Index of Articles of Excellence

André P,  Hartwell D, Hrachovinová I, Saffaripour S, Wagner DD. Pro-coagulant state resulting from high levels of soluble P-selectin in blood. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A  2000;97:13835-40. PMID: 11095738Beebe-Dimmer JL, Pfeifer JR, Engle JS, Schottenfeld D. The Epidemiology of Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Varicose Veins. Ann Epidemiol 2005;15:175-84.  PMID: 15723761

Bradbury A,  Evans C, Allan P, Lee A, Ruckley V, Fowkes FG. What are the symptoms of varicose veins? Edinburgh vein study cross sectional population survey. BMJ 1999;318:353-6. PMID: 9933194.

Bradbury A,  Evans CJ, Allan P, Lee AJ, Ruckley CV, Fowkes FG. The relationship between  lower limb symptoms and superficial and deep venous reflux on duplex ultrasonography: The Edinburgh Vein Study. J Vasc Surg 2000;32:921-31. PMID: 11054224

Browse NL. The diagnosis and management of primary lymphedema. J Vasc Surg 1986;3:181-4. PMID: 3510325

Burnand KG, Whimster I, Naidoo A, Browse NL. Pericapillary fibrin in the ulcer-bearing skin of the leg: the cause of lipodermatosclerosis and venous ulceration. BMJ (Clin Res Ed) 1982;16;285:1071-2. PMID: 6812751

Cardinal M, Eisenbud DE, Phillips T, Harding K. Early healing rates and wound area measurements are reliable predictors of later complete wound closure. Wound Repair Regen 2008;16:19-22. PMID: 18211575

Carpentier PH,  Maricq HR, Biro C, Ponçot-Makinen CO, Franco A. Prevalence, risk factors, and clinical patterns of chronic venous disorders of lower limbs: a population-based study in France. J Vasc Surg 2004;40:650-9. PMID: 15472591

Carpentier PH,  Poulain C, Fabry R, Chleir F, Guias B, Bettarel-Binon C; Venous Working     Group of the Société Française de Médecine Vasculaire. Ascribing leg symptoms to chronic venous disorders: the construction of a diagnostic score. J Vasc Surg     2007;46:991-6. PMID: 17980285

Christopoulos D, Nicolaides AN, Szendro G. Venous reflux: Quantitation and correlation with the clinical severity of chronic venous disease. Br J Surg 1988;75:352-6. PMID: 3359149

Comerota AJ, The ATTRACT Trial: Rationale for early intervention for iliofemoral DVT. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovas Ther 2009; 21(4): 221-4. Epub 2010 Jan 3. PMID: 20047905

Comerota AJ, Throm RC, Mathias SD, Haughton S, Mewissen M. Catheter-directed thrombolysis for iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis improves health-related quality of life. J Vasc Surg 2000;32:130-7. PMID: 10876214

Cornu-Thenard A, Boivin P, Baud JM, De Vincenzi I, Carpentier PH. Importance of the  familial factor in varicose disease. Clinical study of 134 families. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1994;20:318-26. PMID: 8176043

Corriere MA, Suave KJ, Ayerdi J, Craven BL, Stafford JM, Geary RL, Edwards MS: Vena cava filters and inferior vena cava thrombosis.  J Vasc Surg 2007;45:789-94. PMID: 17398389

Criqui MH, Denenberg JO, Bergan J, Langer RD, Fronek A. Risk factors for chronic venous disease: The San Diego Population Study.  J Vasc Surg 2007;46:331-7. PMID: 17600666

Delis KT, Bjarnason H, Wenneberg PW, Rooke TW, Gloviczki P. Successful iliac vein and inferior vena cava stenting ameliorates venous claudication and improves venous outflow, calf muscle pump function and clinical status in post-thrombotic syndrome. Ann Surg 2007;245:130-9. PMID: 17197976

Delis KT, Bountouroglou D, Mansfield AO. Venous claudication in iliofemoral thrombosis: long-term effects on venous hemodynamics, clinical status, and quality of life. Ann Surg 2004;239:118-26. PMID: 14685109

Eklöf B, Rutherford RB, Bergan JJ, Carpentier PH, Gloviczki P, Kistner RL, Meissner     MH, Moneta GL, Myers K, Padberg FT, Perrin M, Ruckley CV, Smith PC,  Wakefield TW; American Venous Forum International Ad Hoc Committee for Revision of the CEAP Classification. Revision of the CEAP classification for chronic venous disorders: consensus statement. J Vasc Surg 2004;40:1248-52. PMID: 15622385

Enden T, Klyw  NE, Sandvik L, Slagsvold CE, Ghanima W, Hafsahl G et al. Catheter-directed thrombolysis vs. anticoagulant therapy alone in deep vein thrombosis: results of an open randomized, controlled trial reporting on short-term patency. J Thromb Haemostasis 2009;7:1268-75. PMID: 19422443

Esmon CT. Inflammation and thrombosis. J Thromb Haemost 2003;1:1343-8. PMID: 12871267

Gemmati D, Federici F, Catozzi L, Gianesini S, Tacconi G, Scapoli GL, Zamboni P. DNA-array of gene variants in venous leg ulcers: detection of prognostic indicators. J Vasc Surg 2009;50:1444-51. PMID: 19958990

Gemmati D, Tognazzo S, Catozzi L, Federici F, De Palma M, Gianesini S, Scapoli GL, De Mattei M, Liboni A, Zamboni P. Influence of gene polymorphisms in ulcer healing process after superficial venous surgery. J Vasc Surg 2006;44:554-62. PMID: 16950433

Gloviczki P, Calcagno D, Schirger A, Pairolero PC, Cherry KJ, Hallett JW, Wahner HW. Noninvasive evaluation of the swollen extremity: Experiences with 190 lymphoscintigraphic examinations. J Vasc Surg 1989; 9:683-90.  PMID: 2724456

Gloviczki P, Fisher J, Hollier LH, Pairolero PC, Schirger A, Wahner HW. Microsurgical lymphovenous anastomosis for treatment of lymphedema: a critical review. J Vasc Surg 1988;7:647-52. PMID: 3367429

Greenfield LJ, Michna BA. Twelve-year clinical experience with the Greenfield vena caval filter. Surgery 1988;104:706-12. PMID: 3175867

Hanrahan LM, Araki CT, Fisher JB et al. Evaluation of the perforating veins of the lower extremity using high resolution duplex imaging. J Cardiovasc Surg 1991;32:87-97. PMID: 2010459

Hasan A, Murata H, Falabella A, Ochoa S, Zhou L, Badiavas E, Falanga V. Dermal fibroblasts from venous ulcers are unresponsive to the action of transforming growth factor-beta 1. J Dermatol Sci 1997;16:59-66. PMID: 9438909

Heit JA, Rooke TW, Silverstein MD, Mohr DN, Lohse CM, Petterson TM, O'Fallon WM, Melton LJ: Trends in the incidence of venous stasis syndrome and venous ulcer: A  25-year population-based study.  J Vasc Surg 2001;33:1022-7. PMID: 11331844

Henke PK, Pearce CG, Moaveni DM, Moore AJ, Lynch EM, Longo C, Varma M, Dewyer NA, Deatrick KB, Upchurch GR Jr, Wakefield TW, Hogaboam C, Kunkel SL. Targeted deletion of CCR2 impairs deep vein thrombosis resolution in a mouse model. J Immunol 2006;177:3388-97. PMID: 16920980

Henke PK, Varma MR, Moaveni DK, Dewyer NA, Moore AJ, Lynch EM, Longo C, Deatrick CB, Kunkel SL, Upchurch GR Jr, Wakefield TW. Fibrotic injury after experimental deep vein thrombosis is determined by the mechanism of thrombogenesis. Thromb Haemost 2007;98:1045-55. PMID: 18000610

Herouy Y, May AE, Pornschlegel G, Stetter C, Grenz H, Preissner KT, Schöpf E, Norgauer J, Vanscheidt W. Lipodermatosclerosis is characterized by elevated expression and activation of matrix metalloproteinases: implications for venous ulcer formation. J Invest     Dermatol 1998;111:822-7. PMID: 9804345

Hrachovinová I, Cambien B, Hafezi-Moghadam A, Kappelmayer J, Camphausen RT, Widom A,  Xia L, Kazazian HH Jr, Schaub RG, McEver RP, Wagner DD. Interaction of P-selectin and PSGL-1 generates microparticles that correct hemostasis in a mouse model of hemophilia A. Nat Med 2003;9:1020-5. PMID: 12858167

