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Foam Sclerotherapy in Treatment of Varicose Veins: Results From Europe

Philip Coleridge Smith DM FRCS Reader in Surgery, UCL Medical School, The Middlesex Hospital, Mortimer Street, London, W1N 8AA, UK. The concept of foam sclerotherapy was originally introduced by Orbach in 1944 who described the use of a froth made by shaking a syringe of sclerosant with air.He found that this was 10% more effective …

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Varicose Vein Treatment Options: Stripping, Ligation, Phlebectomy, Endovenous Treatment (Thermal Or Chemical)

Trends in the treatment of venous disease have mirrored those of arterial pathology with the development and advancement of minimally invasive technologies. Patients with venous ulcerations or painful varicosities whose only option had previously been only traditional saphenous vein ligation and/or stripping or open perforator ligation can now be treated with a variety of endoluminal …

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Understanding Varicose Veins: Basics, Symptoms, Treatment, & Prevention

What Are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins usually announce themselves as bulging, bluish cords running just beneath the surface of your skin. They can appear anywhere in the body but most often affect legs and feet. Visible swollen and twisted veins — sometimes surrounded by patches of flooded capillaries known as spider-burst veins – are considered …

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Human Health Risks From Methyl Mercury In Fish

Introduction Recently a National Academy of Sciences expert panel has reviewed the human health risks from methyl mercury in fish. Specifically, they reviewed three epidemiological studies on children prenatally exposed to methyl mercury (MeHg) in seafood. One study is located in the Faeroe Islands in the North Atlantic on a population whose exposure to MeHg …

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