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The Compression Bulletin

The Compression Bulletin is a bi-annual magazine published by SIGVARIS GROUP. It provides a selection of reviews or summaries of the latest scientific publications in the field of phlebology, lymphology and compression therapy. It is edited by two world-renowned experts in phlebology: Prof. H. Partsch and Prof. E. Rabe.

The Compression Bulletins are published in English and German. 

The Compression Bulletin is a free publication. To register and receive the Compression Bulletin twice a year by email, simply enter your email address in the registration section.

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Risks and Contraindications of Medical Compression Treatment – A Critical Reappraisal.

An International Consensus Statement.

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  • Better wearing comfort of knee-length elastic compression stockings with an interface pressure of 18–21 mmHg compared to 23–32 mmHg in elderly people after a one day trial – Influence on foot deformities, rheumatism and arthritis. 
  • High tolerance of progressive elastic compression in peripheral arterial disease.
  • Effect of lower leg compression during caesarean section on post-spinal hypotension and neonatal hemodynamic parameters: nonrandomized controlled clinical trial.

 

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  • Adjustable compression wrap devices are cheaper and more effective than inelastic bandages for venous leg ulcer healing. A Multicentric Italian Randomized Clinical Experience
  • Importance of adequate pressure in compression therapy. Basis for successful treatment
  • Round-knit or flat-knit compression garments for maintenance therapy of lymphedema of the leg? – Review of the literature and technical data
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  • Validation of a gravitational model to study local endogenous biomarkers in chronic venous insufficiency
  • Graduated compression stockings for prevention of deep vein thrombosis
  • Comparison of 15–20 mmHg versus 20–30 mmHg compression stockings in reducing occupational oedema in standing and seated healthy individuals
  • Treatment protocol on stasis edema in poorly mobile nursing home patients
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  • One versus two years of elastic compression stockings for prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome (OCTAVIA study): randomised controlled trial
  • Individualised versus standard duration of elastic compression therapy for prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome (IDEAL DVT): a multicentre, randomised, single-blind, allocation-concealed, non-inferiority trial
  • Clinical and economic impact of compression in the acute phase of deep vein thrombosis
  • Compression therapy for prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome
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  • Control of lower extremity edema in patients with diabetes: double blind randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of mild compression diabetic socks
  • Effects of compression stockings on elevation of leg lymph pumping pressure and improvement of quality of life in healthy female volunteers: A randomized controlled trial
  • Compression use in the era of endovenous interventions and wound care centres
  • Acceptance, compliance and effects of compression stockings on venous functional symptoms and quality of life of Italian pregnant women
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Medical Compression Stockings in Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
 
Consensus Group: Eberhard Rabe, Hugo Partsch, Juerg Hafner, Christopher Lattimer, Giovanni Mosti, Martino Neumann, Tomasz Urbanek, Monika Hübner, Sylvain Gaillard, Patrick Carpentier
 
