Wound and Vascular News

The What, Why and How of Varicose Veins

First things first: The What

We have all experienced being stuck in a traffic jam at some point in our lives. That jam is usually caused by a problem causing blockade on the road. The blockade results in the choking of traffic on the route. In our body, our blood is like the many drivers that travel each day and the vessels or the tubes are the roads that are spread across the body. 


Veins are the roads that bring the weary travelers back home from work. Medically speaking, […]

2019-11-12T10:13:22+00:00November 12th, 2019|

October Case Study

This is a 75 year old female with a history of significant left arm swelling of a chronic nature, with heaviness, tiredness, swelling, tingling of the left arm that developed after a port placement via the left subclavian approach for her breast cancer chemotherapy.  The porta-cath was removed post-treatment.  Following this, she developed significant swelling of the left arm with symptoms as mentioned.  On physical exam. there was 5 cm circumferential differential between the left and the right arm, with left arm being larger.  Ultrasound of the left arm suggested possible left axillary […]
2019-10-08T19:21:14+00:00October 8th, 2019|

Critical Limb Ischemia

This is a patient with a history of critical limb ischemia. She had no significant out flow. She had large vascular ulcers. She had limb pain of significant nature. After recanalization and stenting, her pain finished significantly. She was then treated with sessions of hyperbaric and was managed by our wound care team and now on her way to recovery.

2019-10-01T20:08:57+00:00September 20th, 2019|

Traumatic Hematoma to Left Leg

Healing process of a patient referred to us for a traumatic hematoma on their left leg. Patient was seen by both Dr. Siddique for vascular management and by Dr. Niezgoda for wound care management. We are happy to announce that the patient has healed!

2019-08-08T20:29:52+00:00August 8th, 2019|

AZH Specialists Selected as Faculty Lecturers at 2018 NCVH and APWCA Conferences

Dr. Niezgoda and Dr. Siddique, along with Vicky Magnan, OTR were selected as faculty in the wound, vascular, and lymphedema fields, adding to the robust and distinguished faculty chosen to lecture at the 2018 American Professional Wound Care Association Conference. The APWCA conference was held September 6-8, and is a nationally recognized clinical conference, drawing hundreds of medical professionals.

The AZH center was also represented by Brandon Hoffman, BS and Jonathan Niezgoda, MA. Discussing an exciting new technology in the wound care field, Hoffman and Niezgoda presented on Near Infrared Spectroscopy, you can […]

2018-10-24T16:28:54+00:00October 24th, 2018|

Landmark EVRA Trial Provides First Level 1 Evidence for Early Endovenous Ablation




The first full results of the Early Venous Reflux Ablation (EVRA) ulcer study were presented at the Charing Cross Symposium (CX; 24-27 April, London, UK). The presentation was accompanied by simultaneous publication in the New England Journal of Medicine after the session.

The randomised trial revealed that early endovenous ablation outperforms deferred treatment in healing leg ulcers. It shows early ablation of superficial venous reflux results in faster healing of venous leg ulcers and patients having much more time free from ulcers than deferred […]

2018-10-23T20:01:15+00:00May 2nd, 2018|