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Pelvic varicose veins research tops most cited list

by – February 12, 2018

Pelvic varicose veins can be the cause of:

  • pelvic congestion syndrome
  • chronic pelvic pain
  • varicose veins of the vagina and vulva
  • haemorrhoids
  • leg varicose veins.

The Whiteley Clinic has been specialising in the investigation and treatment of pelvic varicose veins since 2000. Not surprisingly, research from The Whiteley Clinic is increasingly quoted by other doctors who are researching how to treat pelvic varicose veins.

Pelvic congestion and pelvic varicose veins research from The Whiteley Clinic tops most cited articles in Phlebology 12 Feb 2018

Pelvic congestion and pelvic varicose veins research from The Whiteley Clinic tops most cited articles in Phlebology 12 Feb 2018

When a research paper is quoted by a nether research paper, it is said to be “cited”. The more a paper is cited, the more influential it is in the scientific world.

Phlebology is a well-known peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to venous disease. Through the Phlebology website, new papers in venous disease can be viewed before they appear in the journal. Also, papers that have appeared previously can be accessed.

As part of the website, phlebology also announces the latest articles, the most read articles and the most cited articles.

Today, both the most cited article and the third most cited article were from The Whiteley Clinic.

The most cited article was our research showing that transvaginal duplex ultrasound scanning appears to be the gold standard way of diagnosing pelvic venous reflux (Click here ). Many doctors use MRI, CT or even venography. However, these do not show venous reflux in real time and usually have the patient lying flat – which is not much use looking for varicose veins.

The Whiteley Clinic uses the Holdstock Protocol, developed by Judy Holdstock (chief vascular technologist) and her team at The Whiteley Clinic. The research paper shows that when the diagnosis is compared with the outcomes after treatment, transvaginal duplex ultrasound scanning using the Holdstock Protocol appears to be the optimal way of diagnosing pelvic venous reflux.

The third most cited article looks at the long-term results of the treatment for pelvic vein reflux. In 2000, patients coming to The Whiteley Clinic with pelvic vein reflux underwent coil embolisation. At the time, very few people in the world were performing this technique.

We have published our results over the last decade, and this particular paper shows the long-term results of the treatment. It is the first research paper to show long-term results.

Research into pelvic varicose veins and leg varicose veins

The Whiteley Clinic has been at the forefront of understanding and treatment of pelvic varicose veins and leg varicose veins since Mark Whiteley and Judy Holdstock performed the first endovenous surgery in the UK in March 1999.

Being top and third in the citation index today shows how well research from The Whiteley Clinic is being accepted internationally by doctors researching and treating pelvic varicose veins and leg varicose veins.

FREE Pelvic Congestion Syndrome online screeninghttps://thewhiteleyclinic.co.uk/self-assessment/pelvic-congestion-screening/

Phlebology website: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/phl

 

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