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  • Eliciting patients’ preferences for elastic compression stocking therapy after deep vein thrombosis: potential for improving compliance
  • Compression therapy – current practice of care: level of knowledge in patients with venous leg ulcers
  • Impact of compression stockings vs continuous positive airway pressure on overnight fluid shift and obstructive sleep apnea among patients on dialysis
  • A randomized crossover trial on the effect of compression stockings on nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy
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  • Hemodynamic performance of low strength below knee graduated elastic compression stockings in health, venous disease, and lymphedema
  • Venous leg symptoms in healthy subjects assessed during prolonged standing
  • The effects of short-term use of compression stockings on health related quality of life in patients with chronic venous insufficiency
  • A compression kit of a stocking and three superimposed leggings is easy to don and dose adjustable
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  • Booster study: Comparative evaluation of a new concept of elastic stockings in mild venous insufficiency
  • A randomized double-blind trial of upward progressive versus degressive compressive stockings in patients with moderate to severe chronic venous insufficiency
  • Compression stockings with a negative pressure gradient have a more pronounced effect on venous pumping function than graduated elastic compression stockings
  • Interface pressure and venous drainage of two compression stocking types in healthy volunteers and in patients with hemodynamic disturbances of the legs
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  • Editor’s choice – Management of chronic venous disease: Clinical practice guidelines of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS)
  • Compression therapy: Scientific background and practical applications
  • A study of leg edema in immobile patients
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  • Compression stockings in the management of fractures of the ankle. A randomized controlled trial
  • Randomised controlled trial comparing European standard class 1 to class 2 compression stockings for ulcer recurrence and patient compliance
  • Donning devices (foot slips and frames) enable elderly people with severe chronic venous insufficiency to put on compression stocking
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  • Graduated compression stockings to treat acute leg pain associated with proximal DVT. A randomized controlled trial
  • Prospective 12-year follow-up study of clinical and hemodynamic sequelae after deep vein thrombosis in low-risk patients (Zurich Study)
  • Efficacy of a short course of complex lymphedema therapy or graduated compression stocking therapy in the treatment of post-thrombotic syndrome
  • Clinical and cost-effectiveness of compression hosiery versus compression bandages in the treatment of venous leg ulcers (Venous leg Ulcer Study IV, VenUS IV): a randomized controlled trial
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  • Post-thrombotic syndrome 3 years after deep vein thrombosis in the thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in out-patients (TULIPA) PLUS Registry
  • Randomized trial of effect of compression stockings in patients with symptomatic proximal vein thrombosis
  • Below-knee elastic compression stockings to prevent the post-thrombotic syndrome
  • Compression stockings to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome: a rando-mized placebo-controlled trial
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  • Chronic venous disease progression and modification of predisposing factors
  • Compression stockings after endovenous laser ablation of the great saphenous vein: a prospective randomized controlled trial
  • Compression stockings have a synergistic effect with walking in the late afternoon to reduce edema of the lower limbs
  • Development of combined two-piece elastic stockings
  • Effectiveness of intermittent pneumatic compression in reduction of risk of deep vein thrombosis in patients who have had a stroke (CLOTS 3): a multicenter randomized controlled trial
  • Compression stockings significantly improve hemodynamic performance in post-thrombotic syndrome irrespective of class or length
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  • Randomised controlled trial comparing European standard class 1 to class 2 compression stockings for ulcer recurrence and patient compliance
  • Efficacy and comfort of medical compression stockings with low and moderate pressure six weeks after vein surgery
  • Variability of interface pressure produced by ready-to-wear compression stockings
  • Efficacy of gradual pressure-decline compression stockings in Asian pati-ents with lower leg varicose veins: analysis by general measurements and magnetic resonance image
  • Compression therapy in elderly and overweight patients
  • Foot-sparing postoperative compression bandage: a possible alternative to the traditional bandage
  • Thigh-length versus below-knee compression elastic stockings for preven-tion of the postthrombotic syndrome in patients with proximal-venous thrombosis: a randomized trial
  • Compression therapy in mixed ulcers increases venous output and arterial perfusion
  • Acceptability and practicability of elastic compression stockings in the elderly: a randomized controlled evaluation
