chronic venous stasis

chronic venous stasis

impaired venous drainage of familial presentation, affecting 1% of the adult population; caused by repeated venous thrombosis, failure of venous pump mechanisms and/or valvular incompetence in association with varicosed veins (Box 1)
Box 1: Clinical features of chronic venous stasis of the lower limb
  • Pain (a ‘bursting’ sensation) on standing, relieved by elevation

  • Pitting oedema, gradually becoming woody oedema, in association with chronic inflammation

  • Cyanosis

  • Lipodermatosclerosis (chronic tissue fibrosis) and formation of ‘inverted champagne bottle leg’

  • Reduced ankle joint movement

  • Atrophie blanche (pre-ulcer sites)

  • Telangiectasia (dilated capillaries)

  • Varicosed (dilated and tortuous superficial) veins

  • Ulceration (lower one-third of leg)

  • Lichenification and skin scaling

  • Dermatitis/varicose eczema

  • Haemosiderosis

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Santilli and his associates at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, used the system to treat 17 inpatients with a total of 31 chronic venous stasis ulcers that had been present for more than 4 years.
Additionally, our partner in Europe, Sigma-Tau Group, is planning to conduct a Phase II study in Italy this year to evaluate TB4 for the treatment for chronic venous stasis ulcers.
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Silverstein had previous experience utilizing OrCel in clinical trials for the treatment of donor sites in burn patients and chronic venous stasis ulcers, and had been pleased with these results.
Silverstein has previous experience utilizing CCS in clinical trials for the treatment of donor sites in burn patients and chronic venous stasis ulcers, and has been pleased with these results.

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