Goals

Background

Compression therapy is an extremely effective treatment modality, the efficacy of which is frequently underestimated or neglected. There are important areas in medicine in which compression therapy (CT) could be beneficial to patients but is not used because of lack of knowledge of the prescribers. There are countries in which CT has no tradition and is unknown to patients who could profit from it. Only few medical indications for CT are endorsed by evidence based medicine.At the present time it is extremely difficult to convince the vast group of medical people who are not specifically interested or lack knowledge about the merits of good compression, because the arguments in favour of CT are weak, and our standards are vague or non-existent. In addition, patients are often unaware of CT or do not experience the benefits due to poor compliance.As long as we are unable to give the right dosage for the individual patient and as long as we do not agree how this should be measured, then CT will remain an obscure treatment modality, underestimated and underreported.

ICC BOARD

elected at the ICC Meeting in Florence on September 25, 2016

 President
 Giovanni Mosti, Italy
 
                               

 

Vice-Presidents:   
                         

Uwe Meyer, Germany     Martin Abel, Germany

                    

Recorder
Mieke Flour, Belgium

Treasurer
Jean-Patrick Benigni, France

Honorary President
Hugo Partsch, Austria

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Goals: 
Although the ICC does not have any regulatory power, proposals elaborated by joint working groups of experts from the medical field and the industry will hopefully be able to provide a valuable basis for further  improvements of  internationally accepted regulations and guidelines. Working groups consisting of medical experts and representatives of the industry are invited to cooperate in the following activities:

  • Organize meetings in which several problems of common interest to both groups can be discussed,
  • Develop and deliver consensus reports and recommendations,
  • Organize teaching courses on CT ,
  • Guidance on experimental and clinical trials,
  • Plan and coordinate effective communication and education
  • Give recommendations for indications and classification  of compression products.
Topics
Cordinator
Meeting
Publications
       
Compliance in compression therapy

P.CARPENTIER

Joint meeting with SFMV  Interface Group
on compression
Oct 7, 2016
Lyon France
 
Innovations in comoression therapy

G.MOSTI, H.PARTSCH

Joint meeing wihth WUWHS
Sept.25,2016
Florence, Italy
Veins and Lymphatics
2017
Cinderella Indications for compression

G.MOSTI

Joint meeting with AIUC
Sept 27, 2015
Bari, Italy
Veins and Lymphatics 2016
Compression in wound healing

H.PARTSCH

Joint meeting with EWMA
May 14, 2015
London
EWMA Journal
Patient orientated compression

N. DEVOOGDT,
CH.MOFFATT

May13, 2014
Maastricht
In preparation
Classification of compression stockings

M. NEUMANN
H.PARTSCH

May 17, 2013
Copenhagen 
Int Angiol. 2016 Apr;35(2):122-8
Intermittent pneumatic compression and
innovative inelastic devices

F. LURIE
H. PARTSCH

Sept. 8, 2013
Boston, USA
JVS Venous and Lymphatic Disorders 2/2014:469-76


Stiffness of compression devices

 

G. MOSTI, H. PARTSCH May 25, 2012
Vienna
Veins and Lymphatics 2013,1

Dogmas in compression therapy

 

M. FLOUR, H. PARTSCH May 27, 2011
Brussels
Int Wound J
2013;10:516-26

Compression therapy in chronic oedema of the lower extremities

 

N. STOUT, H. PARTSCH March 26, 2010
Brighton 
Int Angiology
2012,31:316-29 

Compression therapy in breast cancer related lymphoedema (BCRL).

 

H.PARTSCH, N.STOUT June 13, 2009,
Ponzano
Int Angiology 2010;29:442-53
Effects of compression therapy, experimental proof

H.PARTSCH, G.MOSTI

Sept 13, 2008, Lucca

Int Angiology
2010; 29: October issue

Indications for compression therapy

H.PARTSCH, A.CORNU-THENARD

May 19, 2007, Vienna
Nov 24, 2007, Paris

Int Angiol 2008;27:193-219

Classification of compression bandages

H.PARTSCH, M.CLARK

Oct 4, 2006, Rostock

Dermatol Surg 2008;34:600-09

Guidelines for testing compression material

 

E.RABE

Sept 17, 2005, Cologne

EJVES 2008 ;35 :494-500

Education and publicity

 

JP.BENIGNI June 3, 2005, Maastricht Phlébologie 2006;59:179-86
Interface pressure and stiffness measurement in vivo H.PARTSCH, M.CLARK Jan 27-29, 2005, Vienna Dermatol Surg, 2006;32:224-33
       
       

 

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