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January 7, 2017

Author:David M Grosser, MB BS FRACS

Lots of our patients when prescribed aspirin choose to use coated aspirin whether or not they have a history of peptic ulcer disease or aspirin intolerance. This is a trend supported generally by the primary practitioner.

This has been...

January 7, 2017

This Group of Researchers have discovered a high risk of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke associated with the use of Calcium Supplements and demonstrated no significant benefit with their use.

Their evidence demonstrates you should not be using elemental Calcium Supple...

January 7, 2017

Popliteal vein compression syndrome the MAIN cause of DVT

Dr David M Grosser MB BS FRACS FRCS(London)

Senior Consultant EndoVascular/ Vascular Surgeon,

Gold Coast, Queensland, AUSTRALIA


Affects at least 20% of our Population

Popliteal vein compress...

January 7, 2017

Injection Compression sclerotherapy +/- Ultrasound Guidance

The principle is to inject a substance which destroys the inside lining of the vein, causing it to become like a wound as the special cells that prevent "stickyness", the intima, are removed. A compression band...

January 7, 2017

Varicose Veins -  Principles of Treatment -

                                SURGERY / RF HEAT ABLATION

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Many abnormal veins are unsightly but cause no symptoms. Others can cau...

January 7, 2017

VARICOSE VEINS Exist in many different forms and distributions.
Trunk veins in the skin in two major areas, the long or great saphenous attached at the groin and the short or lesser saphenous which attaches usually at the back of the knee to the Popliteal Vein but in m...

January 7, 2017

Varicose Veins
The term describes a broad diverse group of conditions associated with enlarged malfunctioning veins. The normal function of a vein is to provide a one way return back to the heart for blood that has been delivered to the tissues by the arteries. The one...

January 10, 2013

Why is it that the standardised way of assessing the popliteal vein is carried out in the standing position when general understanding and observation demonstrate DVT occurs in the recumbent position?


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Heart Attacks and Stroke not protected in 50% by Coated Aspirin (Cartia and Astrix) - Use Soluble Aspirin Instead!

January 7, 2017

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