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  • mmHg at the ankle
  • In order to treat venous leg ulcers, it is recommended to use high pressure compression (30-40 mmHg at the ankle). (hindawi.com)
  • MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The haemodynamic parameters: amount of reflux (VFI), ejection fraction (EF) of the calf muscle pump after one tiptoe exercise, residual volume fraction (RVF) after 10 tiptoes and venous volume (VV) were determined for each patient with and without the three strengths of stocking (7, 10, 14 mmHg at the ankle) using air-plethysmography. (biomedsearch.com)
  • venous insufficiency
  • Wearing compression stockings may be a simple low-tech way to improve obstructive sleep apnea in patients with chronic venous insufficiency, according to French researchers. (prohealth.com)
  • We found that in patients with chronic venous insufficiency, compression stockings reduced daytime fluid accumulation in the legs, which in turn reduced the amount of fluid flowing into the neck at night, thereby reducing the number of apneas and hypopnea by more than a third," says lead researcher Stefania Redolfi, MD, at the University of Brescia in Italy. (prohealth.com)
  • We hypothesized that the fluid accumulation that occurs in the legs of people with chronic venous insufficiency would be reduced by wearing compression stockings, and that the reduction in the fluid would also reduce the shift of that fluid to the neck during the night," says Dr. Redolfi. (prohealth.com)
  • Patients
  • By compressing the blood vessels, compression stockings help treat varicose and spider veins and avoid their reoccurrence as well as help patients enjoy better cosmetic results with fewer problems. (makemeheal.com)
  • Finding a more effective means of treating OSA, therefore, is a high priority, and Dr. Redolfi and colleagues sought to determine whether a simple intervention like wearing compression stockings might be effective in some OSA patients. (prohealth.com)
  • Twelve patients were randomly assigned to one week of wearing the compression stockings or to a one-week control period without compression stockings. (prohealth.com)
  • Reuters Health) - - Even though many patients with blood clots in their veins are told to wear compression stockings for two years to prevent complications like pain and swelling, a new study suggests they may get the same results in half the time. (reuters.com)
  • All of the patients in the study wore compression stockings for six months to treat what's known as deep vein thrombosis, which is when clots develop in a major vein, usually in the lower leg or thigh. (reuters.com)
  • Another 437 patients could stop wearing stockings sooner, often within just six months, based on doctors' assessments of their risk of complications. (reuters.com)
  • Overall, 28 percent of the people assigned to wear compression stockings for two years developed post-thrombotic syndrome, as did 29 percent of the patients in the group that could halt treatment sooner. (reuters.com)
  • This is positive for patients because this means that only those who need compression for longer duration will prolong therapy," ten Cate-Hoek said by email. (reuters.com)
  • The study wasn't designed to test whether compression stockings might work better than other interventions, and it's not clear why more patients died in the individualized therapy group, the authors note. (reuters.com)
  • This is very important for patients, because wearing compression stockings - which is unpractical, cumbersome and expensive - can be restricted to around 40 percent of patients needing this prolonged therapy," Huisman, who wasn't involved in the study, said by email. (reuters.com)
  • Graduated compression stockings can effectively prevent VTE in hospitalized patients by applying different pressure to the leg. (wikipedia.org)
  • The meta-analysis of general surgical patients revealed that graduated compression stockings decreased their risk of developing VTE by 68% compared to placebo. (wikipedia.org)
  • They concluded that graduated compression stockings are effective in deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis in post-surgical patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • While this is the suspected cause of the syndrome, the left iliac vein is frequently seen to be compressed in asymptomatic patients, and considered an anatomic variant- a 50% luminal compression of the left iliac vein occurs in a quarter of healthy individuals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Calf
  • DESIGN: The amount of reflux and function of the calf muscle pump were evaluated before and after the application of lightweight graduated compression stockings using air-plethysmography. (biomedsearch.com)
  • periods
  • Each subject underwent polysomnography and overnight changes in leg fluid volume and neck circumference were measured at baseline and at the end of the compression stockings and control periods. (prohealth.com)
  • It would be very interesting to see whether the wearing of the stockings over longer periods would have an even greater effect. (prohealth.com)
  • circulation
  • Compression stockings also help to reduce leg swelling, which can result from poor circulation or other health conditions that affect your lymphatic system. (veindirectory.org)
  • Various sock constructions are available, including cotton blend with stretch tops, non-cotton with antimicrobial properties, compression type, and plain non-binding to allow circulation to flow more freely. (wikipedia.org)
  • chronic
  • Compression becomes clinically significant only if it causes appreciable hemodynamic changes in venous flow or venous pressure, or if it leads to acute or chronic DVT. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to compression, the vein develops intraluminal fibrous spurs from the effects of the chronic pulsatile compressive force from the artery. (wikipedia.org)
  • pressure
  • Compression stockings which are not operator dependant could be the best option because of their pressure control. (hindawi.com)
  • In order not to lose pressure, it is important to take into account the friction index when superimposing two stockings. (hindawi.com)
  • The use of compression stockings seems to be the best option because of the pressure control it allows for and it is not operator dependant. (hindawi.com)
  • Concerning the pressure under 2 stockings on top of each other, Cornu-Thenard et al. (hindawi.com)
  • 6 ] showed that the in-vitro pressure, in such conditions, is equal to the sum of the pressures that each stocking induces separately. (hindawi.com)
  • 7 ], the pressure under 2 stockings on top of each other is slightly inferior to the sum of the pressures that each stocking induces separately. (hindawi.com)
  • specific
  • The specific problem is compression of the left common iliac vein by the overlying right common iliac artery. (wikipedia.org)
  • SKINS currently sell over 160 different compression products including specific ranges for golf, cycling, triathlon and snow sports. (wikipedia.org)
  • include
  • Neurologic causes of lameness include: Cervical vertebral stenotic myopathy (Wobbler disease): compression of the spinal cord in the cervical (neck) region results in lameness, ataxia, and change in gait, especially in the hind legs, and neck stiffness or pain. (wikipedia.org)