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  • 15
    May

    New Pharmaceutical Drug Therapy for Lymphedema ?

      Researchers from Stanford University have discovered a novel pathway for pharmaceutical drug intervention for patients with lymphedema and lymphatic ... Read more
  • 14
    May

    New Oral Anticoagulants (NOAC)

      New oral anticoagulants (NOAC)   This is a little summary of some of the new oral anticoagulants which have replaced warfarin. The summary points are from an article in Canadian Family Medicine, volume 60 (11): pages ... Read more
  • 13
    May

    Treatment patterns for varicose veins and outcomes

      Xcenda Healthcare has published its data in 144,098 patients in their database with varicose veins.   The study is published in American Health Drug Benefits, November 2016.   In a retrospective analysis, they have shown ... Read more
  • 26
    Apr

    Medicare and Medicaid Services for Varicose Veins and Venous Disorders

        The authors of this study state, as is well known to vein specialists, that "there are a number of proven interventions to treat varicose veins and to improve patients' life quality, but these interventions are often ... Read more
  • 24
    Apr

    Foam Sclerotherapy with Ligation for Varicose Veins - The Beijing Experience

      EDITING IN PROGRESS (4-24-2017 @ 706 AM EST)    Beijing, China   This reasearch is from the following institutions in Beijing China.    Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical ... Read more
  • 22
    Apr

    Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate (STS) : A Review of Clinical Uses

      Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate (STS) : A Review of Clinical Uses   An article published by Jenkinson HA, Wilmas KM, Silapunt S from the Department of Dermatology, University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston, ... Read more
  • 17
    Apr

    What causes varicose veins ? A new research study investigates ...

        What is the pathophysiology of varicose veins? What causes varicose veins?    A new study published in th Journal of Vascular Surgery Venous and Lymphatic Disorderse 2017 May;5(3):460-467 looked into this topic by ... Read more
  • 15
    Apr

    Endvenous laser ablation for patients with healed and active venous stasis ulcers

        Stockholm, Sweden   Researchers at the Department of Vascular Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden have published a research article entitled "Mid-term outcome of endovenous ... Read more
  • 11
    Apr

    Postpartum varicose veins treated with Pycnogenol (TM) or compression stockings

        This is an interesting study looking at a 12 month follow-up for patients with postpartum varicose veins that were treated with either Pycnogenol supplements or compression stockings.    A recent study, published ... Read more
  • 10
    Apr

    VeinsVeinsVeins.com is on Facebook

        The Vein Treatment Center and VeinsVeinsVeins.com has an active Facebook Page.    The Vein Treatment Center and VeinsVeinsVeins.com has a new office in Orchard Park, NY.   The brand new office with state of the art ... Read more
  • 10
    Apr

    Sail Valve Self Expanding Valve System for Deep Veins Tested in an Animal Model

        Boersma D, Vink A,  Moll FL,  de Borst G have published an article evaluating a vein valve system for deep veins.  The article was published in the Journal of Endovascular Therapy.; 2017 ... Read more
  • 09
    Apr

    Endovenous ablation compared to sclerotherapy and vein stripping: A randomized controlled study

      An extended 5 year follow up of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) was published by researchers at The Danish Vein Centers and Surgical Center Roskilde, Naestved, Denmark.   Lawaetz M, Serup J, Lawaetz B, Bjoern ... Read more
  • 08
    Apr

    Is There Evidence That Runners Can Benefit From Wearing Compression Clothing?

        Researchers from Sweden and Germany have published an article regarding the use of compression garments among runners and whether or not there is evidence to support their utility.     Engel FA, Holmberg ... Read more
  • 07
    Apr

    Cutaneous changes during pregnancy

        I have only summarized the non-infectious cutaneous changes during pregnancy from the following study which was published in the Journal of Epidemiologic Global Health, published March 2017;  7(1): pages 63-70. The authors ... Read more
  • 06
    Apr

    Japanese Study: Incidence of venous thromboembolism and bleeding complications in orthopedic surgery

        Orthopedic surgery of the lower extremity including total knee arthroplasty (TKA), total hip arthroplasty (THA), and hip fracture surgery (HFS) are widely considered to carry a high risk of developing deep venous thrombosis ... Read more
  • 06
    Apr

    Inflammatory biomarkers in chronic venous insufficiency

        Mosmiller LT, Steele KN, Shrader CD, and Petrone AB from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV have published a paer called Evaluation of nflammatory biomarkers in chronic venous insufficiency in the ... Read more
  • 05
    Apr