  • Safety and efficacy of mild compression (18 – 25 mmHg) therapy in patients with diabetes and lower extremity edema
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  • Safety and efficacy of mild compression (18 – 25 mmHg) therapy in patients with diabetes and lower extremity edema
  • Therapy with compression stockings in Germany – results from the Bonn Vein Study
  • Unexpected venous diameter reduction by compression stocking of deep, but not of superficial veins. A case report.
  • Effect of multilayer high-compression bandaging on ankle range of motion and oxygen cost of walking
  • Use of custom-made stockings to control postoperative leg and foot edema following free tissue transfer and external fixation of fractures
  • Compression therapy for preventing recurrence of venous ulcers – Update of Cochrane Database
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  • Thigh-length versus below-knee compression elastic stockings for prevention of the postthrombotic syndrome in patients with proximal-venous thrombosis: a randomized trial
  • Compression hosiery for occupational leg symptoms and leg volume: a randomized crossover trial in a cohort of hairdressers
  • Using intermittent pneumatic compression therapy to improve quality of life for symptomatic patients with infrapopliteal diffuse peripheral obstructive disease
  • Compression stockings with a negative pressure gradient have a more pronounced effect on venous pumping function than graduated elasticcompression stockings
  • Randomized controlled trial comparing treatment outcome of two compression bandaging systems and standard care without compressionin patients with venous leg ulcers
  • Compression stockings with moderate pressure are able to reduce chronic leg oedema
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  • Thigh-length versus below-knee stockings for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis after stroke: a randomized trial
  • Compression versus sclerotherapy for patients with isolated refluxing reticular veins and telangiectasia: a randomized trial comparing quality - of- life outcomes
  • Prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing a new two-component compression system with inelastic multicomponent compression bandages in the treatment of leg lymphedema
  • Prospective randomized controlled trial to analyze the effects of intermittent pneumatic compression onedema following autologous femoropopliteal bypass surgery
  • Medical compression: effects on pulsatile leg blood flow
  • Compression therapy in mixed ulcers increases venous output and arterial perfusion
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  • Acceptability and practicability of elastic compression stockings in the elderly: a randomized controlled evaluation
  • Impact of compression therapy on local microcirculation and histomorphology in venous leg ulcer
  • Compression therapy following invasive treatment in Phlebology
  • Cardio -respiratory and metabolic responses to different levels of compression during submaximal exercise
  • Clinical trials needed to evaluate compression therapy in breast cancer related lymphoedema (BCRL). Proposals from an expert group.
  • The care of patients with varicose veins and associated chronic venous diseases: Clinical practice guidelinesof the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum
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  • Multicenter randomized trial comparing compression with MCS versus bandage after surgery for varicoseveins
  • Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy: Factors Associated with Outcomes and Complications
  • Individually tailored duration of elastic compression therapy in relation to incidence of the postthromboticsyndrome
  • Is low compression pressure able to improve venous pumping function in patients with venous insufficiency?
  • Thigh compression after great saphenous surgery is more effective with high pressure
  • Inelastic bandages maintain their hemodynamic effectiveness over time despite significant pressure loss
  • The impact of intermittent pneumatic compression devices on deep venous flow velocity in patients with congestive heart failure
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  • Ease of Application of Medical Compression Stocking Systems for the Treatment of Venous Ulcers
  • Compliance to Compression Therapy in Patients with Existing Venous Leg Ulcers. Results of a Cross-Sectional Study
  • Lower Limb Compression Garment improves Recovery from Exercise-induced Muscle Damage in Young, Active Females
  • Venous Leg Ulcers: Patient Concordance with Compression Therapy and its Impact on Healing and Preven-tion of Recurrence
  • Physiological Effects of Wearing Graduated Compression Stockings during Running
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  • Correlation between the static and dynamic stiffness indices of medical elastic compression stockings
  • Compression for venous leg ulcers
  • Randomized trial of medical compression stockings versus two - layer short - stretch bandaging in the management of venous leg ulcers
  • Inflammatory cytokine levels in chronic venous insufficiency ulcer tissue before and after compressiontherapy
  • A compression bandage improves local infiltration analgesia in total knee arthroplasty
  • Effectiveness of thigh- length graduated compression stockings to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosisafter stroke (CLOTS trial 1): a multicentre randomised controlled trial