Humphries J, Gossage JA, Modarai B, Burnand KG, Sisson TH, Murdoch C, Smith A. Monocyte urokinase-type plasminogen activator up-regulation reduces thrombus size in a model of venous thrombosis. J Vasc Surg 2009;50:1127-34. PMID: 19703758

Ibegbuna V, Delis KT, Nicolaides AN. Haemodynamic and clinical impact of superficial, deep and perforator vein incompetence. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2006;31:535-41. PMID: 16387516

Jost CJ, Gloviczki P, Cherry KJ, McKusick MA, Harmsen WA, Jenkins GD, Bower TC. Surgical reconstruction of iliofemoral veins and the inferior vena cava for nonmalignant occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg 2001;33:320-8. PMID: 11174784

Kahn SR, Partsch H, Vedantham S, Prandoni P, Kearon C; Subcommittee on Control of Anticoagulation of the Scientific and Standardization Committee of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Definition of post-thrombotic syndrome of the leg for use in clinical investigations: a recommendation for standardization. J Thromb Haemost 2009;7:879-83. PMID: 19175497

Kahn SR, Shrier I, Julian JA, Ducruet T, Arsenault L, Miron MJ, Roussin A, Desmarais S, Joyal F, Kassis J, Solymoss S, Desjardins L, Lamping DL, Johri M, Ginsberg JS. Determinants and time course of the postthrombotic syndrome after acute deep venous thrombosis. Ann Intern Med 2008;149:698-707. PMID: 19017588

Kakkos SK, Rivera MA, Matsagas MI, Lazarides MK, Robless P, Belcaro G, Geroulakos G. Validation of the new venous severity scoring system in varicose vein surgery. J Vasc Surg 2003;38:224-8. PMID: 12891101

Labropoulos N, Borge M, Pierce K, Pappas PJ. Criteria for defining significant central vein stenosis with duplex ultrasound. J Vasc Surg 2007;46:101-7. PMID: 17540535

Labropoulos N, Patel PJ, Tiongson JE, Pryor L, Leon LR Jr, Tassioloulos AK. Patterns of venous reflux and obstruction in patients with skin damage due to chronic venous disease. Vasc Endovasc Surg 2007;41:33-40. PMID: 17277241

Lim CS, Davies AH. Pathogenesis of primary varicose veins. Br J Surg 2009;96:1231-42. PMID: 19847861

Lohr JM, James KV, Deshmukh RM, Hasselfeld KA. Alistair B. Karmody Award. Calf vein thrombi are not a benign finding. Am J Surg 1995;170:86-90. PMID 7631940

Mattos MA,  Londrey GL, Leutz DW, Hodgson KJ, Ramsey DE, Barkmeier LD, Stauffer ES, Spadone DP, Sumner DS. Color-flow duplex scanning for the surveillance and diagnosis of acute deep venous thrombosis. J Vasc Surg 1992;15:366-75. PMID: 1735897

Maurins U, Hoffman BH, Lösch C, Jöckel KH, Rabe E, Pannier F. Distribution and prevalence of reflux in the superficial and deep venous system in the general population - results from the Bonn Vein Study, Germany. J Vasc Surg 2008;48:680-7. PMID:     18586443

McLafferty RB, Lohr JM, Caprini JA, Passman MA, Padberg FT, Rooke TW, Bush RL, Zakaria  AA, Flinn WR, Eklof BG, Dalsing MC, Markwell SJ, Wakefield TW. Results of  the National Pilot Screening Program for Venous Disease by the American Venous Forum. J Vasc Surg 2007;45:142-8. PMID: 17210399

Meissner MH, Caps MT, Zierler BK, Polissar N, Bergelin RO, Manzo RA, Strandness DE Jr. Determinants of chronic venous disease after acute deep venous thrombosis. J Vasc Surg 1998;28:826-33. PMID: 9808849

Meissner MH, Manzo RA, Bergelin RO, Markel A, Strandness DE Jr. Deep venous insufficiency: the relationship between lysis and subsequent reflux. J Vasc Surg 1993;18:596-605. PMID: 8411467

Meissner MH, Natiello C, Nicholls SC. Performance characteristics of the venous severity score. J Vasc Surg 2002;36:889-95. PMID: 12422097

Mewissen MW, Seabrook GR, Meissner MH, Cynamon J, Labropoulos N, Haughton SH. Catheter-directed thrombolysis for lower extremity deep venous thrombosis: report of a national multicenter registry. Radiology 1999;211:39-49. PMID: 10189452

