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New study: Increased risk of thrombosis among patients with varicose veins – Laser therapy ELVeS® Radial® 2ring especially for varicose vein patients

Patients with varicose veins have four to five times higher risk of thrombosis – New study from Taiwan shows connection – Risk of pulmonary embolism also increased – ELVeS® Radial 2ring method by biolitec® particularly suitable

New study: Increased risk of thrombosis among patients with varicose veins - Laser therapy ELVeS® Radial® 2ring especially for varicose vein patients

ELVeS® Radial® 2ring fiber during the treatment (Source: @biolitec biomedical technology GmbH)

Jena, June 12, 2018 – Longer flight or car journeys, sedentary activities and sitting with bent legs for long periods have an impact on the blood flow. This is sometimes followed by swollen and aching legs. In unfavorable cases, this may even result in thrombosis: a blood clot or thrombus, which can cause pain and, in the worst case, pulmonary embolism. A visit to the doctor is inevitable in case of thrombosis. A connection with the occurrence of thrombosis has now also been discovered concerning varicose veins. Varicose veins are common, but rarely associated with serious health risks. However, a new study* published in February 2018 in Taiwan has shown that there is an association between the presence of varicose veins and the future development of deep vein thrombosis. The data basis for the study was compiled from a Taiwanese health insurance program. The aim was to examine the connection between varicose veins and increased risk of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or peripheral artery disease. Over 200,000 patients diagnosed with varicose veins or treated for varicose veins have been examined during the study. The control group without varicose veins was the same size.

In the group of varicose vein patients, the risk of thrombosis was five times higher than in the group without varicose veins – regardless of sex and age. The study also revealed a 70% higher risk of pulmonary embolism. In the first year after diagnosis, the risk of thrombosis was particularly high, presumably because those affected seek medical help only in cases of severe suffering and have not yet received treatment.

It can be assumed that varicose veins are a sign of a damaged vascular system with an increased risk of inflammation and thrombosis. In the event that acute and chronic venous diseases are diagnosed, the patients should discuss the personal risk with their doctor.

If it turns out that the removal of varicose veins is medically advisable, the minimally invasive therapy with the ELVeS® Radial® 2ring method of biolitec® is also particularly suitable for high-risk patients. With the ELVeS® Radial® method, the surgeon removes the varicose veins with a very fine laser fiber. The specially developed two-phase ring-shaped radiation of the fiber closes the vein from the inside, protecting the surrounding healthy tissue. The treatment is carried out within a short time and usually without general anesthesia. In addition, it enables patients to resume their lifestyle habits quickly.

Patients can find further information on the gentle laser therapy by biolitec® on the website www.info-varicose-vein.com. Information on doctors who apply the ELVeS® Radial® method is available to patients via the e-mail address post@info-varicose-vein.com and by telephone via the biolitec® hotline +49 6172 27159-11.

*ChangSL et al. Association of Varicose Veins With Incident Venous Thromboembolism and Peripheral Artery Disease. JAMA 2018; 319:807-17

A retrospective cohort study using data from the Taiwanese health insurance program. From January 01, 2001, to December 31, 2013, 212,984 varicose vein patients aged 20 years and older and a control group of the same number of patients without varicose veins have been included and compared. Patients previously diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) or peripheral artery disease (PAD) were excluded. The follow-up ended on December 31, 2014.

About biolitec
biolitec® is one of the world“s leading medical technology companies in the field of laser applications and the only provider which possesses all the relevant core competences in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT) – photosensitizers, lasers and fibre optic cables. Besides laser-supported treatment of cancers with the drug Foscan®, biolitec® researches and markets above all minimally invasive, gentle laser procedures.
ELVeS® Radial® (Endo Laser Vein System) is the world“s most-used laser system to treat venous insufficiency. The LEONARDO® diode laser from biolitec® is the first universally applicable medical laser which has a combination of two wavelengths, 980nm and 1470nm, and which can be used across disciplines. The innovative contact fibre XCAVATOR® in conjunction with the LEONARDO® DUAL 200 Watt laser allows in urology a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostate enlargement (BPH). The light-weight LEONARDO® Mini laser weighing only 900 g was developed especially for mobile application on site. Gentle laser applications in the fields of proctology, ENT, gynecology, thorax surgery and pneumology are also part of biolitec®“s field of business. More information available at www.biolitec.com

