Phlebolymphology N°103 – Editorial

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Dear Readers,

In this new issue of Phlebolymphology you will find the articles as below:

As venous and lymphatic systems are inseparable “dual” outflow systems with mutually complimentary function, failure of one system to compensate for underperformance in the other results in phlebolymphedema. B. Lee (USA) provides an overview on phlebolymphedema, explaining the pathophysiology behind it, its classification, how it’s diagnosed, and how it can be managed.

In acute and chronic venous diseases and in lymphedema, basic treatment options include compression treatment with medical compression stockings (MCS), compression bandages (CB), or intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC). E. Rabe et al. (Germany) summarizes the results of an international expert consensus paper reviewing recent literature on reported risks and recommended contraindications for elastic compression treatment.

Next, N. Baekgaard et al. (Denmark) describes venous anatomy and hemodynamic characteristics for venous return in the upper limbs, including main differences in comparison with venous drainage in the lower limbs.

Finally, I. Suchkov et al. (Russia) presents a literature review and an analysis of the published data on the efficacy and safety of venoactive drugs (VADs) and also discusses the aspects of timing and duration of a course of VAD treatment in accordance with the clinical class of chronic venous disease and the use of VADs in combination with surgical treatment or sclerotherapy.

Enjoy reading this issue!
Editorial Manager
Dr H. Pelin Yaltirik