    New International Guidelines for the Treatment of Varicose Veins

      The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence released new guidelines in 2013 recommending that endovenous thermal ablation (laser or radiofrequency) and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy should be offered before ... Read more
  • 05
    Apr

    New International Guidelines for the Treatment of Varicose Veins

        N Kemp has published an article called A synopsis of current internation guidelines for the treatment of varicose veins in the  Aust Fam Physician. 2017;46(4):229-233.     The author states that the UK ... Read more
  • 04
    Apr

    Incidence and risk factors for postpartum venous thromboembolism

        A gropu of researchers have looked at the incidence of postpartum venous thromboembolism along with risk factors.     PJ Galambosi and colleagues published the manuscript in Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2017 Mar ... Read more
  • 03
    Apr

    Varicosities of the vulva

      Augusta, Georgia     Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia have published a review article manuscript  about vulvar varicosities in Dermatologic Surgery 43(3):351-356, Mar ... Read more
  • 02
    Apr

    Catheter Directed Thrombolysis for Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis- Cochrane Database Review

      Williamsville, NY    CDT Catheter Directed Thrombolysis for Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis has been popularized lately as a means to dissolve clots and to potentially reduce the late sequelae including post thrombotic syndrome ... Read more
  • 02
    Apr

    Ontario Canada Analysis Shows 40% Cost Savings for Endovenous Laser Procedure Versus Vein Stripping

      Ontario, Canada     An evidence based analysis for endovenous laser ablation versus traditional vein stripping in the province of Ontario, Canada shows a 40% cost saving in favor of endovenous laser therapy.     The ... Read more
  • 01
    Apr

    Youtube as a source of information for patients with varicose veins

        YouTube as a source of patient information for varicose vein treatment options. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 238-243   The authors, lead by MY Trevor have ... Read more
  • 01
    Apr

    PhlebologyExam.com is an online resource for vein specialists certifying for the ABVLM credential

        Orchard Park, NY     PhlebologyExam.com is an online resource for vein specialists certifying for the ABVLM credential.      PhlebologyExam.com was developed by Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian MD FACS RVT RPVI ... Read more
  • 01
    Apr

    Prophylactic Great Saphenous Vein Ablation Before Elective Hip or Knee Arthroplasty

      Naples, Italy     Authors from the University of Naples, Italy have pubslished an interesting artice regarding the usefulness of performing prophylactic ablation of the great saphenous vein or prophylactic stripping of the great ... Read more
  • 31
    Mar

    Ulcers in obesity related chronic venous insufficiency

      Williamsville, NY Vein Treatment Center and www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com   Summary of published research regarding the role of obesity in developing venous stasis ulcers in patients with venous insufficiency.   The article was ... Read more
  • 31
    Mar

    Isolated Superficial Vein Thrombosis and Future Risk of Venous Thromboembolism

      Montpellier, France     What is the risk of deep vein thrombosis and venous thromboembolism after an episode of isolated superficial vein thrombosis?      This is a question which has needed an answer and ... Read more
  • 30
    Mar

    Terminal Interruption of the Reflux Source (TIRS)

      The author of this report discusses the inherent challenges of treating chronic venous ulcers.   RG Bush describes a technique which he coins as terminal interruption of the reflux source (TIRS) which targets the terminal source of ... Read more
  • 30
    Mar

    Non Saphenous Sources of Venous Reflux

      Stony Brook, NY   Labropoulos has published an article delineating the patterns and types of nonsaphenous venous reflux disease.    The article is published in Phlebology.    The authors report that in 10% of ... Read more
  • 29
    Mar

    Risk Factors Related to Lower Limb Edema, Compression, and Physical Activity During Pregnancy

      Los Angeles, California   A study published in Lymphatic Research Biology March 27, 2017 resports an analysis of risk factors related to lower lim edema, compression and physical activity during pregnancy.    Study authors ... Read more
  • 29
    Mar

    Omega Vein Cream is available at VenaSmart.com and www.KareSkin.com

      Orchard Park, NY (www.VenaSmart.com) and Beverly Hills, CA (www.KareSkin.com)      Plato's Medicinals has reintroduced a great product which they have manufactured for > 5 years: Omega Vein Cream.   Omega Vein ... Read more
  • 28
    Mar

    Recanalization Rates After Endovenous Ablation with GLUE

      Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, South Wing, 14th Floor K Block, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Electronic address: ... Read more
  • 27
    Mar

    VenaSmart Stockings are available at the Vein Treatment Center

      VenaSmart compression stockings are durable, comfortable and affordable. Since many insurances, including Medicare and IHA are no longer paying for 20-30 mm Hg compression stockings, we have decided to carry a line of compression stockings ... Read more
  • 26
    Mar

