Pneumatic Compression Therapy

VasoCARE aggressively researches new devices for the treatment of Lymphedema, Venous Stasis Ulcers, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Claudication Limb Pain, PTS, and the prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis. Clinical studies are a valuable tool in evaluating efficacy and optimal use of our devices.


Tissue fluid pressure and flow in the subcutaneous tissue in lymphedema – hints for manual and pneumatic compression therapy. Waldemar L Olszewski, M.D., Ph.D., Pradeep Jain, M.D., Ph.D., Govinda Ambujam, M.D., Ph.D., Marzanna Zaleska, M.B., Marta Cakala, M.B., and Tomasz Gradalski, M.D., Ph.D.; Phlebolymphology 2010; 17 (3): 144-150

MLD OR PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION? THE EVIDENCE BEHIND THE ACTUAL SCIENCE. Waldemar L Olszewski, M.D., Ph.D., Surgical Research and Transplantation, Medical Research Center, Warsaw, Poland. White Paper - 2014

Anatomical distribution of tissue fluid and lymph in soft tissues of lower limbs in obstructive lymphedema, – hints for physiotherapy. Waldemar Olszewski, MD, Pradeep Jain, MD, Govinda Ambujam, MD, Marzanna Zaleska, MD, Marta Cakala, MD; Phlebolymphology, 2009; 16 (3): 283-289.

Effectiveness of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression for the Treatment of Venous Ulcers in Subjects with Secondary Lymphedema. Oscar M. Alvarez PhD1, Martin Wendelken DPM, Lee Markowitz DPM, and Christopher Comfort MD; Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care, Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY., Power point presentation.

Hemodynamic alterations in venous blood flow produced by external pneumatic compression; Herbert Janssen, PhD; Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 1993; 34: 441-7.

A Comparison of Compression Pumps in the Treatment of Lymphedema. John J. Bergan, MD, Stephen Sparks, MD, and Niren Angle, MD; Vascular Surgery: Vol: 32, Number 5, 455-462.

Dose response of compression therapy for chronic venous edema—high pressures are associated with greater volume reduction: Two randomized clinical studies; Wolfgang Vanscheidt, MD; Alexandra Ukat, MD, Hugo Partsch, MD; J. Vasc. Surg 2009: 395-402.

Importance and Advantages of Intermittent External Pneumatic Compression Therapy in Venous Stasis Ulceration; Ufuk Alpagut, MD; Angiology – Volume 56: 19-23, 2005.

Evaluation of two different intermittent pneumatic compression cycle settings in the healing of venous ulcers: A randomized trial. Nikolovska, Arsovski, Damevska, Gocev, Pavlova; Medical Science Monitor, 2005, vol. 11, n 7, pp. CR337-CR343

Results of an Observational Longitudinal Retrospective Study; Eric J. Lullove DPM and Oscar M. Alvarez PhD, Centers for Curative and Palliative Wound Care, Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY. Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY and West Boca Medical Center, Boca Raton, FL Vein Magazine 2014

Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy for Patients with Breast Carcinoma-Associated Lymphedema, A Randomized, Prospective Study of a Role for Adjunctive Intermittent Pneumatic Compression; Andrzel Szuba, MD, PH D, Radha Achalu, MD, Stanley G. Rockson, MD; Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders, Stanford, CA. Cancer; 2002, Vol. 95, Number 11; 2260-2267.

Pressures and Timing of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices for Efficient Tissue Fluid and Lymph Flow in Limbs with Lymphedema; Marzanna Zaleska, PhD., Waldemar L. Olszewski, M.D., Ph. D., Pradeep Jain, MD, Sashi Gogia, MD, Arun Rekha, MD., Samsita Mishra, RN, and Marek Durlik, MD.; Lymphatic Research and Biology, Volume 11, Number 4, 2013