Fake-news-free evidence-based communication for proper vein-lymphatic disease management

Sergio Gianesini, Yung Wei Chi, Chantal Agüero, Deena Alqedrah, Miguel Amore, Mohammad Barbati, Adriana Baturone, Stephen Black, Denis Borsuk, Oscar Bottini, Joseph Caprini, Marylin Chamo, Meena Cherian, Larisa Chernuka, Marianne DE Maeseneer, Josè Diaz, Mark J. Garcia, Kathleen Gibson, Monika Gloviczki, Peter GloviczkiVeronika Golovina, Elena Goranova, Lorena Grillo, Adam Gwozdz, Tobias Hirsch, Emad Hussein, Ernesto Intriago, Houman Jalaie, Aleksandra Jaworucka-Kaczorowska, Ravul Jindal, Matthieu Josnin, Neil M. Khilnani, Dong Ik Kim, Alejandro Latorre, Zaza Lazarashvili, Byung Boong Lee, Luis Leon, Ngoh C. Liew, Kirill Lobastov, Fedor Lurie, Annalisa Maghetti, Erica Menegatti, Kasuo Miyake, Makoto Mo, Sriram Narayanan, Diana Neuhardt, Felizitas Pannier, Alfredo Prego, Eberhard Rabe, Joseph Raffetto, Pauline Raymond-Martimbeau, Laura Redman, Lourdes Reina-Gutierrez, Rodrigo Rial, Stanley Rockson, Marco Romanelli, Fabricio R. Santiago, Raquel A. Santiago, Nuttawut Sermsathanasawadi, Evgeny Shaydakov, Carlos Simkin, Joel Sousa, Julianne Stoughton, Andrzej Szuba, Wassila Taha, Jorge Ulloa, Tomasz Urbanek, Marco Vitale, Marc Vuylsteke, Jinsong Wang, Janaina Weingartner, Spencer Wilson, Takashi Yamaki, Yeejia Ng, Igor Zolotukhin, Armando Mansilha

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Published scientific evidence demonstrate the current spread of healthcare misinformation in the most popular social networks and unofficial communication channels. Up to 40% of the medical websites were identified reporting inappropriate information, moreover being shared more than 450,000 times in a 5-year-time frame. The phenomenon is particularly spread in infective diseases medicine, oncology and cardiovascular medicine. The present document is the result of a scientific and educational endeavor by a worldwide group of top experts who selected and analyzed the major issues and related evidence-based facts on vein and lymphatic management. A section of this work is entirely dedicated to the patients and therefore written in layman terms, with the aim of improving public vein-lymphatic awareness. The part dedicated to the medical professionals includes a revision of the current literature, summing up the statements that are fully evidence-based in venous and lymphatic disease management, and suggesting future lines of research to fulfill the still unmet needs. The document has been written following an intense digital interaction among dedicated working groups, leading to an institutional project presentation during the Universal Expo in Dubai, in the occasion of the v-WINter 2022 meeting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-189
Number of pages101
JournalInternational angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Disinformation
  • Lymphedema
  • Saphenous vein


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