Microcirculation in chronic venous insufficiency : [E-Book] 15th Bodensee Symposium on Microcirculation, Lindau, June 1998 / vol. ed.: K. Messmer.
Messmer, Konrad
Basel : Karger, 1999
Online-Ressource X + 216 S.
Progress in applied microcirculation ; 23
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TThis volume contains expert articles on the physiology and function of the microvascular and microlymphatic systems, the physiology of microvascular fluid filtration and reabsorption, interactions between blood cells and the microvascular endothelium, and molecular mechanisms of leukocyte activation. The therapeutic goals in chronic venous insufficiency include reduction of postischemic leukocyte-endothelial cell interaction, repair of microvascular barrier and improvement of microlymphatic drainage. In addition to measures to counteract inflammatory reactions elicited by local ischemia, surgical procedures such as transplantation of lymph vessels and subfascial division of perforating veins by an endoscopic approach are reviewed.Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides the first synopsis of the role of microcirculatory disturbances in chronic venous insufficiency. It will be of particular interest to phlebologists, angiologists, dermatologists, gerontologists, vascular, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, and general physicians.