Contact
biolitec biomedical technology GmbH
Joern Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Str. 15
07745 Jena
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 / 51953-36
Fax: +49 (0) 6172 / 27159-69
E-Mail: joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
Url: http://www.biolitec.com

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www.biolitec.com: New website presents modern medical laser therapies

biolitec® has launched a new website – Functional modern design – Worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive laser therapies – Successful research and development in areas such as phlebology and proctology – 10 years ELVeS®

www.biolitec.com: New website presents modern medical laser therapies

biolitec®_Homepage_en (Source: @biolitec biomedical technology gmbh)

Jena, May 22, 2018 – The developer and manufacturer of medical laser systems for minimally-invasive therapies, biolitec biomedical technology GmbH, has unveiled its new online presence. A modern layout now stands for an adapted innovative website functionality and a better overview of the company’s versatile product and application areas: Thanks to the new tile design, the entire website is structured in a way that the extensive range of medical applications and laser systems of biolitec® can be recognized at first glance.

This principle of fast recognition can be found both in the subject area for doctors and for patients. This, for instance, gives doctors an immediate overview of all biolitec® lasers. For example, if the visitor clicks on the „Dual 100“ tile, he can, due to the simple depiction, see all the therapeutic areas in which this laser can be used.

The same applies to patients: The respective therapy subpages under the menu item „patients“ lead directly to the patient websites adapted to the special needs of patients, such as www.info-varicose-vein.com, which can also be accessed as independent websites.

Founded more than 30 years ago, biolitec® has become one of the world’s leading companies in the field of minimally invasive laser therapies – due to continuous research and development of its products. Thanks to subsidiaries, including in South America and Asia, its innovative laser systems and methods are available for a wide range of applications for gentle and low-intensity treatment options all around the globe. biolitec® lasers are often innovative alternatives to conventional treatment methods in phlebology, proctology, thoracic surgery, urology, gynecology, ENT and orthopedics.

For 10 years now, the unique ELVeS® Radial® 2-ring laser fiber of biolitec®, with its efficient and simple technology, has been convincing in the treatment of varicose veins.

As a result of intensive research, biolitec® has always been able to offer the most modern possibilities in minimally invasive laser medicine. The new LEONARDO® laser family by biolitec® includes the only laser systems available on the market in which two wavelengths can be adjusted and used independently and continuously during the treatment. The universal applicability of the lasers in various fields of application is unique.

Further information on all products and applications of the laser therapies by biolitec® is available directly on the new website www.biolitec.com.

About biolitec
biolitec® is one of the world“s leading medical technology companies in the field of laser applications and the only provider which possesses all the relevant core competences in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT) – photosensitizers, lasers and fibre optic cables. Besides laser-supported treatment of cancers with the drug Foscan®, biolitec® researches and markets above all minimally invasive, gentle laser procedures.
ELVeS® Radial® (Endo Laser Vein System) is the world“s most-used laser system to treat venous insufficiency. The LEONARDO® diode laser from biolitec® is the first universally applicable medical laser which has a combination of two wavelengths, 980nm and 1470nm, and which can be used across disciplines. The innovative contact fibre XCAVATOR® in conjunction with the LEONARDO® DUAL 200 Watt laser allows in urology a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostate enlargement (BPH). The light-weight LEONARDO® Mini laser weighing only 900 g was developed especially for mobile application on site. Gentle laser applications in the fields of proctology, ENT, gynecology, thorax surgery and pneumology are also part of biolitec®“s field of business. More information available at www.biolitec.com

Contact
biolitec biomedical technology GmbH
Joern Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Str. 15
07745 Jena
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 / 51953-36
Fax: +49 (0) 6172 / 27159-69
E-Mail: joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
Url: http://www.biolitec.com