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The Layman's Handbook of Venous Disorders

Adapted from the Handbook of Venous Disorders; Guidelines of the American Venous Forum, Third Edition (Hodder Arnold, London 2009), Editor: Dr. Peter Gloviczki, MD, Associate Editors: Dr. Michael C. Dalsing, MD, Dr. Bo G. Eklof, MD, Dr. Gregory L. Moneta, MD and Dr. Thomas W. Wakefield, MD.

An on-line book, The Layman's Handbook of Venous Disorders, designed to assist you with terms, treatment options, and answers to frequently asked questions about venous diseases.

The text of one of the most comprehensive textbooks on venous disorders has been adapted and rewritten in 20 chapters in Layman's terms for easy understanding. The Editors of the Web-based publication, Dr. Michael C. Dalsing and Dr. Gary W. Lemmon, had two goals in mind: increase awareness of venous disease and educate the American public and our patients with acute and chronic venous disorders.The publication provides essential information on the cause, presentation and up-to-date management of venous diseases. Considerable new data are available on prevention and treatment of blood clots, leg swelling, varicose veins and venous ulcers.

The chapters, designed specifically for the web, are concise, easy to read, provide clear images, and each includes a section for frequently asked questions. Scan the Index or enter a key word, such as "varicose," in the search box above to instantly find answers to your questions.

The illustrations were gratiously provided by Dr. Stephen Gale.


Index of chapters and authors

Chapter 1: Normal Venous Circulation

Chapter 2: Risk Factors for Venous Thrombosis

Chapter 3: Clotting Disorders

Chapter 4: Deep Venous Thrombosis Prevention

Chapter 5: Superficial Venous Thrombosis

Chapter 6: Clinical Presentation of Venous Thrombosis "Clots": Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus

Chapter 7: Medical treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus

Chapter 8: Surgical/Interventional Treatment of Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis

Chapter 9: Indications for Inferior Vena Cava Interruption

Chapter 10: Axillary/Subclavian Vein Thrombosis (clot) and its Treatment

Chapter 11: Physiology of Venous Insufficiency

Chapter 12: Chronic Venous Insufficiency Presentation

Chapter 13: Compression Therapy for Venous Disorders and Venous Ulceration

Chapter 14: Spider Veins/Telangiectasias Therapy

Chapter 15: Sclerotherapy for Venous Disease

Chapter 16: Surgical Therapy for Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chapter 17: Surgical Therapy for Deep Valve Incompetence

Chapter 18: Iliac and Vena Cava Obstructive Venous Disease Therapy

Chapter 19: Vascular Malformations

Chapter 20: Lymphedema Diagnosis and Therapy