  • Combined intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological prophylaxis for prevention of venous thrombo - embolism in high- risk patients
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  • Use of MCS in the general population – Data from the Bonn vein study
  • Compression after sclerotherapy for telangiectasias and reticular veins: A randomized controlled study
  • Compression therapy for occupational leg symptoms and chronic venous disorders – A meta analysis ofrandomised controlled trials
  • Leg symptoms of healthy people and their treatment with compression hosiery
  • Moderate strength MCS for the treatment of recalcitrant venous ulcers are not inferior to multilayer short-stretch bandages
  • The treatment of venous leg ulcers with a specifically designed compression stocking kit. Comparison withbandaging
  • Management of venous ulcers: A meta analysis of randomized studies comparing bandages with specifically designed stockings
  • Analysis of risk factors relevant to choose compression therapy for venous ulcers
  • Comparison of round with flat knitted medical compression stockings for the treatment of advanced stable lymphedema
  • Experiences by doctors and patients of MCS 20-36 mmHg in France
  • Biomechanics of MCS donning process
  • Key parameters of the putting on process: hydration, rubbing, friction, texture of the MCS(medical compression stocking)
  • How to improve compliance of compression therapy (20-36 mmHg):– How patients put on, wear and pull off their medical compression stockings (MCS)– Testing an innovative MCS
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  • The treatment of venous leg ulcers with a specifically designed compression stocking kit – Comparisonwith bandaging
  • Guidelines for diagnosis and therapy of venous ulcers (version 8-2008) – ICD10: 183.0 (without inflammation) and 183.2 (with inflammation)
  • Interface pressure and stiffness of various elastic stockings during posture changes and exercise.
  • Role of MRI in investigating the effects of elastic compression stockings on the deformation of the superficial and deep veins in the lower leg.
  • Compression stockings to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome: a role for anticoagulation clinics?
  • Inelastic compression increases venous ejection fraction more than elastic bandages in patients with superficial venous reflux
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  • Compression therapy for occupational leg symtoms and chronic venous disorders – a meta-analysis ofrandomised controlled trials
  • Guidelines for clinical studies with compression devices in patients with venous disorders
  • Indications for compression therapy in venous and lymphatic disease. Consensus based on experimental data and scientific evidence. Under the auspices of the UIP.
  • Effect of prolonged treatment with compression stockings to prevent post-thrombotic sequelae: A randomized controlled trial.
  • Variation in the dynamic stiffness index of different types of medical elastic compression stockings
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  • Prevalence and acceptance of therapy with medical compression stockings – Results from the BonnVein Study
  • Efficacy of elastic compression stockings used early of after resolution of the oedema onrecanalization after deep venous thrombosis: The COM.PRE Trial
  • Randomised clinical trial of the duration of compression therapy after varicose vein surgery
  • Simultaneous Changes of Leg Circumference and Interface Pressure under Different Compression Bandages
  • Prevention of recurrence of venous ulceration: randomized controlled trial of class 2 and class 3 elastic compression.
  • Superimposed elastic stockings: Pressure measurements
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  • Compression after sclerotherapy for teleangiectasias and reticular veins: A randomized controlled study
  • Prevention of recurrence of venous ulceration: randomized controlled trial of class 2 and class 3 elastic compression.
  • Compression with and without early ambulation in the prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome: a systematic review.
  • Compression therapy after varicose vein surgery: results of a French national inquiery
  • Compression bandages, influence of techniques of use on their clinical efficacy and tolerance
  • Interface pressure and stiffness of ready made compression stockings: Comparison of in vivo andin vitro measurements
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  • Healing venous ulcers with different modalities of leg compression – Unexpected findings of a pilot study
  • Effect of elastic compression stockings on oedema prevention in healthy controls evaluated by a three-dimensional measurement system.
  • Compression stockings reduce occupational leg swelling
  • Intermittent pneumatic compression of the foot and calf improves the outcome of catheter-directedthrombolysis using low-dose urokinase in patients with acute proximal venous thrombosis of the leg.
  • Guideline of the German Society of Phlebology: Medical Compression Stockings (MKS)
  • Superimposed Elastic Stockings: Pressure Measurements
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  • Compression stockings for preventing deep vein thrombosis in airline passengers
  • Effects of elastic stockings on quality of life of patients with chronicvenous insufficiency
  • Is compression bandaging accurate? The routine use of interface pressure measurements in compression bandagingof venous leg ulcers.
  • Venous haemodynamic effects of anti-thromboembolism stockings
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  • Graduated compression stockings as prophylaxis for flight-related venous thrombosis: systematic literature review
  • Measurement of Lower Leg Compression In Vivo:Recommendations for the Performance of Measurements of Interface Pressure and Stiffness
  • Comparison of surgery and compression with compressionalone in chronic venous ulceration (ESCHAR study): randomisedcontrolled trial.
  • The influence of superficial venous surgery and compression onincompetent calf perforators in chronic venous leg ulceration.
  • Randomized clinical trial of compression plus surgery versuscompression alone in chronic venous ulceration (ESCHARstudy) –haemodynamic and anatomical changes.
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  • Use of elastic compression stockings after deep venousthrombosis: a comparison of practices and perceptions ofthrombosis physicians and patients.
  • Use of Compression Stockings after Deep Vein Thrombosis in an International Survey – Results from a questionnaire (Kompressionsstrümpfe nach tiefer Beinvenenthrombose iminternationalen Vergleich – Ergebnisse einer Fragebogenumfrage)
  • Guideline intermittent pneumatic compression (Leitlinie Intermittierende pneumatische Kompression)
  • Immediate mobilisation in acute vein thrombosis reducespost-thrombotic syndrome.
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  • Below-knee elastic compression stockings to prevent the postthrombotic syndrome
  • The addition of manual lymph drainage to compression therapyfor breast cancer related lymphedema: a randomized controlledtrial
  • Compressive therapy after varicose vein surgery: results of aFrench national inquiry
  • Guideline of the German Society of Phlebology – Medical Compression Stockings
  • Influence of compression therapy on the paracellular barrier
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  • Evidence based compression therapy
  • Non-pharmaceutical measures for prevention of post-thromboticsyndrome (Cochrane Review)
  • Compression therapy for treating stage I and II (Widmer) post-thrombotic syndrome (Cochrane Review)
  • Conférence Internationale de Consensus sur la Compression(International Consensus Conference on Compresssion)
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  • Randomized clinical trial of three-layer paste andfour-layer bandages for venous leg ulcers.
  • Randomized clinical trial of varicose vein surgery with compressionversus compression alone for the treatment of venous ulceration
  • Multilayer compression: Comparison of four different four-layer-bandage systems applied to the leg
  • Combination of hydrocolloid dressing and medical compressionstocking versus Unna’s boot for the treatment of venous leg ulcers
  • Questionnaire on the use of compression stockings after deep vein thrombosis
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  • How to utilize compression after sclerotherapy
  • Comparative study of the effectiveness of class 1 compressionstockings on the symptomatology of early chronic venous disease
  • Therapy of acute deep vein thrombosis and prevention of the post-thrombotic syndrome.
  • Graduated compression stocking manages to prevent economyclass syndrome
  • Epidemiological study to investigate the prevalence and severityof chronic venous disorders in the urban and rural residentialpopulations.
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  • The Oedema – Protective Effect of Lycra Support Stockings
  • Does thigh compression improve venous haemodynamics in chronic venous insufficiency?
  • Compression Profiles of Antiembolic Stockings
  • Effect of Posture on the Pressure Exerted by Below-Knee Class IICompression Stockings on Normal Subjects
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  • Introducing controlled outpatient management of deep venous thrombosis: A feasibility study with 827 patients
  • Recurrence of chronic venous ulcers on the basis of clinical, etiologic, anatomic, and pathophysiologic criteria and air plethysmography
  • Effects of Compression Hosiery in Female Workers with a Standing Profession
  • Why insurers should reimburse for compression stockings in patients with chronic venous stasis
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  • Prevention and Treatment of Postphlebitic Syndrome.Results of a 3-Part-Study
    Medizinische Kompressionstherapie
  • Current approaches to venous ulcers and compression
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  • Akzeptanz verschiedener Therapieformen in der Phlebologie(Acceptance of different therapies in phlebology)
  • Post-Sclerotherapy Compression: Controlled Comparative Study ofDuration of Compression and its Effects on Clinical Outcome
  • Compression and walking versus bed rest in the treatment of proxi-mal deep venous thrombosis with low molecular weight heparin
  • Frequency and Prevention of Symptomless Deep-Vein Thrombosisin Long-Haul Flights: A Randomised Trial

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The SIGVARIS GROUP medical One Pagers are short summaries of recent scientific publications in the field of phlebology, lymphology, and compression therapy.

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