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Understanding Venous Reflux the Cause of Varicose Veins and Venous Leg Ulcers (College of Phlebology) [Paperback]

Mark S. Whiteley , Graham Smith
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26 Sep 2011 College of Phlebology
Almost 1 in 2 people suffer from problems with leg veins - so if you don't have them then someone close to you will. Venous reflux (the major cause of leg vein problems) can cause tired or aching legs, swollen or itchy ankles. Many people suffering from venous reflux are unaware of the problem, until they develop unsightly varicose veins, thread veins, venous eczema or venous leg ulcers. Many doctors and nurses are not aware of the new information available and still treat their patients inappropriately with creams, bandages or support stockings. "Understanding Venous Reflux - the cause of varicose veins and leg ulcers" has been written by Mark Whiteley, an internationally renowned vein expert. With clear explanations, illustrated by over 50 easy-to-follow diagrams, this book makes the understanding of venous reflux - the underlying cause of varicose veins and most venous problems (such as thread veins, venous leg ulcers, venous eczema, discoloured ankles, etc.) - accessible to most readers, helping them decide on what treatment they should seek. For medical and nursing students, as well as all doctors, nurses and other health care workers who deal with legs and leg vein problems, this is an essential text.

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  • Paperback: 94 pages
  • Publisher: Whiteley publishing ltd; 1st edition (26 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908586001
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908586001
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 763,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Whiteley MS FRCS(Gen) is a recognised world expert in varicose veins and venous disease in the legs. Mark is a consultant vascular surgeon who trained at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London (1981-1986) and who was a lecturer in vascular surgery at Oxford University (1995-1998).

Dissatisfied with how varicose veins, venous leg ulcers and other venous diseases were treated, Mark set up The Whiteley Clinic in 2001 - a specialist vein unit to research venous disease and treat patients with varicose veins, venous leg ulcers and other vein problems.

Mark performed the first endovenous varicose vein operation in the UK in March 1999 which started the current endovenous revolution. As an inventor, researcher and teacher, Mark is now putting his knowledge and experience into books - the first being published in 2011.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Understanding venous reflux 1 Aug 2012
Im a Tissue Viabilty nurse and was recommended this book by a vascular consultant at a conference in Manchester. I've been teaching district nurses and care home staff how to assess & manage venous leg ulcers for over 15 years. Part of the course includes pathophysiology of venous disease being a great believer in treat the cause not the symptom. That's been blown out of the water by the revelations in this book. It's easy and concise to read with good systematic approach to understanding venous reflux. "venous hypertension" becoming an obsolete term is initially difficult to assimilate, but the clarity of the text and research appears irrefutable. Although judging from the book there are still those out there who prefer to do just that. Chapeter 7 &8 are the clinchers and worthy of careful analysis . The preceding chapters lead you in with simple explanation of the venous system and how it functions. Good use of simple diagrams support and consolidate the text. Some of the myths associated with venous hypertension are also refuted. Male vs female incidence obesity & pregnancy are disputed aswell as other established so called facts precipitating venous disease. I would recommend this book as does the author if you're any way involved in dealing with patients with venous ulcers both to correctly inform your patients and support staff in the assessment and management of venous leg ulcers. "once a leg ulcer patient always a leg ulcer patient" but not it would appear with venous hypertension but with venous reflux
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb new text on the block. 10 July 2014
By Kenneth U. Ekechukwu - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent, concise, and easy to read. Bold and truthful in debunking misleading, confusing time-honored traditions and concepts. A firm foundation for understanding the basics of venous disease of the lower limbs and a reliable intro of the problem for the beginner and the dogmatic old horse. May benefit from some grammatical editing to remove distracting errors.
4.0 out of 5 stars A patient's perspective 8 April 2014
By Dirk Price - Published on Amazon.com
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It gave me invaluable insights into vein operation and potential problems. The author was clearly trying hard to be helpful, and for me he was. The writing style was friendly and explanations were mostly easy to follow. As others have commented, the copyediting was poor. Some of the typos were obvious, others not so. FIG 1 shows a circulatory system with two right atrium and two right ventricle. If that was intended, it's not something I understand. Without typing errors I would give this book five stars, as it is I can only give it four . . . but it was still worth what I paid for it.
5.0 out of 5 stars simple and well written 22 Jan 2014
By muhammad salim - Published on Amazon.com
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Book is easy to read. Concepts are explained in a simple yet concise way. I recommend this book to anyone who needs a good start in understanding venous reflux
4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview 14 July 2012
By KF - Published on Amazon.com
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My only real complaint would be bad editing. Very good review of venous disease for someone getting into the study.
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless 18 Aug 2014
By carlos mario garcidueñas briceño - Published on Amazon.com
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Very simplistic approach to venous insufficiency, just a compilation of personal anecdotes without scientific information, useless
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