    The Rotterdam Study was finally published - Dermatologic Screening of an Adult Population

      The Rotterdam Study was published. The title of the published study Dermatological screening of an elderly population says it all. The study was published in Dermatology Online Journal 2016 Sep 15;22(9). In regards to patients with ... Read more
  • 06
    Aug

    New Video - Superficial Venous Reflux Disease by Dr Karamanoukian

        A new Video about superficial venous reflux disease by Dr Hratch Karamanoukian of the Vein Treatment Center and www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com   Click here to view video ... Read more
  • 30
    Jan

    Hratch L Karamanoukian's credentials in diagnostic imaging and ultrasound

      Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian's credentials:   Dr Hratch Karamanoukian is the Medical Director of the Vein Treatment Center and VeinsVeinsVeins.com. He is Board Certified in general surgery (ABS), thoracic surgery (ABTS) and is a Diplomate ... Read more
  • 30
    Jan

    Venous Insufficiency Treatment with Laser - Williamsville, NY

      The Vein Treatment Center and VeinsVeinsVeins.com will soon open its new office in Orchard Park, NY.   The brand new office with state of the art technologies to treat varicose veins, spider veins, venous insufficiency will open in ... Read more
  • 30
    Jan

    VNUS Closure, EVLT (endovenous laser therapy) and ClariVein at the Vein Treatment Center

      At the Vein Treatment Center, we use laser technology (EVLT and EVLA), radiofrequency technology (VNUS Closure and Veneft) and mechanochemical technology (ClariVein) to treat venous insufficiency.    The Vein Treatment Center and ... Read more
  • 30
    Jan

    Vein Treatment Center Office in Orchard Park, NY

      The Vein Treatment Center and VeinsVeinsVeins.com will soon open its new office in Orchard Park, NY.   The brand new office with state of the art technologies to treat varicose veins, spider veins, venous insufficiency will open in ... Read more
  • 16
    Aug

    VNUS Closure and EVLT for venous reflux and insufficiency

    VNUS Closure and EVLT in Armenia, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Nigeria, South Africa, England, UK, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Monaco, Serbia, Bosnia, Greece, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Chile, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, New ... Read more
  • 06
    Aug

    Video about microphlebectomy by Dr Hratch Karamanoukian

    Video showing microphlebectomy by Dr Karamanoukian of www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com Click here to Watch the video clip ... Read more
  • 05
    Aug

    New Video About Venous Stasis Ulcer by Dr Karamanoukian and www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com

    A new video about venous stasis ulcers by Dr Hratch Karamanoukian of www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si8rR93U04Y # # # For more information about varicose veins, spider veins, venous ... Read more
  • 04
    Aug

    Foam Sclerotherapy Video for Venous Stasis Ulcer

    A New Video about sclerotherapy to help heal a venous stasis ulcer - by Dr Hratch Karamanoukian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTLyG9PqyIU&feature=related   # # # For more information about varicose ... Read more
  • 03
    Aug

    Perforator Venous Reflux Disease Video - cockett's perforator vein

    Cockett's perforator venous reflux disease as demonstrated by venous doppler study and ultrasound imaging - by Dr Karamanoukian of www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poZroy8cj74&feature=related # # ... Read more
  • 17
    Dec

    Are Your Kids Giving You Heart Disease ?

    Are your kids giving you heart disease? A study published in the journal Circulation asked this fascinating question: does the number of children you have increase your risk for heart disease? Researchers Lawlor et al studied 4286 women and ... Read more
  • 16
    Dec

    Lycopene and Cancer

    An article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 1999 looked at the epidemiologic data regarding the intake of tomato based products and the risks of developing various forms of cancer. The researchers at the Department of Medicine, ... Read more
  • 15
    Dec

    The Heart and Circulatory System

    The Yale University School of Medicine Heart Book has a nice chapter about the heart and circulatory system. Although the book has some outdated features and sections (published in 1994), it has a very nice chapter regarding cardiac ... Read more
  • 14
    Dec

    Rosehip and Lycopene

    What is Lycopene? Lycopene is an unsaturated carotenoid that imparts red color to tomatoes, guava, watermelon and pink grapefruit. It is an antioxidant that neutralizes the negative effects of free radicals in the body which are injurious ... Read more
  • 14
    Dec

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Heart Risk

    Obstructive sleep apnea is a common cause of daytime sleepiness, yet 80% of the people who have it don’t even know it! Could you be one of them? What is obstructive sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) refers to recurrent ... Read more