Veins and Lymphatics 2020-03-31T20:47:16+00:00 Paola Granata Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Veins and Lymphatics</strong> is an online-only, international, Open Access peer-reviewed journal which publishes scientific papers about venous and lymphatic diseases. Open issues and debates about epidemiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of vein and lymphatic diseases are constantly present in our project. <a href="/index.php/vl/about">Read more</a></p> <p>This journal does not apply the article processing charge&nbsp;to Authors as it is supported by private funds.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Technical note for post processing of jugular venous pulse, central venous pressure and velocity trace 2020-03-31T20:47:16+00:00 Valentina Tavoni <p>In this paper an original reasoning about the post processing elaboration of medical studies is presented. The aim is to suggest a method to extrapolate numerical information from clinical images. The here described elaboration is referred to ultrasound examination of internal jugular veins and central venous pressure (CVP) measures. Firstly, the operator has to collect clinical images following precise indications, then specific techniques are applied to analyze the stored data and extrapolate quantifiable measures. Analyzing the studies with ImageJ software, jugular venous pulse, velocity, CVP and electrocardiogram traces can be drown in detail. Then, significant details can be highlighted using Matlab software. Finally, using R software, the traces can be cropped, aligned and synchronized together. The obtained results allow the operator to compare different kinds of traces of the same subject, or the same type of traces between a particular group of subjects. Before using these contents, everyone is invited to verify the accuracy of assumptions, calculations and conclusions.</p> 2020-03-31T08:55:13+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Podoconiosis, a neglected lymphatic tropical disease 2020-03-25T20:46:31+00:00 Paolo Zamboni Mirko Tessari <p>Podoconiosis causes a painful massive swelling of the lower limbs, bilaterally and asymmetrically. It is caused by exposure to particles common in soils of volcanic origin and is second only to lymphatic filariasis as the leading cause of tropical lymphoedema. An estimated 4 million people live with podoconiosis globally in 32 potentially endemic countries. Podoconiosis is associated with positive family history of podoconiosis, bare foot, gender, poor housing condition, foot hygiene, income and educational status of the affected patients. There are also cultural barriers involved in maintaining a high epidemiology of the disease. Podoconiosis was never been prioritized either in intervention or research programmes. This may be due to the lack of resources for new health initiatives, which is a common problem in the low-income tropical countries in which this disease is present. Only Ethiopia, Cameroon, and Rwanda report podoconiosis within their routine health management information systems.We believe that comprehensive podoconiosis control strategies such as promotion of footwear and personal hygiene are urgently needed in endemic countries in the African Region. Mapping, active surveillance and a systematic approach to the monitoring of disease burden must accompany the implementation of podoconiosis control activities.</p> 2020-03-25T12:08:41+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Restless legs syndrome, anxiety, and depression in phlebology practice 2020-03-05T18:50:27+00:00 Konstantin Mazayshvili Kseniya Kiyan Alexey Sukhanov Yury Gustelev <p>The aim was to analyze the prevalence and overlapping of chronic venous disorders, restless legs syndrome, anxiety and depressive conditions. There were 582 subjects enroll; 450 (77.5%) women and 132 (22.5%) men (mean age 45.0). The examination included a physical exam with ultrasound scanning, restless legs syndrome questionnaire, and the hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS). The prevalence of chronic venous disorders was in 82.6% subjects, restless legs syndrome - 13.9%, anxiety - 28% and depression - 8.6%. Chronic venous disorders were more frequent in anxious patients (34%; P&lt;0.05) vs non-anxious (25%; P&lt;0.05). Significant interrelations between chronic venous disorders and depression were not found (P&gt;0.05). Anxiety and depression were significantly more frequent in patients with restless leg syndrome (anxiety 54.3% vs non-anxiety 23.8%, P&lt;0.001; depression 24.7% vs non-depression 6%, P&lt;0.001). There were not relevant interrelations between chronic venous disorders and restless leg syndrome or anxiety/depression. Anxiety and depressive were significantly correlated with restless legs syndrome.</p> 2020-03-05T14:11:28+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##