Modarai B, Burnand KG, Sawyer B, Smith A. Endothelial progenitor cells are recruited into resolving venous thrombi. Circulation     2005;111:2645-53. PMID: 15883207

Moffatt CJ, Edwards L, Collier M, Treadwell T, Miller M, Shafer L, Sibbald G, Brassard A, McIntosh A, Reyzelman A, Price P, Kraus SM, Walters SA, Harding K. A     randomised controlled 8-week crossover clinical evaluation of the 3M Coban 2 Layer Compression System versus Profore to evaluate the product performance in patients with venous leg ulcers. Int Wound J 2008;5:267-79. PMID: 18494632

Myers DD, Hawley AE, Farris DM, Wrobleski SK, Thanaporn P, Schaub RG, Wagner DD, Kumar A, Wakefield TW. P-selectin and leukocyte microparticles are associated with venous thrombogenesis. J Vasc Surg 2003;38:1075-89. PMID: 14603220

Neglén P, Hollis KC, Olivier J, Raju S. Stenting of the venous outflow in chronic venous disease: Long-term stent-related outcome, clinical, and hemodynamic result. J Vasc Surg 2007;46:979-90. PMID: 17980284

Neglén P, Tackett P, Raju S. Venous stenting across the inguinal ligament. J Vasc Surg 2008;48:1255-61. PMID: 18771877

O'Meara S, Cullum NA, Nelson EA. Compression for venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009;(1):CD000265. PMID: 19160178

Ono T, Bergan JJ, Schmid-Schönbein GW, Takase S. Monocyte infiltration into venous valves. J Vasc Surg 1998;27:158-66. PMID: 9474094

Pappas PJ, DeFouw DO, Venezio LM, Gorti R, Padberg FT Jr, Silva MB Jr, Goldberg MC, Durán WN, Hobson RW 2nd. Morphometric assessment of the dermal microcirculation in patients with chronic venous insufficiency. J Vasc Surg 1997;26:784-95. PMID: 9372816

Pappas PJ, You R, Rameshwar P, Gorti R, DeFouw DO, Phillips CK, Padberg FT Jr, Silva MB Jr, Simonian GT, Hobson RW 2nd, Durán WN. Dermal tissue fibrosis in patients with chronic venous insufficiency is associated with increased transforming growth factor-beta1 gene expression and protein production. J Vasc Surg 1999;30(6):1129-45. PMID: 10587400

Participants in the Vena Caval Filter Consensus Conference: Recommended reporting standards for vena caval filter placement and patient follow-up. J Vasc Surg 1999; 30:573-9. PMID: 10477662

Partsch B, Partsch H. Calf compression pressure required to achieve venous closure from supine to standing positions. J Vasc Surg 2005;42:734-8. PMID: 16242562

Passman MA, Dattilo JB, Guzman RJ, Naslund TC: Bedside placement of inferior vena cava filters by using transabdominal duplex ultrasonography and intravascular ultrasound imaging.  J Vasc Surg 2005;42:1027-32. PMID: 16275468

Perrin M, Dedieu F, Jessent V, Blanc MP. Evaluation of the new severity scoring system in chronic venous disease of the lower     limbs: an observational study conducted by French angiologists. Phlebolymphology 2006;13:6-16

Prandoni P,  Lensing AW, Cogo A, Cuppini S, Villalta S, Carta M, Cattelan AM, Polistena P, Bernardi E, Prins MH. University Hospital of Padua, Italy. The long-term clinical course of acute deep venous thrombosis. Ann Intern Med 1996;125:1-7. PMID:     8644983

Prandoni P, Lensing AW, Prins MH, Frulla M, Marchiori A, Bernardi E, Tormene D, Mosena L, Pagnan A, Girolami A. Below-knee elastic compression stockings to prevent the post-thrombotic syndrome: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med 2004;141:249-56. PMID: 15313740

Prandoni P, Prins MH, Lensing AW, Ghirarduzzi A, Ageno W, Imberti D, Scannapieco G,     Ambrosio GB, Pesavento R, Cuppini S, Quintavalla R, Agnelli G; AESOPUS  Investigators. Residual thrombosis on ultrasonography to guide the duration of anticoagulation in patients with deep venous thrombosis: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2009;150:577-85. PMID: 19414836

