction, it remains unknown whether these changes are permanent or reversible with weight loss.

Added 3 years ago

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Leg ulcers - red flag symptoms

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