Cardiology

Residual vein obstruction down with compression after DVT

(HealthDay)—The likelihood of residual vein obstruction (RVO) is reduced with immediate compression after diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in Blood.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Compression + early ablation tied to faster leg ulcer healing

(HealthDay)—Early endovenous ablation of superficial venous reflux results in faster healing of venous leg ulcers and more time free from ulcers, compared with deferring endovenous ablation until after ulcer healing, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trial finds aspirin does not speed leg ulcer healing

Suggestions that aspirin may help treat venous leg ulcers have been rebutted by University of Auckland research, leaving the sufferers with compression therapy, a treatment known since the 17th Century.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Aspirin to improve leg ulcers

Researchers are looking at whether aspirin can improve the healing rates of leg ulcers in older adults.

Medical research

Ultrasound patch heals venous ulcers in human trial

In a small clinical study, researchers administered a new method for treating chronic wounds using a novel ultrasound applicator that can be worn like a band-aid. The applicator delivers low-frequency, low-intensity ultrasound ...

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