Marjolein Birgitte Maessen-Visch

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Compression therapy and treating venous insufficiency is the standard of care for venous leg ulcers. The need for debridement on healing venous leg ulcers is still debated. Dressings are often used under compression bandages to promote faster healing and prevent adherence of the bandage to the ulcer. A wide range of dressings is available, including modern(More)
- The Dutch guideline on 'Venous disease' comprises four parts: two revised guidelines ('Varicose veins' and 'Venous leg ulcer') and two new guidelines ('Deep venous disease' and 'Compression therapy').- These guidelines were drawn up by a working party made up of representatives from the Dutch Association of Surgeons, the Dutch Society of Vascular Surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE Phlebectomy of varicose tributaries is usually considered an additional treatment after or during saphenous ablation. As phlebectomies alone affect the hemodynamics of the venous system, this treatment can be effective as primary intervention in selected patients. The objective of this study was to analyze hemodynamic, clinical, and(More)
Actinic keratoses (AK) occur frequently; however, real-life clinical data on personalized treatment choice and costs are scarce. This multicentre one-year observational study investigated patient-characteristics, cost and effectiveness of methylaminolaevulinate photodynamic therapy (MAL-PDT), imiquimod (IMI) and 5-fluorour-acil (5-FU) in patients with AKs(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the prevalence of factor V Leiden mutation in patients with chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers, compared with a control group, and to find out whether factor V Leiden mutation is more frequent in patients with chronic venous insufficiency and a history of deep venous thrombosis. DESIGN A case control study. SETTING(More)
Melanosis naeviformis of Becker (MNB) can be associated with hypoplasia of soft tissue or extremities, spina bifida and scoliosis of the vertebral column. We have investigated 50 patients (42 men, 8 women) with MNB radiologically. Scoliosis was diagnosed in 13 patients (26%). The curves of scoliosis varied from 11 degrees to 17 degrees. Physical examination(More)