(redirected from venous stasis)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.


A cessation of the normal flow of blood or other body fluids.



a stoppage or diminution of the physiological contents in the lumen of a tubular organ. The different types of stasis include stasis of the blood, or hemostasis (generally capillary or venous), stasis of the feces, or coprostasis, urinary stasis, and lym-phostasis. Stasis may result from the action of chemical and physical factors and bacterial toxins, from an impairment of blood-vessel innervation, and from a change in blood composition. Persistent hemostasis may cause tissue necrosis.

References in periodicals archive ?
To reduce hypercoagulability and venous stasis and therefore prevent the likelihood of DVT immediately after injury, a number of interventions are commonly employed: low dose anticoagulants, physiotherapy (passive movements and mobilization), pressure stockings, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, alternating pressure devices (inflatable boots or sleeves) and optimal hydration (Campagnolo and Merli 2002, Green et al 2003, Riklin et al 2003).
Predisposing Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolism[1,6,25] Primary Risk Factors Antithrombin III deficiency Deficit of Factor XII Dysfibrinogenemia Plasminogen disorders Protein C and S deficiency Secondary Risk Factors Age over 40 years Cerebrovascular disease or congestive heart failure Immobilization (confinement in bed, postoperative state) Inflammatory bowel disease Leg edema, ulcers, varicose veins, venous stasis Long bone or pelvic fracture Lupus anticoagulant Malignancy Nephrotic syndrome Obesity Polycythemia rubra vera Pregnancy Prior thromboebolism Sepsis
More broadly, our rC7 technology shows promise across a range of dermatologic conditions including diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and similar conditions where collagen type VII could help accelerate chronic wound healing.
Bernstein MD FACS ofLas Vegas, Nevada, USA discussed case presentations for venous stasis ulcers contraindicated with other treatment modalities.
Travelers on long flights are at risk for the "economy class syndrome," involving edema, venous stasis, and possible deep vein thrombosis.
Novitas, a Part A and Part B contractor, has updated their respective Local Coverage Determinations to cover DermACELL AWM, an acellular dermal matrix (ADM), for the treatment of non-progressing diabetic foot ulcers and venous stasis ulcers.
In a recent clinical trial, the material was found to speed the healing of venous stasis wounds in eight out of the 12 patients enrolled in the trial.
LONDON, November 14 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than a century now, compression therapy has been successfully used in Europe, proving to be the best treatment option for venous stasis ulcers.
Risk factors for DVT in these patients include prolonged periods of bed rest leading to venous stasis, either as treatment for the fractures or as a result of extraskeletal injuries such as pulmonary contusion, spinal cord injuries, and abdominal trauma.
For example, our Warm-Up(r) active wound therapy(r) system is designed to treat pressure, diabetic and venous stasis ulcers, many of which are hypothermic, which delays wound healing and impairs the normal function of the immune system.
Most importantly, it creates venous stasis distally to the pack that can cause thrombosis and could therefore be a setup for significant postoperative sequelae.
The System is also indicated for enhancing blood circulation; reducing edema; diminishing post-operative pain and swelling; reducing wound healing time; the treatment of stasis dermatitis, venous stasis ulcers, and arterial and diabetic leg ulcers; and the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency.