The European burden of primary varicose veins.


BACKGROUND:The treatment of varicose veins has been demonstrated to improve quality of life, alleviate symptoms of depression and treat the complications of venous disease. This study aims to show the studies which contain information regarding the prevalence and distribution of venous disease. Then using the population and prevalence data for venous disease, and considering the cost of treating varicose veins, this study aims to analyse the treatment of varicose veins and assess whether there is a disparity between European countries. METHODS:Relevant papers regarding the prevalence or incidence of venous disease were identified through searches of PubMed (1966 to October 2010). The search terms 'prevalence OR incidence' AND 'varicose veins or venous disease' were used. Population data, prevalence data and the number of varicose vein procedures performed in each country was obtained for 2010. RESULTS:Four studies were included. From calculated values comparing the predicted and actual number of patients requiring treatment for venous disease, the UK, Finland and Sweden are potentially not treating all patients with C2 disease. In contrast to this, all other European countries represented are treating more patients, suggesting that they may be treating additional patients. There was up to a four-fold difference in the numbers of procedures per million population that were performed for varicose veins in different European countries. CONCLUSION:There is a marked disparity across Europe between the predicted number of patients with varicose veins requiring treatment and the actual care given. The factors influencing this need more detailed investigation.






Moore HM,Lane TR,Thapar A,Franklin IJ,Davies AH




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  • Bioimpedance spectroscopy and volumetry in the immediate/short-term monitoring of intensive complex decongestive treatment of lymphedema.

    abstract:AIMS:To assess (a) immediate/short-term outcomes of intensive complex decongestive treatment of lower limb lymphedema, by means of bioimpedance spectroscopy and tape measurement-based volumetry, and (b) correlation between these two methods. PATIENTS AND METHODS:Cohort study on patients affected by unilateral primary ...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cavezzi A,Urso SU,Paccasassi S,Mosti G,Campana F,Colucci R

    更新日期:2020-10-01 00:00:00

  • Clarivein® mechano-chemical ablation an interim analysis of a randomized controlled trial dose-finding study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The ClariVein® system is an endovenous technique that uses mechano-chemical ablation to treat incompetent truncal veins. This study was conducted to identify the ideal Polidocanol dosage and form for mechano-chemical ablation in order to occlude the great saphenous vein. When adhering to safe dosage levels, ...


    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究,随机对照试验


    authors: Lam YL,Toonder IM,Wittens CH

    更新日期:2016-04-01 00:00:00

  • Cross-sectional study on heredity and venous disorders: the end of the dominant maternal heredity dogma?

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the heredity factor of the chronic venous disorders and odds ratio linked to maternal or paternal heredity. METHODS:Cross-sectional epidemiological study conducted in daily practice of medical practitioners on all patients consulting them. The practitioners described the venous status of all pati...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Crebassa V,Roucaute T,Guex JJ,Allaert FA

    更新日期:2016-02-01 00:00:00

  • Clinical results after coil embolization of the ovarian vein in patients with primary and recurrent lower-limb varices with respect to vulval varices.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To study the effect of coil embolization of the insufficient ovarian vein (IOV) on varices of the lower limb (VLL). METHOD:From December 2005 until May 2008, we selected all patients with phlebograms that were performed in our hospital to confirm the diagnosis of insufficiency of the ovarian vein. The CEAP (...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Castenmiller PH,de Leur K,de Jong TE,van der Laan L

    更新日期:2013-08-01 00:00:00

  • Comparison of clinical prediction scores for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis in unselected population of outpatients and inpatients.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The aim of this research was to compare the accuracy of the modified Wells, the Wells, the Kahn, the St. André, and the Constans score for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis of the lower limb in unselected population of outpatients and inpatients. METHOD:The pretest of probability score was employed in c...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sermsathanasawadi N,Suparatchatpun P,Pumpuang T,Hongku K,Chinsakchai K,Wongwanit C,Ruangsetakit C,Mutirangura P

    更新日期:2015-08-01 00:00:00

  • Compliance with compression stockings in patients with chronic venous disorders.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The aim of this large survey was to evaluate non-compliance with compression stockings in chronic venous disorder (CVD) patients. METHOD:A total of 16,770 CVD patients participated in this study. RESULTS:Compression stockings were used by 25.6% of CVD patients and 46.6% of the patients were never prescribed...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ziaja D,Kocełak P,Chudek J,Ziaja K

    更新日期:2011-12-01 00:00:00

  • Paget-Schroetter syndrome: A contemporary review of the controversies in management.

    abstract:AIM:To assess the current evidence, controversies and technologies behind the various approaches and steps in the management of Paget-Schroetter syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS:We performed a narrative review based on a literature search in Embase, Medline, Pubmed and Google Scholar through keyword searching related t...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cai TY,Rajendran S,Saha P,Dubenec S

    更新日期:2020-08-01 00:00:00

  • First Dutch guidelines on lipedema using the international classification of functioning, disability and health.

    abstract::Introduction Lipedema is a chronic, progressive condition that can result in considerable disability. In 2011, the Dutch Society of Dermatology and Venereology organized a task force to create guidelines on lipedema, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health of the World Health Organ...


