Felix Amsler
University of Bern
Publications 14
Summary. Background: Vein symptoms (VS) entail diffuse leg discomfort and pain coinciding with a perception of weighty or swollen legs. Their traditional classification as a form of venous disease ...
Objective The core symptoms of venous disease include leg discomfort or pain accompanied by sensations of heavy, weighty, or swollen legs. This suggests the presence of a cause and effect relationship between swelling and pain, resulting in the assumption that a venous disorder is responsible. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between leg volume increase and symptoms provoked by a period of stationary standing and also to investigate the effect of medical compression stoc...
6 CitationsSource
#1C BlazekH-Index: 1
#2Felix AmslerH-Index: 9
Last.Torsten WillenbergH-Index: 14
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Objective:Occupational leg symptoms are highly prevalent in the general population and impair the psychic state of health. We investigated hairdressers, a cohort exposed to prolonged standing during work, in a randomized crossover trial. We hypothesized that hairdressers wearing low-strength compression hosiery would benefit from less leg volume increase and discomfort.Methods:One hundred and eight hairdressers were randomized to wear medical compression stockings (MCS; 15–20 mmHg) in a crossove...
24 CitationsSource
Abstract Background Great saphenous vein (GSV) incompetence is involved in the majority of cases of varicose disease. Standardised pre-interventional assessment is required to analyse the relative merit of treatment modalities. We weighed GSV diameter measurement at the sapheno-femoral junction (SFJ) against measurement at the proximal thigh 15 cm distal to the groin (PT), established a conversion factor and applied it to selected literature data. Methods Legs with untreated isolated GSV reflux ...
47 CitationsSource
#1Werner BlättlerH-Index: 10
#2Dieter LüscherH-Index: 1
Last.Felix AmslerH-Index: 9
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2 CitationsSource
#1Rolf P. Engelberger (University of Bern)H-Index: 13
#2Claudia Blazek (University of Bern)H-Index: 1
Last.Torsten Willenberg (University of Bern)H-Index: 14
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Background Leg edema is a common manifestation of various underlying pathologies. Reliable measurement tools are required to quantify edema and monitor therapeutic interventions. Aim of the present work was to investigate the reproducibility of optoelectronic leg volumetry over 3 weeks' time period and to eliminate daytime related within-individual variability.
14 CitationsSource
#1Fabrizio Mariani (UNISI: University of Siena)H-Index: 1
#2Enrico Maria MaroneH-Index: 20
Last.Roberto ChiesaH-Index: 45
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Objectives Postoperative limb compression is widely used after venous surgery to prevent thromboembolism and to reduce hemorrhage, edema, hematoma, and pain. Only limited studies have been published regarding the most adequate postoperative compression therapy after varicose vein surgery. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a new stocking kit used for postoperative limb compression. Methods The study compared the clinical practicability, ease to use, effectiveness, and safety of a postoper...
17 CitationsSource
#1Torsten Willenberg (University of Bern)H-Index: 14
#2Bertrand Lun (JUST: Jordan University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 6
Last.Iris Baumgartner (University of Bern)H-Index: 40
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Abstract Objective To evaluate the ease of application of two-piece, graduated, compression systems for the treatment of venous ulcers. Methods Four kits used to provide limb compression in the management of venous ulcers were evaluated. These have been proven to be non-inferior to various types of bandages in clinical trials. The interface pressure exerted above the ankle by the under-stocking and the complete compression system and the force required to pull the over-stocking off were assessed...
9 CitationsSource
#1Eugenio Brizzio (Grupo México)H-Index: 2
#2Felix AmslerH-Index: 9
Last.Werner Blättler (University of Bern)H-Index: 10
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Objective To compare the proportion and rate of healing, pain, and quality of life of low-strength medical compression stockings (MCS) with traditional bandages applied for the treatment of recalcitrant venous leg ulcers. Methods A single-center, randomized, open-label study was performed with consecutive patients. Sigvaris prototype MCS providing 15 mm Hg-25 mm Hg at the ankle were compared with multi-layer short-stretch bandages. In both groups, pads were placed above incompetent perforating v...
48 CitationsSource
#1Felix Amsler (University of Bern)H-Index: 9
#2Torsten Willenberg (University of Bern)H-Index: 14
Last.Werner Blättler (University of Bern)H-Index: 10
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Objective In search of an optimal compression therapy for venous leg ulcers, a systematic review and meta-analysis was performed of randomized controlled trials (RCT) comparing compression systems based on stockings (MCS) with divers bandages. Methods RCT were retrieved from six sources and reviewed independently. The primary endpoint, completion of healing within a defined time frame, and the secondary endpoints, time to healing, and pain were entered into a meta-analysis using the tools of the...
99 CitationsSource