Raffetto JD, Gram CH, Overman KC, Menzoian JO. Mitogen-activated protein kinase p38 pathway in venous ulcer fibroblasts. Vasc     Endovascular Surg 2008;42:367-74. PMID: 18583302

Raffetto JD,  Khalil RA. Mechanisms of varicose vein formation: valve dysfunction and wall dilation. Phlebology 2008;23:85-98. PMID: 18453484

Raffetto JD,  Qiao X, Koledova VV, Khalil RA. Prolonged increases in vein wall tension  increase matrix metalloproteinases and decrease constriction in rat vena cava: Potential implications in varicose veins. J Vasc Surg 2008;48:447-56. PMID: 18502086

Raffetto JD. Dermal pathology, cellular biology, and inflammation in chronic venous disease. Thromb Res 2009;123 Suppl 4:S66-71. PMID: 19303508

Rao AS, Konig G, Leers SA, Cho J, Rhee RY, Makaroun MS, Chaer RA. Pharmacomechanical thrombectomy for iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis: An alternative in patients with contraindications to thrombolysis. J Vasc Surg 2009;50:1092-8. PMID: 19782528

Ricci MA, Emmerich J, Callas PW, Rosendaal FR, Stanley AC, Naud S, Vossen C, Bovill EG. Evaluating chronic venous disease with a new venous severity scoring system. J Vasc Surg 2003;38:909-15. PMID: 14603193

Rogers FB, Shackford SR, Wilson J, Ricci MA, Morris CS: Prophylactic vena cava filter insertion in severely injured trauma patients: Indications and preliminary results. J Trauma 1993;  35:637-42. PMID: 8411290

Ruckley CV, Evans CJ, Allan PL, Lee AJ, Fowkes FG. Chronic venous insufficiency and  duplex correlations. The Edinburgh Vein Study of venous disorders in the general population. J Vasc Surg 2002;36:520-5. PMID: 12218976

Rutherford RB, Padberg FT, Comerota AJ, Kistner RL, Meissner MH, Moneta GL. Venous severity scoring: an adjunct to venous outcome assessment. J Vasc Surg 2003;31:1307-12. PMID: 10842165

Sansilvestri-Morel P, Rupin A, Badier-Commander C, Kern P, Fabiani JN, Verbeuren TJ, Vanhoutte PM. Imbalance in the synthesis of collagen type I and collagen type III in smooth muscle cells derived from human varicose veins. J Vasc Res 2001;38:560-8. PMID: 11740155

Singh I, Burnand KG, Collins M, Luttun A, Collen D, Boelhouwer B, Smith A. Failure of thrombus to resolve in urokinase-type plasminogen activator gene-knockout mice: rescue by normal bone marrow-derived cells. Circulation 2003;107:869-75. PMID:     12591758

Tognazzo S, Gemmati D, Palazzo A, Catozzi L, Carandina S, Legnaro A, Tacconi G, Scapoli GL, Zamboni P. Prognostic role of factor XIII gene variants in nonhealing venous leg ulcers. J Vasc Surg 2006;44:815-9. PMID: 16945500

Vanscheidt W, Ukat A, Partsch H. Dose-response of compression therapy for chronic venous edema--higher pressures are associated with greater volume reduction: two randomized clinical studies. J Vasc Surg 2009;49:395-402. PMID: 19216960

Wakefield TW, Myers DD, Henke PK. Mechanisms of venous thrombosis and resolution.  Venous thromboembolism is a significant     health care problem in the US. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2008;28:387-91. PMID: 18296594

Wakefield TW, Strieter RM, Wilke CA, Kadell AM, Wrobleski SK, Burdick MD, Schmidt R, Kunkel SL, Greenfield LJ. Venous thrombosis-associated inflammation and attenuation with neutralizing antibodies to cytokines and adhesion molecules. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 1995;15:258-68. PMID: 7749835

Zamboni P, Scapoli G, Lanzara V, Izzo M, Fortini P, Legnaro R, Palazzo A, Tognazzo S, Gemmati D. Serum iron and matrix metalloproteinase-9 variations in limbs affected by chronic venous disease and venous leg ulcers. Dermatol Surg 2005;31:644-9. PMID: 15996413

Zamboni P, Tognazzo S, Izzo M, Pancaldi F, Scapoli GL, Liboni A, Gemmati D. Hemochromatosis C282Y gene mutation increases the risk of venous leg ulceration. J Vasc Surg 2005;42:309-14. PMID: 16102632