    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Halk AB,Damstra RJ

    更新日期:2017-04-01 00:00:00

  • Intra-arterial injection of sclerosants: Report of three cases treated with systemic steroids.

    abstract::Intra-arterial injection of sclerosants is a significant but uncommon complication of sclerotherapy that may result in extensive tissue necrosis and in rare cases digit or limb amputation. We have managed three cases in the past 10 years. One patient was referred for immediate treatment following intra-arterial inject...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Parsi K,Hannaford P

    更新日期:2016-05-01 00:00:00

  • Shunt flow of arteriovenous fistulas from plantar artery.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this study was to visualize the shunt flow of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) passing towards the top side of the foot from the plantar artery. METHODS:Colour-flow duplex Doppler ultrasonography was performed in 112 patients who consulted an outpatient clinic with varicose veins and/or symptoms ...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yoshida Y,Fujita M

    更新日期:2011-02-01 00:00:00

  • Compression therapy for venous disease.

    abstract::For centuries, compression therapy has been utilized to treat venous disease. To date it remains the mainstay of therapy, particularly in more severe forms such as venous ulceration. In addition to mechanisms of benefit, we discuss the evidence behind compression therapy, particularly hosiery, in various forms of veno...


    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Attaran RR,Ochoa Chaar CI

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

  • Practice patterns of adjunctive therapy for venous leg ulcers.

    abstract::Objectives Venous leg ulcers (VLU) are the most severe clinical sequelae of venous reflux and post thrombotic syndrome. There is a consensus that ablation of refluxing vein segments and treatment of significant venous obstruction can heal VLUs. However, there is wide disparity in the use and choice of adjunctive thera...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Aziz F,Raffetto JD,Diaz JA,Myers DD Jr,Ozsvath KJ,Carman TL,Lal BK,American Venous Forum (AVF) Research Committee.

    更新日期:2017-02-01 00:00:00

  • Surgery in patients with vascular malformations of the head and neck: value of coagulation disorders.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The surgical treatment of congenital vascular malformations always bears the risk of severe bleeding. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of haemostatic abnormalities in patients with congenital vascular malformations of the head and neck which could additionally complicate the complex su...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wiegand S,Eivazi B,Karger R,Al Kadah B,Sesterhenn AM,Werner JA

    更新日期:2009-02-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluation of static ulcer on lower extremities using wireless wearable near-infrared spectroscopy device: Effect of deep venous thrombosis on TRiggered Angiography Non-Contrast-Enhanced sequence magnetic resonance imaging.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Venous leg ulcers, or static leg ulcers, are chronic wounds associated with ambulatory venous hypertension of the lower extremities as a consequence of venous valve reflux, reduce venous capacitance, poor calf venous pump, heart failure, or in conjunction with venous obstruction. A static ulcer with venous t...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lin BS,Chen CW,Zhou SK,Tseng YH,Wang SC,Huang YK

    更新日期:2020-12-01 00:00:00

  • Venous filling time using air-plethysmography correlates highly with great saphenous vein reflux time using duplex.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Venous filling time (VFT90) is the time taken to reach 90% of the venous volume in the calf. It is recorded by air-plethysmography (APG(®)) and is assumed to measure global venous reflux duration. However, this has never been confirmed by duplex. The aim of the study was to compare VFT on APG to venous reflu...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lattimer CR,Azzam M,Kalodiki E,Geroulakos G

    更新日期:2014-03-01 00:00:00

  • French sclerotherapy and compression: Practice patterns.

    abstract:UNLABELLED:Based on the recommendations of experts, and supported by a low level of proof, compression after sclerotherapy is applied all over the world. OBJECTIVE:Investigating the practice of French vascular physicians for sclerotherapy and the use of post-sclerotherapy compression. METHODS:A questionnaire concerni...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tripey V,Monsallier JM,Morello R,Hamel-Desnos C

    更新日期:2015-10-01 00:00:00

  • Is there a continuing role for traditional surgery?

    abstract::Despite recent NICE guidance there remains a definite role for surgery in the management of varicose veins. A lot of the available evidence that has driven the transformation of care towards endovenous treatments is of good quality yet published by enthusiasts. No endovenous studies have reported long term results as ...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Coughlin PA,Berridge DC

    更新日期:2015-11-01 00:00:00

  • Compression in mixed ulcers: venous side.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:arterial involvement may coexist in about 15-30 of venous ulcers. In this case compression therapy maybe applied, only by expert caregivers, with a reduced pressure which must not overcome the arterial pressure at ankle and foot level. It remains to assess if such a reduced pressure may be effective also o...


    pub_type: 评审


    authors: Mosti G

    更新日期:2014-05-01 00:00:00

  • Physiochemical properties and reproducibility of air-based sodium tetradecyl sulphate foam using the Tessari method.

    abstract::Objectives The objectives were to examine the density, bubble size distribution and durability of sodium tetradecyl sulphate foam and the consistency of production of foam by a number of different operators using the Tessari method. Methods 1% and 3% sodium tetradecyl sulphate sclerosant foam was produced by an experi...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Watkins MR,Oliver RJ

