Venous Top 10 Priorities (priority setting in association with the JLA)
A final workshop was held 27th September 2021 and brought together patients and healthcare professionals to jointly agree a priority list for venous research.
- How can all patients be given the opportunity to access the specialist assessment and treatment they need?
- How can awareness and education of venous disease be improved?
- How can leg symptoms and tissue damage be prevented and treated in people with deep venous disease including deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- How can varicose veins be prevented from happening or coming back after treatment?
- How can the number of patients actually using compression treatment be improved?
- How can leg symptoms and tissue damage be prevented and treated in people with superficial venous disease?
- How can venous leg ulcers be made to heal more quickly?
- What is the best type of compression for patients with venous disease and how do we improve compliance?
- How can pain be better controlled in venous leg ulcers?
- How common is pelvic vein incompetence and is treatment effective?
The following questions were also discussed and put in order of priority at the workshop:
- How can the early detection of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) be improved?
- What is the most effective treatment for varicose veins?
- Will a greater understanding of the bacteria living in venous leg ulcers result in less infection and/or greater wound healing?
- What is the best way to prevent blood clots in the deep veins or lungs (DVT or PE) following treatment of varicose veins?