The team at LUCI uses high-quality scientific evidence to guide patient care. Producing data to demonstrate that new approaches are safe and effective is an important aspect of the work at LUCI. The research activity is led by Professor Walsh. Most patients attending LUCI will be asked to consider taking part in a research study at some point in their treatment course. All improvements in healthcare depend on patients who are willing to take part in research. Many treatment techniques used at LUCI are available only because patients agreed to take part in research projects to prove the treatment works.

Important points for people to note about research at LUCI are:

Participation is voluntary

We aim to provide the best possible care for patients whether they are involved in research or not

Research projects at LUCI are all reviewed and approved by an independent Health Service Executive Research Ethics Committee

Current research work at LUCI includes:

  • A trial to compare two types of vein treatments in ulcer healing
  • A trial to evaluate stocking use after veins procedures
  • A multicentre trial to evaluate routine deep vein testing in patients with venous ulcers
  • A multicentre trial of a new device for treatment of deep vein clots

Current Research Fellows at LUCI

  • Colum Keohane, Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery
  • Mark Twyford, Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery
  • Tom Aherne, Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery

Some recent Publications from LUCI:

Regarding “On-Site-Modified Sheath to Overcome the Undesirable Catheterization of the Profunda Femoris Artery During Antegrade Femoral Access” Journal of Endovascular Therapy

Adopting a value-based healthcare approach to deep venous obstruction and intervention Phlebology

Concomitant vs. Staged Treatment of Varicose Tributaries as an Adjunct to Endovenous Ablation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Does longitudinal or transverse orientation of the ultrasound probe improve cannulation success in minimally invasive venous surgery: A multicentre randomised controlled trial Phlebology