    更新日期:2017-07-01 00:00:00

  • YouTube as a potential source of information on deep venous thrombosis.

    abstract::Background No work has been reported on the use of video websites to learn about deep vein thrombosis and the value of education using them. We examined the characteristics and scientific accuracy of videos related to deep vein thrombosis on YouTube. Methods YouTube was surveyed using no filter and the key words 'deep...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bademci MŞ,Yazman S,Güneş T,Ocakoglu G,Tayfur K,Gokalp O

    更新日期:2017-09-01 00:00:00

  • Early re-presentations and the potential role of catheter-directed thrombolysis in patients diagnosed with a lower limb deep vein thrombosis: a single-centre experience.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) for iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT) restores venous patency, reduces the risk of the post-thrombotic syndrome and may reduce longer term treatment costs. This study assessed the potential role of CDT in patients with DVT with regard to representation following th...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chandra E,Ahmadi M,Bailey MA,Griffin KJ,Berridge DC,Coughlin PA,Scott DJ

    更新日期:2013-12-01 00:00:00

  • Venous leg symptoms in patients with varicocele: A multicenter assessment study (VEIN-TURKEY study).

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study is to evaluate chronic venous disease symptoms by using the Venous Insufficiency Epidemiological and Economic Study-Quality of Life/Symptoms (VEINES-QoL/Sym) questionnaire in varicocele patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS:The study was designed as a prospective, case controlled study and con...


    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Ozturk S,Akbaba KT,Kılıc S,Cıcek T,Peskırcıoglu L,Tandogan I,Gurlek A,Aydemır O,Ilerı M,Yetkın E

    更新日期:2019-03-01 00:00:00

  • Radiofrequency ablation for uncomplicated varicose veins.

    abstract::In recent years, minimally invasive endovenous treatments have gained popularity in the treatment of superficial venous reflux. The perceived advantages of endovenous therapy include reduced pain, high vein occlusion rates, and early return to work and normal activities. Endovenous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) involv...


    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Gohel MS,Davies AH

    更新日期:2009-01-01 00:00:00

  • Pathophysiology of wound healing and alterations in venous leg ulcers-review.

    abstract::Venous leg ulcer (VLU) is one of the most common lower extremity ulcerated wound, and is a significant healthcare problem with implications that affect social, economic, and the well-being of a patient. VLU can have debilitating related problems which require weekly medical care and may take months to years to heal. T...


    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Raffetto JD

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00

  • Effect of three-size too large strong stocking on venous hemodynamics in normal subjects.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To study the differences in impact on venous hemodynamics between larger size strong graduated elastic compression stockings (GECS) and appropriate size strong/moderate GECS. METHOD:In healthy legs fitted for a small (Group S; n = 8) and large (Group L; n = 8) GECS, air plethysmography was performed without...


    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Suehiro K,Morikage N,Murakami M,Yamashita O,Harada T,Ueda K,Samura M,Tanaka Y,Hamano K

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00

  • Competent and incompetent calf perforators in primary varicose veins: a resistant myth.

    abstract::The pathophysiology of calf perforators is presented. Bidirectional flow within calf perforators with a prevailing inward, into deep veins oriented component arises during calf pump activity in varicose vein patients, as evidenced by venous pressure measurements, plethysmographic findings, duplex ultrasonography, and ...


    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Recek C

    更新日期:2016-09-01 00:00:00

  • Mechanochemical tumescentless endovenous ablation: final results of the initial clinical trial.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the ClariVein(®) system that employs mechanochemical ablation of the great saphenous vein (GSV). METHOD:Patients eligible for ablation of the GSV underwent micropuncture access with only local anaesthesia to insert a 4 or 5 Fr sheath. The Cla...


    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Elias S,Raines JK

    更新日期:2012-03-01 00:00:00

  • Foam sclerotherapy techniques: different gases and methods of preparation, catheter versus direct injection.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:Foam sclerotherapy has gained a great popularity among phlebologists worldwide, although a major lack of homogeneity in the material used to produce sclerosant foam (SF) and to inject SF has been reported. AIMS:To highlight the literature data and a few personal clinical and experimental outcomes concerni...


    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Cavezzi A,Tessari L

    更新日期:2009-12-01 00:00:00

  • From lymph to fat: complete reduction of lymphoedema.

    abstract::Liposuction for late-stage lymphoedema remains a controversial technique. While it is clear that conservative therapies such as combined decongestive therapy (CDT) and controlled compression therapy (CCT) should be tried in the first instance, options for the treatment of late-stage lymphoedema that is not responding ...


    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brorson H

    更新日期:2010-10-01 00:00:00

  • Compression to prevent the postthrombotic syndrome.

    abstract::Summary We give an overview on the current literature concerning compression in the prevention of postthrombotic syndrome, including our own investigations of the hemodynamic changes over time in female and male patients. We also describe the evaluation of a combined reflux-occlusion score to predict occurrence of new...


    pub_type: 评审


    authors: Jeanneret C,Aschwanden M,Staub D

    更新日期:2014-05-01 00:00:00