Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Microfoams the best treatment for varicose ulcers

16.09.2004


According to a research, sclerosants in microfoam are the treatment of choice for ulcers of varicose origin. The study brings together the results of more than ten years of monitoring 116 patients affected by varicose ulcers being treated in Granada, Pamplona and Madrid. On comparing these with data from other novel therapies, it was shown that sclerotherapy with microfoam provided a more rapid and permanent healing with less complications.



Ulcers on the legs are chronic lesions that can be very painful and crippling for patients, and which are thus frequently reflected in medical certificates for inability to work. Of these ulcers, those with a varicose origin are the most frequent, reaching 80% of the total. The rest are of arterial and neurological origin. One of the clinical treatments for varicose ulcers of the leg is the compression bandage together with the use of new poultices, which favour healing but, on not dealing with the underlying cause, the problem resurfaces with time.

Varicose ulcers have their origin in venous hypertension, the result of varices or venous insufficiency in the patient. Treatment of this high blood pressure used to be dealt with surgically, either with open surgery - which is aggressive -, or by means of subfascial endoscopic surgery which, although a newer technique, has certain limitations such as, for example, access to the veins of the ankles, where 30% of ulcers occur. The microfoam offers the advantage of treating the venous hypertension in a less intrusive form, and so is the ideal therapeutic alternative for varicose ulcers.


Procedure

Sclerotherapy is the classical treatment traditionally using liquid agents large-sized, given toxicity and dosage problems. At the beginning of the nineties, Dr. Juan Cabrera developed the microfoam as a sclerosing agent. Using a very small quantity and in low concentration, an efficacious volume of microfoam is achieved that can treat the larger veins. This has enabled its application in the treatment of chronic varicose veins.

The sclerosant treatment starts with locating the affected veins by means of imaging techniques. Then a puncture of the vein is carried out, guided by eco-doppler, and a catheter is inserted in order to inject the microfoam. The technique does not require the patient to be anaesthetised or even prone. Once the application is finished, an elastic bandage is applied and the patient may return home. In this way, his or her normal, everyday activity remains uninterrupted and days of work through sickness are significantly reduced. Moreover, we have shown that the first session of the treatment radically reduces the pain and the patient can lead a normal life.

Garazi Andonegi | alfa
Further information:
http://www.basqueresearch.com

More articles from Health and Medicine:

nachricht Biofilm discovery suggests new way to prevent dangerous infections
23.05.2017 | University of Texas at Austin

nachricht Another reason to exercise: Burning bone fat -- a key to better bone health
19.05.2017 | University of North Carolina Health Care

All articles from Health and Medicine >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: A quantum walk of photons

Physicists from the University of Würzburg are capable of generating identical looking single light particles at the push of a button. Two new studies now demonstrate the potential this method holds.

The quantum computer has fuelled the imagination of scientists for decades: It is based on fundamentally different phenomena than a conventional computer....

Im Focus: Turmoil in sluggish electrons’ existence

An international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behaviour of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy.

We can refer to electrons in non-conducting materials as ‘sluggish’. Typically, they remain fixed in a location, deep inside an atomic composite. It is hence...

Im Focus: Wafer-thin Magnetic Materials Developed for Future Quantum Technologies

Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic centers arrange themselves on a gold surface to form a checkerboard pattern. Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel and the Paul Scherrer Institute published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.

Ferrimagnets are composed of two centers which are magnetized at different strengths and point in opposing directions. Two-dimensional, quasi-flat ferrimagnets...

Im Focus: World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world

Nano-hologram paves way for integration of 3-D holography into everyday electronics

An Australian-Chinese research team has created the world's thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday...

Im Focus: Using graphene to create quantum bits

In the race to produce a quantum computer, a number of projects are seeking a way to create quantum bits -- or qubits -- that are stable, meaning they are not much affected by changes in their environment. This normally needs highly nonlinear non-dissipative elements capable of functioning at very low temperatures.

In pursuit of this goal, researchers at EPFL's Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements LPQM (STI/SB), have investigated a nonlinear graphene-based...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Marine Conservation: IASS Contributes to UN Ocean Conference in New York on 5-9 June

24.05.2017 | Event News

AWK Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium 2017: Internet of Production for Agile Enterprises

23.05.2017 | Event News

Dortmund MST Conference presents Individualized Healthcare Solutions with micro and nanotechnology

22.05.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Physicists discover mechanism behind granular capillary effect

24.05.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Measured for the first time: Direction of light waves changed by quantum effect

24.05.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Marine Conservation: IASS Contributes to UN Ocean Conference in New York on 5-9 June

24.05.2017 | Event News

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>